There are people whose job is to create a visual merchandising in shops with only one thing in mind – growing sales. They change the look of a shop window probably once a week or even more often. They basically do it to catch shoppers’ attention, often presenting the best things in the store but another reason as well. They want to convince people to enter the store itself.
This year I’ve seen a new trend with bloggers who have become network marketers. They are crushing it (making a ton of money) with MLM (multi level marketing). They are selling LipSense, LuLaRoe, Isagenix, doTerra and more. One of my friends has a work from home group on Facebook and shares ways for moms to make money from home. I think Facebook groups did more to help MLM than anything else. Now you have a captive audience to sell to and you don’t have to bug your friends with constant updates about how much you loooooovvvvveee your smudge free lip gloss – along with a ton of kissy selfies.
The kinds of leads that you are likely to get for free are ones that have been gathered in a scatterspray way – they could be poorly targeted, or in some cases even people who have not opted in at all. If you contact leads like this, then you will be putting your brand at risk, because you could end up in trouble with your web hosting provider, or the law, for unsolicited marketing. Alternatively, you could end up contacting  people who might otherwise have converted, but who come to view your brand as a spammer because of the way the initial contact was made.
Before you start trying to generate more leads, make sure you know who you're trying to reach and where you might be able to find them—physically or virtually. First, identify the need or want that your product or service can address. For instance, joining your direct sales business can help a person fulfill a need for more income. Perhaps the wellness products you sell can help people meet their desire to stay healthy.
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