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What’s this LinkTree for Instagram all About?

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So there’s a cool new website that allows you to make a “link tree” for your instagram account! It’s actually called Linktree.

My friend Te’Amo Blakely just casually mentioned it last night and I was like HOLY COW! This is awesome!

What is Linktree?

It’s a website that provides you with a unique URL to list in your Instagram profile. When they click on it, they will be led to your linktree site with multiple links available for them to click on! How wicked cool is THAT?!

Want to check out my Linktree?

If you would like to check out my Linktree to see what you can do with yours, click here to follow me: FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM

And simply click the link in my profile to check it out!

How much does it cost?

That’s the best part! It’s FREE! WHOOP WHOOP!

How do you set up Linktree?

1. Go to LINKTREE

2. When you link your Instagram account, you’ll be led to a page like this to “add buttons” and links.

3. Then click on the SETTINGS button and you can choose your color scheme.

It was the easiest thing to do! There’s no tricks or crazy hoops to jump through.

You can even pick the colors for your page:

Way to go Linktree! You know we love to customize everything! And it looks like you’ll be able to personalize that even more soon!

So what links/buttons should you create?

  1. Your facebook business page
  2. Your closed customer group
  3. Your shopping site
  4. Pinterest account
  5. Twitter account
  6. I linked one to a Google Survey
  7. I linked one to a NOTE on my Facebook business page
  8. You could have one link to customer specials each month
  9. Link to your blog
  10. Link to your opportunity event
  11. A specific YouTube video

The possibilities are quite endless! So what do YOU think you could link to? Who’s ready to check out this new tool called Linktree?

I will say that I’m going to continue to watch this. I have been using a Google Survey as my link with lots of information loaded on it, and I really like it. I haven’t decided which one I will stick with.

Melissa Fietsam @directlysocial

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Hostess Coaching Notes on your Facebook Business Page

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I LOVE the NOTES on my Facebook business page!

And I’m going to show you how to create a NOTE for your hostess coaching! This is a tool your hostess can use to share all of her party information. Which of course, has all the information YOU need to share with people.

Below, you’ll get a template to make your OWN NOTE and you’ll see how I share those!

Check this quick video out:

Now, I’m even going to give you a template to get started on your own!

Here is my exact template for my NOTE below:

Everything in BLUE is a link to a certain page on my website or elsewhere.

Becky is hosting a Thirty-One party and we want to show you all the basics so you can see what it’s all about in a SHORT, EASY, & FUN way! So kick your feet up and check out all there is to see!If you need anything at all, contact her consultant:

Melissa Fietsam, Ind. Executive Director at Thirty-One Gifts:513-225-1775: www.buymybags.com: buymybags@hotmail.com

Here’s Becky’s direct Thirty-One Gifts party link to order:

BECKY’S PARTY LINK

You’ll want to check out TWO catalogs! The Spring catalog and the new SUMMER style guide!

SPRING THIRTY-ONE CATALOG

SUMMER THIRTY-ONE CATALOG

April Thirty-One Gifts customer specials are AWESOME!! For every $35 you spend, you get one of THESE two items for just $15!

APRIL CUSTOMER SPECIAL

Join my customer group for weekly giveaways AND a monthly giveaway of over $150 in FREE PRODUCT:

CLICK HERE TO JOIN CUSTOMER GROUP

Here’s some of my personal favorite SUMMER products to check out:

VIEW SUMMER ALBUM

If you’re interested in booking your OWN easy peasy Facebook party, here’s the HOSTESS specials for April:

APRIL HOSTESS REWARDS

And if you’re interested in joining Thirty-One Gifts, you don’t want to miss out on FOUR enrollment kits to choose from! Only in April, we have TWO $50 enrollment kits:

JOIN MY TEAM

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to let us know!Melissa Fietsam, Ind. Executive Director at Thirty-One Gifts:513-225-1775: www.buymybags.com: buymybags@hotmail.com

And don’t forget! You can get these 2 items below for $15 when you spend $35 this month!

