One gives you residual income and the other just pays you a commission (short term profit).
I will elaborate further in this post to give you all the facts so that you can make a decision on which is best for you.
I will start with Direct Sales first, by giving you a definition: "The direct personal presentation, and most often a demonstration is done, and the sale of products
and services is made to the consumers, usually in their homes or at their jobs."
Based on what you just read it is self explanatory.
Direct selling is about individual sales agents reaching and dealing directly with clients. This is definitely different then direct marketing.
Direct marketing is when a business chooses to have a relationship with their customers without going through an agent/consultant or retail outlet. Do YOU see the difference?
There is a vast difference.
Direct selling often, but not always, uses multi-level marketing aka MLM (salesperson is paid for selling and for sales made by people he recruits or sponsors) rather than single-level marketing (salesperson is paid only for the sales he makes himself)
Based on that fact which would you prefer? I know which one I would prefer. The fact remains direct selling will not earn you residual income. Bottom line, it's short term profits.
If you are attempting to make money online, it's safe to assume that you want to retire one day and enjoy the rest of your life with NO worry about paying your bills.
In my opinion I don't believe that direct sales will earn you residual income. You are a salesperson and unless you are selling a product or service where they pay you $1,000 to $2,000 a week. Your chances of retirement is slim and none.
Now I will speak about network marketing. I will tell you this first and it is IMPORTANT that you get this.
IT IS A RELATIONSHIP GAME!
It's not a numbers game, people are people.
People have goals, dreams and desires of their own. The relationship is the process and this is network marketing.
It means a successful business and residual income.
Products come and go. Companies come and go. Your spiderweb of friends if you do it right, treat them right, will last forever.
It is what it is and I will certainly validate this as being factual and true. If you will take two minutes and just do a Google search on my name now (Terri Pattio) and see how I am branded on the internet. Getting your name branded on the internet the right way takes time and so do your relationships. You simply cannot rush this process YOU must first get to know, like and trust someone. This MUST be two way communication and the important thing to remember is that all parties involved must LISTEN to one another.
The people you sponsor into your network marketing business will be your friend and business partner for life and this is how everyone in your team will make residual income. YOU will have a team of leaders that will reap the rewards of their efforts together.
With direct selling you are trading long term stability for short term profit. This is not good at all, because when you get done with your presentation. Now you have to close them and YOU pray that you have did a great job so they will buy your product or service so you will get paid.
In network marketing, closing people is a stab in the heart. YOU simply can't do this because if you do this, then the next month you will have to close them again to get them to do any work. They have to sell themselves and this is done when you have taken the time to get to know, like and trust them and the feeling is mutual.
It's a two way street and this is a requirement. YOU cannot skip this process and expect to build your network marketing business and have residual income for life.
I believe that I have covered this thoroughly and If you found this to be useful. Please share with your friends.
Mentor with a servant's heart
"Listen, Live and Learn in the now"