Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tips for successful Facebook Marketing!

1. Silence isn't the enemy - Sometimes I get frustrated by the lack of comments on certain topics. BUT, I believe that as long as you are still excited about what you are doing and willing to let everyone know that "you are still out there" you will find success!  I still have people out there who don't know what UL is, and although there are probably those who won't be interested anyways, those who are just finding out what UL can do for their spaces are pretty excited about it!

2. Friend...anyone - Ok...this is debated from time to time...BUT you are asking to be someone's friend AND they have the opportunity to ignore that request(or deny it).  I friend people I know well, hardly know and have just met!  I friend customers who I worked with 1 on 1, hostesses and team members!  And I friend people who I meet at conventions!  I counted yesterday and have more than 88 people who I met just because of Uppercase on my Facebook!

3. Keep your page fresh! - You want to be adding new design, new photos(before and afters make a huge impact) and new sale info.  If you let your facebook page get stale...people will wonder if you are still selling and if they think you might not be...they will find someone else!

4. Keep your page clean! - Not like...no dirty jokes clean(although I don't really recommend).  More like, no clutter!  You have the ability to delete anything off your page that you don't want.  Comments that aren't helpful to your business, game postings, etc.  You want your customers to be able to go to your page and then see exactly what you can do with Uppercase!

5. Add pictures of designs as well as finished projects - I take pictures with my phone of designs I am working on and post them!  And...have sold the design to multiple people!  It is great to show people what you have actually done BUT it is also great to show them what you can do with our design tool!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Approach a school! I dare you!

There is nothing more rewarding than positive chatter from elementary students filling up a hallway as they walk by their new school decor!  

I had the honor of working at Park School today installing new Uppercase Living in their hallways and as the chatter got louder and more excited so did my interest for working with more schools!

So much so that I intend on approaching many more schools.  The thing is...schools are notorious for bad reports of "no funding" BUT like found in Park School's order, Uppercase offers an affordable way to display the things that matter to them.  I can't tell you how good it is to hear "oh...it's only that much, I thought it would be more" when telling the customer what their total is!  

So grab a healthy dose of confidence and reach out to a school!  And if they say "not now", reach out to another one!  I highly recommend it!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Welcome to January...where is your brain!?

Isn't it funny that what looks like complete chaos to one person is what calms another person!  That is SO true of my schedule!  If I have tons of parties and stuff to do...I relax!  When I don't....I FREAK OUT!

Thus the issue with January!

Last January my husband and I went on the UL Cruise which I had earned the year before!  It was a great trip and because it was about two weeks after the holidays I wasn't scheduling parties before we left.  I had 2 great parties during the very last few days of January.

This year the lull of the end of the holidays has thrown me into a complete tizzy!  I told my husband the other day that things "didn't look good" and that I was "really nervous" about my party number, sales number etc.  The thing is....I have 6 parties this January!  And...had only 2 last year!  I also know that I am further along with my trip points this year than I was last year...

So...my point is...

If you are stressed out or feel like you are getting behind sometimes it helps to grab last years planner and see where you were the year before.  It may be that you are right...things need to get better OR like me you might find out that you didn't remember that the sales pattern for the month was lower than usual!

I hope I am not on here next month saying that I can't believe that I only have 6 for February(I shoot for 12) but if I am I know that I will be throwing more "irons" in the fire looking for different types of customers!

Monday, December 27, 2010

New Year, New Plan! :)

Hello Everyone! Happy Holidays!  I am thrilled to be back on the blog and thinking about a new year!  2010 was my best sales year to date and I am highly anticipating getting pen to paper to write my 2011 goals and strategies!

I have heard it said before that there are those who "wonder how I can do it" or "want to do what I do" so here you go!  First and foremost - GO BUY A NEW PLANNER! :)  You can't keep track of your dates/months/appointments without a good one!  I really liked my Brownline one from last year(www.brownline.com) because it ONLY had months...not weeks!  I find days of the week overwhelming so I like to look at my life a month at a time.  With that being said, my calendar really begins to look messy during my really busy months and I think that some people would be really quite frustrated by the mess.  So, whatever works for your schedule is great!

Hopefully you have parties booked for January already.  IF NOT, you have a great promotion in the buy two get one free coming up!  It is SO necessary to get the word out about this promotion and then at those parties let the guests in on the February info!  Even though we don't know what the promo is, we do know that February will be great for our guests, hostesses and new team members and you can still get your peeps pumped up without knowing all the details!  Just promise them that you know it will be great!

So...get cracking! :)  I am going to go and write some goals!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Another adjustment to my balancing act!

Don't ever think that I have it together! Puh-lease!  I am no where close to organized or balanced and we are now throwing a wrench into my constant persuit of balance!

My husband started a side company!

This is great news.  He makes WAY more money than me, so this is great...except...I am doing the administrative work so that he can keep up with his normal salary job.  What a wrench!

So over the next few weeks as I am picking up my new found "job", I will be trying to get the next things accomplished-

1. Maintain contact with my hostesses using the new hostess center(perfect timing!).
2. Mainstreaming my systems so that I am more efficient.  (This includes researching postal options, creating a schedule of operations and setting time aside to work on time consuming tasks)

I think that focusing on my systems *might* allow time for me to devote to my husbands work.  Key word...might! :)

Then again maybe I will lose my mind, lock myself in the bathroom and call a few of you to vent! :) 

If you like me are going through a schedule change, I challenge you to keep moving forward.  I try to remind myself that if I am doing at least one thing for UL each day, then I am making progress!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Welcome Newbie's!

Thanks for joining the blog.  If you would like your site and name added to the "let's network" section of the blog please leave me a comment with your name and website.

For those of you who have asked to be added and are not already there...I apoligize, I lost your email.  If you would leave a comment with the info, I will be sure to add it :)

Real Me Monday!

If you stopped by my house right now you would notice that among the normal clutter are numerous laundry baskets.  UGH!  I hate laundry!