GETTING STARTED WITH CHALK COUTURE

You’ve joined… now what?! This list is great to get you going while you’re waiting the mail man to deliver your goodies.

  1. Be sure to reach out to me to let me know you’ve joined.
  2. Set some goals and create a plan of how you can achieve them.
  3. Once I’m aware that you’ve joined, I’ll be adding you to our team FB group, our uplines FB group and the Corporate ran Group.
  4. You may want to place an order so you can play with product and get familiar with the ordering system.
  5. Think of ways you plan to share these products …. Social Media? Home Parties? Etc?
  6. Get a list together of people that you’ll want to reach out to about Chalk Couture.
  7. Once you have your list you can start reaching out to those people to inform them of your new venture and how EXCITED you are about it.
  8. If you plan on doing home parties or workshops…. Start jotting down where you will want to hold them out.
  9. Check your local area to see what vendor events are coming up.
  10. Get set up on Social Media…. Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, etc.
  11. Start on thinking of posts you’ll want to put out there. Make a list so you’re ready to go once you have joined.
  12. Consider setting up a blog and get started with writing out some blog posts so you’ll be ready.
  13. You may want to order a small phone tripod or something to hold a camera of some sorts so you can make demo videos to share. Videos go over really well with the chalk products.
  14. Jot down a list of things you’ll want to get for your business. Ex. Display or organizer to hold your chalk paste, an easel to put your chalk boards up, a tote, etc.
  15. Designate a space in your home that you can use as your Chalk Couture area. Even if you don’t have much space a small corner, closet, desk, table, etc will work out.
  16. You may want to set up a separate email account that is specifically for your Chalk Couture business. It’s helpful to have things separate from your personal email account.
  17. If you plan on working Chalk Couture as a business you may want to look into how you’ll track things for tax purposes. As a Designer, if you make over $600 in commissions you will receive a 1099 at the end of the year so it’s helpful to track all your write offs throughout the year.
  18. If you’ll be doing events outside of the home be sure to be ready to track your mileage. You can use a list of some sort or make it easier and use an app like Mile Logger. There are a bunch out there but they make it easy to keep track of.
  19. Think of how you’ll want to keep track of your customers. This is helpful for follow up. Whether you want to use index cards and get a card holder, or set up a spread sheet online, have a section in your planner, etc.
  20. If you’re not familiar with direct sales you may want to consider reading up on it. There are tons of great books and websites.
  21. Social media is very helpful with Direct Sales. Consider looking into a service like CinchShare, PostCron, etc to be able to schedule your posts.
  22. Look into places you’d want to order some business cards/blitz cards (post card size) so once you have all your info like your Chalk Couture website address, you can get those ordered.
  23. Get a small notebook to carry with you or if you prefer digital, have a section in your notes app for your business so you can jot down ideas and notes as you think of them.

    If you have any questions for me, please contact me. I’m here to help! And if you haven’t joined, head on over HERE to join today.