Tips for your business

I Can’t Find a Direct Sales Rep

Posted on May 11, 2015. Filed under: Build It Make It Create It, Direct Sales Services and Opportunities, FREE Online Advertising, Network Marketing and Direct Sales News, Special Offers, Tips for your business | Tags: , , , , , , , |

YOU WERE NOT THERE FOR HER!

If you are in Direct Sales, Network Marketing or have a Home Party Business – You need to know that Basic Listings are FREE on FindSalesRep.com and people are looking what you’ve got!

That’s why the following message is so sad. We don’t offen get emails like this, but this should NEVER happen!

This email is from Barbara in B.C.

“Hello, I think you should know that my experience with this service has been unsatisfactory. With all the information you required to find a sales rep for me, the closest one was in another province. I know sales reps much closer in proximity to me.”

Makes us want to cry! How about you? Don’t you want to Get Found by Barbara and other people looking for the products and services you’ve got?

claim my free listing

Get Found! Get on www.FindSalesRep.com

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Spring Cleaning For Your Buisness

Posted on March 24, 2015. Filed under: All Company Reviews: Breaking MLM, Direct Sales Leads, Direct Sales Services and Opportunities, Direct Sales Tips, Entrepreneurs ONLY, FindSalesRep Listings, FindSalesRep Treasure Chest, Get Results, Goal Setting, How To Do The Business, How To Grow Your Direct Sales Team, How to Make It, Inspiration, Network Marketing and Direct Sales News, Network Marketing Made Easy, New Marketers, Success n Network Marketing, Tips for your business, Vision Board | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

spring cleaning businessIf you’re ready to get motivated, improve your home business success, and boost your family income, it’s time to spring clean your business!

One hard push over a weekend does not make a sustainable business, but a good bout of spring cleaning can help you kick off a healthy business that will last for months and even years to come!

Step 1: Get Your Mind Right

What’s your overall goal? And…  more importantly, WHY are you going to work at this every day to meet your goal? Just striving for  a certain number in your bank account won’t inspire you to greatness, but if reaching that number means you can achieve a lifelong goal,  gain more freedom or have richer family life, you’re a lot more likely to keep doing the work that it will take to get there. Once you’ve figured out your “why,” make sure you keep it front of mind. A vision board is a great way to positively inspire yourself to achieve your personal breakthrough. It can be a dry erase board, a cork board, or a piece of poster board—just make sure it’s visible and tangible. Put inspiring quotes, photos, and any other images that will keep you focused on taking positive action.

Step 2: Know What You Are Putting In and Getting Out

A healthy business is all about risk AND reward, but financial gurus agree that what you put in to your business accounts for about 75 to 80 percent of your success. That means it’s time to clean out the those efforts that are not producing results and clean up your shopping list. Stopping waisting your time and your money.  What you spend to run your business can not exceed what you earning for very long.  That’s why choosing  the right way’s to promote your business is crucial.  Remember, what you do to promote your business fuels your success!

little to no promotion = little to no success

You wouldn’t fuel an airplane with diesel fuel from a rusty, old gas can and expect it to do its job, right? Give your business the kind of respect and provide it with the fuel it needs to perform at its peak. Make sure you’re getting exposure either face to face at events, fairs and or expos or on social media and don’t forget a healthy amount of advertising. Cut out empty ventures that consistently waste your time and energy. If it has not been profitable or has not grown your business, cut it out and look for other avenues that will lead you to your goals more efficiently.  The more good exposer or fuel you give your business, the more it will crave! Think snow ball effect. findsalesrep.com logo 2015And what about YOU?  You much be fully committed to achieve full attainment of your goals.  You’ve got to be all in.  If you’re not ready to do a week’s or even month’s worth of business prep every Monday that includes, emails, phone calls, meetings and other forms self promotion and then following it through out the week, you won’t succeed on your own.  That doesn’t mean it can’t be done.  Find a company that offers a complete, quality lead system that’s convenient to use and is affordable. After all, it won’t do you any good wishing and hoping for success if you don’t actually follow through and get in front of an audience.  FindSalesRep.com offers many advertising options from Basic to NationWide Listings.  We recommend checking out the NationWide pricing in our Treasure Chest at www.FindSalesRep.com/Treasure.  That’s where you will find our best offers and you will be able to compare different levels of exposure.  The NationWide listing is a great way to start maximizing your exposure while you build relationships with new customers from all a cross the country.  Listings are available in both the USA and CANADA.

