Nothing is more frustrating than having spent all that time to get someone recruited onto your team and then not have them get any sales and quit. Can it be avoided?

Yes and No.

While a home-based business/Direct Sales/MLM is ideal for anyone, not everyone is suited for them. Some people think that you can join a company, do nothing and sales are going to fall out of the sky and into their lap. When it doesn’t happen, they can’t figure out why and blame everyone else except where the responsibility lies and that is with them.

For most people, the reason that they don’t get sales is because they just don’t know how and that is where this blog post comes in. Let’s cover some suggestions that you can use to help your team members get those first few sales.

1. Learn Their Style

Some people are more old school. They like physical brochures, materials and home parties. They do things over the phone and face to face. They aren’t techy and don’t really use social media.

Other people love the online world and social media and could care less if they ever saw a physical brochure. They are quite comfortable networking over social media and have a vast group of people to contact.

Then there are those in the middle who like and are comfortable with both.

2. Make Sure They Have the Material They Need Tweet This

If you give someone who is an online person only physical material, you will not see any results from them and vice versa. Once you know their style you can provide them what THEY need to succeed. You may only be comfortable in one style, but if you want to grow a thriving team, then you need to become versatile in both ways.

Also, be generous in physical materials. Yes, they do cost money and some people will waste them. But it is an investment in your business. In my years of experience, if I give my new team member 10 books, they will get out 7-8 and have 2-3 orders. Most times that is not enough to reach that first level where they earn rewards. They get discouraged and quit because they think it just doesn’t work.

If I give them 15 books, they will get out 10-12 and 6-7 orders. They have earned some rewards, made some money and are excited to do more. Those few extra books makes all the difference to their success.

3. Raise Your Expectations

In your company, if a good start is a $200 order to get all the goodies, then tell your new recruits that they need a $250 order. Most new reps will work to reach that goal, but many won’t quite reach it. So, if you make it a bit higher and they make it most of the way, they will actually reach the true goal.

You also need to change your mindset about your new Reps. If all you ever think is that you can’t find anyone good and that they never do anything, that is the people you will recruit. Your subconscious mind is a funny thing. It has been proven that your brain will work to make come true the things you believe in your heart will happen. It is a self-fulfilling prophecy. You won’t realize that you are doing it but it will happen.

If on the other hand, you believe that you are going to find awesome, hard-working reps who love what they do, for the most part, you will.

4. Have Regular Contact with Them

Find out how they like to communicate best (phone, email, text, Facebook Message) and then check in with them on a regular basis. Many times, when they are having problems they won’t come and tell you because they don’t want to feel foolish. But if you contact them and let them know that there are no stupid questions except the ones that are not asked, they will open up to you and you can help them solve their problems before it becomes an issue that causes them to quit.

By doing all these things, you increase the chances of your new team members not only staying but thriving as well. Choose to invest your time and energy into your new members and over time you will see the rewards of it.

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“No. Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.”
Yoda, Star Wars

Was 2016 a year of change and challenges for you? Was it a rough year where you never seemed to win or was it a year where breakthrough finally came? For me 2016 was my breakthrough year, but if you have been with me for any length of time you know that 2014 and 2015 were hard years, but I am thankful for them.

Now you may be asking yourself, “How can she be thankful for those hard years?” The answer is simple. Those years prepared me and made me strong enough to BREAKTHROUGH in 2016. The only way a muscle grows to be able to handle incredible weight and have immense strength is by pushing it beyond its limits which causes damage. It is the process of healing that damage that causes the muscles to grow.

Does it hurt? Yes, for a short period but what you get afterwards is worth it. So, if you want 2017 to be the year of BREAKTHROUGH in your life and business, then you need to start with an important concept.

Are you wanting, waiting and wishing or are you devoted, determined and doing?

