To sell or not to sell

I’ve been mulling over this question for a while now. To sell something or not to sell. I have many friends who sell things and make a good amount of money doing it. But it is the buy in price that makes me nervous. The I get worried that I wouldn’t actually make that money back in the first month like they all say is so easy. SO here’s my question to those of you that are reading this….

1. Do you know or are you someone who sells anything ( Nerium, Beach Body, Stella and Dot, Premiere Jewelry etc.) and is it worth it?
2. On a scale of 1-10 how much of your time does it take?
3. If you sell something-why should I go with your product? (Assuming I go through with this selling stuff thing….which I honestly don’t know that I’d be that great at selling stuff….)

Anyways-help an over thinking girl out and please provide some feedback. Pretty please πŸ™‚

Comments

  1. Lana!! I sold Stella and Dot (technically still do)- and my main goal was to go hard in the first few months to make my money back and earn lots of free jewelry, but then it got to be too much doing the hostess parties with the three kids and a husband that works long hours!! It was fun, I got LOTS of jewelry, and made quite a bit of fun money in the few months I went after it- and that was my goal!! I think it takes a really “salesy” girl to make a “living” out of it, you know? But whatever you end up selling, I’d be happy to host a party for you!

    • This is so helpful Alicia-thank you!! Btw-we need to hang out-in all your spare time with that cute family of yours

  2. I think the most important thing is that you find something that you love and are super passionate about! I never intended to sell anything and when I signed up as a Young Living distributor I had no intention of making money doing it – I signed up to get wholesale price on oils for my family! I love them so much and am so passionate about them that people have started asking and wanting to get some for their families as well! At this point I haven’t made any money doing it, but will in the next few months – but the best part is….I have nothing invested! I buy oils for my family and that is it and if people want to try an oil or two, I can order it for them at wholesale and they pay me! So again, not out any money! The amount of time I spend on it right now is just researching the the oils, natural living, non toxic living and trying to gain as much knowledge as I can because it has really helped me and my family out so much! I have also started blogging about the oils and their benefits which usually doenst take much time! But the great part is – the business side is kind of taking care of itself because you know me, when I am passionate about something – I can’t hide it haha! Anyways, not sure how much I will actually make off of it – and right now that isn’t the goal – its just to share a product that i fully believe in and fully have seen make a huge impact on my family – and i LOVE helping educate others. So there is my really long answer to a question that I think we have all asked ourselves:) love you!!!

  3. I’m going to agree with the previous comment… if you already buy something or have something that you use, that’s what you want to sell! I sold Creative Memories before moving because I had already used and bought some of the products. I liked the stuff and used it and could easily talk about how much I liked it (it wasn’t forced).

    I found it hard to ask others to buy things from me though, but I eventually had a rhythm (after 4-5 YEARS) of a few customers who kept me in business with the minimum required orders and no house parties. It was enough to help me buy things I wanted to use, with a little (very little) extra for family on occasion. To really make money to add to our family (if that’s what you’re trying to do), I would have had to spend a lot more time/energy/effort away from them.

    On a side note, I am a numbers person, but still was always afraid I wasn’t doing something right in reporting taxes and stuff. I am so relieved to be done selling and have that pressure off of me to make the quarterly sales goals and figure out taxes (even paid someone to do it!).

    If you’re looking for a hobby (something to give you interaction with others), you could probably do something minimally and make minimal money. If you want to add significant income, you’ll need to spend a lot of time during the day making phone calls, scheduling, etc and in the evenings doing shows, parties, etc. In either case, it helps if it’s something you’re already using/doing/buying, etc.

    P.S. Missed you this weekend! πŸ™‚

    • Thank you Kathy for your insight and wisdom! I have multiple friends that sell things that are always (in a non-annoying nice way) talking about doing etc. We will see-definitely praying about it πŸ™‚ hope the retreat went great! Wish I could have come..I was gone last wknd and Justin’s gone this wknd and we didn’t have anyone to watch Lib!

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