From the Longaberger Message Board
Very applicable to all Direct Sales Consultants!
Six Types of Consultants
1. Friends & Family Consultant
Likes the idea of buying products for personal use
at consultant discounts. Sells to neighbors, friends, relatives, etc.
through catalog orders and home shows.
2. Short-Term Consultant
Sells for a short period of time. Wants to earn a
specified amount. Stops when he/she's reached his/her goal.
3. Hobby Consultant
Loves doing home shows and earning extra money when
it's convenient. Works a lot some months and less other months.
4. On-Site Consultant
Works for a company with lots of employees who love
Longaberger®. Makes it convenient for everyone to order and to earn
extra income too.
5. Part-Time Consultant
Part-time, consistent consultant who desires to
make a specified monthly income to pay for nursery school, college
tuition, car payment, etc.
6. Business-Building Consultant
Views Longaberger® as a viable career; knows it
can provide a full time income. Pursues management and wants to move
up the career ladder. Works at her business in a consistent and
on-going manner - it's a real job!
Too often leaders in any Direct Sales Company are ONLY
concerned with #6 and do not realize that every type of consultant is
important to their business and profitable in their own way.
I would add a 7th type of consultant to the list;
one that is a conglomerate of all 6 of these types at any given point in
his/her direct sales career; but above and beyond any of the 6 reasons
to be a consultant, believes in the deeper and unseen reasons to remain
in the industry, the opportunity to share knowledge, support, and
motivation with others, giving them the opportunity to discover in
themselves that paycheck of the heart when you know you've changed
someone's life for the better.
Whatever your motivation for trying out a direct
sales company, believe in it enough to give yourself every opportunity
to succeed. If you're going to try something, try it 100%! Belinda
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