Frequently Asked Questions
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1. How can I access your Newsletter?
As a Member you will automatically receive the Newsletter. As a Guest, simply complete a Newsletter Subscription Form: Subscribe Now
2. How can I join the DSWA?
To join as an Independent Member you can...
Join Online: http://dswa.org/join_now_form.asp
Print the application and fax it to US Fax: 888-417-0743 International Fax: +1 808-239-8286
Print the application and mail it to:
DSWA, 111 Hekili St., Suite A139, Kailua, HI 96734, United States
3. How can I update my profile?
If you have a new e-mail address or would like to update your contact information in our system please Click Here.
4. I forgot my password. How can I get it?
Members who have forgotten their Username and Password can now request it be sent via e-mail. Simply click “Forgot Your Password?” when attempting to login or Click Here. Enter your email address and you will receive your information within seconds.
5. Why is this an Alliance for women?
The DSWA recognizes that more than 87% of direct sellers world-wide, are women and feel that by focusing on this targeted group we can better meet the needs of today's direct selling women. It is important to note that we welcome men to join the DSWA as well. We feel they too can benefit from this resource and better understand how to support the women within their organization.
Approximately 25% of the DSWA's current membership is comprised of men.
6. Do you share member's records?
7. What are the benefits of being a DSWA Member?
To discover the numerous benefits you'll enjoy as a member we invite you to visit the Member Benefits Page here that details all that you'll enjoy as a member.
We receive messages daily from members who are enjoying greater results with their business as a result of what they learn through the DSWA. The most raved about member benefits are The Education Centers where members access fresh ideas for growing their business and the Tele-class recordings, updated each week with Experts & Top Leaders.
8. Where can I learn more about the people behind the DSWA?
You can learn about the Vision, Purpose, & Legacy of the DSWA by going to the Who We Are Page.
9. What are some of the ways I can become more involved in the DSWA?
We offer many ways for direct sellers to connect, network and grow their business.
- Interactive tele-classes each week.
- If you would like to arrange for a DSWA Founder or Faculty to be a speaker on a Conference Call or at your upcoming event, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Regional and National Events provide direct sellers with an opportunity to join together around their shared passion for direct selling.
- Mastermind Book Club where you can connect with DSWA Members in your area.
Notice: The DSWA enforces a strict no-cross recruitment policy at all times.
10. Why was DSWA established?
DSWA was established for the purpose of supporting direct sellers around the world who are achieving their dreams through party plan, network marketing or person to person sales. Our mission is to supplement and enhance the support that distributors already receive from their companies so they advance faster and achieve higher levels of success.
11. Does DSWA have live training events?
DSWA offers live trainings and local meetings throughout the United States, Australia and Canada. Go to the Calendar of Events for a list of upcoming events.
If you would like to arrange for a DSWA Founder or Faculty Team Member to speak at your upcoming event, contact email@example.com.
12. How do I call in and participate?
As a Member or Newsletter Subscriber you will receive a weekly announcement for the upcoming call and at anytime may access the Upcoming Teleclass Schedule.
As a Member you will also have access to the Archived Teleclass recordings.
13. Can I Invite My Downline to the Teleclass?
Thank you for your desire to share these valuable tele-classes with your team. You are clearly a leader who wants to support your distributors as they grow their business. Yes, we ask that you encourage your team to take place in the live teleclasses so they too can access all of the wisdom offered.
For creative ways to share the DSWA with others, visit our Refer A Friend page.
14. Do I need special equipment for the archives?
Yes, in order to listen to the previously recorded calls you will need a program that allows you to listen to MP3 files. We recommend iTunes because it is free, easy to download and is 100% safe! Click here to download the iTunes to your computer.
15. How do I become a bid Partner?
To become a DSWA Buy It Direct "bid" Partner you must use, on the average, one dozen products each day that have been purchased through an independent direct seller or through a direct selling company for which you are a distributor.
We ask that you join our bid family in the spirit in which it is created - one of support and appreciation of this great industry.
16. When is the next DSWA Event?
Top-Rated Speakers from the DSWA are coming to a city near you! Clear your schedule and invite your team! Join us for a fabulous event full of leading edge training, inspiration, fun and experiential learning! Because the news is spreading fast and space is limited, we urge you to register right away. You'll be so glad you did!
To check the Upcoming Events Calendar click here.
17. How can I share DSWA with my team?
We offer specific guidance on how to share the DSWA with your team on our Refer-A-Friend Page. There you will even find a suggested e-mail that you can copy and paste into and e-mail you send to all your direct selling friends. Perhaps the best way to share the DSWA is to send a link to the Member Benefits page where they will discover all the ways they can benefit from being a part of the DSWA.
You can also forward the Weekly Emails to a friend. Send an article or Success Tip from the Learning Library.
18. How can I support the growth of DSWA and spread the word?
Here are just a few ways you can help make the DSWA strong!
- Share the DSWA with other direct sellers. (See #13!)
- Attend local events.
- Join or renew your Membership.
- Submit a testimonial.
19. What does the DSWA offer internationally based direct sellers?
Australian, Canadian and United Kingdom Members and Guests can enjoy live training calls with a local call in number and Members have the opportunity to hear previously recorded calls that are archived in the Members Only Area of the web site. Calls can be played right from your own computer.
Members also have access to helpful articles, tips, coaching principles, professional image content and so much more. Leaders love this because they can find training topics for team meetings, newsletter content, and occasionally copy and paste an article into an email for a long-distance team member to keep them motivated and connected.
20. Why have you chosen to operate as a for-profit entity?
The Direct Selling Women's Alliance operates as a for-profit entity for the following reasons.
Operating as a for-profit entity enables us to engage top industry talent who can be fairly compensated for their valuable contribution of time and information, thereby enhancing the level of service we can offer members. As a for-profit entity we have the capital needed to deliver state-of-the-art services that may not otherwise be in the budget.
In addition, many new and existing associations are moving toward a for-profit structure so that the long-term vision can remain its primary objective. With the founders at the helm, the Alliance avoids the common problems its non-profit counterparts are facing as a result of an ever-changing Board of Directors which can also change the culture and direction of the organization.
Finally, the association founders are wholeheartedly committed to the vision of DSWA, and have demonstrated their dedication by personally investing in the Alliance start-up and giving their full-time effort for more than 18 months prior to launch.
21. Can the DSWA join a network marketing program and offer their legal, health, telecommunication services to their members and receive a residual on the resulting sales?
While the DSWA could probably make a great deal of money by signing up as an associate and offering such services to their members, it is considered a conflict of interest and in violation of the DSWA’s Code of Ethics. Neither the DSWA Corporation, nor the Founders are able to have a distributorship with any direct selling company.
The DSWA is committed to remaining a neutral, “bi-partisan” organization with no ties or obligation to any direct selling entity. This policy enables us to represent the industry fairly and equitably, without conflict of interest or show of favoritism.
In short, the high road is not always the path paved with gold, but it enables the DSWA Founders to sleep peacefully knowing they are building an organization with integrity and fairness to all participants in this great industry.
22. I want to send something to the DSWA. Where would I send it?
The DSWA mailing address is:
DSWA, 111 Hekili St., Suite A-139, Kailua, HI 96734.
Still have more questions? Email us!