My suggestions is to start a bit smaller by doing 100 faces in 100 days. When I did this, I had quite a bit of success. I made a portfolio with slots in the front for the days I had available to do the faces with time slots for them to sign up in. This way, I knew they were picking a time that was good for me. I kept hostess packets in there and took it with me everywhere. I would always try to turn it into a class by saying I could get my faces done so much faster that way. Here are Connie’s tips:
It was a long time ago, but basically, I cleared my schedule and took faces any way I could get them: Facial, Double Facial, or bonafide skin care class. But what I did do was to double book and when they were both going to hold, which, strangely enough, they usually did, I’d just do a change of venue and take them with me and give both contacts hostess credit despite only one guest present. And as an added touch, I seem to recall that I’d take a beautiful bouquet of flowers to the hostess who lent her home to my mission.
I facialled 100 faces and interviewed all of them, because I was in a contest and every one I interviewed received a discontinued lipstick (I called them Classic). If they didn’t recruit, I told them about my refer-a-future-consultant reward program and actually gave away quite a few $50 gift certificates that go-round.
I used facial fishbowls in restaurants (manned at lunch hour) and other local businesses, I warm chattered everyone I made eye contact with, I went to the local colleges and passed out beauty books with samples, I worked 40 hours a week prospecting, facialling and doing the prep and bookkeeping work. (As I am typing this, I am thinking about what Ryan Rogers said about women not being attacked) LOL
My stats were pretty low, mainly because I was facialling literally ANYONE and interviewed EVERYONE. So, a lot of the gals were low-income single mothers who didn’t have much of a prayer at that stage of life of either finding the drive to do it all the way, much less pre-order inventory.
Out of the 100, I got 15 new decent customers and 12 recruits to get the car. I put in $4000 and I had like four Diamond Stars, I think. In hindsite, I think I was on the right track, but I should have worked up to it. I should have done a Powerstart, then another one, and then jumped up to the 100 faces in a month. Because, by the end of the month, I was fried and lost my umph.”