Find Business By Texting?! Tip #78

Our list of direct sales bookings ideas is constantly growing.

Find Business With Text MessageWe just added the text message bookings tip to our list to bring our total bookings tips up to 78!

ThankĀ  you to Kimbre Bellhouse of Tupperware for sharing this technique of finding business.

Big companies do it, so why not you!?

I am sure most of you are maintaining an email newsletter list but getting bookings for home parties is all about reaching out to your contacts on their terms.

Find Business By Texting

In order to find business by texting you need to create a short and to-the-point reminder of an upcoming booking benefit to send to your leads.

A quick periodic reminder to those who said they may like to have a show sometime will add an occasional date to your calendar.

As a consultant you should always know why next month and the month after that is the best month of the year to host a show!

When you send a quick text tip with a reminder as to why the upcoming period is an awesome time to host a show, you may be surprised at who replies back.

How To Get Bookings By Text

Create a few groups within your phone.
Find Bookings By Texting
Depending on your phone company you may have limits as to the number of text messages you can send at once. My phone has a 20-person limit, so a group of 20 customers per group would be ideal.

At the party be sure to ask “Would you like to get my text tips of the month?” or something to that effect.

You can provide value to your guests in the form of helpful ideas based on your product line similar (but shorter) to an email newsletter.

As with your email newsletter there are also certain things to keep in mind.

Only message to voluntary participants! Never add anyone who did not give you permission to a text or email list!

  • “Would you like to get my fashion tip (recipe tip, scrap booking tips, skin care tips) of the month via text or email?’

Since you are limited in the number of texts you can send at a time, make a plan to send a text every Monday (or any particular day) and rotate through the groups of 20.

As you continue to add names, call your groups by an easy to track group name:
MyFantasticCompany Leads1, MyFantasticCompany Leads2, MyFantasticCompany Leads3, etc.

Crafting Your Text Message:

Keep your message short and to the point and personal!

If possible include a compliment, a tip, the benefit of booking (what’s in it for them) and a call to action!

This statement includes both a compliment and a WIFT statement.

I would love to teach you the thrill of the grill….
Find Business By Texting

Text Etiquette For Finding Business

Like your newsletter, you should ALWAYS blind copy!! Right?!

In your phone when texting to a group of people notice that you can send to a group via ‘conversation’ or individual.

In a conversation everyone can see everyone else’s contact info and replies so be respectful and use the individual feature.

Put a system together for permission-based texting to find business and I guarantee you will get the bookings!

Join us on the Cash Flow Show Radio for more BOOKINGS ideas!

Comments

    Shared by: Nane Tolson:

    What a perfect idea… one more thing to add to the 2015 list.

    Shared by: Jennifer Trapp:

    I will start making my text or e-mail list immediately!! This is great info and will add the option to my info slips! Yes/No – Would you like to be added to my text/e-mail list for a once a month update on products? Thanks, again!!

    Shared by: Kim:

    This is good information. Thank you for reminding me about group conversations. I don’t like it when others do it to me. I will definitely be adding this to my marketing agenda! Thank you!

    Shared by: Jo:

    Lol, I’m trying to systematically read through the Top 10… But I keep getting waylaid with other articles! Am adding making lists for each month as to why they are the “best month” to host a show to my “to do” list this week!! But back to texting… Had already thought this was one thing I’d do differently in 2015. I sell a consumable product – beautiful candles – and thought I would ask every guest at parties if they would like to get a quick text from me monthly checking if they need top ups of wax. I am definitely going to incorporate some of the tips here.

      Shared by: Deb Bixler:

      Hey – Jo, glad you are finding a lot of good info to distract you!! Keep coming back!

    Shared by: Rebekah Gienapp:

    I’m going to start asking new customers if they’d like to be added to my text tip of the month. For existing customers, what would be a good way to ask them if they’d like to receive it? (Not sure if sending an initial text to ask would be intrusive?)

    Shared by: Karen DuBois:

    Great idea. I will have to learn how to use my phone first! LOL

    Shared by: Melissa Koterba:

    This is a out of the box idea. I never would have thought about it. I will have to give it a try.

    Shared by: Dawn DuVal:

    What a great idea. Never thought about texting info to clients or potential ones. With the number of people who use texting this would be a quick way to get information out to them that you know they will look at.

    Shared by: Rachel:

    It seems hard and intrusive at first but as long as you are adding value and not just spamming it gets easier!

    Shared by: Patiences:

    I think this is a great idea. I have list of ladies who checked maybe later on their guest surveys, or they had to cancel their shows. Should I send the text once a month? Would this be good to use to maintain contact with potential recruits?

      Shared by: Deb Bixler:

      Yes, Patiences,
      Not more than once per month for each group and you can have a group for any number of special interests. Just make sure that you add value each time and and not ONLY market.

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