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Old 11-06-2014, 10:48 AM
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Hi

I'm just curious, when you show your products do party etc.
Do you find many other people wants to also sign
Up as a consultant or the majority just becomes
A customer?

Also, do you tend to promote more the products or opportunity?

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Old 11-07-2014, 08:03 AM
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Hi Lani,
I would say that being a consultant with any DS company is not for everyone. I certainly meet ladies at our "Parties with a Purpose" that want to find out more about joining but yes, the majority of guests become customers. And with that said, I so far have many more customers purchase again from me now than when I sold a consumable product many years ago. My personal sales will always be a big part of my business plan for myself. I can't control what my team sells but I can control my effort each moth. I can support, train, encourage and cheer them on.... but what they do is ultimately up to them.

Team building IS important to me not only as a way to build a more sustainable business for myself but because I want more and more women out there helping our amazing artisans out of extreme poverty & more! Trades of Hope encouraged us to partake in a "passion challenge" last month and in my video I shared that when I first started, I had told my husband that whether I helped 3 or 300 women, I wanted to be a part of helping these women. But that since becoming a part of TOH that I feel like a goal of helping even 3,000 women is too small a goal and that we need more women to come alongside our artisans and be their advocates. <3 To watch the success of job empowerment working is very motivating. One of our Haiti groups has gone from helping 4 women keep their children when the group was started to employing over 200 women now... we as compassionate Entrepreneurs are a big part of that and we can help it continue to increase and change the future for their children that now have the opportunity to now be educated, feed, stay with their parents and ultimately change their lives. We actually find we have to encourage many of our Compassionate Entrepreneurs that it's OK to earn an income while selling these women's items their hearts are so focused on our missional impact. We remind them that the more money they make, the more artisans they are helping build sustainable businesses. It's a true win-win situation.

I usually start out promoting our artisans, our mission and our beautiful Fair Trade items they make. I then share pretty evenly the 3 ways they can help - in order of their impact, the most lives touched/helped. Becoming a Compassionate Entrepreneur, hosting and making purchases both tonight and in the future. I consider it like a tri-pod. I need all three legs to be strong to have my business be the most it can be.
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Old 11-07-2014, 06:41 PM
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I've been to many parties where the consultant doesn't even mention the opportunity. Perhaps they don't want to build a team, but if you want to build a team you need to find a way to work the opportunity into the party. Don't assume people know they can join.
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Old 11-07-2014, 09:48 PM
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Hi!
I have to say that I have sold for four direct sales companies and I never signed anyone up under the first three. So I did not last to terribly long before fizzling out. I started with a new company Perfectly Posh, and I have five people under me in the matter of two months. I think that you do need to talk about the offer, I am more motivated this time, and it does not hurt that the company is new and has great products. I also have learned to never assume, because one of the women who signed up I did not even think to ask, I did not want to be "pushy," she asked me! Another change in DS is that Facebook parties and social media is a big help with sales and recruiting! Good luck! and if you are interested in a pampering product that smells great, is made up of all natural oils and butters, vegan, gluten, petrochemical,paraben and cruelty free! take a look at www.perfecltyposh.com/laurahettinger
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Old 11-08-2014, 09:08 AM
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Hello,

I have done some direct sales myself and just like Laura did not go over very well in my sales. I tried putting on a party, which I advertised alot and no one came. I was very upset because I put so much work into it and when you have the party, you have no one to come. So I am disabled now to work so I have to work from home on my computer. I just hope it goes well for me this time on what I am advertising. I find that Facebook ads are a good source of advertising. If you need help on placing the Facebook ads just let me know. I am here to help anyone that needs help.
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Old 11-17-2014, 07:19 PM
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I incorporate my opportunity in with my product therefore both are well represented. Most want to try and use the product first but while doing that they have the opportunity in the back of their mind should this be something their interested in. It is set up through our company and the presentation flows really smooth.
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