I have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and have always been a little on the shy and introverted side. I have very few friends and I tend to shut myself out of the lives of those I care about. I know this sounds terrible, but it is true!
I am so torn between wanting to be out there socializing and being a person to be relied upon and wanting to sit in my room playing games and reading.
For this reason, I joined the throngs of people trying to do direct sales. I thought it might force me to get out in the world more! I like the product I’m trying to sell (Thirty-One Gifts). I wouldn’t even attempt it if I didn’t really like it myself! But, the terms of service really restricts what you can do to sell. I signed up for the online sales only to get started because I couldn’t afford the starter kit. Well, they tie your hands so tight with advertising rules that it is next to impossible to really do it online.
So, I purchased the mini catalogs (40 for $6) and made flyers with my information on them. I put them in bags to hang on doorknobs. So, my son and I are out and about with the kids on a nature walk and I brought my catalogs with me. I was barely able to approach a door to hang it on the doorknob! I thought I would pass out. I finally did it and turned and RAN away as fast as my old lady legs could carry me! My son ended up doing this for me. He also has OCD. We are quite a team haha!
Now, I sit back and see if I get any responses to my son’s effort!
Have you had experience with direct sales? I did sell Tupperware years and years ago. At that time, Tupperware sold itself. I just told people I can order it for them, and I made decent money for a while! Let me know if you have experience and if you have advice!
Granny K (Kathy)