365 Ways To Grow Your Scentsy Business

365 Ways To Grow Your Scentsy Business

  1. Write down a list of 100 people that you know and that you believe will support you in your new business venture (friends, family, co-workers, associates, acquaintances from church or social groups);
  2. Play a game with yourself, try and see if all of the 100 (from the list) say NO to a party booking (I guarantee you that some of them will say YES, the sales from the parties of people that say yes will likely get you certified if you are an essential consultant);
  3. Write (or update) your “story” on your personal website that you get from Scentsy. People want to know your story. Why did you join? What do you love about being an independent consultant? What do you love about the products? Even if you are brand new your story is still important!
  4. Post a status on Facebook about your Scentsy business
  5. Create a “business page” on Facebook for your business;
  6. Check your local community news outlets, or use Google, to find local fairs or shows that you may be able to get into over the next couple months. Book one fair or show;
  7. Find 5 business owners that you patronize that could benefit by enjoying Scentsy and then go to the owners and ask them to try Scentsy in their business for a week. If they love it they may BUY, HOST or JOIN;
  8. Call 5 local churches and see if they have an upcoming Bazaar that you can participate in. Now that we have multiple brands where may be openings;
  9. Contact your local Chamber of Commerce and ask about upcoming events that are going on, get a list of contacts and start calling, this can lead to sales and party bookings;
  10. Put together 10 recruiting packages with a join brochure, catalog, list of 3 reasons you joined Scentsy, your Scentsy story and Discover Scentsy DVD and give them to 10 people who you think would be interested in the business opportunity;
  11. Leave a Catalog, along with a scent sample, at all the places you do business: Bank, School, Dentist Office, Dr. Office, Gym, Hair Salon, Nail Salon, etc.
  12. Brand yourself with Scentsy clothing, brand your car with your Scentsy logo. As simple as this sounds this can lead to business.
  13.  Creating a “soft recruiting list” of people who have expressed soft, or a little, interest in the business, or you think might be interested in the business. Keep this list somewhere secure (like backed up online) so that you don’t lose it and you can refer to it later.
  14. Have a girl’s night out with your closest friends. Bring your mini-testers. Pour them out on the table and sniff. Your friends will enjoy the experience and you may also attract others to your table;
  15. Have your husband or significant other tell their co-workers about your new business. That will often lead to new parties or leads;
  16.  Call your realtor and suggest the “custom warmer” option for new home buyer gifts;
  17. Make at least 5 calls today day for bookings and recruits
  18. Give a catalogue to your children’s school teacher;
  19. Hold an Open House;
  20. Have a booth at a local craft fair;
  21. Advertise in your Alumni newsletter and or local community newspaper;
  22. Give a Catalog to the receptionist at your doctor’s or dentist’s office
  23. Call a past hostess and see if she wants to do another party;
  24.  Ask three of your friends if they’d like to do a party for you;
  25.  Find an office party;
  26. Mail out samples and a catalogue to someone that you know in a different city;
  27. Do a fundraiser for your favorite charity;
  28.  Get a list from welcome wagon. New people may be looking for a consultant or a new job in your area;
  29.  Participate in a school fundraiser;
  30.  Have your Husband or significant other promote the products at their work;
  31.  Put a Scentsy ad on your car;
  32.  Set up a display in an office building (check with the landlord to make that that is ok first);
  33. Put a Scentsy button on your purse or coat;
  34. Ask past hostesses at shows to talk about their free products;
  35. Hold an opportunity night at your house and share your story;
  36.  Mention Hostess half price gifts and other benefits at least three times per party;
  37. At a party hold up higher price products and mention half price products to encourage bookings;
  38.  At a party, mention how much your average hostess gets in products;
  39. At the beginning of your party mention the hostess goal;
  40. Share upcoming promotions and specials at parties;
  41.  Offer your hostess an extra incentive for holding 3 shows within a year (make sure you don’t advertise this online and thereby violate Scentsy policy).
  42.  Tell your hostess how much she saved by doing a party;
  43.  Encourage frequent customers to regularly plan parties, and if they are really good customers to consider joining;
  44. Create a YouTube page for yourself and do a product testimonial video for Scentsy;
  45. Encourage Hostesses to rebook a party in 6-9 months. She’ll be the first to see and try new products;
  46. Treat Hostesses to a special Hostess appreciation gift (do this in private);
  47.  Encourage relatives to book a show;
  48. Call your realtor with suggestions and ideas for new home packages;
  49. Start an email address book of customers who want to know what the latest products are;
  50.  Ask customers if they want to be subscribers to your online newsletter;
  51. Encourage your hostesses and guests to refer potential hostesses to you;
  52. Book a local bridal show or expo;
  53. Be friendly and enthusiastic in every customer engagement you have;
  54.  Follow through on every booking lead that you get. Keep a “lead” journal;
  55. When it comes to recruiting Ask, Ask, Ask. Don’t assume that someone isn’t interested in this business. You’d be surprised who is interested!
