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4 Reasons to Join Tastefully Simple

Join Tastefully SimpleBy Holly Reisem Hanna

For the past year I’ve had the pleasure of working with Tastefully Simple on their Project Simplicity Campaign. During the year I’ve been able to experience the company culture, food, home business opportunity as well as interact with women within the company.

It’s been such a fun year, I mean after all, who doesn’t love eating delicious treats and eats?! But beyond the products, it’s a company with huge heart and a solid reputation, that genuinely cares about the people it works and interacts with.

So if you’re looking to launch a business in the food industry, here’s why you should consider Tastefully Simple.

The Food.

Tastefully Simple sells delicious, easy-to-prepare food products from appetizers and desserts to seasonings, sauces, and specialty gift items. Their catalog includes over 80 simple and tasty food items, that can be ready with two ingredients or less (I don’t know about you, but I’m all about simple and delicious)!

Meal Planning Made Simple

The People.

Last August, I was able to attend Party Palooza which is Tastefully Simple’s bi-annual conference for Consultants. From the energy in the room, I could tell that the Consultants not only loved what they do, but they had a serious passion for the products that they were selling. (more…)

Skyrocket Your Blog’s Earnings and Traffic with Pinterest

Skyrocket Your Blog’s Earnings and Traffic with PinterestBy Holly Reisem Hanna

Normally, I’m very practical when it comes to social media hype, but with Pinterest I’ve seen major results from my own efforts, as well as I know many bloggers who are having incredible results, because of pins that have gone viral.

Point in case, Mandy Rose and Meagan Paullin have both talked about their Pinterest success in this post, Bloggers Making Over 40K With Their Blogs. In fact, Mandy had a “home tour” pin that has been pinned close to a million times and Meagan had one post go viral which in turn, skyrocketed her earnings for 2013.

Still not sure about the hype? Check out these stats.

  • Pinterest is the 4th largest traffic driver worldwide. [Source: Techcrunch]
  • Not only is Pinterest sending tons of traffic to websites, but Pinterest users spend twice as much as Facebook users. [Source: FastCompany]
  • Pinterest has Google benefits. Pinterest boards tend to rank well in Google search. [Source: Dustin TV]
  • 62% of brands have the Pinterest “Pin It” buttons on their product pages of their websites and it is the most used button. That officially puts them in first place compared to 61% having the Tweet buttons and 59% of brands having the Facebook Like buttons. 42% of brands have the Google+ button all according to a study done by 8th Bridge, after analyzing 872 retailers. (more…)

4 Direct Sales Tools to Grow Your Business

4 Direct Sales Tools to Grow Your BusinesBy Holly Reisem Hanna

For the past 11 months I’ve had the pleasure of working with Tastefully Simple on their Project Simplicity Campaign. During this time I’ve been able to learn about business opportunity, try out the products, as well as interview Tastefully Simple Consultants — and it’s been a blast!

But today, I want to discuss the different direct selling tools that Tastefully Simple offers their Consultants to help them grow and nurture their business.

Hostess Rewards:

To entice individuals to host in-home shopping parties, Tastefully Simple offers hosts numerous rewards, starting with $20 in free products for $200 in sales. This number goes up as the sales increase. For $500 in sales the host will receive $65 in free products, and for $1,000 in sales the host will receive $150 in free products. Plus hosts get $15 more in free products when their party has 15 orders or more. Hosts also receive 50% off one item for each guest who books a future party (limit 5). (more…)

27 Things You Can Sell From Home to Make Money

27 Things You Can Sell From Home to Make MoneyBy Holly Reisem Hanna

From a very early age I was taught the value of money. Not only did I do chores to earn a weekly allowance, but I was expected to save my money for things that I wanted to purchase. And like most kids — I wanted more than I really needed, which motivated me to come up with other ways to make money.

Yes, I sold lemonade from a TV tray in our neighborhood, but I also sold arts and crafts door-to-door. I collected salamanders from our backyard and sold them to the local pet store. I collected aluminum cans from the nearby business park’s dumpsters and sold them to the recycling center, and I sold my old toys in rummage sales.

Fast forward and not much has changed. In college, I sold my old text books and CDs for cash. I sold old clothes to consignment shops. I even sold my body to science, by participating in numerous pharmaceutical research studies. The point being … when you’re short on cash there are TONS of ways to make extra money by selling things.

So if you need some extra pocket cash, here are 27 different things you can sell from home.

Advice:

Are you a math whiz or a tech guru? Do you know a foreign language? Then cash in on your knowledge on sites like Brain Mass or Create Pool. Simply browse the questions, give an answer, and get paid. (more…)

23 FREE PR Opportunities for Women

23 FREE and Easy PR Opportunities for WomenBy Holly Reisem Hanna

One of the most effective ways to get the word out about your business is through media exposure. But for many entrepreneurs and small business owners, hiring a PR firm just isn’t in the budget. While you can purchase DIY media kits and lists, the whole process of pitching your business and following up can be exhausting.

Luckily, there are a lot of online sources that regularly feature female entrepreneurs and business owners in interviews. So if you’re wanting more exposure for your blog, direct sales business, or startup here are some sites to get in touch with.

Just remember to craft a well written pitch when you contact the editors.

Biz Women Rock – Business Women Wednesday

Bizzie Living – Interviews of Moms and Women in Business

Bloggy Moms – Featured Posts

Empower Lounge – Rising Stars Who Dream of Becoming a Million Dollar Biz

Female Entrepreneur Association – How She Did It

Home Office Weekly – Home Office Weekly Profiles

I Want Her Job – Feature Lady (more…)

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