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Party Plan Ideas - Finding New Customers for the Direct Sales Distributor

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Here's a list of party plan ideas for stay at home mom businesses looking to grow their home party sales careers. These old school ideas will help you find more customers for your direct sales home parties. For the direct sales distributor who wishes to grow her business!

These ideas are all "old school", that is, they are traditional ideas used for decades with home party sales careers. These party plan ideas are very popular among direct sales home parties, and I hope you will enjoy them!

Party Plan Ideas - The Business Card

The most important thing you need when advertising your direct sales business is a proper business card.

This business card does not have to cost much money, but they are invaluable for gaining new customers. If you do not already have business cards, learn how to get really cheap ones here.

Direct Sales Business Cards

Now it's time to give them out! Use these stay at home mom businesses strategies for distributing your business cards. Set a daily goal for yourself on how many business cards you would like to give out. Then do it! Have your business cards in your hand at all times. Give one out with any transactions you have running errands throughout the day. Ask for a business card in return.

Get creative! Use them as bookmarks in library books, include them with payments in your bills. The more you give out, the more this will benefit you.

Consider getting magnetic business cards. This way, prospective customers can put them on their fridge and have instant access to your information when needed. If you are going this route, make sure your business cards are colorful and attractive.

Print a coupon for a freebie or party gift on the back side of your business cards. This way you'll have more people calling you! Everyone loves a freebie.

Party Plan Ideas: Business Fliers

Get some fliers printed off with your products or home party sales careers opportunity information on them. As a direct sales distributor, make sure that you have fliers on you at all times! You can place fliers on bulletin boards in many stores. I've had much luck at health food stores, regardless of what type of product or service I've been selling.

Bathroom stalls (get permission first!) are a great way to get a captive audience! And you can always staple a few business cards to the fliers instead of tear strips if needed.

Fundraisers for the Direct Sales Distributor

Party plan ideas: Fundraising should be a huge part of every direct sales distributor's income. Its an easy way to help your community as well as yourself. The best ways to find leads for fundraising activities is to find out what groups are in need of fundraisers.

How do you do this? Simply attend fundraisers! Keep your eyes out for local car washes or bake sales. Stop in, make sure you purchase whatever it is that they are selling, and find the person in charge. Leave a fundraising information packet with them for their next event.

Please note: it is extremely important that you take the time and effort to get your car washed or buy a cake. This shows that you are there to help and are not just concerned with your own bottom line.

Networking Stay at Home Mom Businesses

Party plan ideas: Networking with other businesses is an extremely important part of all stay at home mom businesses, and business in general. Don't underestimate the value of networking.

Here are some party plan ideas for networking: First, network with other moms. Join get together groups with your children and make sure that the other moms know what industry you are involved in. Go to local play dates and field trips and get your name out there.

Join the local chamber of commerce or other networking groups. Go to events. You can set up a plan for corporate gift giving. Select a few of your products and place them in a gift basket. Create three different baskets based on price, low, medium, and high. Offer these product baskets as gifts that other businesses can gift to their employees for the holidays.

Wear your name tag to the grocery store, or while out on errands. Potential customers will see it and ask you for a catalog.

Join the Mompack.com and trade fliers with other moms, which you will hand out at your direct sales home parties. Don't make the mistake, however, of trading parties with too many other local consultants of different direct sales party plan companies. Your friends and family will soon be "partied out" (as will the direct sales distributor you traded with) and the party will be a flop. Instead, trade business cards or fliers.

Events for Home Party Sales Careers

One of the best ways to get your name out locally is to do a local event with your direct sales home parties company. The following types of events are usually good for those in home party sales careers:
  • Craft Shows
  • Home and Garden Shows
  • Gun Shows (yes! Women attend these!)
  • Local Carnivals
  • Local Festivals
  • Local Fairs
  • Health Club Shows
  • Trade Days
  • Stay away from flea markets. The people who attend these shows are looking for discounts, and your products will be degraded. Set up a booth at an event with your products, your hostess gifts, catalogs, order forms, and recruiting information.

    Have a fish bowl with you to gather contact information from visitors. You can gather information two ways: either offer a prize drawing for a $10-15 product after the show, or give each visitor a small party gift for filling out your contact information.

    You will want to gather the following on your contact forms: name, address, phone number, email address, and then a check box where they can indicate which of the following they are interested in:
  • I want a full sized catalog.
  • I want to be put on the mailing list for monthly fliers and specials.
  • I have product that needs to be replaced.
  • I would like to come to a mystery hostess party.
  • I would like to host a party!
  • I want more information about becoming a direct sales distributor.
  • I do not wish to be contacted.
  • These information forms are the most valuable thing you gain from doing local shows. You now have a great list of potential customers to follow up with! Just make sure that you do!

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    Catalogs for Direct Sales Home Parties

    All stay at home mom businesses involved in home party sales careers should constantly have a large stack of catalogs available to leave at various places. If your company offers monthly sales fliers, these make inexpensive alternatives to leaving catalogs or you can also use outdated catalogs, as customers will call you for the most up-to-date version anyways.

    These party plan ideas are places to leave your direct sales distributor catalogs. Always ask permission to leave a catalog.
  • Doctor's office
  • Dentist office
  • Orthodontist office
  • Hospital waiting room
  • Urgent care clinic waiting rooms
  • Veterinarian's office
  • Laundry mat
  • Dry cleaners
  • Mechanic's waiting room
  • Insurance office
  • Temp agencies
  • College Campuses
  • Library
  • Day care center
  • Hair salon
  • Nail salon
  • Tanning salons
  • Tax preparation office
  • Ice cream parlor
  • Bagel shop
  • Donut Shop
  • Deli
  • Bakery
  • Flower shops
  • Restaurants
  • Retirement home
  • Senior centers
  • Model home center
  • Real estate office
  • Video stores
  • Dressing rooms
  • Bank tellers
  • Shoe stores
  • Kids resale shops
  • Kids dance/activity waiting rooms
  • Pet stores
  • Mortgage offices
  • Computer stores
  • School offices
  • Fabric stores
  • Print stores
  • Health food stores
  • Park benches
  • Bus stops
  • Bowling alleys
  • Movie theater lobbies
  • Furniture stores
  • Cable offices
  • Water and gas utilities
  • Apartment leasing offices
  • I hope you have enjoyed these old school party plan ideas. Hopefully you will find more customers for your home party sales careers this way! More important party plan ideas: when new customers get in contact with you from the above efforts, make sure that you invite them to your next mystery hostess party or open house. And ask each customer if they want to host a party.

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