Fiitfu Blog

PODCAST: Dragonwing girlgear





(If the podcast doesn't play, you can access it at the following link: http://fiitfu.podomatic.com/entry/2015-03-26T14_05_24-07_00)

At Fiitfu we are proud to introduce you to a number of different companies that are in Direct Sales.

Our belief is that if you know more about each other, then it is easier to support each other. And, of course, supporting each other brings increased business growth, retention within the industry, and a continued improvement of the way people regard this business!

Be part of the community, not just with your company, but with those around you!  

Today we are happy to introduce you to the company Dragonwing girlgear.  Dragonwing girlgear empowers girls to play—and be—their best, giving them the freedom and confidence to focus on the competition, skills, and teamwork of the sports they love.

Read More »

Why Clutter is Bad for Business


There's an old saying, "A cluttered desk is a sign of genius." But new studies show that a cluttered desk is actually a painful experience and can easily overwhelm even the most positive people.

 

Read More »

Why Thank You is so Important


 

Is the art of a simple THANK YOU dying?

Last week I was at a Networking Event and I noticed that everyone wanted to win a door prize, but how many of the people that won, actually thanked the suppliers of the door prizes?

Read More »

I Completed the Fiitfu Challenge!


At Fiitfu, we know that if you USE your Fiitfu account, you are going to increase your sales, client retention, and referrals.

When you are first new to Fiitfu, it can be hard to know where to start! Start off by doing the following, and then you have just entered our Fiitfu Challenge!
  1. Make Fiitfu your Home Page
  2. Download our App
  3. Create an email template
  4. Create an online Form (Customer Profile Form) and add it to your email template.
  5. Send a Test Email with your new form link to a friend or team member and test it out to see how it works.

Read More »

10 Questions To Ask To Get Influencial Testimonials

It takes more than someone saying "I really liked working with Jan, and I would work with her again" to make an impression.

Imagine if someone instead said, "When I worked with Jan, she got back to me right away when I sent an email, she answered all of my questions AND in the end she saved me over $1000!"
Wouldn't THAT be a better testimonial, it explained that Jan was efficient, knowledgeable, and able to save you money.  Three traits in one testimonial!

Remember, your testimonials are like mini sales pitches, without being a sales pitch, because it is not YOU that is saying it!  So make sure when you print them out, they are powerful!

Here are 10 Awesome Questions to ask when asking for a Testimonial.

You don't have to use them all at once, pick two or three and see what you get back:

Read More »

How to Market Your Testimonials


 

Do you remember the old ad with Heather Locklear for Faberge Organics Shampoo "They will tell two friends and so on and so on". This is how the power of a testimonial can really take off!

Testimonials are like having your own sales team out there talking about your product or service. When someone talks about your business, friends listen and THIS is what can really drive sales forward, especially when it is all good feedback.

Think about the last time you were looking for a good restaurant or hotel. Many of us will ask others if they have any recommendations that they would like to share. When you get a raving review, aren't you more inclined to take the chance and visit the establishment?
 

Read More »

5 Tips to Help Your Customers LOVE Your Business.

If your customers love your business, they come back. Return customers are the life pulse of what keeps your business strong.  

Here are 5 tips for making your customers LOVE your business!

Read More »

UNREAL



UNREAL 
That was the subject line on an email that I got yesterday morning...
It was one that I was a little concerned about, UNREAL is usually a GOOD thing, however it could be a way to describe something bad as well.
Definition of unreal: 
  1. Not real or substantial; illusory.
  2. So remarkable as to elicit disbelief; fantastic.
  3. Surreal.
Well UNREAL was a great way for all of us at Fiitfu to start our day, as we got this testimonial from Kate McKenzie from Origami Owl.

Read More »

Making Your Day to Day Routine Fun

The majority of our readers are Entrepreneurs, and being an entrepreneur can have it’s ups and downs—you want the UP’s to be more than the downs. If they are not, then perhaps you want to re-think your present job.

Not liking what you do? Feeling overwhelmed? Feeling like it's no fun anymore? Where did the love go?

The key is to go back to what inspired you originally when you started your career.
 

Read More »

Grow your Database, Don't Replace it

You know the old saying “People don’t care how much you KNOW until they KNOW how much you CARE”? 

This may be easy at the beginning of your business. This is when you have fewer customers, and therefore you can retain more information about your clients, sometimes without even referring back to your notes.  
 

Read More »

4 Questions to ask yourself when creating your Follow-up Plan


Creating a follow-up plan is as important as your marketing plan, your business plan, and your financial plan for your business.

You may have seen the numbers before on sales statistics and know that 80% of sales are made after the 5th to 12th contact, and yet only 12% of us follow-up more than 3 times! You can really see why the number of people that rise to the top are limited.

At Fiitfu we are here to support you in making sure that YOU rise to the top, stand above the rest, and excel in your business because of your incredible follow-up.

Read More »

Is Writing Down Your Goals Really That Important?

It is proven that people who write down their goals and look at them daily, are more likely to achieve thier goals than those who don't!

Read More »

Helping New Year’s Resolutions become true!

Read More »

What Does It Take To Have Effective Branding?

Last week we hosted a great webinar with Isabelle Mercier which focussed on what Branding is, and what Branding is NOT!

If you have clarity and the right ingredients in your branding, then you will be able to make more money, have more clients and build your business faster.

