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takes a certain sort of personality
Author Name: new2dooyoo
Disadvantages: the dark nights
hi, im new here, ive read many reviews, great and not so great about betterware. ive been a distributor since sept 94. having read these many reviews, i agree with them, the good ones and the not so good ones. yes, it is hard work. any person who is looking to make a quick buk, without wanting to do much hard work is going to be left feeling disappointed and grumpy. heres the gist of the first working week for the new distributor:- day 1, get those books out as soon as you can, day 2/3, collect the books in and repost them immediately, day 3/4 collect books in and repost them immediately, repeat this process and by the next week you will have an order that will be collected by your c.o. of course, the value of your order is not guaranteed at all, not one bit, so you should never be mislead by claims and hearsay that high and quick earnings are easily achieved, and those are the very words that betterware do use as a warning to anyone who hopes otherwise, the agent who is interviewing you must tell you this and also that you must be prepared to get out there and work for it, come rain, shine, snow, wind and all. but, the hours are open to negotiation between you, but you will be asked to commit to at least 10-12, so thats the first week done. your c.o comes to see you on the agreed day and time to collect your order. oh i should mention that as your new to this, your c.o will insist that you call them at least midweek to give them your sales so far, this is also a good time to ask for advice if needed. so on collection of your order, your co will first explain the main order form that you have to fill out every week. when your co leaves you will be provided with a top up of books and stationary. oh i forgot to say that the streets you have are yours to cover. that area is yours, exculsively, and this is discussed beforehand anyway. and off you go again, another week of doing books, until another week is over and you see your co again, only this time, she/he brings you your goods!!!!!! now then, this where you have to start to organise your time more. you now have deliveries to do, plus, books to post and collect. it is doable. it is possible. it is realistic. it is a job. the question is, do you want to do it? are you prepared to bring your work home? are you prepared to accept the not so good days, because you will get them. im not going to dress this up. it does help if you are a people person. a patient person. and you must be prepared to retrace your steps. it can be very frustrating. but in the coming months, if your the right person for this job, i can guarantee that you will not want to do anything else. there are distributors who do this 'on foot' we call it, i.e. without a car. i do not know how they do it, but they do, ive heard of plently. i thankfully, have my own car. i am a single mum and the flexibility was and still is the attraction for me, but it has not been easy. i was more than happy earning £25 when i first started!!!!! now i earn up to £100, but it takes time to get established. read the above what i wrote before. DO NOT ENTER INTO THIS FOR A QUICK BUCK OR EASY EARNINGS. but if flexibility is what you are after, this is spot on. to be honest, i think that is where people fall into this, and have nothing but bad things to say, because they have heard, or read that is easy money. you know, if you do get high value orders in your first few weeks, i will say you are just lucky and you must not be complacent about it. beginners luck i would say. you can do as little or as much as you want, but all betterware do ask for is at least 10-12 hours a week. so youve done your deliveries and books for the week and your co comes again!!! now the first thing to be done is the money. 20% of the final sales, is yours. and then come the usual bits, more books and stationary and more deliveries!!!!! and you keep on going and going. so what you waiting for!!! give it a go and see if its for you. as you get yourself established you will settle into your own way of working.
Summary: it suits me just fine!