How to Stay Motivated in Direct Sales
Anyone in the direct sales community knows how many times you encounter peaks and valleys. Some months, you are on fire! Sales are steady, new team members are added, and everything is coming together!
Other months, you may feel a little defeated, lost, and just wondering if direct sales is the right thing for you. Sound familiar? We all go through this and I’ve put together 4 tips on how to stay motivated in direct sales to see you through the uncertain months!
“Inch Wide, Mile Deep”
I LIVE by this motto. I look at this quote each and every day and constantly remind myself to stay focused and keep putting one foot in front of the other. Growing your direct sales business online takes intuition, consistency, and a lot of work! You might feel you need to be everywhere online!
Between Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Periscope, Snapchat, Blogging…..know what I mean?
Take one social media channel and really dive into it. Do some research on the best ways to use that platform to grow your direct sales business. Invest in some great training to help you understand a social media tool better.
Key point, master one aspect of your business and its online presence before moving onto the next! You’ll accomplish more, feel grounded, and ready to take on your next challenge!
Let’s keep going and read tip #2 on how to stay motivated in direct sales!
Sometimes when you are in the business of direct sales, it can feel a little lonely. There’s no one over your shoulder telling you what steps to take or what to do next. This is where an accountability partner, or even a group, can be beneficial!
Join fellow consultants in your company or friends who are in direct sales. Meet up and talk about what you have accomplished and what things you struggle with! Having someone who understands the business will validate your experiences feelings and will be the lift you need to keep pressing forward!
Even better, create a small Facebook Group just for you and your accountability partners! Post motivational quotes, share your goals, and keep each other accountable!
Fortune in the Follow-Up
When you are SO close to reaching a monthly goal you start to think of ways to get you there, and quick! You might post in your Facebook VIP Group about a last minute special, or do a shoutout on Instagram of a limited time offer.
One of THE BEST ways to meet and exceed those monthly goals is to send a personal message to previous customers and hostesses. Continue your relationship with them and ask how their purchases are meeting their expectations! Ask if they are in need of anything else and gently mention any products or services they may be interested in.
Celebrate Small Wins!
No matter if you reach your goals, or not, it is important to celebrate those small wins along the way! Did you consistently post on Instagram this month? Were you able to secure a booth at a vendor event next month? Little wins like this make a BIG impact in keeping motivated in direct sales.
Something that helps me is to write down each and every day (or close to it), one thing that I did to help my direct sales business. Whether it is sending a private message to a previous customer, or planning out a week’s worth of social media posts, I jot it down.
Not convinced? I challenge you to write down one thing each day and when you are feeling a little unmotivated or defeated in your direct sales business, take a look at your list! You’ll feel proud, you will feel accomplished, and it will be the little boost you need to keep on going!
Staying motivated in direct sales is hard at times! It is one of the obstacles that pops up and once you break through, you’ll move onwards and upwards to direct sales success! What helps you stay motivated in direct sales? Leave a comment below, send me a message, I’d love to hear from you!