Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Have you thought about becoming a Shelf Reliance Consultant? Questions You Might Have

Questions You Might Have about being a Shelf Reliance Consultant:

1.  What are the benefits of being a consultant?

Commission--Shelf Reliance Consultants earn 10% commission on all sales.  You also have the opportunity to earn residual income through the Q program and increased commission as your team grows.  If you are interested in how much consultants make you check it out here.

  • Trip Contests--In the past they have been about two each year.  The last trip was to Cancun Mexico.   

  • Bonuses--Consultants are paid a $50.00 bonus each time a consultant signs up under them. My favorite bonus that Shelf Reliance offers its consultant is that any order that come in outside of a traditional party (this includes online sales) the consultant receives the host benefits for.  This means when someone orders off you URL you receive the regular 10% commission AND you receive the 10% in free product.  For me this has been a HUGE bonus. 
  • Build you food storage at a discount--consultants are eligible for free and 1/2 price products.  It is a great way to build your food storage.
2.  How do you work with & support your team members 

This is a good question and I'm glad you asked it.  I do a lot to support my team members.  Here are some of the things I do. 

Experience--I find that it is very helpful to have an up-line who is experience.  I have been a consultant for about 20 months.  I am a Gold Executive (the second highest rank) and I am a member of the advisory board.  These things all help me be in the know and able to help my consultant be in the know. 

Philosophy--I have a unique take on being a Shelf Reliance Consultant.  I believe that being generous and gracious with everyone is the best way to build a business.   I honestly believe that anything I can do to help a team member succeed is well worth it.

Quick Start--I have developed a program for my consultants that is a comprehensive look at what a new consultant needs to do to get off to a great start.  I have found that consultants that follow it are very successful. 

Weekly Training E-mails--Each Monday I send out an e-mail to my team.  The e-mail includes any announcements that I think consultants might be interested in or need to be reminded of. A business training section, which focuses on how to run your business more effectively and efficiently.  A Product training section, which focuses on one or more of the products in depth.

Quarterly Training Conference Calls--Usually these calls are very in depth, with extensive training for consultants (during these calls we use a service that allows you to see my computer screen so you can see what I'm talking about not just hear it)  

Availability and Quick Response--I find that it is a great help to my consultants to be available and have a quick response time.  I try to answer question immediately, if that is not possible I usually get back to them the same day.  

Content--I share a lot of the content I develop which is a huge time saver for consultants on my team.

  • Research—I often do in-depth research on our product and then pass it on to my consultants.  For example in October I sent my consultants an in-depth cost comparison between THRIVE freeze dried fruits and veggies and Fresh fruits and veggies, and a reproducible hand out explaining how to use the powders (butter, shortening, tomato etc) that  Shelf Reliance offers. 
  • E-mails—every e-mail I send out to my customer mailing list I also send out to my consultants.  Who are than able to change the appropriate parts and resend it onto their customers.  This is a huge time saver for my consultants.
  • Screamin’ Deal--each month I highlight a "screamin' deal” which is the best unadvertised deal and I send it out to customers.   I have found that this is incredibly effective at making one time customers regular customers.  
  • Deal Post--I also share the Monthly Deal Post I do on my blog each month with my consultants.  Many of them use it on their blog exactly how I sent it to them.  
  • Guest Posts--I also occasionally contribute guest posts to my consultants blogs or newsletters.  

Rewards and Recognition--I am so excited when a team member achieves!  I try to recognize each achievement or advancement.  I also periodically sponsor contests for my team.  

1 comment:

  1. I just stumbled across your blog and I am in awe! I am a new Shelf Reliance consultant and one of my st common questions is how to work with the powders that Shelf Reliance offers. I tried doing in depth research, as you mentioned but haven't been very successful. Where do you find your information like this, that you can pass on to your customers? I'd love any insight and wisdom you can bestow upon me. :)