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5 Tips to Build Your Business During This Holiday Season

September 18, 2009 by  
Filed under Home Based Business

imagesI just spent the weekend getting my son back to school. Where does the time go? Seems like I was just moving him home and already I’m feeling the empty pains of him being gone again.

Can you believe the holiday season just around the corner? I know, I know, we really don’t want to think about that, but it’s coming, like it or not!

With the hustle and bustle of the season, sometimes we forget that this is also a great time to plant seeds for our business. It is written, there is a time to sow and a time to reap. What you sow during the holidays will bear much fruit during the upcoming growing season. (January – March are typically the best recruiting months for any online or network marketing business).

Get out when you can and plant those seeds. Here’s 5 tips to help you incorporate your business into your everyday life during holidays.

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Organize a play date with the kids

Invite a few of your friends over for a play date with the kids. The moms will enjoy the company of adults and the kids will have a good time playing together. If it snows, it’s a plus, because building a snowman is always fun. Let them know that you will be showing some of your new products and having some snacks and beverages. Be creative with your products so they will be seeing something different than what they’ve seen before.

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Network with the holiday help

This season is a time for doing many activities that you won’t be doing any other time of the year. Will you be chopping down your own tree? Most tree farms are seasonal. You will be seeing employees that you don’t typically see all year long. Lots of college kids are employed during the holidays. Generation Y kids are great prospects for any type of business, and college kids always need extra money.
Are you heading out for a holiday vacation. Resort employees are always looking for extra income.

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Visit your local craft shows and holiday expos

There are so many opportunities here. This time of year is an amazing time for craft fairs and expos, Folks are coming to buy gifts. Take plenty of business cards and samples if you have them. Share your opportunity with the vendors. They are all entrepreneurs.

Even if you don’t have a booth, go have fun, and don’t forget your business cards. Many of these people are just hoping an opportunity will come along!

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Participate in holiday church activities

I don’t know about your church, but my church comes alive during this season. There are so many networking activities. There are singles’ groups, couples’ groups, choir groups, plays and so many more. Get involved. You will not only be doing a great service to your church, but you may also pick up some prospects or sell some product along the way.

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108_0825Walk your dog! (This is my dog’s personal favorite when you can get her butt out of bed!!)

Do you have a t-shirt that advertises your website. If you don’t, you should get at least one. Get a dark shirt with big white letters that has your domain name on the front and back and walk your dog anywhere the crowds gather. Make sure you have a catchy, easy to remember domain name.

People come out at this time of the year. They may not be ready to start their own home based business right now, but if you plant the seeds and continue to water them through the use of an autoresponder, when the kids go back to school and the holiday season is over, some of those moms just may be looking to make some extra income.

The best thing is you don’t have to change anything you’re doing. Just go about your business and collect names!

Have a great and prosperous end of the year!

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16 Responses to “5 Tips to Build Your Business During This Holiday Season”
  1. Darlene says:

    Debbie,

    Several tips I hadn’t thought of: Networking with the holiday help and visiting craft shows and holiday expos. Thanks for the great ideas! Will definitely employ them!

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  2. John Chatman says:

    Debbie,
    I really enjoyed this post. Where so many internet marketers fail at is in the development of a strong offline infrastructure to their business. In most network marketing companies the internet has become an incredible tool to generate a truly endless flow of leads but what happens with these leads after they have joined the business?

    What’s really true is that not everyone who will join your business or team will have the aptitude or desire to build an internet based marketing funnel. There is still a very large portion of our industry who develop their business almost exclusively with offline techniques.

    This is a fantastic post for those folks who are in this situation especially with the upcoming holiday season.

    Thanks for sharing,

    John
    .-= John Chatman´s last blog ..The Fear Factor =-.

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  3. Debbie says:

    Yeah, and I think that during the holidays people have less time to spend on computers and have a tendency to be out and about more. By not at least keeping your business in the back of your mind, you miss a lot of opportunities.

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  4. Hey Deb,

    Interesting post. Excellent advice and inpirational content.

    Indeed, the holiday could be a wonderful time to plant some seeds and
    to stay open to help others with your competence and entrepreneurial experience.

    I LOVED the last paragraph on self branding while walking the dog.

    Eirik Ringstad.
    .-= Eirik Ringstad´s last blog ..Is There A Purpose With Opposites? =-.

