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Six Tips for Successful Online Recruiting for Your Direct Sales Business

Aug 1, 2008
The bulk of the sales which you will make in the course of your direct sales business will be through face to face contact with people who are interested in what you have to offer. Just by hosting parties and conducting demonstrations, you can make a good many of sales this way. There is however a market out there which you will not be reaching in any other way than by turning to the web. A lot of people who would never think of attending a product party do surf the web. Here are six ways to tap into this market and recruit online.

1. Use the big draw

It's no secret that people love getting something for nothing. You can start attracting recruits by offering freebies such as articles, reports and ebooks. People will generally be glad to give their contact information in return for these free items.

2. Establish relationships

Whether you have found a new recruitment prospect on the web or on your block, build a relationship with them. You should make yourself available to them to answer questions and give assistance when possible. This sort of relationship can turn acquaintances into recruits.

3. Have an online party

Rather than the usual home party method of demonstrations and marketing, try an online party. There is much less planning required and they take less of your time for the actual event as well. Customers can buy the products they want without the pressure they sometimes may feel at a traditional party to purchase more products they really do not want and they can always come back to your site and buy more products later if they are so inclined.

4. Write an article

This might sound a bit strange, but this can be one of the most effective ways to get leads and make new recruits. If you write articles which get the attention of readers by giving information rather than a sales pitch, you can generate interest in your product or company. This also gives you a chance to establish yourself as a knowledgeable person. This can create fertile ground for recruits and sales both.

5. Use message boards

Message boards require some care. You don't want to come across as a spammer by sending unwanted email and the like. Instead, simply be friendly and informative if asked. If you can build a relationship with other board members, they are likely to click on that link to your website in your signature line.

6. Better communication

Remember that everyone you are trying to communicate with is certain to be at least as busy as you are - use email and newsletters to stay in touch with your current clients and team members, as well as potential recruits.

While these six methods are not guaranteed to produce a huge success for your online recruiting efforts, it will put you in a better position to acquire new recruits. Look into the options available for your online recruiting and employ any other methods which seem like they may work for you. Along with these six methods, you are very likely to get new recruits online.
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Robert Paul Williams is the Editor of Work At Home Business Website. Come Visit Often To Stay Informed of the Latest Intenet Based Home Business News, Success Tips & Strategies.
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