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How do I make a living by selling promotional products?
May 11, 2023 at 4:00 AM
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What you need to know about selling promotional products

Starting a promotional products business means you’ll be in an industry that designs and distributes promotional products like key chains, pens, stress balls, and other products that you can put a company’s name on.

Selling promotional products, either part-time or full-time, allows you to save on overhead expenses, office rent, inventory expenses, and employment. You can build a successful promotional products business from the comfort of your own home. More importantly, you can make money selling promotional products from the very beginning, and without typical overhead expenses like most businesses, you are profitable from day one.

You’ll have the opportunity to connect with a whole business community and build rewarding lifetime relationships with customers, community organizations, charities, and other important people in your network.

As the boss of your own business, you control your income whether you choose part-time hours or put all your time into it. It’s your choice to call the shots, and you control how much your business grows. Even as a "2nd income" business, many promotional products distributors are able to secure their retirement or pay for the children’s higher education.

How to make money selling promotional products

Do people make money selling promotional products? Yes, and more than you might realize. For several decades the promotional products industry has been a multi-billion dollar industry. In 2019, in the U.S., the promotional products industry at large sold over $24 billion dollars. Through good times and bad times, this is one of the most powerful, profitable and resilient marketing industries in the country. Why? Because businesses and organizations need to promote themselves in all economic conditions. This is tangible advertising.

Promotional products work! People who receive free, "branded" products are inclined to recall the name of the company from which they received them, even months earlier. People like to receive free products, and more importantly, they are more inclined to do business with the promoting company. Businesses, organizations, non-profits all understand from practical experience that promotional products work better than most any other advertising medium. The proof is in their re-orders! Advertising that appeals to all five could it not work?

By working with Distributors First, we’ll help you make money while you create your dream of a home-based business and financial freedom. With "DFI" on your side, you’ve got the greatest advantage for success. We’ve got the connections, education, training, and support that will help you maximize your dollars and relationships with your customers. Distributors First will be the secret sauce to the recipe of your successful business!

Working with a promotional products mentor sets you up for success because we’ll be by your side to ensure you’re making the right choices. Once you start making money selling promotional products, we’ll show you how to raise your profits and start earning a significant income.

Ready to start a home-based business in advertising specialties?

Recent changes in the workforce have impacted the way the world does business. People are working remotely and changing industries more than they ever have before. It's understandable why so many people are uncomfortable on their present job/career path. Sometimes your destiny is better taken care of in your own hands. If this is true for you, if you’re looking for an industry change, a more secure future and a new source of income, consider becoming an independent promotional products distributor. Work from home. Call your own shots. Control your destiny. And have fun going to the bank!

We’re here to educate you and offer expert guidance and advice backed up by years of experience. Whether you live in the U.S. or Canada, there is money to be made with your own advertising specialty business.

This industry is very individualized, and every one of our clients is at different stages in their business. Whether you want to sell promotional products on a part-time or full-time basis, it’s no matter. We work with you on an individual level, at your own pace and on your own schedule. You are fully supported by Distributors First as your primary coaches, trainers and mentors. Additionally, all of our Industry partners, vendors and service providers have very knowledgeable Customer Service Departments at your disposal. From the ground up, you will experience professional support for your business.

With nearly two decades of dedicated service and support to brand-new distributor companies, we stand ready to help you achieve your goals of financial freedom and independence in our industry.

Are you ready to make changes in your career with expert guidance along the way? Let’s talk right now! Get in touch with us.