  56. Use your products and samples at home, office, camping, parties, etc.;
  57.  Call at two potential hostesses today;
  58. Send any PWS or online customer a Scent Circle and a Thank You Card
  59.  Build up your newsletter list by creating an interesting video online and include a link to your blog or website;
  60. At your next party include a sign up list for people who may want to do a party in the future
  61. Follow up phone calls to particularly interested guests. They may decide later to have a party.
  62. Set up a Google+ business page for your Scentsy business;
  63. Ask your hostess to tell you why she decided to have a party (take note of it), apply the in your marketing going forward to get more hostesses to book parties with you.
  64. Give products as gifts or donations, make sure you include a label with your contact information on it.
  65. Don’t be shy talking about your products or business;
  66. Smile when talking on the phone (it actually gets business);
  67. Review orders from the past parties–who has bought frequently, etc. Do follow up calls with those people and see if they want to host their own party.
  68. Be prepared to answer questions about your business at any time (and sometimes at times you aren’t anticipated).
  69. Write down names of people who owe you a favor and then follow up.
  70. Call potential hostesses who postponed or never booked.
  71. Spend at least 30 minutes every day working on some aspect of your business. Make consistent action an absolute habit.
  72. Leave your business cards on bulletin boards or in local businesses.
  73. Talk about upcoming promotions or new products with your friends
  74. Keep a list of special requests and let those guests know when that product is on sale.
  75. Offer a bonus for hostesses who book on days or months you need an extra party (just don’t offer it publically or on Facebook or else you’ll breach Scentsy policy).
  76. Send your best non-online customers a Scent circle and a thank you card
  77. Carry a note pad to jot down names (for potential recruits) as you think of them.
  78.  Let guests keep a catalog or sales brochure to keep on hand or pass around work.
  79. The telephone is your best friend, use it. Make 2 calls today on your business
  80. Don’t assume that someone isn’t interested hosting a party, ask anyway! Who cares if they say no! You are still a good person!
  81. Do a walk-in open house. Advertise by making flyers for your neighbors.
  82. Submit your PWS or external website to a free online business directory in your area (Google “free business directory” to find out some directories)
  83. To acquaint neighbors and your community with you product, send invitations to an open house to friends, neighbors and acquaintances.
  84. Put up notices up in supermarkets. Advertise that there will be refreshments and a chance to see your product (check first with the manager of the Supermarket that they are ok with that).
  85. Do a Mystery Hostess Party. Have a party in your home and awards the hostess credits to the guests. The credits can be divided up or given in different ways. For instance, name goes in for each $25 bought.
  86. Trade shows, fairs, expos, events. Check on local activities and reserve well in advance. Consult your up-line on methods and set ups.
  87. Brochures. Distribute your catalog or mini brochure at dentist, doctors, or anywhere you do business.
  88. Business referrals. Real estate office, model homes, flower shops. Any business exchange advertising and verbal referrals.
  89. Bridal registry and bridal showers. For the bride where the guests may purchase gifts.
  90. Delivery Day Special. Offer the hostess, at the time of delivery, a special gift from you if she can book a party as she delivers her guest’s items (don’t advertise this publically or on Facebook however).
  91. Offer the hostess an additional gift when she re-books herself with-in 3 months (in private);
  92. Set up a LinkedIn Profile for yourself (and your Scentsy business) or add your Scentsy business to your existing LinkedIn Profile;
  93. At a party offer a free product of their choice to people who take a brochure home, share it with friends and family and get 5 additional orders resulting in a certain amount of dollars.
  94.  Call or message a potential or past host asking them if they would like to host a party
  95. Call or message a past customer to share a new product
  96. Call to thank an online or PWS shopper for her order
  97. Write a hand written thank you note to a customer or down-line member
  98. Call or message a past host to share a monthly special
  99. Write down one activity on your calendar you will do to market your business. Follow through!
  100.  Call or message a down-line member and recognize them for their effort or success
  101.  Check the breaking news on the “News” tab. Stay informed!
  102. Add one name to your list of 100 (make it 101)
  103.  Write the name of one person you will contact today regarding your favorite Scentsy product and then do it.
  104.  Give a brochure, catalog, sample or business card to someone you don’t know at one of your frequented stores, coffee shops, fast food outlet, school, etc. Wherever you have a “habit” of going;
  105.  Submit your PWS or external website to Google for indexing (some of you may not know this but your website doesn’t just index itself, you have to take this step for Google to know it exists)
  106. Set up a Twitter profile and do a tweet about Scentsy
  107.  Do a video on YouTube about the 5 tips to hosting a great Scentsy party;
  108.  Find 5 businesses you patronize that could benefit by enjoying Scentsy and then go to the owners and ask them to try Scentsy in their business for a week…if they love it they may BUY, HOST, or JOIN.
