I’m here to break the stereotypes of direct sales. I think that the most perpetuated stereotype is that those who join direct sales are mostly stay-at-home-moms. This is definitely not true. I’ve come up with the 5 groups of people who join the direct sales industry. Of course, everyone comes from all walks of life and does things for different reasons.
So here we go…
- Stay at Home Mom: Let’s face it, daycare is expensive. A lot of the time, it just makes more financial sense for mom (or dad) to stay home. If we have one more child, it would be cheaper for me to stay home too. They may still want to contribute to the family budget or have some extra spending money.
- Working Mom: Again, daycare is expensive and eats up a lot of your paycheck (I should know). So maybe you need just a little extra to help cushion your wallet. Maybe your kids are older and participate in activities. Those activity fees and equipment needs can really add up.
- College age individuals: College is expensive, too. I remember some textbooks cost about $100 a piece! Let’s face it, unless you’re independently wealthy, you could use some extra money just about anytime. **With Origami Owl, kids as young as 12 can join under adult supervision as an Owlette. How awesome it that?
- Retirees: Maybe you’re reaching the end of your career path. You might want something to just keep you busy or maybe you do need a little extra money to help you live comfortably in retirement. My director was able to retire her husband. Now that is love!
- Just because: Now this category has nothing to do with money. Remember I said people have all different reasons and some may fall into this category. There are those who love the product and want to get it at a discount. There are those who just want something for themselves. Something that takes them out of the role of wife, mom or employee. Maybe you just want to get out and make some friends. I get paid to party, literally! 🙂
Okay, I thought of an additional one.
BONUS: Seasonal workers: It’s mid May and school will be letting out soon. Teachers are often unemployed for several months. Many do their best to prepare, but sometimes things happen that can’t be anticipated. *If you fall into this category, be sure to check your company’s requirements regarding sales quotas and activity requirements.
I hope you continue to join me on my journey. You can follow me on other platforms too!