Recently I started to do a weekly theme in my customer group.
So I’m going to walk you through what i do!
Why have a weekly theme?
Because #1, you shouldn’t be selling all the time in your customer group. In fact, I rarely post selling things in my customer group at all anymore. If people are in your group, THEY KNOW YOU SELL YOUR PRODUCT! A group is a place where people meet that have common interests. And a group is a place to get to know your customers on a more intimate level. So STOP selling to them all the time in there!
If you have a selling post, post it onto your Facebook business page and then share it into your customer group. That’s what business pages are for, selling!
Let’s break down my theme days:
Monday: All week/month long, save funny stuff you see on Facebook or Instagram. Like fall out of your chair funny. And then go into Cinchshare and schedule those for Mondays for the whole month! We’re talking 4 Mondays a month, typically-do not message me and tell me some months have 5 Mondays or my D personality will roar LOL!
Tuesday: post an engagement post in your customer group. This is the best way to increase interaction and get to know your customers! Women are compelled to give their opinion!! If you ever want mine, just ask! 😉 And here’s an album from Cinchshare to help you get started if you need some engagement posts: CINCHSHARE ALBUM
Wednesday: This is where I create Pinterest boards and inform them of the holidays. So the first Wednesday I tell them about the holidays coming up for the next month and a half. So right now they know April Fool’s Day, Easter, and Mother’s Day. Simply keeping them informed. Then I make Pinterest boards and post around those themes. So I’ll have a practical jokes for your family board on Pinterest. I’ll have a Mother’s Day Gift Ideas and/or crafts board, and an Easter crafts and maybe ideas for toys for Easter basket. Things like that! Connecting them to my Pinterest and spending time with them there. And being USEFUL! Here’s an example of a Pinterest board of mine for April Fool’s Day Pranks: Melissa’s Board
Thursday: So I use this day for inspirational things and Life Hack type things. Kid President and Ted Talks are great ones. Think “woman on fire”, get them motivated
Friday: this is where I take a product of mine and do a Friday Product Spotlight. Make sure you’re not selling. You’re teaching them why they need this in their life. Take a product you have, take a great photo, watermark it, and then share it with a link to the exact product if they’re interested in learning more. I also do a weekly giveaway. I give them a task and anyone who does that gets entered in to win. For instance, today it will be, share this group with one person you know that would love to join. Ask them if it’s ok to add them and then post done below when you get them added! They also participated in a booking for next month this week. So those who booked also got a ticket for today’s drawing.
Saturday and Sunday I try and do personal photos of me and my family. Letting them get to know me as a person.
So there you have it! Create some interaction, learning, and FUN in your customer groups on Facebook.
How do you keep up?
The first week of the month, I go into Cinchshare and schedule all Mondays…on the first Monday. We’re talking 4 Mondays for the month. Takes me less than 5 minutes to schedule the whole month. On Tuesday, I’ll go in and schedule all Tuesdays for that month. And so on…
So it takes me 5 minutes a day to schedule all these in the first week of every month. BAM! Done!
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So many people sign up for Direct Sales with the assumption that they won’t really have to work.
If you’re in this for a hobby, that is an absolute truth: you really don’t have to work at it.
If you’re in this to make an income or achieve a financial goal: you couldn’t be farther from the truth.
You can’t expect to make a substantial difference in your finances if you’re not willing to put in the work to get it.
Using Power Hours can help you run your business in 20 minutes a day.
If you’re not willing to work 20 focused minutes a week, in certain areas of your business, then quite frankly-you don’t DESERVE that paycheck you’re complaining about NOT GETTING!
People ask me ALL THE TIME…how do you do it. I’m sorry to inform you, there is no secret. It’s hard work. That’s it.
Tried and true, get up and get to work every single day. The RENT IS DUE EVERY SINGLE DAY. You want to make money in this business, PUT IN THE WORK. People seem to want the benefits without the commitment. You can’t have one or the other. You get exactly what you put into this business. Plain and simple. I don’t do magic tricks. I don’t do anything YOU can’t do. I don’t skate by on my good looks and charm, trust me, I live 90% of my life covered in babies bodily fluids and food. You just have to get to work.
WHEN YOU WANT SUCCESS AS BAD AS YOU WANT TO BREATHE, YOU’LL BE AS SUCCESSFUL AS YOU WANT TO BE.
Take 20 minutes a day. Dedicate 20 minutes to ONE of 5 focused tasks per day.
- Customer Service
- Hostess Coaching
Spend 20 minutes working on booking parties. Whether these are Facebook parties or home shows, you still have to ASK. Spend this 20 minutes:
~personally reaching out to people
~creating a game or graphic to book
~do a FB live talking about the hostess special
~contact PAST hostesses from the previous years
~make hostess packets and post a picture on social media-and make them COOL so everyone wants one!
There’s a million things you could do.
Tuesday Customer Service:
Spend 20 minutes creating a buzz.
~send a thank you email to anyone who has ordered in the last week
~contact each person who ordered the previous month and make sure they’re happy with their product (and have you seen the new specials?)
