103 Ways To Find Direct Sales Bookings (Formerly 63)

Originally 63 ways to find bookings, this page is constantly growing!

Get Bookings Outside Your Show

There probably are more than 103 ways to find leads outside of your shows but this was all we could think of today.

It is essential that every direct sales business owner has multiple systems to generate a continuous supply of leads.

This list should give you some good ideas.


If you need more ideas you may want to check out these pages as well:


Direct Sales Leads For ALL Business Models

Direct Sales Bookings
These techniques will work for any direct selling business, not just party plan.

If your company does not do home party shows please do not rule yourself out.

These booking ideas are a great way to find leads for any business and will work in all companies!


103 Direct Sales Bookings Ideas

Please add YOUR direct sales booking tips in the comment section below because I am sure that there are MORE ways than this to get bookings!

  1. Realtors, mortgage broker, home remodeling gifts
  2. Home owners’ organization clubhouse shows
  3. Bingo: donate gifts to fill basket bingo
  4. Use your catalog (with stickers) not your business card
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  6. Provide a bimonthly informative newsletter that brings value to your customers and contacts
  7. Have an open house (but call it a practice show) & invite everyone you meet for 3 weeks before the show (get follow-up numbers)
  8. Leave old catalogs (with stickers) in waiting rooms all over town
  9. Attend fairs, expos, food festivals as a guest and network with the vendors
  10. Put up fishbowl prize drawings at businesses
  11. Start your own local TV show on Community Access TV or a YouTube Channel – or both!
  12. Hang posters on community bulletin boards
  13. Send a press release out once a month
  14. Change hair, nail, spa salons every time you go
  15. Conduct “It’s Customer Service Week” calls every day to past customers using the customer centric-customer care script
  16. Hold a transition party when the catalog changes: open your products at the show
  17. Tell the HO if you are bilingual
  18. Do video tape shows, instead of catalog shows
  19. Hold A WOW Party: Within One Week everyone knows what they are doing next week!
  20. Teach classes at the gym, grocery store, doctor
  21. Run for public office and meet TONS of potential hosts!
  22. Offer yourself as a FREE public speaker
  23. Start a campaign to offer yourself as bridal shower organizer/presenter. Stop in at bridal shops regularly and ask them if you can be their go-to person.
  24. Swap business services with other businesses or consultants
  25. Attend fairs, expos, food festivals as a vendor
  26. Hang out at the (kitchen tool, makeup, toy, etc.) aisle at your local department store and strike up conversations
  27. Join a Chamber and take advantage of all the membership benefits
  28. Visit Chamber of Commerce networking events as a guest
  29. Get a book at the Chamber of Commerce for non-profit organizations
  30. Don’t forget special interest or small town Chambers for all of the above: Become a Chamber hopper!
  31. Join network marketing support groups
  32. Visit networking support groups as a guest (a different one each month)
  33. Offer your services at the community center, Spanish center, etc.
  34. Set up a table on neighborhood yard sale days
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  36. Bring cookies -You always get what you want when you bring cookies
  37. Offer business luncheon shows
  38. Strike up conversations at McDonald’s play land, parks
  39. Ask for referrals for/from other companies or services providers
  40. Do fundraiser shows in front of the grocery store
  41. Talk to schools, fund-raisers, catalog in teachers’ lounge, show before PTA meeting
  42. Put displays at bridal locations
  43. Promote kids’ birthday parties (you are the entertainment)
  44. Help the girl/boy scouts get badges
  45. Take a branded traveling office with you everywhere (people will see you working and ask)
  46. Hold tailgate parties at sports events
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  48. Give out gift cards or contact info on Halloween with the candy
  49. Include contact information on the back of your holiday cards
  50. Run a weekly/monthly/quarterly prize drawing and invite people you meet out and about to join
  51. Carry little gift bags everywhere you go to hand out (always get contact info when you give a gift)
  52. Stop at every car wash/bake sale fund-raiser; buy something then ask about their cause
  53. Set up a table at your bank: many banks have a ‘highlight a local business table’ so start a campaign to inquire
  54. Contact churches, advertise in church bulletin, fund-raisers
  55. Routinely perform “Out Of The Box” calls to check in, be sure they are using their items and offer use and care advice
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  57. Trade home parties with other consultants in other companies
  58. Offer your demo services at stores, gyms or other related businesses to provide value to them
  59. Take your product with you to events whenever possible.
  60. Advertise in football or music programs, alumni newsletters
  61. Trade services/referrals with other direct sales consultants in non-competitive companies by handing out each others’ mini-brochures
  62. Contact colleges for opportunity events & you will get bookings too
  63. Wish 2 people happy birthday every day in social sites using birthday coupons & include a bookings upsell
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  65. Contact past purchasers about appropriate upcoming specials based on their past purchase
  66. Pamper a Business day at your dentist, doctor, or any business
  67. Go to sports events and connect with the band booster clubs
  68. Tape your grocery list to a catalog to go shopping with
  69. Schedule your own shows in restaurants or bars for fund-raisers, women’s night out or just for fun (motorcycle clubs love bar shows!)
  70. Have custom note cards made with your business info on the back (or use a service for sending cards that customizes them for your business)
  71. Move into new neighborhoods by offering a get-to-know-the-neighbor residential community show
  72. Offer “last week of school” teacher shows to celebrate all the teachers who have a birthday, baby shower or wedding over the summer
  73. Offer entertainment workshops or fundraisers to apartment complexes
  74. Hold a customer appreciation New Year’s party or holiday party the last week or the first week of the year (or in August)
  75. Ask the manager of apartment complexes or condo communities if you can distribute fliers
  76. Hook up with the local welcome “wagon” and put something in their basket (it is not called that any more but many communities have one)
  77. Join MeetUp.com groups in your business niche or hobbies
  78. Offer entertainment workshops or fundraisers to condo – resident groups
  79. Offer entertainment workshops or fundraisers to employee relations committees (all hospitals have them)
  80. If your company allows it, use FaceBook, Twitter and LinkedIn, Pinterest (all social sites); use them consistently… they really work!
  81. If your company allows it, start a blog to share about your products, opportunity and services. Why Blog?
  82. Find Business With Text Message

