While we check that the content of the adverts meets our standards it is impossible for us to validate all the opportunities are exactly as advertised. Here we offer some guidelines when considering an opportunity.
If you want to receive commissions based on the sales ‘you’ make, rather than the sales team you recruit will make, you would be wise to steer clear of pyramid schemes network marketing, or multi-level marketing (MLM) recruitment schemes. When the emphasis is on recruiting people to sell, rather than finding customers, you will work very hard on recruiting and maintaining a sales team and you will depend on their sales to earn commission. This can be very hard work and for little or no reward.
A Company that advertises an agent role but require you to ‘buy’ stock or want you to pay to work for them, should be carefully considered before applying. A sales agent is not a reseller, they don’t keep stock. Sales agents take orders from customers and send the order to the business principal to be fulfilled.
There are some genuine reseller or wholesaler opportunities where advertisers are looking for existing businesses that buy amounts of stock and resell it.
Beware of companies asking for payment to become a sales agent, a joining fee, or a subscription. A small deposit on company equipment such as a laptop is understandable, but large payments for training or exclusive areas should start alarm bells ringing.