Today I wanted to discuss something that I had to decide recently. As recent as yesterday!
One company I know of and looked in to launched its business in Canada back in December. This was presented to me as an opportunity from a contact I have through networking. Since I know my customer base and from past experience, I know what they will and will not buy. The pricing of products was an issue so that is what stopped me from going any further with this company.
The company that I referred to at the start just launched its business in Canada yesterday. The price point of products is great and from what I can see, the compensation plan is good too. You might ask
"Why did you not go forward with the ground floor opportunity?" My answer is simple.
I decided not to join the company right now. Since I have never purchased and tried any of their products, I thought how can I recommend and sell them? I cannot recommend products that I have not used. Honestly, none of us can.
I've seen a lot of posts on Facebook for businesses launching and recruiting. None of these doing the recruiting have actually tried or even seen the products. I don't know how someone can agree to sell something they have never even seen.
Yes getting in on the ground floor would be a great opportunity. Trying to sell something that everyone is already selling and is highly saturated online is hard. I was unsuccessful with one such company.
I cannot in good conscience sell and recommend something that I have no experience with.
My advice ... really think about it before you join the launching company! Maybe it will work out for you (signing up before trying) but for me, I cannot recommend to friends, family, etc. without using a product.
Until next time ....