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…
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.
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.
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…