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Welcome Your Team

As you build your team it is important to start new members off right. Start with a welcome letter. As each new member joins you will want to send a welcome letter that not only introduces yourself but also introduces the basics to getting started.

In your letter explain where they can find business tools, purchase products or samples, how to join groups that are available, and so forth.

Give important links such as the back office or account. Explain briefly how to navigate or what information is available.

Make sure your new team member knows where to access handbooks, flyers, training sessions.

Here is a sample welcome letter:

Welcome [insert name]!

I want to be the first to congratulate you on starting your new business and welcome you to [insert company name and/or team name]. I’m confident you will soon discover what a great company [insert company name] is. As a [consultant, affiliate, distributor. or other title] with [insert company] you have a great support system, wonderful products, and an even better commission plan. You have everything you need to succeed right at your finger tips as long as you are willing to use those tools.

[insert name], I hope that you won’t hesitate to contact me whenever you have a question or come across a challenge I can assist you with. Beginning a new business venture can at times be intimidating and overwhelming. Like most challenges, if you approach these challenges one step at a time, close your eyes, take a deep breath, you will see it’s easier than you thought and you will be ready to face it head on! I am here to help you.

One of the first things you can do to give yourself the best advantage as a [insert company] [insert title] is to become familiar with the wonderful products available. Don't worry, I am not asking nor expecting you to memorize them all. Just know what you have available for your customers.

Try the products yourself. Know what the customers are using. Remember, the best marketer is someone who owns and uses the products!

Tell EVERYONE about your new business. Tell your family and friends, add your website to your email signature, print flyers to pass out and post, hold a grand opening party. Be excited when you talk about your new business. When you tell people about your new business your enthusiasm will make a bigger impression than any fact or information you can share. Enthusiasm sells. Most of us as marketers think our customers make purchasing decisions based on facts. Facts do play a part which is why you need to educate yourself on our products. But in reality, we usually make our purchasing decisions based on how we FEEL about the product or service being offered. Put yourself in the shoes of the customer not as a salesperson. You are not only selling a product, you are also selling yourself. That’s where your enthusiasm plays a huge role in your success.

As your sponsor, I am here to help you in any way I can in assisting you and your business grow and succeed. If I can't help you, I will point you in the right direction.

Get informed, get excited, and be successful. Whether full-time or part-time, [insert company] is a fantastic opportunity that you will see thrive. Don't feel pressured. Go at your own pace. Have fun with it!

I look forward to working with you and excited to have you part of {insert company and/or team]!

Best wishes to your success,

Your Name

In a few days following your welcome letter, send a follow-up letter to assist them with any questions they may have. Never leave your team members to fend for themselves. Send monthly updates, send sales announcements.

A fun way to start off a new team member is with a challenge. Challenge your new team member to sell a certain amount or certain products. Reward them with a special prize.

Building a team is work. You need to be there for your team members and assist them in a variety of challenges. This is why you earn additional commission for team members. A team is a rewarding experience. Enjoy it!

Olivia Vidal
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