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Direct Sales Bookings: 6 Simple Ways to Get One

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Direct Sales Bookings: The Lifeblood of Your Business!

Yet getting them is not the easiest task for many. Why? Because you hate to "bug" your friends and family. You hate to ask to something you know is basically a sales-oriented thing. You feel bad doing it, even though you know they'd love it!

But this is the wrong way to think. The mindset you need to have continuously is that you are A Booking Machine. You get bookings easily and constantly. You have a fully-booked calendar.

Yeah, right. If it were just that easy.




Ready to get bookings come to you?

It can be. But, that's just the first step. Every day, tell yourself you are going to get a booking today. Say it out loud in the morning. Set your day up for this task.

Then do one of the following each and every day (5 days out of 7):

1. Pick up the phone and call your best customers. Tell them they will get (a hostess gift, a 30% savings on their next order, a pony) if they will hold a party. Let them know how much it wou…

Direct Sales Coach: No Rejection Prospecting

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How to prospect without fear of rejection: These days we have so many tools at our fingertips! When I started my business there was no internet, no Facebook, no email. You had to pick up the phone or send snail mail to contact people.
Wow, how things have changed...so let's use these tools to our advantage. But...you can suck up a LOT of time trying to learn them and use them effectively.
One super simple prospecting method is being used by top marketers and recruiters everywhere, yet many still are not using it.
Do this at least twice a week and start to see your team and customers grow! Here's the steps to take: 1. Get your prospect list in order. You likely have about 20 people you've put off calling and can contact. 2. Get your message in line. Are you contacting them about recruiting? Sales? Bookings? Write a short (a line or two) message for each prospect. You can use one message for all your recruit prospects, one for sales follow ups, etc. 3. Get out your phone and write e…

WAHM Business Building: GET OVER IT!

1. You signed up with your business to make some money, work a flex job, help out your family or even make a whole new career. 2. You put some effort in; did well at first. Maybe you didn't. Either way, you realized "Hey, I need some new customers but where do I find them?" 3. You poked around the internet a bit. Maybe a LOT. You found tons of resources to help recruit, build, make money, create systems, etc. All SCREAMING at you to pick them. 4. You signed up, read some, did some more, maybe had a little more success and got excited about your business again. "Hey, this might really be something one day..." 5. Life interfered (as it does) and you are back to where you were. Exhausted and tired of the hype, you now just try to glean whatever freebie info you can that looks like it has merit and plug on. 6. TODAY: I'm here to tell you I GET IT. I've been there in many similar ways and I've learned so much. Enough that I want to share it...but only with th…

How to build a BIG direct sales business from the ground up: The Truth

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How to build a BIG direct sales business from the ground up:

1. First identify what you really want: An online business, a thriving booking calendar or a large team you manage. You cannot do all at once, so concentrate on one thing and the rest will naturally follow.

2. Get over the fact that you'll need to spend some money to build your business. IT IS A BUSINESS and no business thrives without spending some capital. It's just the way it is. Whether it's sending out some free samples or buying ads, it will help bring in customers.

3. Realize that GETTING A CUSTOMER is expensive and very valuable. One customer could be a customer for years. Spending a few dollars to get them is nothing in comparison. Of course, you need a budget and a savvy mindset to understand which customers are worth the time and money.

4. Get a practice: This means that every week you will market, advertise, cold call, whatever. If you're not willing to do this, forget about running a business. It…

How to really GROW a direct sales business working from home

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I often talk to sellers who have big dreams, big plans for their business.

However, when we start to delve into what is required to make those dreams a reality, they shy away.
Not all, but many.
This is where the "I used to sell such-and-such but it didn't work out." comes from. 
You know them...the people who jump from company to company because they can't make it happen. Or they just quit their business altogether.
Or the ones who say they know everything about how to market their business already (but don't have any traffic or business to show for it).
When I work with sellers I like the ones who aremotivated, friendlyandopen to ideasand new ways of thinking and growing.
What I don't like? Those stuck-in-the-mud old ideas that so many sellers cling to.
Gone are the days when you could just call up a few friends and make your business grow.
Now it takes marketing, advertising, blogging, social media PLUS good, old fashioned phone calling, emailing and even snail mai…

Protect Your Family From Everyday Toxins

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Protecting families from hidden toxins found in everyday life.
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WAHMs NEW BOOK LAUNCH: One Woman's Journey from Mom to Successful Online Entrepreneur

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Inspirational read about finding flexible income while focusing on family. See it on Amazon!

