3 Ways to Help Your Direct-Sales Friends (without buying anything)!
I’m a direct-sales consultant myself – I sell for Usborne Books and you can find my shop here – but I know that not all of my friends are going to be interested in my books or have the money to really put toward buying anything. However, there are still ways that I would really appreciate their help, and I thought I’d share three of them today!
1. Host a Party
Whether the party is at your home or online, by hosting, you are giving your friend an outlet to talk about her business and the products. Usually hosts can earn rewards based on how many sales their party earns. This means you get the chance to earn the products – free of charge! Parties are a big way for direct-sales consultants to expand their business and make money, because they are showing off the products to more than one person.
The hope is that most of them will buy something – which gives the consultant money – but they also hope one of the guests will host their own party in order to earn free rewards! This helps expand the business and put the products in front of another, new audience. By hosting a party, you show your friend you want to help them succeed, even if you can’t currently buy anything.Find out how to help your direct-sales friends WITHOUT buying anything! Click To Tweet
2. Spread the Word
This could go along with hosting a party – you’d be spreading the word by inviting guests. However, maybe a party just isn’t for you! You can still help out by spreading the word. Maybe mention to some friends or family members that you know someone selling XYZ and would they be interested in either learning more or buying the product?
Perhaps your direct-sales friend has a deal going on – make sure you let people know, either in person or even via your Facebook! Sharing online is quick and easy, but it can have big impact. Just make sure you include a link to your friend’s website or tag them personally in the post so interested readers can easily get in touch!
3. Support Them
Support doesn’t always have to be in monetary form, even with direct-sales friends. Sometimes they just need someone to bounce ideas off of, or even vent here and there! Perhaps you can give ideas on how they can expand their business or reach more potential clients. You don’t have to buy the product if you don’t want to, or don’t have the money to.
This is still your friend and letting them know that you believe in them and want them to succeed will go a long way. After all, whether a full time job or a side hustle, direct-sales is still a business venture. Consultants need friends and/or family to be there for them, rooting them on and picking them up when things go wrong.
How else can you help your direct-sales friends without actually buying their product?