In a previous article we introduced you to the concept of O. P. P. , or Other People's Products.
In that article we asked you what you would do if you found a business that:
* could generate multiple streams of income
* would work in any area of the country
* could be worked both locally and nationally
* could be worked both on and off the web
* and, can be started either in your spare time or part time
What we are talking about is a wonderful business that allows you to generate immediate cash flow and build for your future. Simply put, it is the business of being a rep or distributor for other companies. Companies who have done the hard work of developing products, marketing materials, advertising, etc. All work you can take advantage of with your own business.
There are many companies offering different affiliate or distributor opportunities to those who would like to operate a home-based business. Every year, thousands of people get started building for the future by becoming distributors or affiliates. Look around at the various sites on the web and see for yourself.
Ok, you say, what is a representative and a distributor. When you are a representative of a company you sell their products and they handle customers, products, the paperwork and all the shipping. They will send you checks based on your sales of their products. They will usually provide you with samples, brochures, etc. You are the company’s representative and many times service their clients. You are normally paid on a commission basis. In most cases you are not responsible for after sales service.
For our purposes a representative that sells on line for other companies is an affiliate. We are not going into how to become an affiliate here, as there are products already out there that do a fantastic job.
Some very recognizable companies who use representatives are Avon, Amway, and Mary Kay. What is so nice about becoming a representative is you can become one very easily with usually very little cost.
There are also many other companies that use representatives that are no more than MLMs which we don’t recommend at all. That is just our preference, we know many individuals who love them.
This is something you will need to decide for yourself.
As a distributor you are purchasing the product and then selling it (or distributing it). A distributor can mark up the price to cover additional market costs, distribution, invoicing. A distributor has a strong relationship with his customers and is responsible for after sales service. There are many more differences between representatives and distributors, however, they vary depending upon company. For more information on becoming a distributor or affiliate, the differences and various examples, you can visit our website.
Every year, thousands of people get started building their fortunes using other people’s products. Becoming a distributor or affiliate gives you the ability to build for your future, with O. P. P. , Other Peoples Products. All it takes is the desire to succeed and some time investment on your part.
As you can see, becoming an affiliate or representative comes very close to being the Perfect Home-Based Business.
A realistic first year income could range from $20,000 to $50,000 for someone working full time, depending on how many companies you are selling for and your profit. You can also possibly add $7,500 to $12,500 to your present income on a part time basis, again dependent upon the number of companies you are selling for and your profit.
Don't you think you owe it to yourself to explore the potential of O. P. P. ?
What are you waiting for?
The last article in the series will give you some conrete examples.
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