Like Yoda says, you either, “Do or do not. There is no try.” Tweet This

So many times, I think that we ‘want to want,’ instead of do and achieve. We love to want things, like going on a vacation or buying a new car or having the time freedom to enjoy our families but are we willing to DO anything about it.

So, you might be saying to me, “But you don’t understand. I have this, this and this, standing in my way. There is no way that I can build the business I want in 2017. I just can’t.” If that is what you believe then you won’t. Sorry if I offended you but the truth hurts sometimes.

If there was something that 2014, 2015 and 2016 have taught me it is this, “No obstacle can stay in my way for long, if I continue to grow my belief, always focus on the solution and never stop doing the actions for success.”

My challenge for you in 2017 is this, get rid of all the things that are holding you back and take immense action that will propel you forward to either breakthrough or to a greater level of success and I want to help you do that.

In the next two weeks, I am going to be sending you a series of blog posts on making 2017 your best year ever. We are going to look at six things:

* Setting realistic goals
* The Faith, Hope and Love Factor
* Personal Growth
 *Being Consistently Consistent
 *The Best Action
 *Vision

Now here is one thing I know for sure. You won’t get anywhere in your business unless you have the basic skill of prospecting and talking to people. That is why for the next two weeks you can get $20 OFF my MLM Success 101 Course.

This course teaches you everything you need to know to be able to go out and get a new recruit on your team THIS WEEK! Just imagine what your business would be like if you could get a new team member each week. So, click on the link below and check it out. I have even made one of the videos a free preview. Just scan down the page to find it.

At the checkout just put in NEWYEARS20 and you will get $20 off. Don’t wait. NOW is the time for you to make the changes you need.

http://build-your-mlm-business.usefedora.com/p/mlm-success-101

To Your Success In 2017,
Kim Thompson-Pinder

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Canadian Thanksgiving was just a few weeks ago and the US Thanksgiving is coming up and it got me thinking about the wild turkeys that live in my neighbourhood. Did you know that they are dumbest, smart bird I have ever known. During hunting season you can’t find them anywhere, and during the rest of the year they stand on the road and make YOU wait for them to move. You can honk, you can move forward slowly, but they won’t move until they want to, and there is never just one of them. I have been late for appointments waiting for Mom and all the young ones to cross the road.

So I decided to read up on them and I found some interesting parallels between them and running a MLM/ Network Marketing/Direct Sales business.

1. Wild turkeys thrive when they live in a protected area with an open field or space beside it. They forage in the open space for food, but can quickly get to cover when it is needed. For us that means that we need a place that we can go to when things get tough. You always go out and look for new people, build your team and your business, but have that place whether physically, mentally or spiritually where you can recharge and motivate yourself. Attacks in this business will come, and they can be on the outside or on the inside and you need to be prepared to guard yourself and combat those attacks when they come or you won’t be in this business for very long.

2. Wild Turkeys can roost and rest in trees. It gives them covering, protection and a unique perspective on the whole world around them. Do you take time to rest? Rest not only recharges your body but your brain as well and helps give you perspective on yourself and your business. I always know when I haven’t taken enough rest. Everything becomes harried and I can’t stop thinking about all the things I need to do and on and on it goes. When I take rest it allows my mind to settle and I actually get more things done.

3. Varied VocalizationsTweet This
Wild Turkeys can make many different sounds to communicate with other turkeys. The first time I heard the young ones I couldn’t figure out what kind of bird it was because it was so unique. In MLM you need to have many different ways to communicate so that you can draw as many people to your business as possible. Build you team locally, build it online, find ways to connect with people that you normally wouldn’t associate with. If you are only prospecting one way then you are missing out on a lot of business.

4. They Have Lots Of Different Food Sources.
Wild Turkeys will eat seeds, foliage, berries, bugs and small reptiles, which is probably why they like my backyard. It has all of them including the snakes (just little garter snakes no longer than my forearm and they don’t bite.) What food are you feeding your mind, soul and spirit? The most successful people are the ones with the biggest libraries. They are constantly learning and growing not only their skills, but more importantly in their capacity for success. Make it a goal to learn something about yourself each day and to grow as person and you will see more success.

