Using Social Media for Direct Sales

Using Social Media for your Direct Sales business is key to connecting with people beyond your community. If you are going to build any aspect of your direct sales business online, social media networks in one way or another will play at part in your online business success. For many consultants, jumping into the online social media world is a scary business task that many try to avoid. For 8 years, I have educated consultants on how social media doesn’t have to be a scary place. I started my first direct sales business the unconventional way. I used only social media and catalog parties to grow my business. 

Since my start, Social Media has become a vital part of networking and marketing a direct sales business because it is popular and very effective.  If you are not familiar with social media, there can be a lot of trepidation to this part of the business and I know that there are many that just do not want anything to do with it at all.  Working on something that is unknown to you takes time and effort and there is a definite learning curve, but do not let the fear of the unknown stop you from adding social media to your marketing efforts.  Once you learn what online social networking is about and get your feet wet with some experience, you will see that it can play a vital role to your online business.

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Teaching people this is really how the Jilleysue empire got started. Many of my peers would argue with me that I would never be able to build online relationships and grow a business. Well 7 years later, I am at the top level of my own Direct Sales business and I owe it all to the growth of Social Media. Let’s take an in-depth look at direct sales social media and how it can help to grow your business.

Online networking with other people is much like attending an offline networking event but you can network with others while wearing your pajamas at odd hours of the day/night or while your family is busy with something else.  It does not have to take a lot of time and you can manage it during down time or schedule a certain amount of time daily to work it.

Networking online allows you to interact with other like-minded business professionals. You can learn from their professional experience, ask questions, gather up some valuable tips and apply all of that knowledge to your own direct sales business.  Sharing is an integral part of social media.

Once you become proficient within your own business, you can pay back what you learned from others by helping the new business owners with their educational and learning experience. It’s a win-win for everyone who utilizes various social media networks.

Learning to network with others online is an easy task however; it can be time consuming unless you streamline your networking efforts. Many consultants who try networking online join way too many Facebook groups  and then they lose hours in the day just scrolling through the feed. We suggest that you join one or two at first and then as you have more time to invest you can add additional groups and sites to your business networking list.

The top 3 platforms that will grow your direct sales business that you should consider are: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. As you get more proficient with your online networking time you can consider joining: Google+, Linkedin, and others.  You will find that you like one or two better and you can focus your efforts there for excellent results.

Don’t let the unknown stop you from reaching new customers where the like to hang out.  Social Media is a critical part of your direct sales business. You can reach more people, connect with your team and truly build some amazing relationships. Fear of the unknown stops a lot of people we can help you.  Join our Free Community below.

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Jill McCarthy has been in the Direct Sales industry for over 14 years. Jill's uncommon strategies shook up the traditional party plan platform when she combined it with what she has learned from some of the best influences in the Social Media industry. She is at the top level in her own Direct Sales Business, has worked with some of the most well known Direct Sales companies out there and appeared in popular publications such as The FlipFlop CEO, and Network Marketing for Facebook. Jill has personally branded herself across all platforms and prides herself on staying "in the know" of what is trending for Social Media for all Direct Sales Consultants. Connect with her on Twitter.