Joining a a course in miracles to start your book selling business has start up costs ranging depending on the company and what you are required to purchase to start. However, this cost does include everything you need to get started including several products to show, all paperwork and may even include a website.
These companies offer your book selling business training and support. Many of these companies truly want the business owners to succeed, because it moves their products. When they offer web sites, you may have to follow their template and they may help you or have already created content that is search engine optimized.
The commission structure can go up to 50% depending on the item you sell. Some offer bonuses and specials to their affiliates, and you are not required to keep a large inventory. You should only have an inventory that is large enough to show the variety of titles and age groups, but not overwhelm your customers. You place the order for the books as the orders come to you. The parent company then ships you the ordered titles and you take them to the hostess or client.
Another way to earn income is to sponsor other people who want to start a book selling business. Every sale they make and every person they sponsor adds to your income. You will help them to become successful as your sponsor helped you.
So with this option you can make money several ways. You can hold home parties and book fairs, or sell to libraries, schools and daycare centers in your area, and you can sponsor others. Plus you can usually get a web site through the parent company or make one of your own if they don’t offer it. This type of book selling business will go as far as you want to take it.
Other Multi-Level Marketing companies specialize in personalized children’s books. Even though publishing has come a long way, some of these companies can have extremely high start up costs.
Many require you to purchase inventory and software. They train you to use the software, but you have to choose how many of each title you will need and hope you are right. Some even require that you purchase a minimum number of each title, which can cause start up costs to run into the thousands and leave you with unused inventory.
But kids and parents love these books. Parents are always ready to buy a personalized book for their child to make them feel special. So, although you may incur steep start up costs for your book selling business, you should see a profit within the year of business if you work hard.
Some of these MLM’s are getting away from required inventory and cutting the start up costs by allowing you to purchase a set of CDs so you can print the books digitally. The books stay on your computer and you print them off as needed. The parent company may require your home book business to purchase the paper and binding material from them to ensure the quality of the books remain constant, but this is still cheaper and less bulky then ordering inventory.
You can print a bunch out as samples and have home parties. Many of these companies offer web sites in their packages. Even if they don’t, web sites are essential and minimal in cost and many providers have generic templates to help you set up your web site. Personalized book companies give a suggested retail price, you are always able to change it as you feel is appropriate.