  109. While running errands leave a sample with EVERYONE who hands you a receipt.
  110. Make a list of everyone you know and then let them all know you sell Scentsy. This is a great way to get parties, customers and new recruits.
  111. Go to training center and watch “Boost your Sales in the New Year” by Amanda Johnson
  112. Call 3 past hostesses and ask them to book a party.
  113. Put together a list of your top 10 customers from the last 6 months and call them all this week to see if they need to re-order.
  114. Contact 2 HS choir or band directors, cheer coach, volleyball coach (you get the idea) and share with them our amazing fundraising opportunity. Look up the HS website and find the teacher/coaches’ name and then call the school and asked to be put over to that person’s voicemail and then leave them an exciting message BRIEFLY highlighting the best points of a Scentsy fundraiser.
  115. Go through your newsletter reports from last month and contact anyone that clicked on Join or Host.
  116. Go to youtube.com and type in “The Scentsy Opportunity….Offering the Blessing to Others” by Allison Dalke, watch it, and do what it says.
  117.  Hold a team meeting. Watch a video from the training center. Talk about how to effectively run parties. Have treats!
  118. Go to youtube.com and type in “How to get Bookings and How to Party” by Jacquelyn Roy. Watch and then DO!
  119. Call 2 local churches today and see if they have a fall or Christmas bazaar you can participate in. Now that we have multiple brands there might just be some openings.
  120.  Contact your Chamber of Commerce and ask about upcoming events that are going on, get a list of contacts and start calling, this is a great time to get some shows which leads to sales and bookings.
  121. Put together 10 hostess packets: host wish list, order form, catalog, and a picture of what your last host earned for free or half off.
  122. Go to youtube.com and type in “Melissa Gratz – Spring Sprint Columbus 2012.” This is a great training video over how to take great care of your customers.
  123.  Make 8 cube samples by taking apart 1 bar of wax and placing cube in a baggie with a note that says THANK YOU FOR BEING A GREAT CUSTOMER! Then pick 8 customers or hostesses to drop off the cube of wax and a catalog to. Make sure it’s face to face.
  124. Walk around your neighborhood with your family and pass out catalog and small sample. You could even go door to door and introduce yourself.
  125.  Leave a business card or sample with your signed cc receipt when you go out to eat.
  126.  Challenge yourself to only pay in cash when you run errands one day and spray all of your cash with room spray. Make sure you have your business cards ready.
  127.  Pay with your Scentsy branded card – it sparks more conversations than anything.
  128.  Leave Fall/Winter catalog along with the scent of the month at all the places you do business: bank, school, dentist office, Dr Office, Latchkey, Work out place, Hair salon, nail salon etc. This was a GREAT scent to kick off the Fall and has been a big hit, people want it and more of the Fall scents after they smell it.
  129.  Don’t go out of your way…make the most of the time you already have. When you go to target, park way out and put a catalog on the cars between you and the front door. ALWAYS brand yourself. Place catalogs under your windshield wiper whenever you stop.
  130.  Brand yourself with Scentsy clothing.
  131.  Follow up on your recruiting list. Contact 5 people on that list that you haven’t talked to in three months.
  132. Tiered recruiting. Ask someone “if THEY know someone” who might be interested in the business opportunity.
  133. Go out to dinner with friends and bring your mini testers. Pour them out on the table and sniff. You will attract others to you and might even get a new customer.
  134.  Bring your mini testers with you everywhere for a day while you run errands.
  135.  Read Mary Christensen’s “Recruiting like a Superstar” book. Do what it says!!!
  136.  Take your Business Cards, Catalogs, Room sprays, and a Couple of Testers with you every where you go!!!- Squirt all paperwork with a squirt of Room Spray so that people can “TAKE A LITTLE BIT OF Scentsy HOME WITH THEM”!!!
  137.  Hand out catalogs to: co-workers, Dentists, Doctors, friends, family, insurance agents, mortgage companies, real estate agents, gas station attendants, people you meet in waiting rooms, and on airplanes etc.
  138.  Have a FREE sample of wax attached to each catalog so they can try it!!! They will want more!!!
  139. Work with consultants of other direct selling companies. Combine with them to do a combined Boutique and invite all of your customers and theirs.
  140. Call 3 people who are current customers…ask if they will have a party for you!!! (even if they have said no in the past) Maybe now is a better time and they will say YES!!!
  141. Host your own open house or party featuring the NEW catalog and NEW scents every 6 months!!!
  142.  Call your past Hostesses and all those guests that were in attendance at those parties…ask if they will host a party and see the new products!!!