~contact anyone who has open orders and make sure they knew about the customer specials if they didn’t order one
~go comment on all your open parties and start some conversations with the guests
~scroll through Facebook and actually interact with your customers on THEIR pages
~touch base with all your new consultants within the last 3 months
~reach out to any potential consultants
~don’t have any potential consultants? create an opportunity event and GET ONE!
~put some pins on Pinterest about joining
~create a youtube video or FB live about joining…then share into all your FB parties!
This is all social media to me. Sharing my love of my product on all the different social media sites. And because I love it, this isn’t even work. This is my play time!
~schedule some tweets in Cinchshare
~pin some things from your Cinchshare history onto Pinterest
~schedule some Instagram posts onto Twitter/FB business page
~go post your social media links in all your parties
~create a contest on a social media channel and direct all your customers to it
~create a newsletter to email your customers
Friday Hostess Coaching:
Spend 20 minutes contacting every hostess.
~ask them if they need any extra order forms or catalogs
~tell them what their total is for online orders so far
~give them a task to do that day: post this, tag 3 friends on some posts in your party, or text this to 3 people today
~tell them how much farther they are from the next level and TELL THEM HOW TO GET THERE!
This is just a small breakdown of a HUGE list you should already have! 20 minutes a day. If I can do it, YOU can do it!
Do you LOVE Direct Sales and Social Media?
This is the group for you!
We have officially launched the Directly Social Facebook group and are kicking it off with a FREE ZOOM WEBINAR tonight at 9pm! This webinar will be on how to use Canva to create your own original graphics. I will be creating 5 engagement posts for our group every month. And I’ll walk you through how I do that!
And I’m going to show you:
- Where I find those free graphics to use
- How I edit them in canva
- Some tips and tricks in Canva
Another Facebook Group…I know, I know! But guess what?! I’m going to teach you all the tips and tricks on social media to make your business SOAR in 2017!
- Weekly Facebook Live tips
- Tips on Instagram
- Tips on Twitter
- Tips on Cinchshare
- Tips on Pinterest
- Tips on YouTube
- Tips on your Facebook Business Page
- Tips on your VIP Facebook Customer Group
- Tips on increasing sales, recruits, and bookings in your business
- AND SO MUCH MORE!!
So head on over to Directly Social on Facebook and join the group today! Just click the link below!
Easy and FREE. Two of my favorite words!
I’m going to show you how to create a professional video for your business, right from your Facebook business page!
Creating original content is simply a requirement if you’re running your own business. And Facebook has so many amazing tools to help you do that.
Once you make this video, you can download it and SHARE it to all your social media platforms:
- Facebook Customer Group
- Your Facebook party scripts
- and so much more!
Learn how to make your own awesome video in less 5 minutes!
Happy video making! Post a link to YOUR video below!
And don’t forget to follow me on Facebook: Directly Social
Easy Twitter Tips for your Direct Sales Business
I know that the mere thought of Twitter makes some people twitch. I got it. It’s a platform that many don’t know very well and that scares you! But I can honestly say it’s one of the EASIEST social media platforms out there. And I want to show you how you can be ON there in 5 minutes a week!
Here’s the facts: Twitter has 319 million monthly active users. Can you really afford to NOT be on it? I’m going to be brutally honest and tell you Twitter is not my favorite place to be. But with 319 million people actively using it every month, I’m smart enough to know I want my business included in those statistics. You have to at least have the bare minimum to make sure YOUR business is represented to those masses.
So let’s break it down:
I have made it my job to have at least ONE tweet a day on Twitter. And I’ve made it SO easy for you to duplicate what I’ve done with TWO 2 minute videos below. I’m going to show you how to increase your recruiting AND promote your Instagram account while you’re at it!
Why do you NEED to be on Twitter:
Well, here’s how I see it. Besides the masses of people on there everyday, the younger generation is HUGE on Twitter. So let’s say I meet a 20 something year old and I’m telling her about my business. She says, “Oh! Are you on Twitter?”
You say NO: You’ve just lost her. She knows that you are not her people. You were just straight kicked out of her tribe. Because that’s where she “lives”
You say YES: knowing you hate the platform, but you followed Melissa’s advice and take 5 minutes a week to follow these easy steps, you said YES! And now you have the young pup’s full attention and respect.
Now, I say this lightly. There are many “older folks” who LOVE Twitter. With 319 million active users, I’d say quite a few love it. And while I don’t LOVE it, you’d better believe I’m on it, just to say I AM.
So I’ve made it SO EASY for you:
Check out these two QUICK videos I’ve made for you to show you how you can use Cinchshare to schedule 3 weeks worth of tweets in like 5 minutes. Not even kidding. So easy you will have NO EXCUSE to not be on Twitter! You’ll be like…yeah, I’m cool, I’m hip, I’m on Twitter too 😉
Increase your RECRUITING and be on Twitter (2 min video):
Increase your Twitter game AND promote your Instagram page:
Now…go get your Twitter on!
Follow me at: https://twitter.com/melissafietsam
And post your Twitter link below so I can follow YOU!