Shopping made easy with Melissa Fietsam, Ind. Executive Director at Thirty-One Gifts: www.buymybags.com

So what do you DO with this NOTE?

  1. Share with your hostess: You want to share this with your hostess and let her know she can share it onto her main timeline and shout about her party. She can email the link, she can Facebook message it, text it, whatever she wants! Just copy the URL at the top of the NOTE or simply click the SHARE button ON the NOTE.
  2. You can schedule a post with Cinchshare to go into your actual Facebook party ON YOUR BUSINESS PAGE. This will only work if you do your parties on your business page. Schedule to share the NOTE in the party and then do a giveaway for anyone who shares that note onto THEIR timeline to tell everyone their friend is hosting a party and see if they would like to order!

BAM! You just worked your business like a BOSS!

Have fun creating your NOTES today ladies!

Melissa Fietsam

 

Easy Twitter Tips for your Direct Sales Business

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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!

Twitter Facts:

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!

Melissa Fietsam

Graphics: How to Create Amazing Content

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Have you ever looked at someone else’s graphics and said, “How did they DO that?!”. Or…”Where in the world do they find those cool graphics?”.

Well, I’m no expert, but I get by pretty well. So I want to show you some things I’ve done and some tips and tricks to help you get started!

First, you can’t do ANYTHING worth doing, without investing some time into it. It took a lot of practice and a lot of research. Was it HARD? No. Was it FRUSTRATING at times? Yes. But was it worth it? Heck yeah!

Here’s some graphics I created with a program called Canva. It’s a FREE website where you can create your own graphics. I’m going to give you LINKS to the video tutorials that helped me get started designing great graphics.

And I learned everything from a Cinchshare Facebook post that I’ll share with you below.

Rules of Graphics & Where to Find Them:

So, first…let me throw out some etiquette tips on graphics. NEVER, and I mean NEVER take someone else’s graphic and change the information to your own and use it. The ONLY exception to that is if you have permission from the original creator to do that. This goes for Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, blogs, anything…do not take someone else’s hard work and claim it for your own without permission!

Now…let me send you to a Cinchshare post that talks about WHERE to find great FREE graphics that you can edit for your own business. And you’ll want to follow that page while you’re over there. Cause…those people are smart peeps. And they post a lot of really great stuff you don’t want to miss! Here’s the link to the post that tells you how to find free graphics:

FREE GRAPHICS: https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14494657_1337316782960250_5533310808981908782_n.jpg?oh=815bde544d975b46f6a9e7edbafb6c64&oe=590E1B18

Now How to Get Started Creating & Editing in Canva:

I had NO idea what I was doing in Canva. I was a die hard fan of Picmonkey.com. And I still use Picmonkey on occasion, but if you want amazing, professional, classy photos, I highly suggest Canva.com.

So here are the people at Cinchshare again, making my life easier and teaching me how to reach for the stars! Heili Erika, pretty cool kat, walks you through a series of videos on how to get started on Canva. And…you can actually use Canva INSIDE of your Cinchshare account if you have one.

So check out this playlist on YouTube and do it when you have TIME. This will not be an overnight success. But you will get better and better every single time you create something. I learn something new every single day! And I LOVE IT!! This playlist will get you started and there’s tons more on YouTube. Don’t know how to do something? Search YouTube for the answer. You have zero excuses anymore!!

So here’s to all you creative monsters who have been hiding behind, “I just can’t do that”…now you CAN. There goes Melissa…taking your excuses away AGAIN! #YouAreWelcome 🙂

Canva Tutorials Cinchshare Playlist:

Love ya, Hugs,

Melissa Fietsam

 

Take your Direct Sales Recruiting to a Whole New Level!

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So here’s a really great idea to GROW your team in 2017!

It’s a new way to present the recruiting opportunity to your customers in your Facebook parties, your customer group, your business page, and even your newsletter each month for your customers!

