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Five Things To Outsource in Your Direct Sales Business

Jul 31, 2008
Outsourcing is a word which we hear a lot of these days but what exactly does this term mean and can it help your direct sales business to become a success?

Simply put, outsourcing is farming out work which you would rather not do yourself, to another business or individual. Can a direct sales business outsource? It most certainly can. Here are five things which your direct sales business can outsource to make your direct sales business operations smoother and more profitable.

1. Newsletters

A direct sales business owner needs an efficient way to communicate with their downline. One of the best ways to do this is via a regular newsletter. If you don't have the time or skill to do this yourself, you can easily outsource this work to a copywriter.

2. Identifying target markets

Pay someone to contact your current customers and conduct a brief survey to find some demographic information age, income, whether they rent or own their home and which products they use, along with any other questions you like. After the information is gathered, you might identify a few different target markets for your products. This information will be very useful in planning future marketing efforts.

3. Autoresponders

An autoresponder is an automated system for sending email to people on your email list. It is a huge time and money saving device. No need to understand how it works, as you can easily hire someone to set up an autoresponder system for you. They can write emails suited to just about any purpose which your business may require, all without any effort needed on your part.

4. Drop shipping

A lot of direct sales companies already outsource one this important part of the business operations. Drop shipping is done by most businesses. It saves many associates the hassle of having to maintain or deal with physical inventory.

Instead, the associate places the order for the customer and informs the drop shipper where the product needs to be delivered. If you are doing a lot of business dealing with orders to the shipper and it is taking up too much of your time, you may want to consider outsourcing this job by hiring someone to handle orders for you.

5. Direct mailing

This is a good way to keep in touch with your regular clients. You can mail them coupons or postcards by mail preceding special events and holidays. If your client list is large, it may be well worth it to hire someone to label and stamp these mailings rather than taking all the time necessary to do it yourself.

Outsourcing can be a real lifesaver for the direct sales business owner. You can not possibly deal with every detail of your business all of the time. Your time can be better spent on duties which will directly increase your business. Outsourcing these five tasks can actually help your business to become far more profitable.
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