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02-23-2006, 09:45 PM
How long did it take all of you to get your first recruit & how did you get them?

I'm still trying to get my first one!! smileys/smiley1.gif smileys/smiley1.gif smileys/smiley17.gif

02-23-2006, 10:43 PM
I think for each of us itis different and it will be for you too.

I think advertising is important. There are many free advertising places and you can pay for ads - all my recruits have come to my website (but they can't remember how they got to my site so I don't know which ones work- lol).

I make it a point to follow up to emails from my candle drawings and request for information emails immediately.I try to call them after I mail them the information.Personal contact is very important -Make sure you are listening to their needs and concerns.Remember - it's not about you it is about them.Once I realised this, it made a big difference.

The CD presentation is key - it is a small investment, but it has done wonders. I have to say thatthis plus the SOCP scent sample hasbeen a huge difference. -smileys/smiley1.gif

Don't worry, it will happen. Good luck!!

02-24-2006, 04:10 AM
I was more active on the retail side when I first started, so I didn't see my first recruit for about two months, but I still made some sweet income! smileys/smiley36.gif

02-24-2006, 06:53 AM
Hi Debra!

Is recruiting a goal that you have set for yourself? I have found that if I
set a goal and then make a plan with daily actions and weekly goals
toward accomplishing it, I am successful- it keeps me accountable and
working at it every day!

What tools are you using to get the word out about your business and the
great opportunity with Mia Bella? I have found that using brochures with
scent samples and handing them out or leaving them in places where
there will be a captive audience (waiting rooms, waiting areas at
restaurants, etc.) are a great strategy.

WHO DO YOU KNOW strategy:
When you make a sale, ask that customer to write down referrals of 5
people they know who love candles and might be interested in trying a
Mia Bella. Tell her that for each jar candle sold to a referral, she will
receive $1 credit toward her next jar candle purchase. Contact these 5
people, and tell them who referred you, ask if they'd like a scent sample
and brochure. Once you've received orders from these contacts, get back
to your original customer and let her know you sold 'X' jars (or whatever
you've sold) and her candle credit is $--.-- Then be sure to mention-
you know, you've got a great customer base right here with the people
you just referred to me! Wouldn't it be great to get all of your candles for
50% off and also earn a little extra income by providing candles to your
friends? I've got a great CD-Rom presentation about my business- I'll
include it with your next order...

There's a new strategy for you- I hope it helps! Most importantly, don't
give up, and keep spreading the word and sharing our products. It *will*
happen for you!

Lori Moreno
02-24-2006, 12:01 PM
Hi Earthly!smileys/smiley4.gif

I actually went Diamond my first or second month in Mia Bella.

I was not into candles then, because of the black soot and paraffin ones out there. I really didn't know what I had my hands on then, TWO YEARS AGO! Also, we were getting ready to move from Florida to Chicago.

But, I told a few friends of mine, who are candle lovers, about our wonderful Candle of the Month Club and they loved it.

IMHO, don't "worry" about "getting recruits."

Rather, Help other people....

then watch what happens!

The more you care about others and helping them, your business will actually grow.

Also, who is your sponsor? Work with them.

I work very closely with anyone I sponsor who calls me and asks for help.

Lori Morenosmileys/smiley17.gif

02-24-2006, 12:15 PM

I am Doreen's sponsor and we do work VERY closely. I work with Doreen almost daily through emails. She knows I'm here for her anytime!!! Doreen is really an amazing, hard-working indivudual!!

Doreen - as much effort as you are putting into your business - your team is bound to grow!! Don't worry, it WILL happen! smileys/smiley2.gif

Lori Moreno
02-24-2006, 12:20 PM
YAY Shira!smileys/smiley17.gif

You are right!

Doreen, just work with Shira. She's a coolie/hottie!smileys/smiley2.gif

Lori Morenosmileys/smiley4.gif

02-24-2006, 02:25 PM
Hi Shira!!! smileys/smiley17.gif smileys/smiley17.gif smileys/smiley17.gif smileys/smiley17.gif smileys/smiley17.gif smileys/smiley17.gif

Shira is a GREAT sponsor!!!!!! I LOVE her! We do talk together & work together alot w/emails.

I was just curious about everyone's different story on how they got their first recruit. Sounds like the start of a cool new book!


02-24-2006, 03:32 PM
smileys/smiley9.gifAWWW........gee thanks! smileys/smiley9.gif

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