Category Archives: relationship building

Absorbing Another’s Team Members Or Customers

Sometimes, a team member of yours leaves your company, leaving HER team members in YOUR unit.  Sometimes, a local friend who isn’t even in your unit leaves your company and asks you to service her customers.  And sometimes, very sadly, your team member passes away. My mother in law passed away last week after aContinue Reading

What Is CRM?

I’ve been representing an awesome follow up, card sending, gift sending system for years now without knowing what CRM is. One of my downline members posted a question about CRM on our facebook group this week and I learned so much about the differences and similarities between our product and CRM. CRM stands for “CustomerContinue Reading

Five Ways To Succeed At a Vendor Event

Good morning fellow direct sales professionals! Tis the season for vendor events! You’ve worked hard to get some good ones on your calendar and now you want to make the most of them! Do you sit there and sell to those who wish to buy? Or should your focus be on collecting names and numbers?Continue Reading

Here’s Why I Was Unfriended

This gal friended me on facebook then blasted her business in a mass message about how she had to sell $2000 TODAY —- I answered that I’ve been with that company for 13 years and she’s barking up the wrong tree trying to get me to become her client. She snarkily told all her friendsContinue Reading

To The Direct Sales Pro Dropping Postcards At The Bleachers At Her Kid’s Soccer Game….

Did the subject line get your attention? I’m talking to YOU.  You’re in the top 10%, 5%, or even 2% of your direct sales company. You KNOW the importance of following up with your hostesses, guests, consultants, prospective clients, prospective consultants, friends, and family. You have a system for sending multiple postcards each week andContinue Reading

Others Focused Marketing, Selling, and Team Building

I’ve been with my main business for thirteen years now.  In that time, I’ve learned that success comes primarily from being others focused.  When you’re more concerned with what your client or team member needs than with your own paycheck, that’s when your paycheck grows.  Isn’t that a wonderful career?  A business in which theContinue Reading

Promotions In Local Businesses

I mention promotions in local businesses a lot when direct sellers ask me about getting local leads.  Since my primary business is a skin care business, we talk about “facial bags”.  (you can learn about facial bags in my ecourse, if you’re a fellow skin care rep). Aside from facial bags, you could have aContinue Reading

Red Light, Green Light!

My six year old twins are learning how to play this child’s game, hence the title.  But seriously, today I’m talking about traffic, so the title makes sense. I like to think outside the box and learn new marketing ideas—- you can read about some of them here on this blog, as the majority ofContinue Reading

Organizing Your Contacts on Social Media

Organizing your social media contacts is crucial for direct sales/ network marketing success if you are using LinkedIn, Twitter, Google Plus, and Facebook to communicate with your prospects. I first discovered the beauty of listing through twitter.  I’ve created various lists so that I can filter the twitter noise and read the posts from theContinue Reading

Forum Marketing

There’s a saying that I’ve been enjoying more and more since I started with direct sales and network marketing.  A stranger is a friend you haven’t yet met. Many of my customers and team members have come from internet forums:  scrapbooking forums, infertility forums, new mom forums, Judaism forums, and most recently, facebook groups forContinue Reading