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A Day in the Life of a Social Media Marketer

A Day in the Life of a Social Media Marketer

This month we're talking all about how to work your business like a business. And being the social media girl in the group, today I am going to share with you a day in the life of a social media marketer (and what areas you need to accomplish too!) 7:30am: Every morning, I start my day off with a coffee (two sugars, two milk), avocado toast and a podcast. While I am cooking and eating, I like to take in as much professional development as I can. It's important to me, as your social media trainer, that I stay up to date on the latest that is happening in social marketing, so that you [...]
Do You Have a Business or a Hobby

Do You Have a Business or a Hobby

  When I started my direct sales business in 1995, I wasn't looking for a full-time career and I certainly didn't consider myself a business owner. I started for one simple reason. It looked like a fun way to earn some extra money and get a great deal on products I purchased for myself. It didn't take long before I started to see the bigger picture of what my business could mean for me and my family. Hearing testimonies from those who left full-time jobs to do their business full-time inspired me. Eighteen months after starting my business we had our first child and I decided no[...]
Doing Your Host Homework: Host Coaching

Doing Your Host Homework: Host Coaching

This month we're focusing on working your business like a business. And what more important part of our business to work effectively than host coaching! Host coaching is truly a key ingredient to success with your parties and sales every month. If we don't effectively coach our hosts, our parties lack in attendance, sales, leads and of course - energy! One of the questions we were asked earlier this week was, "Should I provide my hosts with scripts to send to their friends or bullet points so they can create their own messages?" We believe providing your hosts with scripts will ma[...]
How to Increase Customer Loyalty

How to Increase Customer Loyalty

If you've been in business for any length of time, you understand the value of customer loyalty. Your loyal customers are your biggest advocate. They benefit you in tangible and intangible ways. I endearingly call them "my groupies". They are the customers who... ....are most excited when you launch new products. ...place orders or host events on a regular basis. ...tell other consultants that they already HAVE a consultant. ...attend all of your special events. ...engage with you and your community on social media. ...refer you to all of their friends. So what is[...]
Personal Shopping Experiences

Personal Shopping Experiences

This month with Direct Selling Now, we are talking all about customer care and follow-up. The summer is an important time to rely on this way of doing business because many of our customers and clients are out of town on vacation are busy at home with sports, BBQs and family events. So aside from utilizing your Facebook VIP Group (we are offering VIP Group training to all of our Plus Members this month) and reaching out to customers by phone, what are other ways you can engage your customers this month? One of my favorite ways to offer products throughout the summer months (and any t[...]