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As I told you all in my last post I signed on with Stella & Dot as an Independent Stylist. My main purpose is because I love the jewelry and want it all and this was the best way for me to get it all estatic

There are so many of us on here that have a home based business that I am looking to you all for advice, suggestions and guidance.

I also know that we have all talked about the same thing for other home based business. But because we are a network of women who support each other I am coming to you for help.

I don’t really have time to do trunk shows right now. I will when I can squeeze it in. So I am counting on word of mouth, networking, and being asked when I am out and about in my jewels.

I know that is a very soft approach and I am ok with starting off soft right now.

What other suggestions would you give on how to promote my business in a soft way?

If you were asked to host a party what kind would be your preference? In home, catalog or online?

Would you approach your neighbors (who I don’t know very well) and give them a catalog? Or would you do something different?

How do you as a consumer prefer to be notified and or asked?



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      Lazylola wrote Oct 1, 2010
    • Email works for me, especially if there is an unsubscribe button. My aunt sells Avon and I get weekly emails....wish you much success with this new venture. They do have beautiful jewelry.



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      Kandykahne 5 wrote Oct 1, 2010
    • When you get the chance do start a fan page on Facebook. It is a great way to keep everyone informed of specials and new products. Once you get it set up the way you want it takes no time to update it. I also keep catalogs and business cards with me at all times as you never know when you will run into someone. I also slip them into magazines at doctors offices and other places and hand them out to the receptionists. I find most people like to do catalog and online parties. It is much easier than opening up their home and having people come over and they get the same benefits. I would approach your neighbors. It’s a great way to get to know them better and tell them about your new business venture. As a consumer I prefer e-mails and I don’t ask people or push them to have a party or buy as I would be turned off if someone did this to me. I wish you much success and if you ever need any advice or help you know where to find me.happy



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      Cocofix41 wrote Oct 1, 2010
    • Email works best for me, Im not a phone person and I respond faster with emails.

      Good Luck to You!!
      Christie



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      Hbrose wrote Oct 1, 2010
    • I liked the “online shopping party” idea.  Though I guess I missed your deadline, so glad you‘re a host now so I can still shop ..their jewelry is beautiful.  

      Maybe instead of distributing catalogs to your neighbors and friends (or in addition to), make up a bunch of notecards with personal “neighborly fall greetings” note to introduce yourself and insert a favorite fall season recipe to share with them.

      And in your note mention that the holidays are just around the corner, and you want to let them know you have some beautiful gift-giving ideas to share with them (add your online product link) and they are welcome to browse to get a jump start on holiday gift ideas.

      That always works for me (I mean from a consumer perspective, gets me every time!). happy



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      Vikki Hall wrote Oct 1, 2010
    • Thx Rose! I love that idea!!!



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      Hotflash wrote Oct 1, 2010
    • My cousin just put on her profile page on facebook a notice of the Ebay store she was hosting. She invited friends, gave a link to the ebay store, and promised a 10% discount to friends.  Of course, this can only be done occasionally, or people will tune you out.
      A fan page is a good option too on facebook. A fan page is free, but I believe they have “advertising” pages, and they cost per click.
      Another cousin just had me check on that, lol



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Oct 2, 2010
    • Face to face usually works best in sales.  So I would chose at home party.  The problem to get to attendants.  Try to do a neighbor hood invite, get to know them first.  Everything has to start up with friendship and network out.  Then once you know them more, ask if they mind to do a jewelry party.  I think that works and that’s how Mary Kay got to me with foot product.  When one is willing to buy, usually others will at least try some.

      Just delivery it tactfully, no pressure.  

      IMHO



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