5. Great Daytime Vision, Poor Night Time Vision
Turkeys can see better than people in the daytime, but not as well as us in the night. So how does that apply to us? Simple. Turkeys know their weaknesses and protect themselves accordingly. They go out to eat in the early morning when most other animals are a sleep and they sleep in trees at night when there enemies are awake. Pretty smart, huh? We all have weaknesses in our business. Things that we don’t do well or we just don’t really like to do. So instead on focusing all your time and energy trying to make your weaknesses stronger, why don’t you work your strengths, get results and pay someone to do the things you can’t. Instead of being frustrated you will feel liberated.
So there you have it. Probably never would of thought that you have something in common with turkeys did you?

Now I have something special to share with you. I have been working on a couple of projects that are going to help you keep your business organized over the next three months. I have created two planners. One for Network Marketers and one for Direct Sellers. Each one has:

* Monthly Goals
*Week At A Glance
* Daily To Do Lists
* Your Word Colouring Sheet
* Your Earning Goals

The Network Marketer one has 50 Lead Tracker Sheets to build your team.
The Direct Seller one has 50 Customer Tracking Sheets to build your sales.

Right now they are $29.95 USD each. I will be raising the price to $34.95. So you want to get them now. I always love to reward my regular readers with good savings. So click the picture of the one you want and start getting your business organized.

Network Marketing Planner

 

Direct Sales Planner

To being a successful MLM Turkey,
Kim Thompson-Pinder

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“If you want something you’ve never had, then you’ve got to do something you’ve never done.”

            Thomas Jefferson

When I started with my current company 8 1/2 years ago, I never knew how much I was going to have to change to become a person who succeeds. I also didn’t realize how strong I would end up being on the inside, and how things I thought impossible then, now happen on a regular basis. It has been a journey of discovering who I was in God and how to get rid of all the things that were holding me back. I know one thing for sure. I couldn’t have done it alone. The Lord wonderfully supplied people to help me at each stage.

I really love that quote above by Thomas Jefferson, but I think that something needs to be added to it. It should go something like this:

“If you want to achieve something you’ve never done before, then you need to become someone you’ve never been and do things you’ve never thought possible.”

                        Kim’s version

SUCCESS IS AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE. The sad thing is most people won’t DO what it takes to get there. Unless you were born with a silver spoon in your mouth and groomed to succeed from the time you were born, you are going to have to do it the way most of us have, by working as hard on yourself as you do on your business.

So what things did I have to work on?

Belief

For a long time I didn’t really believe that I could succeed. I always thought that you needed to be someone special, you know the typical popular type, who won all the time and everything came easy to them. One thing I knew for sure was that I wasn’t one of them. I had to come to realize that my perceptions had nothing to do with who could succeed and who couldn’t. Being successful has nothing to do with how you look or who people think you are. It has everything to do with who YOU believe you are and once I started to believe I could be successful, I saw some results which built my belief even more.

Procrastination

This one was a hard one for me and there are still days where I really have to fight it. For me procrastination was an easy way of quitting with an excuse. There were always so many reasons why I couldn’t and they all seemed good ones at the time, but really all they were, were my justifying the fact that I didn’t believe it could happen for me, so I gave myself a way out. Which leads to……….

Plain Old Hard Work Tweet This

One thing I have learned about achieving success is that it isn’t all glamorous; most of it is hard work and self discipline. (There are still days that those words make me shudder.) Am I going to watch TV or get on the phone and make those calls? Am I going to sit at home and design yet another flyer or am I going to get out and talk to people?

The best way I overcame procrastination was to take a lot of continuous action and then see the results, and when I saw the results it made me want to take more continuous action. I wish I could say that self discipline is my best friend, but I can tell you that we are getting closer everyday.

