Saturday, July 28, 2007

Learning from Leaders with a team of 100 plus

100 Plus & Growing
Leaders who have a team of 100 plus.

What was your "Why" for starting a home business?

Wanting to be a SAHM but also needing extra money to help ends meet.

How did you select the company you are with?

I had been to a party and had a lot of fun. When I found out how many parties where booked and what the sales where for that one show I knew it would work. So I did a little research and found Party Gals to have the best compensation plan, product line, hostess benefits and perks. I knew that this was the company for me!

What has been your greatest challenge and how did you overcome it?

Getting my family and friends to realize that this is a real "job" and a business I took seriously and wanted to do well at. It took a while, but as soon as they saw the success and achievements I had accomplished within the first year or two they came to their own conclusions. I really just had to ignore any negative comments they had. It was my intention to prove them wrong and I did.

What specific things did you do to grow your down line?

It is important to talk about the opportunity just as often as I talk about parties. I also play a booking game at my parties. The follow up is key!! In fact, it is probably the most important part of recruiting. Furthermore, the internet is a great place to get recruiting leads. By having my companies information available to others who are searching for the right business. Again, the follow up is the key.

Any advice for those thinking of starting a home business?

Do something every single day for your business. Whether it is making calls, creating a flier, planning an event or doing work on the internet, treat it like a real "job." Because if it doesn't work for you, it is because you didn't work for it. Don't give up when things get slow. As they say, when the going get's tough, the tough get going! Your dreams are all you have and it is up to you to take the steps necessary to make them come true.

The 3 things that I can honestly say have made me successful are:
1. My diligence.
2. My excitement to work with people.
3. The support from my Party Gals rep and my husband.

Kim Newman

2006 Party Gals Queen of Recruiting

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