Success in Direct Sales – Part 3

Written by Annette Yen

Success in Direct Sales – Part 3

In our previous discussion I mentioned a little free online service called I Want I’m still not quite sure how I discovered this little gem but I will tell you, it’s a direct sellers dream come true.

First, it’s free – that’s enough reason to give it a try. Second, it’s easy and if you know anything about me, if I can figure out how to use it, and use it well, then anyone can (in other words, my brain doesn’t work like it used to so easy is good). Third, it’s practical. Most direct sales moms are multi tasking maniacs and need something that will work in a practical way for their business. This does.

So let’s talk about how it works. Sandy is like a virtual reminder gal who will remind you of your appointments and notes through email and/or your cell phone. You set up your free account and then can add in any appointments you need either via email or through the site itself. When it comes time for that appointment, Sandy sends you an email reminder 15 minutes before (or a text message to your cell phone or both). It’s fabulous!

So, let’s talk about a few real life ways to Sandy it in your direct sales business.

1. Phone appointment reminders – This is by far what I used Sandy the most for. When I’m talking to a hostess about an upcoming party and I say to her, “I’ll call you the day before your party just to confirm everything is still a go and get a final head count” immediately I shoot off a reminder email to Sandy that says, “Remind me to call Holly Hostess at 2pm on November 3” with Holly’s phone number and any other info I need. Because I’m set up for email and text message reminders I get an email/text at exactly 1:45pm on November 3rd with the reminder notification. I can then reply with “Sleep for 14 minutes” if I want Sandy to remind me again right before I’m supposed to call.

2. To Do Lists – Although I love the system, sometimes I need a little additional backup. Sandy provides that for me. I can send an email with a little tag @todo to her and she’ll add it to my virtual to do list. I use it specifically when I’m running and think of a clever article title I want to remember to write, etc. No more post it notes for me!

3. Contacts – Sandy also maintains a virtual address book with your contacts if you want. I like this idea for any web based contacts that I need but would caution you about using it for personal information only because you will need to be connected to the internet to gain access to the information.

This is just a really small overview of how you can use the service to help you find success in your direct sales business. Sign up for your free account and play around with it – you’ll love it!


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