Direct Sales: 10 Ways to Grow Your Party Plan Business Faster

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1. Diversify your efforts. If you are hoping to book more, think outside your resources (network) and get into the community. There are many ways to do this – work alternative events to get leads (see #4).

2. Sell Retail – and Wholesale. Do you sell consistently to customers every month or two? Offer an automatic shipment program and a savings for a certain dollar amount. For example, if they spend $75 or more, they get a savings and maybe some free samples (or free shipping).

3. Sell your Work through Online Outlets. If you don’t have a personal blog or website and only sell through you corporate site, you are missing out on opportunities to sell, offer promotions, specials, etc. Make your customers’ buying experience personal by offering tips and advice for using your products (even video!).

4. Show Your Work in Alternative Spaces. Pop-up boutiques are common in many cities—search around and see if there are some you can work for the day or weekend…or band together with other local sel…

Home Party Plan Leads: How to work them for results

Working leads is part art; part science.

First, are the leads good, quality and wanting to hear from you? Let's assume they are not. Let's assume you got your hands on some general leads.

Now what?

First, you have to contact them. We have found the best system for doing this and getting results is:
1. Email them and introduce yourself and tell them you go their lead information (be honest and upfront about how you found them and why you are contacting them)

2. Follow up with a phone call. If you get them, remind them about the email you sent. They may or not have seen it so let them know again how you found them, etc.

If you get an answering machine, don't go into a long story. Be short and sweet:


Hello (name). I received your name as a possible future entrepreneur and business owner and I wanted to talk to you about your future business. If you are still interested in working for yourself, please call me. I have some very interesting things to tell you.


Leave your name, number a…

Work at Home Leads: Get Buzz Baby

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"Online success needs one thing:Get your business seen by as many people
every week as possible!"


Serious Leads . Marketing Coaching . Guaranteed Traffic . Clicks to Your Site . Online Marketing . Google Page One . More!

If you are in a small, medium or even home business, we can get you get amazing buzz and exposure ALL OVER GOOGLE!        
What if, in the next 30 days, you saw your business DOUBLE?
Dear Entreprenuer,

If you're in a home-based business, you need LEADS. You need TRAFFIC. You need people to know who you are and find you.

Learn more about BUZZ BABY!




MLM Party Plan Recruiting: Where to get leads that are looking to join a home business

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How to add 2-5 new recruits a week ... realistically!

Here is a series I'm doing to help you recruit!

The lifeblood of your business is LEADS.

You must have qualified, targeted leads consistently to build your business (sales and recruits). However, they are not always easy to find and if you're not careful you can spin your wheels and spend a LOT of money and end up with not much (been there, done that!)

My best sources of leads are to use the following tools. They are not free, but they are low-cost and they bring in actual visitors, leads and possible buyers and/or recruits (if you know how to work them...coming in the next issue).

So here is my best, proven and tested advice for finding leads online.

To get leads, you can do a few of the following:

-- Get targeted traffic to your site and get them to sign up for something so you can continue to market to them and promote yourself and your products

 -- Buy leads that are interested in joining a home business -- Yes, they can be pri…

Direct Sales Success? What do the TOP National Sales Directors Know That You Don't?

Direct Sales Success: What do TOP National Sales Directors Know?

How to get themselves in front of people. Simple as that. You cannot make sales without getting your business in front of people, right?

Sure, you can spend hours on Facebook, Tweet your heart out and revise your website and blog until your brain bleeds. But until you get in front of an actual paying customer (either in person or via phone), it's a hard sell.

You're just one of millions online. But when you're in front of one or six people doing a class or presentation, you're a star.

A star? Really? Isn't that pushing it a bit, Karen?

