Back to School Tips for Direct Sellers
Who loves the fresh smell of pencils, a brand new notebook, and new school clothes? Moms everywhere because it means the kids are going back to school! What does this mean for your direct sales business? A whole lot!
I find when we are back into the school schedule and have a more settled routine, I can really rock my direct sales business.
Which got me thinking. I’ve put together a great list of 6 back to school tips for direct sellers that will really change your mindset and re-energize your business!
Plan It Out
Something that really helps me is to sit down and plan things out. Like I do for the school calendar, I plan out my direct sales business calendar.
Print out some monthly view calendar pages and make some goals for your business. Consider creating batches of graphics or engagement posts to have ready. Use Canva and Creative Market for graphic and template ideas.
That way when your energy and creativity is low, you will have a fun post ready to go!
All About The Schedule
With your plan in place, it’s time to make things easy on yourself. Think of scheduling graphics and posts like you would if you were meal planning for the week for your family.
It’s easy to start to feel overwhelmed when you think of all the posts you want to create and schedule. You’ll find as the month goes on, you get into a good groove. Then you may find it easier to add more to your plate over time. Focus on one platform for the month and really build your connections there.
Speaking of connections, something we lose when the kids are out of school is the connections with fellow moms, friends, and community members. Take advantage of the back to school season to reconnect with others. You never know where these relationships might lead.
Set up in a local coffee shop and invite others in the area to have a mini work from home brainstorming session. Or get to know other local direct sellers in your area and think about how to create your own community events.
Events & Parties
Think about those connections and how they lead you to vendor event opportunities and parties. Seek out your local community Facebook groups and start to engage! See which schools hold holiday fair, #doitscared and sign yourself up for some local events.
Round this off by planning an online party for your new fall and winter products. Seek out previous and new hostesses to earn some great free product for the fall and holiday season! Follow some great Facebook party tips and look up ideas on where to find your next hostess.
We all know the fortune is in the follow-up. Stand out amongst other direct sellers and create a system to stay on top of your contacts. I have come across many customers shocked to receive a simple thank you note!
Send a little something in the mail or share your new fall and winter catalog. Whatever it is, remembering to follow up may mean hitting (and exceeding) your monthly goals.
Season of Learning
Back to school is not just for our kids. Invest in yourself and learn something new about your direct sales business.
Is there a new social media platform you have not explored? Do you want to know how others succeed in direct sales online? Take the time to read up on great direct sales training programs and take the leap.
Believe me, you won’t regret it.
Are you ready to rock your business, my friends?
Share with me what you are looking forward to achieving this back to school season? Comment below, then follow me on Facebook for more great direct sales tips!