Bonus points if you can get everyone on your team to get on board with what you are doing!

You’ll have moral support and increased chances for accountability!

Step 3: Get Moving

Whether you join the facebook revolution, attend all the wedding expos this spring, or just get out of your chair  to walk around the block and knock on a few businesses doors, making new connections will help you reach your goals. And, as a bonus, being around like minded, excited people it’s a mood-enhancer. The link between human connection and helping others and improved mood is pretty strong.

EXAMPLE: Usually when you smile at someone they smile back.  

Start a conversation and your whole day will change, typically for the better. 

And while different kinds of interactions have different benefits, the best business practice is the one you actually do! They call it practice because it is intended to be done over and over again over time.  Not just in short spurts, erratically, when you are in the mood. So, find ways of connecting with people that are in need or are looking for what you’ve got.  Look for things that fits into your schedule, fulfill you, and that you don’t keep making excuses to cancel.  Find ways of producing prospect that you will actually do and DO them.

Step 4: Articulate and SHARE Your Goals

One of the best ways to reach your goals is to make them SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely). “make more money” or “grow your business” are goals that are too vague. How do you know if you’ve succeeded? Once you’ve identified the specific business goals that you want to achieve, make sure they’re SMART.  Then… it’s time to share them. Though it may be tempting to keep your journey to yourself until you’ve completed it, successful entrepreneurs say you should share early and often.  You’re only keeping them a secret if they are not sincere.

“Research performed by Dr. Gail Matthews, a clinical psychologist,

found that participants who wrote down their goals

achieved significantly more than those who only thought about their goals.

And, those who wrote down action commitments (in addition to their goals)

were even more likely to reach their goals.”

So what are you waiting for? Find a friend, team mate or family member to be your business accountability partner!  Tell them what you want to achieve, when you want to have succeed and how you are planning to do it.  Who knows, they probably will be inspired to join you.

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11 Things You Can Do To Achieve More Today

Posted on February 25, 2015. Filed under: Attitude, Beleif, Build It Make It Create It, Direct Sales Tips, Entrepreneurs ONLY, Get Your Energy Flowing, Goal Setting, How To Do The Business, How to Make It, Inspiration, Making It In Net Work Marketing, Problem Solving, Success n Network Marketing, Tips for your business, Vision Board, What if you could | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

do something

It can be overwhelming.  Being your own boss will offer you moments of self doubt, crushing stress and frustration.  BUT…  but there’s also excitement, adventures, new possibilities and a whole lot of clapping and smiling when you achieve success.

You may not be able to quit your job today or follow every direct sales lead that comes your way, but every day contains within it countless opportunities, all waiting to see what you will do.

Theses are the choices that will make all the difference in your business.  They are the things that will determine your current level of success and your likelihood of you achieving your goals in the future.

So, WHAT IF?  What if you make some changes today and stick to them?  WHAT IF?  

Sometimes even the smallest shift in thinking or doing can create the biggest opportunities.

To get started:

1. Stop thinking and stopping there.  Getting a good idea is NOT enough. Write down all of your ideas, right when you have them.  Then, put them on your calendar and make them happen.

2. Challenge your beliefs about what you can and can’t do. You are better than you think you are.  Yeah, you really are that good!

3. Challenge your ideas about how things work. Sometimes when you decide how things should be you limit your ability to see how they CAN BE.  Take a look at how others ‘do the business’ and see which things you think you could try to adopt in to your day to day business plans.

4. Have a vision, a dream, a goal.  Write down your goals.  “I will… by this date…”  Then create a vision board and put on it those things that will be visible you when you achieve your goals.  (Directions for creating a vision board can be found in the search on this blog.)

