Top 5 Direct Selling Tips

When you first start out your business in Direct Selling it can seem a daunting task, even for an experienced sales person the idea of starting a new business can be scary. The best way to combat the initial worries and fears is to be prepared. So before you go to the next event why not just run over our top selling tips?

1. Set yourself a goal

Having a clear goal will help you become focused and motivated. The goal can be a sales goal for your whole year or maybe it’s just a goal for one event, whatever it is make sure it is clear in your mind and in all your approaches to your work. When setting a goal it is important that is isn’t unattainable, however it should be challenging enough to push you to work that bit harder.

2. Don’t fear failure

Unfortunately in business failure is always a risk. Don’t let a “no” knock you back, if something doesn’t work simply say to yourself “That didn’t work and now I am wiser and stronger in my future decisions and experiences.” Think if you only ever received “yes” how would you ever grown and improve?

3. Time Management

As much as some of us would love to be able to work 24 hours a day, you can’t! Managing your time effectively will mean you can as productive as possible and still have plenty of time to relax and spend with family and friends. Create a schedule and block in time for work but equally block in time to relax and have to yourself away from work. One great advantage of working in direct selling is you can work when you are most productive maybe you are an early bird and work well at 6am or maybe you at your peak at 11pm, work when suits you best!

4. Be comfortable and confident

A customer will be able to tell if you aren’t confident in a product you are selling and they may lose confidence. The best way to have confidence is to sell products you believe in and are knowledgeable about. Take the time before you start selling to really get to know your products, or at least know where to direct any questions a customer may have to.

5. Follow up

Maybe you’ve had a conversation with someone about Nikken products and you’ve left them with a leaflet, great but what next? Follow it up! If left to their own devices in 2 hours’ time they may have completely forgotten your conversation, but if in a few days you call them and talk to them again and get them to make a promise whether to watch a video or try a product then you are starting them on their journey to Nikken and they know you are there to help and support them!

Most of all enjoy your journey, being your own boss gives you the advantage to make your business work for you. Find a way to run your business that you are comfortable and you enjoy. No one wants to wake up in the morning dreading work, it’s time to make your life and your journey the way you want, it’s all in your control!

Don’t forget to book your ticket for Paradigm Change Day in Stuttgart 5-6 April!

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Using Online Resources to Better Your Business

Whether you’re just starting out with Nikken or have been part of the family for years, navigating your way through all the online resources available out there can seem a daunting task. The first step is to do your research and find out what will work for you. Read on for some helpful suggestions on where to start.

  • MyNikken is your one-stop-shop to all the latest Nikken news, promotions, and products information. It should be the first thing you check in the morning and last thing at night. Through this portal you also have access to a host of different tools such as;
    • MyForum which allows you to communicate with other Consultants about anything from issues to business opportunities.
    • 1-2-1 Presentations are a great asset to building your business. These allow you to present a PowerPoint presentation to a prospect wherever they are (via telephone, email, Skype or face-to-face).
    • PV/PGV App is the first mobile application to be developed exclusively for Nikken Consultants. It allows you to check your PV/PGV information wherever you are, so you can keep on top of your progress and reach your goals!
    • Nikken Business Tools is an online store where you can order a whole host of items to help market yourself like business cards, banners, and personal development tools.
  • Blogs are another great way to market yourself, all you need to get started is a subject you’re passionate about. There is no right or wrong answer on what you should blog about. For example, as the Digital Marketing & Events Team, we like to write about events we’re organising, Nikken products, and of course digital news. If you’d like some inspiration try visiting Love All Blogs. There are a number of sites out there that will host your blog for free, such as Blogger or WordPress, so have a play around and see which one works best for you!
  • Social Media is the next level of word-of-mouth marketing, as it allows you to not only speak to your followers but your followers’ followers, and your followers’ followers’ followers and it keeps building. There are a great many benefits of social media; the trick is finding the social network that works for you! The Direct Selling Education Foundation has written a great article called “How to Choose Social Media Tools for Your Business”  devoted to this very task.

What online resources do you use to better your business? Please join our discussion on Nikken Europe’s Networking Group and share!

Have you visited www.nikken.eu yet?

 

We can’t quite believe that it’s been one week already since the launch of our new Nikken wellbeing website at http://www.nikken.eu/! We’ve already received some great feedback as well as some healthy statistics on how many people have been viewing the site (over 1,000 page views so far!)

Our goal in mind for the website was to be user-friendly, simple, clear and consistent and we hope that we’ve achieved this. After receiving feedback from Consultants that they would like easier access to product information, we decided to include downloadable PDF’s about Nikken products and technologies on each of the product pages.

The navigation is clearer and information is more accessible, meaning that those who are new to Nikken and want to find out more about the products, the opportunity and the company, can quickly find the info they’re looking for from a range of pages. Not only that but there’s videos and images that we’ll continue to update and share with you.

The most important thing is what YOU think of the changes! We’d love to hear your thoughts on the new website…

And, if you haven’t yet visited, go have a browse www.nikken.eu

Digital Marketing & Events Team 🙂