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Direct Hit No more beating around the bush--these 10 expert tips will help you create a successful direct-sales business.

By Gwen Moran Edited by Frances Dodds

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Are you ready to jump right into direct sales? Before you do, make sure you know the techniques that will help you create a successful direct-sales enterprise. Here, top industry experts weigh in on the 10 essential tips for success.

1. Know your goals. Amy M. Robinson, vice president of communications at the Direct Selling Association, says the most important first step you can take is to determine what you want to achieve. "People get involved in direct selling for many different reasons," she says. "They may be in it for a full-time career. They may want to make a few hundred or a few thousand dollars a month and keep their enterprise small." Knowing your long-term goals for your direct-sales business will help you choose a company that can support you and put you in a position to achieve those goals.

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