Direct Selling Comparison Worksheet

Written by Diane Drayer

When you start your search forrepparttar perfect Direct Selling or Home Party Line business, here are some valuable questions to ask when comparing companies and opportunities:

1) Start up cost should be minimal. Start up cost in direct selling and network marketing companies are usually modest and mainly to coverrepparttar 117213 cost ofrepparttar 117214 sales kit. What is their start up cost? What comes inrepparttar 117215 kit?

2) Some companies require a monthly purchase. Is there a monthly minimum purchase requirement and if so, how much isrepparttar 117216 monthly investment?

3) Most companies submitrepparttar 117217 local state sales tax, however, there are a few that do not. Will I be required to submit my own state sales tax?

4) Check with each company regarding their return policy. This will be vital to your business. Can I return unwanted or damaged products and if so, what isrepparttar 117218 return policy?

5) Do you have a "buy-back" policy? Some companies offer to "buy-back" unsold marketable products purchased withinrepparttar 117219 12 months prior, should you decide to quitrepparttar 117220 business for 90% ofrepparttar 117221 price you originally paid. Do they offer a "buy-back" policy?

6) Some companies require Independent Representatives to pay for portions ofrepparttar 117222 Hostess gifts, etc. You should know upfront whether part of your commission earned will go to cover these cost. This will reducerepparttar 117223 actual amount of commissions earned. Am I required to cover part ofrepparttar 117224 Hostess Gifts or pay admin fees, etc.?

7) It is always smart to compare catalog and supplies cost as they vary by company. What do your catalogs and paperwork cost?

8) Customer shipping charges are important to your business and can vary greatly from company to company. What arerepparttar 117225 customer shipping charges?

9)It is customary for companies to have a monthly or quarterly sales requirement to stay active and/or receive overrides. What isrepparttar 117226 monthly/quarterly requirements?

10)If you plan to participate in local fairs, festivals or events, you will want to know whetherrepparttar 117227 company allows you to sell "cash & carry." Many will not as they prefer Representatives to provide one on one customer support and book to increase sales. Do you allow Representatives to sell products at local fairs and events?

Frustrated Internet Marketer?.....Here's how you can

Written by C.C. Collins

Frustrated Internet Marketer?.....Here's how you can turn frustration into "Dollars Inrepparttar Bank"

Are you a frustrated internet marketer? Do you spend countless hours and dollars trying one thing after another in order to market your product or an affiliate program or two? Then it's very likely that you, at some point, have become a citizen ofrepparttar 117212 nation of Frustration.

No one is born an internet marketer.Eveyone starts somewhere. Forrepparttar 117213 vast majority of us creating another company or developing a totally new marketing idea or even an original product just isn't inrepparttar 117214 cards. A very small percentage of very creative people do accomplish these things. Fortunately though forrepparttar 117215 rest of us,repparttar 117216 "internet marketing for dummies" crowd, we don't have to rely on such sparks of genius in order to make a very respectable living online.

Don't get me wrong, there's nothing at all wrong with creating your own product. In fact, it's great if you can! There are abundunt sources onrepparttar 117217 net to assist you in doing so if that is your desire. Onrepparttar 117218 other side ofrepparttar 117219 coin though, there are thousands and thousands of existing products and services that we can market for a share ofrepparttar 117220 profits. The question is what? and how?

There are so many exaggerated offers that bombard us every day. I'm probably no different than you in that I'm deluged daily with insane claims and ridiculous, obviously false but never-the-less enticing, promises.

When I first became "hooked" onrepparttar 117221 financial potential ofrepparttar 117222 internet I was consumed with desire and exploding with one potential idea after another none of which I had a clue as to how they could be successfully implemented. Naturally I jumped intorepparttar 117223 first thing that looked exciting. After a few weeks of not making any money or not even getting any responses, I jumped torepparttar 117224 next great idea still believing in my heart that my desire for serious income was only a few clicks and a few weeks away. Keep in mind, at that time, I was a complete newbie.

Fast forward about a year. I'm still struggling. I still believe but now I'm really starting to get frustrated. I happen accross many ofrepparttar 117225 same people I met a year ago who, like me, are hopping from one opportunity to another yet never committing long enough to make anything really work. Just like me they hadn't constructedrepparttar 117226 proper foundation nor given success a fair chance, time wise. Yes, it can be brutal when you finally realize this about yourself but, I can tell you, it'srepparttar 117227 beginning of your way out.

One ofrepparttar 117228 bigggest problems starring anyone who is desiring to "make it" onrepparttar 117229 internet is utter confusion and massive information overload. Typically we grasp at straws and, without a master plan or adequate foundation join this or that service in an earnest effort to get our business going.

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