5 Direct Sales Recruiting Tips

Here are some helpful tips that you should implement into your business if you’re looking to build a successful home-based business.

  1. Don't spam!

    Seriously, spamming people is not cool. Everyone hates getting random emails, Facebook messages and inboxes from people who are pressuring you to join the latest and greatest opportunity.

  2. Keep it moving

    Don't spend all your time on that “one” potential team member or someone who shows interest. The reason why I say this is because you may be overlooking other potentials since all your energy is on this one particular person. You don't want to be in a situation where you've focused so much on this person and worst case scenario, they don't join your business. Now, you've just wasted all your time and I'm sure you'll feel really disappointed. So instead, create a balance between everyone who is interested in your business opportunity. If they join, that's great! If not, that's fine too. Keep them in mind and follow-up on a later note.

  3. Don't be selfish.

    Don't recruit with the intentions of what you want or what's in it for you. The direct sales business is a pay it forward business. With that said, really get to know your potential team member and see how you can truly help them. Yes, that may mean your opportunity may not end up being what they want to partake in however, you've left a lasting good impression on them. One of my favorite quotes from Henry Ford explains this exactly: “If there is any great secret of success in life, it lies in the ability to put yourself in the other person's place and to see things from his point of view - as well as your own.”

  4. Be proactive and share

    Then doesn’t mean you have to spam but all this means is share what you do. If you’re in the beauty business, don’t say: “I’m a (your company’s name) Independent Consultant.” Because people will automatically think you’re trying to sell or recruit them. Instead, why not try and say, “I’m in the business of making women feel beautiful.” Now, doesn’t that sound interesting and better? You want to gain people’s interest, not scare them away.

  5. Relationship Building.

    I don’t know about you but my pet peeve is when people “pretend” to be your friend just so they can spam you about their business opportunity. Then when you don’t show interest, they de-friend you. How rude is that? If you have no intentions of building a friendly relationship with that person, don’t go down that route. You’ll get people who are not going to want to join your company, but turn that into a positive. You can still network and share ideas with that person and you never know--- they may join later or send you a referral to someone who’s looking to do what you’re doing. You just never know, but by recruiting with ethics and morals people are going to be attracted to you. So operate with the intentions of helping people and with a good heart and you’re recruiting efforts will be much easier—compared to spamming people.