  143.  Have a party at your house and invite a friend to be the hostess… let her do the refreshments and help the customers so you can focus on helping them fill out orders etc. (offer her the hostess rewards)
  144. Have a Past Hostess Appreciation Party or Lunch etc. Unveil the new products and catalogs etc.
  145. Give out Scent Circles to people in EXCHANGE for their name and phone #. (call a few days later to see if they want to book a party) This works great at Fairs/Shows to get possible leads for new Hostesses/Recruits
  146. Wear a “ASK ME ABOUT Scentsy NOW” Button, Scentsy Logo-wear, or carry a Scentsy purse…people will ask you about Scentsy just by what you are wearing!!!
  147. Take your Scentsy Bag with you… Put your Scentsy car magnet on your car!!! (People will ask you about Scentsy if you do)
  148. Encourage your family and friends to book a party…even if it’s a basket party!!!
  149.  Offer a “SAFE SCENTS CLASS” -educate people on the fire safety facts etc. (Great for Health/Safety Fairs)
  150. Advertise Scentsy for different holidays!!! (Secretaries Day or Administrative Assistant Day) Scentsy makes great gifts!!! Use BIRTHDAY month handout and throw a Birthday Party for them!!!
  151. Book an office showing…or an office DEMO!!!
  152.  People like to get FREE things!!! make -up a Coupon with an expiration date… (Book a party by XX date and get ___ FREE or Place an order of at least XX amount by XX date and get ___ FREE) instead of calling it a coupon… call it a “Gift Certificate” or a “Scentsy Certificate”!!! (just don’t offer personal specials online)
  153. Subscribe to warmer of the month (WOTM), resell the items from the WOTM kit and then use the proceeds (it would be at least $80) to place an order for additional items you want or need.
  154.  Follow up! Follow Up! Follow Up!
  155.  Hold an opportunity meeting for new recruits at your house. Invite your team members to bring their interested prospects as well.
  156. Promote our Hostess Specials
  157.  Have a Hostess of the Month Club. (Find 8 people who commit to purchasing $25 per month. Make a schedule designating each person the hostess for 2 months out of the year. Every month you would have one $200 party and you’d have 8 happy customers who get to be the hostess twice a year without too much effort on their part!)
  158.  Put a Facebook post at the end of the month that you are putting in a Scentsy order and to send me your order.
  159. Emphasize to those who are ordering $50 every month for personal use (or thereabouts) that if they ordered that all together, once every 3 months instead of $50 each month, they’d save their business and the added shipping expense AND get free product!
  160. Buy Velata and use them for your family gathering, tell your family about them.
  161.  Give Velata as hosts gifts if you go to a party or open house.
  162. Have an open party on your PWS all the time and post that link to your social media sites.
  163. Call three of your frontline today and see how you can help them in their business.
  164. Have some items on hand with you in your “mobile office” so you can sell on the go.
  165. Create a FB customer group to stay engaged with your customers.
  166.  Traditional mail (post) old customers a monthly flyer with a scent sample. Break up your customer list so that you can afford to do this monthly. Even if you only send 15 a month, you will start seeing orders come in.
  167.  Ask three great customer to write you a testimonial for your business. Post your testimonials on your Google Business Profile page
  168. Invest in a set of mini testers and get them out there working for you.
  169. Hand out samples every where you go.
  170. Busy with life? Your business is portable. Take it with you. Collect orders while you sit in the bleachers at a game. Give the women at your bank a catalog, etc.
  171.  Set up a fundraiser.
  172. Call 10 different customers each day for a week and ask them if they would like to try any of the new fragrances.
  173. The month before a new catalog is released, call all of your past hostesses and invite them to a “hostess appreciation” event at your home where you let them preview the new items and give them first chance to book their parties with you.
  174.  GIFTS – Bridal shower, wedding, baby, birthday, holidays. Be your own best customer when it comes to gift giving for all brands. It’s a write off (marketing) and it leads to future customers. Make sure you include a sticker with your website listed so they can re-order
  175. Talk to brides!! During the slower summer months focus on one or more brands for weddings. Suggest fragrance warming at the reception, gifts for bridal party, honeymoon package. Velata for any wedding related event (rehearsal dinner, shower, honeymoon, house warming gift).
  176.  Have a Scentsy Family Bridal Shower. Have the bride create a wish list of items from each of the Scentsy Family companies.
  177. Make it a game. Book a show with someone this week. Give yourself a reward if you do.
  178.  Sign up for a small Velata vendor fair.
  179. Contact the local business in your area with lots of employees in a small area (real estate offices, dental offices, medical practices, schools, etc.) in your area. Ask them if you can bring Velata and some chocolate for their employees one day. Offer them the hostess rewards if the staff ends up purchasing enough to make it a party.