Take a peek at this video that explains everything 100% and also give some examples:

Love and Hugs,

Melissa Fietsam

Don’t Overcomplicate Leadership in Direct Sales

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4 Tips to Uncomplicate Your Leadership Role in Direct Sales

Leadership made easy, direct sales

1. Lead From the Front:

You cannot expect your team to do things YOU are not doing. So lead from the front! Set goals in your own business and SHOW your team what you’re doing! You should be posting a minimum of TWO times a day in your team page. What kinds of things?

  1. Company updates
  2. Company incentives
  3. Resources
  4. Trainings
  5. And what YOU are doing

It’s really quite easy to lead from the front when you are actually working everyday. Making hostess packets? Post a picture on your team page! Just had a recruiting conversation? Snap a pic and post it to your team. Give them the WORDS. And show them you’re getting results because you’re working.

2. Trainings Don’t Have to be Hard:

In fact, they don’t have to be from YOU at all! Do you know how many trainings are already out there? You don’t have to come up with the trainings, it’s simply your job to make sure they have access to them!

Find people who inspire you. Follow them on Facebook and their blog. Google! It’s your best friend!

And here’s a couple of sites that have trainings and tips already laid out for you to SHARE with your team!

Cinchshare: Go to the events tab link here and you can find dozens of trainings on any topic you can think of. And those events can be shared, and your team can go back through all of that great information at ANY TIME! And you know what? They hold WEEKLY live Facebook trainings from experts in the field. So you can invite your team to a new training every single week! When I realized this, it was a huge relief to me. I don’t have to come up with all that on my own!

Cinchshare EVENTS TAB: https://www.facebook.com/pg/CinchShare/events/?ref=page_internal

Cinch Socials: This is a Facebook page with nothing but direct sales tips. Go over and LIKE and FOLLOW the page and you can share a tip daily in your team page. EASY PEEZY!

Cinch Socials Page: https://www.facebook.com/CinchSocials/

3. Keep it Positive and Set the Pace:

Set the TONE for your team. Don’t know where to start?

Use the description on your team page to set the expectation for the team. A place to encourage and lift eachother up. To share ideas and celebrate our team members. Do they KNOW what you want? Have you ever told them your vision for your team? It’s kind of important.

Then set the rules. Monthly, I post the same post. It talks about the rules of the page. No complaining, no selling, and be nice. That’s the gist of it. But it’s long and detailed and I give them instructions on how to word their feelings if they are frustrated. And the chain of contact to actually vent those frustrations and get results, privately, in a message to their upline. They don’t know if you don’t TELL them.

And third, you better STICK TO IT. No excuses. Delete any posts that violate this and send a personal and thoughtful message with a positive tone, to anyone who goes against that. You might get some resistance at first, but after that, you will have the positive, working environment you crave. And your team members will be happy you did it! There is NO place for negativity on a team page.

4. Schedule Your Time:

Time blocking is essential to leadership…and your business truthfully. Consistency is the key to leadership. Simply showing up no matter what.

You should have at LEAST 20 minutes a day to work on your personal business and 20 minutes a day to work on your team.

TEAM:

Monday: contact all new consultants who have joined in the last week, or even the last few months. Send out new consultant letters/email/packets

Tuesday: Training. Share some kind of training, remember, doesn’t have to be yours!

Wednesday: Celebrate earners, promotions, new consultant goals/programs, company incentives, whatever it may be

Thursday: connect with your upcoming leaders. Doesn’t mean they have to have a title. Some of my best leaders don’t have a title yet to prove it. CONNECT

Friday: Plan of action. Give them something to DO. And the steps to do it. Let’s all make these hostess packets. Let’s all connect with 5 past hostesses this weekend.

See…it doesn’t have to be hard. We’re not all born leaders. I know I wasn’t. I had to work hard at figuring all this out. And work harder to realize that…I was making it too complicated. It’s not. So don’t make it be!