  83. Brand your car with a magnet or a decal and be loud and proud in a roving billboard!
  84. Create a system of texting for bookings to one contact group per week – every week!
  85. Check out ads (online and off) for those who offer daycare in their homes. A lot of home daycare providers are interested in fundraisers!
  86. Ask for (and give a gift for) booking referrals from friends, family, guests at shows, etc.
  87. Attend political town meetings, fundraiser or activist events as a supporter to meet new and influential people
  88. Put an ad in your local paper or community bulletin merchant buy-sell-trade paper
  89. Offer retirement home or assisted living parties for holiday shopping
  90. Put your company name on your mailbox
  91. Write “Ask Me For A Brochure” on one of your company logo bags, fill it with catalogs and take it everywhere you go
  92. Hold 1 plus 2 coffee break parties with two friends. (The host invites a friend and meets with you for 30 minutes.)
  93. Buy Leads… NO! Get Them FREE at the court house! Access public records of new home sales!
  94. Make “thank you for coming” follow up calls within 2 days of every show. 20% will book a party!
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  96. Hang door knob promotions (or catalogs) on all the doors in a new neighborhood
  97. Create tear off poster campaign to hang in “Ladies’ Night” locations such as bars or restaurants
  98. Carry a photo brag bag instead of a purse.
  99. Participate in quarter auctions if it is legal in your state – they really are powerful booking tools!
  100. Donate bookmarks to libraries, clubs or groups with your message on one side and their message on the other.
  101. Set aside one day every month for multiple hostess shows so you have a great resource for almost any excuse!
  102. Include your (live and online) party information & benefits in with things you sell on Ebay or other online auctions.
  103. Start a layaway Christmas club
  104. PromoPens

  105. Invest in promotional pens and hand out to special people!
  106. Create a value packed PDF electronic book (e-book) that includes bookings promotions and a call to action
  107. Host a ladies night out at your church (or any church)
  108. Host a ‘trunk show’ – throw open your trunk and set up a display in store parking lots for those passing by
  109. Hold your own charity events and offer bookings bonuses
  110. Become the ‘welcome to the community’ welcome committee in your area and visit all newcommers
  111. Take one idea from this list of direct sales bookings ideas and implement a new one or two each week in a strategic action plan

Want More Information On These Direct Sales Bookings Techniques?

The Cash Flow ShowDirect Selling Training Club includes the Direct Sales Bookings University which goes into extensive detail on all of these booking ideas.

You deserve a solid show schedule and utilizing all of the resources available will get you there.

Add Your Direct Sales Bookings Ideas

We are always adding to the list…

If you can think of anything we missed please share them in the comment section below!

With 103 ways to find bookings (I am sure we will add more) there is no reason not to have enough business because there really are UNLIMITED leads out there!

Are you willing to go out and get them?

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Comments

    Shared by: Tiffney:

    Hi Deb, it depends on the home. I have a nice big back yard…so 8 to 10, 12 tops. One pet per person and I have to stress that they have to be friendly, social dogs. Talk to vet offices and ask to put up fliers. This could also double as a fundraiser for no-kill shelters. :)

    Shared by: Deb Bixler:

    Wow – Tiffney – that is a unique idea! Love it, how many dogs do you get in the room!!??

    Shared by: Tiffney:

    Have a pet party! This could happen in a couple ways. 1. Have guests (make sure all pets have their shots and are non-aggressive) bring their pets to your party! (any party). 2. I sell cooking tools, so I would have a party to make treats or food using my products. Everyone would go home with dog treats (and their dogs!)

    Shared by: Susan:

    Always ask!

    Shared by: Brian Hurlburt:

    Thanks Deb, I’ll be sure to tell our Team of Watkins Products Consultants about these for sure! 😉

    Shared by: Karla Jones:

    I don’t have a completed, ready to give out e-book yet, but I am working on it. My hope is that if I offer a service, I can market my parties more as that service than come and buy. I sell jewelry so I want my service to be more how to style yourself; how to wear specific pieces for a specific look, that kind of thing. I got the idea from your idea of a library presentation thinking it could have a wider reach.

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