5. Look for opportunities in every failure.  Avoid the victim mentality, everything that happens, whether to-you or by-you is an opportunity. Yes, EVERYTHING!  Change your attitude and start LOOKING for the opportunity in EVERYTHING.

6. Remove something from your life that doesn’t serve you.  Make room for something better and new.   These can be small things, like a cluttered work space or big things like a business partner that is holding you back.  Either way, take the time to evaluate those things that you let in to your business and make room for new things that will encourage growth.

7. Commit to something.  You know those things that you always say you’ll do but you never seem to start start—start them.  Go, right now, GO!  Write it on your calendar and figure out how to make it happen.  Take the first step right now.

8. DON’T think about what you DON’t want. DO think about what you DO want. Shift your energy from complaining, worrying and waisting time to doing, taking action and achieving.

9. Replace negative thoughts with positive ones. Positive energy creates positive results.  Enough said.

10. Self Improvement is a sign of growth and intelligence.  Anytime you improve your habits, you pave the path for personal excellence.

11. Forgive your self and others.  Let go of grudges. Removing barrier opens doors.

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Attracting the RIGHT People on Facebook

Posted on January 23, 2015. Filed under: Direct Sales Tips, Entrepreneurs ONLY, Expand Beyond Your Warm Market, Get in Front of an Ideal Audience, Get Results, Get Your Energy Flowing, How To Do The Business, How to Reach Your Target Audience, Inspiration, Make Money On Facebook, Network Marketing Made Easy, Tips for your business | Tags: , , , , , , |

 “Let’s Be Friends”

You know how awkward it can feel sending a friend request to someone on facebook that you don’t actually know.  BUT… it really doesn’t have to be creepy.

Finding friends that you have interests in common with, like YOUR BUSINESS can be good for both you and the person you are making a new connection with.  Making NEW friends on fb can be fun for EVERYONE.

Think about it, these are people that you are going to have direct, personal contact and they might even turn in to potential customers and who knows, you might become their customer too, or maybe you will exchange referrals. It’s good for everybody, but especially for small-business owners, like you that want to connect directly with local people, this can give you and your business a big boost.


So…  YOU ready to make some new friends?love facebook

POST below in the comment section. Let us know that you LOVE making NEW friends and then give us a link to your fb page and your business website. If you want, you can also give a brief — very brief — bio of your involvement with your company.

Once you’ve posted about YOU, start making new friends with the other small business owners in the comment section below. You can send a friend request and/or comment about their post.  BE FRIENDLY! 

Take some time to find relevant connections. You don’t have to be friends with everybody. You’ll find that connecting with like minded people will inspire you.

CONNECTIONS are EVERYTHING in Direct Sales…. Let’s START CONNECTING!

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5 Ways To Protect Your Small Business From Fraud

Posted on January 11, 2015. Filed under: Direct Sales Tips, How To Do The Business, New Marketers, Problem Solving, Success n Network Marketing, Tips for your business, Trades and Swaps | Tags: , , , , , , , |

1.  Put all sales through your company provided website. Legitimate buyers understand that you want to help them get the products that they are looking for and are happy to take your advise and shop directly on your company provided website.

get paid first2.  Obtain a buyers name, telephone number and mailing address, before you transact business. Some con artists give out false names, telephone numbers, addresses, and other info. Verify the accuracy of these things by ‘googling” those persons that you do not already know.

3.  Before you send any products, get the payment.  NEVER send the product first.   Legitimate retail business owners, like yourself,  ALWAYS get paid first.  You are not in the service industry.  Think about your company.  They sell retail products, just like the brick and mortar shops and stores that you walk in to everyday. Would they ever send you product first and then wait for you to pay them?  NO NEVER!  Before you send products, ask yourself a simple question. “What guarantee do I really have that this person will send money in the manner we agreed upon?”

4.  Don’t take risks when a new buyer entices you by offering to help you grow your business.  Always take your time making a decision. Legitimate business partners won’t pressure you to make a snap decision.

5.  If you are trading’ or ‘swapping’ meet in person and make the exchange at the same time.  NEVER be the first and wait for your part of the bargain to arrive latter.  Authentic buyer will understand and respect your need safe transaction.

