Okay, that’s a good question. While everyone who starts a business looks to make an income, the most successful of these will do it for another reason. I could give you a list of how much money changed hands in the field, but that would only give you what you may already know. If you are looking to make an income, either part or full-time, then you have already done your research when it comes to how much you can earn. But you may still have doubts before you get started; so you know that money can’t possibly be the only reason to become a distributor. One of the best reasons to begin your business hinges on you. Yep, you got it. It all comes down to what you think of the product, how much you believe in it, and what your goals are.
What do you think of the product? In order to effectively sell something you must believe in it. Granted your personal tastes won’t matter in the actual selling. Let’s face it, we all know someone who can sell just about anything. But to be believable you have to have faith that the product will sell nicely. If you are looking to join forces with a certain company to become a distributor, then you should know that company well. So well that you are currently, or have been in the past, a customer yourself. That much belief and dedication to a product will give you a good head-start on being a distributor for them.
How much do you believe in the product? If you are familiar with the product, then as previously mentioned, you already have an advantage when it comes to this question. Your motives for wanting to become a distributor are clear. But if this is a new product, and you’re thinking of getting in on the ground floor, then you still need to know the answer. Know the benefits of the merchandise. Know all there is to know about it. You will be asked some tough questions when trying to make a sell. The more of them you can answer, and truthfully, will correlate to how well you will do in the business.
What are your goals for your business? Well, sure, you want to be successful, but how are you going to achieve that objective? How much time, money, and effort are you willing to pay out? Just wanting it to work will not be enough to make it work. If you don’t think you can give it the enthusiasm that it needs to be successful, then put it on the back burner for now. Give yourself the time to come back to it at a later date. Besides, if it’s a good product it will still be around, and with a better client base.
Consider what we’ve discussed as the other reason to start a business. Know your product. Know the company. Know your limits. If becoming a distributor is something that you think you could be successful at, then give it a go. But do it for the right reasons. It makes no sense to do it any other way.