I can’t tell you how much fun I have had with the Direct Sales Series. If you haven’t kept up, here are the first four posts in this series:
I started this series because I was interested to see if people actually made money with direct sales. Honestly, I didn’t think I would be able to find 2 people that were happy in direct sales. I was floored when I was able to find 4.
Since I always like to look at both sides of the story, I figured I should include information from someone who left direct sales. I asked my friend Tracie to tell me about her experience with Ava Anderson. Tracie had previously sold the products and I assumed she left the company because she didn’t like it anymore. I was in shock when I read her story. She loved working for Ava, still uses their products, and would even consider selling again! Read below to learn more about her experience with Ava Anderson.
Now that I have finished this series I have come up with a golden rule for direct sales. Don’t be afraid to join a direct sales company if you love the product and stand behind it 100%. All five of the ladies featured in this series have one thing in common: they love the product they sell. I’m not ready to join a direct sales team yet, but I am now convinced it isn’t a bad way to make income. I’m even more convinced that I need to come up with a business model to start my own direct sales company. Now that would be a good idea. The damn Shark Tank show has me coming up with these kind of ideas every day.
Tracie’s Ava Anderson Story
I started selling Ava Anderson Non toxic in August 2011. All their products are completely non-toxic and safe. I love the entire line! People were buying tons of products and I was making a decent amount of money. It was great! Plus, I would receive the typical discounts and freebies. This went on for about 3 months. However, it didn’t last long. I would advertise, market online, send emails, but the customers dwindled off. About once a month, someone would put in an order and I would make a few dollars, but that’s it. I would have to buy more products to meet the quarterly quota. So January 2013 I stopped selling Ava Anderson. I continue to buy their products because of how safe they are. I feel that I started selling Ava about a year too soon. People were not as into chemical free health and beauty products as they are now.
Ava Anderson Non-Toxic was founded in 2010 by then 16 year old Ava Anderson. She saw a news clip about how toxic health and beauty products are and was disturbed. She knew she had to do something about it. She started her own line that has now grown to include kitchen cleansers and candles, as well as dog shampoo. I highly recommend checking out the products out at www.AvaAndersonNonToxic.com