1. Accept credit cards. More people will buy from you, and they will buy more if they can pay you this way. You can set yourself up with a lot of different companies for this. Two of the most popular are Paypal and Stripe
3. Have a mobile phone number, so that people can reach you any time easily.
4. Have business cards for people to remember you easier. Give them to people whenever you can.
5. Know the products that you are selling. Own and use African products yourself. This is something that you can see with the top salespeople in all other fields. Believe in what you are offering.
6. Memorize the benefits that customers can get from you. Make a list of what people like about African products.
7. Tell everyone you can about your business. If everyone you know or meet knows what you do, it is almost 100% certain that you are more successful than if they do not.
8. Learn constantly. Observe your customers and prospects. Not only will you become better at knowing what to say and do for people; your customers will notice that you really care.
9. Try new ideas, and test them to know what works and what does not. Your goal is to find one or more things that work, that you can do over and over again.
10. Keep track of your customers. The first sale is the hardest, and makes the least money. Keep a list of customer names, addresses, and phone numbers, and mail them new ideas or keep in contact some other way. The most successful businesses get most of their sales from repeat customers. People will forget about you if you don't stay in touch somehow.
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