Much love and hugs!

Melissa Fietsam

 

 

Create Original Graphics with Word Swag App

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It is so important to create your own original content. And Word Swag is an app that helps you do that!

Check out this tutorial I made for you:

Something I like to do:

I go to Pinterest:

type certain words in the search bar: courage quotes, strength quotes, funny mom quotes. And when I find one I like, I create my own graphic for it in Word Swag. Then schedule them all in Cincshare.com to post one quote daily at 9am.

I go to Instagram:

You can actually search hashtags, did you know that? So I’ll go search for: #Business #success #bosslady. Certain key words and browse through the quotes to find one I like and then recreate my own.

I go to Twitter:

You can do the same thing as Instagram

I go to Facebook:

You can do the same as Instagram and Twitter

Now you can go make your own awesome graphics!

Have a blessed Saturday!

Melissa Fietsam

New Way to Facebook Party in 2017

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I’m mixing it up for 2017!

I will be hosting my Facebook parties on my Facebook Business Page for my customers from now on. And only hosting 2 a month. Check this out:

Why host it on your Business page:

Because it is public. And that means it is searchable content.

Connections:

You’re automatically sending people to your public page by hosting your events from there

Time Management:

By only hosting 2 events, you’re saving yourself time:

-you only have one event to keep up

-you can easily check daily for comments and answer quickly

-if you have to add something randomly, you’re only dealing with one event to add to

Access Past Events:

When something new pops up, even 3 months later…you have fewer events to go back to and post an update: a new kit, a sale, whatever it may be.

Comfort in Numbers:

People who were afraid to host because “no one would show up” may feel more comfortable hosting as a “co-host”

Increased Interaction:

Ever have a party with NO interaction? It’s deflating. By hosting them together on one event, you’re increasing interaction, notifications, and participation in posts.

Facebook Opportunity Events:

Don’t forget to post a link in there to your opportunity events you created on your Facebook business page too. #WorkSmarterNotHarder

 

I’m ready to take 2017 to a WHOLE NEW LEVEL. How about you?

Nothing but Love,

Melissa Fietsam

 

How to Talk to Strangers About Your Direct Sales Business

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I have some tips and tricks I would love to share with you about talking to strangers in your direct sales business! It doesn’t have to be hard, I promise!

**Don’t forget to share this with your friends and subscribe to my blog so you never miss a beat!

Check out this Facebook Live explaining:

And when it comes to setting goals in 2017…you have to be willing to assess LAST YEAR to know how to BEAT YOUR BEST!

Here’s your free printable:

https://1drv.ms/b/s!AkYgT2PVhSEHi2hGut-x1ycB2T5j

Melissa Fietsam,

Empowering women today! Are you?!

Making Some Changes in my Direct Sales World This Year!

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So I’m implementing some major changes in my business this year!

This blog will now be geared towards ALL direct sales and nothing company specific will be posted.

My gift is SHARING and we’re gonna do it up BIG in 2017! Loud and PROUD!

I read this book and YOU need to read it too! Click on the picture below and it’ll take you to the link to buy!

You can also check out her website here: http://www.jensincero.com/

Thirty-One Gifts, I'm a badass

Seriously the BEST  book to read to get into the right mindset for 2017 and your Direct Sales business!

I am going to share a few pages you can find me on, as we’re shutting down the Big Pink Playground that I shared all my ideas on. I want to give you the places you can find me, so you don’t feel abandoned:)

1. Social Cinch Club: free direct sales trainings from the experts in our field:

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

 

2. Cinch Socials: Tuesday LIVE tips and free training:

https://www.facebook.com/CinchSocials/?fref=ts

 

3. DS Synergy: Facebook page with ALL direct sales consultants to share ideas:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/DS.Synergy/

 

Now let’s rock 2017!! My goal is to help YOU rock your business this year!! I cannot WAIT to share all the exciting things in my corner!!!

 

 

With love,

Melissa Fietsam