Be a Job-Maker

The current unemployment rate worries me immensely. People are finding it harder to feed their families, and the stress level people are experiencing is overwhelming.

We all know direct sales is an incredible option for these folks. Motivated people can find immense opportunity in our companies.

But the fact is that not everyone is a salesperson, or wants to be. There are people without other options who still say no.

What’s so great about your business, though, is that you can create opportunity for these folks too.

When you build your business big enough, you’re going to need someone to manage the administrative tasks. Your time should be spent on those tasks that generate a bigger dollar per hour. It makes sense for you to outsource. And as a result, you are creating jobs.

Of course, the first thing you offer to everyone is the opportunity. Everyone can make the most themselves by working the business.

But for those that aren’t interested, you can still be a job-maker. If you are as interested as I am in making a difference for families in this economy, then look for the ways to build your own business, and leverage your time, by being a job-maker for others.

Your direct sales business can change the world.

9 Responses to Be a Job-Maker
  1. Jerry Nihen
    March 15, 2011 | 1:01 pm

    Jen,
    I really like this article. With all the hype and talk of business starting and online sales, not enough people talk about giving back to a down economy, and I thank you for that.

    I can’t wait to grow and have the ability to hire a team around my business. With the opportunities we have in this day and age to succeed, I feel it’s important to share that success with opportunities for others.
    Jerry Nihen recently posted..Chrysler Drops the F Bomb- And a Good PR Opportunity

    • Jennifer Fong
      March 15, 2011 | 1:17 pm

      Thanks for commenting Jerry, and welcome to the community here! Best of luck with your business!

  2. Rebekah Meyer
    March 14, 2011 | 10:43 am

    Thank you Jen! Something great about hiring “non sales – people” is that they often have talents that a typical sales person does not. I have my 1st employee & hired her specifically because she held different talents than I do myself. She is organized, task driven & loves to feel that she is part of something great. She is helping me with things that I am not good at: mailing, proof reading, organizing team meetings, book keeping, the list is endless! She is happy that most of her work she can also do from home when her young son is taking a nap. There are also tons of free/cheap tools that allow you to work as a team from different locations so you don’t have to have the physical space. I would encourage everyone to look at the things that they don’t like to do because they are not good at them & find someone who loves to do the stuff you don’t. It has really saved me & I can see the difference in my sales as a result.

    • Jennifer Fong
      March 15, 2011 | 1:21 pm

      Agreed Rebekah! Everyone has gifts, and by allowing each person to work where they shine, we’re all more productive! I think a lot of small business owners would grow a lot faster by putting that simple principle into place.

  3. Rosalie I
    March 13, 2011 | 1:34 pm

    You are so correct. This summer our daughter moved home to look for a job. She is NOT into sales at all – or so she thinks. I was able to get special work done that I had not had time to do myself by hiring her to do it for me. She finally did find a job but I was a great in-between for her.

  4. Barbara Matthews
    March 11, 2011 | 4:19 pm

    Great post,Jen! That is one of the things I love about our industry: it is our job to show people the possibilities! Everyone can make a difference in our economic ecosystem 🙂

  5. Donna L. Johnson
    March 11, 2011 | 12:32 pm

    Girl – you are right on time with this one! Thank you. Entrepreneurs need to get beyond thinking they’re too small to create jobs and stimulate the economy. Not true at all. You keep pushing on your end and I’ll keep pushing on mine and before long, we’ll make difference.
    Donna L. Johnson recently posted..Truth- Self-Explanatory

    • Jennifer Fong
      March 11, 2011 | 1:05 pm

      Absolutely! We need to think of ourselves as true small businesses, which are a driving force in our economy’s recovery. Thanks for commenting Donna! You know I’m a big fan of YOU!

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