  180.  Have a business re-launch party.
  181. Have a Scentiversary party.
  182. Create a system for customer follow up. Put all customer orders forms in a binder by month and then each month flip 3 months back in the binder and call 5 customers a day to see if they are ready to reorder. If you do this each day then by the end of the month you will have contacted approx. 100 customers and are bound to have gathered 150PRV.
  183. Make a simple flyer to include in your deliveries or to be handed out with business cards or catalogs that showcases simple Scentsy family gifts that can be given to teachers on Christmas, their birthday or at the end of the school year.
  184. Tell your friends and family about your PWS or external website. Tell them they can purchase product directly online.
  185. Share your PWS link on your Facebook business page.
  186.  Sign up for an online leads service that will refer leads to your site.
  187.  Post your helpful opinions on direct sales websites, blogs and forums. Make sure you have a link to your PWS in your profile. Other direct sellers may be attracted to Scentsy and will want to join under you.
  188.  Place Solo Ads in targeted ezines. Ezines are electronic newsletters that are directed to select groups.
  189. Google Adwords is another way to reach your potential clients. Google adwords allows you to promote your website anytime someone searches for the words or phrases you have selected.
Set up an account and start with a small budget
  190.  Another effective method is to make promotional handouts for your website that can be passed out to those you meet.
  191.  Write and publish articles (check out www.articlesbase.com) to show your expertise and direct clients back to your website. It also is great for SEO (search engine optimization) for your website (PWS or External)
  192. Start your own blog. Write articles showcasing your favorite products (check out www.wordpress.com)
  193. Talk recruiting to everyone, but don’t try to recruit everyone. There is a difference. Try to look for women who are outgoing, ambitious, fun-loving, and who have a sense of creativity. Women who are like this are easier to Recruit and they are more likely to stay with it.
  194. Never recruit with the idea of “what’s in it for me”. Always be willing to help people with the opportunity from their perspective. After all someone offered it to you.
  195. Don’t wait for someone to approach you. Nine times out of ten, they won’t.
  196. Don’t think of recruiting only at parties, Recruits are everywhere you go. Just Listen!
  197. Listen to people’s needs and show how Scentsy can fill them. For instance, if someone needs extra income and wants a job, don’t tell her the incentive trips. Respond with the information she needs to know.
  198. Anytime you find the qualities we look for in a recruit, tell her about them and how they would benefit her with your company. She may not even be aware of them.
  199. Utilization of the business structure you have: The unique and wonderful thing about this business is that there is a built in support network in your upline. USE IT. Don’t delay. Use the training information from corporate. Use the materials that your upline are giving you!
  200. Always let potential recruits see this opportunity as the business it is, as the career they can develop.
  201. Listen to the woman who loves everything, can’t afford much, is looking for a job, bored, and/or wanting something to do because their children are grown or they want to stay home with their children. Please don’t bypass people who have careers now- for these are the people who want to work and make something of their lives.
  202. Give Away Freebies With Your Business’s Name and Contact Information.
  203. Create a Targeted Recruiting Brochure (or invest in some of Scentsy’s Join Brochures). 
It is better to deliver a targeted message to a few people than a general message to everyone. Identify what you have to offer to specific groups of customers, and make your pitch to them specifically.
  204.  Make Yourself Available for Speaking Engagements.
Contact local schools and associations about classes, colleges, seminars, lectures that you can speak or teach at (on home business, entrepreneurship, etc).
  205. Get Involved with Flyer/Business Card Exchanges.
  206. Join a professional networking program. There are many that exist. Research online some in your area. Great way to get out of the house and meet new people and establish new contacts.
  207. Incorporate a Referral Incentive Program.
Offer your customers an incentive for referring customers to you. An incentive could be a discount on future business, a gift certificate, a gift, or whatever you decide that they incentive should be.
  208. Get Listed in Directories (there are many paid and free directories on the internet). The paid ones are an investment but likely to be seen by more people.
  209. Sponsor a Customer’s Event.
Sponsoring a customer’s event can get your name out to all of the client’s contacts as well as remind your client that you are a valuable resource to them.
  210. Use Your Friends and Family.
Ask friends and family to spread the word about your business.
  211. Get business cards made with your picture on them. Leave them wherever you go
  212. Set Up An Account on Flickr, Instagram and Other Photo Sharing Sites, upload lots of photos showing a fun party setting.
  213.  Get Networking.
Continuously give your business card out to as many people as you can. The easiest way to do this is by asking people that you talk with for their business card. Take notes and if you were able to get a business card, take the time to send them a short email to thank them for their time.
  214. Create “re-order anytime online stickers” with your PWS listed and your phone number and place them on all the products that go out to customers
  215. Set up a Google places account for your business.
  216.  Contact Local Companies Which Could Refer Business To You.
  217. Get Involved in Social Events. Get out in the community and get to know more people.
  218. Make Sure to Incorporate ‘Thank You’ into Your Marketing Plan.
  219. Contact people previously worked for, or with, and tell them about your new business
  220. Spend an hour today on the training center. The more you know about the business the better you’ll come off to customers and potential recruits.
