New Team Booking Blitz

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So I had this theory I wanted to debunk.

Booking blitz

In Direct Sales, we usually don’t give out customer specials ahead of time. We’re afraid that people:

  1. Won’t book a party for the current month
  2. Will cancel their party because they like the next customer special better

Well, we have 2 great customer specials in June and July. The hardest months of the year to book. So I wanted to try doing a TEAM event on Facebook and book the fire out of BOTH months. And guess what? IT WORKED!

In a Nutshell:

  • We pretty much posted every day for a week leading up to the event, to push people INTO the event.
  • We offered $200 in Giveaways for the event and called it a SUMMER REVEAL. (Another director, Dee Hathaway pitched in half the prizes)
  • It was a 10 minute event. Just 4 posts.
  • And then I went LIVE at the end to let them know who won.

What made it successful?

  • We went LIVE in our groups 30 minutes before the event and pushed them all into the event (our #’s went up tremendously when we all did this at the same time).
  • We gave the prizes after the event…a 30 minute timeframe to come back and do. Why? Because we went to our customer groups AGAIN and said you still have 30 minutes to be entered. Go check it out, here’s the link!
  • We pushed daily for this event before it started.

So how did I do it?

PRE-POST:

This was the only post in the event for a week

Alright ladies! Welcome to our SUMMER REVEAL!!

We’re giving away TWO HUNDRED dollars in prizes and guess what? All you have to do is answer the questions in each of the posts! For every comment, you’ll be entered in to win one of the prizes! The more you engage, the more FUN we have and the more TICKETS you get!

We are going to have a 10-minute event, meet us back here on Thursday. We’re going to show you the customer and hostess specials for JUNE and JULY! And you might even get to see a new product and some new patterns out of this sweet deal!

So for your first ticket…

  1. TAG your consultant
  2. And tell us where you’re from

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POST 1:

JUNE SNEAK PEEK! HOSTESS BONUS at $400 LEVEL!!

HOSTESS SPECIAL: When you host a $400 Party, get the Summer Getaway Bundle for $35!

**Summer Getaway Bundle: Getaway Tote, All About the Benjamins, and Cool Cinch Thermal**

CUSTOMER SPECIAL: Spend $35 and get one of these 50% off!

$7.50: Cool Clip Thermal Pouch

$9: Go-To Thermal

$12.50: Going Places Thermal

$15 Around the Clock Thermal

$9: Thermal Tote

$12.50: Lunch Break Thermal

$24: Tote-Ally Thermal

$30: Perfect Party Set

$17.50: Picnic Thermal Tote

$25: Fresh Market Thermal

$14: Cool Cinch Thermal

Also, we are offering a June Special Exclusive! The Tote-Ally Thermal in Starfish Splash and the Picnic Thermal in Fun Flops!

What is YOUR favorite out of the June specials?!

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POST 2:

JULY ONLY! NEW PRODUCTS AND PATTERNS!

Sweet Sprinkles, and the Get the Scoop Bowl Set.

**Sweet Sprinkles is available in the Large Utility Tote, Double Duty Caddy and Oh Snap Bin**

Customer Special: Spend $35, and choose up to TWO of the following items (YES!! TWO!!!):

  1. Mini Zipper Pouch $5
  2. Oh Snap Bin $5
  3. Double Duty Caddy $10
  4. Swap It Pocket $10
  5. Get the Scoop Bowl Set $15

Hostess Special: $35, PLUS a FREE Style Setter**

What are YOU most excited about on the July specials?!

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POST 3:

If you would like to book your OWN June or July Facebook party, click on the graphic for the month you want and TAG YOUR CONSULTANT! She will get you set up with a hostess packet ASAP and guess what…we have TWO chances to earn prizes tonight! You ready to see?!

