La Bella Training
Just checking in on you to see how you are doing.
Did you market your LBB business today?
Did you focus on a specific category and if you did which one?
Did you post on your social media? and what did you post?
Did you join any new groups online and did you get to post anything?
With the groups you are subscribed to did you post anything today?
Are you involved with any outside network groups and what did you do?
If not, are you planning to join one in your area?
Did you hand out any business cards today,? any flyers?
Did you have any conversations today about your business, Products? or any new teammates signing up or interested in signing up?
Any conversations with Realtors or Corp accounts?
This is what you should be asking yourselves at the end of each day!
What did you do and was it enough? and what are you going to do tomorrow that you did not do today!
This business is about consistency, it's about being organized, Being passionate, and being all in!
Tell me below what did you do today and what resulted?
Whether there were any results or not as long as you did something today I want to know!! Being vocal is so important. Let's hear your story
TOGETHER WE WILL CONQUER YOUR GOALS!!
Email us at and email your mentor! Be accountable!
LBB TRAINING BEGINS
8 WAYS TO FIND NEW CUSTOMERS AND RECRUITS
Once you’ve been in direct sales for a while sometimes it can feel like you’ve exhausted every avenue to get more sales, more parties booked, recruiting new team members, etc. While you’re right, you might have exhausted every avenue… why? Because you’re not leaving your comfort zone and you’re not getting creative! Snap out of the direct sales pity party and get serious!
Participate in a school fundraiser.
Get a booth/table at the school fair, church fair, or county fair.
Hold a business opportunity meeting.
Place marketing material in the Teacher’s Lounge at your child’s school.
Take printed recipe cards, with your info stamped on the back, when you take a prepared recipe to potlucks.
Get family & friends to collect orders for you at their workplaces. ( Tell them to sign up for the $100 Gift basket Giveaway!
Call your local realtor & suggest a “welcome to your new home” gift they can get from you to give to their clients.
Ask three people that you meet during the day, “Are you looking for extra income?”
Creating Summer Momentum
So the summer continues and that means pool parties, barbecues, vacations, amusement parks, beaches, and summer fun! But it also means that too many consultants make the mistake of losing momentum.
Too many think that because it’s summer, they don’t have to work or they can slow down their business. However, they lose out on so much potential growth when they do that.
Keep the momentum in your LBB business going during the summer. This doesn’t mean you can’t take some time off to spend with family and enjoy the nice weather. But don’t lose the whole summer.
Here are some of my favorite strategies to keep up that summer momentum.
#1 Squash Limiting Beliefs
Many consultants think that during the summer prospects are too busy to hear about our opportunity. After all, summertime is for vacations, relaxation, and not thinking about work. And so, the limiting belief sets in that prospects would not have the time to sit down and talk about the LBB opportunity.
But that is not the case. Just because it’s summer, doesn’t mean that everyone gets to take time off. There are still plenty of prospects out there who are hungry for an opportunity like ours, but they are stuck in a J.O.B. with bills to pay. If your prospects are one of those people, then they will have the time because they will make the time. It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, there are always more prospects out there who are waiting for you to come along and share your opportunity with them and they will love to supplement their income!!
#2 Talk to People as You Travel
Meet People Standing in Line, Summer is a great time to take family vacations, but remember just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean you can’t do a little work. Of course, you need time to relax and spend it with family, so I’m not suggesting you sit in the hotel and work all day while your family goes out exploring. What I’m suggesting is that you talk to people.
Traveling is the perfect opportunity to meet new people. Talk to your neighbor on the plane, the family behind you in line for the roller coaster, or the hotel staff. Talk to everyone you meet and just have a conversation. But make sure to get their contact information. After your vacation, you can call them up and start the prospect routine.
You can still enjoy your vacation and take some time off. But you’re still keeping your business in mind by making new connections and meeting potential prospects everywhere you go.
#3 For Team Builders and Future Team Builders, The Speed of the Leader is the Speed of the Pack
Your team follows your lead. If you decide to take a break during the summer and lose momentum, then they will too. So, decide that you are going to be a positive example for your team. Go out and set up meetings, set higher goals for yourself, or do a blitz. Your team will see your drive and excitement, and they will feed off of it. They will do what they can to keep their momentum up as well.
Your momentum becomes your team’s momentum. So, lead your team towards a productive summer.
#4 Campaigns, Strategies, and Focus
Your Momentum Becomes Your Team's momentum in order to help your team keep the momentum going, you can also create campaigns and strategies to help them keep focused during these summer months. Organize a campaign that everyone has at least one meeting a week or find two new prospects a day. Develop a strategy for how your team can grow and expand its reach. Hold events ( conference Calls) to make sure your team is still invested in their personal development.
