Education Is The Key To Success!


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In any business, it is important to have a strong educational foundation. An education can prepare you for tmany challenges you may face and give you the tools you need to adapt to changes that will occur as your career grows.

To attain direct sales success, you need a strong educational background.

Everyone knows that getting a direct sales education means more than just going to school and opening a book.

Opportunities abound….

Whether it be online teleclasses, webinars or local training events, the successful direct seller participates in them all!

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Sales Seminars Are Keys To Success

If you look through the local newspaper, you will see listings for sales seminars going on in your area this weekend.

A good direct sales professional absorbs as much information as he or she can and uses the best bits and pieces of that information in their daily activities.

You cannot be a strong leader if you do not have a broad knowledge base of your own. Your direct sales success is tied directly to how much effort you put into expanding your own horizons and learning what others have to say.

You Can Learn From Those Around You

A strong sales leader looks at the success of others and sees someone worth learning from. Anyone who has experienced more success than you have, or has perfected a process in an area where you lack refinement, is someone that can add to your education as a sales leader.

For example, if you have an associate who has a tremendous ability to make new business contacts out of complete strangers, then that is a skill you want to learn. Sometimes the best education you can get is found from your colleagues and peers.

You Are Never Too Advanced To Learn Something Valuable

The most important thing to remember about education is that it is an ongoing process.
As a leader, you must constantly seek out ways to improve yourself and learn things that can enhance your career.

Direct sales professionals can expand their revenue by learning more about how people react to certain situations.

That means that some courses in human behavior such as the DSWA Coaching Excellence School® where you can learn more about communication styles will equip you with the skills you need for success in your business.

Just because you have attained a position of leadership does not mean that you are done learning.

On the contrary, a leadership role means that your learning has taken on a whole new importance.

Seek out educational opportunities and use them to enhance your ability to lead and generate revenue.

Education, at any level of your career, is critical to your success.

Without a strong dedication to ongoing education, you run the risk of being left behind by the competition.

Those who want to be strong leaders learn to embrace the benefits of education.


About the Author: The DSWA is a global organization serving thousands of Direct Selling members with resources dedicated to improving their marketing, personal and professional development, training, selling, recruiting, and operational strategies. Founded in 2001, and guided by a board of the industry’s leading experts and professionals, the DSWA is a one-stop-shop for Direct Selling entrepreneurs. Learn More About Membership!

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Facebook Marketing: Sales Is Relationships


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Facebook marketing is the same as offline marketing!

Treat your Facebook friends the same as you would your real friends because sales is relationships whether you are online or offline!

Facebook is among the most important social media outlets for building strong business and friendship relationships, yet many network marketers forget how to treat their Facebook friends so they last.

Facebook Marketing When it comes to networking, this can be a major mistake and customers, connections, and even business growth can be destroyed in an instant.

When you learn how to treat your Facebook friends like your real friends you will build business relationships that will last.

Facebook Marketing = Consistent

Many marketing techniques on Facebook revolve around only promoting the business, but this can lead to boredom and over-stimulation of the same business over and over pretty fast.

Instead of just giving your Facebook friends or fans updates on new products and promotions, connect with them by also incorporating customer feedback, contests, and even personal photos, tips or other value added engagement.

Don’t Over-Indulge Your Facebook Marketing

While posting only a few times a month is a pretty disastrous move for any business, the same can be said for serial posting as well.

As a general rule, be sure to post at an absolute minimum of once a day to keep your friends and contacts informed but more like 3 times a day would be idea.

If you feel like you must post more often, post simple phrases and small updates rather than a slew of logos, slogans, and advertisements for your business.

Have Fun With Facebook Marketing

This makes you more ‘real’ to them, and helps make your business more friendly as a result.

Just plain old FUN sometimes is all it takes, to turn a Facebook friend into a customer!

Your friends and fans will stick with you if you can keep them entertained and add value to their lives.

Many marketers hire people to manage their Facebook pages for them for this reason.

If your posts are about as enthusiastic as cardboard, consider punching up your posts by hiring someone to do the work for you or by changing the way you post.

If you can make your fans smile, they’ll love you as much as they love your business, and will be more likely to recommend you to other people as well.

Facebook can be a gold mine of connections and friends if you know how to market yourself correctly.

Engage your friends and post interesting things, and you are sure to grow your fan base and create real friends that will last for a lifetime.

Listen to the Cash Flow show Radio topic how to gather leads on Facebook.

Treat your Facebook friends like your real friends, and you’re golden.


About the Author: Deb Bixler is the 2011 DSWA Speaker Of The Year and the DSWA party plan adviser. Visit her website the party plan training center for real action steps to grow your business: www.CreateACashFlowShow.com or follow Deb Bixler On Google+ 717-751-2793

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Tips To Stay Focused While Working At Home


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Work at home businesses are a great way to earn money on your own terms.

You work your own hours, take vacations when you want, hire who you want to work with, and work in whatever attire you wish.

However, there are some inherent problems that may arise when working at home. The most common problem experienced is how stay focused on your work.

When working at home, it may be easy to get distracted.

Instead of working, you may think about cleaning the house, walking the dog, going to the gym or doing some extra gardening.

To get anything accomplished in a home business, it is essential that you stay focused on your work and not get distracted by all the home chores that need to be done.

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5 Tips To Stay Focused While Working at Home

  1. Do a few chores at home before you work.
  2. When you do a few of the more pressing household chores before you begin your work day, you will not feel as pressured to do household chores while working.
    Start your day 30 minutes later than normal, and use that extra 30 minutes to clean the dishes, walk the dog, vacuum the house or go for a run.

  3. Use a to-do list every day.
  4. One of the best ways to stay focused on your work is to have a specific list of items that need to be done each day. Without a to-do list, it is easy to get distracted or to not dedicate the proper time to important tasks.

  5. Do the simple tasks first.
  6. There are certainly people who prefer to do the most difficult tasks first, but those people are the exception rather than the rule.
    Most people procrastinate at some time and put off difficult tasks. When you perform some of the easy tasks on the list, you can cross those items off and feel good about what you are accomplishing. With a few items crossed off, the list will look less intimidating and overwhelming.

  7. 4. If you have to deal with deadlines in your work at home business, it is important to stay ahead of those deadlines.
  8. Putting everything off until you have a tight deadline is often a recipe for disaster. Waiting until the last minute also takes away any flexibility you would have in performing various work duties. Something that needs to be done immediately will take precedence over everything else.

  9. Have a comfortable and dedicated work space.
  10. Your environment has a significant amount of influence on your concentration.

    When you are working at home, it is crucial to have a dedicated work environment.

    A private room with a door is the best choice. However, an area that is separate from other living areas should work as long as the space is used only for your business.

A work at home business is a business; treating it like one is an important ingredient in success and prosperity.


About the Author: The DSWA is a global organization serving thousands of Direct Selling members with resources dedicated to improving their marketing, personal and professional development, training, selling, recruiting, and operational strategies. Founded in 2001, and guided by a board of the industry’s leading experts and professionals, the DSWA is a one-stop-shop for Direct Selling entrepreneurs. Learn More About Membership!

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