  221.  Go to www.fiverr.com and purchase a $5 social bookmarking SEO package
  222. Get Articles Published in Online Magazines/e-Zines.
Try to get your articles published in online trade magazines and e-zines.
  223. Ask for Testimonials from your customers and add them to your Google Places account.
 Ask for testimonials from existing clients. Good testimonials are perfect for your web page and promotional items.
  224. Utilize Special Media.
Have you thought of getting the word out of about your special event to visitor information centers, published event calendars, clubs and chambers of commerce? Add to the list influential contacts for your potential attendees.
  225. Use a Digital Signature on all Emails with a link back to your PWS so that people can purchase directly from you. Check out www.myesig.com
  226. Organize a team volunteer project. It binds your team together and helps them feel part of a community. This helps with motivation when things are tough.
  227. Make it a game. Book a show with a teacher. Give yourself a reward if you do.
  228. Comment on Blogs.
 Visit blogs and make thoughtful comments to lead people back to your business’s blog or web site.
  229.  Ask someone today if they are interested in the business opportunity
  230. Write a Column in Newspapers and Magazines. For example we wrote a column for Home Business Magazine, I am also a columnist for lifehack.org
  231. Be a Guest Blogger on Other Blogs.
  232. Submit Your Web Site and Blog to Directories and Search Engines.
  233. Create an Online Video Seminar on a topic relating to direct sales or network marketing (Webinar) and Invite People, outside of your team to Attend.
  234. Create Positive Testimonials for Services and Software You Try. Make sure you include a linkback to your PWS or blog in the testimonial
  235. Create an Elevator Commercial. 
You may have 10-seconds to give it, so make it short and sweet.
  236. Link Back to Your Web Sites and Profiles From Social Networking Sites.
  237. Place Your Business Card in a Restaurant’s Card Bowl.
  238. Become an Expert on Q/A Sites like Yahoo Answers, Expert Exchange, and WikiAnswers. Make sure that in your profile you always include a link back to your business.
  239.  Send Out a Direct Mail piece on the business opportunity (to potential recruits).
  240.  Don’t leave it to chance. Make a specific marketing plan of 30 things you are going to do in the next month
  241.  Make a list of current and potential customers.
  242. Make a phone call to your existing customers.
  243.  Make a phone call to reliable potential customers.
  244. Make and use a marketing calendar for all your marketing tactics that you use or plan to use in the future.
  245.  If there is some type of bulletin boards where your customers are present, make some advertising materials and attach it.
  246. Find potential businesses with which you could make a joint marketing venture (like real estate)
  247. Know where you really are: be honest with yourself. If you need to work on your business then kick your own butt and make it happen. You aren’t doing yourself any favors by misleading yourself.
  248. Think innovation: How can you use technology to better your business? To reach more customers.
  249.  Constant and never ending improvement in your value added marketing. You need to constantly be thinking about how you can improve your marketing. But thinking alone won’t do it. You have to IMPLEMENT what you are thinking about!
  250. Constant and never ending improvement in sales skills! This is a direct SALES business. So if you feel that you aren’t good at sales then get informed. Get resources, read books, get coaching. Get the resources you need!
  251.  Constant anticipation: Think about unique ways that you can use the new products (, Sincerely Scent, Layers, Velata) to create new markets for yourself.
  252. Give amazing customer service (that goes a long way for repeat customers)
  253. Build a powerful recommendation and referral system.
    Post your business on most popular classified ad services online. For example we have had success using Kijiji for recruiting
  254.  Find a popular forum in your industry and start with a helpful conversation for the community there.
  255.  Analyze your website in the terms of most popular pages.
  256. Make it a game. Book a show with someone who has red hair. Give yourself a reward if you do!
  257.  If you don’t have an external website then start up a blog (look at www.wordpress.com) and start blogging regularly.
  258. Invest in a decent contact management system like www.constantcontact.com that you can communicate with your team and customers using interactive emails. There are also free and low cost options (like Mail Chimp)
  259. On a regular basis send emails to your email list.
  260. Improve your email signature. Add a video link to it.
  261. Add sharing functionality in the emails that you send to your list (this option is present when using professional contact management programs)
  262. Carefully choose primary and secondary keywords about your business, and make sure your website and blog are properly coded.
  263.  Optimize your web site and all blog posts.
  264.  Buy some advertising space on websites from your niche.
  265. Create webinar about how to use your products and services.
  266. Advertise the webinar on Linkedin, Twitter, Google + and Facebook
  267. Have a “Google Hangout” opportunity night online where you answer questions about your business
  268. Make series of podcasts about how to use your products and services.
  269. Comment on other blogs if there are your potential customers.
  270. It’s ok if you don’t know everything. No one does when they first start. Reach out to your upline director. Ask them for help. They will help you!
