December Content and Marketing Ideas

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Here’s your December content ideas, blog post, marketing, and hashtags.

There’s a few aspects you need to think about in your business in each month with all your social media platforms. My job is to make it easy for you. blog post ideas for december

Social media platforms

  • YouTube
  • Instagram
  • Facebook Group
  • Facebook Business Page
  • Personal FB Timeline
  • Pinterest
  • Snap Chat
  • Twitter
All your social media platforms should be bubbling over with the holidays and season. So let’s talk about December themes, post ideas, blog post ideas, hashtags and key words…

Themes:

  • Snow
  • Santa
  • Christmas trees
  • Decorating for chrsitmas
  • Making cookies
  • Snowmen
  • S’mores
  • Hot chocolate
  • Christmas Eve
  • Shopping
  • Bows
  • Gifts
  • Wrapping
  • Reindeer
  • Christmas movies
  • Warm fires
  • Stockings
  • Winter Coats
  • Christmas lights
  • Secret Santa
  • Sweaters
  • White Elephant gift exchanges
  • Sleds
  • Caroling
  • Mistletoe
  • Ice Skating
  • Elves
  • Elf on a shelf
  • Hanukkah
  • Kwanzaa
  • Snowflakes
  • Christmas music
  • Eggnog
  • Candy canes
  • The Grinch
  • Christmas cards
  • Ugly Sweater Party
  • Hallmark Movies
  • Nativity scene
  • Gingerbread House
  • Ornaments
  • Snow angels
You should be joining the conversation and engaging your customer with some great content.

Join the Directly Social Elite Club and get:

  1. December themed graphics to use on all your social media platforms
  2. An entire month of social media posts
  3. and an entire December Facebook Script

Post and content ideas for December:

  1. Christmas recipes
  2. Christmas Crafts
  3. 5 Christmas traditions worth starting
  4. List of 2019 Books to Read (and list the ones you read in 2018)
  5. 5 Ways to Give Back During December
  6. Winter Emergency Kit for cars and homes
  7. Winter Bucket List
  8. DIY Christmas Gifts
  9. Amazing Recipes for Christmas
  10. Reflection of 2018 (what did you accomplish, what are you proud of)
 

Hashtags to use for December:

#christmas #xmas #love #holidays #gift #holiday #gifts #merrychristmas #winter #christmastree #christmastime #santa #shopping #happyholidays #presents #giftideas #christmasgift #shoplocal #december #snow #christmas2018 #christmasdecorations #christmasdecor #christmaslights #ornaments #tree #santaclaus #lights #tistheseason

Words to include in your December posts:

  • merry
  • bright
  • jolly
  • jingle
  • holly
Melissa Fietsam @DirectlySocial  

Directly Social Training

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Training by Directly Social

We haven’t updated these in awhile, so here’s a full list of training available if you want to brush up on some skills for the holiday season!

Directly Social Elite Club

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Leadership Mastermind Group

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Instagram for Beginners: Training 1

A complete introduction to setting up your Instagram account, posting photos and videos, using stories and highlights

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Instagram Niche Marketing: Training 2

This training will teach you everything you need to know about hashtags, how to find them, and how to organize them. 3 part video training with 2 printables and how to use Niche Marketing to gain followers FAST!

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Increase your Personal Recruiting

You’re going to get over 30 ideas to increase your personal recruiting with these proven strategies and laser focus.

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#1 Recruiting System

Once you have those new recruits, wouldn’t you love a system to get them to sell over $1000 in their first 3 months? This will teach how. 45 minute training and printables!

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Power Hour Binder

You will get 15 printables, a training on how to set up your power hour binder and rock your business like never before by tracking and planning every step!

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Leadership Power Hour Binder

Don’t know where to begin when it comes to getting organized as a leader? You’ll get 15 printables and a step by step video of how to lead your team with this leadership binder!

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New Consultant Quick Start

Here you will learn a system to train your new consultants. This training is for leaders. It teach you a system to train your downline, not just your personal consultants. It’s a way to touch everyone with the basics of on-boarding into your company.

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Hostess Coaching made Easy

Hostess coaching is the heart of your business. You’ll learn some easy steps to organize your hostess coaching process, tips and tricks to get your hostess involved, and finally increase those party sales!