Let’s Get You Found!

-FindSalesRep.com

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Trending Topics in Direct Sales

Posted on September 18, 2014. Filed under: Build It Make It Create It, Direct Sales Tips, Entrepreneurs ONLY, Get Results, Get Your Energy Flowing, Getting the Job Done, How To Do The Business, How To Grow Your Direct Sales Team, How to Make It, Making It In Net Work Marketing, Network Marketing Made Easy, Problem Solving, Success n Network Marketing, Tips for your business | Tags: , , , , , , |

Direct selling is certainly a classic sales method and given the reach of the Internet in the business world, the approach to direct selling has a larger reach than ever before.

TOPIC: The debate is on!!! Coffee shop or online blog? Door to door or email contact list? Typical meeting or online chat? How’s a poor marketer to decide? It used to be that “Face Time” with prospects through all stages of a sales cycle was the only way. It was was tried and true, but with all the gadgets used today, “Shopper” no longer seem to value the antiquated ritual.  It seems that “Face Time” may no longer be necessary at all.

More often than not, sales go through – online without any direct contact at all. Independent Sales reps can now use the Web to conduct product demonstrations, hold multi-person sales trending topics thurspresentations, all kinds of things that help them connect with their audience.

Here’s just an example:
For many top recruiters, email has replaced the phone as a primary method of reaching out to contact new prospective customers for the first time. The traditionalist would say this selling tactic is bad even though it brings down the cost of doing business and takes less time, but sales don’t lie. TODAY’S TOP SELLERS IN EVERY DIRECT SALES COMPANY are the ones with a strong online presence and a long email contact list.

PROBLEM: There is one pit fall that online marketers face -ISOLATION- working in isolation tends to make reps less productive than if they work in groups, even small ones, where they can feed off each others momentum.

SOLUTION: Form a team that can share sales strategies. The best ones are social clubs for entrepreneurs and sales professionals that to help them learn how to get good at sales and to have fun doing it. There should be no sales “gurus” or “experts” in these groups. Let every leader show off and share their smart. Ambitious people will have a lot to share and will help the whole group work hard to reach their goals. Having FUN is what will keep the motivation engine revving.

 POLL:  

What do YOU spend more time doing?

FACE TIME OR ONLINE MARKETING

Which gives you the most business growth?

Respond in the comments below.

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Be on the Lookout for SMILES

Posted on February 18, 2014. Filed under: Attitude, Direct Sales Tips, Get in Front of an Ideal Audience, How To Do The Business, How to Make It, How to Reach Your Target Audience, Network Marketing Made Easy, Reach Your Target Audience, Success n Network Marketing, Tips for your business | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Have you heard that things always happen in 3′s?  

Well is that because it’s true or because we make it happen?  

word of adviceThis week let’s make it happen.  If you don’t know what you are trying to do it can be hard to get it done.  So, let’s do it!  Let’s have everyone get a minimum of 2 new distributors on their team. You need this to be a BIG WEEK!  So, make it happen!  Let’s Start Thinking about helping a few people.  You have a gift – SHARE IT!

“Apparently, there is nothing that can not happen today.” -Mark Twain

What you need to do this week: To reach this weeks  goal it will take everyone reading this message finding 2 New People to Introduce to their business.  Remember: BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR SMILES!  The most open people are often smiling already!  Look for for these open mined people, look for their SMILES and share your story.  Coincidently, all of the industries top leaders were the ones that were found with a smile to start with. Imagine what bring in one of those kinds of leaders could do for your team.  Good Luck!

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How Can You Start Growing Your Direct Sales Business Today

Posted on December 17, 2013. Filed under: Beleif, Direct Sales Tips, Get Your Energy Flowing, How To Do The Business, How to Make It, Inspiration, Making It In Net Work Marketing, Network Marketing Made Easy, Tips for your business | Tags: , |

Help someone else!

It will take a little soul searching and a little self improvement.  But, reaching out and helping someone else is the single most inportant thing you can do TODAY to grow your business.