  271. Post daily potential content for social media (Blog, Facebook, twitter, linkedin, Google+…)
  272. Advertise on Facebook using their “boosts”. Set up targeted boosts for recruiting with a link back to your story.
  273. Advertise for recruiting on Linkedin
  274. Invite your personal friends and your current customers to like your Facebook page.
  275.  Update daily your Facebook businesspage with interesting content.
  276. Answer questions on Twitter and retweet other peoples tweets.
  277.  Tweet about your opinions, useful blog posts, links, images, videos
  278. .Join 5 Facebook groups and LinkedIn groups relating to directs sales or network marketing
  279. Search and connect through LinkedIn.
  280.  Setup Foursquare account for your business.
  281. Setup Google Place for your business.
  282. Start building presence on social bookmarking sites.
  283. Create a testimonial video about why you love Scentsy and direct sales and post it to YouTube
  284. Embed that video in a new blog post.
  285.  Follow your online reputation using www.Klout.com
  286.  Implement a reward program for your biggest customers.
  287. Implement the program to reward most frequent purchases from customers.
  288. Give holiday gifts for the most important customers.
  289. Plan promotion for the next holiday.
  290. Send birthday greetings to your customers.
  291. Donate product to a local event and make sure your contact information is applied to the product
  292. Be a sponsor to the local sports event.
  293. At your next craft or trade fair, walk around and talk to the other vendors. Exchange contact information. You never know where this leads (it has lead to sales and recruits for us in the past)
  294. Prepare and send a survey to analyze your customer’s satisfaction.
  295.  Analyze the answers and improve everything that need to be improved.
  296. Notify all those who participated in the survey and who gave you ideas for improvement that their recommendations are implemented.
  297. Hire a marketing, or a search engine consultant if you feel that you need a help.
  298. Create a culture of raving fans. You are a brand. Give the best customer service EVER so that your brand becomes viral. The best way this business grows is through word of mouth. Be the person that everyone is talking about!
  299. Show off your business. Wear something that catches people’s attention
  300.  Browse through one of your catalogs while at the doctor’s office, pool, fast-food place, it is a sure thing to contact an interest.
  301. Leave your catalog in an airport terminal. Seriously I know a consultant who did this who generated business this way.
  302. Place business cards in give away boxes (you never know who might come across it).
  303.  Be a sponsor in a give away contest
  304. Run an ad in the local community paper
  305. Give a product as a gift to a friend.
  306. If you work at a different job place an item on your desk, or use your own product (as long as it isn’t against company policy).
  307. Place hostess flyers on community bulletin boards.
  308. Make a card that reads on the outside, “I am not having a party but I hope you will” and the inside you put hostess reward or information about you business. This is a neat way to introduce your business to friends and family.
  309. Make it a game: Try and Book a show with someone who has a new home. Give yourself a reward if you do!
  310. Hold a Christmas shopping show for men.
  311. Create a Holiday Promotion.
 The holidays are a great time to send out a card or gift to past and current customers to show them that you appreciate their past business and to remind them that you still exist.
  312. Offer a Christmas wish list to your guest and then call the gift giver.
  313. Suggest hosting a show to do Christmas shopping without leaving home.
  314. Host a team Christmas party at your house
  315. Make at least 5 calls today for bookings and recruits. Do this faithfully and assure yourself a full date book.
  316. Ask for parties. Try to ask 3 people today to hold a party for you.
  317.  Offer to be a speaker. Industry conferences, volunteer organizations, libraries, and local business groups often need speakers for meetings. You’ll benefit from the name recognition, contacts and publicity.
  318. Get samples of your product or your work into as many hands as possible.
  319. Learn to ask for referrals. Ask existing customers, prospects and casual acquaintances. When you get them, follow up on the leads.
  320.  Run a contest. Make the prize something desirable and related to your business — it could be a free gift basket of your products, for instance, or free services.
  321. Advertise in a paid business director (like Canadapages, or 411)
  322. Start collecting email addresses and send out frequent email campaigns with useful information, and information on promotions.
  323. Create a wacky promotion (like spend $50 and get a dozen chocolate dipped strawberries)
  324. Set-up referral relationships with other relevant businesses (you help them, they help you)
  325. Network. Network. Network. Consider joining a local small business association
  326. Run a friends and family promotion (for friends and family only).
  327. Set-up a customer-oriented competition to earn free product (where the customers do something fun in order to earn free products)
  328. Sponsor a good cause or a local event
  329. Go door-to-door and pass out flyers or coupons
  330. Go car-to-car and pass out flyers or coupons
    Set-up a “refer-a-friend” promotion and reward your existing customers (if your current customers provide a referral for a new customer you give them something).
