I think direct sales works especially well with women b/c we naturally share with each other. Especially once we become moms. When we love something, we share it. And if someone is obviously enthused about something, we pay attention. My home businesses stemmed from doing what I loved. Even if I did not teach infant sign language classes, I would advocate it and share it with others. But I've turned it into a business. Before I sold cloth diapers, I shared the products with others, showing them how easy they can be and how much money they save. It's all an extension of my life.
Networking has worked best for me. And becoming the local expert on your items. Become the Go To Gal for whatever you can. Also, work with and support other direct sales moms.
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