Fabulous Friday Five – Posts to Help Your Direct Sales Business

So recently a few bloggers that I enjoy have started doing a weekly roundup of the top posts they read during the week that they thought were valuable. I thought it was a great idea, so I decided to do something similar, with a direct selling angle. So today starts my “Fabulous Friday Five” (working title…if you’ve got a better idea please share it in the comments!) Here are five posts I read this week that I think you’ll enjoy.

  1. Five Twitter Tips to Legally Promote Your Mary Kay Business – Even if your business ISN’T Mary Kay, this is a great overview of some ways you can use social networking to promote your business, even if you’re with a company that doesn’t allow much in the way of social networking.
  2. Three Collaborative Tools that Make Virtual Meetings Rock – If you run any kind of meetings online, be they team meetings, opportunity events, or virtual parties, you know that inexpensive options are few and far between when it comes to virtual meeting technology. This post highlights some options you may want to check out.
  3. BREAKING: Facebook’s Page Update and What it Means for You – Likeable Media’s Jenna Lebel takes us through the new Facebook Page layout and features that Facebook rolled out yesterday. If you’ve got a Facebook Page, this is an important read. As of March 10, you’ll be forced to upgrade. (And although I hesitate to admit this, I kinda like the changes!)
  4. The New ROI – Return on Interaction – Karen Clark writes a compelling piece about how you should measure your efforts on social media tools, and some tools you should consider using to measure. What I like to say about ROI is this: Your main goal for social media is CONVERSION. You want people who visit your online presence to DO something. The first conversion is typically subscription to a newsletter or other vehicle that gives you their email address. The most meaningful conversion is the sale or recruit.
  5. 5 Creative Ideas to Generate Additional Product Sales – Shelly Hill shares some great ideas to sell more product. From creating your own aut0-ship program to teaching a class, you may find some new ways to grow sales for your business.

Did you enjoy finding new posts to help your business? Will this feature help you? What should we call it? Would love to read your thoughts in the comments below!

    6 Responses to Fabulous Friday Five – Posts to Help Your Direct Sales Business
    1. Lance Cummins
      February 15, 2011 | 11:28 am

      Thanks for including our post! We love to read your stuff, and we’re eager to help out Mary Kay consultants.

    2. Cindy DeStefanis
      February 12, 2011 | 11:07 am

      Yes I love it. It is very helpful and all this social media can be overwhelming
      and ultimately direct selling is so similar for all of us. Any sharing can be
      helpful. I hope you continue it. I enjoy your emails, too. Thank you.

    3. Belinda
      February 12, 2011 | 9:32 am

      Jen –

      Thank you for this list. I think your title for the “theme” is great.
      I had already read the first one and thought it was great for any business also.
      All of this information is overwhelming – don’t always know what to do next. I have really learned a lot from your blog.
      Thank you again.

    4. Jodi
      February 11, 2011 | 3:13 pm

      Jennifer, this was FABULOUS! What a great idea. I hope it’s one you do regularly. Besides reading your blogs daily/weekly, I’m also looking for other relevant resources, but it’s new to me, and I never know what to look for. So, this is SOOO helpful! 😉 Love all that you do! Jodi, Sensaria Natural Bodycare

      • Jennifer Fong
        February 11, 2011 | 3:54 pm

        So glad it’s helpful Jodi! Thanks for commenting!

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