The first thing people think about when they start a new home based business for the very first time, is how to get the word out about their business. The most obvious place to start is with your family and friends. These are the people who love you, trust you, and want to see you succeed so starting with them should be easy. You can say something like, hey Ann, I want you to see what I’m doing now and I want you to give me your honest opinion of it. Can you come by my house on.…? Ask a simple question and make sure you are being yourself. You do not want to make them feel you are up to something or you want to sell them something when you are inviting them to your home party. You just simply want to invite them over to show them something so do not try to sell them anything when you are inviting them. You can tell them that they may or may not be interested but you want to get their honest opinion on what you are doing. Once they agree to come, change the subject so you do not tell them anything about your products or services. You want to save that for the presentation. If they ask, tell them you just got started and you do not know enough yet. Then you can change the subject and talk about the refreshments you are planning on serving, and maybe ask them to bring something because you are planning on having other guests, or ask them something about one of their family members.
Home parties are very popular in the home based business industry, and a great way to advertise and get the word out about your new home business. Many companies such as Tupperware, who market plastic containers and many other plastic items, Mary Kay, who market skin care and make-up products, Silpada Designs, who market fine sterling silver jewelry, and Pre-Paid Legal, who market legal service plans and identity theft protection, all have independent representatives who give home parties to advertise their products and services. Home parties can be used to market just about anything. No matter what company you are with, you can have a home party to jump start your home business.
Having a home party to introduce your new home based business to family and friends could help you generate your first paycheck with the company. Many of your guests may like the products or services and place an order with you immediately. This can also lead to future orders. Once they try the products or services, they may decide to continue to order from you. They may also tell other people about your products and services, and give you referrals on a regular basis. In fact, you can later ask them for referrals after they have tried your products or services. Home parties can definitely be the beginning of your word-of-month advertising.
If the business opportunity is apart of the presentation at your home party, do not be surprise if a few of your guests want to join you in your home based business and become apart of your team. They may see your business as a way for them to earn more money and work from home as well. You just never know who may be interested in the business so the business opportunity should be apart of the presentation. Working with family and friends could be a wonderful thing.
When you have your first home party, let your sponsor give the entire presentation to your guests for you. Your first home party should be a training session for you; therefore, your sponsor should be trained and prepared to teach you how to give an effective presentation. You should be able to sit back, watch and take good notes while your sponsor gives the entire presentation so you can learn how to do it yourself. If your sponsor can not train you, you should find someone who can. You want to learn how to give the presentation yourself so you can teach other people on your team how to do the presentation.
If some of your guests want to join your business at your home party, this would be the perfect time to schedule the next home party at their home. Then you can practice the presentation which you just took notes on, and be prepared to give at least half of the next presentation for you new business partner. You can do half of the presentation and let your sponsor do the other half if you are not ready to do the whole presentation. This way you will still teach your new rep how to give the presentation while you are still learning it yourself. Just make sure they are able to sit back, watch and take notes during the presentation so that they can learn just like you did at your first home party. Don’t worry; the presentation does not have to be perfect. Just do it!
Having home parties to generate income and to train new reps starts the duplication process in your home business with home parties. You can make this process even more exciting and speed up the duplication process by taking a few of your own guests whenever you give a presentation for someone. This will help your business grow faster and teach others how to do the same. It is important that you and your team continue scheduling home parties so your business grows and go into momentum, and also start making you and your team an incredible income.
Although you want to really conduct business at your home parties, do not forget to make it fun too. It is a party to launch you new home based business so have fun!