How to Personally Sponsor 5 Distributors into Your Network Marketing Business in 4 Days

Growing a network marketing business requires filling empty seats at a presentation.  Until they see a presentation, a person can not decide, yes or no, about an opportunity.  Yes is great.  No is good, too.  We are all taught that it is a funneling process!  The more seats you fill, the more decisions made.

Recently, my business partner Susie Glennan, did a push to earn VIP status at our company’s annual convention this coming September. There were a couple of specific goals she needed to reach to earn VIP, and she worked her tail off.  As a result of her extraordinary effort, Susie was able to sponsor 5 distributors into her organization in just 4 days.

Susie’s Story

Here is Susie’s story in her own words:

Last Thursday one of my customers called and met me at Starbucks to see how to make money with (my opportunity). I showed him the (presentation). He upgraded to preferred customer and was considering signing up as a distributor. He thought his brother would also like (the business). WHILE AT Starbucks, a really friendly woman and her girlfriends started chatting with me, so I showed them the APP. I took a photo of all three of them and sent cards to all three of them.

In the meantime, my customer was at the next table and downloaded the APP. I bounced between tables showing everyone how it works.

Apparently…sending photos on cards and putting photos on bulk cards to sell was just what the ladies were talking about. My customer didn’t sign up, but by Friday, one of the ladies met with me again. Her name is LaVonda. We spent 3 hours chatting and she wanted to sign up!

Saturday we got back together to sign her up and while we were going over final details her church group came into Starbucks, so I showed some of them the APP and told them about LaVonda’s new biz. They LOVED it! LaVonda and I have plans for her first gathering…This woman made it happen! She’s a Preferred Customer and Distributor but hoping to upgrade to a bundle in the next week or so!!! AND her friend who was there the first day said she’s going to be her first customer.

Honestly, I started off last August re-learning how to network and get back in the game. I received good advice from my networking group and followed it. Recently, we had the first VIP contest and I got it in my mind that I had to win. It didn’t happen. When it came around a second time I had many customers on the fence or they kept waiting to raise the funds. So I asked everyone I could if they were ready to sign up or if they could do me a favor, sign up, and see if they like it to help me make VIP.

While I didn’t qualify for VIP or Sr. Mgr. because of volume, it started a flurry in my business and I’ve received several calls to help customers upgrade and/or learn to use the system better in just one day because of my phone calls the day before. Other things that happened because of my flurry of calls to everyone yesterday…Someone I don’t know contacted me to learn about SOC and some of my friends who are customers are now considering signing up.

It’s a numbers game people and the momentum changes how we appear to others because we’re on this forward flowing motion and people feel it.

Nuggets of Wisdom

There are three nuggets to take away from Susie’s story:

  1.  Planting seeds does not reap immediate results.  Seeds need nurturing to germinate and grow. When they bloom, it will be worth it.
  2. Listen to your peers.  Susie asked her networking group for advice, which she followed.
  3. Follow up.  Follow up.  Follow up.  These 5 distributors didn’t sign themselves up, Susie called them and asked if they were ready.

Okay, so really there are more than 3 nuggets.  Here is another:  Stay in forward flowing motion!

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Tutorial: How to Change Your SendOutCards Subscription

SendOutCards offers two types of subscriptions for our card and gift senders, retail and preferred.

A retail subscription is $9.80 per month for 20 points.  20 points roughly equates to 6 greeting cards per month.

A preferred subscription is $39 per month for 100 points.  100 points is 33 greeting cards per month.  Points can also be used for gifts, so the preferred subscription is great for folks who like to send cards and gifts.  Most folks choose the preferred subscription.

How to Change Your SendOutCards Subscription

Login to your SendOutCards account.

Hover over “Main Menu” and click “Revolution Office”.

Click on “View/Edit Subscription Profile”.

In the box labeled “Product Information”, click “edit”.

Under “Current Autoship Items” change the drop down menu under “Qty” to 0.

Under “Subscriptions” look for “Retail Individual Points $0.49 ea Initial Order Subscription” and change the drop down menu under “Qty” to 20.

Click Save.

Voila! Your subscription is changed from 100 points per month to 20 points per month.

Sales Trainer Tom Hopkins Explains Why He Sends Thanksgiving Cards

Tom Hopkins is a world-renowned sales trainer. He built his real estate business by sending 6 hand written greeting cards per year to his clients, and potential clients.  By doing so, he became the top producing real estate agent in the state of California.

Today, Mr. Hopkins uses SendOutCards to automate his greeting card system with the same personal touch as a handwritten card.

The Power of a Thanksgiving Card

In the following video, Tom Hopkins explains why he sends Thanksgiving cards instead of Christmas cards:

 

In case you don’t want to watch the video the short answer is:  Everyone else is sending Christmas cards.

Here is the simple message he included in his cards:

“During the season of Thanksgiving, let me thank you for being a valued client.  I look forward to serving you for many years.”

Simple message. Powerful results.

