Importance of Education
Name – Santoshi Prasad Subudhi
Profession – Distribution
Designation – Retailer
Organisation – Amway
Age – 32
City – Bhubaneshwar
Work Experience (Years) – 5
Under-Graduation – B.Sc., T. John College, Bangalore
Professional Qualification – Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research and Data Management
Please give us a summary of your Career.
After academic completion, I did a job only for 2-3 years as a coordinator in private companies. I had to manage some clients’ database along with some back-office work. Initially, I enjoyed the work but gradually I found myself difficult to think to continue with the job for a life time as I was dreaming to lead a different life. I thought I would not be able to get it from the job. Initially, I started building the business along with the job in part-time and later, I left the job and started building the business full time.
Please describe your current Job Responsibilities as Retailer.
Now, I am an independent business owner. It has been more than 5 years I have been expanding my business as a direct seller of Amway‘s patented product. Its a purely product based business but done by intellectual distribution by a making a team in a structural manner. We all use the products and also sell the products, and also sponsor people who are interested to do the same thing for their profits. Amway is a multinational company and offers a multilevel marketing plan through its products, which also helps us expand the business locally.
Average Income of a Retailer in the current scenario
Starting out/Fresher – 0-2 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 20-40 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 40-80 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 80+ Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
Less than 7 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
All 7 days
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Does your work require you to travel?
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Would you consider this Profession Risky?
First of all, most of the Amway direct seller build this business for their second source of income along with their set primary income. Then here, the actual investment is extremely minimal compared to the massive output. There is no overhead tension. So, there is no actual risk involved in order to build this business.
Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance in your Profession?
Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of your Profession?
What are the different ways of becoming a Retailer?
The criteria are one should be above 18 years of age. They should be ambitious to lead a better life as the output of the business has the potential to provide you with a successful life.
Work-Culture in the Profession of a Retailer
How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
As it should be
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Generally speaking, your work as Retailer is
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
Importance of Education in a Profession of Retailer
Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success in this Profession?
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
There are all types of students who can succeed.
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful as a Retailer?
First Personality Trait – Energized by people, enjoy a variety of tasks and good at multitasking
Second Personality Trait – Focus on facts and details and apply past experiences to come up with practical solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions using logic by weighing pros and cons
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to be organised and stick to plan
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer to seek new experiences and create new things
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be self-disciplined and organised
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details
You should be a perfect team player. You should develop the skills to lead a team than trying to appease everybody as you have certain goals that need to be achieved.
What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to become a retailer?
First of all, it is a very ethical business practice. Here we get the chance for personality development by getting associated with a positive association. It is a risk-free business. There is unlimited income potential depending upon our hard work and effort. The sky is the limit to earn money. We can get so many invitational world tours provided by the company after achieving certain significant level. We also get a lot of respect and recognition from the people around us.
What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career as Retailer?
I have not found many negatives in this business but when you are building this business, you have to be very disciplined with your professional work and should aim to strike a balance with your family life as well. You have to be energetic because you will build this business along with your primary profession, which may be a difficult task when you are unsure about your progress in the business. In this business, you need to have a very honest character.
Recognition in Your Profession
What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Impressed
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Neutral
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Impressed
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
General Information of your Profession/Business as Retailer
What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in Distribution profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
Maybe Easy for Few
We have to give in the turnover every month by building the right team. We need to communicate properly on a regular basis with the teammates and need to lead them in the right way. So you need to develop some leadership skills to build a huge and sustainable business. This may be difficult for a few if they do not have the necessary skill set or are not sure about wanting to pursue the business.
How easy is it to move to a different country in Distribution profession?
May be Easy for Few
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?
I would choose the same profession.