I have now joined the ranks of so many great bloggers before me and been “interviewed” on Bottomless Coffee’s (“BC’s”) podcast! To those already familiar with BC, it may surprise you that we interact regularly: me, a beauty blogger, and BC, a political blogger. The two don’t naturally go together, but BC asks the tough questions and genuinely wants to hear all sides. He is willing to admit when you’ve schooled him and is gracious when you flat out disagree. I am especially delighted by the obvious respect between BC and Steve, two friends IRL who, often, have opposing political views. It’s fun to hear them go at it while still being respectful of each other. If you want to hear and read dynamic convos on hot (and longtime) political issues, make sure to check out his blog, Bottomless Coffee 007, and other podcast episodes – there’s tons of material there and you’re sure to find one or more that you’ll wholeheartedly agree, or disagree, with and want your opinion to be known. On the flip side, BC also records podcast episodes with fellow bloggers of all sorts, not just political bloggers – no two podcasts are alike. In that respect, he’s very much a people person and truly wants to get to know his virtual friends.
Holiday open houses are popular with both vendors and customers alike. Customers love being able to physically experience vendor products, interact with the vendor and snatch up deals. Vendors love customers coming to them for interaction and selling some of their extra inventory. For an even more successful event, invite a few other vendors, provide some snacks, give away some door prizes and promote the event relentlessly.
Every year on Halloween our house receives between 200-300 trick-or-treaters. Last year I tried something new and I’m doing it again this year – handing out bombitas! If you are unfamiliar with what a bombita is, it’s simply a goody bag.
Avon’s vast product lines are overwhelming – especially when they are constantly changing every 2 weeks! Aside from testing out products on my own over the years, I started doing daily “Sale Highlight” posts. This have benefited me in two great ways:
Recruiting is a generally a distasteful word. Most everyone seems to associate it with negativity. But, whether you’re actively recruiting or not, it’s totally natural that others will want a little piece of what you’ve got when you’re excited about what you sell.