Thursday, July 31, 2014

WAHMs NEW BOOK LAUNCH: One Woman's Journey from Mom to Successful Online Entrepreneur

Inspirational read about finding flexible income while focusing on family.


Friday, July 25, 2014

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

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 sellers and start your own!

5. Donate. Search out local opportunities to donate products or services for charity. It’s a great way to build exposure for your business.

6. Write About Yourself. Write an article about yourself and your work, or have an article written about you. Post it online, on your blog, FB page—everywhere! Start building a strong online presence.

7. Regularly Send out Press Releases – Any time you have news, whether it is a show or event where you are participating, a new product or service, or if you just want to publicize yourself, you can send out press releases, by email and on paper. Send them to trade publications, local newspapers, large newspapers, blogs, and news organizations. Most importantly, tell your story. The press is always looking for interesting stories for their readers. And face it, you’re interesting!

8. Develop a Referral Program. Word-of-mouth referrals are like gold – you want to encourage them whenever possible. So, how to get referrals? Ask for them! When you send out an email newsletter to your existing customer list, ask them to refer any friends who may be interested in your work. You may want to offer a discount or a gift card for these referrals. And be sure to thank anyone who gives you one!

9. Make Your Website into an E-commerce Site. You spent a lot of time and money on your website. So, where’s the shopping cart? Getting online visitors is challenging enough, but when they do visit and can’t make a purchase, you lose the sale. And constantly drive traffic to your site to get those sales!

10. Sell at Home Shows. Obviously this is the core of your business. Make it very profitable by having products bundled ahead of time guests can take home and have a nice inventory to choose from. Guests will order more if you have the product on-hand.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

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 and a good time to call. That's it.

Wait a couple of days, and follow up again: Email and phone call.

Once they tell you to drop dread, stop :) But don't give up until you've followed this method for at least a couple of weeks. One time isn't enough; 10 times is too many. Don't be a pest.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Work at Home Leads: Get Buzz Baby

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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 pricey so be sure to get fresh, qualified leads that have NOT been resold several times. These leads can be quite good in helping you build you team, but only if you are willing to contact them (via email and phone) and be consistent and proactive!

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Next time... How to Work Your Leads for Results!

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