Military Spouse with a Portable Part-Time Profession in Direct Sales - Part Four

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This is the last installment of interviews with military spouses (Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3) who have found successful careers with a direct sales company. The final spouse, Lyndsey, has a full time job as a pharmaceutical sales representative and works with viaONEHOPE in her spare time.

 

Lyndsey Wilson: viaONEHOPE A graduate of Ohio State University with a degree in marketing, Lindsey has worked in pharmaceuticals sales for 12 years. Even though her three year old is 'director' of her household during deployment, Lyndsey was recently promoted to director and founding leader at viaONEHOPE. Onehope wine, out of Napa, is an organization devoted to 'cause commerce'. “HALF of everything we do is donated to charity nationally. We also enable our CEOs to help raise funds for local organizations through fun wine tastings” #winenot #mixminglemakeanimpact

 

  • How did you get into this line of work? I hosted a fundraiser with wine and enjoyed it so much, I googled 'charity wine events' and ONEHOPE came up.

  • What is the most challenging aspect and biggest perk? Managing time and other commitments. There is so much more I could do to support deserving charities but there is only so much time in the day after my full time job and family. The biggest perk is the flexibility to earn extra money when I need it and make an impact- all while having fun.

  • What do you wish people understood about your business? It's not nice to bully 'so called friends' on social media because they are 'selling' something. I did ask for a few favors when I was trying to reach a goal in February but the majority of the time, I don't have to ask. I don't do it for me, I do it for the charities I support and for the wine lovers that enjoy the product. I buy anything from anyone trying to make it. If I'm not interested, I would just say 'no thank you' and not publicly blast someone that is just trying to find a way to stay above water.

  • As a military spouse, what is the greatest advantage of working this type of job? Can you share advice for others considering something like this to be successful? It helps you meet new friends and opens up doors once you start networking. It pulls you out of the house when it's easy to stay inside and be depressed after a move or during a deployment.

It is apparent from these military spouse testimonies they have found fulfillment and a successful method of earning income through these direct sales opportunities. If you are considering this path, it is essential you vet and research the company you are considering joining through resources like the Better Business Bureau and by talking to others who have chosen to sell the products or services.

 

Do you work in direct sales? What advice can you give to others considering this career path?

 

Related Posts:

Military Spouses in Direct Sales, Part 1

Military Spouses in Direct Sales, Part 2

Military Spouses and Direct Sales: Making Working out Work

Work From Home Summer Survival Guide

 

About the Blogger: Briana Hartzell is a Navy spouse, mother to two beautiful girls (3 years and 6 months), a former full time USAA employee and a graduate of Texas A&M University. Briana writes at Being Briana, a blog focused on the joys that military life and parenthood can bring.

 

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