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Optimizing your Facebook Business Page and Customer Groups

Here you will learn how to optimize your Facebook business page and learn tips and tricks you never even knew were there for you. You’ll also learn what to post on your business page and what to post on your customer group, and why you need both!

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Optimize your YouTube Channel

This will teach you how to create your YouTube channel, optimize it with links, graphics, and other tools. You’ll learn what to post and how to optimize those videos to get them seen. You’ll also learn some video tips, tricks, and tools for video making!

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Fundraisers for Mass Marketing your Direct Sales Business

You’re going to get a video training on why you want to do them, how you can market them on social media, how to set up your packets, how to find people interested in fundraisers, how to book parties and create leads from them, how to increase sales with them, and so much more!

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Leading your Team on Facebook

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
-how to set up your Facebook team page for success
-how to set your team up for recruiting
-tricks to setting up opportunity nights
-how to set your new consultants up for success
-how to set up files for your team to access
-and much more!

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Facebook Business Page Training

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Facebook business pages are my game. I love them and I’ve learned all the little tips and tricks to:

  • help keep your customers engaged
  • get parties booked
  • get new recruits on your team
  • increase lead generation
  • and increase sales

In addition to Directly Social, I also run my own direct sales business and business page. So these are practical, real world problems and solutions. I’m in the game right there with you. I know what works and what doesn’t work.

In this training you will learn:

  • How to optimize your Facebook Business Page
  • How to set up items in your shop
  • How to get new leads from your business page
  • How to increase recruiting directly from your business page
  • How to get more likes and follows
  • How to run income producing giveaways on your business page
  • How to run Opportunity Events on your page
  • How to run your Facebook parties on your Business Page
  • How to create landing page posts on your Facebook Business Page
  • How to use Facebook features to boost your views
  • How to increase sales by using your Facebook Business Page
  • How to create you own videos on Facebook
    …and much more!

This training is actually TWO one hour video trainings. There was entirely NEW training uploaded last month, so you get TWO trainings!


To purchase this training for $39, click to buy and THEN follow the instructions below to get added:

*you will have lifetime access to both trainings and all future updates 

STEP 1:

 

STEP 2:

CLICK HERE TO JOIN TRAINING GROUP

 

Melissa Fietsam @DirectlySocial

Halloween Marketing Challenge

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Words to use for Halloween marketing campaigns, emails, videos, and SPOOKY FUN!

You have officially been CHALLENGED!

Post a link to your graphic below when you’re done.

FREE MARKETING.

You’d be GHOULISH not to do this today…(insert cackle).

I want you to create a graphic, email campaign, business page post, customer group post, video, ANYTHING that has to do with one of these subjects below.

Halloween is here. Use the holidays to capture their attention, make them giggle, make them think…haha…clever girl! THAT is great marketing!

There are so many Halloween templates on Canva you could choose to play with!

Which one will YOU choose Boo?

🦇Monster Deals
🎃Pulse Racing Deals
🦇Thrills and Chills
🎃Bite Sized Deals
🦇Get Spooky Best Sellers before they Ghost
🎃Unearth big Halloween savings (tombstones)
🦇What’s your posion?
🎃Ghoulish goodies
🦇Spine tingling deals
🎃Wickedly delicious
🦇Frightfully good offer
🎃Fright and delight
🦇Scary-good deals
🎃Wonderfully wicked
🦇Spook-tacular deals
🎃You deserve a treat too
🦇No tricks, just treats
🎃Monster mash
🦇The Cat’s Meow

Don’t forget to join our free Facebook community for more great ideas! CLICK HERE

Melissa Fietsam @DirectlySocial

November Theme Party Ideas for Direct Sales

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We’re heading into November, so that means we need to stock up on all things fall!

There’s a few aspects you need to think about in your business.

Social media platforms

  • YouTube
  • Instagram
  • Facebook Group
  • Facebook Business Page
  • Personal FB Timeline
  • Pinterest
  • Snap Chat
  • Twitter

All your social media platforms should be bubbling over with the holidays and season.

