So I signed up to a direct selling business in September last year. I have made my money back & don't regret it -it gave me something to do at a low point of my life. I was a bored sahm and needed something 'else'to do. But I haven't made much out of it. I like the product & so does everyone who sees it, but it is a bit pricey (£35) and people just haven't got the money to spend. Not sure whether to give it up now or really try & push a bit harder. If I give up now I think I will have wasted everything that I've done so far I need people to host parties for me really and I am not bolshy enough to push people to hold them AIBU in thinking you need to be pushy to succeed in direct selling and 'nice' people just can't do it? By nice I mean a bit shy and non-pushy, no offence intended x
YANBU - it's the 'pestering' of other people (esp friends) that puts me off the idea. I would never go to one of these things to buy anything precisely because the stuff is always so much more expensive than anything you can buy in the shops or online yourself so why would you do it to yourself? And so there I would be unable to ask people to do it - I'm sure that pretty soon people would start darting off in the other direction when they saw you coming. Dreadful.
The thing is there are so many rules.... 1. I can't tell you what the company is because it could be construed as advertising, which mumsnet doesn't allow. 2.I have got a facebook group, but it hasn't proved very successful 3. We're not allowed to advertise giveaways or prizes, so MrsMangle and Caja I can't do those things :-( Its so that all consultants have a level playing field and we don't start undercutting each other, makes sense, but also very frustrating! 4. I've joined all sorts of forums & groups but you can't advertise products on them so doesn't really help
I need to do parties I think and just don't think I'm cut out for that <sigh>
FLP is springing to mind from the OP. I know someone who earns a fortune selling that. They tried to get me signed up but from what I've seen you need plenty of rich friends to make it work, which I don't have.