Stepping Outside the WAHM Zone
Often times on message boards you’ll see several reps from the same company, making it difficult for all reps to gain enough sales. We’ve also seen issues where some reps dominate certain boards or even go so far as to steal potential customers and recruits. While there is no real easy answer to this problem, there are certain things you can do to gain your fair share of sales.
But wait, if there are at least 2 or 3 other reps from the same company on all the top wahm message boards you visit, how are you going to gain all the sales possible?
Very easily – visiting at least ONE message board that isn’t related to the wahm community. Believe it or not, there ARE message boards our there that don’t have anything to do with business! We aren’t saying you shouldn’t be a member of a wahm community, because this is important to your growth as a business woman and DOES have major benefits to you. However, advertising to others in business is not going to create the most sales for you. What will create more sales is being an active member of a community that’s filled with your potential customers without a competitor in sight.
Finding other communities outside the wahm community isn’t as difficult as you think. There are many, many other kinds of groups, message boards, and websites that could be of interest to you and your future customer. Take a minute to do some non-business surfing on the web and see what you come up with.
About the Authors: Kara Kelso & Anita DeFrank are two busy wahms, and the owners of Direct Sales Helpers. For free direct sales tips, visit: www.DirectSalesHelpers.com/newsletter.html