Loving this advice from our expert guest blogger, Kirstin Crothers. Learn how she suggests you test out your new career change without the risk of falling into debt.
No Risk New Career
We spend too long at work to accept a dull or meaningless jobs. But many of us have dull but meaningful financial commitments: mortgages, car payments, school fees and the cost of living mean we can’t just chuck in our steady income, and throw ourselves into the unknown.
There is a solution: try working part time in direct sales to see if you can be your own boss and earn serious money BEFORE you risk leaving your safe (but boring) job. I’m not talking about pyramid selling here – those are schemes to avoid. Legitimate opportunities exist with well known companies like Avon and Tupperware. You are not expected to work full time and you can choose the hours that will fit around your existing job and commitments. Lots of consultants work just one evening a week and earn some very welcome extra cash, whilst others go on to build large teams and work 4-5 days week bringing more money than they did as full time workers.
Dip your toe into the world of party plan and you may find your niche. If you build your business, you can replace your 9-5 income and then make the jump into full time direct selling. If it doesn’t work out, you haven’t burnt your bridges with your ‘real’ job and you’ll have picked up some amazing new skills – you may even have discovered a passion that will give you direction in your next career move.
Do your research and compare a couple of companies before you decide which direct company would work best for you. Read your consultant agreement carefully and pick a product range you love and feel comfortable promoting. Plan your time wisely, and you could be on your way to a new career without risking your current income.
How were you able to test your career change before jumping in two feet first, risking it all?