Have you noticed how many of your nurse friends have a catalog that they are sharing or taking orders for a home party, even a single order party. I can almost bet sitting in your nurse’s station right now or in your office there is at least one catalog to place an order whether it is Avon, essential oils, 31 bags, Mary Kay, cookies for a fund raiser there is something laying close by for someone to make a little extra money.
I wonder how many of them actually enjoy taking orders and then passing out all the goods once it has come in. They have to sort the order box, they have to match the orders, put them in your car to deliver them to all the many people who placed the order and hope to collect the money the day of the delivery. I have heard the statement “That is ok you can pay me on payday – or on Friday – or tomorrow is ok” Is that really ok? Do you really want to be paid tomorrow or even later? They pay at Wal Mart at the time of purchase.
The sad part for me is they are counting on each sale and how many of their friends they can get to try the new thing. What they are missing is the key to unlock the safe, I wish they knew my secret
As a marketer who has nursed for 25 years I know the feeling they feel when it comes to overtime. I used to work 30 hours extra a month to get that little extra paycheck. Anything more than 30 hour got scarfed up in taxes and less for my pocket that already needed the cash.
I have sold bottles of products, energy products, juices, but I never sold my ideas and what I knew, I mean really everybody knows that stuff already right? If I knew it – it must be general knowledge with my co- workers and surrounding friends right?
The other day I had a conversation that was around small business with a co-worker who held one of those magazines.I started talking about SEO, blogs and social media (which I love to do), and I noticed their eyes had snowed over with a blank expression on their face. They had no idea what I was rambling about. It all made sense to me and I use social media multiple times a day. What I wished they knew is how to use social media for their business. Surely they do not want to just sell to their friends and family and call it a business right?
Nurses are looking for more; most are already tired, stressed and burnt out or on the verge and grabbing for the most popular MLM to put a little extra change in their pocket to prevent working overtime. I know – because I have done the same thing, except what I knew is that my warm market (friends, family neighbors and other people with a pulse) would run out after a while.
I began sharing my nursing adventures on my blog, and posting them to social media with a click of an icon. Talking to other nurses out on the web that could relate to what I was sharing and had experienced something just like I had. The connection was made by storytelling and social media. I have connected with over 2000 nurses through social media.
I have worked a full time job, mostly 13 hours night shifts – and ran a business from my home on my days off, from my son’s baseball park, soccer fields and waiting in the parking lot for them to be picked up from activities using my iphone and ipad. My life was not on hold nor was it a schedule where I could sit in a office behind a desk. My business had to be on the move. I am one of those very thankful for the internet and smart phones.
Every nurse goes to school and has to study the heart, endocrine system, brain, bones but they all walk out with a different view no matter where they study. When they step into business they also need training to be the best they can be. No one wants to handle bags of products and hand deliver them for very long. Those adventures don’t last more than 6 months to a year.
Business requires an education and a coach to show you how to cut time off your learning curve. Instead of handling bags of products, begin allowing the company to ship the products out for you to your customers. Stop having home parties, book orders and begging people to look at your books. Like most people, we have spent many frustrating years recruiting friends and family, attending meetings, and calling opportunity leads.
Guess what you don’t have too. This nurse is transition out of nursing and I am sharing how I am doing it with others. If any of this sounds like you: Over time, home parties, book orders, asking friends family and neighbors to place an order. This is totally for you. Click here
Angela was voted 110th Leading Moms in Business she is also Silver Director for her achievement of being the first Young Living Distributor to build a solid Silver 2nd level Team Performance and over 20,000 in volume without using the phone. She is setting a model of how to build relationships online, through social media, blogging and email. Check out her website at www.angelabrook.com