No. You are the star of the show. You are the main event. You are IT. People are listening, focusing, thinking about what you have to say. Isn't that what our celebrities do? Whether they are a "real housewife" or a bonafide actor (Meryl or Denzel or Kate [pick one]), we are paying attention to them when they are in front of us and the same goes for you.

But get…

Kids Fantasy Penpals Club: Monster Treehouse Club

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www.monstertreehouseclub.com Who we are:
We write letters to children from our fictional character line and children
are allowed to write back and become fantasy penpals (of sorts).

GROK Learning -- Drop In Tutoring for Kids

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Grok Learning!http://www.grokhomework.com

Online tutoring company focusing on homework help and school curriculum.

Students can access a tutor to help them with homework Sunday-Thursday 4-10pm EST. There are no appointments, long-term contracts, or hidden fees and we offer a free week trial! http://www.grokhomework.com

How to teach your kids confidence & integrity under $20 (for ages 7-12)

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http://www.thesmartplaybook.com
How to teach your kids confidence & integrity under $20 (for ages 7-12)

WAHMs: Free resources for building your home party plan business

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FREE RESOURCES I LOVE!


Looking for some free or low-cost source for building your business?
Here are a couple I use and really like:


PureChat - go to my site: http://www.directsalespower.com and see the rather large blue chat balloon pop up. It is a free chat service I use to talk to customers who have questions. Go to www.purechat.com.


**If you're online and have questions about how to build your business or any of our products, feel free to chat with me or leave your question and email and I'll get right back to you!**




24-7PressRelease - this site has been a great resource for sending out and distributing freebie and low-cost press releases. If you want to get some great exposure on Google, PR is the way to go. You can write a release and distribute it in just a day for some good views online. (Be sure you are writing a release and not an ad--ads will not be accepted by the site.) Go to: www.24-7PressRelease.com



To get more articles, tips and resources to build your home business,…

WAHMs: Make teaching your kids to tie a tie fun!

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Action! Adventure! Fun lesson for learning to tie a necktie. http://www.sybrina.com

WAHM Interview: YOUNIQUE Makeup by Nicole

1. Tell us about your business opportunity--what do you represent?
Younique is a naturally based mineral makeup company with just over 16,000 presenters worldwide. Our current line of makeup includes high-quality natural mineral pigments, concealers and blushers. We also offer a luxurious line of skin care that includes Awake Facial Cleanser, Brilliant Moisturizer and Flawless BB Cream. Our best seller is our 3D Fiber Lashes. Watch as your lashes transform into something you have only dreamed of!

Younique is one of the first direct sales companies to sell exclusively through social media, so there is no need to do home parties. You can run your business completely from home. Presenters are given a free website, with no monthly fees and no auto-ships. Best of all, Younique presenters are paid DAILY.

2. How long have you been involved with this? How did you get into it?
When I signed up as a network marketer with Younique, I was a little nervous I'd never make the money I paid for the…

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WAHMs: Cheap MLM Network Marketing Leads Source

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If you're looking for an inexpensive leads source, telemarketing support and marketing training and coaching (super value!) to build your home business, look at MLM Marketing Pros, a division of our company Direct Sales Power, a force in home party plan, mlm and network marketing since 2003.



Get your 25 Free recruiting leads here -- just sign up!

WAHM Tip: How to get your business on first page of Google

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Want to get on GOOGLE? How about Page One?
Here it is -- it's amazing how this can happen. You have a site. You have a blog. But do you have a video? Here's the thing many internet marketers know: If you have a video - WITH THE RIGHT KEY WORDS -- you can get on page one of Google within just days (sometimes hours). The RIGHT KEY WORDS are what does it. For example, if you do a video for your team and title it "Jan's Team Tips," it will only get found if: 1. You send the link to people (your team) 2. Someone is looking on the internet for Jan's Team Tips. Otherwise, it will likely get buried. However, if you title it Jan's Superstar Party Plan Recruiting Tips, anyone searching for "party plan recruiting" or "recruiting tips" will be likely to see it on Google on page one or two. Not bad. Or, you could a blog post. If you title it right, it might get higher ranking and get you visibility on Google. Moral of the story: Title your internet options …

Interview with Bashford Jewelry Owner - Eco-Friendly Organic Jewelry, Furniture and Gifts

Tell us about your company:

My company's Mission is to make jewelry as beautiful and timeless as it can be, using ethical labor, eco-friendly materials and environmentally responsible sources. We use only conflict free diamonds and research all our diamonds origins, to protect and preserve the environment and improve livelihoods.