BOOK YOUR june  Copy of BOOK YOUR july

POST 4:

We’re not done with PRIZES! If you booked your own Facebook or catalog show…we have set prizes in these bags…
If you booked for June or July…you get to PICK A BAG! Tag your consultant with the bag you choose and she will let you know what you won!
I’ll be back in 10 minutes to announce the winners of tonight’s drawing!!
Did you have FUN TONIGHT?!
We can’t wait to party with you soon!!

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I truly hope our team can help some other teams fill their calendars and make some new connections!!

Happy FRIDAY ladies!

Melissa Fietsam

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Free June Customer Group Themed Posts!

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So I want to show everyone exactly how AMAZING the new feature from Cinchshare is, called Collections. So I’m giving away an entire month’s worth of posts EVERY MONTH!

FYI…these posts expire in two weeks! So you better grab them quick!

 

So I’m going to share some posts with YOU.

You can schedule an entire month’s worth of posts for JUNE in your customer groups!

The days are themed for:

  • Monday Giggles

  • Tuesday Engagement Posts

  • Wednesday Quotes

  • Thursday Inspiration

CLICK HERE to join Directly Social and get these links monthly for FREE! I just posted your JUNE customer group posts TODAY!

To sign up for Cinchshare click here: CINCHSHARE (you’ll need to join to get access to those links/posts)

Melissa Fietsam

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Use Woobox to Link Your Facebook Business Page Tabs

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Ever wonder how people set those tabs up on their Facebook Business Page?

Check out this video to see how.

And then you will want to scroll below and see what kind of tabs to use for your business:

How much does it cost?

Woobox is FREE! Holy batman! Right? No kidding, it’s free. Now you can work your business like a boss.

What kind of tabs should you have?

Think about frequently asked questions you are constantly answering in your business:

  • Customer special
  • Information on joining your team
  • Link to your customer group
  • Information on fundraisers
  • Information on hosting
  • Information on joining Hostess of the Month Club
  • Link to your Pinterest
  • Link to your Instagram
  • Link to your Twitter
  • Link to your YouTube channel

There’s SO MUCH you can do with this.

JOIN MY FACEBOOK GROUP FOR MORE TIPS AND TRICKS:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/directlysocial/

And don’t forget you can write NOTES on your Facebook business page and link your tabs to THOSE! You’re going to look like a professional in no time. This will save you TIME, ENERGY, and most of all…your sanity. Everyone always asks me how I do it all…I simply work smarter. I choose to take the time to set up my business in a way that is easy to share. And now you can too!

Tell me what you think! And…GET TO WORK;)

Melissa Fietsam

 

You Are NOT Your Company!

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Is your Facebook timeline actually leading people AWAY from your business?

Everyone repeat after me...

I need everyone to repeat after me…you are NOT your company!

A huge mistake I see from so many fellow direct sellers is that they have their timeline profile linked as “I work at this company” and they link the company they sell for. Let me tell you how this is leading people away from you and how to FIX IT!

Facebook has over 1.91 billion people on it. Make sure you’re leading them to the right place!

Learning how to set up your Facebook Business page and your personal timeline will serve you well in the long run!

You have to be willing to learn new things and work smarter, not harder!

Don’t’ forget to SHARE this with your teams so they can do it too!

And follow me here so you don’t miss a beat!

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Join me on Twitter

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Melissa Fietsam

Free Training from Alice Hinckley on “Nail it in 90”

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Alice is the author of 6 books on Direct Sales and Network Marketing.

Being in the business herself, all while running another successful business, she’s helping women like us create a clear action plan to achieve our goals in 90 days.

If you have a goal but don’t know how to get started, this is where you need to be!

Click here to join FREE TRAINING TOMORROW!

Having goals in your direct sales business really isn’t an option. If you’re not working towards a goal, you’re probably not hitting any!

To have a chance to learn from the best, you can count me in!

Hope to see you there!

Melissa Fietsam

 

4 Types of Posts to Increase Engagement in your Customer Facebook Groups

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Your customer groups on Facebook are an extremely important part of your business.

I’m going to give you 4 ways to increase your engagement with your customers.