Recently, I listened to Steve Jobs autobiographer talk about what kind of leader Steve Jobs had been.  He said that Steve was a brutally honest leader.  He encouraged Positive Attitudes, never let A players slack and never waisted too much time on B Players. He Pushed Day Dreamers, to Take Chances and to turn Dreams in to getting stuff done!   Here is what Steven Tobak wrote about Successful Business Entrepreneurs:

“You won’t achieve the American Dream by dreaming”

(Source: MoneyWatch)  COMMENTARY. We live in volatile times where viewpoints are highly polarized. The way people see business in America is no exception. Lately, it seems as if management commentary is either feel-good fluff or anti-business rhetoric.

Of course, neither extreme relates very well to the realities of the business world, which makes it all the more frustrating for those of you seeking to advance your career through meaningful insight.

Speaking of which, one of the key insights you’ll learn sooner or later is not to trust conventional wisdom. If you don’t take chances and challenge the status quo, you won’t get anywhere. So you should probably avoid or at least challenge extreme thinking. In other words, don’t drink the Kool-Aid from either side.

Perhaps the most damaging piece of popular career and leadership fluff is that you should reach for the stars, aspire to the corner office, and don’t stop until you achieve your dreams. Now, I know what you’re thinking: Isn’t that the American Dream, start from nothing and become a big-time success?

Absolutely, but you won’t achieve the American Dream by dreaming. You’ll achieve it by doing. achieve dreams

You see, successful executives and business leaders aren’t typically driven by high aspirations. They didn’t get to where they are by walking around with their heads in the clouds. They got there by putting one foot in front of the other and getting stuff done.

And they did it for one or more of these four reasons: because it was their job and they had a strong work ethic, out of necessity to put food on the table, to bring a product to market they thought customers would want, or they had a passion for what they were doing and thought it was cool.

Just to be clear, I’m not arguing against Robert Browning’s insightful statement that, “A man’s reach should exceed his grasp.” I’m not saying you shouldn’t work your tail off, seek your passion in life, have a vision of something unique, or want to do great things. What I am saying is that you don’t accomplish those things by spending your time thinking about how to get to the top of the corporate ladder.

So how do you achieve the American Dream?

You get there by delivering the goods, getting the job done, and satisfying the needs of your customer, whoever that is. If you get really good at doing those things, that’s how you achieve the American Dream. That’s how success really works. Here are some notable examples of what I’m talking about:

When Mark Zuckerberg was developing Facebook, he was building something he thought would be cool. He wasn’t thinking about running a big company and becoming a billionaire.

Richard Branson didn’t aspire to build a global conglomerate of over 200 companies when he opened a record shop and mail order retailer named Virgin.

Bill Gates did not have stars in his eyes when he licensed an operating system to IBM for the first personal computer. He was just trying to satisfy a big new customer.

Fred Smith was not driven by the idea that FedEx would someday become an everyday verb for express mail. He was driven by the idea of a fully integrated air-to-ground shipping business that could operate efficiently using hubs.

When Ed Whitacre started out as a facility engineer with Southwestern Bell in 1963 and slowly worked his way up the corporate ladder over the coming decades, he wasn’t thinking about someday running the company and, after a series of mergers, creating the nation’s largest telecom company and relaunching AT&T.

In 1927, not only were Dick and Mac McDonald not trying to create the world’s first and ultimately its biggest fast food empire, McDonald’s, it took 21 years for them to realize they should be focusing on burgers instead of hot dogs.

Kraft Foods started with James L. Kraft selling cheese door-to-door. Toyota founder Sakichi Toyoda made looms. Sony started out as a radio repair shop in Tokyo. Nokia was a paper mill in Finland.

Click Here to Read More on: Unusual origins of 15 innovative companies

I can go on and on, but the point is this. The secret to success isn’t aspiring to great things. It’s doing great things. And far more often than not, that starts with doing not-so-great things. Oftentimes, you don’t even know what you’re doing is great until way after the fact.

You won’t get to the top by thinking about how you’re going to be a rich executive someday, but by thinking about how people may actually have use for a personal computer, building them in a garage, and selling them, the way Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak did. Or by just doing your job better than anyone else and slowly but steadily climbing the corporate ladder from the bottom to the top, the way Whitacre did.