Why and how did you start this?

I started this business just a few months ago, Through research, I became impassioned with the idea that responsible-sourced jewelry could be an effective tool for social change in developing countries, also create a better environment and help preserve it.

Tell us about your company:

People who can contribute and value creativity, inventiveness and maintain coolness when in middle of stressful times.

What do you do?
We offer eco-friendly, organic and conflict free diamond engagement rings, men's wedding rings, women’s wedding rings, fashion and fine jewelry as well as wedding gifts such as furniture, kitchen & tabletop an…

New Cook Book Release: Over 250 Fat-Burning Recipes!

NEW COOK BOOK RELEASE! It's over 250 fat-burning foods and recipes to help jump start or keep any diet going and successful. Check it out! http://bit.ly/1eJ9m8O


WAHM Party Plan Tips: What you are doing wrong

1. You signed up with your business to make some money, work a flex job, help out your family or even make a whole new career. 2. You put some effort in; did well at first. Maybe you didn't. Either way, you realized "Hey, I need some new customers but where do I find them?" 3. You poked around the internet a bit. Maybe a LOT. You found tons of resources to help recruit, build, make money, create systems, etc. All SCREAMING at you to pick them. 4. You signed up, read some, did some more, maybe had a little more success and got excited about your business again. "Hey, this might really be something one day..." 5. Life interfered (as it does) and you are back to where you were. Exhausted and tired of the hype, you now just try to glean whatever freebie info you can that looks like it has merit and plug on. 6. TODAY: I'm here to tell you I GET IT. I've been there in many similar ways and I've learned so much. Enough that I want to share it...but only with th…

MOMS: Yamie Chess is a learning tool for your kids

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Yamie Chess (https://www.yamiechess.com), a Harvard/MIT math PhD-endorsed K-8 math learning aid for kids’ STEM education is launching at New York Toy Fair 2014 (Booth #5954)

The company's first learning aid, The Adventures of Tigermore and the Mind Angels has been reviewed by International Master Jeremy Silman (the US chess champ who created the chess scene in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) here: http://www.jeremysilman.com/shop/pc/Yamie-Chess-81p3817.htm

There are too many of our kids failing at math in school, and Yamie Chess, designed by a group of MIT, Caltech and Stanford engineers is hoping to do something about that. The company's educational mission is here: https://www.yamiechess.com/math-careers

Tupperware Consultants: Service to Help You

If you're a Tupperware Consultant, check this out: http://buytwonline.com/business-helpers/us-tupperware-website-update-service/

MOMS: Personalized Baby Blankets

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Discover beautifully personalized baby blankets and baby gifts, hand crafted with love and tenderness http://personalizemybabyblanket.com

INTERVIEW: Lynne Cooper Hall - Younique Opportunity: See New 3D Lashes!

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1. Tell us about your business opportunity--what do you represent? Younique Minerals Cosmetics

2. How long have you been involved with this? How did you get into it?

I fell in love with the 3D lashes by Younique because I discovered that fake lash glue has Formaldehyde in it!! Like the stuff in embalming fluid! The Younique 3D mascara uses all natural green tea fibers (I could almost hear my eyes saying thank you!). It was soon after finding the 3D lashes that I realized that ALL the other products that Younique offers have the same amazing results with none of the nasty, fillers, paraben free, talc free, never tested on animals and hypo-allergenic. I started my business in 2013 and we've been steadily growing ever since!

3. What type of team members are you looking for?

I am looking for people who love to chat, share their experiences, network and grow their business by sharing about amazing naturally based make up! This is a GREAT business for WAHM’s because the platform i…