Welcome to The Charmed Life

Your New Designer "To Do" List

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ARE YOU READY TO GET STARTED? HERE IS YOUR "TO DO" LIST!

It's so EXCITING that you have decided to take the step to join this incredible company!


Your kit is lovingly being packed at The Nest (our nickname for corporate) and should be on your doorstep in 7-10 business days!


We know it stinks to wait...but really, you'd be spending a fair amount of time on SETTING UP your business ANYWAY...why not give yourself a HEAD START and kick off your company with the VERY BEST FOUNDATION you can!


When you have the right foundation, you are DESTINED for success! When you take the time and put your energy into a POSTIVE, ORGANIZED INTENTION...that intention becomes your REALITY! Let's do it right!!


We have compiled a list of *FIFTEEN* things to do while you wait. You may not need to do all of them, but these are the most common BUSINESS TASKS for NEW Origami Owl Designers.


Be sure to call us if you have any questions along the way!


Welcome to the team and welcome to this great journey!


Connie and Courtney Silakoski, Directors

Origami Owl Independent Designers

The Charmed Life Team

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SOARING TO SUCCESS - NEW DESIGNER INCENTIVES

DO YOU LIKE FREE?? WE KNOW WE DO!!


DO YOU WANT TO SOAR TO SUCCESS? AS A NEW DESIGNER THIS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO HELP YOU DURING YOUR FIRST 90 DAYS WITH ORIGAMI OWL AND GET YOUR JEWELRY BUSINESS OFF TO A FLYING START!


YOUR DAY ONE OF THIS PROGRAM BEGINS THE DAY AFTER YOUR ENROLLMENT DATE.


WHEN YOU REACH LEVEL 1, LEVEL 2 AND LEVEL 3 PERSONAL SALES GOALS YOU WILL EARN EXCITING REWARDS THAT WILL HELP TO ENHANCE YOUR JEWELRY BAR DISPLAY AND HELP YOUR NEW BUSINESS SOAR! YOU HAVE 90 DAYS TO ACHIEVE ALL THREE LEVELS!


AND IT GETS EVEN BETTER!!! SPONSOR NEW DESIGNERS AND YOU CAN ALSO EARN REWARDS FOR SPONSORING OTHERS! WHEN YOU SHARE THE 02 LOVE BY SPONSORING UP TO 3 NEW QUALIFIED** DESIGNERS DURING THE 90 DAY PERIOD YOU WILL EARN MORE EXCITING REWARDS TO HELP ENHANCE YOUR JEWELRY BAR DISPLAY!


QUALIFIED NEW DESIGNERS YOU SPONSOR MUST ACCUMULATE $500 IN PV WITHIN THE 90 DAY PERIOD.

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#1 CONNECT WITH YOUR TEAM

The Charmed Life has amazing designers throughout the country! We would love to add you to two of our Team Pages on Facebook. One is for our entire successline and the other is exclusively for our direct designers which includes YOU! Please look for us on Facebook and send us a friend request if we have not already connected!


https://www.facebook.com/connie.silakoski



On our team pages are a great resource where you can ask questions, find great tips on running your business, see table display ideas and more! All of our designers on The Charmed Life love sharing their experiences and ideas! You will love being a part of the Team and we highly recommend using the resources that are available there!

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#2 START YOUR CONTACT LIST AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

Do not Delay!!! Make a list of all the people you know. Start with who you see every day, check your FB page, go through an old address book, think of neighbors, family, friends from high school, and college, people you have worked with and branch out from there. You will be surprised how quickly the list will grow.


When we first signed up, we set out to write down 100 people we knew. Our list was three columns: Hostess or Leads (people who know lots of people and are very social) / Sales (peeps who like to shop) / Team Leader (possible new Designers for my team). DO NOT skip putting someone you know on the list! Even if THEY wouldn’t throw a party or sell for you, they may be able to REFER YOU to your next big Designer, Hostess or Team Leader!


Use the Whooo Do You Know document in your back office.


**A BIG key to this task is to not leave ANYONE off the list.** I have heard this time and time again from very successful salespeople. Don’t pretend to know everyone’s life story right at this moment. That can be a COSTLY mistake. You never know who may be your next big superstar!

#3 DESIGNATE A WORKSPACE

This does not need to be GRAND or ELABORATE {but we say, GO FOR IT if you want to}.

The SUPER IMPORTANT PART is that you have an area that is all your own where you can keep all your O2 things together and "go to work".


When you set aside an area that is for YOUR BUSINESS, you are making a mental commitment to the company as well as letting everyone around you know that you are serious about your JOURNEY with Origami Owl!


Office MINIMUMS: A computer with internet, a printer, place to file sales receipts, a locket building area and a calendar!

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#4 ORDER YOUR BUSINESS CARDS

YAY! You're OFFICIAL!! You have your Origami Owl website chosen, your new business email and your voicemail says, "Hello, It's me...an Independent Designer with Origami Owl...and I would LOVE to help you host a party or get you some of the most beautiful keepsake jewelry available today!"


