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Direct selling: anyone got any views?

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WinkyWinkola Sun 10-Nov-13 23:17:22

I've not worked outside the home since 2005.

I'm casting about for family friendly work.

Direct selling could be possible. A friend sells clothes and makes a few £.

I was thinking underwear. Bra

Does anyone have any direct selling experience or views they would care to share, please?

2madboys Mon 11-Nov-13 10:27:50

I do Phoenix Trading - direct selling cards, giftwrap and stationery. I took this on when my main job was very quiet but I didn't want to leave. Good sides: Lovely products, meeting new people, very flexible, a little extra money, can build a business at my own pace.
Bad sides: Constantly having to motivate myself and find new customers, can get rather chaotic at busy times.
Mostly I love it. Think about what you are selling very carefully though - our products have a very low price and are a good repeat purchase. I don't feel that people are doing me a favour by buying from me as they cant' get a similar product cheaper elsewhere (not of the same quality, anyway). People need lots of cards (generally), over and over again.

queenofpuddings Tue 12-Nov-13 14:30:06

i do direct selling too, Jamie at home and i love it, it works around the kids and is good fun too, it gets me out of the home

it is hard work and you do have to be self motivated

jennyokane Fri 14-Mar-14 17:23:11

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