I Just Joined a Direct Sales Company, Now What?

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First of all, CONGRATULATIONS! If you’re reading this, you probably just bought a starter kit from one of the ~1400 direct sales companies out there! It’s so exciting that you joined network marketing! But you may be wondering, now what? What do I do? How do I get started? direct sales

First Steps

Depending on the company you joined, and the person (or sponsor) you enrolled under, you may be inundated with training and tons of information. OR, you may be given nothing. The whole range exists in this industry. The first thing you should do is get to know your Back Office or Virtual Office. You will most likely find training available to you there! Trust me when I say, it’s worth it to do the corporate training! You learn so much!direct sales

Start taking in company culture. Many will have Facebook groups set up for the company, or the team you have joined. These will be your support system throughout your direct selling journey. If your company has yet to embrace this form of team support, chat with me! I can help you find a great support system to help you along the way!

Get ahead of the game. Start a business page on Facebook right away! This is where you can share all the excitement of your new journey! Check your company’s Polices and Procedures first! Some do not allow public pages on social media. But if they do, this is the best way to get set up quickly to promote your new gig. It’s actually against Facebook policy to conduct business on your personal profile page. So stay on the good side of ol’ Zuckerberg and keep most of your business to your biz page.direct sales

Update your personal profile to indicate you’re started a new job with your company. This is a great way to nonchalantly announce your new job. You want people to be able to find you and know what you do!direct sales

Find your Customers!

Despite what your sponsor or team leader may tell you. Do NOT spam everyone you know with your new business! That’s the easiest way to get your loved ones to roll their eyes at you and say “Not you, too.” You want to provide value with your chosen product. Just begin to share it naturally.
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  • Have it show up in the background of your photos (you know, like the ol’ Pepsi can product placement in movies).
  • Post on your business page and then share that to your personal page.
  • If someone you know could benefit or use what you are selling, share with them. But not in a salesy way. Just say, “Hey, I had a similar issue, this is what I use for that.” Or “I used the cutest party plates and napkins for the ladies night I hosted, let me know if you’d like me to share the link with you!”
  • Post product spotlights or reviews on your business page!direct sales

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Once you start to grow a following, create a Facebook community group. This is where you want to entertain and maintain the customers you are building relationships with. Think of your business page as the front door to your shop, and the community group the back room where everyone hangs out.direct sales

I love this image from the Sassy Suite, #EmpowerSocial

The Venn Diagram shows that very few of your friends and family will actually be the customers you are looking for.direct salesdirect sales

Head over to this post, to check out the specifics of how to set up your new Facebook Business page!
You can also check out my Pinterest board with tips for starting out as a new consultant!

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