If you are of the mindset that selling candles, diffusers and oils is women’s work, think again! It is true that women make up the brunt of direct sellers but it’s definitely not gender exclusive.
Many men in direct sales are earning a substantial supplemental (or more) income.
Fellas – hear me out. Just hold up a minute with that “I’m not peddling any sissy girlie stuff” attitude. Consider why it’s such a viable option for manly men.
1. It Works With Your Existing Schedule
You’re already putting in 40+ hours at the office or on the site. You work hard to support your family or dig yourself out of financial struggles. Leaving one full time job to go work a second part time job is one of the last things you want to do; but you do what you gotta do, right? With Scentsy you work the business when it’s convenient to you. If your regular gig keeps you on the road commuting to and from work or in between appointments, that’s an opportune time to work in phone calls and make contacts. While you’re tuning into your favorite sporting game, you can also multi-task by doing a little Internet Marketing to let your online community know what you’re offering. Doesn’t that sound better than 14+ hour days working a second job?
2. Most Men Aren’t Natural Gift Givers
Birthday, Anniversary, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Sweetest Day (3rd Sat. in October, BTW) – you pick. Many men dread the idea of having to pick out something special for their lady. Scentsy products will make excellent gifts for women. As much as we women would love it if the men in our lives were as great gift givers as we are, genetics simply doesn’t allow that to be the case a majority of the time.
Men are more comfortable buying a gift for wife, girlfriend, mom or sister from another man. Guys, wouldn’t you rather say to your bro or coworker, “Hey Craig, Linda’s mad again. Can you hook me with something to get me off the hot seat?” Rather than wander around aimlessly trying to find something in a store, risking picking up something that will fuel the fire instead of make things better, male Scentsy consultants can fill in the gap.
Also, there’s no law prohibiting men from enjoying scents and candles. Many men do, just some are in the closet about it. Another man endorsing that their office, man-cave, house or apartment can smell great (women love that that) and it’s nothing to be ashamed of, can be another great selling point to the untapped customer base.
3. Lest We Forget The Ladies
Would it really be so bad if you were referred to as the Wax Man? There are plenty of women out there who like all the products that Scentsy has to offer. The women you come in contact with every day will be an easy sell. Consider all the women you encounter each day – if not at work, think of your wife, sister, girlfriend, mom and then all of their friends. There is no shortage of potential customers. When women encounter a male Scentsy consultant, she’ll be thinking, “There’s something to be said if he’s getting behind this company. I better check out what he has.”
Contrary to the fact that women in direct sales are the majority, if you put two people in a room, both with samples of Scentsy to hand out, one a man and one a woman, it’s almost guaranteed that the man will get more attention. Your male gender is one thing that sets you apart from an abundance of other independent Scentsy consultants. Further, many of the current male distributors have a proven track record of success. Generally speaking, men tend to have thicker skin than women do and are able to plow through the inevitable sales rejection easier.
Men, if you’ve never seriously considered working with Scentsy, I highly encourage you to give us a look. It’ll provide you the freedom to continue to work your regular job or to give you something to do if you’re retired or unemployed. Your Scentsy income can fund private schooling, uninsured medical expenses, home improvement, college tuition, wedding expenses, your boat and aging parent(s) or a new roof that you didn’t know you needed prior to the Polar Vortex this year.
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About the Author: Laurie Ayers is a Michigan work from home mom and a Superstar Director with Scentsy Wickless Candles. She enjoys helping men and women start and maintain a home based business in the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Germany, Ireland, UK, France, Austria and Spain. To download a FREE Start Up Guide which provides more details about how to start a home business as well as to learn about our compensation plan go to www.thrivingcandlebusiness.com/how-to-start-a-candle-business/