One of the overlooked ways to become a success with your home based business is to use the product or service you are promoting.
By using your own product or service, you will be able to decide if the opportunity is for you.
You also become your own best spokesperson and many times qualify for higher commissions from your company.
You can also relate better to any questions that a person wanting to use your product has.
Choosing just the right opportunity can be very difficult.
The first thing you should look at is the products you will be selling or the service you will be promoting.
The main thing is for you to be comfortable with the product line, so comfortable that you will use the product(s) yourself.
If you don't use the product you sell it sure is harder to sell it to someone else.
If you do not like the product or service, keep looking at other opportunities until you find a product or service you do like.
People want to know that a product works.
They want to believe it does what it claims.
While you can use other people's testimonials for proof, the best testimonial you can use is your own.
If you use the product yourself it will easier to sell so find a product that you will use and can feel good about selling.
Also, if you use the product yourself, you can give examples of how it improved your quality of life or helped you.
If you believe in the product and if YOU use the product, it will be easier to get others to do the same.
You will then become excited about what you have to offer.
That excitement will spill over into your speaking and product promotion, which will increase sales.
Many affiliate programs will pay you a higher commission if you use their products or subscribe to their service.
This should be no problem considering that you want to try the product or service out first.
And although you don't have to use the product, there may be more tools and resources available to you if you do.
Finally, by using your own product, you are in a better position to relate to questions from prospective customers or affiliates.
It could be a little embarrassing if someone asks you how you like the product you are offering and you have to tell them you don't use it.
That's not to say you can answer every question someone may have but you can certainly relate to it and be in a much better position to get the question answered.
As you can see, there are several reasons to try out your own product or service.
Use them to see if it is the business for you.
You then will become your own best spokesperson.
You may even put yourself in a position to receive higher commissions and you will be in a better position to relate to your customers.
Whatever the reason, using your own products is extremely beneficial to your business success.