Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Lemongrass Spa Direct Selling Conference & New Products!

 NEW Certified Organic Essential Oils
NEW Certified Organic Essential Oils!

It's summer time which typically means conference time for many direct selling companies. Lemongrass Spa is one of many companies hosting an annual conference this month. Annual conferences is one of the best events to attend. Not only do you meet the corporate staff but hundreds and thousands of consultants with the company. I've been to quite a few conferences and there's something very exciting about meeting so many other consultants doing essentially the same thing. Not to mention there's so much learning offered by some well known speakers in the industry.You'll also hear about the company's success, try new products, and so much more. 

There's nothing like new products being launched at conference that gets consultants excited.With Lemongrass Spa, I'm especially excited about their new USDA Organic line of essential oils! I can't think of a better time to either join this company or re-start your business. There's so much excitement when a company launches new products and it's a great motivator to get your business in high gear. There's nothing like new products to get me all pumped up and want to share with others.

I'd love to hear what you think of Lemongrass Spa's new line of certified organic essential oils. If you place an order on my -> Lemongrass Spa website, I'll contact you and send you a thank you gift.



P.S.  If you're interested in getting more info on this growing company, please visit my -> Lemongrass Spa business opportunity.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Why So Many Women Love Their Direct Selling Businesses

June is here and summer is upon us. I've been thinking what I've done in the past six months and the first thing that comes to mind is that I haven't blogged enough. I haven't done enough to share why I love direct selling like so many friends of mine do.

Now that we're half way into 2015 I had an epiphany to get blogging which is a big passion of mine. When I'm blogging my business grows. A blog a day keeps traffic coming your way right? I have no excuses for why I've been slacking other than being busy being mom which brings me to the title of this post and why so many women and mommy friends of mine love direct selling.

First, your direct selling business is always there, sort of like a girl friend, whenever you need it. It's your business to do whatever you want with it. If you're a traveler like my family or a busy mom taking care of your kids a direct sales business is perfect because you can do it remotely, anytime and anywhere. Your company provided replicated website is open for business 24/7. Think Amazon.

You can do full speed and grow your business quickly or take your time or do it sometimes. No one's going to keep tabs on you or tell you what to do. I know many people joining a direct sales business only to buy products for a discount.

A direct sales business is always there and it's ready for you to grow it, build it big or small, if that's what you want to do. The flip side is that since you're 100% responsible for your business success you'd only get what you put into it.

It works with anyone and everyone's schedule. You can do direct sales offline via home parties or local events or via blogging and other social media outlets.

It's more than just a home-based business. For me, it's a wonderful outlet to write which I absolutely love to do and keeping my mind sharp. You meet people you would never have otherwise. I've connected with hundreds of people all over the country and have made long lasting friendships because of direct sales and this is truly the best part.

For women, y'all know how important friendship is to us and if you ask other women, don't be surprised to hear that's why they got into direct sales in the first place.

There are many, many more reasons why I love my direct selling business and so many other women I know. If you're a direct seller, would love to hear what you love about your business.



Friday, February 20, 2015

Tips for Direct Sales Consultants

There are so many fantastic tips for direct sales consultants. Whether you're brand new to the business or an experienced direct sales consultant, there's no shortage when it comes to training and support. Not only your company offers tons of tools from sales to sponsoring but there are also direct sales coaches and many authors on this topic. It makes one wonders with all the training and support, why is it so hard for direct sellers to find success on a long term basis?

The biggest challenge for me is being consistently disciplined as a direct sales consultant. It's not because I'm working from home as there are others that work from home and don't have this problem. The difference is that direct sales is not a job therefore there's no accountability. If you're working from home from a regular job you'll get the work done otherwise you'll get fired. With direct sales, no one's going to fire you. The lack of accountability is what makes it so hard for direct sales reps to consistently work their businesses.

You might counter that with isn't that what makes direct sales so great because there's no one telling you what to do. It is great but only if you're disciplined enough to put in the work otherwise you don't have a business.

So, what are some tips for consultants to be more consistently disciplined? I believe this is one of the most if not the most important thing you can aspire to be is being consistently disciplined. What does this mean?

I try to start each morning off on the right foot by setting the business tone early in the day. It's not always easy to be mindful of this but we're ritualistic so you'll have to create a ritual that's going to work for you then stick with it until it becomes a habit.

For me, I log in to my company's back office each morning. This sets the business tone to focus on activities centered around my business. I imagine that's what you'd do in a regular job if you were working remotely from home. It's also good to check on any sales you may have had overnight, news and updates from your company. It's a ritual that seems to work for me.

Work on the activities that generate leads or income producing. For you it might be making calls, meeting up with local contacts for a business meeting, attend a networking event, vendor show, and so forth. For others it might be online activities such as blogging or writing product reviews. The most important thing is to do a few things daily that's going to generate new leads so that you can grow your business.

Start reading personal growth, uplifting books or books that inspire you. Having a healthy, positive mental attitude cannot be stated enough for anyone who wants to be successful, not only in business, but in life. It's one of the reasons why I love this business because it encourages me to seek out books that uplifts and inspires me. Disappointment and challenges are part of life and there will be plenty in your direct sales business.

Whenever I'm feeling discouraged, I'll look to other successful direct sales leaders for inspiration. If so and so can do it, I can too. Or I'll read a quick passage in one my uplifting books and that usually puts me back on track.