Not Quitting

I spent most of my life being average. I would do enough to put me in the middle, but when it got hard or obstacles got in my way, I would quit. I wasn’t the best, but it was a lot easier that way. The thing was that I longed on the inside to be successful and at the top. I didn’t understand how other people got there. Again, I thought that they must be special and I wasn’t. What I didn’t know then, but do know, is that they aren’t any more special than I am, it just that they were willing to keep on going even when it was hard and uncomfortable, and that obstacles could never truly stop them unless they allowed them to. There is always a way around, through, under or over any obstacle and it those who don’t quit that win.

So my question to you today is this, “Are you going to do whatever it takes to succeed, or are you going to sit in unbelief, watching TV, wishing you were that special person?”

I know, it’s a in your face question and it might sting, but facing reality is the first step to achieving all your goals and dreams.

To your success,

Love Ya,

Kim Thompson-Pinder

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If momentum were a real person he would be the one that everyone wants to meet and get to know. In fact he would be the most popular person in the room. That’s because when momentum becomes a part of your business you are in for wild ride as your business gets shot forward at a very fast speed.

 In Webster’s Dictionary one of the definitions of momentum is,

“The strength or force that allows something to continue or to grow stronger or faster as time passes.”

Just think about that for a minute, let it sink in. How would you like your business to be growing stringer and faster every single day and most of it NOT DONE BY YOU. That is what happens when momentum is your friend.

Momentum happens when you leverage the power of many people versus just one. Let me give you an example…

Let’s say that you are continually prospecting and talking to 3 people a day, 5 days a week and you are getting 1 recruit a week for the entire year and two of those people become leaders who build a steady business too. And say you did that for three years, here is what it would look like.

 

Year One

52 Team Members & 2 Leaders

Year Two

156 Team Members & 6 Leaders

Year Three

470 Team Members & 14 Leaders

 

And over those three years you would have only recruited 156 of them.

Now start to imagine what will happen when you hit the five year mark and then the 10 year mark. It would be explosive. You would be able to live comfortably for a very long time on what you would make from those people. Unfortunately, I can’t give you totals beyond three years because my piece of paper wasn’t big enough to figure it all out! I wish I was a mathematician at times so I could create a formula for it LOL.

So how do you become best friends with momentum and get him to help you in your business? By becoming best friends with his two best friends Action and Consistency and they can be very hard to get to know.

Action is always going and moving and doing something. He doesn’t sit around for nothing and if you aren’t moving with him you will be left behind.

Consistency, well she is the quiet shy one whom you have to prove yourself to over the course of time. She will watch what you do with Action first and see if you are worthy of her friendship, but once you have it, she will introduce you to her friend Momentum and that is when the party starts.

It all starts with action. Are you doing the actions required to build your business? Are you getting your name out there as the go to person for your company? Are you prospecting both locally and online? And are you doing it on a consistent basis so that your business is growing all the time?

In the beginning it ALL RELIES ON YOU. Nobody is going to do it for you. If you are willing to pay the price by yourself at first, you will reap the harvest of many later.

So on Monday, I shared an opportunity for you to get your name in front of thousands of people a year for pennies a person and some of you have taken me up on it.

Well I just want to let you know that there are a few spots left, but I will be closing it tomorrow night at 8pm, so I can finish revamping the book and get it posted on Amazon next week and starting to get people seeing those who have advertised.

What are you waiting for? Taking action is the only way to succeed and this is an awesome opportunity. For $50 US thousands of people are to see you as the go to person to get information about your company. Wouldn’t it be great to have people contact YOU about joining your business? Click here to check out the available packages and to order the one that works best for you.

To Your Success,

Kim Thompson-Pinder

 

 

 

 

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Can I make a confession to you? For years I was the Queen of Procrastination. In fact I was so good at it that I could come up with incredible totally believable excuses as to why I didn’t get things done.

