Party Booking Tips To Grow Your Avon Business
Although Avon isn’t technically a party plan business, parties are another great way to build your Avon business!
There are many ways to build your business, and so we try to look at all or as many ways as we can to help you.
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Covid is finally receding, and we are getting out more, so this might just be what you need to jumpstart your business if it has been flagging lately.
Parties can be done at someone’s house, in someone’s backyard, or even in a restaurant or business office. Get creative when thinking about locations.
The more parties you can schedule, the better.
Having a lot of parties to go to sounds like fun, but a lot of people aren’t having that much fun in trying to get people to commit to hosting these parties.
So, let’s look at some tips that you can implement now that can help you get more parties booked as soon as possible.
Read on and I will share the ones that have helped me the most throughout my time with Avon.
Many of these tips will help you get the word out even if you’re not looking to book parties.
So read through them with an open mind and come up with ideas about how you can use them for your business.
I hope that they help you as well.
Tip #1: Swap Parties with Other Consultants
If you are active on social media, chances are you know a lot of people who are in other companies.
If not, you should definitely start networking – it is a very valuable skill to develop.
Get out there and connect with some other Representatives from other companies and offer to do a party for them if they also book one with you.
Doing this is mutually beneficial.
Not only will you both be able to earn some free goodies as the hostess, but you will also both broaden your network by being able to meet a group of customers that you may not otherwise have had access to.
Tip #2: Leave Catalogs in Waiting Rooms
Many businesses have waiting rooms and lounges for customers, clients, and employees to lounge around while they wait for their name to be called or for their shift to start.
I don’t know about you, but when I am in a waiting room, I always look around to see if there is any reading material that I want to peruse.
That is the perfect opportunity for you to get your info in other people’s hands.
Leave a catalog that has your info on it and a little message letting people know that they can earn some of the products for free by calling you and booking a party.
Make sure you do ask permission to leave your catalog as well as pay attention to any signs that forbid soliciting.
You wouldn’t want to get in trouble or have the staff throw away your catalog.
Btw, Not interested in doing parties?
Just leave a note on the brochure about how you can help them, or even something cute about how you have a free gift for them if they call you and mention where they found the brochure.
Tip #3: Get Involved with the Chamber of Commerce
Contact your local Chamber of Commerce to find out if they offer welcome baskets to new people in town.
If so, ask them if you can have your materials included in the welcome baskets.
You can include a nice gift as well as tell them about the benefits of hosting a party.
The main benefit for them would be that they would be able to meet people in their new neighborhood or town.
You could even help them to find a neutral party venue if they are uncomfortable with having strangers in their home.
Tip #4: Set Up Fish Bowls
Have you ever gone to a store or restaurant and saw a fishbowl or box along with a sign saying something along the lines of “Enter to Win a Free Gift!”
Did you rush over to sign up? Probably so.
That is because people love the idea of getting something for nothing.
Use this to your advantage. Offer people the chance to win something (it could be a free product, a gift certificate, etc.) in exchange for their contact information.
Make sure they know that it is for your business. I would even leave some catalogs and business cards for them to take.
Also, have a spot on the form for them to indicate if they would be interested in earning more freebies by booking a party.
Then all you have to do is pick a winner and then follow up with the rest of the entrants with your booking offer.
Tip #5: Book Parties at Your Parties
If you already have a party booked, be sure to highlight the benefits of booking a party with you (freebies, a few hours of fun, discounts, etc.).
Everyone at the party should know about your hostess rewards.
Tip #6: Rebook your hostess
If your hostess had a great time at her party and got some freebies, chances are she would be willing to do it all over again in the future.
Ask her if she would like to book a party for the friends that weren’t able to make it.
You can even sweeten the deal by offering her additional gifts.
Tip #7: Host Your Own Party/Open House
If all else fails and you can’t book a party, throw your own.
Some Representatives even make it a point to host parties at their home on a regular basis.
It can be a mystery hostess party (a random guest earns the hostess rewards), a holiday-themed party, a customer/hostess appreciation party, or anything else you can think of.
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