Now, you need business cards that will remind people YOU ARE THE LOCKET LADY in town! Flyers Direct is the partner company to corporate for the most beautiful business cards available for Origami Owl! We also have business card templates in your back office which you can use and have your cards printed by a third party.


Be sure you pick something that shows the lockets, so people know WHAT you sell! If a customer picks up a dozen business cards at an event or Jewelry Bar, you want them to remember what ORIGAMI OWL is!


I personally use Flyers Direct and have been impressed with their quality and pricing but the choice is totally up to you.


https://flyersdirect.com/origamiowl/?p=select-template&id=1

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#5 SET UP YOUR VOICEMAIL AND BUSINESS EMAIL

Yep, the phone is going to ring! Yep, you will be sending out emails about your new business to prospective customers and Hostesses! Better be ready with an AWESOME EMAIL and Cheerful Voicemail Message!


When you have a designated email address just for your Origami Owl business, it tells everyone you are OPEN FOR BUSINESS!


When someone calls even if they are NOT Origami Owl related your NEW TITLE of "Independent Designer with Origami Owl" on your voicemail is going to spark some conversations about your new endeavor, isn't it?!


Commit! Remember what we said about INTENTION! When you let everyone know it is your INTENTION to be the LOCKET LADY in town, that is who you will become!


{Be sure to follow the Policies and Procedures Guidelines for setting up an email! No proprietary terms like connielovesorigamiowl@gmail.com or conniesells02@gmail.com or connieslivinglockets@gmail.com

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#6 OPEN A CHECKING AND SAVINGS ACCOUNT FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Don't wait for this step thinking you're going to do it later. Do this now, now, now! Did we say NOW?! Good.


Look for a personal account with minimal fees (some banks will tack on a monthly fee just because it's "business") and get a debit card with it. This makes for MUCH EASIER tracking and accounting at the end of the year when you're trying to do taxes!


This is the account where you can deposit customer checks, commissions from corporate, and link your SquareUp, PayAnywhere or other mobile cash register account.


We like to have a Saving account where we can immediately take out a percent for TAXES {Ya' mean I can't keep it all? No.}. You do not want to get socked with a big bill for taxes at the end of the year, so be a good book keeper and take it out RIGHT AWAY!!

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#7 PLAN YOUR LAUNCH PARTY WITHIN YOUR FIRST 30 DAYS!

You will accelerate your success when you get started in the first 30 days of joining the company, so let's dive right in!


Get an invite out to your friends and family now, now, now. Tell them you have started a new business and you’d like them to come to a Jewlery Bar to see what it's all about!


Pick a day (and a 3-­‐4 hour window of time) to have light appetizers and to see what your new business. Make it low pressure. The Lockets will sell themselves!


Have lots of friends who have different schedules? NO PROBLEM! You can plan to do a 2-3-2 Event! {2 days - 3 times - 2 hours each} You send out invites ONCE, clean your house ONCE, make reminder calls ONCE, and have THREE JEWELRY BARS.


ALSO...


Find your top 3 people who can be your first THREE JEWELRY BAR HOSTESSES!


Get your Hostesses the documents that will help them (with your guidance and the Hostess Folder--which you buy in your back office) to reach SUCCESS and FREE JEWELRY!

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#8 MOBILE CREDIT CARD PROCESSING

We take cash, credit and checks!


Start doing research on using a mobile credit processing service. There are many out there. I personally have used the SQUARE for over three years and love it! Origami Owl Designers get a reduced fee so make sure you register as an Origami Owl Designer. Information on doing so can be found in your back office!


The GREAT THING IS, you can run someone's card AT AN EVENT, have it go right into your business account (most take 24 hours to deposit), then turn around and order the product in your back office using YOUR DEBIT CARD linked to that same account. You're never out of pocket on your purchases!


All the readers we are aware of are available for FREE when you register your account and they send you the reader free of charge.


Remember that you will pay a service fee of about 2.5% - 3% depending on the company, so research well and decide if this is something that is important to your business or not. It's a CONVENIENCE, not a NECESSITY.


The other very cool feature of having one of these processors is that it's an APP on your smartphone or your iPad {both business write offs}, you can categorize your inventory for faster processing, AND you are able to EMAIL a receipt!


Remember you MUST always give customers a copy of the ORDER FORM for legal reasons, but keep that Email for your GROWING DATABASE! We LOVE that!

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#9 SET YOUR SCHEDULE FOR SUCCESS

Your weekly schedule is going to tell you how much time you TRULY have to dedicate to this business. Start by blocking off the times where you have things already scheduled like family commitments, gym or even another job.


Once your commitments are blocked off, you will clearly see what's left for you to work with. Then you decide how much time you want to commit to Origami Owl. When will you schedule Jewelry Bars (two or three specific days a week seem to work best for most Designers).


When will you make phone calls and share your business? Give yourself a few hours a week to update your Facebook page. We recommend you schedule your time for this, or you could be on all day!


