I just returned from spring break and a once-in-a-lifetime trip visiting Washington, DC and New York City. What an amazing trip to soak in so much history of this awesome country and seeing so many landmarks. Loved my trip beyond words!
As much as I love vacationing, I'm always excited to be home and getting back to the thick of things. One of the things that's never far from my mind, even while vacationing, is my natural/organic home-based business. It's true what they say if you really love what you're doing, it never feels like work :).
Why would I be thinking about my business while vacationing? Because my business is one of the reasons why I'm able to go on vacations.
While on vacation, I still checked emails and followed up on anything that needed my attention such as any hot sales or business leads.
If you're an independent consultant for a direct selling business, your business goes wherever you are, even while on vacation. That doesn't mean you're working while on vacation but with the ease of iphones and other smartphone options easily accessible wherever you go, you can easily check in at least once a day so you're not missing out on potential business or responding to any urgent emails from your team, etc.
There's a lot of competition in the direct selling business so you can't afford NOT to check in while you're vacationing, whether you're away for the day or a week. I can't tell you the number of new consultants and customers my business gained because someone else didn't assist those leads.
It pays to be responsive and return emails within the same day, sooner is always better. People want everything done yesterday so if you have a hot prospect interested in your business, you need to respond promptly.
Even something as simple as to let the person know you're on vacation but will send out samples, catalogs, and provide more detailed info when you return. It shows the other person you're a professional and acknowledged their request.
Perfect example? I sponsored a new consultant for my business in the midst of sight seeing at the Smithsonian while in DC. It only takes a few minutes to answer question via email or checking in to social media sites i.e. Facebook to see if anyone is inquiring about your business or products. That's how I ended signing up my new business partner!
Besides, don't you just love getting that email that someone's interested in your products or business opportunity?
The best part about owning a direct selling business is the flexibility of working the business wherever you are as it's always with you. My business is always on no matter where I am.
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