When it comes to direct selling, there is no such thing as too much knowledge. You keep learning as you grow as a direct seller and improve your methods. And when it comes to learning new stuff, nothing is as valuable as books.
As an industry that is taking the world by storm and one where members have to help and coordinate with each other to achieve maximum potential, there has been a large number of books written about direct selling, network marketing and the art of selling. While it is impossible to go through all of them, I have compiled a list of some of the best and most valuable books that you can read to take your direct selling business in India to the next level.
Rich Dad Poor Dad
When it comes to making money and investing, there is no book more loved or popular among readers than Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad. The book is based on his experience growing up in Hawaii and the life lessons that he received from his rich dad and poor dad. The books details about the advice and lessons that the rich teach their children that are not available for poor and middle-class kids.
A personal help book that not only takes about finance but also about being responsible towards society and empathetic, it is a must-read if you want to improve your life.
The Business of the 21st Century
Another book from Robert Kiyosaki, The Business of the 21st Century talks about how people are better off if they change the state of affairs themselves rather than blame the society and the government.
In this book, Robert Kiyosaki talks about the importance of having multiple sources of income and how you should try to have a passive source of income that will make you money in the background. He emphasises the use of network marketing to achieve this goal and how you can set up a network marketing business of your own.
The Unemployed Millionaire
The author of the book, Matt Morris started his own marketing company when he was just eighteen, dropped out of college to pursue his business when he was twenty and lost it all when he was twenty-one. This was when he decided to clean up his act and re-invent himself. At twenty-nine, he had become a self-made millionaire. A must-read if you are looking to achieve financial independence and wants to know all the potholes to avoid and life choices to make.
The Parable of the Pipeline
This is a book that I often quote to my friends and my sales team. ‘Dreams are the fuel that the fire desire’- these are words taken from Burke Hedges’ sensation book that cuts all the nonsense and goes directly into the art of making money and starting a business of your own.
Naye Zamane Ka Naya Business: Network Marketing
This is a book for all the direct selling and network marketing businesses in India. It is easy to read, simple to understand and can help even the most inexperienced of people to get an idea about the workings of the industry and how they can be a part of the booming business.
The Skinny on Direct Sales: Your First 100 Days
Of all the millions of people that enter the direct selling industry, only a fraction makes it more than 100 days. This book talks about why and how you can be one among the few that succeeds through direct selling. It also has 10 practical tips that you can use to improve your sales and to ensure a long and prosperous career in the field.
To be a successful direct selling company in India, it is important that you keep learning and improving with time. These books are just a few that I have found helpful in my journey to be a direct seller. With enough determination, knowledge and a good business model, you can make it big in the direct selling industry and create your own business empire.