5 Tips to Growing your Direct Sales Business Outside of Home Parties

If you’ve been in direct sales for a while you are fully aware there are highs and lows of being in direct sales. The highs feel great but the key is not to get discouraged during the lows. I know, … Continue reading

De-Cluttering to Success

De-Cluttering to SuccessWho doesn’t want to make 2014 a year of success for the books? I don’t know anyone who would say no to that! One of the most simple but most brilliant ways to help pave the road to your success is de-cluttering. Yes, that’s right ladies. Organization may not be everyone’s (or most people’s for that matter) strong suit, but it is something that we all need to strive for in our every day lives in order to be the most productive we can be.

Have you ever noticed when your closet or vanity is organized it takes you so much less time to get ready and out the door? That’s because everything is nice and neat in order so you don’t have to waste so much time searching high and low for what you need. This same philosophy translates into your work area. When your desk is clear and de-cluttered it’s almost as if you are starting each day off with a clean slate. Clean off your desk and take note, ladies, seriously! You will surprise yourself with how much more productive you can be when the area around you is clear of all the junk, papers, empty bowls, etc. You spend less time searching for things you need, that perspective hostess’ number, the address you could have swore you wrote on a pink post-it note and where on earth did you set your phone?!

Keeping a clean and de-cluttered desk isn’t easy, in fact it takes constant work. We all do it, we all get lazy, but we need to make it one of our business goals to keep things de-cluttered. This mentality also translate into your other business goals whether it’s getting more bookings or staying on top of post party follow ups. We all have great intentions, but eventually we start to slack off just a bit. This is when we need to snap out of it and get right back on top of it again.

Now stop reading and start de-cluttering that desk and make the most of the time you’ve got!!

How to Make February Fabulous!

Hello ladies!

You know at Thirty-One we’re a family and we like to help support and lift each other up so that we can all succeed. This is why we have put together an amazing list to break the tools down in such a way that will make it super easy for you to make your February sales fabulous!

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3 Ways to Look
1. Share the videos!
Text, email, or post the short booking video to show everyone how fantastic the new Zip-Top Organizing Utility Tote is, or share an Everyday Solutions video to show what’s possible with the fabulous function from Thirty-One.
2. Use the Fliers!
Share the February monthly special flier or any of the 3 Everyday Solutions fliers at your parties, during social gatherings, or drop them in your neighbor’s mailboxes!
3. Get social!
Use the social graphic library or send a Redstamp message to your Customers and past Hostesses about how they can save on the ZOUT or get one for FREE!

3 Ways to Sell
1. Sell the special!
During your parties, share the February flier or the Monthly Special 101 video to show just how ZOUT-TASTIC the Zip-Top Organizing Utility Tote is – and make sure Hostesses know how to get it for FREE!
2. Sell everyday solutions!
During your parties, share the Everyday Solutions fliers as well as 1 or more of the videos that show the ultimate solutions and how guests can get it all!
3. Sell from the catalog!
Filled with beautiful styles and solutions, the Spring Catalog is your number-one sales and marketing tool. Check out the Zip-Top Organizing Utility Tote as part of the Ultimate Home Office solution on page 10!
3 Ways to Recruit
1. Share the new opportunity brochure!
Newly designed for spring, this tool replaces the Living Your Dreams brochure and shares all that’s possible with a Thirty-One career. Find it here, and be sure it’s in all your Recruiting and Hostess packets!
2. Share the recruiting flier and catalog!
The recruiting flier helps you share both the Enrollment Kit and the StartSwell kit in a format you can print and share more easily. No display table is complete without it!
3. Share the videos!
You have a library of video success stories as well as a short opportunity video that will help potential Consultants see how this opportunity changes lives of women just like them. Email it, post it, or even play it at your parties!
Now are you ready to make this February the most fabulous month you’ve had yet?! Let’s go!

Turning Low Party Turn Out into Opportunity

At one time or another you have a home party with an attendance that is less than desirable. Okay, okay… that’s a bad expression. The reality is not every single one of your home parties is going to have a party attendee turnout that is stellar. It’s normal that every so often you’re going to show up and your hostess’ family room is going to seem as if you should be seeing balls of dry grass blowing by.

