Tag Archive: ethics

Leading with Lies Doesn’t Build Business

Some direct sellers are sending vague messages to strangers about “strategic partnerships” rather than sharing what they do with integrity. In this post, direct sales expert Jennifer Fong shares why this is the wrong approach, and better ways to find qualified leads for your business.

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The Integrity of Direct Sales: Another Point of View

There are many critics of direct selling, many with legitimate grievances. But when you touch millions of people, of course not every experience is going to be positive. What critics often fail to realize, however, is that many people enjoy satisfying direct selling careers because their reasons for joining are so varied. Direct sales has made a big difference in a lot of lives. Here are some things I hope the haters will consider.

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Soliciting Your Team for Another Business is Unethical

Recently a direct seller mentioned to me that she’d been approached by someone in her downline about joining that person’s “secondary” business. In other words, the direct seller in question was working two businesses, and was soliciting people in one business to join the other. The leader who had been approached was annoyed. She was […]

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Are You Stealing Customers On the Company Facebook Page?

Most direct sales and network marketing company Facebook Pages have a policy that states that you’re not allowed to solicit customers for your personal business there. It just makes sense. First, if a number of consultants all jump onto a post by a customer it makes the customer feel overwhelmed, and scares them off. But […]

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Come Meet the Direct Selling Education Foundation (DSEF)

Have you heard of the Direct Selling Education Foundation (DSEF)? You may not have. But it’s an organization that’s been around since 1973, and it benefits you in ways you might not even be aware of. The DSEF was founded when a lot of states were legislating against direct selling, due to a lack of […]

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Stop Spamming Your Opportunity!

Yesterday I received a note through Facebook from a direct seller who had just been approached about a business opportunity by a rep with another company. The person who was pitching the opportunity mentioned that she had found the gal through me. (!!!) Apparently this individual had gone through my Facebook Page and scraped the […]

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