The U.S. Presidential campaigns tell their volunteers what the door-to-door numbers are…up front.
From an email tonight for one of the U.S. presidential campaigns:
“What we need the most are door-to-door canvassers. This is the area where we really need your help. This is where we have the biggest potential to pick up votes. Studies have shown that we can pick up 1 vote for every 12 people we contact.
“So it becomes a numbers game much like voter registration where if you can talk with 36 people then you can be responsible for picking up 3 votes. That may not sound like much but when we have 1000 volunteers doing that each day in the state then we can turn the election. “
This is why the door-to-door folks don’t break down and cry on every corner. They know going in what the numbers are.
The numbers for door-to-door product sales are no different. Nor for cold calling, assuming the people you’re calling are at least somewhat interested in the type of product you sell. If not, they’re much worse.
So stop blaming yourself. OK? It’s not you. It’s the NM recruiters who hide the numbers from you – because they’re afraid you wouldn’t sign up if they told you the truth.
P.S. Pass on these numbers to any newbie you sign up. That is one thing the U.S. presidential campaign recruiters are doing right.
P.P.S. The numbers are the same today as they were years ago, when I was going door-to-door selling Christmas cards for my Dad’s company. I was eight years old.