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  5. Hi Deb,

    Great post. You can not underestimate the power of planting seeds. Your prospect pipeline will have a direct correlation to your income. We need to understand as Jim Rohn say, “Seeds don’t grow into plants because of poor soil, lack of water, too much water, the wind blows them away and of course the birds get some.”

    Prospects join us for their reasons not ours. We can’t control the number of people who join us.

    The only thing we can control is our marketing (the number of seeds we plant).

    I’m planting for an international harvest this year . . . are you?

    You have a choice so, make it a better than terrific day!

    Terry
    .-= Terry Petrovick´s last blog ..Will you develop your business right the first time? =-.

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  6. Sue Vittner says:

    now i wish i had a dog, debbie! great ideas to build my business this holiday!! how fun!

    i sell some nutritional products, and someone suggested mixing the magic juice we sell with vodka for a holiday drink! the scientist said you won’t get a hang-over the next morning!
    .-= Sue Vittner´s last blog ..Is Your Money Monster Stealing Your Spirit? =-.

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  7. Thanks for the great tips Debbie. Sometimes we neglet the offline opportunities that are really powerful.

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  8. Great ideas, Debbie. With so much talk pointing to advertising on line, we forget that free advertising off line can still be profitable. You have shown that simply living our lives each and every day can bring in prospects. Networking opportunities can happen anywhere and the tips you have listed are very easy to incorporate.
    .-= Kellie Stewart´s last blog ..Thought For The Day: Never Give Up =-.

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  9. Nicholas says:

    Awesome post for staying focused during a time when most people become super lazy in all aspects of life.

    I also agree with John about developing a strong offline structure. Daily networking and volunteering can be a great way of getting 10-15 product customers who maintain auto-ship but aren’t necessarily interested in building the business side.

    Thanks for sharing your insights!

    Thanks for sharing your insights!

    Nicholas
    “The Master of Rapid Residual Recruiting”
    http://www.AuthorityNetworker.com
    .-= Nicholas´s last blog ..The Law Of Attraction Marketing And How YOU Can Magnetically Attract New Business On Demand! =-.

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  10. Jackie Ulmer says:

    Thanks Debbie! Great tips and I can say that “organized playdate” was the answer for me when I had small kids. A few hours a week can make such a big difference!

    EXPECT Success!

    Jackie Ulmer
    .-= Jackie Ulmer´s last blog ..What is Network Marketing =-.

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  11. Beth Hawkins says:

    Thanks Debbie,

    I usually do not look forward to the cold month of January, but you are right. The reason sponsoring is probably up starting in January for a few months is that people have over spent their budgets and are open to ways of making additional income to pay down the credit cards etc.

    Also they are looking to lose the extra weight they gained during the holidays and get healthy very often using MLM products to do so.

    I think that I will on increasing my sponsorship in January.
    .-= Beth Hawkins´s last blog ..Technorati Claim Post =-.

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  12. Jill Shea says:

    Hi Debbie,

    Great post! I’ve found it really helps when you wear promotional items to advertise your business. You become a walking billboard and much more visible to others.

    Thank you for sharing!

    Jill Shea
    .-= Jill Shea´s last blog ..Got engery? My #1 Strategy to Beat Fatigue =-.

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  13. Hey Debbie, that’s a great post. Wasn’t entirely ready to face the fact that we’re into the last quarter of the year already and the holiday season beckons…. But hey,there’s always great ideas to keep going and expanding your business, no matter what the season! Thanks for sharing,
    Johneal
    .-= Johneal Rouse´s last blog ..Become more effective with your Network Marketing and manage your Time better – Free Hypnosis Session =-.

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  14. Great post Debbie! Your tips and ideas are right on!
    Thanks for the information.
    .-= Beverly Monical´s last blog ..Tips On Branding Yourself on Social Media =-.

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  15. Sue, No kidding, I often forget about the offline world and what we do day to day in the face-to-face world.
    WE make the best connections that way.
    The holidays are in full swing now. I look forward to the play-date option.
    .-= Patrick McIntosh´s last blog ..Pray for Snow =-.

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  16. Bill Cowan says:

    Got in on this one a bit late, but now I have a head start before the 2010 Holidays :-). thanks Debbie
    .-= Bill Cowan´s last blog ..Shakeology…What’s the Cost? =-.

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