Monday, December 30, 2013

Origami Owl® Designer Requirements



One of the biggest blessings of blogging and social media is being able to share my Origami Owl® story with others.  It has enabled me to answer questions from hundreds of ladies in all different stages of the business.   One of the questions that I hear most often from women interested in joining the business is: What is the minimum sales requirement to remain an active designer with Origami Owl®?

The Origami Owl® Designer requirements are fairly easy to achieve.  A designer must submit $199 in personal volume (PV)  in a rolling 6 month period to remain active.  This amounts to around $275 in retail sales or basically 4 to 5 complete lockets including charms and chains.  I personally love that the minimum requirement can be achieved in a "rolling 6 month period".  This truly provides a Designer with so much flexibility.  You can easily achieve this in one month or take the full 6 months to produce the $199 in PV.   For example, lets say you sell $100 in the first two months as an Origami Owl® Independent Designer.  You are already half way there with four months left to go.  You totally got this, right?  Then life takes over, your plate fills up, and unexpected distractions set in.  I certainly know how that can happen!  A month goes by and you realize you didn't sell any lockets this month.  That is more than OK!  You still have 3 more months to sell that remaining $99 in PV.  The following month, life opens up again and you start booking Jewelry Bars® left and right.  Your business has taken off and you are feeling happy, confident and successful.  You did more than just meet the minimum requirement, you blew it out of the water!

My advice to you to continuously achieve the Origami Owl® Designer requirements would be to be intentional and consistent in building your business.  You can easily do this by:
  • Jewelry Bars® - Filling your calendar with parties is the absolute best way to fulfill your PV requirement.  During a Jewelry Bar®, it is even more important to book future parties with the guests in attendance.  You can easily do this by playing Deal or No Deal, my favorite booking game.  I have challenged my Hoot Mamas to book more parties by playing Deal or No Deal and they will happily tell you it really does work!
  • Power Prospecting - Prospecting is the process of talking to people, in hopes that you will find some who are interested in joining you in purchasing your products or business opportunity.
  • Social Media - I am a firm believer that Social Media truly is the future of Direct Sales.  Create a Facebook Page, Twitter Account, Instagram and Pinterest Board all personally dedicated to your Origami Owl® business.  Invite all of your friends to join in and support you by following your journey via Social Media. 
  • Virtual Jewelry Bars - Have you or a friend host a Facebook or Take-Out Party.
  • Vendor Events - Attend a local Craft, Vendor or Bridal Show to expand your networking circle.
I know from personal experience how exhilarating and exciting it is when you start your new Origami Owl® business.  I also know that there is a little bit of uncertainty and nervousness regarding the minimum sales requirements.  Rest assured, your concerns will quickly fade once you get started.  Origami Owl® jewelry is so beautiful, versatile and sparkly, it simply sells itself!!  You will be amazed at how easy this product truly is to sell.  Of course, I will be right there with you cheering you on, sharing my experience and the proper methods on building a highly successful business.
 
Are you ready to join us?  As a member of Team Hoot Mama, you can do what you love and love what you do!  You can have the flexibility to run your own business while balancing family life, help customers design meaningful keepsakes and achieve the financial rewards in the process.  Join my first line team or contact me directly so I can connect you with a member of Team Hoot Mama's in your area as a part of my unique one on one mentoring program.  Either way, you are a member of the most inspiring, successful and fastest growing teams within Origami Owl®.  Contact me at hootmamalockets@yahoo.com to learn more.  

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Preparing Your Origami Owl® Business for Success in the New Year




Hey there Hoot Mamas!!  Whew!!  We did it!  What an amazing holiday busy season you all had.  Can you believe we broke yet another sales record?  I am one proud Mama and you should all be extremely proud of yourselves and everything that you accomplished.   I am sure you are all ready for a little rest, relaxation and perhaps a glass of wine...or two.  Go ahead and kick back, you deserve it!!  But not for too long....why?  Because now is the time to take advantage of the little down time that you have and start preparing for a successful 2014!  You don't want to lose your momentum or let all of those leads you collected while you were partying in November and December grow cold.  Here are a few tips to keep your Origami Owl® Business Jammin' in January and beyond.

1. Organize Your Leads -  The first thing to do when preparing for January is to go through all of the leads you have collected in the last few months and organize them.  Your leads are the most important asset in your business.  Run through all the names you have of people who said no because the timing was not right, or something was going on in their life that prevented them from starting their business.  By organizing that list NOW, you’ll be ready to call on prospects right after the New Year. The New Year is a great time when people are open to starting something new.  I keep a lead spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel that I am continuously updating.  My leads are organized into 4 categories: Scheduled Jewelry Bars®, Tentative Jewelry Bar®, Potential Customers and Recruiting Leads.  Here is what qualifies a lead to fall within a particular category.
  • Scheduled Jewelry Bars®- You have already scheduled an upcoming Jewelry Bar with this hostess.  Make sure if she does not have a hostess packet to send her one right away.  Celebrate the new year by letting her know how you are really looking forward to planning a Jewelry Bar with her.
  • Tentative Jewelry Bars® - These are the leads that have not committed to a Jewelry Bars® just yet, however, told you to "call them after Christmas" to set something up.  You want to contact these leads right away before their every day life takes over and calendars start to fill up again. 
  • Potential Customers - Potential Customers are the individuals that contacted you about placing an order for a Christmas gift, yet never followed through.  You want to follow up with them to see how their holiday was and if they were still interested in placing an order for perhaps another occasion. 
  • Recruiting Leads - Recruiting is typically slower in December as women are busy doing the shopping for their families.  Not a lot of people have time to start a business around the holidays, however, they have heard about Origami Owl®and really want to look into the opportunity more once life has settled down for them.  Perhaps they asked you a lot of questions at a recent Jewelry Bars® or have sent you an email asking for more information about the business.  Follow up with them via email and let them know you were thinking about them and if they had any questions about the amazing Origami Owl® opportunity.
Once you have organized your leads, set aside some time each day to pick up the phone and follow up.  Remember, the fortune is always in the follow up!!!