But it was killing all my hopes and dreams. :(

I wanted to be successful, I wanted to achieve things that very few other people did…
But as long as procrastination was my best friend that wasn’t going to happen.

So I made one of the hardest decisions of my life.

I broke up with procrastination and he didn’t like it and fought me tooth and nail to stay in my life.

It was a battle and there were days I won and days I lost.

So how did I get rid of him for good?

1. I recognized him for who he was. The enemy of everything I wanted in this life.
2. I made a conscious decision that I wasn’t going to be that person anymore.
3. I made realistic goals with daily actionable steps instead of grandiose dreams
4. I started out small by doing 1 thing each day that I procrastinated doing the most.
5. I prayed for strength A LOT!!!
6. I started recognizing my negative thought patterns and changed them.
7. I stopped and looked at each choice I was making and weighed the consequences of them. This one alone really motivated me to start taking more action.

Over the course of time I also came to realize that one of the main reasons why I procrastinated was fear. I was afraid that if I really tried and failed it would prove what I truly thought about myself and that I was failure.

But…

Here is what I learnt as I started to take more and more action.
– Action brings results
– Failure at something doesn’t mean that I am a failure, only that I need to learn more.
– That I can succeed at things.

Can I say that I have reached all my goals and dreams yet?
No…
But I am a whole lot closer now than I was 5 years ago and I have reached some of them and one of them was YOU.

You see, I wanted to help people become the very best entrepreneurs they could be and to make a difference in their lives. When you read my blog posts you help me reach my goal and I want to say thanks.

Here is one other thing I did and that is I made myself accountable to other people to accomplish my goals. They had the right at any time to check in on me and see if I was doing what I was supposed to be doing. Talk about motivation. I knew they would ask me and I hated not having anything to show for it, so I forced myself to do things so I would look good.

Now though, I find I want to things and when I procrastinate for too long it eats at me and I have to get up and do it.

I hope that blog post has helped you. If you need personal help in this area or other areas of your business, I do have a few spots available in the next two weeks for personal coaching. I usually charge a whole lot more, but I know for many of you my normal fee would be way out of reach, so for the next two weeks you can get 1 hour of my time for $50 where we work on any aspect of your business that you want. We can do two half hour sessions or one full hour session the choice is yours.

Just last week, I coached someone in their business. She had ONE THING that was holding her back from reaching her goals and dreams and it frustrated and discouraged her beyond belief. She knew that if she could conquer this one thing her business would explode. So we talked and we worked on it together and guess what?

The next day she emailed me and told me that she was so excited because she is already getting RESULTS.

Sometimes having someone that you can trust to talk to about the thing that is holding you back can change your business forever.

If this is something that would interest you, just email me directly at info@kimthompsonpinder.com

Don’t miss out. You know that success is achievable and you also know what is holding you back. Do what every other successful person has done and that is get the help you need to overcome it and have the business and life that you want.

To Your Success,
Kim Thompson-Pinder

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In the first post we talk about setting goals and I just wanted to add two more things to that. When you are setting your goals always set them just beyond what you believe in your heart you can do. If you want to become really successful you are going to have to grow in not only your skills but your ability to conquer new things.

By making your goals just beyond your reach you are going to have to stretch yourself to do reach them and when you do that you will find the next level of success is closer then what you think.

The other thing is that you can use the same formula to figure out how many customers that you need to reach sales goal as well, so this is not just for building a team.

The One Action You Absolutely Need

There is one thing that is absolutely vital to your business and it is the thing that most people just won’t do. It is the key difference between the successful and the unsuccessful and that is…

PROSPECTING

Now were expecting some sort of magical, mystical thing or an extraordinary quality that only a ‘select few’ has that allows you to make excuses as to why you are not succeeding?

The reality is if you want to build a business and reap the financial success and recognition that you want you are going to have to put in the sweat hours of continually prospecting.

