88 Ways To Find Direct Sales Bookings (Formerly 63)

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

How To Get Bookings – Not At The Show

There probably are more than 88 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!

88 Direct Sales Bookings

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

  82. Brand your car with a magnet or a decal and be loud and proud in a roving billboard!
  83. Create a system of texting for bookings to one contact group per week – every week!
  84. Ask for (and give a gift for) booking referrals from friends, family, guests at shows, etc.
  85. Attend political town meetings, fundraiser or activist events as a supporter to meet new and influential people
  86. Put an ad in your local paper or community bulletin merchant buy-sell-trade paper
  87. Offer retirement home or assisted living parties for holiday shopping
  88. Put your company name on your mail box
  89. Write “Ask Me For A Brochure” on one of your company logo bags, fill it with catalogs and take it everywhere you go
  90. Hold one plus 2 coffee break parties with 2 friends. (The host invites a friend and meets with you for 30 minutes.)
  91. Buy Leads… NO! Get Them FREE at the court house! Access public records of new home sales!
  92. Take one idea from this list of direct sales bookings ideas and implement a new 1 or 2 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 88 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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    Shared by: Dottae Pierre:

    These are true pearls for any consultant. Yes it’s work, but as with any job it takes application to make it happen. Thanks for your insight and delivery.

    Shared by: Maria Savich:

    I read this list again and again. Now that 2015 is here time for a couple new ideas and see where it takes me. Thanks Deb!

    Shared by: Lauren Kelly:

    2015 will be a better year with this list! Now to get to work! :)

    Shared by: Deb Bixler:

    Glad everyone is taking a new perspective on BOOKINGS – there really are unlimited bookings. The most powerful idea on this list is the last one!

    Make a serious plan to add a new technique to your repertoire every week or so and you WILL have a FULL calendar!

    Shared by: Linda Rennie:

    OK…I admit it. I have said, “I can’t get any bookings.” Shame on me for being so narrowed-minded. They are everywhere…just ask. Something I am reluctant to do; shame on me for not sharing how my products may help you or someone you know have a better, easier life. I am into enjoyment, fun and celebration -(Life is too short not to be)- what I really want to do I am not doing. I will be getting those datings…they are my platform for going of the better Life!(If they guests want my products, so much the better for them!) Your list is so helpful for those who think “where do I get them?”

    Shared by: Linda feagin:

    Absolutely stellar ideas! Thank you! With all these ideas why would any one of us have a problem filling our datebooks?! Thank you!

    Shared by: Mandy Voyce:

    Great list I will be doing the last one for sure, perfect to mark down 1 a week in my new calendar for 2015

    Shared by: Kathy Nicholls:

    This is one of my favorite posts and one I refer to often. So many great tips!

    Shared by: Deb Bixler:

    Yes, Kim – this could definitely be a year long program of marketing. The last one is the most powerful for that reason! Congratulations on being a great student and taking action!

    Shared by: Deb Bixler:

    Regana – Thanks for not giving up… all your posts did show up, sometimes it is a computer setting that your history just shows the page before you commented. Your comments are showing up!

    Shared by: Melissa Koterba:

    I referred to this list quite often! LOVE it! I also found it extremely useful!

    Shared by: Regana Mouser:

    Thanks for all the great tips going to start the fish bowl at my next event

    Thanks for sharing the link Kim Priesner

    Shared by: Regana Mouser:

    thanks for all the great tips

    thanks Kim Priesner for sharing the link

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