Direct selling can be difficult. When you first begin, you may think, “I’ll start by selling to my friends and family. They have to support me.” The truth is, they don’t, and most of the time, they won’t. I did the same thing when I started as a consultant at Linen World. I just knew my friends and family would buy something, or at least host a party for me, but that didn’t happen. So, I decided to read up on how to market my business. Besides, marketing is the most important part of building a business. I found some great ideas from these 5 direct sales books, and I think you may benefit from as well.
- Navigate the direct sales industry to pursue independent success
- Set goals and manage your time effectively
- Book, sell, and recruit to increase your income
- Harness the power of social media to grow your business
“Must have for all direct sellers. So much amazing information for anyone in the Direct Sales industry. Love that it is up to the minute including a section on Social Media. Great reference-style book for easy look up on topics as needed. Great for ideas for team training. Belinda hit a home run with this one!” – Terry V. Broadbent
Be a Direct Selling Superstar explains how to select and guide a team of committed people who are motivated to achieve their financial dreams—and yours as well. This step-by-step crash course covers every key personal, business, and leadership skill you’ll need to succeed, including how to:
- Set high, yet reachable goals
- Eliminate self-sabotaging behaviors
- Market your products and business opportunity effectively
- Communicate persuasively
- Recruit a network of serious sellers
- Be an influential leader
- Create a clear roadmap for others to follow
- Inspire and lead a wide range of personalities
- Maintain work–life balance
- Manage your time and your money wisely
“Mary Christensen does NOT disappoint in her well-written words to help in your Direct Sales business. Such a SMALL investment for priceless words of wisdom from someone who has made it to the top. Now she’s helping all of us do the same! You will NOT regret this purchase!” – FamilyOf4
The ‘party plan’ model of direct selling introducing products through home parties, social gatherings, and fund raisers has been the route to financial freedom for millions. This inspiring, hands on manual, written by an author who has achieved unprecedented success herself, shows other women how they can generate more bookings, more sales, and more business leads at their parties, as well as build a team of independent party planners, and drive up their own commissions. Exemplified by powerhouse brands like Tupperware, Pampered Chef, and, Mary Kay, the party-planning method is an unparalleled opportunity for anyone to live the life they dream about and deserve. In “Be a Party Plan Superstar”, readers will discover, step-by-step, how they can transition from selling to friends and family to building a profitable business, develop a who’s-who customer base, create an environment of fun, be an engaging host, and close sales effortlessly. This is the one book that shows women how to become direct-selling superstars! Simply by being the life of the party.
“This wonderful book has all the answers you need to build a profitable party plan business from home. Read it and succeed!” — Brian Tracy, world-renowned business and personal success expert and author of bestselling books including Focal Point, Reinvention, and Time Power
Your handbook of EVERYTHING you need to know to succeed as a home party sales consultant. This is full of 140 CREATIVE AND FUN party theme ideas & 47 FUN GAMES you can incorporate into your home sales party. Plus, hundreds of tips to get you motivated and thinking out of the box to get more leads, recruits & bookings on your calendar. You will find unique bonus & incentive programs, frequently asked questions about filing taxes, ways to spoil your hostess, recruit at shows, and a suggested step by step procedure to follow for following up with clients to increase client loyalty. The number of ideas you’ll get are unlimited!! This isn’t just an unorganized list of party themes & games. It is all organized by types of parties & themes.
Are you looking for a ‘fast forward’ button for your party plan business? Would you like to: – Get your new business off the ground successfully – or breathe some new life into your existing one? – Make more money – and spend less time doing it? – Grow your team and expand your business? – Handle challenges better? Anne would love to help you. She is down to earth, practical and her solutions to challenges you may find in your business will work.
“If only I had this book 16 years ago when I first started in party plan, the road would have been much smoother.” – Anne Banks, Senior Executive Director, Le Reve (NZ) Ltd
“No matter what product you sell, Anne can give you fun, helpful, practical ideas to grow any part of your party plan business. Anne’s ideas and suggestions are motivating and inspiring. If you are serious about your business, you need Anne!” – Sheree Reynolds, Senior Manager, ENJO (NZ) Ltd
And there you have it, the 5 best direct sales books that will help any consultant to succeed at any direct sales business. I have read all of them, and I must say, they all have some great ideas to incorporate into any direct sales business. No one becomes successful without at least a little bit of education. The more knowledge you have, the more likely you are going to succeed. I wish you the best of luck, and I hope you enjoy the reading material here.
Have you read any of these books? What are your reviews? Did the book you read help you grow in your business? Leave your review in the comment section. Let’s start a discussion.