Marketing Your Company Using Professional Product Reviewers

Building your business in a struggling market can seem like a daunting job, especially with hundreds of other direct sales reps and companies vying for the attention. With an online business, there is a great method that you can find useful to get your name out to the crowds easily and relatively quickly. It is called Product Reviews.

There are hundreds of product review blogs in the online world that are willing to review an item that is sent to them. In turn, they will post about your product and your business which will bring you valuable backlinks and promotion. One such blog that will handle direct sales products is Two Classy Chics.

There are a few things that you need to check for before randomly contacting a review blogger. You want to look for a professional product reviewer, not someone that does it casually. Here is what to look for:

1) Check out their site and read the reviews they post. Make sure they are detailed and give proper links to the sponsor. The review should be more than a paragraph or a few sentences and should have at least 2-3 backlinks.

2) Check and see how many reviews they have written. Look for their followers and make sure they have written a lot of reviews before yours and they have a lot of followers.

3) Check to see if the reviews they have written are in similar product lines like your product. If you are looking at a mom blog that deals in organic diapers mainly, your beauty or kitchen items might not get the right attention.

4) Ask what the turn around is. Ask them if they will promote your review at all and if so, how. Ask them if they ever remove reviews or links… they should not.

5) See if they also host giveaways. Giveaways of additional product will give you a lot of traffic to your site and can create a lot of interest if it is run properly. You can use it to gain new followers to your social media sites which means you can then market directly to them.

Using product reviews and giveaways can really work to help kick off your marketing effort. It can bring your new followers to your social media accounts and create some excitement.

If you have a product you would like to market, check out my review and giveaway blog at Two Classy Chics to see how I can help your business.

Tips for Using Twitter to Market Your Direct Sales Business

If you are in a direct sales business using social media is becoming a valuable method of marketing your business. There are many different platforms that you can use and Twitter has become a very strong one to use for business. There are some right and wrong ways to use it properly so here are some tips on how to use Twitter for marketing your direct sales business.

First of all, make sure your profile has a picture of you and your page has information about who you are and what you do. On Twitter, people still want to work one on one so it is important to follow people you are interested in so they want to follow you too. A picture makes it more personal.

When you are on Twitter, talk to people. How else will you get to meet new people and learn about their business? Be a Re-tweeter of others tweets too. This shows that you are interested in what they have to say and want to share it with your following.

Never sit on Twitter and just tweet out links to your products or sales. Your tweets need to be something of interest most of the time and a few links to your products some of the time. People will need to trust you first before they buy so show that you are informative and helpful. Show yourself as someone that wants to bring information to others. This will gain your followers.

If you want to find other direct sellers or have them find your posts, you can include what is called a hash tag or a # sign. The direct sellers usually use #dstips or #directsales hash tag when they are posting links, tips and information that a direct seller would be interested in. This helps narrow the field and allows someone to find your tweets long after something has been tweeted.

This is only a basic tutorial to get you going on Twitter. There are so many other tips and tricks to using Twitter to enhance your direct sales business. In order for your Twitter page to be a success you do need to commit to posting several times a week at various times to gather followers and interest. But once you get going you will find it a bit addictive yet a great tool for a direct sales business.

Take Action Social Media Course with Karen Clark

If you have been following me for a while, you know that I rarely make recommendations of products or people. Well, I have some one that I have known and followed myself for many years that you need to meet. Karen Clark.

Karen has been a direct seller for gosh, 15 yrs or more I think. She has taken Social Media to a new level and has really done an outstanding job tweaking everything to the direct sellers point of view. Karen is offering a course that you can take to really maximize your reach. Here is some info:

Karen Clark’s Take Action Social Media course. Learn how to:
*Maximize Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter
*Gain the confidence to use them
*Be effective, ethical and efficient online

This 4 week course is full of value, including live calls, worksheets, video tutorials and a private community. What a great opportunity!

If you are serious about your direct sales business, you want to get in on this course so you can learn to reach those you need to online and really make an impact with your business.

Don’t delay.. swing by today and get started. You will be so glad you did!