Why is this important?

Because this is your tribe. These are your people, your posse. They are in that group because they chose to be. So make it worth their while. You have to create a community for them. Teach them things, make them smile, touch their heart, interact and get to know them. Because people shop with people they know, trust, and love. And you can’t build a community without some effort.

“Nobody comments on anything”

I’m the last person you want to say that to. Because I will be the first to tell you…if your customer group sucks…it’s probably cause you’re doing a sucky job as a consultant. Let’s not sugar coat it.

Either, they’re reciprocating YOUR attitude and effort, or you simply need new people. In every aspect of my business, I create a funnel to get new people into my customer group. Every month, every party, every fundraiser, every newsletter, everything. Always be growing your tribe.

Focusing on increasing engagement in your customer Facebook group will never be a waste of your time and energy.

 

So here’s 4 ways to Increase your engagement in your Facebook customer groups:

#1 Giveaways:

Do a weekly giveaway. Friday FUNday. Now before you cuss me out and tell me you can’t afford to do giveaways every week, hear me out. Five dollars. You can afford $5 a week for a giveaway. You can send a $5 Dunkin Donuts gift card via text or email. You can send a Starbucks giftcard for $5 via text. You can do anything you want.

By doing a weekly giveaway, you have them do something to earn it. It does not always have to be about your business either. And shouldn’t be.

  • Add 5 friends to the group (with their permission. Don’t get me started on adding people to groups without their permission)
  • Join this opportunity event (give them link to your next one)
  • Comment on this question (post an engagement graphic)
  • Anyone who books a party today (post an awesome reason to)

#2 Engagement Questions:

These are simple questions to increase engagement. But you know what the best thing about it is? When they answer, you get to know them. You start creating conversations with your customers and then something crazy starts happening. They start creating relationships with OTHER PEOPLE in your customer group. And then BAM! You’ve got a tribe. A place they want to be. A happy place in a crazy world. And that’s what it’s all about.

Here’s an example of an engagement post. And here’s an entire album of engagement graphics from Cinchshare:

78 FREE ENGAGEMENT GRAPHICS

#3 Cutest Pet Contest

Everybody loves their pets. Some people love them more than their kids…ask my mom…just kidding mom!! Kind of…

Every single time I’ve done a cutest pet contest or a cutest kid contest, I’ve had huge engagement and added tons of people to my group.

Basically, you run this for like 1-2 weeks. They add their picture to your group and the picture with the most “likes” wins. Now the key…is to get them to add their friends to VOTE. And the prize has to be REALLLLLLY GOOD for this one. BIG!

#4 Add a Friend Post

First, don’t EVER EVER EVER add people to your customer group without asking. You do NOT want to be that girl. I run contests all the time and tell them to add 5 people, or 10 people, or person who adds the most people. But I always make sure to tell them to ASK before they add. This will grow your page if you do it consistently. Here’s an example of one of mine. And this is GREAT for your weekly giveaways. Do once a month or every other month. Not too often!

So here’s 4 ideas…let’s brainstorm and let me hear what YOU love doing to get more interaction in your customer groups!

Melissa Fietsam

 

Create a Facebook Poll for your Customer Group

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Want to increase your engagement in your Facebook Customer Group?

Create a Facebook Poll!

Every month, I ask my customer group to help me with some questions for our team’s Facebook script.

Creating a Facebook poll is an easy way to get a quick answer!

What is a Facebook Poll?

A Facebook poll is a posting “option” in your groups. You can ask a question with a series of pre-made answers. They can simply check one of the boxes or even add their own answer to the polling question. It’s pretty neat!

This option is only available in Facebook groups unless you use a third party app. Some of those allow you to create polls on your Facebook timeline and business pages.

How do you create a Facebook Poll?

When you go to create a post, you’ll see this:

You can see an actual poll I posted in my customer group in the graphic above.

What kind of questions can you ask?

