Recognizing outstanding retailing results!
When I joined Apriori Beauty back in October, I sent an email out to 30 of my girlfriends, asking if they were interested in trying a new skincare sample. I informed them that Apriori Beauty was an all-natural skincare line with incredible anti-aging benefits. I also shared my experience with using Apriori Beauty and my excitement for all of the improvements in my skin (more hydrated, less wrinkles, etc). I was amazed at how many ladies were using the toxic drug store products (just as I had been), because they didn’t know the difference between skincare products and had no idea what to use. I had a 60% success rate and of those ladies, a majority became Clients, even going on Autoship with the Celloxylin® “In the Bag” set. In addition to sharing with friends, I always ask for referrals. If you find a product you love, why wouldn’t you want to share it with everyone you come across?
When I meet a potential new Client, I offer them the Celloxylin® 5-step sample strip, relay that it will last them two days/nights, and that I will follow up with them in three days. The key in this business is follow-up and reminding them to TRY the sample. People get so busy that a quick text or email to remind them to try the products is often appreciated. When it comes to keeping track and maintaining a log, I’m old school. I have a notebook with a list of names of everyone I’ve given a sample to and the date, along with a detailed explanation of my follow up with them. I have to thank my upline, Natalie Walsh for this amazing trick, which keeps me organized and on track.
I’ve developed a lot of contacts within my community. I’m on the PTA, involved in my kids’ sports, and also sit on the board for two non-profit organizations. This has helped me meet Clients at school, board meetings, sports games, and fundraisers. For me, getting started with my business was not difficult. What I’ve found challenging is maintaining the momentum and motivation to hand out samples and share this incredible skincare with my friends and acquaintances. My goal is to give out two samples a day, but I don’t always accomplish this. Instead of allowing it to push me backwards, I just start over the next day and aim to hit my goal. As long as I keep moving forward and don’t give up, I’m succeeding.
Facebook has been an integral part in growing my business. It’s great for sharing products and I always post a “Thank You” note on a Client’s page whenever they place an order. I’m not only showing appreciation to my Clients, but I’m also spreading the word to all their friends on Facebook. I know not everyone is a fan of social media, but I can’t stress enough how wonderful it is for advertising your business, meeting new people, and breaking outside your comfort zone. Social media enables us to meet people we otherwise wouldn’t come across. Plus, you never know who may be interested in using Apriori Beauty, or even becoming a Consultant! Take the initiative and ask them to try a sample. The worst thing that can happen is they say “No,” but there’s a good chance they will say “Yes!”