Create a Party with a Purpose

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February is the month of LOVE and paying it forward.

Why not create a wave of PARTY WITH A PURPOSE through Direct Sales companies?

Party

So what’s a PARTY WITH A PURPOSE?

You simply donate 10% of your sales to your hostesses choice of a local non profit organization in HER TOWN.

  1. Create a party for her
  2. Send her a regular hostess packet
  3. Tell her to pick an organization in her community to donate to
  4. Party as usual
  5. Then when you get paid, donate 10% of her total party sales to her organization

Want more tips and tricks like this? Join our FREE Facebook group: CLICK HERE TO JOIN

Tips & Tricks

Create a Facebook event on your Facebook business page:

Create a public event on your BUSINESS page so she can share the party and information (and some posts) from the event on her personal timeline.

Make sure you write a post about the organization and TAG the organization on Facebook…now all their peeps see it too.

Donation Time:

If you can make the doanation in person…DO IT. Because you can post a picture and tag the organization again.

Customer Group:

Present this in your customer group by posting a graphic saying…if you could donate to any local non profit, which one would it be? Now message each one with the opportunity to host a “party with a purpose” for them.

Personal Timeline:

Post a graphic on your PERSONAL timeline…asking the same question…

If you could donate to any LOCAL non profit organization, what would it be?

Then message all of them with the opportunity.

Giving Back

Direct Sales consultants have a unique opportunity to make an impact in their local communities. Let’s kick it up a notch in February and:

  • Meet some new hostesses
  • Meet some new customers
  • Make a positive impact in our communities
  • And INCREASE OUR BUSINESS IN A POSITIVE WAY in 2018!

What types of places can they donate to?

  • animal shelters
  • domestic violence shelters
  • women’s shelters
  • homeless shelters
  • food banks
  • youth groups or ministries
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • hats, shoes, winter coats for kids
  • Dress for Success

With love,

Melissa Fietsam @Directly Social

Power Hour Business Binder for Direct Sales Consultants

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Power Hour Business binder for your direct sales business!

This binder is for ALL companies & all direct sales consultants.

Are you ready to take control of your business in 2018?

Order your business binder today and finally get a SYSTEM to work your business in 20 minutes a day:

  • Track Past Hostesses
  • Track current monthly hostesses
  • Track hostess coaching steps
  • Track new consultants who join your team
  • Track your fiscal year sales, parties, and recruits
  • 20 minutes of booking: and tons of ideas to jump start you!
  • 20 minutes of recruiting: and tons of ideas to jump start you!
  • 20 minutes of customer care: and tons of ideas to jump start you!
  • 20 minutes of hostess coaching: and tons of ideas to jump start you!
  • 20 minutes of social media: and tons of ideas to jump start you!
  • …and so much more!

Training Videos:

When you purchase these printables, you’ll be getting three training videos to teach you how to build your binder, use every sheet effectively, and ROCK YOUR BUSINESS in 2018!

STEP 1:

Order your binder by clicking the button below. For $40, you get all 15 printable PDFs and 3 training videos with tons of tricks and tips to help you rock it!

STEP 2:

Click the JOIN button below to join your training and support group and get access to your files:

Melissa Fietsam

@DirectlySocial

Get Control of your Email!

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As we go into the New Year, one thing you should do is get control of your email.

Having an inbox full of messages, read or unread, is a time sucker. It not only wastes time, but it can also:

  1. decrease productivity
  2. cause you to miss important messages
  3. cause stress and anxiety
  4. waste time searching for important messages
  5. decrease your customer service (because you’re simply not staying on top of it)
  6. decrease bookings (oh, didn’t see that someone wanted to book a party)

…and so much more.

So what can you do about it?

  1. Set aside one hour a day until you have gone through every single message and either deleted it or put it into a folder. CLEAR YOUR INBOX.
  2. Start unsubscribing to every single email from stores, newsletters, and other unnecessary emails you get that you’ve been subscribed to all year long. Don’t just DELETE them, UNSUBSCRIBE so you stop getting an abundance of those on a daily/weekly basis.
  3. There’s also a site called Unroll Me (click here: https://unroll.me/ ). This site will link to your email and allow you to mass unsubscribe from everything you’re subscribed to.

So who’s with me?

Let’s get organized! More New Year’s tips coming your way soon!

Want more tips? Join us over on Directly Social. CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/groups/directlysocial/

Melissa Fietsam @DirectlySocial

Recruiting like a BOSS! New Training!

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Ready to increase your recruiting for the new year?

 

If you’re a consultant and looking to increase your recruiting efforts…this is for you!

This is an hour long training that will walk you through a system with over 30 ideas to increase your recruiting efforts in your direct sales business. No one is born a recruiting magnet, you LEARN how to share the opportunity. This training will teach you that. My own personal recruiting success has taken me all the way to #1 spot in my own Direct Sales company for recruiting, and I’m ready to share all that information with YOU! DON’T FORGET TO SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS!