  • What’s your favorite fast food restaurant?
  • What is one room in your house that you need to organize?
  • What is your favorite Thirty-One print this season?
  • Here’s our top 10 products, which one is your favorite?
  • If you could be any superhero, who would it be?
  • You can go on vacation today…which location would you choose (list beach, amusement park, cruise, bahamas, etc.)

Product Spotlight:

One thing great to do, would be to ask your customers which product they would like to learn more about. This is a great way to see what THEY want to see.

Training Topic:

What if you asked them what they’d like to learn more about for the next couple of weeks. And then yo did some research and found some really cool stuff on the topics?

The idea is that you can ask ANYTHING! And it’s just a fun new way to interact.

Polls have been around for quite awhile, have you used them yet? What for?

Melissa Fietsam

 

Have you joined the Directly Social Facebook Group?

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Big announcements coming your way!!

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You’re going to want to be a part of our Directly Social Facebook Group!

Social Masterminds…coming your way!!!

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You’re going to see it first!

  • Training for YOU
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  • Increase your BOOKINGS
  • Increase your RECRUITING
  • Increase your SALES
  • Increase your SOCIAL MEDIA presence
  • TIME MANAGEMENT systems to put into place
  • ZOOM WEBINARS just for you
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oh…the places we will go…

YOU READY?! It’s almost time….

Melissa Fietsam,

Your Social Media Mastermind

 

Hostess Coaching Challenges, Get Your Hostess Working!

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My parties were going kinda slow this month, so I decided to try something new.

And guess what? IT WORKED! Because the fact of the matter is, if you’re not working…neither are your hostesses. And I’m totally guilty this month because I’ve been super busy. So what did I do?

Check out this video and then let’s talk about 3 hostess challenges you can do to:

  1. increase sales
  2. increase engagement
  3. increase your hostesses rewards. Happy hostess=happy business

Hostess Challenge #1:

Facebook Live: I have a monthly group for all of my hostesses for that month. I did a quick Facebook Live video and asked them to go live on their Facebook page. I asked them to say 3 things: 1) I’m hosting a 31 party and i want tons of FREE STUFF! 2) The customer special is the large utility tote for $10 and you need one! 3) post below if you’re interested and I can send you the information and get you added to my Facebook party. And if the hostess did…I would give her $5 off her order.

Now, I told her to tag me in the video and I would post her party link and event link for everyone once they started responding. And guess what? THEY DID! #HOLLA

Hostess Challenge #2:

Talk to 20: Today I will be messaging each of my hostesses with a specific “text” to send to 20 people. It will be a reminder of her party, link to shop, link to catalog. Super easy, super simple. Text 20 people this reminder. If she does…and snaps a pic of her messages/texts…I will add another $5 to her order.

Hostess challenge #3:

Last Chance to Order: On the 14th, I will give them a graphic and text to post on their Facebook page and grab some last minute orders. If they tag me…they get $5 off their order.

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Hostess Coaching is one the most important things you can do for your business, and often the most overlooked by consultants.

You can’t expect your hostess to know what to do. Here’s an example for you to think about:

I went to Laser Web with my kids. We all know what to do, right? DUH…pick up the laser gun and whoop your kids tail and make sure they know mom’s still the boss. But…when you go in, they separate you into 2 groups. One group grabs this color, the other group grabs another color. And you’re like…oh…they’re smart.

Then they walk you through the laser tag course and all the rules and most importantly…how to WIN.

We all know how to play laser tag. But if we didn’t get that specific “walk through” and rules of the game…it would not have worked. And more importantly…it wouldn’t have been much FUN.

So think about that. Yeah…our hostesses know how to have a party. But did you give them the tools to be successful and have FUN doing it?

Now, next month, I will be thinking this through thoroughly in order to get the ball rolling on these hostess challenges way in advance and get them possibly: selling a certain # of specials, collecting a certain amount of orders “pre-party”…let’s start brainstorming!

Happy Hostess Coaching ladies!

Melissa Fietsam