This Top 10 List to help your Scentsy business was originally developed by Superstar Director Melissa Gratz. She put it out a few years ago during the holiday season. I liked it so well I just tweaked it a bit (with her permission). The fun graphic was created by Superstar Director Christina Osburn.
Top 10 Summer Tips to Help Your Scentsy Business:
10. Make THE SALE, and wear a smile on your face while doing it.
Love what you do. When you do, it shows, it’s contagious, and it makes people WANT to do business with you. Say these words in your head. Then say them out loud: “No Limited Time Only promotion or back ordered item is going to break my business, or slow me down. So what if someone needs to make a second choice?”
9. Spray every piece of USPS mail you send with a Scentsy Room Spray.
While you’re at it, spray the cash in your wallet. You will pay for your items with the best smelling money in town.
8. Start focusing on next month’s Scent/Warmer of the Month
Take pre-orders. Just remember you’re only gauging interest. As per our Standards, you can’t collect any money with pre-orders unless you’ll be able to submit the order to Scentsy within five (5) days of receiving the money or credit card. Place your orders early in June and you’ll have them in time for Father’s Day. Find the upcoming S/WOTM promotions in your workstation. Continue reading
Being self-employed has many perks. You can find plenty of articles about the benefits of working for yourself and being home based. But you won’t often find too much on the challenges of being self-employed.
If you are not self-disciplined or self-motivated you may have a hard time finding success working for yourself. You can be the world’s best boss or the world’s worst boss.
It’s as simple as if you don’t work, you don’t get paid.
Tricks to Keep the Self Employed Gainfully Employed
I was going to say Tips to Motivate the Self Employed, but let’s be honest. If you’re reading this, you don’t need a tip, you probably already know what needs to be done. You just need to figure out a way to put a fire under your butt to make it happen. I sometimes have to play mind games with myself. One of the more effective tactics is:
- Punishment Reward – If I’d rather do something else then I force myself “Do this FIRST, then you can do THAT.” For example, if I want to catch up on last night’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy, FIRST I have to write a blog post, publish it, post, tweet and pin it. THEN I can check in to see what’s the latest with Meredith and her pals.
Well that’s it. I have one trick to offer because that is what works for me. There’s no shortage of ways you can use this.
- Need to make phone calls to past hosts? Phone calls is one activity that can bring in great results, yet it is often dreaded by many. Before you can check in on your social media accounts, you HAVE to call three people. THEN you can check in on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat or wherever you hang.
- Behind in logging bookkeeping and expenses? Don’t even think about taking a break make cookies or run to that estate sale until you update QuickBooks and file those receipts.
First THIS (necessary but less desirable) then THAT (something you want to do).
p.s. If this sounds familiar, yes it is the same tactic used on kids. First pick up your toys, then we can have ice cream.
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About the Author: Laurie Ayers is a Michigan work from home mom and a Superstar Director with Scentsy Wickless Candles. She enjoys helping men and women start and maintain a home based business in the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Germany, Ireland, UK, France, Austria and Spain. To download a FREE Start Up Guide which provides more details about how to start a home business as well as to learn about our compensation plan go to www.thrivingcandlebusiness.com/how-to-start-a-candle-business/
Whether or not you are a fan of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, everyone should add ‘Attend a Notre Dame Football game’ to their bucket list. It truly is an experience like no other. There are also some direct sales lessons that can be learned from a trip to Notre Dame.
First it’s important to understand a bit about the Notre Dame Usher program. I’ll give you examples of their outstanding customer service, then hopefully you can transfer this knowledge to your own direct sales business.
Notre Dame has almost 900 ushers who work each game. They each know they are Ambassadors to the University. They represent a one of a kind institution and must reflect that at all times. One thing you will hear over and over is “Welcome to Notre Dame” “Welcome to Notre Dame” “Welcome to Notre Dame.”
Required vs. Prohibited Language
No substitute will do. Ushers are required to welcome anyone who comes across their path. Saying nothing is as bad as just saying “Hi or Hello.” It’s “Welcome to Notre Dame“. The first time guests are pleasantly surprised and the return guests have come to expect it.
Also, another term you will hear repeatedly is “How may I help you?” Not, “Do you need any help?” and not “Let me know if you need any help?” “Do you know where you’re going?‘ is totally unacceptable – it implies the guest is an imbecile. Continue reading
The term “Sharpen the Saw” comes from author Steven Covey’s Habit #7 in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” He uses the analogy of a woodcutter who is sawing for several days straight and is becoming less and less productive. The process of cutting dulls the blade. So the solution is to periodically sharpen the saw.
What are you doing to sharpen the saw of your direct sales business?
Facebook groups and pages are full of ideas on recruiting, host coaching, vendor events, theme parties and all sorts of fun ideas on how to run your direct selling business. Yet those topics don’t necessarily do anything to sharpen the saw of the consultant.
It saddens me when I read posts, ad nauseam, that wail, “My sponsor isn’t helping me.” I often question what exactly that means. Does it mean you call her and she doesn’t return calls? You email and she doesn’t return emails? You ask her questions at meetings and she stares blankly into space?
More importantly in some cases, is what have you done to help yourself lately?
Are you reading nonfiction business books? Don’t have time? Perhaps more likely you don’t choose to make time. Besides, with the advent of audio books and podcasts, is there really any excuse not to read?
What blogs do you regularly read or YouTube channels do you regularly watch? Do you know everything there is about marketing your business? Internet marketing? Networking (and this doesn’t mean hanging out on Facebook but true effective networking)? Do you have an expert level grasp on SEO? Continue reading
If you saw this job post posting for a Fragrance Promotions & Brand Ambassador would you apply for it?
Fragrance Promotions & Brand Ambassador
Income Waxcom – Your City, ST
Are you a self-motivated, professional who happens to love people, travel and Fragrance? Are you full of energy, confidence, enthusiasm and thrive in a social setting? Most importantly, can you engage a crowd? If you’ve answered yes to all of these questions, then we’re looking for you to be the face of our brand!
An international Fragrance business is looking for a Fragrance Promotions & Brand Ambassador to help us grow our brand awareness and our customer’s brand awareness. The fortunate candidate will develop a detailed knowledge of Fragrance and about our processes which can be relayed to our customers. By the end of your training, our Fragrance Promotions & Brand Ambassador will have great passion and understanding of our Fragrance products.
Our Fragrance Promotions & Brand Ambassador will bridge the gap between the company’s shoppers and the product available online or in person. Your role is to educate shoppers and sales representatives on the benefits of our customer’s brand products sold within your country. You will engage consumers face-to face while demonstrating/sampling our products & services as well as communicating online.
Salary Range 20,000 – 200,000 depending on effort.
Duties: Continue reading