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

-how to set up a recruiting system for success
-how to integrate your recruiting efforts into every aspect of your business
-how to increase recruiting with hostesses
-how to increase recruiting with Facebook parties
-how to increase recruiting in your customer groups
-and much more!

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
$25

STEP 1:

CLICK HERE TO PAY:

STEP 2:

Request to join this group: CLICK HERE AFTER YOUR PAYMENT

 

Melissa Fietsam with Directly Social

 

 

January Booking Ideas for Direct Sales Consultants

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January Booking Ideas to keep your calendar full!

We’re doing a training in our Elite group right now of 25 ideas to book your January solid. But I wanted to share a little piece of that training with all of you!

We all know January is the dreaded “J” month, but it doesn’t have to be! See the 5 ideas below to get you started on booking your January like a BOSS!

If you would like to learn more about the Elite group and get the full training:

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ELITE CLUB

We also just released a FREE PRINTABLE in our FREE Facebook group to help plan your January.

To get access to that FREE PRINTABLE…

STEP 1:

JOIN DIRECTLY SOCIAL
DIRECTLY SOCIAL LINK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/directlysocial/

STEP 2:
Click on this link to get your free printable once you’re added to the group!
FREE PRINTABLE LINK: goo.gl/oh58jN

IDEA #1:

Host an ORGANIZING PARTY:

IDEA #2:

BATTLE OF THE HOSTESSES

Basically, create a competition between hostesses. Set the goal SMALL. Here’s an example post:

I’m looking for FIVE ladies to join a special event called BATTLE OF THE HOSTESSES!

  1. Earn FREE and HALF PRICE items
  2. Have a TON of FUN
  3. And have a friendly competition with the other hosts!
  4. Whoever wins…gets the GRAND PRIZE
  5. But everyone gets FREE and HALF PRICE items!

Post “ME!” below if you would love some more details!

IDEA #3

HOSTESS APPRECIATION EVENT

Watch this quick video and tell me what YOU think you could create within this party?

What will you need to prep?

What can you do within the event?

How can you follow up AFTER the event?

Let’s KNOCK OUT some ideas…see what I did there?! TEEHEE

IDEA #4:

Host an ONLINE AUCTION:

What’s an online auction you say?

You take all the product you have lying around and sell it at a discounted price, and use it to enter one big order yourself. You get rid of old product and you buy current product.

Do you have a new catalog coming out? What product is in that catalog that won’t be returning in the NEW catalog? SELL IT!

Do you have product that you’ve gotten as incentives and discounted customer specials? SELL IT!

How do you sell it?

Take individual pictures of each product, tell your customers you’re posting the album at a certain date and time. Start the bidding at $2. Tell them they can only bid in $2 increments. And they can’t go over the retail value of the product.

How does this help you?

You turn around and buy product to help your business. Things you can model, do videos on, and product that WILL be in the new catalog.

Can you BOOK parties from this too?

I’m SO GLAD YOU ASKED! YES! Cause when someone wins a product, you say… “Okay Sally! You won! It’s $25 or…you can host an online party in January and get it for FREE if you hit $200 in sales!” What do you think?!” Show them the customer specials and let them chew on that for a second.

And you say…but I’m giving it away for FREE?! But…you aren’t using it, it’s not making you any money, it’s not getting you a booking…so it’s essentially worthless sitting in your closet. USE IT!

IDEA #5:

HOST A PROBLEM PARTY

This is so much fun! Check out this video and then post the answers to the questions in the video below!

It’s crucial to your business to be planning ahead. There’s so much happening at any given time, that you will miss things if they’re not written down and planned out!

Happy Planning ladies!

Melissa Fietsam

#DirectlySocial

New Facebook Group Photo Size

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Facebook has done it again! They changed the group photo size.

Here’s your new custom dimensions:

What happens to your photo when you upload it?

This is to help show you what will happen with your group photos now with the changes. In case I haven’t given you enough of a headache today!
Outside the red box will show on mobile but not desktop.
Inside the box, is what will show on desktop.

And if you’d like to know how to create custom dimensions…here’s a quick “how to” video for Canva. This will allow you to create those dimensions so you can have the perfect sized banner for your groups!

So I’ve been playing with the Facebook group banner size, and getting frustrated like many of you! So I went straight to the source.
Here’s the explanation from Facebook on why they changed the banner size. And why it’s different for everyone too.

The recommended size via Facebook is 1640×856.

However, you need to keep your graphic centered. Because the reason they changed it, was so that the graphic specs would be the same across all platforms…mobile devices, tablets, computers, etc. So when you upload the graphic, it tries to “auto adjust” to fit all platforms. Thus, the headache. 


