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  1. Cr8vKitchen

    Cr8vKitchen Member

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    I've been "lurking" quite a bit on this website (LOVE it!) but I am now in need of your help.

    I found out yesterday that my full-time job is being cut back to 4 days a week. On one hand, I'm excited about being able to devote one entire day to increasing my PC business (I'm almost finished with my 3rd month). Of course, on the other hand, there's the financial stress of having my stable income cut by 20%.

    So--I'm trying to come up with creative ideas on how to increase my business. I need more bookings and need to increase the sales at those bookings. I've gotten a lot of ideas from this site but just wondering if any of you have something that really helped you get your business off the ground and would be willing to share.

    Thank you so much!!!
    Sheila
     
    Apr 22, 2009
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  2. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

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    I find it very motivating to go onto Consultant's Corner and listen to the old recordings. Go to the Training Center and click on Resourses. I think you have to say list them all (drop down box). You can also order some on the supply order if you like them on CD. They are full of ideas!
     
  3. ChefAlicia

    ChefAlicia Member Gold Member

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    How about trying "Pampering a Business" You would go into a place of business and ask if they would like to pass the catalogs around and see if anyone is interested in ordering or hosting a show. You say that you will be back on such and such a day to pick up the orders and to bring them a treat. Take them a baked good. such as a 12 minute cake in the microwave. Something that looks great but does not take a lot of time. Stop by a beauty salon etc.
     
    Apr 22, 2009
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  4. cookin to the top

    cookin to the top Member Gold Member

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    A block party of course! LOL....Spring is here, do you know ALL your neighbors? Take a flyer from door to door announcing your Spring "get-to-know-your-neighbor" party. (I did this, was scared to death, but got a great turnout + bookings!)
     
  5. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    Block Party is a great idea! You can opt for an open house, maybe team up with another DS rep, and host a Mother's Day Shopping Day.

    Have some gift ideas ready for display from different price ranges. Pass out fliers and email all your contacts....ask everyone to bring a friend....give away a small gift (season's best or small wooden spoons) using the drawing slip.

    Have all your products out and encourage they play with your "toys".

    Ask around for fundraisers for churches or sport teams....do raffle tickets to raise money....give 10 percent from the raffles sold, and then divvy up the rest for winner shopping sprees....that way, the organization gets 10% cash, you keep your commission and the shopping sprees are your show sales....I'm sure you'll get personal orders too....and it allows you to meet LOTS of new potential clients and recruits. Anyone who books earns 3% from PC, and it fills up your calendar.

    Use your day "off" to reconnect with all past guests....let them know you are devoting more time to your PC business and thought of them! Let them know you want to stock their kitchens with free PC goodies, and that you now have such and such date available for a show....they can't? Encourage them to host an online catalog show.

    God is good, and only He knows what is ahead. This may be a blessing and opportunity for you! Make sure you calculate how many more shows/sales you need to replace that 20% loss....that way you can reach your goal and not feel pinched.

    Best wishes and lots of success!
     
  6. jross93

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    What do you mean Anyone who books earns 3% from PC?

    Jen
     
    Apr 22, 2009
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  7. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    OOOPS!!! Meant to use $....it's an additional 3$ per booking.....sorry Jen, bad typo.:yuck:
     
  8. jross93

    jross93 Member

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    OK...thought I had missed something! :blushing:
    Jen
     
    Apr 22, 2009
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  9. Cr8vKitchen

    Cr8vKitchen Member

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    Thank you so much! This "community" is absolutely wonderful. You've given me some great ideas and I can't wait to get started. You guys are the best!!
     
    Apr 24, 2009
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