871, RE: Need some Ideas|
Posted by Terryhopper, Tue Oct-21-14 12:48 AM
>One idea you might consider is promotional advertising sales.
> It's a niche market to many, that allows the home-based
>worker to compete with the "Mom & Pop"
>distributors as well as the national corporations.
>I stated my dealership 30 years ago, strictly working from
>home. it's been my full-time occupation since 1987. I do a
>mix of internet, phone, and in-person sales, usually spending
>two to three days a week making sales calls in my area.
>By choice, I also make an overnight sales trip to Houston, TX,
>but the drive allows me to attend the Houston PPA meeting each
>month for my on-going education in the industry.
>With other 4000 suppliers, offering 900K+ products from around
>the world, we literally have something to fill the needs of
>The company I sell for is looking for additional dealers, but
>limits their market to people living in the U.S. only. If you
>live elsewhere, you will likely find similar opportunity, just
>not with Kaeser & Blair.
>Four great aspects of my business -
>Portability - Using a laptop with WiFi and and iPad, we can
>continue serving our clients while driving down the road. Our
>mobility has allowed us to take 3 to 4 trips a year to visit
>our oldest son and his family in SC over the past two years,
>while keeping the business flowing.
>If we relocate, we can keep a good number of our clients using
>us as their source, with online and telephone orders. (I'm
>already serving customers across Texas and as far away as
>Kansas and Utah!)
>Volume sales - Instead of selling one to five items per sale,
>we're selling 48 to 7500 pieces at a time. Regardless of
>whether it's ink pens & pencils, or calendars, umbrellas,
>coffee mugs, or embroidered shirts, caps, & jackets, our
>average sales is $500+, providing much more commission than
>typical direct sales products.
>Repeat orders - This is one of the best opportunities for
>repeat business, both for new and different, as well as repeat
>of previous orders. The only industries I can think of with
>higher repeat sales is grocery stores and restaurants.
>Flexibility - I can work more hours when I choose, and fewer
>when needed to fit my business into my lifestyle.
>Most of my sales come during the 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
>business day, and I can do layouts/artwork after hours when I
>have more uninterrupted time available.
>My business could match both your needs for home-based work,
>and the future relocation.
>Let me know if I can answer any more questions.
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