NEW! Facebook Music Library for Videos

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You all know how much I love creating videos. For me, making a video is so much better than just typing out a post. You can see my face, hear my voice, see my body language, just like a real conversation.

So I just went in to edit a recent Facebook video I madeand WHAAAAAAT? There seems to be a new feature where you have an entire system of music tracks to add to your videos in Facebook AND Instagram. This new feature is called “Sound Collections”.

Once you agree to terms and policies, you’ll be added to this amazing library of music where you can filter by mood, genre, sounds, music, instrumental only…a complete library. It is INSANEly awesome!

I’m waiting for Facebook to take over video editing entirely. YouTube dropped it’s video editing and is working on rebuilding that, but this has left a HUGE area of gain for Facebook. Looks like they’re jumping right on that train!

This feature is, most likely, like every other feature where you will see it rolled out in waves. So don’t worry if you don’t see it yet…it’s COMING;)

Crazy cool! What do you think?





25 Free Engagement Posts

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Best thing about engagement posts…is getting people ENGAGED!

Here’s 25 FREE engagement posts for you below!

These are some fun posts for your pages that will:

  1. increase interaction
  2. help you get to know your customers
  3. help you initiate conversations
  4. and help bring some entertainment to your groups/pages

Want more tips and tricks for your social media?

Join our FREE Facebook group for Direct Sales and marketing tips:


Remember the key to engagement posts:

You have to ENGAGE yourself! See what your customers answers are and interact. Laugh with them. Be a human being instead of trying to sell to them constantly! If you read between the lines, you can really get to know your customers with some of these posts. And then your customers, well they actually get to know each other too. They will start finding people in your group with similar interests, maybe they were from the same hometown, maybe they owned the same “first car”. Whatever it is, it’s about creating an environment and a community where people actually like to come and interact and smile once a in awhile.

So try scheduling these posts a couple times a week and see what happens!

Melissa Fietsam



Facebook Etiquette for Direct Sales Consultants

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There’s a few things that really razz me on Facebook.

And I’m generally the most easy-going person you’ll meet. I’m actually kind of shy unless I know you. And I’m intimidated by large crowds…but that’s a whole other therapy session. But when someone does one of these “do NOT do’s” to me…the redhead hillbilly comes out. Like Hulk. It’s ugly.


What I want to talk to you about today, is Facebook Etiquette (and all social media for that matter)! WHY? Because I want you to NOT do it! So here are some Do’s and Don’ts that you should really consider while conducting business on Facebook:

Your Customer Business Page:

I have a Direct Sales business. I share SO MUCH freely with the world for you to use. But my business page for my Direct Sales business is OFF LIMITS. There is NO EXCUSE for any “like consultant” to be on that page. Other than to lurk and steal stuff.

Because that’s what you’re doing. By taking things off someone’s business page without their consent, you are STEALING. What they post…their words and their graphics are THEIR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. You do not have the right to go on their page and take stuff.


1. Do not post on someone’s business page, can I steal this? You just turned a genuine post into an icky feeling sales post. STOP IT!

2. Do not take someone graphics off their customer business page. It’s not yours. You didn’t spend an hour creating it, DON’T TAKE IT.

3. Do not take someone’s post and copy and paste it and use it on your page WITHOUT THEIR PERMISSION. If you are doing this, you’re probably not doing very well in your business. Because you are not being AUTHENTIC, you are essentially stealing, and your customers can probably smell you a mile away!

4. Do not join someone’s events on their customer business page and steal all their posts or scripts. IT IS THEFT! YOU…take the time away from your family, your business, your work and DO IT YOURSELF!

Your personal Facebook timeline:

This is a page for your family and friends. Period. 


1. Post something on someone’s timeline that is a business question:

Why?: because your personal timeline is not for business. It is for you to make connections with your family, your customers, and your friends. You have to have a personal boundary in this world. You can private message someone a question about something you saw on their timeline, but do not talk business on someone’s timeline.

2. Do not send someone a private message and then post on their timeline “Hey, I sent you a message, you must have missed it”.

WHY?: Because I can assure you they saw it, but didn’t have time to answer it…and it will TICK THEM OFF. Smart people…turn off Facebook notifications when they’re focused and working on something. So they are not distracted. I actually have a scheduled time to go through and answer messages that are business related. You should too:)

My personal messaging rules:

***If you are not on my team, you are not a friend, a family member, or a customer, your question will be answered when all of MY work is done. That could be 20 minutes, or that could be 2 weeks. I cannot interrupt my own work, to help someone else’s work. That’s why I schedule the time accordingly. This is my time, then when I’m done (and if I have time) it is their time.

