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  1. Awesome Sales Training For Scentsy Consultants

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    How To Make a Scentsy Borrow Bag

    The Scentsy borrow bag is a great way to grow sales in your scentsy business. This simple, easy and cost effective sales tool is designed to be given out to busineses and indivuals so they can try our wonderful products with a view to getting them to purchase, book a party or even join the company as a scentsy business partner. 

    The borrow bag works so well because its easy for consultants with limited stock, income or confidence to do. The video below details how to create your own scentsy borrow bag, so please feel free to share this with your team.

    If you are interested in taking a scentsy borrow bag please contact us here.



  2. Business Tip - Never Give Up!

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    What's the Secret to Success? - Dont Quit

     Never never give up seems such an obvious answer to the question what is the secret to success but its rarely if ever taught in a business seminar.  We spend a fortune on books, videos and training manuals full of great ideas and theorys but ultimatly none of them are any use if you are going to throw in the towel easily when it gets a bit tough.   The history books are full of inspiring people, overcoming huge odds and trials to achieve great things; they achieved these because they simply didn't give up.  If you really want success in your business badly enough you simply cannot give up when the going gets tough - this could be the most valuable business skill you ever learn.

    dont-quit - what is the secret to success

    Ok i am not saying labour away forever and a day on something that doesnt work or continually implement an unsuccesful or costly system.  If something isnt working in the business change it, find a new way and move forward - just dont QUIT.  Some of the greatest inventions of all time would still not be here if people quit.  Edison FAILED to make the light bulb over 10000 times but getting it right once brought us light AND made him millions.  People asked him why he failed so many times,'I have not failed' he said 'I have just found 10000 ways that wont work!'.  So next time you fail on something just think 'OK thats another way NOT to do it' and go out and find one way to do it and succeed....just never never give up.

     

     

  3. Business Tips for Direct Sellers

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    Using Social Media To Grow Your Business

    Social media is a great and cheap tool to use for publicising your business, product or service.  We use Facebook, Twitter, You Tube and others to advertise our direct sales business, Scentsy.  Along the way we read a few online books and learnt a few things about the best ways to use social media to grow your business which we share in our You Tube video at the bottom of this blog.  As a guide we recommend you spend no longer than ONE HOUR per day on all your social media so that you can go out and do other productive things to grow your business as well.

    Our three top tips for using social media to grow your business are:

    1. Life doesn't begin and end with FACEBOOK - why because your customers/ target audience might not actually be using it which means your wasting your energy and messages.  Find out which social media your customers enjoy and go to for information and to hang out and use them as well.  There are loads out there including Twitter, You Tube, Linked In, Digg it, Delicious etc. 
    2. DONT spend your life on social media, hiding behind a screen and creating a rocking on-screen persona that freezes at the mere hint of talking to a real person.  Nothing can make up for getting out there, meeting customers and learn to sell your products face to face.  The more we meet and sell to customers the more we learn about the products or services we sell from their feedback and comments and the better our sales pitch becomes.  And a great sales pitch leads to great sales! 
    3. DONT try to become an expert on every single type of social media channel out there.  Simply pick two or three that you enjoy using, understand well and know that your target audience use.  Scott loves Pinterest so he runs our account as i find the pinning concept dull BUT i love taking photos and sharing other Peoples with Instagram.  So that's two pictorial social media channels, both very different to use but both are used by our Scentsy customers. 

    If you would like more business tips to help grow your home business or small business why not subscribe to our You Tube Channel here.


     

     

  4. Business Tips...

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    Open Your Scentsy Business Everyday

    We are often asked by Scentsy consultants and team members what can they do to get a succesful Scentsy business like ours.  The answer we give is a simple one - open your doors for business everyday!  Scentsy is a FLEXIBLE BUSINESS but it doesn't mean you can take days or weeks off from it at a time.  What would happen if Tesco didn't open for a few days; we would all go elsewhere and chances are never returned so they lose revenue, customer and close down.  Well the same happens in a direct sales business when people don't open daily and let the world know they want their custom. 

    Opening for business daily may mean you spend five hours writing blogs, filming You Tube vids and mailing out orders (i have to say we don't work that many hours).  More than likely though you are working a second job, running after a family or living life so you only have a few minutes or hours n the week to open for business.  That's fine - there are loads and loads of ways to open your business up consistently with little time spent.  Our You Tube video below will give you some ideas of how you can open your Scentsy business everyday.

     

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  5. Blogging For Business - Five Ideas On What To Blog About

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    What Can I Blog About? - Five Ideas

    We hope you enjoy episode three of our Blogging for Business series.  In this You Tube Video we are going to give you five ideas of what you can blog about so your not commiting one of bloggings cardinal sins and writing about ME, ME, ME.  Underneath our video below is more infomration about each of the blog ideas I give you and a link to one of our blogs so you can see how we did it.  Happy Blogging everyone and please share a blog article below in our comments box (oh and get a link from us too) we would love to see how you are doing.

     

    Top Tips - This could be as easy as blogging about your top three sellers, top 10 reasons to join your industry, top five reasons to try a new product or service.   Make your top tips relevent to your business but not all me, me, me . People love reading top tips because they are easy to read and they are usually short and simple.  They are also super easy to retweet and share on social media - thus gaining you more exposure and credibility.

    Here is our one of our top tips Blog - http://www.wickfreecandles.net/scentsy-ireland-blog/read_56947/10-great-reasons-to-join-a-direct-selling-company.html

    A Day In The Life - Remember people buy off people so lets make this blog a personal blog and tell them who you are, what you do and give them reasons to want to do business with you.  You could talk about being a stay at home mum in business and your daily routine as a idea.

    I talked about Scott in my blog - http://www.wickfreecandles.net/scentsy-ireland-blog/read_55789/scentsy-man-signs-full-time-contract.html

    Questions - Write a blog with a question someone could be asking right now in the search engines. How Do I?, Where Can I?, What is?, Where can i buy and so on.  Why do this? because you'll get more targeted blog traffic from the search engines as they are driven by enquiries from people and many of these will be in question form. (Just see the title of this blog for a question).  Using questions to write a blog could see the search engines pick you up first if you are match the question asked, making you the top in a search even if your market is oversubscribed normally - ie online SEO services.

    Here is the link to my question blog - http://www.wickfreecandles.net/scentsy-ireland-blog/read_57644/where-can-i-buy-scentsy-in-dublin.html

    Call To Action - Your call to action blog could be many things - ask people to like your facebook page, ask them to tweet your blog, to sign up to your newsletter, to comment on your blog and so on.  The important part of every blog is that you dont leave the reader wondering what to do next - ask them or tell them. Trust me it works ;-)

    Write a blog about a newspaper article - you have read related to your industry. If you havent got a clue of what to write about, go online and search online newspapers about a topic related to your industry.  Make your blog controversial or an opinion piece be make it professional and if people disagree in the comments remain respectful.  Or just write a topical piece to get some of the search traffic for that tpic at a given time.  Hey and if you can stick in a cheeky self promote now and again then do it.

    http://www.wickfreecandles.net/scentsy-ireland-blog/read_64362/a-scentsy-warmer-to-celebrate-luxembourgs-royal-wedding.html

    Our ideas came from a great little book called The 30 day Blogging Challenge by Nikki Pilkington.  You can download the book from Amazon or find out more information here - http://www.nikkipilkington.com

    Here is a link to the first in our blogging series if you missed it -