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An easy guide to become successful at direct selling with no experience

Would you, like the majority of the UK, like to work for yourself? A career in direct selling could be just what you’re looking for.
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One of the top barriers holding back people in the UK from being their own boss is the worry about not having the work coming in, according to our research.

More than half (61%) of UK employees would like to work for themselves, but a third (32%) admit that they do not like the idea of not knowing how frequent the work would be, and nearly a quarter (23%) are put off from taking the plunge as they don’t know what to do.

A career in direct selling allows you to be your own boss with the backing of an established company. Advisors at Vorwerk are given the freedom to dictate their own working hours, allowing them to work as much or as little as they want, and with no minimum sales target.

There’s also lots of help available for Vorwerk advisors with training and support days, and full product training given to each member of the team.

For the fifth of people living in the UK (20%) that have taken the plunge and changed their jobs, the great news is that the other side looks good, with the most common emotions associated with changing career being excitement (42%) and liberation (35%).

Balsall Common Branch Manager Nat Mortazavi came into his role at Vorwerk with no sales experience. He trained as a Sales Advisor and received the support, encouragement and knowledge needed to graduate into a Team Leader – all before he was 22-years-old.

Here are Nat’s ‘do’s and don’ts’ for a successful direct selling career:

1. Do: Be yourself

At Vorwerk, we provide open and honest customer advice – that’s why we’re a leading direct sales brand. Let your personality help to sell the product.

2. Do: Be knowledgeable about the product

You’ll get the best, most in-depth information from our Vorwerk Sales team. We equip trainee Sales Advisors with the knowledge to succeed and give the detail you need to create a strong portfolio of customers.

3. Do: Get to know your customers

Spend time with them, and find out how this product will really benefit their lives. Don’t just organise an appointment, show the product and leave.

4. Don't: Turn up late to your appointment

Always make sure you turn up on time, as being late will put your customer in a bad mood before you’ve even started your sales pitch.

5. Do: 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 a role with Vorwerk provides.

6. Don't: Be pushy with your sales approach

Building relationships with customers can take time, and you need to respect their wish if they would like to take more time to think about making a purchase.

7. Do: 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.

Looking for more flexible and fun working and to be your own boss? Vorwerk is currently on the search for business-minded people wanting to progress in their careers. Find out more at: www.kobold.vorwerk.co.uk/career/