Stick to it just as if you were working for someone else! Oh! And be SURE to let everyone around you know too, so everyone respects your "business hours".

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#10 SOCIAL MEDIA

Since we just mentioned Facebook, it's probably a good time to chat about other social media outlets for your business.


Always remember that PERSONAL COMMUNICATION with REAL PEOPLE will get more JEWELRY BARS BOOKED. No two ways about it.


Social media is a great outlet for you to show off your new business and to ADVERTISE FOR FREE among your own groups and even some new ones!


We DO want you to be on everyone's radar...so you may want to consider a business Facebook page, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram or Google+ account to reflect your new business! Facebook can be a GREAT PLACE to share images, ideas & information about your business. Be sure you follow the Policies and Procedures TO THE LETTER about Social Media.


Start gathering images that you love and you want to share! There are tons of pictures available for you to use! Just make sure you do not crop or edit photos that others have shared!


Create a Pinterest profile and start pinning lockets that you love, party ideas, Jewelry Bar displays or anything else that mirrors YOU!



If you choose to use Social Media, please follow the 10% marketing rule, where you only "SELL" 10% of the time {so people don't get sick of you}. Use the other 90% to put fun pictures or motivational quotes or even fashion photos you find! Make sure to post things that your friends and family will LIKE!

#11 WEAR YOUR LOCKET EVERYDAY AND BUILD YOUR CONTACT LIST

This may seem pretty obvious because if you're wearing one already, you KNOW how often you get asked about it. If you don't have a locket yet we can help you to order one at out discounted rate until you get your kit!


Now when someone compliments it, you can say, "Thank you! I know how you can get one FOR FREE!" Be sure you get HER contact info (don't give her yours and expect her to call). You can say, "I'm out of business cards...what's your email and I'll send you the Hostess info. No pressure."

#12 START PLANNING YOUR DISPLAY

Will you start with an intimate launch party at your sister's house? Or will you blow it out at an Expo or vendor event? Maybe something in-between? Planning and shopping for your display items is super FUN!!


OUR COLORS ARE WHITE, TURQUOISE AND LINEN! Remember you want people to immediately recognize your display - even from a distance! Sticking with our Origami Owl branding will ensure that happens!


You do not have to spend a lot to create an OWLSOME display! Watch for coupons! You can order our beautiful Origami Owl tablecloth and linen busts from your back office! They are beautiful and very reasonably priced


Recommended stores that have beautiful display items are Hobby Lobby (my favorite), Michaels, Home Goods, Ross, Marshalls and even TJ MAXX!


Here is a short list of what you can start shopping for!


LINEN Jewelry Busts

Table Cloths

Clip Boards

White Ceramic Owl

Chain Display

Earring Display

White Trays with Linen Inserts

Frame for your "Origami Owl" sign

Tables - 6' or 8'


You will get a TON of ideas if you ask the other Designers on our team Facebook Page The Charmed Life!

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#13 START LOOKING FOR EVENTS IN YOUR AREA

There are an ABUNDANCE of events in EVERY area (some rural ladies may have to drive a little). Think about all the things that you and your friends and family do to entertain yourselves! There are concerts in the park, craft shows, sports tournaments, bridal shows, girl's events and of course, the BIG expos.


USE GOOGLE to find them. CALL the cities and towns {parks & recreation offices usually know what's happening} near you to find them. ASK your friends and family what events they have been to in the last 6-12 months.


Many shows are going to be INEXPENSIVE too. Just because they are bigger, does not mean they are better. Talk with your MENTOR to figure out if the events have the right stuff.

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#14 SHARE THE OPPORTUNITY WITH OTHERS

Please, oh please, share with your friends and family that you are an Origami Owl Designer. We cannot tell you how many Designers say how thankful they are that someone shared O2 with them.


We hear over and over how someone paid off their college loans, bought a new car, put a down payment on a house, paid cash for Christmas, paid off their debt or took a family vacation! The list goes on and on! This is an amazing opportunity and why WOULDN'T you want your friends and family to benefit from it like you can?


Origami Owl can be life changing! We know that firsthand! Share your excitement and enthusiasm with others and they will want to join you!


You can begin to build a team right away so be sure to SHARE THE LOVE!

Give them your designer website and your mentor number - it is just that easy!

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#15 TOUCH YOUR BUSINESS EVERY DAY

Wear your locket every day and everywhere you go! Share the opportunity with others! Have business cards and Take Out Menus with you at all times!


Don't think you have to know everything to start your business and don't be afraid to make mistakes! The most successful business people in the world make mistakes and that is okay! That is how we learn!


Ask questions! That is how we all learn!


Utilize all of the owlsome resources in your Back Office and make sure to call us if you need anything! We are here to help you grow and succeed beyond your wildest dreams!


Attend team meetings, watch weekly webinars which are in your back office and engage on our Facebook page, The Charmed Life! Our team page is a great resource for you and a great way to meet other designers and learn more about Origami Owl!


Believe in yourself because we believe in you and we know without a doubt that this can be all that you want it to be and more!