You can even set up challenges for your team. Who can recruit the most people in a month? Who can reach the next rank? And give out prizes or incentives for those team members who complete the challenges.
In addition to being an example to your team, campaigns and strategies will help your team stay focused during these summer months.
This will help create comradery and energy within your team while also staying focused on the business.
You don’t want to lose the whole summer because you decided to slow down. These 4 strategies will not only help you and your team create momentum and growth but still have fun this summer!
Summer Action Plan - Summer Is For Selling, Reap the Benefits!
-1. Host a Summer Bash – People like to kick back and relax when the summer gets warm. So offer a party! Host a summer bash that offers food, fun, and music. It’s a great way to attract families and encourages them to bring their friends which can potentially open you up to new business. Post the flyer around town, as well as on local event websites, and sell tickets for the food (or team up with local restaurants to offer it.) It’s a great way to generate buzz and visibility for your business.
2. Get a Booth at a Local Farmer’s Market – Farmer’s markets today offer much more than just produce, and many consumers look forward to shopping there weekly. Get a regular table at your local farmer’s market. You can offer products for sale while also generating new interest in your business. And take time to talk to the other vendors there. Often a community develops among the regulars, and they may begin to refer other business to you, as well as telling you about other markets where you may do well.
3. Christmas in Summer – Chances are, the holidays are your most productive time of the year. So offer a “Christmas in Summer” event. Pull out those holiday decorations, and offer specials that help people begin their holiday shopping early (saving them stress!) Host a holiday-themed event and serve holiday cookies, play holiday music, and make the even light-hearted in fun. It can be a great way for people to beat the summer heat and shop at your business.
4. Take Your Business With You on Vacation – Are you going on vacation? Don’t leave your business behind! Take along promotional items that talk about your business, and be sure to network with people you meet along the way. When someone shares a need they have that your business can meet, be sure to share information about your business. If you sell through parties or appointments, try to schedule some in the city you’re visiting ahead of time. By planning ahead, you can develop some new business, and possibly even write off your trip as a business expense (check with your tax advisor on this!)
Summer doesn’t have to mean a drop in business. You simply need to look at your business differently and create opportunities that work with what people want to do.
Below are some great tips please read and apply and they are all direct actions and very simple to do.
So let’s get into My 9 Favorite Social Media Tips
#1 Use Your Personal Picture As Your Social Media Profile Picture
Go figure, right? It says put your picture, it doesn’t say put your cat, your dog, or even your company logo! When you’re using Social Media to grow your business, people want to get to know you (maybe even snoop on you) and they want to see your smiling face.
#2 Work and Education Section on Social Media – What to do?
Even though it may be tempting to go switch your employer information to your La Bella Baskets Business as soon as you hit submit on your application, please trust me when I say.. this is not going to help you in your business. Why? Because this eliminates curiosity. The goal is to always create curiosity and have people asking you “what do you do for a living?”…. you don’t want them Googling the name and building their own judgment.
#3 Stop Selling & Start Story-Telling
People don’t go to Social Media to be sold, they’re there to be Social. If you’re doing any kind of business on Social Media or you want to, for the love of everything Social, please please read Jab Jab Jab Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk.
This is one of my favorite books and I recommend it to anyone that wants to master the art of Social Media to get it and read it 5 times! It teaches you how to function on Social Media to get the most results. It will help you understand how to respect the Social Media platforms so you get more engagement and more people asking about your business on Social Media. The book is also great in showing you how to offer value and share stories first before ever asking for anything in return.
#4 We’re In The Lifestyle Business
People want to live a fun and free life – that’s what we’re selling. So when you’re using Social Media to grow your business, give people something good to watch. Post family pictures, post lifestyle pictures, post about you traveling and things you’re doing. The more you post about lifestyle and stories, the more your audience grows to know, like, and trust you.
People want a life of FUN and Freedom.
#5 Mia's Challenge – Reach Out To 1-5 People Per Day & Leave Them Feeling Good
On Social Media, reach out to 1-5 people each day and send them a message that makes them feel good. You can leave them a nice comment that genuinely makes them feel good. I will add, this is NOT the time to share any Call To Action or business links. This is only a message to compliment or leave them feeling really good. (Commit to doing this for 30 days, heck – let’s do a Year!) What this does over time, is it creates a community of people that think you’re awesome and if you have a ton of people who are following you and think you Rock, the more people that will be interested in what it is you’re doing.
#6 Do NOT Mention Your Company Name On Social Media (This is where it gets a little controversial)
This is a huge Social Media Training Tip
If you mention your company on Social Media, you eliminate curiosity, people go Google your company and you lose control of the exposure process or worse, they might buy or join with someone else.
