Direct Sales Myths vs. Facts - Traveling Vineyard Edition

Direct Sales Myths vs. Facts - Traveling Vineyard Edition

Most people have some idea of what direct selling is: how it’s done, what it’s like, the type of people who choose it. Too often those ideas include vague visuals of pyramid schemes, door-to-door selling, or boxes of unwanted or unnecessary product cluttering their houses.

“The freedom and flexibility to set their own working hours draws all types of people to direct selling, including parents with young children, students, caregivers, retirees, military spouses and many more.”
Direct Selling Association

Even apart from the cautionary tales and cliches, direct sales myths can downplay the potential of a real career, a source of fair, if not serious, income, and a genuinely fun job for just about anyone, regardless of experience or expertise.

Combating direct sales myths can be difficult, but we do our best. Traveling Vineyard is a leader in direct sales because we make a point of providing our Wine Guides with all the training, support, and delicious, award-winning wine they need to learn the product, build their businesses, and pursue their personal ideas of success. Listen to our Wine Guides answer a few of the most common concerns about starting a direct selling career with Traveling Vineyard:


Did you know?
18 million people nationwide are independent direct sellers
Direct sales added $34 billion to the U.S. economy in 2014
Source: Direct Selling Association

  • You have to be a wine expert.
  • It’s hard to find hosts.
  • You have to be good at sales.
  • There are a lot of costs and fees.
  • You have to buy inventory.


  • We provide the training and tools you need to learn about wine.
  • Each wine tasting event produces 1 to 3 additional bookings.
  • Sincerity and passion yields more success than salesmanship.
  • Our startup fees is low and there are no quota or inventory requirements.

Direct sales is a legitimate and viable choice for those seeking work-at-home opportunities. The challenge, of course, is choosing the right fit for you.

And though we’re undeniably biased, we truly believe Traveling Vineyard is a great place to start looking. We’re BBB accredited with an A+ rating, a member of the Direct Selling Association, and a firm believer in abiding by their Code of Ethics. Furthermore, we’re a warm and welcoming community eager to see you succeed.

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