Training Thursday: 7 Things To Do In Your First 7 Days
We want to wish a very warm welcome to all of our new CC Stylists!
We know it took courage to take a chance on yourself and on us, and we promise to do everything we can to make your new journey as fun and successful as possible.
You’ll soon notice that we are a very connected community – we like to make ourselves available whenever you need help. We want to start by offering some tips about what you should do within your first seven days as a CC Stylist.
- Fill Out Your Paperwork & Sign Up For Payquicker.
- When you sign into your site, sign into Payquicker and provide your billing info – it’s the only way you can get paid! Be sure to sign into back office and fill out your W-9 as well.
- Add a profile pic.
- Link your social media.
- Add your phone number.
- Remember: It’s important to keep in contact, so the more information listed, the better!
2. Do Research on the Company & Watch the Training Videos.
- If you haven’t yet, be sure to read Our Story. This will help you get a better idea of who we are, what we stand for, and what our goals are. It’s important that you know our history and mission so you can understand where our heart is and what our purpose is.
- Talk to your sponsor. Don’t be afraid to ask questions!
- Talk to other stylists.
- While you’re in the back office filling out your paperwork, you will notice the training videos. Please watch them! They will help you maneuver through this new process.
3. Get Familiar With the Product.
- Learn about how our products are made. Unlike a lot of boutiques, all of CC Originals shirts are made to order. We do not have inventory, so this means it is made exclusively for you or your customer. Also, we don’t just offer graphic tees – we have a variety of apparel including sweatshirts, boutique clothing, accessories, hats, and more. CC Originals is for everyone in the whole family, too. We have men’s clothing, women’s clothing, and kids clothing!
- Learn how our sizes run – keep in mind that a lot of our classic boyfriend tees are unisex.
- Browse our inventory.
- Purchase a t-shirt (describe the quality, print, etc.)
- LEARN TO LOVE WHAT YOU SELL – you can’t describe the product unless you know the product.
4. Get Social.
- “Like” the Corporate Facebook page and join the CC Stylist Facebook page. As we mentioned, we are a very connected community, and we frequently use these two pages to post live videos, new releases, and important information. Get comfortable with being active on social media! And don’t forget to follow our Instagram account.
- Share your “why.” We encourage all of our Stylists to share their stories and be authentic. You are selling yourself as much as the product, so it’s important to be open and honest.
- Create a business Instagram and Pinterest. You don’t have to do this, but it is highly encouraged. It makes it easier for you to keep things organized.
- Invite friends/potential stylists and customers to your new Facebook page group.
- Make a post on your group to collect email addresses (we give out surprise coupons, and we would like to send them these things, but we need their emails!)
5. Know Your Audience.
- Learn about people that are interested in you and your product. Check out our Building Your Brand blog for tips on how to do this!
- Search for people that are “relatable” – people who like clothing, tshirts, opportunists, moms, etc.
- Your audience plays off of who you are as a person. They play off of your identity.
6. Be Consistent & Authentic.
- We suggest you post at least twice per day.
- One of the two posts should pertain to your business.
- The second post should relate to and be a reflection of you. Aim to get engagement on this post. This post can be anything from an educational article to a funny meme – whatever shows your personality!
- REPLY BACK. Even if you send a message privately, it’s important to respond. You never know what kind of doors you may be opening!
- Get used to being vulnerable and authentic.
- Remember: People KNOW if you’re being real, and they can tell you’re passionate and when you’re faking it.
7. Invest in Yourself.
- You’re more likely to commit to yourself than to any business. This is YOUR online boutique, don’t forget that.
- Buy business cards.
- Create a business email. Email is STILL the highest form of marketing, and creating a business email makes it so much easier to keep private life separate from business life.
- Set a schedule. Life gets busy, we know that. But keep in mind that you are more likely to stay on schedule if you actually make one.
- Do research on the market.
ONE LAST THING: Show up and put in the work. This can be as profitable as you want it to be, but you have to be willing to put in the work.
We’re so happy to have you.
Don’t be afraid to reach out if you need help, and welcome to the family!