Did you spot it? There was no blog yesterday.
Events conspired against us. On Wednesday the Piggies and I started out with the best intentions but what with one thing and another…
However, you don’t want to know about that. This is not about what we didn’t do. This is a positive start to the day. So let me tell you about my business breakfast meeting yesterday.
Once a week I go and have a very good breakfast at a local hotel with my Refer-On group: A dozen or more of us get together to discuss our businesses and make new contacts. Yesterday the visitors were a building project manager and a printer and it turned out that the printer was part of a nationwide organisation which had printed the Piggies – so obviously we got talking.
“But you’re too late,” he said. “One of your colleagues has already signed me up.”
“That’s great. And are you going to be making money as well,” I asked him. “Are you going to be a distributor… oh, you should. As a printer, I expect you have lots of customers starting their own businesses and wanting their stationery. You could offer them all 0800 numbers.”
(We provide 0800 numbers for £1 a week in my company).
This was not something he had considered (and, I might add, not something the other distributor had mentioned).
And now I’m going to see him this afternoon to show him how the money works.
In fact the Piggies were on a roll. When I got home for a meeting with a new distributor (who had also been a guest at Refer-On) I wanted to show this newcomer the company website where I could see what all my customers were doing – and there at the bottom of the list was a new one whose name I didn’t recognise. When this happens there is only one explanation: This is someone who has been onto my website and signed up without my knowledge – someone, in other words, who had a Piggy.
That makes three in the last three weeks. Does this mean that giving out 50 Piggies a day gets you a customer a week without even having to talk to them?
And of course, I help too. Remember a couple of days ago I gave someone a Piggy and they said they were interested in making money and we went and had a coffee… and I was so excited about my new “skills” that they ended up wanting to be a customer instead. Well now we’re going to have another cup of coffee next Wednesday so I can sign her up!