Some people think that certain people are ‘lucky’ and that is why they succeed, but I love Seneca’s definition that…

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”Tweet This

PROSPECTING IS THE ONE MANDATORY ACTION YOU NEED FOR YOUR BUSINESS!!!

And I can’t stress that enough. Here’s the thing. Nobody I know wakes up in the morning and goes, “Yeah, I have to go prospecting today.” In fact it is something that most people dread and that is because they don’t realize that prospecting is the key to success and something they should be excited about.

I think one of the things that stop people from prospecting is the fact that they haven’t found a way of doing that they like. I find that most people tend to have one or two ways that they really do well in, but if they haven’t figured out which ones they like best then they get frustrated and bored with recruiting and quit.

So the two mains to prospect is offline (locally) and online and you need to figure out which one works best for you. You can’t go by what others tell you is the best way and there will be times where you are going to have to do it differently from your leader and that is ok. The main thing is to find the one that works for you and then do it on a consistent basis to achieve results.

If you are looking to learn how to generate leads online there is no better training than MLSP. Not only do they give you all the training that you need, but also all the tools you need as well to succeed online. They will help you set up your website and also show you the best ways to use social media to build your business and the great thing is that they have a $10 Risk Free 10 Day Test Drive. You will have full access to everything to see if this works for you.

If you are more interested in offline local prospecting then check out my MLM Success 101 course for $19. There are ten videos that will show you everything you need to be able to go out and recruit someone this week.

Once you have found what works for you then just do it over and over and you will see results. Tweet This

Make a commitment to yourself that in 2016 you are going to do the actions needed to ensure your success. You will be so glad that you did.

To Your Success,

Kim Thompson-Pinder

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As we end 2015 you can do one of two things. You can take a realistic look at your business this year both the good and bad and learn from it to grow in 2016, or you can sit back in hopelessness and say that nothing is going to change so why bother even trying.

The first attitude will bring you success, the second will leave you in despair and hopelessness and you will end 2016 in worse shape then 2015.

No matter what you 2015 was like, you have the choice of what your 2016 is going to look like. If 2015 wasn’t the best year then shake it off. You can’t change what happened and focusing on it will only leave you feeling like a failure. Instead focus on the actions you can take to start to build momentum and move your business forward.

So…

What Are The Two Things You Need To Start The Year Off Right?

A Plan & Action To Go Along With It

Sounds simple doesn’t it? That’s because it is. Many times we make things way more complicated than it is. So in this post we are going to cover how to make a plan. In the first post of the New Year we will look at the actions to go along with it.

So how to do make a plan? Take a look at these 6 steps.

  1. Where Do You Want To Be At The End Of the Year?

How many levels in leadership or sales do you want to go up in by the end of the year? Picture it, imagine it. See yourself there. What will it feel like? These are all important things to cement that in your mind. It will help you when things get tough.

  1. How Many Customers/Recruits/Leaders Do You Have To Add To Make It Happen?

Knowing exactly what you need to do will help you know if your goal is achievable. Not sure exactly what you need? Talk to someone higher up in your business and find out. Here is an example to show you how the numbers work. I am using numbers from my company. Let’s say that you need 5 leaders to make the level that you want and that it takes 10 new recruits to get 1 leader. That means that you need 50 recruits in a year to get the leaders that you need. Now let’s go to step 3.

  1. Figure out what you need to do on a weekly basis?

Since you now know that you need 50 recruits in the year, you take your total and divide it by 50 (you always allow yourself a couple of weeks off a year) that means that you need to recruit one person a week to reach your goal by the end of the year.

  1. Figure out what you need to do on a daily basis?

So now you know that you need to recruit one person a week to reach your goals.

Do you know how many people you need to talk to, to get that one person? For me it is 1 in 7 to 1 in 10 depending on the time of year. So if I want one recruit, I need to talk to 10 people. If you don’t know your numbers or are new and inexperienced then go with 1 in 30. If you plan for that you will find recruits. So for 10 people that means that you need to talk to 2 people everyday, 5 days a week. For 30 it means that you have to talk to 6 people a day.

