For more than 10 years I've been researching, testing, and sharing work from home opportunities with fellow introverts.I created The Pay At Home Parent in February of 2018 to help you be a successful home-based business owner, blogger or side hustler.As a wife, mom and frugal homemaker, I make a full-time income on a part-time work schedule and I know that you can too!
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I can’t believe I’m telling you this, but I used to hate everything about direct sales marketing. The selling, the soliciting, the rekindling of old friendships just to push a product in front of their face 5 minutes later.
Maybe it’s just me, but a few “bad apples” ruined the MLM industry for everyone—or so I thought.
Over the years I’ve bought my fair share of products as a consumer from direct sales companies. There are plenty of great things to buy when you need or want them!
But the minute the salesperson would ask if I wanted to start selling the products too, I quickly backed into my shell. I had NO interest in putting myself out there and making a fool of myself in front of friends and family.
This year, I came face to face with Plexus Worldwide. Little did I know the relationship I would have with this company just a few weeks after buying the products.
But then I fell in love. I realized that there is a direct sales company that isn’t ALL about monetizing every person you meet. Instead, it’s targeted toward people who want to better their health.
In other words, for many people, it’s a company of necessity.
So, after a few weeks on the products, dropping 13+ pounds without working out or starving myself, and sleeping better than I have in my entire life, I decided that it’s worth it to become a Plexus Ambassador.
Related: How to Get Plexus for Free
But I still had one problem. My immediate family and close friends still felt the same way about direct sales as they ever did–distaste.
And truthfully, there are a lot of people who feel this way. But those people are not the ones who’s opinions bother me. It’s my family and close friends who I care about the most.
And then it dawned on me… Cue the drumroll, please!
The #1 Thing I Did to Skyrocket My Confidence in Direct Sales
I split my friends list on Facebook and created a separate more personal account for family and close friends only. Then, I blocked them from my original account that I’ve since turned into a marketing platform.
“That’s it?” you ask?
“You brought me all the way here to say you ‘split your friends list’?”
And the best part is—most of my close friends and family don’t even know that I have two Facebook accounts!
Friend, I can’t tell you the immediate relief I felt selling Plexus knowing that my close friends and family were not getting caught in the crossfire of my newest business venture.
Does this mean that I don’t bring up Plexus in conversation when I talk to my family or friends? Of course not. It just means that my interaction with them is much more intentional and personal.
In fact, my dad and sister take Plexus, and my mom wants to get started soon.
But it makes me happy that they actually want to better their health based on face-to-face conversations I’ve had with them. It feels far more meaningful and personal to be able to share helpful products with them at the right time and place.
Related: Where to Buy Plexus
How Does This “Skyrocket” Your Confidence?
Knowing that my close friends and family are not feeling pressured to buy from me took my marketing confidence from 0 to 100 after just an hour of combing through my friends list.
Now, I can share real, raw, personal posts about Plexus without feeling judged by the people I love and without worrying that I’m becoming an annoyance to them.
Truthfully, if you do direct sales marketing right, you shouldn’t be annoying anyone anyway. But each family is different, and I knew mine would appreciate a more personal connection with me on Facebook where I share pictures of my kids and interact with them on a personal level.
Will This Work For Everyone?
Only you know your family and friends well enough to decide whether my super secret hack will work for you.
If you can tastefully build your direct sales business with the support of your friends and family, do it! But if you hesitate to jump into an MLM because you’re afraid of what your loved ones might think of you, split your friends list. It’s the best thing I could’ve done, and if I hadn’t done it, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
So what are you waiting for? Sign up to start selling Plexus with complete confidence. I can’t wait to welcome you to my team!