3. Do not comment on a post that is on someone’s personal timeline and say “I’m stealing this”, “where did you buy those from”, “I tried that and it didn’t work”, “can i borrow this?”, or ANY OTHER business question. 

WHY?: Because we realize YOU see them as a person to learn from and someone to get good ideas from, but you are on their PERSONAL PAGE. You are taking PERSONAL posts to their friends/family/customers and staining it with business. It’s like you just put Facebook PORN on their page! That’s how much it makes me cringe.


It is extremely unprofessional. Now, feel free to privately message people…but posting business on their page is not acceptable business etiquette.

What you CAN you do on someone’s personal Facebook timeline:

1. Post a thank you for helping you with something. 

WHY? Because that’s personal.

2. Post a congratulations on something they have accomplished.

WHY? Again, that is a personal thing, and that’s wonderful.

3. Celebrate a success you had with someone.

WHY? because that shows others the bond that we have and the friendships we make. And again, it is personal.

As Direct Sales consultants, it’s so important to learn from each other. But make sure those professional relationships don’t get ruined because you weren’t minding your Facebook manners 😉

We all need to respect each other’s personal boundaries. I share because I care about every single person out there. But sometimes I get burned for it. So I just wanted to throw that out there. There’s a right way and a wrong way. Make sure you’re doing things the RIGHT way!

And for the record, this goes for ALL SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS!

If you would like more tips on how to run your business the RIGHT WAY,


Thanks for letting Melissa rant today!

Melissa Fietsam,


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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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Melissa Fietsam

Thirty-One Facebook Opportunity Event with Spring 2016 Kit!

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Here’s a script you can use to host your own opportunity event on Facebook. You can do this as a team or for yourself.

This script was a collaboration between myself, Bridgett Edwards, and Tiffany Wellinghoff.

It’s a great way to show all the benefits and frequently asked questions about joining Thirty-One with the new Spring and Summer 2016Enrollment Kit!

I like to create a private group for these because people can refer back to them.

I posted things before the event also. We hold these once a month for our team to be able to invite their potential recruits. Thanks to Tiffany Wellinghoff who gave me the push to get back into doing them. And they’ve been going GREAT!

You’ll want to post once a day until the event. And then that day…post once in the morning, maybe once around 5pm, one hour before the event, and then 20 minutes before the event.

Here you go!

POST #1:

Welcome!! You ready to get this party started?!
Hi! My name is Melissa Fietsam, I will be co-hosting tonight’s event along with other wonderful directors and consultants on our amazing team. I’m a wife, a mom to 5 crazy kids and a Senior Executive Director with Thirty-One. I began my journey with Thirty-One in 2008 as a single mom to simply get my hands on that KIT! We were paying our bills but there was NEVER any extra money at the end of the month. I was simply looking for a little cushion after the bills were paid. Fast forward, 7 years later to today! I left my full-time employer in February 2012 to work my 31 business full-time instead. I am now making more money than what I made at my full-time jobs as a Registered Nurse, and am staying home with my babies! All because of a $99 pink box! It has truly changed my life…and I cannot imagine doing anything else! I’m so thankful for the flexibility of my “job” as a consultant to make this possible!

All the ladies that invited you here tonight are so excited to share this information with you. Feel free to chime in with questions as we go, or at the end. But, first, let’s get this party started with a GIVEAWAY! Who doesn’t love a giveaway!? WooHoo! To enter, comment here and tell us who invited you tonight and what city and state you live in? ONLY OUR GUESTS! Not consultants! 🙂 🙂


POST #2:


STEP 1- $99 enrollment kit

Within 7 days after you enroll, you will receive a BIG HOT PINK BOX! Included in the box – over $400 worth of products and business supplies (catalogs, order forms, fliers, etc…enough supplies for your first 4 parties). And by doing those parties, you will earn more business supplies for FREE after that!

The products included are some of our most popular items, and the kit is all that you need to get started! With these products and the fabric swatches that are included, you are ready to go! The kit is over a $400 value for only $99!! What product are you most excited about in this kit?


POST #3:


Book your launch party in February (your consultant will help you do this)! You can book a party any way you want and take advantage of the AMAZING hostess special. But the great thing about it…when you join NOW…you’re going to be the hostess AND the consultant! So you’re going to earn ALL the commission PLUS all of the hostess benefits!! HOLY COW!
1-Book your launch party
2-Your customers get this brand new bag for $10
3-YOU earn all the commission AND hostess benefits for hosting your own party!
And how much do you have to sell to stay active? Just $200 every 3 months. Say WHAT?! That’s EASY!!
So are you ready for a sneak peek at some new spring product you’ll be earning for free, simply by hosting your own show in February???