Those who keep in touch will never have to prospect. - Tom Hopkins Click To Tweet
Click to Send Thanksgiving Cards

Click to Send Thanksgiving Cards

Three Dog Nights | Battling Bertha 22 | #BlogBoost

As I settled onto the bed to type this, I glanced at my nightstand and marveled at the number of prescription bottles.  I am a fan of allowing my immune system to work its’ magic and expel all foreign bodies.  Pills, not so much.

Muffy strikes a pose.

Muffy strikes a pose.

Right now there are 10 prescription bottles on my nightstand!!  To me, this is surreal.  It’s like I’m living someone else’s life.

  • steroids
  • three different antibiotics
  • two different anti-nausea drugs
  • proton-inhibitor for acid reflux
  • and two, count them, two different narcotics

This doesn’t include the supplements and over the counter drugs.  I just shake my head and wonder.  Someone is making a ton of money off of me!!

That’s not why I am typing this post.  Sheesh.  Squirrel.

Three Dog Nights

Last week I ended up spending three dog nights in the hospital.  Here’s how that played out:

Hospital Selfie

Hospital Selfie

Tuesday, I was at our monthly SendOutCards business opportunity meeting and my shoulder and neck began to hurt.  I went to my daily radiation therapy appointment and the pain persisted.  It felt a little like heartburn in my shoulder.  I kinda sorta thought it was acid reflux even though  I take a proton-inhibitor for the acid reflux.  I talked to my radiation oncologist after the “therapy’ session and she suggested taking some antacids.

Wednesday, I woke up in pain from head to toe and the skin around my port was swollen and tender.  My husband took me to my radiation oncologist.  She took one look at my port and said:  “You need to be in the hospital.”

We went to the ER where I was fast tracked to a room, hooked up to an IV and X-rayed.  Oh, and multiple blood cultures were taken.  I was admitted 2 hours later.

Thursday morning I awoke with edema in my left hand.  The nurses could not take blood samples and so my IV antibiotic was changed to one that did not require daily labs.

The doctors then began to visit, one by one:  infectious disease, radiology, internal medicine.  The consensus was the port needed to come out.  One hour after the decision was made, I was on the table and the radiologist and I shared “Asian F” anecdotes as he removed the port and sutured the opening.  Turns out my port had moved substantially since it was inserted.

A few fabulous friends dropped by to visit.

The nurse gave me morphine before I went to bed.

Friday morning I awoke with a morphine hangover and hurled moments after my nurse gave me a barf bag.  It was comical.  Of course, my husband walked into the room AFTER all the excitement.

Friday was a tough day made brighter by visits from some more fabulous friends.

Saturday the final blood cultures came back negative and I was given the all clear to go home with a 14-day supply of Bactrim.

We have no clue what caused the infection.  That’s a little frustrating.  I am feeling much better.  That’s a good thing.

Bactrim has some interesting side effects like diarrhea and nausea.  Good times.  Good times.

All is well.

Finding Blog Post Inspiration | Hope, Strength & Courage, Pink Ribbon Bracelet | Battling Bertha 19 | #BlogBoost

Today is day twelve of my 31 day Ultimate Blog Challenge.

I feel like I have been pumping out the blog posts. At one point, I had two scheduled to post on their own, and on the proper day. While I have several epic posts brewing about aromatherapy, wigs and sex after breast cancer, I did not have a post ready for today.

Finding Blog Post Inspiration

Then yesterday, late in the afternoon, there was a knock on the door. A few moments later, Shane presented me with a white box and the excitement-inducing red letters that spell out SendOutCards on the side. There are few things I enjoy more than receiving one of these white boxes!

This elegant and inspirational bracelet includes expressions of hope, courage and strength. With a pristine sterling finish, this bracelet is nestled in a pink gift box and includes a verse card stating "Hope, Strength, Courage, Wear a pink ribbon, A symbol to share, Of hope, strength, and courage, To show you care." A generous portion of the proceeds will go to the support of the breast cancer treatment, prevention and research.

This elegant and inspirational bracelet includes expressions of hope, courage and strength. With a pristine sterling finish, this bracelet is nestled in a pink gift box and includes a verse card stating “Hope, Strength, Courage, Wear a pink ribbon, A symbol to share, Of hope, strength, and courage, To show you care.” A generous portion of the proceeds will go to the support of the breast cancer treatment, prevention and research.

Not only did I received a lovely gift, I also received today’s blog post inspiration!

You see, inspiration can come from anywhere. You just need to keep your eyes and ears open.

For example, as I was chopping up the ingredients for our traditional Sunday morning breakfast casserole, I thought, “Gee, I should do a breakfast casserole tutorial post.” The casserole is in the oven and will be ready just about the time I am done typing up this post and editing the photos. Casseroles are fabulous.

If you join the Ultimate Blog Challenge, you will receive a daily email with topic prompts.

Hope, Strength & Courage, Pink Ribbon Bracelet

Back to the white box.  Inside was a gorgeous “Hope, Strength & Courage, Pink Ribbon Bracelet,” a gift from Diane Walker, one of my MLM heroes.

In addition to the pink ribbon heart charm, there are three silver word charms that say hope, strength and courage.  These are the three character traits that every champion possesses.

