Hope Wissel

Working from Home

TGIF!  Thank Gooodness it is FRIDAY!  I can’t believe that we are through the first week in November.  Did you know there are just SIX (yes, I said six) FRIDAYS till Christmas.  Some have started their gift giving list, while others love the last minute hunt for that special gift.

When Belinda was younger, I started shopping in September.  As a single mom, I needed to budget so that I could make the holiday special.  I was always amazed when I pulled everything out on Christmas Eve to put under the tree, the amount of presents.  There was always more than I thought but that is what happens when you buy and store, right?  No, today is not about Christmas shopping…

It is about giving yourself a gift this holiday season.  Are you a stay at home mom and long for some me time?  Do you work outside of the home and just want some girl time?  Do you think that you will never again have an adult conversation?  Would you love to have a debt free holiday?  How about some extra money to pay for all of those extras that come up during the year?

If you answered a resounding YES to any of these questions, then a home-based business may be the answer you have been looking for.  Working from home is not for everyone but how do you know if you don’t give it a try, right?

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a job that worked around YOUR schedule or the kids?  What if you could work say 1 night (or day) per week and make an extra $500 per month – would you be interested?  Direct sales might be the answer to your prayers (okay, maybe it is just a plea for help).  I know you are now cringing at the word “sales”.  You have already started to figure out why this WILL NOT work for you.  STOP!  Let’s look at this for just a minute:

Direct sales company: Selling a company’s products or services to a prospect on the go (such as through hosted parties, in one-to-one meetings, online.) You can work by yourself or recruit others to work underneath you.

Here are some direct sales perks:

  • Direct sales represents a $31 billion dollar marketplace annually. 
  • Entrance requirements are low (i.e. no age or educational barriers).
  • Start-up costs tend to be minimal.
  • You can set your own hours.
  • You can work from home.
  • You can direct your own career (including whether you work solo or hire a staff).

Okay, so there are always some drawbacks, right?

  • You must be comfortable with meeting new people, sharing your products with everyone.
  • You must be willing to build relationships with family, friends, peers, colleagues, strangers, etc. to share the gift of your product.
  • You must find the right product/service to sell. Sometimes this is the toughest part.
  • You must be willing to wear many hats (i.e. accounting, invoicing, selling, marketing, web).
  • You must dig in and put in the time if you want to see the profits. How many hours per week are you willing to work?

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Here are the facts about Thirty One:

  • Founded in 2003, Thirty-One Gifts was started by Cindy Monroe based on Proverbs 31.
  • As of 2014, the company ranks #17th out of the top 100 direct sales companies, with annual sales of $763 million. Thirty-One Gifts is a DSA member.
  • Start-up costs: $99 (it all comes in one kit worth $400 and the potential for $900 in FREE products)
  • Start-up perks: Get mentoring from experienced consultants and plenty of support from the team.
  • Commissions: Earn 25% commission on every sale you make plus special incentives 
  • Growth opportunities: According to Thirty-One Gifts’ income statistics, potential exists to earn up to seven figures without breaking a 40-hour workweek.

If your passion isn’t Thirty One (I am SHOCKED!), then make sure that you check out the company completely.  Talk to some of their consultants, do a search on Google and make sure that you LOVE the product you choose to sell.

If you are interested in joining the Rays of H.O.P.E. team, give me a shout out.  I would be happy to share the gift with you.  I want to thank the Krazy Coupon Lady for helping out with today’s blog.

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!






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