Business Tips and Tricks, Hope Wissel

Are You a Walking Billboard

In direct sales, we are always looking for NEW customers.  We want NEW people to share our AMAZING product with and who will be our future customers and hostesses.  That has been the focus this week, right?

Let me ask you, are you a walking billboard of your business?  I have to admit when people first see me, 99% of the time, they know that I am a Thirty One consultant.  HOW?  I am usually wearing a Thirty One shirt and I am ALWAYS carrying at least one of our awesome products.  I mean what kind of business person would I be if I carried a Coach bag but sold Thirty One.

Alright, no hate mail because I know there are some people who do carry other purses.  I have to admit that I have considered it on occasion. I mean one year, hubby bought me TWO Vera Bradley bags.  It was when I was running my business like a hobby.  I felt so bad but I never used them.  Even though my business was just a hobby at the time, I felt like I was being unfaithful.

So, where is all of this leading..

You are your best marketing tool.  

Whenever you step foot outside you are also out advertising your business.  Use/wear your products in possible whenever possible.

I have a woman on my team who was struggling with booking parties and getting sales.  She told me about her extensive collection of Thirty One bags and how much she loved them.  Every time I saw her, she was carrying a different purse and was not using any of her extensive collection.  I repeated talked to her about how she was sabotaging her business.  For months she resisted and then one day she decided to try it.  Guess what?  She booked 3 parties and had several people interested in her Thirty One business.

Let’s be honest, if you had a storefront – you would advertise, right?  If you had a new business, you would tell the world, right?  If you found a new restaurant that you love, you would tell everyone, right? So why are we hesitant to tell people about our business?

As you go to those new places to meet new people, use your products and wear a shirt that advertises YOUR business.  The truth is unless I am going to a professional meeting, I can usually be found wearing a Thirty One tee shirt.  At those professional meetings, I am usually wearing jewelry that relates back to my business whether it is my Oragami Owl locket or my Pandora bracelet.  Everything this I do tells a story about the gift that Thirty One has been to my life.  You will NEVER find me with a bag other than Thirty One whether I am going to the grocery store, shopping or just out to lunch with friends.

So, are you a walking billboard for YOUR business?

Have  a ThirtyOne-derful day!

#partywithHope #marketing #findingcustomers #advertising #thirtyone #HOPE

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