  1. Decide if this is something that you will be able to accomplish on a continuous basis.

The point of this exercise is to make a plan that is doable with the time and resources you have. It’s great to say that all you need to do is talk to ten people a week, but are you really going to do it? That’s the real question. If you feel that it is too much then go back to the beginning and set a lower goal and figure it out from there. Keep doing it until you come up with a number that you believe you can accomplish. It is better to have a smaller goal that you achieve then a larger goal that you give up on because deep down inside you know that you can’t do it. Once you have done that then go onto step 6.

  1. Write A Plan In Your Agenda With The Actions You Are Going To Do Each Day.

This is very important if you fail to plan, then you plan to fail. Also make sure that you vary the types of prospecting that you do, so that it doesn’t get boring.

It’s not hard to do but is does take a little bit of time. Once you have done it once or twice it becomes a whole lot easier.

Now in the next post we are going to look at the actions you need to accomplish these goals you just finished setting.

Happy New Year,

Kim Thompson-Pinder

 

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Christmas time is one of the best seasons for most MLM companies and it is the one where you can reap the most benefits, IF YOU TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT!

Will you have to work hard? Yes.

Will it be worth it? Yes.

Can this set you up so that you have money coming in January and February? Most definitely!!!
What most people don’t realize is that is not only now that you are affecting by your actions, it is also those scarce months at the beginning of the year that are affected as well. If you build strong now there will be money coming in later. Don’t build strong now and you will be scrambling come the beginning of the year and it will be much harder then. Set the foundation now and reap the results later.

So let’s look at 2 ways that you can increase your sales this season.

1. Increase Your Customer Base
This is always the most beneficial way to do it. More customers equals more sales. I know that this may sound silly to you, but so many people struggle in this business trying to get the people that they have to buy more causing stress, when more customers would solve the problem.
Here’s the thing. Most of us do not like to prospect! Come on, you might as well admit it. You don’t wake up in the morning and go, “Yeah, I get to go out and talk to people today!” Most of the time you wake up, know that you have to do it and dread it.
But prospecting is the power behind your business, it is what is going to bring you success and once you have done it for a bit and start seeing the results, you will get excited and want to do it more.
Let me show you over the long term the effect of even increasing you customer base by 20% can mean to your bottom line.
Let’s say that you current have 25 customers that spend on average $25 every month. That is $625 a month in sales or $7500 a year. What if you increased it by 20 % or 5 more customers? That would now take your month sales up to $750 a month and $9000 a year. Now think of what would happen if you added 10 or 20 more customers?
Getting new customers is not hard especially if you are with one of the main stream companies out there.
Here are two ideas you can use that even the most shyest of people can do because it does not require you to talk to anyone.
First, read your catalogue when you are out & about.
You will be amazed at how many people will notice you reading it and ask you for one. I have gotten $75 orders from people in grocery stores who saw my catalogue practically grabbed it out of my hands and handed me orders because they hadn’t seen one in such a long time. Don’t make it obvious that you are reading it, but do hold it in such a way that people can see the cover and the company.
Second, when you eat out leave the catalogue on the table for people to see as they walk by.
Same concept, people will see it as they walk by and if they like your company they will ask you about it.
Will you get customers every time you do it? Of course not, but it will happen enough to make it worth your while doing. The main thing is to do it consistently and you will see some results.