Imagine if your clients said :

leap zone

 

Read More »

20 Follow-Up Ideas for your clients

Follow Up ideas

At Fiitfu, we always talk about Follow-up being easier when you have good records of your clients.  It is so much easier to follow-up when you know the last time you spoke, what you talked about, their last order items, or even products or services that they have on their "wish list".  

 

We (Fiitfu)  also want to support you with ideas and TOOLS to make follow-up easier, this month we had new templates, webinars, and features to help along the way... if you are STILL not following up, then how about trying one of these.

Read More »

5 Resources for Pumpkin Carving Stencils!

Halloween pumpkins 2011

Each year my family, along with two other families, host a Pumpkin Carving Contest!  

The stakes are high when it comes to the top pumpkin carving, so we search the stores and the web for some great ideas on how to carve our pumpkins.  

In doing this I have come across great Pinterest shots, as well as some awesome popular websites that give you some ideas.

I figured you may like to see some of them, so here you go!  Why don't you start a tradition?  It is our 10th year running, and even the kids that are now 20 are still participating.  I love tradition. 

By the way, the image above is from our pumpkin carving contest two years ago.

Read More »

Fiitfu's In The New! Celebrating 3 years IS big news.

Fiitfu is in the news again!  
Here is the article that is found in the Digital Journal as well as a number of other locations.

I love seeing Fiitfu get exposure like this!  If you are in Direct Sales, and NOT using Fiitfu, perhaps it is time you do!
 

Read Article Here

October 17th press release

Read More »

6 Must Do's WithTestimonials

Testimonial are always nice to get from customers, but what do you do with them when you recieve them?

Think of the definition of a testimonial 

a formal statement testifying to someone's character and qualifications

Very powerful when you regard your testimonials as someone testifying to your character and qualifications.  

This is why when someone takes the time to email you, send you a note or call you to tell you how much they enjoy your product or your service, that this is not to be taken lightly.

Here are 6 Must Do's when you get a testimonial, a great tool to help you move your business forward!

Read More »

Increase your Success in Direct Sales with a stand alone CRM

where should I start

Does this sound familiar at all?

  • I have to much to do!
  • I have let people fall through the cracks!
  • I can't remember how I met that person.
  • I launched all those new business builders, and they are now out of the business.
  • I am so busy meeting new customers, I can't keep track of my old ones!
  • My desk is a mess with notes and paper everywhere.

If any of these resonate with you, then perhaps Fiitfu could be your answer.  

Check out this three minute video, perhaps Fiitfu can be a "Fiit" for you!  Fiitfu is THE leading follow-up system that people in network marketing need to be successful.

Read More »

Become a Stronger Leader with Tough Talks

woman at computer

Any of these sound familiar? 
  • Someone on your team hasn’t shown up for the past three meetings? 
  • A team member never follows through on their promises? 
  • New rep isn’t put in the work to get the results they desire? 

Read More »

Tough Talks - You can tell them what you feel.

tutorial Tuesdays

 

 

Starting September 30th, Fiitfu will be offering our newest tool to help you build your business!
Every other Tuesday, we'll have an online webinar workshop designed to give you the edge you need to succeed! 
 
September 30, 2014 - Deanna Jones
 
deanna jones

Tough Talks

Do you find you have team members that want to reach high success, but are not willing to do what it takes to get there?

Don’t delay that difficult conversation any longer.

TOUGH TALKS will make having those tough conversations with anyone, in particular your team members a whole lot less tough. You will learn some pointers on how to provide honest feedback and have the other person take action. With this knowledge it will help you gain confidence with any kind of TOUGH TALK. So…Let’s get TALKING

Read More »

Get Social and Get Results

Social media can be a full time job in itself.  As the CEO of Fiitfu, I find it fun to get involved, but also hard to keep on top of everything.  One of the biggest tips someone gave me was to choose ONE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM, learn it and then contribute regularily to that platform.  

For us at Fiitfu, we found that the easiest place to start was with Facebook...  and then came Julia!

Read More »

Are Your Clients Flying Out The Window?

phyllis brown testimonial

 

Yesterday I received a call from Phyllis Brown, a Star Leader with Silpada Designs, and she started off the call with: 

Read More »

Sunset Gourmet Time to Spice Up Your Follow-Up

spice up your follow up

This past weekend I was lucky enough to join the Sunset Gourmet group in Toronto during their conference.  What an honor to be able to present Fiitfu to the participants, and to meet many of the Sunset Gourmet consultants that are already Fiitfu members!  I love being able to put a face to a name.

It was a beautiful setting at the Westin Harbour Palace, and the energy of these guys and gals is on fire.  Sunset Gourmet has been around for just over 8 years and they are a company to watch!  If you haven't heard of them before, you are going to want to check out their website and products!  I know from experience that the spices are amazing, and the microwaveable Fudge is to die for!  From the sounds of things this weekend, things are going to get even spicier.

Read More »

No "Cute Little Business".

no cute business

                                                                       

We have all heard the terms before,  Network marketing, direct sales, multi-level marketing (MLM), and sometimes even a pyramid scheme.  

But the reality is Network marketing is big business,  if you haven't been involved with it in some way already, it's a good bet to say you probably will be in the future. 

In July 2014, the Direct Selling Association came out with the US annual sales report, and it is truly staggering to see the way this industry continues to boom!   

Read More »