The Last Letter
The Fourth and Final
Here are some things to keep in mind at your first parties:
BE EXCITED!!! Show your enthusiasm for your products! Take your OWN before and after pictures! (The book is great to bring to parties and pass around, too!) Talk about what you know and love! If you don't have a lot of product yet, that's ok!! Share what you have and maybe a few things on your wish list you are dying to try!
Consider playing Stack the Guest and Ask me About my Job!! Remember: NEVER pre-judge a guest or a party! Anyone could be your next rockstar hostess or even recruit!!!
ASSEMBLE YOUR HOST PLANNING PACKETS! Remember to label everything!! I suggest making several at a time and including the following items:
- Gift bag (Paper or reusable)
- Hostess Guide
- 2-3 Product Catalogs
- 5-6 Customer Order Forms
- The Business Opportunity Flyer
- Monthly Host & Customer Specials
A great raffle prize would be to offer free shipping! No upfront cost to you and your guests will love it!
Consider giving out laundry detergent samples (2T in a baggie) or another consumable (Diluted Odor Eliminator in dollar store spray bottles!) to buying guests! Everyone loves free stuff!
Click on the headings at the bottom to access some important files!
Text or email me any time!!
Reminder: Keep these emails for future reference -- don't worry! You don't have to remember everything!
Rule of Thumb: Complain privately and personally, Praise loudly and publicly!!
As you know we have an INCREDIBLE resource available to us through the Dream Team Facebook group and Suzanne's site. Those are best used as a resource and place for finding ideas and encouragement! If you have a problem the rule of thumb is your recruiter is your first call. (You can search on the groups, for sure, but I mean don't post your problem there first) I am here for you to support you in your endeavors! If I can't help/don't know the answer I'll be sure to direct you to the right place to look or ask up the chain until I get you the help that you need. Because that is my job. To serve you and your business! :)
Start keeping record of all of your inventory. There are some ideas and resources on the Dream Team site. You just have to find what works for you. Some people just tally next to a printed order form. Keep track of what you've given as free gifts, too, as those are tax write-offs!
Speaking of Taxes
There is a great recording on the Dream Team site from a CPA on what is a tax write off, what isn't, and how to track and deduct everything. I'll also include my document at the bottom of the newsletter that I use to track milage income and expenses. (There are little tabs at the bottom of the file, so look for those!) Here is a video from 2013 that is a good starting point! As always, check with your own CPA for your specific needs!