When I joined my direct sales company, it was my first experience in the world of direct sales. Just like learning a new language, there were new terms I needed to learn, products I needed to become familiar with, and apps and programs that I soon realized were needed on a daily basis. I’ve tried many things to grow my direct sales business and team and I’ve written down the top 5 must have apps for direct sellers.
With much of direct sales happening online and across social media platforms, you need clear, visually appealing graphics to go along with your awesome product descriptions. My two favorite apps are Photofy and Wordswag. Both are easy to use and include a library of free (and paid) images to use as a backdrop for text, images, and other graphics. Also, Canva, my favorite website to create original graphics has an app! Check it out!
As you create your own original graphics and share them across Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest, you will want to place your logo, website, or name somewhere on the graphic in the event it is shared. EZY Watermark allows you to upload an image or insert text onto your original graphic. Adjust the opacity and you’re done!
This handy app is the place I keep all of my hostess coaching scripts, frequently used hashtag lists, and customer notes as well. You are able to easily organize your thoughts in notebooks and if you have a team, it is handy to share your notes with other teammates. You can access the information from any device and by maintaining lists and saving websites to reference for a later date, I find my notes are organized and readily available when I need them.
Tag O’ Matic
If you are an avid Instagram user like me, you’ll love this must have app. It allows you to search for a specific hashtag and then brings up related hashtags. Click on the right to choose what hashtags you would like and once you have chosen the ones you want, click “go to Instagram” and it is ready for you to just click “paste” and all of your hashtags will be there! Even better, if you use the same general hashtags a lot, create the list in Tag O’Matic, click “go to Instagram”, open up Evernote, and paste your hashtag list into one of your notebooks!
I saved this must have app for last as it technically is not an app but, it is easily placed on your phone home screen as a shortcut. CinchShare is the total package and as direct sellers, managing our Facebook pages, groups, parties, and Pinterest posts, we need something that allows us to schedule and automate our posts. I use CinchShare to plan out my Facebook business posts and set up my Facebook parties within 10 minutes. Once you have the templates created for one party, a little tweaking, and your next party is set and scheduled and you can focus on the hostess and the guests! Want to know more? Head over to my Why I Use CinchShare post!
As you get started in the world of direct sales, there are so many different ways to achieve the same result. These top 5 must have apps for direct sellers are the ones that I have found to help me work smarter, not harder, and boost my productivity and sales. I’d love to know what apps you use the most! Comment and let me know!