2. Book Parties Using the Valentine's Day Supplements - Who isn't excited about the beautiful new Valentine's Day line coming out in just a few days?  I know I have been swooning over all of the new charms and that amazing heart locket!!!  Isn't that what our customers have been asking for?  Now is the time to book those January and February parties by sharing the Valentine's Day line with everyone you know.  Host a 'Jammies and Java in January' themed Jewelry Bar® by having guests show up in their most comfortable winter pajamas.  Who doesn't love to shop in their jammies while sipping their favorite cup of coffee?
Ladies love having a low-key, comfortable and fun shopping experience!

3. Update Your Monthly Connection Newsletter - I know this is something that I really need to do and am very much looking forward to working on in the next few days.  I collected several email addresses from holiday vendor shows, Jewelry Bars®, single order customers and email inquiries over the last few months and I want to keep in touch with them.  The monthly newsletter is the perfect opportunity to keep your leads informed of the latest information and products.

4. Organize Your Office and Inventory - Every Corporation goes through a year end close process and you should not treat your own business any differently.  Organize and file your paperwork, purge what you don't need and de-clutter your desk.  I am the type of person that needs a clean and clutter free desk to feel organized and productive and can not wait to tackle that pile of papers just sitting in my in bin!  I also carry a decent inventory and know that it is starting to look a little picked over after all of the last minute gift orders I filled for friends and neighbors in the final days leading up to Christmas.  I keep a spreadsheet of all my inventory and know that it needs updating.  Once my inventory report has been updated and organized, I plan on putting through a business supply order to replace anything that I may still need.

5. Set Your Goals for 2014 - As you are setting goals for 2014, don't be afraid to dream big and step outside your comfort zone.  Challenge yourself to try something new.  If your goal is big, don't forget to break it down into smaller goals so that you can celebrate along the way!  It won't be easy but with hard work and determination, you will look back and realize that when you reach your goals, it was the greatest decision you made.  When we take the time to set goals, we ensure our life is geared toward getting the most out of every moment and making our business our own.

Team Hoot Mamas is full of the most successful and inspiring ladies and I am so grateful to be among them each and every day.  I am just bursting with excitement to see what 2014 will bring to my team.  Wishing you health, happiness and much success in 2014!!

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Join Origami Owl® and Give Yourself the Best Gift of All.


Happy Holidays Hoot Mamas!  I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas filled with the many blessings of faith, family and fun.  As I try to get my house back in order today and help my kids put together their new toys, I find myself reflecting on the many blessings that filled my life this holiday season and know that it would not had been possible without the gift of Origami Owl® that I gave myself last Christmas.  Joining Origami Owl® and starting my own business is a huge part of our story and I now see and know without a shadow of a doubt that the Lord placed this opportunity in our lives at the right time.  I am so thankful that I had the courage to step outside of my comfort zone and take that leap of faith. My at the blessings our family would have missed out on had I let this opportunity pass me by one year ago. If this is an opportunity you have been wanting to explore, I would love to share my story with you. I encourage you to always follow your heart, know that anything is possible, never give up on your dreams, always keep moving forward (no matter what life throws at you) and always find the positive in every situation. He has great plans for your life and my life in 2014! 

 Why is now the best time of year to join Origami Owl®? 
  • Earn Extra Money and Pay off Christmas Debt.
  • Origami Owl® has a new Valentine's Day collection coming out in just a few days.  It is simply beautiful and a huge opportunity to help you book parties in the next coming months.
  • Celebrate the New Year with a fun and flexible new opportunity.  A small investment of $149 is all you need to start your own business today.
  • Origami Owl® SOAR events are coming to an area near you in the next few months...the perfect opportunity for training, learning the business and meeting new friends.
I really need to pinch myself sometimes because I truly am living my dream! This past year I have built a team of over 160 amazing ladies, promoted 3 times in 8 months, earned top mentor title 3 months in a row and qualified as one of the top 150 Designers in the company to earn a trip for two to Cabo San Lucas this Winter.  I took a huge leap of faith out of my comfort zone and jumped in completely head first.  It hasn't been easy, it was NOT an over night success, and I had to work hard.   Part of the reward has been the journey!  Are you willing to start your journey today?  Whether it's joining me in business or something else you have been putting off, just jump in today!  I am so blessed to have Origami Owl® as a part of my life and so thankful for the opportunities it has given to me and my family.   What started out as a way to earn extra money, has become something exciting and successful.  It would be an honor and a blessing to be your mentor and I will help you every step of the way.  As a member of Team Hoot Mama, you will receive valuable resources and one on one training opportunities designed to help focus your efforts on successfully growing your business.  You will benefit through online training, one-on-one coaching, team conference calls, social media training and more.

Are you ready to join us?  As a member of Team Hoot Mama, you can do what you love and love what you do!  You can have the flexibility to run your own business while balancing family life, help customers design meaningful keepsakes and achieve the financial rewards in the process.  Join my first line team or contact me directly so I can connect you with a member of Team Hoot Mama's in your area as a part of my unique one on one mentoring program.  Either way, you are a member of the most inspiring, successful and fastest growing teams within Origami Owl®.  Contact me at hootmamalockets@yahoo.com to learn more.  How will your life change when you give yourself the gift of Origami Owl®?

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