POST #4:

You get to earn FOUR of these kits for FREE~

The Start Swell is an extra incentive that the company offers for new consultants, giving you a chance to earn even more FREE products and business supplies in your first 4 months with the company. This program is extremely attainable for everyone! Thirty-One wants to REWARD you by having a strong start! Check out what you will earn with this fantastic program! At EACH of the four levels, when you hold just ONE average party (or sell $600) during each 30 day period, you will get YOUR choice of these beautiful kits!! You’re going to have the chance to earn FOUR of these kits when you join in January!!


POST #5:

Host your launch party and get PAID. You’re basically going to pay yourself back for the kit you just purchased! An average launch show is $600.
1. That’s $150 in COMMISSION…so actually you’re making MORE than the price of the kit. You already made some EXTRA money!
2. You’re earning ALL hostess benefits… which for a $600 show is $100 in FREE product!
3. AND…you’re earning your first start swell kit for FREE!!


POST #6:

And how do I know you’re going to have an AMAZING launch party and start to your business?
Because we have our #1 selling product in the catalog this Spring…personalized PILLOWS!! Along with some amazing new products that are going to make it the BEST season we’ve ever had in Thirty-One!


POST #7:

Did you know you’ll earn $100 CASH BONUS for each friend who signs up under you?
Starting this business with a friend is the BEST possible thing you can do! You get to work together, share all the new and exciting products and ideas, go to National Conference and local meetings together…it’s truly such an awesome experience to have with your friends or family. So start thinking about who YOU could share this opportunity with!


POST #8:

Holy Cow! …What would YOU do with an extra $300 a month? Just 2 average parties a month…and then we’re going to answer some frequently asked questions for you!
Will you be paying a car payment?
Paying for kids sports activities (that’s me for sure)?
Paying for a family vacation you’ve never been able to take?
Buying that new pair of shoes and not having to feel guilty about it?
Maybe dive into some charity work (this is also me)?
Just get out of the house cause the babies are driving you nuts…who cares about the $$…LOL!!
What is it? What is your WHY? What would you do if you had an extra $300 a month?



Here are a few Frequently Asked Questions answered for you.

1. I have a very busy life and I’m not sure if I can be gone at night. What are the shopping event options?
You can do JUST catalog parties and online parties if that is what fits your schedule. A catalog party is when you give someone a hostess packet and they just collect orders from their friends and family and turn them in to you.

2. Do consultants have a monthly/quarterly quota to stay active?
To stay active with Thirty-One, consultants only need to submit $200 in sales every rolling three months. A qualifying party for Thirty-One is only $200! Very easy to stay active!

3. Does the company supply consultants with a website? If so, what is the cost?
The cost is $12.95 a month. You will receive the website and newsletter FREE during your first three months you join Thirty-0ne. And you can cancel that at any time.

4. How do I submit orders?
You submit orders via your personal website in what we call our “Back Office”. Here you will place party orders, create online orders, and do business supply orders

5. Can my customers order from my website?
Yes! Your customers can go directly to your website and place an order or re-order without hosting a shopping event.

6. What is my initial cost to become a consultant?
It only takes $99 to secure your consultant display kit! It comes with over $400 in product you get to use for yourself and your parties

7. What will I get with my kit and when can I expect to receive it?
You will get all the products on the back of the new catalog along with 25 catalogs, invitations, and 50 order forms in addition to other start-up paperwork. You will receive your kit in 3-5 days.


POST #10:


More Frequently Asked Questions:

8. Are there any other hidden fees?
No, Thirty-One does not charge you any other fees throughout the year.

9. What can I do to prepare while waiting for my kit?
You can visit www.vistaprint.com to order address labels for your catalogs and business cards. They are FREE, all you have to do is pay for shipping!

And you’ll want to spread the word about your new business. Tell all your family and friends and start booking those parties!!! Your best bet is to have what I call a “launch party” at your house. Invite everyone you know and do your own party when your kit arrives. That way you can enter your first party, you’ll make all the commission, and you’ll earn all the free and half-price items as the hostess-so you can add to your kit for FREE!
10. How are Consultants paid at Thirty-One?
We get paid by direct deposit on the 10th and 25th of each month. You can also choose to have a paper check sent to you if you don’t want direct deposit.

11. Does the company offer consultant incentives?
Yes, Thirty-One offers us challenges during various months to receive something FREE or have the opportunity to qualify for various things.

12. How do I collect money from customers?
As a consultant, you can accept cash, checks, or credit cards for the full amount owed including shipping and tax. Consultants are not charged for this service. Thirty One accepts all major credit cards.

13. Do I have to have a separate business checking account to become a Thirty-One consultant?
No. Although, by having a separate checking account for your Thirty-One business it may make it easier to track business income and expenses.

