Put the Labels DOWN!
Guest Post: Melissa Dery
Are YOU still placing your labels on your catalogs and inventory?
While it’s a fantastic way to ensure your customers know how to get in touch with you and makes it easy for them to reorder their favorite products, you’re wasting your time. Yes, you do need your label on your products and catalogs to remind your clients, but are YOU personally placing labels? Why? Stop it!
Do you have children at home? Do you have friends or family members who are looking for some way to help you but just don’t know how or what to do? Well then it’s time to put the labels down and let them help!
I have very fond memories of stamping my Mom’s catalogs (she didn’t have pre-printed labels then) with her name and number and laying them out carefully so the ink wouldn’t smudge. I took great pride in being able to help her, and it made me feel really special that I got to take a part in her business.
Placing labels can be a time consuming process, and while your helpers may not get them on as perfectly straight as YOU would, so what! Let them help, stop getting stuck in the small details and get to work on what you do best!
Melissa H. Dery is The Golden Rule Virtual Assistant (VA) providing Virtual Business Management to Direct Sales leaders. A former direct sales consultant, Melissa also grew up in a direct selling family. She knows firsthand about the “behind the scenes” work required to help your business grow and prosper.
When Melissa combined more than 20 years of experience as an administrative professional with her desire support those in direct sales and The Golden Rule VA was born. Her mission and her “rule” are the same: to treat your business as if it were her very own, with respect, creativity and professionalism.