Instead, post lifestyle and testimonials and ask people to reach out to you to learn more about what you have. Which leads me to my next tip…
#7 Ask People To Private Message You
I know you’re probably asking yourself if you aren’t posting specifically about your company or products, how do you get people interested in what you have?
Here’s what to do –
If you’re sharing a story, testimonial, income or product success story, you want to have a Call To Action at the end of that post. This creates curiosity and leaves your audience with value without you being sales or pushing something at them to buy.
For example, “If you’re interested in learning more, send me a private message. I’d be happy to let you know what we are doing.”
#8 Do Not Share Your Company Website Link On Social Media
Similar to tip #7, we want to share stories and encourage people to reach out to us via a Private Message for more information. If you post your company website, they’ll go and Google your company and you lose control of the exposure process. You may never even know they were interested if you share your company website link on Social Media.
#9 Social Media Training Tip – Have a Facebook Fan Page!
You may or may not know, but it is against Facebook’s Terms and Conditions to promote any business on your personal profile. A lot of people don’t know that, but having a Fan Page gives you instant credibility and authority with your market and more people will take you seriously about your business. If you don’t have a Facebook Fan Page yet make sure you create one!
Facebook New Product Launch Campaign
Even though you won’t be doing this campaign daily, it is extremely powerful when done right. When you launch a new product, you rely on the launch event. You trust that your distributors will spread the news to their customers, and you might do some email marketing—but is that enough to successfully launch a product? Here’s how you maximize your effort with a new product launch campaign. First, about a week before the product launch, you set up a Facebook campaign to create buzz. You can have multiple posts, videos, and images saying…
“Something new is coming….”
“On X date we will make history with the upcoming announcement….”
“Can you guess what we’ll be announcing on X date?”
Keep things a bit mysterious. Tease them and make them curious.
Once you launch the product, you create another campaign informing all of your distributors and customers about the new product:
“The wait is over!”
“The new product is here!”
“Buy it now!”
“It’s at a special price!”
When you do this, you create an expectation and excitement among your team. They start sharing the post, helping you reach new audiences. When you launch the campaign, it will grow even bigger.
Something to keep in mind is that a typical marketing funnel is broken down into three main stages:
Awareness. Prospects learn about your business and what you have to offer.
Interest. Prospects from the first phase take the first step toward becoming a customer by signing up for a webinar or company emails.
Evaluation. Prospects from phase two take the final jump to buy from you, often as the result of a sales call or an email drip campaign
Snapchat is strongest during the second stage when you're engaging your prospects and trying to create interest. In fact, research shows that Snapchat gets nearly a 4x higher engagement rate compared to similar platforms like Instagram. Through Snapchat, you can deliver valuable content to your audience to let them see a different side of your business -- one that might not be as visible through another channel.
Here are three ways marketers can use Snapchat to grow their businesses:
1. Offer promo codes.
Brands have had success using promo codes on Snapchat because of how high the engagement rate is.
2. Launch products.
You can also use Snapchat to launch new products. For example, the makeup company NARS used Snapchat to give its followers a glimpse of its product line before it was released.
One of the unique benefits of Snapchat is that it gives you permission to create low-budget, informal videos. Letting them see you “behind the scenes,” where you might be unpolished, will help build a deeper relationship over the long term.
3. Leverage influencer marketing.
Influencer marketing is one of the most effective channels out there today.
By leveraging influencers, you can capture a much larger audience because your content will be viewed by both your followers and the followers of that influencer. It’s one of the quickest ways to build a massive audience of your own.
Big brands are already doing this on Snapchat.
Another way to use influencer marketing is by asking an influencer to do a takeover of your account. This basically means that they run your Snapchat account for a certain period of time, and post snaps on behalf of you.
Snapchat is still an up-and-coming platform that has yet to become overcrowded. And, because of that, engagement levels are still significantly higher than many other platforms.
Mobile marketing is taking over the marketing world. It is getting huge.
Google says that mobile search will surpass desktop search by the end of the year. Perhaps the most stunning statistic is this: 70 percent of mobile searches lead to action within one hour. By way of comparison, 70 percent of desktop searches lead to action within one month.
According to PEW research, the percentage of adults in the U.S. who now have cell phones is at 90 percent. It would be marketing madness to ignore this gigantic subset of the consumer market.
Snapchat is becoming a huge player in the mobile marketing game. Large corporations like McDonald’s, GrubHub, and Mountain Dew have used Snapchat to promote new products and standard services. This segment is only going to grow larger as new technology advances what mobile apps can do, and how easily they can do it.