A lot of direct sellers jump into the game feeling very enthusiastic and motivated to get their business started. In the beginning, things feel great: they’re talking to friends and family, setting up tastings, and making their first sales (yay!).
But then something changes. Maybe they experience their first rejection or two (which is totally normal), maybe a tasting goes sideways, maybe something else in life will get in the way (also normal) or maybe the momentum will just peter out.
Whatever is going on in your business, if you feel that it isn’t working or you catch yourself thinking things like, “Direct selling doesn’t work for me”, then please read on.
I Have a Big Question for You
Are you really working enough in your business?
Said another way…
Is it direct selling that doesn’t work, or is it you that doesn’t work?
There is no judgment in this question, by the way. I am just as human as you are, and on occasion weeks (or months!) go by when I don’t put enough hours into my business.
And if there’s one thing I know about WineShop at Home, especially when you’re in the early years of your business, it’s that if you don’t put the hours in, you won’t get the dollars out.
It’s as simple as that.
A Big Shift = Big Rewards
Across the board, there are very few WineShop at Home consultants who actually set business hours and keep them consistently. These people spend dedicated time each day working exclusively on setting up tastings, connecting with previous customers, making more sales and watching the WineShop at Home trainings. (Shoutout to Sandy Irving who consistently puts in 6-8 hours per day! She really inspires me.)
Sometimes I think about what would happen if each of us actually set hours and kept them. Even if you worked only 2 hours a day (that’s 10 hours a week, or a very bare bones part time job), imagine how much progress you’d make in your business!
And to take that a step further… imagine if everyone in the company did that. Can you imagine how much money we would bring in? How much money your team would bring in? How much money the company as a whole would bring in!?
To be honest, it blows my mind to consider this. WineShop at Home is (arguably) already one of the fastest-growing direct selling companies in the country. Where would we be if we all set hours and really kept them?
All of this is to make one big, important point: if you put in the hours, you will see results. When you pick up the phone and reach out to people, you will start making sales, setting up tastings and recruiting people. That’s just how it works.
So, my challenge for you this week is to track the time you spend working on your WineShop at Home business for two weeks. There’s no judgment here, it’s just an exercise to find out where you are in your business and look at where you can make improvements.
When you’re armed with real information about how many hours you work (or don’t work!) you can make an empowered choice about what you want to do next.
And my hunch is that you’ll choose to put in a few more hours per week and reap the incredible benefits!
If you’re considering joining WineShop at Home, let’s talk. Click HERE to connect with me and I’ll give you the details of what it means to be a WineShop at Home consultant.