At our ShareYourHustle blog, we are always on the look out for a good way to hustle up cash aside from our day jobs. We often forget that many people need the extra cash but currently lack the vision to work many of the hustles we offer here. So I am dialing things back a bit to offer some easy, low cost, brand recognizable hustles to get more people in the game.
Share Your Hustle readers might cringe at this but – yes, You Can Make Money With Amway and Avon!
Avon calling! How old is that phrase? Well over a hundred years. In fact, the Avon lady has been a cultural staple since the late 1800’s. Long before facebook, twitter and article marketing, there have been companies like Avon and Amway that turned social networking into cold, hard, cash.
Is it still successful in this modern world? Absolutely. The power of the internet has certainly enhanced these companies, but building a home based business by selling household items and cosmetics continues to be driven by people and not the mouse pad. Trust, reputation and integrity are built through decades of customer satisfaction.
Becoming a sales representative for these respected companies is a simple as putting your social skills to work. Are you friendly? Do you have some friends? Start there. Your cash investment will be nearly zero and as sales come, and so will referrals. You’ll be surprised.
The personal interaction, product demonstration and home delivery are the key elements that make these companies successful. Luckily, for men and women all over the world, these companies have opted not to change their success pattern and continue to offer paid commissions on the items you sell.
If you want to hustle up a little extra cash, this is a great way to do it. Before you know it, you’ll have a network of loyal, repeat customers, anxiously awaiting the new product lines. Many sales representatives start out part-time, to pick up a little spending money. However, along with the brand name power, they are also offering high quality, reputable products that a customer can trust.
Word gets around, customers tell friends, relatives and neighbours about the great deals they found with you. (They might even tweet it.) Catalogues are shared at the office, referrals are given, more sales are made. Maybe you’ll have five steady clients, maybe you’ll have forty. It’s really up to you.
In every city and town there are people who are currently selling Avon, Amway, Herbalife and Tupperware. They all make money, enjoy what they are doing and have made some good friends in the bargain.
Basically, each sale you make earns a profit for you. The more you sell, the more money you make. These are the companies that created social marketing. The viral effect is evident when someone you barely know asks you for a catalogue.
As with any hustle, you get what you put into it. You must be ready to tell people “I sell Amway!” (Or Avon, or Tupperware, or Mary Kay…) You must be willing to answer questions, and ask for the sale. Offer every catalogue with ambition, deliver every order with a smile. It’s a lot like the Affiliate Marketing hustle we love so much here, but its low tech and face to face.
Don’t limit your options to the companies listed here. There are many great choices and one is sure to be a perfect fit. Use this as a low risk way to join us hustlers in our quest for financial independence!