So let’s talk about themes, post ideas, hashtags and key words…

Themes:

  • Thanksgiving
  • Turkey
  • Giving Back
  • Fall
  • Leaves
  • Trees turning colors
  • Veterans Day
  • Pay it Forward
  • Community Service
  • Football
  • Family
  • Harvest
  • Pumpkins
  • Black Friday
  • Blessed
  • Thankful
  • Craft Fairs
  • Marching Bands
  • Crock Pots
  • Apple Cider
  • Picking Apples
  • Bobbing for Apples
  • Pumpkin Spice
  • Coffee
  • Fires
  • Sweaters
  • Scarves
  • Soup
  • Flannels
  • Flannel Sheets
  • Hot Chocolate

You should be joining the conversation and engaging your customer with some great content.

Join the Directly Social Elite Club and get:

  1. November themed graphics to use on all your social media platforms
  2. An entire month of social media posts
  3. and an entire November Facebook Script

Post and content ideas for November:

  1. 10 Ways to Give Back in November
  2. Wacky Holidays in November
  3. Daylight Saving Time Reminders & Preparation
  4. Fall Craft Ideas
  5. Gratitude Journal/Post Ideas
  6. Fall Checklist for your Home or Car Maintenance
  7. Winter Bucket List
  8. Black Friday Ideas
  9. Amazing Recipes for Thanksgiving
  10. Crock Pot recipes

Hashtags to use for November:

#thankful #family #turkey #happythanksgiving #holiday #blackfriday #love #fall #grateful #turkeyday #food #holidays #givethanks #gratitude #instagood #feedfeed #christmas #foodie #friends #instafood #blessed #thanksgivingdinner #autumn #pie #pumpkin #thanksgiving #gobblegobble

Words to include in your November posts:

  • blessed
  • thankful
  • giving
  • gobble up
  • holiday

Melissa Fietsam @DirectlySocial

Gobble on my friends…

Google + is Shutting the Doors

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Google + is shutting the doors.

Some of us have been using Google + as a sharing platform. But Google announced it will be closing the door for good by next August. Allegations of allowing third party apps to gather information on it’s users AND their friends…have stirred some pretty interesting stats.

Over 500,000 accounts were affected. But remember, those 438 apps had access to those 500K AND their friends info. Crazy, right? Pretty bad when you can make Facebook look good.

READ ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE

What’s really cool about the whole thing, is that Google admitted it knew about all of it in March of 2018. But it chose not to disclose it because of the fall out Facebook was going through. They didn’t want to be in the same boat. And, there they are. Sinking their boat 7 months later.

I encourage you to read the full article and several surrounding it. It’s your job to know what’s going on with sites that run the world essentially, misusing our trust and leaving us vulnerable to identity attacks, political gain, and so much more.

Related Articles:

The Guardian

BBC

The New York Times

What does it affect?

Not much in our terms of Direct Sales.

Here’s a graphic that shows some of the things affected and not affected when your Google+ account is shut down. And here’s a link to downgrade your account if you’d like.

what does google+ account affect

 

Melissa Fietsam @DirectlySocial

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Instagram Scheduler and Hashtag Generator Called Later

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This is the best Instagram scheduler I’ve found.

I’ve been testing a site called Later for a couple months now. Apparently I’ve had an account for a couple years but never dove in. I have fallen in love with so many features on this site, that I paid an annual plan. I get ZERO kickbacks from this company, I just want to give you an honest review of a tool I love.

Here’s the features I love:

Auto Posting:

I need something reliable and easy to use. And I need something that posts for me. I schedule and BAM! It posts for me. Auto posting at it’s finest.

It’s Free:

Yeah. Need I say more? It’s free to post 1 post per day to Instagram (or any social media platform you choose).

Don’t forget to join our free Facebook community for more tips and tricks, CLICK HERE!

Hashtag Generator:

The hashtag generator is what sold me 200%. I bought in to the annual fee of $190 per year because I wanted the daggone hashtag generator. Was it worth it? Every last penny. I spend a lot of time creating my Instagram posts. And it won’t do me a bit of good without some great hashtags. Time=money. And the amount of time it took me to research my 30 hashtags was INSANE. So this feature alone…is my favorite by far. But it’s on the paid spectrum. And again, worth every penny.

Analytics:

I love seeing the analytics. I love how it’s broken down. I can view all my posts, see which ones are working, which isn’t. I can quickly see the style, the thought behind the post, the feel of it. And then see what’s working. You can see these for free on Instagram, but not anywhere near to the extent you can on Later’s analytics.

