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Making your List of Business Contacts

Direct Sales >> Getting Started in Direct Sales >> Making your List of Business Contacts

Your main goal at first is to get the word out that you are starting a direct sales business. Make sure you let all your friends and family know, and e-mail all your online contacts. You must be visible. Keep in mind that your goal is not to "sell" to your family and friends, and acquaintances, but you do have to make sure they know what you are doing.

It has been stated that the average person can make a list of 2,000 people that they know. Use this to your advantage. Your next step is to build your list of business contacts. Of course you already know your immediate family, aunts, uncles, cousins, close friends, your co-worker's, partner's co-workers, church, neighbors, etc. But, there is also a whole list of other people you might not have thought about at first glance. Consider EVERYONE!

Carry a notepad with you wherever you go and add to your business contact list as you meet new people. NEVER assume someone is not interested in your direct sales business opportunity or its products.

Use this list to give you some ideas of business contacts you can add to your list.  Think "outside the box".

 
Accountant
Aerobics Class
Airline / Airport
Antiques
Apartment
Architect
Attorney
Automobile
Babysitters
Banker
Bars/Clubs
Barber
Bible Study
Bowling Business Owners
Camping / RV
Caretaker
Chiropractors
College
Computers
Contractors
Day Care
Deli / Coffee shop
Dentists

Diet Industry
Doctors
Dry Cleaners
Education
Electrician
Farming
Fishing / Boating
Fund-Raising
Gardens
Golf
Government
Hair / Nail Salon
Handy-person
Health Clubs
Hunting
Insurance
I
nternet
Labor Unions
Management

Manufacturing
Marshal Arts
Massage
Mechanics
Military Politics
Printers
PTA
Real Estate
Restaurant
Retail
Retired
Sales
Scouting
Sports Teams
Teachers
Volunteers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An excellent idea would be to hold and Open House and invite all your family and friends to show off your new business. Again, the intent might not be to sell to them, but to show off your products. More than likely you will get many sales and this will be your first taste of what is to come in home party plans. Once you see your first commission check, it will be much easier to really get things started. Think of your first open house as your jumping block to a successful direct sales business and more importantly a great income. 

What's Next for your business? Well, that's really up to you. Take a look at your Business Plan and get started working and growing your business the way that interests you. Remember to ditch the things that aren't working after about 6 months.

Interested in growing your direct sales business online?

Recommended Reading:

Where to Find Customers When You Run Out of Family and Friends: The Lemon Aid Lead AlphabetWhere to Find Customers When You Run Out of Family and Friends: The Lemon Aid Lead Alphabet

Written by the well known, "Lemon Aid Lady" Christie Northrup, quench your thirst for new business with the ABCs of generating sales leads. This 115-page book is written in an easy-to-use, reference-style format. No need to read the book from cover to cover. Simply turn to any page for easy, creative, no-cost ideas for finding people who want and need your product or service.

 

 

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