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Annette Yen


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I can answer questions regarding work from home direct sales businesses and party plan businesses. If you are looking for information on what direct sales company might be right for you or just need coaching on how to move your current business from hobby-mode to business-mode, I can help!

Experience in the area

I've been in Direct Sales for over 20 years and am the top leader in my current company. I network with leaders in many different direct sales companies and have resource websites for direct sellers. I've just finished a certification leadership course with the DSWA and have articles on direct sales published throughout the internet.


Direct Selling Women's Alliance
Small Business Referral Network Mayor
Women Business Owners


B.S. from the University of Illinois 1984
Elite Leadership Certification from the Direct Selling Women's Alliance

What do you like about this subject?

Direct Selling is a great way for stay at home moms to generate income while still being available to their children and husband. Though it's still work, it offers a flexible schedule and the option to "set your own hours" or work at times when the kids are in school, napping, etc.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

There is much to learn in any field and Direct Sales is no different. I spend a large portion of my "work" hours learning from others, reading books, taking courses and listening to training.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Some people think direct sales is set up to be a "no work and get money" type of thing. That's not true at all. It's owning your own business - and anytime you own your own business you have to make an investment of time and money. There are no get rich quick opportunities within legitimate Direct Sales companies

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Recent Answers from Annette Yen

2010-06-14 Amway Style of Marketing:

Gopesh-  My understanding is that Amway is considered both a Multi-Level marketing business and a Network Marketing business.  The two terms are often interchangeable.    There are thousands (if not more)

2009-02-28 marketing:

Hi there and thanks for your question.     Let me start out by saying that my area of expertise is not in travel but in direct sales party plan so I don't know that I'll be able to address your question

2008-12-21 Point in the right direction...:

Hi Diana-  Thank you for your question. Although my expertise is more in the Direct Sales/Home Party plan type of selling I do have a few suggestions and comments that might help.    1.  How are you promoting

2008-09-01 home party business plan:

Hi Toni-  Congratulations to you for your drive to help other people to make money!  It sounds exciting.    Before I jump into my suggestions please know that I have never owned my own direct sales/party

2008-03-03 growing momentum:

Stephanie-  Thanks so much for your question.  I guess I'm wondering why working full time means that "just ask" can't work for you? Although I do understand the limitations that having full time responsibilities


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