2017 is just around the corner. Are you ready? Is your direct sales business set up for success for next month and next year? If not, why not take a few hours this week and take some ACTION to ensure that happens. Believe it or not, there’s still time (but only if you set it aside and then show up and invest in your business this week).
Here are my top five steps that you can take right now to set up your direct sales business for 2017:
Step #1: Call all of your September, October, November and December guests and make sure they’re happy with their products. Come armed with some great reasons to host a party in January and make it your goal to book at least three parties.
Step #2: Commit to listen to/read at least one training program related to your business and write down at least three ideas you want to implement based on that training (Click here to check out my “do it yourself” training options, all of which can be delivered virtually so you can access them immediately).
Step #3: Set up and launch a “Host of the Month” club. Here’s a simple format:
12 participants are required, 1 Hostess for each month of the year.
Each hostess is required to place a minimum order each month (determined by your minimum qualifying show total divided by 11).
Each member will have one month assigned to her as Hostess of the Month at the beginning of the year.
The Hostess of the Month will receive ALL Hostess rewards for her month.
If the Hostess of the Month decides to have a personal Home Party in her month, she will have the Monthly Hostess Club funds applied to her party! She begins with at least the amount of orders she has as the host of the month, thereby increasing her Home Party sales & Hostess Rewards!
If you’re a leader…
Step #4: Plan all of your meetings for 2017. You can even include your team or downline leaders if you have them in your planning time. Throw a small party, put some cookies and coffee out, and have fun! You’ll be surprised at how quickly this task will go when you’re brainstorming with others.
Step #5: Take a half day and call all of your downline leaders and direct downline to check in and learn how you can support them with their goals for 2017 and give them ideas for how to succeed in the new year. Consider sharing with them:
- Some fun ideas for theme shows in the coming month, complete with a themed invitation emailed to them
- An overview of the host bonuses for the following month
- A quick recognition of those on your team who are new consultants
- A booking incentive (like a drawing for a great item from your line)
These are just a few ideas. Most importantly, make sure whatever you’re doing, you’re doing something! You owe it to yourself to at least work part time during this last week of December so that you have a business to come back to in January (which is next week, not to alarm you…).
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Julie Anne Jones is a sought after keynote speaker, online trainer, and corporate business consultant. She’s an accredited life and business coach with over fifteen years of experience speaking on stages across the United States and Canada. Known as “the systems specialist,” Julie Anne can break down any concept into simple, step-by-step, action-oriented training. She is known for her authentic and easy-to-use scripting and specializes in specific language and communication tools for business success. To learn more about Julie Anne and her products and services, and to read more blog posts, visit her at www.julieannejones.com.
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