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Host Coaching for Big Parties

Have you ever had a string of small parties where you started to wonder "what am I doing wrong?" Or even worse, cancellations, ugh. I am here to tell you that this is normal, and it happens to everyone in direct sales at some point. Follow along below to learn host coaching for big parties AND how to automate it so you never miss a beat!

2019-11-13T16:49:49-05:00Categories: Direct Sales Tips|Tags: |0 Comments

Direct Sales Tax Deductions: The Complete Guide

What would you say if I told you there is a way for you to earn more money with your direct sales business and you do not have to sell any more products or recruit any more team members to do it?

Well instead of showing you how to earn more, I am going to show you how to keep more of your money and pay less tax on it with these easy to track direct sales tax deductions.

2019-11-13T16:51:02-05:00Categories: Direct Sales Taxes|Tags: |5 Comments

Announcing Text Automation [Product Update]

At Direct Sidekick our main goal is to help you be more successful in less time. Part of this is making communicating with your customers and team members a breeze. One of the main ways we do this is by our automated drip series, or drips. Well now we added text automation to our drips!

How To Get Bookings For Home Parties

If you have been in direct sales long enough it’s likely that there’s been a time or two where you’ve had a difficult time filling your party calendar. This article’s main job is to give you tons of ideas on how to get bookings for home parties.

If you read to the end of the article you will also see this article has a secondary job; to help you gain exposure for your business!

2019-11-13T17:06:36-05:00Categories: Direct Sales Tips|Tags: |0 Comments

Direct Sales Customer Follow Up

How does a 50% raise sound to you? According to Belinda Ellsworth that is how much you can increase the revenue of your direct sales business simply by having a customer follow up system.

Others I’ve spoken with told me that once they consistently started following up with their customers their business tripled!

MileIQ Review: Mileage Tracking For Direct Sales Consultants

Would you like an easy way to save $300 to $1000 this year for your direct sales business? In our Direct Sales Tax Deductions article I wrote about the mileage deduction and the phone app I use to track my mileage.  This article is my MileIQ Review where I discuss why I love using this app as well as how exactly it works.

If you drive 20 miles each way to a home party, you can write-off $21.40 per drive from your taxes.  If you have 2 parties per week for 50 weeks a year, you can write-off $2,140 per year! That saves you over $300!!!

2019-11-14T15:44:18-05:00Categories: Direct Sales Taxes|Tags: |0 Comments

Home Office Deduction For Direct Sales Consultants

One of the amazing benefits of being a direct sales consultant is the ability to deduct part of your home and home utilities from your taxes!

The home office deduction (or work from home tax deduction as some call it) as well as the mileage deduction will typically be your top tax deductions unless you hold inventory.  So don’t forget this and you will pay less in taxes.

2019-11-14T12:33:34-05:00Categories: Direct Sales Taxes|Tags: |4 Comments

Direct Sales Consultant Tools [Updated for 2019]

Direct selling is either the easiest LOW PAYING job or the hardest BEST PAYING job there is. Working smarter by using specific direct sales consultant tools can help you manage time and be more successful!

I see many team members come in a work really hard and become very successful. Unfortunately, I also see many new team members not put much effort into this job/career and end up not making much and fizzling out.

Below I will highlight a few of the direct sales consultant tools that we use to be more efficient with our business.