Hope

Hope is an optimistic attitude of mind based on an expectation of positive outcomes related to events and circumstances in one’s life or the world at large.” – Wikipedia

I choose to be resolute in my convictions.  My optimism goes beyond hope.  I know only good comes into my life.

Strength

Strength is “the quality that allows someone to deal with problems in a determined and effective way.” – Merriam-Webster

I choose to take on each challenge knowing the outcome will be in my favor.

Courage

Courage is the ability and willingness to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation.” – Wikipedia

I choose to laugh in the face of fear, laugh in the face of pain, laugh in the face of danger, laugh in the face of uncertainty and blow a giant raspberry in the face of intimidation.

Your Turn

Great timing! The breakfast casserole is ready.  Time for me to eat and for you to chime in.  Where do you find inspiration?  What character traits do you have that result in positive and productive outcomes?  Leave a comment below.

Photo Calendar Creator | #BlogBoost

Photo Calendar Creator

Photo calendars make great gifts! You can “Grow Your Business with Gratitude” by creating custom photo calendars for your clients. SendOutCards has a dynamic photo calendar creator that allows you to add photos to the cover, the month and each day of the month. You can even include text! Creating a custom photo calendar for your business is easy with drag and drop technology.

photo-calendar-creator

Calendar Details

  • 11″x8.5″ landscape
  • 12 month calendar (start on any month)
  • Personalize any date with photos and text
  • Full color, printed on premium paper
  • Saddle-stitched binding
  • $12.99/each plus shipping

Fundraising with Photo Calendars

Here’s a novel idea, why not use your photo calendars to raise funds and awareness for your favorite cause?

The calendar featured in the video was created by Lone Star Animal Welfare League for just that reason.  Here is how they did it:

  • The cover and 12 month photos spots featured dogs that had been rescued by LSAWL.
  • The “day” photos were sold to dog owners who provided a photo of their dog.
  • The finished calendars were sold at a mark up.

Of course, anyone who purchased a spot in the calendar wanted to also purchase a calendar, and a few extras to give as gifts!  It was a huge success.

What about you?   What are some ideas you have for creating photo calendars?

PS – Thank you to Tanya Lavoie for hanging out with me while we filmed the video.

Customer Retention Strategy: Treat Your Clients to a Halloween Treat

Customer retention is not as hard as you think. If you want to keep them coming back for more, treat your clients to an occasional treat. Halloween is the perfect time to do so!

During the major holidays like Christmas, your clients are inundated with cards and gifts. If you send something when everyone else is sending, your gesture is likely to get lost in the crowd.

When was the last time someone sent YOU a Halloween treat?

Oh really?

Never?

Think about it, if no one is sending YOU a treat this month, then no one is sending your clients a treat! The trick to customer retention isn’t really a trick, it is standing out. Sending Halloween treats makes you stand out.

Grab Their Attention by Sending a Card

If you are on a budget, sending a Halloween card is a cost effective customer retention tool. You can include a note along the lines of “it’s a treat to have you as a client” or “it’s never scary doing business with you.” The note should reflect your personality and be in alignment with your company culture.

Trick or Treat Halloween Greeting Card.   Click the card to send today.  The first card you send is FREE, on me.

Trick or Treat Halloween Greeting Card. Click the card to send today. The first card you send is FREE, on me.

Have a Wonderful Halloween Greeting Card.  Click the image to send the card today.  The first card you send is FREE, on me.

Have a Wonderful Halloween Greeting Card. Click the image to send the card today. The first card you send is FREE, on me.

Vintage Halloween Card with a Victorian Era look.  Send this card by clicking the image.  The first card you send is FREE, on me.

Vintage Halloween Card with a Victorian Era look. Send this card by clicking the image. The first card you send is FREE, on me.

Send a Gift and They Will Never Forget

If you really want to make an impact on your clients and ensure customer retention, send a gift. Here are a few that you can send along with a greeting card through SendOutCards. Contact me privately for more information on these and other ghoulishly amazing Halloween gifts.

Halloween Candy Jars.  Choose from Bite, Beware, or Bone Appetit jars and get the candy to match. BOO!

Halloween Candy Jars. Choose from Bite, Beware, or Bone Appetit jars and get the candy to match. BOO!

Gourmet Caramels in an Orange Halloween Gift Tower.  This beautiful gift tower includes Golden (vanilla), Pumpkin Spice and Sea Salt Caramels. Created in small batches, these scrumptious treats are handcrafted using only the freshest, local ingredients. (1.5 lbs)

Gourmet Caramels in an Orange Halloween Gift Tower. This beautiful gift tower includes Golden (vanilla), Pumpkin Spice and Sea Salt Caramels. Created in small batches, these scrumptious treats are handcrafted using only the freshest, local ingredients. (1.5 lbs)

Pumpkin Patch Candle Perfectly capture the inviting scent of brown sugar sweetened pumpkins, baked in simmering spices of clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon.

Pumpkin Patch Candle Perfectly capture the inviting scent of brown sugar sweetened pumpkins, baked in simmering spices of clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon.

Customer retention is easy when you send cards and gifts.

Leave a comment with your tips and takeaways. What do you do to keep your clients coming back time and time again?