Have you hit a wall in your busness?
Tips and Ideas to Get Your Direct Sales Business Moving Forward Again
If you have hit a wall, first and foremost educate yourself in the area that you are having difficulties. I educate myself all of the time. This is the only way you can try something else that may get your business moving forward again. We have a lot of info in the business center, including articles, tips, and training audios. Do not think that you may not need education in your business at any time. All successful business owners educate themselves on a continuous basis. Also reach out to coaches in the field, ask questions on party plan message boards, purchase training materials. Participate in our conference calls! Our Jewelry Consultants leave our calls with ideas and enthusiasm from sharing with others on the call!
Don’t ask yourself, “What am I doing wrong?” ask yourself, “What can I do differently?” This is where education can help to answer your questions!
Think outside of the box, be creative. Party plan businesses are not limited to home shows!
Are you coaching your hostess “effectively”? (refer to hostess coaching audios, articles and tips in the business center and also direct sales coaches)
Does she have a “clear” understanding of the hostess rewards using a visual presentation not just the rewards scale and know what she must do to get the items free or discounted on her wish list?
Does she have a clear understanding of the commitment required of her and the time and cost you have put into her show? (time and cost can be exaggerated!)
Are you mailing the invitations for her? This makes your hostess more committed to the date if the invitations are already out.
Are you offering to her to do a catalog show if she cancels?
Have you started hostess coaching at the show that she booked from?
Are you setting a party planning date (hostess coaching date) in person or by phone?
Are you keeping contact by phone and mail on a regular basis with your hostess?
Are you using the wish list?
Are you getting the guest list with contact info from your hostess for future hostesses, customers and possible team members?
If so, are you contacting these guests for hosting a show?
If your hostess provides you with just a few names on the guest list, are you phoning her and offering suggestions of others she may invite to make her show a success?
Are you asking your hostess for a minimum of 30 names on the guest list?
Are you offering an incentive gift for a guest list turned in on time?
Does your hostess have a clear understanding of the hostess special either offered by the company or you?
If you are not booking from your shows, you are not sharing your hostess plan enough.”
Are you sharing your hostess plan at your shows a minimum of 2-3 times and providing your guests with a “visual” aid of what they can receive by hosting a show?
Are you using as a visual aid the host a show flyer and showing the actual product of what your current hostess did to earn these products?
Are you asking “each” guest to host a in home show and if not a in home show, a catalog show?
When out and about, are you asking if a potential hostess would like to receive free and discounted jewelry?
Are you using the wish list?
Are you playing booking games?
Are you making it a goal and providing an incentive for 3 or more bookings each show?
Are you encouraging and providing an incentive for your hostess to get preshow bookings for you?
Are you creating desire to host a show?
Are you asking for a favor to host a show for you? (no favors) We supply a service, entertainment and provide free and discounted jewelry-no favors)
Are you thinking outside of the box by contacting others for fundraisers, multi vendor events, hosting shows in doctors offices, (these can be done during the lunch hour or happy hour or drop off a packet for a catalog show and provide a show end date of when you will be in to collect the orders) hosting shows where men hang out (easy shopping for this time of year) mother-daughter shows, responsible teenagers doing catalog shows to earn gifts for Mother’s day or prom jewelry and provide an easy way for friends to order for the day as well. Look for places where people work during the day (you are providing a service since they may not have time for shopping)
Are you keeping a secondary stream of catalog shows going at all times in addition to your in home shows?
Are you asking future brides if they would like to purchase the brides maids jewelry through you by hosting a show? Or, provide a discount if she will add to her invitations, Jewelry provided by ________________ of Bella Shaye Jewelry. Yes, this is actually happening!
Are you asking more than just family and friends? We all run out of those sooner or later! Strangers become friends!
Are you advertising for bookings?
Is your Bella Shaye website completed?
Are you promoting your website?
Are you filling your calendar for the current month and booking from there?
Are you offering incentives for booking shows that are next weekend etc?
Are you checking the party request boards in the business center regularly? If out of your area, turn it into a catalog show!
Does your hostess have a clear understanding of the minimums required to earn hostess rewards and the discounted shipping rate?
Are you offering your guests extras? If they are interested in the necklace are you suggesting the matching earrings, etc?
Are you offering a free gift if a guest spends $$ amount or more?
Do your guests have a clear understanding of customer specials provided by you or the company?
Are you turning individual orders into catalog shows by suggesting to your customer that she take a catalog and order forms to her friends and collect a few orders to receive free shipping and free and discounted jewelry?
Are you creating two streams of income minimum by doing catalog shows in conjunction with home shows?
Growing Your Team:
Are you effectively training and coaching your new team members to success?
Are you advertising? Set a advertising budget-all businesses have a advertising budget. Look for places that those interested in party plan would turn to such as the party plan websites. Look for places where moms and children are.
Are you asking each guest if she would be interested in doing what you do?
Are you playing sharing the opportunity games at your shows?
Are you creating desire amongst your guests to do what you do?
When out and about, are you sharing your opportunity? Never pre judge. You will be surprised on who may join your team. Never think someone is too rich or too busy!
Are you listening for “red flags” at your shows? (don’t know what a red flag is –contact me!)
Are you setting goals with your team members as a team for sales and team building?
Are you conducting weekly or bi weekly group calls with team members for education and goal setting? (always positivie-no complaint sessions-we always offer solutions-there are never any problems!)
Are you checking the team leads boards frequently on the business center? No territorial restrictions for team building!
Promoting Your Business: Getting the word out!
Promote your business within your community-look for business owners who will let you leave information with them.
Conduct a drawing for free product with an entry in an entry box. Look again for places that women go!
Ask your bank if they have a small business promotion within the bank, where you set up a table and promote.
Offer your service as a free speaker to your local library. Yes you are all public speakers now!
Ask others to promote your business by offering gifts for doing so.
Ask your husband. This is not a favor-they owe us! Lol
Complete your website
Build a facebook page or any other networking site page for you business. (google “networking sites” for more)
Google Mom’s websites and create a page and join groups on the networking sites to promote your business.
Post frequently so your page is seen by others!
Advertise on networking sites by paying for an ad.
Reach out to others in this field for help too and of course me!
Never give up!!!! It takes time to get a business going and the more (smart) time you invest the sooner you see results! Don’t make excuses, make results! Again, always ask “What can I do differently?” Positive thinking brings positive results. Remember it is always best in person!
Bella Shaye Jewelry since 2007. Bella Shaye is a company helping others to become self employed using the method of direct sales. Bella Shaye Jewelry is a fee free direct sales jewelry ground floor opportunity, working with only those who can commit to a average minimum of part time hours per week in their individual business. This is our way of providing a fee free company to our serious business owners and keeping our saturation low so that each business owner has the opportunity to grow his or her business in their hometown. We offer generous commissions of 30-40% plus up to 18% on your team. We are here to help others start a home based business of their own and enjoy the benefits and rewards of becoming a entrepreneur.
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