Are you looking for a way to work from home? There are a lot of different reasons for wanting to work from home. I love that we have choices today and can craft a life that works for our family. Today let’s look at some of the differences in a work at home job and a direct sales opportunity.
First let’s define what I really mean with these terms. A work at home job is one where you are employed by someone else and work from your home. A direct sales opportunity is just that, like the one we have with South Hill Designs. I’ve done both, in fact, have worked from home for over 10 years. There IS a difference in the two! So, let’s explore!
Flexibility is a big reason why many people choose to work from home. In a job, while you may have some flexibility, you still have to be sure that it fits within the guidelines of that employer.
With my direct sales business, I pick when I want to work, what days of the week and what times. I can schedule my parties around that schedule. If I have family events coming up, I can simply choose to not work on those days. With my work at home job, I had a schedule with deadlines and couldn’t always take off when I wanted to; it all depended on the needs of that business.
When you work for someone else, they are the one in control. They control when you work, what you are paid, and even whether you work or have a job. At a moment’s notice, they can decide they no longer need you or your services and you find yourself without that job.
With a direct sales opportunity, you are in control of your own future. You can grow your business as you want, and you don’t have that worry about whether you will continue to have income in the future.
With a work at home job, the employer decides your income. They also decide when and if you get raises. In my last work at home job, I was told that there were not annual raises given, even at annual reviews. I suppose the expectation was that one would just be happy to have the job and be willing to always work for the same amount of money. Even if you take on additional responsibility, there’s no guarantee it will have a positive impact on your income.
In a direct sales opportunity, you can decide what your income will be. If you want to increase your personal income, hold more parties or do more events! Want to increase your income for the future? Build a team of people and support them in their goals and dreams. I love that this is an industry where you can choose to make a few hundred extra dollars a month or earn a six-figure income. Whatever your desire, it’s all possible!
In a work at home job, you may have advancement opportunities, or you may not. You may also find that you’re passed over for those opportunities. It may be that you are with a small company where there really isn’t much opportunity to advance. As the newcomer, you may have to “pay your dues” before advancement opportunities become available to you.
With the opportunity I found in direct sales with South Hill Designs, there’s no waiting on those advancements. I have had team members get their first promotion in three days, and some in 30 days. Based on how you work your business, you can advance through the ranks in the company at your own pace. With each promotion in rank, you see your income increase as well.
A Sense of Ownership and Accomplishment
We’ve all had those jobs where it just didn’t seem that we were making a difference. I like to be able to point to the things I have accomplished and be proud of them. While I’ve always given more than 100% at the jobs I held, I can’t say that I always felt like a lot got accomplished. The other thing I experienced is while you may implement a great plan or idea, you don’t always get the credit and the sense of accomplishment for doing that. It can be frustrating to see someone else take credit for things.
With the South Hill Designs opportunity, you own your own business! The sense of pride and accomplishment you will experience is like nothing else! As you grow your business and add people to your team, the sense of pride you will feel as you see those people grow their own business will change your life. It certainly has done that for me. The recognition for the hard work and promotions is also awesome. From a simple “thank you” to “you make a difference” from team members, to even reward trips with the company, you will feel accomplished and blessed!
It’s All Up to You!
What about you? Have you done both? Are you searching for a new opportunity? If so, I encourage you to think about a direct sales opportunity and specifically one with South Hill Designs! I would love to share that with you and mentor you to grow your own business. We have business opportunities available in the States, Canada and the UK! Don’t wait! Check it out and see if it’s for you!
Living an extraordinary life is a choice, what’s yours?!