Goal Setting in Your New Flamingo Paperie Business

The Importance of Goal Setting

One of the most fabulous things about being a Flamingo Paperie partner is that there are no monthly targets to meet. It is totally flexible and you can work as much or as little as you want. Fabulous if you need to take a long period out, are unable to work, or if you have other projects going on. BUT it can also be a disavantage as it means you can easily become distracted and find it difficult to find time for your business. This is why it is important to start your new business off in the right way and set yourself some goals!

Why Set Goals?

Having a goal you are working toward will help to keep you motivated and encourage you to work consistently. Goals help to keep you focused on what you want to achieve and you can track your results against the goal to see how you are progressing towards it.

If you don’t have a goal in mind, you can drift along not really doing much and completely forget why you joined the business in the first place!

What Goals Should I Set?

This will be completely personal to you and will depend on your reason for joining Flamingo Paperie in the first place. If you have become a partner to take advantage of getting the cards at a discount and sharing with a few friends then you might not need specific goals.

If you have joined to earn a flexible income then here are some of my suggestions for goal setting in your Flamingo Paperie business, to get you started:

  1. Set a goal to sell the contents of your starter pack. All of the packs are designed with an extra discount built in so that you are instantly in profit once you have sold the contents.
  2. Selling around £400 a month will earn you £100 instant retail profit. You will also get to the first bonus level earning you a further £23 in retail bonus. This is a great goal to set as it will encourage you to work consistently every month.
  3. Think about what you would like to earn each month, and the time you have available, and work back from there to work out what sales you would need to make.

You might feel that what you want to achieve is out of your reach, but its somewhere to start. You can set smaller goals and gradually work towards your bigger goal, these will help to keep you on track.

If you want more help with goal setting then contact the person who sponsored you, I am sure they will be happy to help you. You can also find lots of online training around goal setting and planning for small businesses.

How Goal Setting has Helped Me

I set an annual goal, which I split into monthly goals and I also set weekly targets from that. I have a tendancy to get distracted by other things, so setting goals has really given me more focus and has definitely lead to improved sales.

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Love Teresa xx

Published by Teresa Haddrell

Hi there I am Teresa and I am an Executive Partner with Flamingo Paperie. I am a stationery lover, a jigsaw geek, a bookworm, a Netflix addict, a learner gardener and I have plans for travelling the world! I am also mum to two children and I work from home as this enables me to work flexibly around my children. I have been self-employed since 2002 and I have been running teresa4cards.co.uk since 2011. I became a Flamingo Paperie partner as soon as they launched. I love the greetings cards, we are so lucky to have amazing artists that design them for us and the cards make people smile!

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