  331. Update your business cards (or create them if you don’t have them). Make sure you have a picture, and SMILE!
  332. Attend a tradeshow and network with other vendors. You’d be surprised, sometimes other vendors are looking for other business opportunities and they may not know about Scentsy,  or Velata.
  333.  Put an ad in the commission sales jobs section of Kijiji.
  334. Send a gift out to your frontline recruits for their great work over the past year.
  335. Start commenting on other people’s blogs to boost your search engine optimization rankings
  336. Search for forums around topics relevant to your expertise or business and begin posting and commenting (don’t be over bearing though)
  337.  Create a customer rewards program to inspire repeat business
  338. Show appreciation to customers via email campaigns, social media comments, rewards, thank you notes or coupons (say THANK YOU!!!)
  339. Take an hour and analyze the past year. Write down the things that you did really well
  340. Take an hour and analyze the past year. Write down the things that worked (that got you business or recruits)
  341.  Take an hour and analyze the past year. Write down the things that didn’t work
  342. Take a couple hours and write 10 goals for the new year
  343. Take a couple hours and make a plan on how you are going to achieve these goals. Make sure that you do the things that work, and avoid the things that don’t work
  344. Take a small zip close baggie (snack sizes work well) and include
 the following in it:

Your Business Card, Business Oppty Flyer, a Piece of Candy such
as hard candy or a lollipop, flyer of current host specials,
discount coupon (optional) etc.

 Hand these out to the bank tellers, retail cashiers, at your kids
sport events, every where you go!
  345. When you stay at hotels & motels leave a catalog, 
business card for the
maid!
  346. Daycare Centers! They are excellent to contact and leave business
cards and/or fliers at!

Print out a flyer and attach business card
  347. . Contact your local area hospitals and ask for Human Resources
Dept. Many hospitals hand out New Mommy Diaper Bags filled
with products, samples and other stuff for New Moms who just had a
baby
  348. Donate a Product to your local area Radio Station, they have
numerous contests and they are always looking for sponsors!
  349. Donate a Product to your local area Bingo Halls! They are always
looking for sponsors of their Bingo Prizes! Bingo is BIG in alot of
areas
  350. Call your Local Area Colleges and find out when their next
job/employment fair is. Alot of times you can get a booth or table
for cheap and you will get a lot of GREAT new recruit leads by
participating in events like these
  351. Network with others in your community who are in home business.
 Find out what events and activities that they participate in. They
are usually “in the know” and can help you get started in networking
in your community.
  352. Contact Companies in your area to see if you can come in and set
up a table in the employee lounge or cafeteria for a employee
shopping break!
  353. Take the business on the road during nice weather. Contact
local area parks & community centers to see what their schedule of
events are and inquire about setting up a booth or table.

This is a great way to network & market your business to those in
your community
  354. Contact small local area businesses such as hair salons, massage
parlors, boutiques, banks etc.

See if you can set up a table for 1 week with 3 of your best selling
products on it along with some catalogs, fliers, your
business card. Keep a basket on the table for any customer orders
which you can follow up on after you return back to pick up your
display. Offer the store owner or manager a free gift for allowing
you to do this.

You can also offer to donate a prize for a contest if they let you
display the prize donated & get a copy of the contestants entry
blanks after the promotion closes.
  355. Contact local area pizza shops, diners, deli’s and coffee bagel
shops to ask them about advertising on their paper placemats!
Customers do read those ads!
  356. Hold a local area community Block Party at your home or local
community center! Families are always looking for something to do
during the nice weather seasons!
  357. Get your business information printed up on pencils and hand
them out to local colleges and technical schools for them to hand out
to their adult students! This keeps your business information in
front of them! (make sure you only donate them to schools with adult
students
  358. Get your business info printed up on balloons! This is very
economical to do! You then distribute them to local community
centers, sporting events and other types of places where parents book
their childrens birthday parties!

These balloons can be displayed at the birthday party giving you
business exposure.
  359. Get some Business Card Magnets printed up and hand them out
every where you go! Have your friends & family pass them out too!

People are more apt to keep a magnetic business card compared to a
regular one which gets shoved into a drawer or wallet. By having a
magnetized card, your business is kept in front of the potential
customer/client
  360. Does your neighborhood hold local Meet & Greets? If so, make
sure you go out and attend them! Get to know your fellow community
members!
  361. Does your local area grocery store allow advertisers to place
business ads on the back of their cash register receipts? If so,
contact them about getting your business ad on there too!
  362. The PUBLIC Library! See if you can leave a 
catalog & a few business cards
  363. Make sure you leave info about Your Business on your answering
machine or voice mail message!
  364. Create consistent and high quality content online that will attract people to your business; and
  365. Be persistent, work your business every single day.

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