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2. Sell More To The Customers You Have
Now I know what I said about selling more to the customers you have in point one, so let me clarify. When you only have a few customers and you need sales desperation sets in and you start to bug people to buy more and more because YOU need them to and that is not what I am going to be talking about here.
My form of upselling is actually great customer service and your customers will thank you for it instead of trying to run away from you.
Let’s take a look at the numbers again. What if you were to increase everyone’s sales by $5.00 per order? So that would be 25 customers x $30 = $750 a month. You have increased you sales by $125 a month just getting your customers to buy $5 more.
So how do you get your customers to buy more? Here are two ideas.
First, try new products yourself and when you are talking to your customers tell them about if it you liked it and ask them if they want to try it. A percentage of them will.
Second, give out samples and get them to try it and give you their opinion and if they like it offer them the full size product at a nice sales price if they get it today.
This one requires some organization but it works. One added suggestion is if you deliver your orders to your customers personally then bring the sample get them to try it at the door and then have full size ones with you so they can purchase it immediately. It works great.
By doing these two things you will be surprised at how quickly your sales will grow and you will not only have money in your pocket right now, but you will also set yourself up to have more sales early in the new year when the run out of the product and need more.

To A Successful Selling Season,

Kim Thompson-Pinder

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For me this is the most exciting time of year and the time of year that sets the pace that will determine my success for the rest of the year.
September is here! Yeah!!! And the question I have for you is, “Are you ready?”
You see the sooner that you start to prepare the more you will get out of it. Things quickly get busy in the fall season and you are going to miss out on opportunities because you didn’t take the time to prepare now.
So what sort of things should you be preparing?
1. YOUR GOALS
We are coming up to the time of year when you can get the most results for the least amount of work. People have had their rest and spent their money and now need a way to make more as the Christmas season approaches. How many people do you want to recruit between now and Christmas? How many new customers do you want to add? How much money do you want to be making by the end of the year? These are all great things to figure out when you are not in the rush of the season. They should be firmly set, so that as the season progresses you keep yourself going in the right direction and you don’t get distracted by other things.
2. YOUR SCHEDULE
This one is the most important. You need to determine now when things are still quieter how much time you are going to have to work on your business. Get a monthly calendar and put these things in it.
Your work schedule (if you have one)
• All your family’s activities (such as sports, extracurricular, religious) anything that happens on a regular basis
• Appointments (Doctor, Dentist, Bank, Hair Dresser) anything that you already have booked
• Prospecting times
• Regular team training times
• Other business activities that you do
One way that is useful for helping to keep everything on track is to highlight you schedule according to what category it falls under. So you can use one colour for work schedule, one for family and appointments and then another colour for your business activities. This makes it very easy to determine in one glance what is going on in your day.
3. YOUR MATERIALS
Have you received your Fall brochures, catalogues or recruiting material yet? This is a great time to get it all ready and if you have kids get them to help you. I know by this time in the summer my kids when they were little were getting bored and looking for fun things to do, so I let them help me and it got done quickly. Then when the time came to hand them out I wasn’t scrambling to get it ready in the midst of all the other things I had to do.
4. TRAINING
Do you need training in a specific area to help boost your business in the fall. The beginning of fall is a great time to figure out where your weak areas are then get yourself a program that is going to help you in that area. If you are looking for training on recruiting and how to talk to people about your business then check out MLM Success 101 and get the training you need for only $19.
Here is an area that many people struggle in and if they realized the truth, they could be set free from it forever and start seeing the results that they want, and that is…
5. SELF CONFIDENCE & SELF ESTEEM.
It is reported that 85% of people in North America suffer from it and they don’t have to.
There are ways to overcome it. I had to overcome it. In fact, if I hadn’t you wouldn’t be reading this blog post, because I never would have had the courage to write it!
When I finally realized that I didn’t have to let how I felt about myself stop me from doing anything I wanted in life, it totally changed me from the inside out. No longer did I say to myself, “I can’t do this.” Now I say, “What do I need to learn to be able to accomplish this goal and where can I find the training I need to do it?” I don’t look at how impossible it is, I look at the first step I can take to start moving myself towards it and YOU CAN LEARN HOW TO AS WELL.
It takes time and effort, but the best thing you can do is recognize what is there and start to change it.

So now is the time for you to get started and working for a great Christmas season.

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