Remember, you won’t achieve the American Dream by dreaming. You’ll achieve it by doing. Your motives won’t be grandiose. They’ll be simple and straightforward, like loving what you do, solving a customer problem, or putting food on the table. That’s what motivates successful people.

Source:  Money Watch

 

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Tips to Help You Start Growing Your Direct Sales Business Today

Posted on December 8, 2013. Filed under: Direct Sales Tips, Get Your Energy Flowing, Getting the Job Done, Goal Setting, How To Do The Business, How To Grow Your Direct Sales Team, How to Make It, Inspiration, Network Marketing Made Easy, Problem Solving, Tips for your business | Tags: , , , |

Only you can make transformation happen.  NO One Else Can Build Your Business For You!

Todays we Challenge you to set clear goals:

Let’s start with your ‘Why’?  What do you want to happen?

I joined my company  to __________________________________________________________________.

My goal is to reach my target income  _______________ and become ________________  by ______________.

I want to improve my current level of business success by focusing on:

Building my team       Doing more Marketing       Making more calls    Attending more trainings      Attending more table opportunities

Hosting more Parties      Other _____________________

Take time to write down your answers to the questions above.  Know your ‘how much, by when’ number and then…

Find an example of someone who has accomplished what you want to accomplish.  If you want to be come the top recruiter for your company and get in great financial shape, find someone who was in your present condition and notice what they were able to achieve.  That person is ‘living proof’ that it can be done!  You can do this, but having them in you mind ALWAYS will help you keep your focus!

There are people, just like you that have reached their business goal just by making a few simple changes.  How are you doing?  Are you “Sticking To It”?  Today, we would like you to share real-life testimonial from someone who was struggling with their business, until they found a way.

Maybe it’s your story – Please share it in the comments!

Maybe it’s someone else’s storShe believedy that resonates with you…  Post a link to their story

As you listen to stories like this, you’ll learn that for anyone who has ever tried to grow a business and has failed, you don’t have to fail again!  YOU CAN DO THIS!

All those people with success stories had tried gimmicks, workshops and training programs with short-term results—or worse, no results and or negative side effects. But, they kept trying, they kept trying until they found something that worked!  Their company is not the only comp plan that works, YOUR WILL WORK TOO!

No mentor’s success story yet?  Today’s the day you find one.  Go to your primary company for support.  Search success stories until you find one that will drive you.   Then,  —we hope you will be inspired to Create Your Own Success Story!

And… Just a motivational reminder! TAKE YOUR BEFORE PICTURE and MEASUREMENTS if you haven’t already!  Think business success picture. Where do you stand today?  These are the snap shots of where you are right now.  YOU will need these facts at the end of your Success Story.   To show how far you have come.   Get it Done!

Focus on victory

Today, when your thoughts turn toward the challenges you face, think about success. Keep in mind that thousands of people have have made a decision to transform their lives and have had tremendous success in Direct Sales.  You are following in the footsteps of people just like you, that were ready to commit and they Stuck To It!

We Know YOU Can Do This!

Gabby, Consultant Support@FindSalesRep.com

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Direct Selling Tip to Help You Grow Any Business

Posted on March 19, 2013. Filed under: Tips for your business | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Selling Tip:

Selling in general has been given a bad rap. So has network marketing.

The true essence of direct selling is to ‘be of service to others’.

Selling with this in mind insures integrity and success. It’s hard though and in network marketing we tend to get our message all mixed up with our excitement, our passion, our belief and we forget that Salespeople should really be listening more to what people want and talking a lot less about what we want for these people.

The tragedy of this approach is that the distributor focuses on their results, their story and their ideas about why the person will love the products instead of finding out what the client really wants. Try asking people why they came to you primary company or what interests them about a homebased business. Actually say to them, “What are your goals? Once we know that, we can see if we can help you.” They will then tell you what they want to hear about. So, shut your mouth and listen! 🙂

And… when you are providing such great service combined with super products, expect that you will get paid for it!

good job

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