Turning Low Party Turn Out into Opportunity

This by no means is ideal and in fact a lot of us get scared when this happens to us. It doesn’t mean you’re bad at your job if party turnout is sub par. It’s life and it happens. So what to do about it? Well, it’s all in how you choose to deal with it. You could throw your hands up or you could do what you do best and rock this party like you always do no matter if there’s two people in front of you or a room full of faces!

While it’s easy to think of yourself when this happens, it’s more important that you put your hostess at ease. Believe it or not she is most likely feeling absolutely awful – perhaps even embarrassed with the small turn out. Let her know that this happens and it’s okay, there’s nothing to feel bad about. You guys are going to have a great time no matter how many people show up!

You should know that being in direct sales it’s important to know how to adapt to all different sorts of scenarios good and bad. Always know how to instantly adapt to the circumstances you find yourself in once it’s time to get things started. Know how to rock a large party and a small party. Always prepare for a large party, but don’t only prepare for lots of people. If you get there and there is a low turn out know how to adapt to the amount of attendees you do have.

When the turn out is low sometimes you can have just as much success as a big party. When the group is small it gives a more intimate and personal atmosphere. Run with that, ladies!! This is a great opportunity to scale down your presentation and even make it a bit informal as if you’re all just a group of girlfriends getting together talking about products you love. This can work in your favor by creating more interaction between you and guests  and guests and themselves. This is a great opportunity and recipe for those all important relationships to be developed between you and the potential regular customers. Don’t let this opportunity pass you, make the most of what you have!!

How do you deal with parties with low attendance? Share your techniques and thoughts below! 

– Beth

Unlock Your Future with Success!!

Hello ladies!

Each one of us wants to be Super Woman… sometimes it works out and other times we fall short. Whether that means we could only make it to one of our kids’ games/activities, don’t cross everything off our to-do list for the day or just not having enough time to enjoy your family and friends because you’re tired and overworked. That doesn’t have to be the case! No, not at all, ladies! You hold the key to your own future… a future of success! You deserve to be the smart, successful and independent woman you want to be!

You’re not alone. In fact I found myself in your shoes a few years ago and that’s when I decided to take charge of my life and I became an Independent Thirty-One Consultant. I wanted to be there for my kids and family more as well as work on my own time. Joining Thirty-One has been hands down one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life!

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When you become a Thirty-One Independent Consultant you gain so much! These are just a few of the many benefits of starting your own Thirty-One business:

Flexible schedule – set your own hours
All the tools, training and Home Office Support to help you succeed
Control your financial future
Have fun attending parties and making friends and connections
Fashionable, functional products that every woman loves – with fresh new looks every season
A discount on all your favorite Thirty-One products

The average prep time for a single Thirty-One party is 4 hours with the average party putting an average of $125 in your pocket. If you worked at Target you would have to work 18 hours to make $125!!

Talk to your Consultant or connect with one here and ask about joining her team. For only $99, you’ll get all the products, supplies and training you need to start your Thirty-One business.

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Take control of your future and start making your dreams come true today!

– Beth

 

Thirty-One is committed to doing the right thing and following good business practices. For this reason, they developed the Thirty-One Income Disclosure Statement (IDS). This statement provides truthful, timely and comprehensive information about our Consultants income.

Girl, It’s a Great Time to Join Thirty One!

Hello everyone!

Have you or someone you know thought about joining the Thirty One team, but haven’t taken the plunge yet? You might want to listen up because right now is a great time to become a Thirty One consultant! If you join Thirty One between July 1 and August 14, 2013 you will receive the new Suite Skirt Purse in addition to your Enrollment Kit as part of Thirty One’s Go, Girl, Go! incentive!

Go, girl go opportunity incentive

This brand new purse is valued at $60 and sets you up for success with your new Thirty One business when you carry it before it’s even available for purchase!! It only costs $99 to get your Thirty One business up and running moving you closer to independent success!

Still not completely sold on joining the Thirty One team and becoming a consultant? Here are just a few more reasons to get started today:

– 25% commission on personal sales –

– $300 worth of products and business supplies included –

– The opportunity to earn nearly $400 in additional free products
and business supplies during your first 4 months with StartSwell –

– The opportunity to earn trips and bonuses throughout your business –

– Flexible schedule, financial freedom, new friends, and fun!! –

Plus, submit $500 or more  in personal volume during August 1-14  and earn up to $239 worth in more free products! Talk to your Consultant today or visit www.thirtyonegifts.com to find a consultant near you!!

– Beth