Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Time Management Quick Tip

One of my favorite ways to knock a lot off my to-do list in just one day is to use a method I call the 30 minute day. Watch this quick video for more info.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Why I'm Pampering Myself Like Crazy This Year

I have a confession...I'm a direct sales shopping junkie. There are just too many companies out there with products I adore. So I buy. A lot. And until recently I was a total hoarder of all things skin/beauty/pampering. Like truly, the amount of scrubs alone I have is ridiculous. And what's even more ridiculous is that I was not using them frequently because I didn't want to run out. Ahhh! Silly girl, I think I'm good, right?

And that is just a few of them...BUT, I have seen the error in my ways! I vow that this year I will (try) to stop hoarding and will actually use and love all these products that I just had to have!

Including more bath bars and body bars than any one person needs in a lifetime.

And okay, those that know me, know that in general I'm crazy organized...and I tried, really I did, with all the cute Zipper Pouches from Thirty-One, but this is officially out of control under my sink. So I vow that not only will I be using up these amazing products from Posh, Jordan Essentials, Acti Labs, Lemongrass Spa, etc. but that I will get a handle on this whole under the sink thing, and get rid of those products that I have know, the ones that have dried up, expired, etc. That WILL happen, and I'll take pics when it does. Cause no self-respecting Thirty-One chick should have a bathroom cabinet that looks like this.
Hold me accountable blog-land, I'm on it!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Network, Customer, Host, Team Member - follow my system!

As you know I have built my Thirty-One business to a team of over 1,400 consultants and I get asked daily.... "HOW DO YOU DO IT?".  I will first tell you that it isn't easy but it sure if fun (obviously) - when have you known me to do anything that wasn't fun by choice...NEVER!!!
You first can not expect this to happen over night and you also have to realize that not everyone you talk to is going to be your ideal team member - you also have to nourish a relationship with that person before jumping on them with the opportunity to join your team.
I was recently on facebook and came across a great social media post about a women named Belinda Ellsworth, Direct Selling Expert - Step Into Success - she is amaaaaazing!!!
She had a post about this very topic and may have been the inspiration behind this exact post. Thanks Belinda!
If you are looking to build a large team it is all about inviting them into your system.  I know many of my new and veteran consultants feel overwhelmed by getting customers, finding hosts, and looking for new team members all at the same time.  I am here to tell you SYSTEMATIZE IT!!!

Your system should have different levels that you take everyone through making each step in the system easier to manage but it also strengthens your customer base and gives you more dedicated hostesses and possible team members.  The steps in the system are as follows...
Let's begin with your NETWORK: it is important to build relationships with people so they get to know you, like you, and trust you and eventually buy from you.  Belinda had some great suggestions for this such as starting a Facebook Business Page to build your community, offer a VIP group on Facebook and network network network.  Referrals are where it is at.  By building this community of friends and "who you know" you are going to expand your scope of reach and soon those friends will become customers.  

The next step is CUSTOMER: Once that friendship is built and they know you truly care about them.  They will see the products you have to offer and start to inquire.  These customers will help you reach your goals every month and be an even bigger asset to your business and refer you their friends and also become repeat customers themselves.  I can not tell you how many of my customers are repeat.  Very rarely do I have someone order and then never order again.

The next step is HOST: Your customers are going to be your best hostesses.  They know your heart and have used the products themselves and want to share their great experience with their friends.  The parties will not only help you reach your goals but they will introduce you to new customers to keep your system consistently flowing.  

The last step is NEW TEAM MEMBER: Your host can enter into this phase and join your team and become a consultant themselves.  Your best leads to hostesses are current hostesses.  They know the product, love you, trust you, know your personal why, and want in on the fun!  They want to be able to add to their income and have a great time doing it as they have seen you do.  

By following the system and keeping your system full you can ensure yourself success.  Not only will your income increase but your time management, business success and productivity will improve too.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

June Customer Specials Your Going to LOVE

Hey ladies!! Check out this fabulous customer special for the month of June!!! Go Medium this June with these two great products that work together or apart!!! Throw your snacks, towel sunscreen, a good book and sunglasses in this tote and hit the beach.  Then use the insert to keep it all at your fingertips while your soaking up the sun.

Friday, May 27, 2016

June 2016 Customer Special(s)

June (Wasn't it just Halloween?) is just around the corner and we have the most exciting customer special I can't wait to show you!!! This one is a favorite everytime they offer it... the MEDIUM UTILITY TOTE and AN INSERT! If your not familiar with the inserts they have never made one for the medium and now it can be yours for just $12 with your purchase of $35!

Income Producing Activities for your Thirty-One Business

How are you using your time? Are you browsing Facebook getting lost in random posts? Are you sitting there at your desk being "busy" but hours go by and you aren't exactly PRODUCTIVE?

In direct sales and any other entrepreneurial endeavor it is important to know if your activities are actually "INCOME PRODUCING"
These activities can be things you are already doing but are you doing them with intention and are you really present and have a method to what you are doing to be the most effective?

Ask yourself "What do I need to create today?" Do you need more Facebook posts, do you need new blog posts, do you need some videos, do you need to follow up with past customers?  The best way to create this content is to sit down and do these things in batches.  If you are in the mood to write posts why not sit down and hammer out the next week or even months worth of content, if you need to follow up, sit down with the phone and start dialing, one by one and don't get up until you have all the calls complete.

Social Media Content Creation is a HUGE income producing activity but are you just sharing random things and not landing sales, hostess's or recruits? Some things you can do that are "income producing activities" would include, writing tweets, creating content, pinning from your online site, writing Facebook posts with a purpose.  Your posts need to be value packed!! How about video? I know it seems scary but your people LOVE VIDEO! Setup your camera and start rolling.

As important as content is it is equally important to MARKET IT! You can't just post it out there and not promote it.  If you write a blog post about the latest new customer special and why you love it an how they can get it FREE.  Now take that post and create tweets and posts for other platforms linking to that post.  Just as I am going to do with this one.  Create images that also link to the post to get all of your followers driving back to your post.

The next very important step is to ENGAGE!! When a customer comments on a post, asks a question, posts to you it is important to engage with them.  Email them back, reply to their tweet, reply to their comment.

People will sign up with you, order from you and refer to you if they know you, like you and trust you.

Friday, May 13, 2016

My Happy Mail Organizer

If you know me you know I LOVE HAPPY MAIL!!! People often ask me how I keep up with it all. Let me introduce to you my "Happy Mail Sorter" using our amazingly versatile Oh Snap Pockets

I use 5 pockets in my sorter and I label them by week.  In each pocket I have all the happy mail that needs to go out for the week and on Monday I take it all to the post office.  Do you love to get happy mail but often get stumped on what to send to your team, hostesses or VIP's? Check out my Pinterest board here dedicated to Happy Mail to get a few ideas.