Fundraising Online With Your Direct Sales Business

Successful fundraising can be accomplished online as well. If you are one of the direct sellers that focuses her business online only, you will want to be able to offer fundraising as an option to your business plan. So how do you go about finding potential clients?

First and foremost, networking is going to be the main way of getting the information out there. Adding a sales page just for your fundraising options that you offer will be important to the salability of your program. While networking you will not have the ability to fully explain your program, but you will want to send them somewhere professional to get the information.

Write your sales page as clear as possible without confusion. If you know your program can be confusing, highlight the important specifics and have then contact you for more information. Do not try and explain the entire program. You want to sell the Product and the idea of your program. Killing the deal with details is easy to do.

Highlight the important factors such as the amount to be made by the customer, quality of the product, uniqueness of the product and the Why to choose you and your products.

Target the correct market for potential clients. Do some research to find the correct venues. If you are trying to market only to work at home moms also trying to market their own products, you may be wasting your time. But certainly add a tag line to your signatures on message boards and such. You never know who you may run into there.

Do not forget your offline friends, family and customers. You can direct them to your sales pages online and gather information there. Having a contact me form would be a great idea as well as a sign up sheet for future contact on specialty programs you may have.

Cross promote with someone else you know to help get the word out. Don’t forget testimonials as well!

Enjoy developing your custom fundraising program. It can certainly boost your sales!

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Helping Your Group Have a Successful Fundraiser

Helping Your Group Have a Successful Fundraiser

You landed a fundraiser! Now you need to make sure that your group is successful in their endeavors! What is profitable for them directly relates to profit for you.

How can you help? Here are several things that you can do without a lot of effort.

* Make sure the information you supply them with is easy to understand and user friendly
* Remember the age group you are dealing with. Who is selling your product? Is it kids or the parents? Target your information to that age group.
* Consider using incentives for top sellers. If it is a small group, split the prizes with the group, or decrease your percentage you give them so you can provide prizes.
* Price your product at a 2 for price. For instance if you sell candles, retail them for the fundraiser at 2/$15 as well as 1/$8 It encourages higher sales for the group.
* Plan the dates of the fundraiser well. Make sure you have the lead time you need for orders to your company as well as delivery times for the customer. A minimum needed is 2 weeks. 3 weeks would be best.
* Make sure you help advertise the event with flyers and information to the parents once a week. Poster boards around the school and messages on the school message board outside will help. Excite the kids! That will inspire the parents!
* Don’t forget your personal customers as well. Allow them to get in on a deal or to help support a cause they may be interested in. It can’t hurt to let others know what you do in the community. It could turn into another fundraiser for you!

By working a bit extra on the side, it will really help your organization have a successful function. It is worth it to you to do what you can. It will reflect your professionalism and that will get you a great event and an invitation back next year!

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What’s the Big Deal about Fundraisers?

What’s the Big Deal about Fundraisers?

Did you ever wonder why people are so hyped up about fundraisers? I mean, what is really in it for you? Why should you deal with the hassle and even care?

Well, what is in it for you is the potential customers that can blow the lid off of your business! That is reason number One! Just think of the number of potential new customers you will reach if you do a t-ball team fundraiser.

Yes, there are only 10-12 kids on the team. Say 10 moms participate in the fundraiser. But those 10 moms sell to 5-10 of their friends. That is 50 – 100 new potential customers that you can reach! As you can see, holding a small fundraiser can pay off big.

So just how are you going to reach these potential customers? Several ways are available to you:

* Make sure plenty of flyers are available so your participants can have plenty to pass out. Don’t forget to have your contact info on them.
* Use business cards in each bag that goes out to the customers.
* Put in a thank you note with your contact information.
* Put in catalogs, if you can afford to. If not, use a flyer
* If you are able to have a copy of each of the participants order sheets, you have access to mailing addresses of the buyers of your product. Do some post card mailing.

These are just some simple ways of keeping in contact. Also, offering a simple percent off future orders is a great offering to add. One fundraiser that I did, I donated 15% of my earnings back to the club on orders that came from the fundraising customers for a month after the fundraiser held. I was able to form a relationship with these new customers and kept them long after the fundraiser and my donation period was over. The club president was very happy to get an additional check and her customers were pleased to know that they were still donating to the cause and getting great products. And best of all, guess who was invited back to do another fundraiser the following year? You betcha, ME~

Give your hand a try at fundraising. You never can tell if it will be successful unless you try! Enjoy!
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