Richard A. Henderson, Publisher at Home Business Magazine, recently highlighted some of the advantages that attract many modern professionals to direct selling. The Direct Selling Association reports that over 65 million people worldwide are involved in direct sales. That figure points to the increasingly diverse range of companies engaged in direct selling, even as more tools become available to the direct seller than ever before.
Perhaps the greatest advantage of direct sales, Henderson notes, is its adaptability to the demands of a digital age. In today’s constant business cycle, home-based businesses benefit from the ease of online communication and retail. For many direct sellers, online communication extends beyond traditional email to include customized websites and social media outlets, which offer countless opportunities to cultivate customer relations and promote brand awareness.
Direct selling is one of the few self-employment opportunities that does not require special equipment, business expertise or high startup costs. And with products and services ranging from essential oils to electricity, most can find an opportunity that appeals to their personal interests. As Henderson concludes, “Direct sales is an industry of global reach that offers something for everyone.”