Emojis:

I love the emoji search bar and being able to have that right there when I’m doing my Instagram post. It just makes me smile.

Hashtag Counter:

Again, I have nightmares of counting hashtags LOL! When I get in Instagram mode, I start scheduling and don’t stop. Having that hashtag counter is a time and sanity saver.

I made a video to show you exactly how to post and show you all the features I love above. You can also watch that here on YouTube:

Melissa Fietsam @DirectlySocial

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How to do a Turkey Trot

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Turkey Trots are one of the coolest things EVER during November, and you need to get a jump on the details NOW!

So if you’ve been around direct sales for awhile, chances are you know all about the Turkey Trot! The idea is that you get 6 people to collect $100 in orders. Then you submit as one big party and divide up the hostess benefits, right? Most of us are experts at this. But if you’re new, it can be very confusing. So to help out our newer consultants, and make sure they can be just as successful as the pros…I made this quick training video in order to show our newer consultants just how to run a Turkey Trot!

But I BET…I can show some old dogs some new tricks too…so don’t think you got this down old dogs!

Throughout the year, they will be named all different kinds of things according to the season or holiday, but the concept will always be the same!

  • Snowman shuffle
  • Reindeer romp
  • Cupid shuffle
  • Boo bags
  • Summer 6 pack
  • Firecracker frenzy
  • The name may be different, but the concept is exactly the same!

Watch this QUICK VIDEO to explain how to do one:

And why on Earth would you want to do this?

Let me tell you a little turkey story…

Once there was this customer. She was too scared to commit to collecting an entire party by herself. She wasn’t confident her friends would support her. So she came across this crazy nut job of a consultant, who was offering prizes for collecting HALF of a party. So she decided to give it a try. Because even though her consultant is nuts, she’s kinda fun and it couldn’t be that bad to collect $100 in orders, right?

And BAM!

Just like that…you got her to book a party. You helped her overcome a fear of direct sales that she didn’t even know she had. And now you have a lifelong hostess and happy customer. Along with lots of new gobble gobble friends of hers that want to try next time 🙂

The End.

Melissa Fietsam

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Business App that will Blow your Mind

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And here’s the thing, you’ve probably already been using it!

I have been using Bitly for a LONG time. Many of you have.

But I’m going to blow your mind when I show you how much easier I can make your life right now. Like…right now… like…today.

Here’s a quick video to show you how to change your life in 20 minutes.

Imagine all the things you can pass on easily to your customers. You’re at the grocery store and someone needs the link to catalog.

BAM! You open your app and there’s the link.

Here’s some other things for your customers you can create links to:

  • Digital Catalog
  • Customer Specials
  • Hostess Specials
  • Printable order forms, in case they run out
  • Link to image of hostess rewards items
  • Link to current months hostess party links
  • Link to join your team
  • Link to specific categories of products on your website
    • If you sell makeup: eyes, cheeks, foundation, skin care
    • If you sell bags: home organization, toes, thermals, crossbody, travel, accessories
    • If you sell candles: cleaning products, seasonal smells, mini plug ins, buddy’s, florals, food (send me the link please….lol)
    • If you sell jewelry: silver, gold, bracelets, rings, necklaces, lockets

Get it? SO EASY to make contact QUICK and SEAMLESS. This organization helps you and your customers. They will think you’re the bomb diggity when you have the perfect link in .5 seconds. You will always have an answer at your finger tips.

Social media links:

  • Pinterest
  • Instagram
  • Facebook Business Page
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Customer Group
  • Facebook Timeline
    • This is the one I have memorized. When someone wants to book a party, I say, “do you mind sending me a friend request here (insert link to my profile)”…instead of, “hey! can you find my really-hard-to-spell-name on Facebook. Or maybe my Jennifer-Smith-yes-there’s-5,000-to-choose-from…

So there you have it! An easy way to use Bitly to organize your business, your life, anything you use or need on a constant basis.

Fair warning…it’s addictive. You’ll be adding links like a mad woman once you get the hang of it.

The simple truth is that you use the SAME links over and over again. But now, you’ll be adding them to your Bitly app and site.

Melissa Fietsam @DirectlySocial

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