So…go drink a beer, a glass of wine…and tilt your head sideways and maybe it’ll look right! JUST KIDDING! 


Just have to keep playing with it until it fits right on the computer screen. Good thing is…once it does, it will look great from any device 🙂
Hope that helps a lil.

Melissa Fietsam

#DirectlySocial

Entire Month of Engagement Posts for December!

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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!

CLICK HERE to join Directly Social…

and get these links every month for FREE! I just posted your December customer group posts!

All you have to do is have a Cinchshare account and you will have access to this entire month’s worth of posts!

If you don’t know what CINCHSHARE is, check it out here: LEARN ABOUT CINCHSHARE

 

December

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

The days are themed for:

  • Monday Funnies
  • Tuesday Engagement Posts
  • Wednesday Inspiration
  • Thursday Holiday Crafts and fun
  • Friday: FREE DAY! You should be posting a product spotlight on something you have. Take a personal video (3 minutes or less) or photo and show how YOU use something you sell

CLICK HERE to join Directly Social…

and get these links every month for FREE!

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

Melissa Fietsam

Entire Month’s Worth of FREE Engagement Posts for November!

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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!

CLICK HERE to join Directly Social…

and get these links every month for FREE! I just posted your November customer group posts TODAY!

All you have to do is have a Cinchshare account and you will have access to this entire month’s worth of posts!

If you don’t know what CINCHSHARE is, check it out here: LEARN ABOUT CINCHSHARE

 

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

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

The days are themed for:

  • Monday Holiday Posts
  • Tuesday Engagement Posts
  • Wednesday Mix of Inspiration and Funnies
  • Thursday Quotes
  • Friday: FREE DAY! You should be posting a product spotlight on something you have. Take a personal video (3 minutes or less) or photo and show how YOU use something you sell

CLICK HERE to join Directly Social…

and get these links every month for FREE! I just posted your November 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

Theme Party Ideas for your November Direct Sales Parties

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Want a TON of November theme party ideas?

How about some free Facebook party BANNERS?!

I have a pretty awesome group of friends over on Directly Social, and they came up with all of these theme ideas for your month of November! You can use these as themes AND posts within your parties!

And if you want some FREE Facebook Party Banners,

join us on DIRECTLY SOCIAL ON FACEBOOK

Here’s some ideas they came up with for November to inspire you a little:

Thankful November

Football

Thanksgiving

Turkey

Bonfires

Changing leaves

Coffee

Holiday Shopping

Sweaters and hoodies

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Spice & everything nice

Thanksgiving Crafts with kids

No Shave November

Black Friday

Apple Pie

Hunting Season-single wife

Veteran’s Day

Traveling for Thanksgiving

Macy’s Day Parade

Small Business Saturday

Fall

Thanksgiving foods: green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, turkey, rolls, pumpkin pie

Blessings

Canned Food drives

Family Gatherings

American Diabetes month

Putting up Christmas Tree after Thanksgiving

Hot drinks, hot chocolate, cinammon

Harvest time

Christmas decorations after Thanksgiving

Warm blankets and cozy sweaters

Remembrance Day

Baking cookies and food

What type of party can you use a theme for?

ANYTHING! Whether you’re doing home shows, online parties, fundraisers, BINGO nights, or even straight retail orders…it doesn’t matter. The problem is everything is BORING! Same old stuff on a different day. Using a theme can help pique some interest and attract new customers as well as engage your current customer base.

Don’t forget to join our Facebook group!

Click here to join DIRECTLY SOCIAL

So how do you use a theme?

So, think about it as if you’re planning an actual party. You plan:

  • Plates/cups
  • Decorations
  • Music
  • Food
  • Trinkets
  • Invitations

You would do the same thing for a home show with a theme.

So what can you do for an online party theme?

  • Graphics
  • Share recipes (everyone loves a good recipe)
  • Facebook banner
  • Invitations
  • Games (centered around a theme)
  • Fun Facts (about your theme)

See where this is going? Train your brain to think differently. Everything you do for a home show, can be done for an online party. ESPECIALLY with Facebook Live now.

Happy (almost) November everyone!

Melissa Fietsam

 

Halloween Coloring Contest for Some Fun Marketing!

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How about a Halloween coloring contest to show some love in your customer groups!

Check out what you can do in your customer groups and I’ll post links to the coloring pages in this post when I’m done! You can find the printables below so you can do the same thing!

Want more ideas? JOIN DIRECTLY SOCIAL ON FACEBOOK:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/directlysocial/

Here is the link to the ADULT coloring sheet:
https://1drv.ms/b/s!AkYgT2PVhSEHjh079cQFix6pF8hu

Here is the link to the KIDS coloring sheet:
https://1drv.ms/b/s!AkYgT2PVhSEHjhyC9sV_PSGxYD-b

Melissa Fietsam

@DirectlySocial