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Are you currently in work but need some additional income? Or maybe you’re looking for a flexible job that allows you to work your own hours?
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A role as in direct sales could open up many doors and will give you a healthy extra income. It can also boost your self-confidence, give you the opportunity to work with like-minded people - and help you make new friends as an added bonus.

According to the Direct Selling Association (DSA), over 400,000 people in the UK are involved in direct selling.

Direct selling is a method of selling products and services to people in their own homes, offices, online or via social media, or other venues that aren’t retail premises.

Whether that means demonstrating the latest gadget to a party of people in the comfort of your own living room or speaking one-on-one about cosmetics, homeware and household appliances, direct selling offers the personal touch to any sale – and there’s no obligation to buy.

With nearly half a million people enjoying roles in direct selling, it’s easy to see why it is still a popular role and career.

Being a direct seller offers you the chance to enjoy the fruits of your own labour; you get to be your own boss. If you’re working with the right company, there’s no pressure to hit sales targets either – it’s entirely up to you.

If you want to attend family events, manage the school runs and celebrations during usual weekday hours – in direct selling, that’s exactly what you can do.

At Vorwerk, we offer a truly ‘free to join’ opportunity, without any investment from your side. Moreover, you can earn a healthy extra income or full-time earnings that compare very favourably to those of highly qualified professionals.

Working with Vorwerk provides strong income potential, with a typical advisor earning £500-£2500 per month.

It’s a career that is open to anyone, any age – whether you’re a working mum, a graduate looking for extra income, or a manager-in-the-making – all that is required is that you are friendly, a good communicator and have a passion and a drive to succeed. It really is that simple.

And to get you started, here are our top direct selling tips:

1. Be yourself

You want to provide open and honest customer advice, and to do that you need to let your personality help to sell the product or service.

2. Be knowledgeable about what you are selling

Your customers will be grateful to receive the best, most in-depth information if you put the work in to research all elements of your product or service. Ask your company about training too so that you are equipped with the knowledge to succeed and are given the detail needed to create a strong portfolio of customers.

3. Get to know your customers

Don’t just organise an appointment, show the product or service and leave. Spend time with the customer; find out how such a product or service would really benefit their lives so they see it’s something that they cannot live without.

4. Be organised

You’ll be out and about meeting new people all the time. It’s an exciting and varied role where no two days are the same. So, make sure you keep records, be organised and clear when making appointments and enjoy the flexibility your role provides.

5. Keep in contact

Develop a system to keep in touch with your clients and provide aftersales care that will help customers feel they are being looked after correctly.

Find out more about our direct selling opportunities, visit our careers website