Remember, it's up to you to discipline your mind. If your mind isn't in the right place neither will your business. Your direct sales success either starts or stops with you.

What are some of your tips for staying motivated and disciplined?



Tuesday, February 17, 2015

How to Start an Organic Beauty Products Business

Click here->NYR Organic February Offer

If you love organic beauty products like I do, you might have thought about making your own products and selling them yourself. I know I've considered the idea many times. In fact, I love making my own cleaning products because it's so easy using only a few ingredients such as essential oils, vinegar and baking soda. But the idea of actually making a variety of products, packaging them, and selling them is quite overwhelming when you start considering the following factors:

If you start on your own, you'll need to  ...

*buy raw ingredients
*make the products
*marketing to attract customers
*build an e-commerce website
*product labeling and packaging
*shipping products to customers
*keeping track of inventory so you don't have too much or too little
*variety of products to attract customers
*managing the business side such as accounting, taxes, business insurance, licensing, etc

I don't know about you but once I started making this list and I'm sure there are more I haven't considered, I decided maybe there's another way to start a home-based business without doing all the heavy lifting all by myself. Not to mention a financial investment that can be risky. It's a lot of work to go solo and doing it all on your own.

So, what's the alternative for someone who wants to sell organic beauty products as a business? There are two popular methods that might be perfect for you:

#1 Become an affiliate

There's an affiliate natural skin care and wellness company that used to be a direct sales company is now offers an affiliate marketing option. In fact, I was their top direct sales consultant for 3 years until the company closed down the direct sales division late 2014 and re-opened with an affiliate option.

Why would you consider this option for you?

Affiliate marketing is typically free. Instead of getting a consultant replicated website with a direct sales/network marketing company, affiliates are given an affiliate link which they can use to sell products. Anyone who buys products through your affiliate link, you'll earn a commission from the company.

The downside is the affiliate links are not as stable as replicated consultant websites which are provided by the direct sales companies. The retail commission is also lower. Using my former company as an example, I used to earn 30% as their direct sales consultant, but as affiliates the commission is around 15%.

Other companies could be lower as I've seen around 5% to 10%. It varies. There's no sponsoring/team building which is typical with direct sales/network marketing. Affiliates are mainly selling the products for the company. It's straight forward. If that's all you want to do, then maybe this is a great opportunity for you as the cost is usually free to join.

#2 Direct sales/network marketing

With direct sales/network marketing, the similarity with affiliates is that you also earn a commission for selling products. However, you're provided with a consultant replicated website instead of an affiliate link. For example, here's mine with ->NYR Organic Consultant. Some companies charge a monthly fee anywhere from $9.99 a month and upward. Some companies offer free websites.

The biggest differences between affiliate vs direct sales/network marketing are as follows. This is a partial list:

*higher retail profit with direct sales/network marketing
*earning potential from sponsoring/team building
*training and support from your direct team and company support
*vacations, cars, and other bonuses that consultants/distributors can earn through sales and sponsoring efforts
*cost to join when you buy a business kit ($99 and upward)

I think both options are good depending on what your ultimate goals are. If you're looking to sell but also earn an income from team building from sponsoring others to your business, then direct sales/network marketing might be a better fit for you.



Thursday, January 15, 2015

Quickest Way to Build Your Direct Sales/Party Plan Business

What's the quickest way to build your new direct sales/party plan business? Top distributors make it look so easy that we all want to know their secrets to success. The truth is those top distributors have been in direct sales/network marketing for many years.

Whenever you see a new top income distributor racking up a team so rapidly it's often from former team members following the leaders to their new company and/or having years of experience in the industry. They can easily influence others to join based on their reputation. It's not always the case but it's often the case when you're talking about distributors earning multiple 6 and 7 figures. As the saying goes people tend to follow leaders.

As for the quickest way to build your new direct sales business? There are typically two main ways to build a direct sales/party plan business. All companies encourage the warm market technique. This might sound familiar: make a list of 200+ people you know, make calls to share your new business, schedule a business launch, and so forth. If you're in a party plan, this technique will help your new business sell not only products at the business launch but also to book future hostesses to keep the parties going.

In network marketing, distributors use similar techniques however it's often less on selling products and more on finding new business builders (sponsoring/recruiting). There's more emphasis on recruiting and less on selling. Party plans tend to be more on retailing products and booking future parties.

If you're using the business launch/party method, it's quite effective especially if you have a large network of contacts and have the ability to gather a group of people together for an event, That's the quickest way to build your new direct sales, party plan and network marketing business. There's nothing like a captive audience with people you already know and presumably trust you enough to buy or possibly take a look at joining you in your new business.

However, this method isn't always the most desirable for many reasons, depending on whom you ask. Most of my direct sales pals aren't so thrilled with doing parties/business launches especially with their friends and people they know. Most of them prefer the online methods (i.e. blogging and social media).

If this sounds like you what's the alternative or in addition to the warm market approach to the quickest path to success? Blogging, multiple social media outlets, product reviews, ads, events, networking, etc.).

The online methods can be very effective in building new contacts but it can take longer (if you're new online). It's my favorite method for building my business. My humble team of 0 grew to nearly 100 team members with my former company in two years. It's definitely a viable method for those not interested in doing parties/business launches or tapping their warm market contacts.



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