Monday, 9 January 2017

DS Game Groups

Hey Guys!

It's been awhile since I posted.  I've been sick with a cold/virus and am now on the mend!

I've given some thought to what my next post would be about.  I had several ideas but today I will talk a little bit about Direct Sales (DS) Gaming groups on Facebook.  I was curious so I participated a little bit in one for a month or so just to see what it was like and if it really worked.

From my experience, it did not work.  They attract people in by saying you can boost your sales.  But from my experience, I didn't see a boost in sales.  It worked out so I was spending money boosting someone else's sales.  Yes, sure I got to try new products that I was not familiar with and that was a great experience but not something I wanted to do long term. 

It seemed to be the same people winning every game.  The administration seemed to be the only ones making out well.  Yes I know running a group and keeping everything organized takes time and effort but with some at over 1,000 members, how much are they making from it?

It didn't sit well with me.  Looking back at the money I spent and received nothing in return, it was not worth it to me.  I left the group quietly.  (Yes I did buy some products that I wouldn't have but I didn't spend a lot of money either, I was mostly an observer)

You may think "What about the networking opportunity?"  Yes there is the possibility of that but from my experience everyone was in that group to make money for themselves.  There wasn't much interaction other than the games that were going on.

So for me gaming groups are not something that I'm interested in participating in.  I may still be a member in a few but not participating in any games.  I still have to go through all my groups and clean house.

So my advice, think about it before you decide to participate.  Ask yourself if this will truly help build your client base or will it just be a one time sale?  Does it sound too good to be true?  Usually is!

Have a great day everyone!

Until next time ....



  1. Very good post. These groups lure in people who know little about real networking. This is information that everyone needs!

  2. Great perspective Carrie.


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