With the current situation around the world due to COVID-19, everyone’s day-to-day life has dramatically changed. Trying to run your business or work from home might feel like a serious challenge. You’re not alone though and Amway is committed to supporting you in the best way possible.
Staying connected to the daily demands of work needs may feel like an impossible task right now, but moving crucial meetings online with the help of a video streaming site or embracing social media platforms will help you keep in touch in the short term, but may even allow you to improve your ways of working and increase your online presence for the future!
If you’ve never heard of Zoom and only use Instagram to scroll through your friends’ updates, our guide* could help you bring your work into a more profitable and efficient online world.
Whether you want to have a one-to-one meeting or connect with several of your contacts or customers at once, there are plenty of platforms to choose from. We’ve rounded up our favourite three for businesses, all of which offer free and premium options and allow you to make audio and video calls:
Microsoft Teams: Supports up to 300 members, with guest access, one-on-one and group video and audio calls, shared files, screen sharing, and document coloration using online Office apps. The paid version allows administrators to organise webinars and large meetings with up to 10,000 participants.
Zoom: Allows for up to 100 guests to participate in meetings or presentations for free, so long as your meeting doesn’t exceed 40 minutes. If you need more face-time, you can upgrade for a monthly subscription fee and either in-app or on your desktop, the tool is packed with handy tools to help you collaborate, share or brainstorm online.
Skype: The granddad of video messaging, you may have used this to catch-up with friends and family across the globe, but it’s still a great way of checking in with colleagues and customers.
Regardless of which video streaming platform you use, make sure you use it in the recommended browser and always do a test meeting in advance to familiarise yourself with all of the tools. When it comes to organising your digital meeting, we recommend sending a digital invitation out to all of your guests containing the link.
Social media is the best way to broadcast your business updates to as many of your customers as possible and promote your products and it’s also a great way to widen your customer base. Here are some helpful pointers:
Instagram isn’t just for photos: Instagram has quickly become one of the most effective social selling tools available to online entrepreneurs. As well as being a great place to bring products to life with great photography and clever use of imagery or video. We recommend using live streaming to deliver product demonstrations or answer frequently asked customer questions.
Spread the word: Link up all of your social media platforms. For example; add your Instagram handle to your Facebook and YouTube profiles. Add your handles onto your email signature and ensure a link to your personal page on the Amway website is on every social media bio and profile. Last but not least, follow our official Amway channels:
The benefit of social media is that you can join straight away and start developing your own online community. The key to success with these digital tools is to be organised. Divide your customer base into those who would prefer one-to-ones and those who would benefit most from wider meetings. And on social media, set out a schedule of the content you want to post and stick to it.