There are many positives to being in direct sales--team camaraderie, the boost of a recognizable brand, the website and graphics HQ provides...but there are negatives as well, and a big one is lack of control. We can't control the corporate brand and we can't control fellow reps. All you can do is . . .
Okay, friends. Let's have a chat. The direct sales spam needs to stop. Today I logged into Facebook to find I had been added to yet another group and "invited" to Like a page for a company I had never shopped by a person I didn't know. For me, these actions are a quick route to the "unfriend" . . .
For both company representatives and customers, the price of a product is a sticking point. As you increase price, the amount of thought a customer puts into that purchase also increases--which can make it feel hard to sell. But let me tell you why I feel like the focus is on the wrong . . .
When you fall in love with a product, you want to shout it from the rooftops. OMG HAVE YOU TRIED THESE AMAZING MAGIC PANTS? THEY'RE THE BEST BUY THEM NOW GO GO GO. But you know what? Your magic pants might be someone else's leg prisons (aka how I refer to real pants). Not everyone is going to . . .
So I am kind of obsessed with this little movie called "The Greatest Showman" that came out on DVD recently (well, streaming because who even owns a DVD player anymore). Maybe you've heard of it? I love the story but what really gets me is the music. What a soundtrack! It's from the genius . . .
I was reading the other night (and can I just say, I LOVE that I have time again to read--thank you, A&D!) and one of the phrases in the book really stuck in my head. The book was one of Karen Marie Moning's Fever Series, which is an excellent read if you're into fantasy fiction, and in it one . . .
Live sales are an awesome way to share your products with customers! They are much more dynamic than taking pictures, and allow your personality to shine. However, one big mistake retailers make is to start a live and then wait to see people start signing on to watch to really get moving. Not much . . .
Burnout. It's a huge risk in direct sales because our success or failure is dependent entirely on our hustle. We go 100mph until we hit a wall and then don't want to even look at work for a week. Obviously, this creates a problem for consistency! Here are some strategies I have started implementing . . .
Starting an at-home, inventory based business is a little daunting. What do you need for setup? How do you sell online? And then once you do sell, how do you ship your Agnes&Dora clothing? I have been selling almost exclusively online for the last year, so let me share some of the tips and . . .
Congratulations! You completed the Agnes&Dora Discover group, placed your first order, and are now impatiently waiting for those first boxes of inventory--what do you need to do next after onboard? I have been in business since March 2017 and I have learned quite a bit (mostly through trial . . .