25 Steps to Sucess for the New Direct Seller

Written by Annette Yen

You’ve just signed up for your new direct sales business opportunity.  Now what?  Here are 25 things that you can do right now – many of them even before your starter kit arrives – to get you started on the road to success.

[  ] 1. Call your sponsor
[  ] 2.  Find your way around your company “back office”
[  ] 3.  Download ad slicks and other promotional materials
[  ] 4.  Personalize those materials and print off 100 of them
[  ] 5.  Start talking to people right away about your business and giving out the flyers
[  ] 6.  Contact your local park district about doing a class for their next season in your area of expertise.
[  ] 7.  Visit your bank and set up a separate checking account for your business.
[  ] 8.  Get a separate credit card account for your business.
[  ] 9.  Get a separate phone number or toll free number with voice mail for your business.
[  ] 10.  Purchase a specific domain name to forward to your company sponsored site
[  ] 11.  Start a blog that relates to your area of expertise
[  ] 12.  Read your training manual cover to cover with a highlighter
[  ] 13.  Write down questions with regard to your training manual and company back office and call your sponsor again to get your questions answered.
[  ] 14.  Use your products for personal use and if appropriate, share samples with your closest friends and family.
[  ] 15.  Set a goal to talk to at least 3-5 people every day in your first 30 days of business. Keep a checklist to hold you accountable.
[  ] 16.  Put catalogs and flyers in your trunk or back of your car so you’ll always have them on hand to give when you’re talking about your business.
[  ] 17.  Schedule an open house in your home to share your products and business with people you know.
[  ] 18.  Put up a drawing box in local places that your target market frequents.
[  ] 19.  Join your chamber of commerce or other local networking group
[  ] 20.  Run an ad in your local paper
[  ] 21.  Put the dates of any upcoming company sponsored events (convention, etc) on your calendar now.
[  ] 22.  Call your sponsor again and ask her what you need to do to be able to get to convention and/or other company sponsored event
[  ] 23.  Schedule at least 15 minutes a day every day to do something to promote your business.
[  ] 24.  Set up a follow up system for customers, recruits and future team members.
[  ] 25.  Set monthly goals for the next 6 months for your parties, sales and recruiting efforts based on your family schedule.

Obviously this list is not exhaustive but hopefully it will help you jump into your new direct sales business with both feet. Print it off, highlight a few things that you can do TODAY and watch your business start to grow right from the start.


One Response to “25 Steps to Sucess for the New Direct Seller”

  1. Robin says:
    July 15th, 2009 3:21 am

    Great advice. Not only will I follow it, I will train my downline to follw it.

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