PDF Editors and Doc Signing Apps

Here are some free options for editing PDFs if it's YOUR doc. If it's not your document you will need a couple of things: 1 - permission to edit before publishing, and 2 - a way to edit the pdf (app, software, etc.)

I used DocHub (which is a free Chrome app) to remove my chapter of Behind Her Brand: Direct Sales Edition, a book I co-authored, in order to create a PDF giveaway in one of my apps, but I made sure I had permission from the publisher to do that first.

Another easy free option is PDF Escape.  And PDF Buddy is popular too.

If you prefer using a mobile app, check out PDF Expert - Edit, annotate and sign PDF documents by Readdle.

There are a lot to choose from!

My favorite apps for scanning doc by taking a picture with my phone and creating a pdf I can email out are...

Genius Scan - PDF Scanner by The Grizzly Labs
Tiny Scanner - PDF scanner to scan document, receipt & fax by Appxy

Apps I use for signing documents using my iPhone:

DocuSign - Upload & Sign Docs
SignNow - Sign and Fill PDF & Word Documents
SignEasy - Sign and Fill PDF and other Documents - Glykka LLC
HelloSign - Scan or Import Documents to Sign

Google Voice For Your Home Business

Google Voice SetupGoogle Voice is a great option for a business line.  It offers you a FREE phone number in any area code.  The phone number can be forwarded to any phone (even multiple phones) and if you do not answer the call goes to your Google Voice Mailbox you set up.  The best thing about Google Voice is that it is free!  This allows you to have a "business line" without giving out your actual mobile or home number.  This is great for marketing materials, business cards, display banners, car decals, and public directories.  You can set up your Google number to forward to your Continue reading

My Favorite Facebook Apps and Other Useful Tools

This list is always a work in progress, but I wanted to share with my readers some of my favorites.  Feel free to add your own in the comments.  I'm always up for learning new ways to simplify business.

APPS FOR CREATING CUSTOM PAGE TABS

22 Social is hands down my favorite! The possibilities are endless. It is not free, but you can try it free for 14 days. Their pro plan is $22 a month, or you can pay $222 per year and get 2 months free. I host almost all the apps on my Facebook page through 22 Social, especially my live webinars and virtual parties. For more info on how 22 Social can help you grow your business on Facebook, click here.

Woobox is a flexible Facebook app that has some free options for things like HTML Fangate, which is nice. The paid plans for contests and other features start as low as $1/month. But Woobox has great some free options that are great for beginners just getting started with Facebook apps. Check out THIS VIDEO on how to set up a catalog tab for free using Woobox.

ShortStack is another nifty app. It's very versatile. You can create your own widgets or use their pre-built templates and themes to create something that looks great. The nice thing about ShortStack is that it’s Continue reading

Mary Christensen's 5 Favorite Recruiting Tips

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It's Spring and that means a growth spurt for your business!  But it's not enough to want it - you have to work for it!  To help you here are Mary Christensen's five favorite RECRUITING TIPS taken from Be A Recruiting Superstar".

Tip #1
Always have your antenna up for potential team members.  Make it a daily habit to think:
"Who will be interested in starting their own business?"
"Why will they be interested?"

If you're not looking you can be sure someone else will find them.  What can be worse than someone else finding a new team member because you stepped over them with your blinkers on?  From "Be A Recruiting Superstar"

Tip #2 
A sincere compliment is a winning conversation starter and you'll sponsor more by making it all about your prospects.  Think before you speak: "Why am I approaching this person to join my team?" and let them know it!
To a customer who is always friendly: "Because you're always so friendly. I feel good when I call you."  OR "You're one of my favorite customers and I would love to work with you."
To a favorite host: "Your party was my best this month and it was definitely because you were a great host.  We would be thrilled to have you on our team."  OR "I would love my other team members to meet you.  We're a fun group and you are exactly the kind of person we love joining us."
To a close friend or sibling: "Because I keep thinking how much fun it would be to work this together and maybe even get to travel together."

-From "Be A Recruiting Superstar"

Tip #3
Try an attitude adjustment.  It's a little painful but the cure is permanent.  Change your thinking to: "If I'm not getting lots of no's I'm clearly not asking enough people."  We'd all prefer to say no than not be invited.  Instead fretting that they'll say no, give them a chance to say no.  On the flip side, some will say yes, and some will say maybe.  So, don't let your emotional issues get in your way.  They're personal and this is business.  Ask!

Tip #4
Here's the mind switch that transformed my business.  I stopped hoping to meet my next recruit at parties and told myself: "I know my next Consultant is here today.  My job is to work out who it is."  With the absolute certainty that she was in the room with me, possibly sitting right in front of me, I focused on identifying her (starting with talking less and interacting more to make it easy for us to connect).

Tip #5
Step into their shoes!  Your enthusiastic, impulsive Peacocks will respond to compliments, and the fun, social aspect of direct selling!  Don't be too casual with your analytical owls, they will expect you to be ready with the facts and figures!  You'll be challenged by your competitive eagle so be direct and businesslike; and give your wary Wrens space to make a decision.  When you learn to identify and adapt to your prospect's personalities you'll see better results... and I've made it even easier to understand your personality - and others.  With my new downloadable App iAMWOT? you will discover your true personality - and get instant advice on how to adapt to others in minutes!

About Mary Christensen
Mary Christensen left teaching to start a direct selling business and soon after founded her own company, sponsoring 1000 people in her first year.  She is a former CEO of two multi-national direct selling corporations and past President of the Direct Selling Association (NZ).

California-based, Mary address conventions around the world, and has appeared on every key industry platform including the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations and DSA events worldwide, including USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Direct Selling Live recognizes her as one of the Ten Most Influential Women In Direct Selling Worldwide and The Multilevel Marketing International Association honored Mary as their Best Of The Best Worldwide award recipient.

Mary Christensen is the world's #1 direct selling author of:

Be A Direct Selling Superstar
A step-by-step guide for aspiring leaders who want to reach the stars!

Be a Recruiting Superstar
Identify your best prospects, and learn how to approach and recruit them!

Be a Party Plan Superstar
Generate more sales, recruits and bookings from every party!

Be A Network Marketing Superstar
Build from the ground up, or revive your existing business!

iMAWOT? App
What is your personality type? This app will help you discover your inner strengths, weaknesses and social style! You'll understand who you are and why you react to other people the way you do, and you'll learn how to relate better with everyone at work, home and in your social life.

 

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