14. Is there a penalty or fee if I decide to get out of the business?
No. Just contact home office and let them know of your decision. There is never a penalty for not selling…you have nothing to lose by trying!!!

15. Are there any support groups or training for Thirty-One consultants?
Yes! Yes! Yes! We have a Consultant Website calledwww.thirtyonetoday.com and it is updated daily with the latest information that you will need to run your business. You can get all the info on company announcements, consultant information, and online trainings. We also have a team page full of daily tips and marketing tricks for your business!

POST #11:

Call me GEORGE…cause I’m just curious!
We hope you’ve enjoyed this event and that you’re seeing the possibilities of what Thirty-One can do for you and your family. Now, act on that inspiration and re-connect with the person who invited you tonight!! What do you have to lose?

So…help us out by answering 2 questions (please answer if you are NOT already a consultant with 31), and then we will have open Q & A for you in the next post:

1. Did you find this event helpful? Why or why not?

2. On a scale of 1-10, how interested are you in joining the Thirty-One family? There is no pressure, we just love to get feedback!

1-3 = I’m not really interested, but thanks for the info!
4-6 = Hmm…I want to join, but need to figure out timing
7-10 = Heck yeah! I can’t wait to join Thirty-One! I’m signing up!!

POST #12:
Q & A:
So…that was a lot of information…who has questions? Post them here if you do! I will keep checking back tonight and for a few days after if you think of things! That’s what we are here for. No pressure, just to answer your questions. You can ask us ANYTHING!!
Melissa Fietsam, Ind. Senior Executive Director at Thirty-One Gifts
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Don’t Be So Boring in 2016!

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My customer page used to simply EXIST. I rarely post, didn’t have that many customers in there, it just kind of sat there. And when I did post…a whole lot of these followed…


Then I started being CONSISTENT. It all started with a goal I made in December of 2014. My goal was to make my customer Facebook page WORK. Not only to make it work, but to make it FUN!

So here is what I did:

1. I made a goal to increase the # of people in my group.

And I doubled my group this year. And I don’t just add people. NEVER just add people. You want THEM to request to be added.

A) I used things like the cutest pet contest and the cutest baby contest.

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B) I also did things like this where people won prizes for adding their friends:


C) I also posted my LINK to my customer page in every single FB party I did the whole year.


D) I also just recently started posting the link to my group in my monthly customer email.

So those are just some fun ways to increase your #’s in your customer group.

2. I also wanted to increase the interaction!

I started being consistent with giveaways and posting. Why would my customers be active if I wasn’t?! So I started posting at least once a day, if not more. And what do ya know? I have a lot more interaction.

I’ve gotten bookings, recruits, and sales. It was AMAZING to watch what unfolded in my Facebook customer group over this last year. And all I had to do was SHOW UP:)

3. I wanted to be USEFUL!

My friend Linda Lollo stressed the importance to me last year… about making your page USEFUL. Make it INTERESTING. Make them WANT to read your posts. Make it THE place to be.

My customers don’t just get slammed with posts about purses. I’m not ONLY about purses; and neither are my customers. So why not be a little more versatile. Kind of like being MYSELF!

So I started posting:



~useful tips on everything from holidays to crafts to kid tips…you name it, I posted it!

They got to know ME this year. And it worked. Here’s an example of something I posted today:

This would be something great to start with the kids!


So there’s a few things I did. I really hope this helps you to think about a new direction for your customer group. I’ve gained so many friends, new hostesses, and sales from my Facebook Customer Page. It’s so worth it if you put the time into it and you simply be YOU. Don’t SELL to them. Just be useful and show them WHY they need your product. Show them PICTURES of product in use. Not just stock photos. That’s B-O-R-I-N-G !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Spice it up and have some fun in 2016!

Melissa Fietsam, Ind. Senior Executive Director at Thirty-One Gifts


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Thirty-One January Facebook Party Script

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**below you will find my entire 7 day Facebook script for January 2016 with all images.

I want to make it FUN for my hostesses and guests!!

So this is my 7 day Facebook party I have created:

1. 3 posts a day

2. I post using http://www.cinchshare.com, so I can pre-post all of those

3. I post at 9am, 2pm, and 7pm each day

4. I close the event 2 days before their actual party closes. WHY? Because I want to give them time to round up orders for those last 2 days, and it just helps me plan exact dates to start and stop those events.

I do a Facebook event the same way for every party. Whether they are having a home show, a catalog show, a Fundraiser, or a Facebook Party. They all get the same 7 day event. This is my way to get in front of as many people as I possibly can!

I focused on the product lines I wanted to showcase, booking seeds, recruiting seeds, and lead generation (getting follow up information).

I wrote down a list of absolutely everything I wanted to post in a FB event. And this is the outline I ended up with:

PRE-POSTS (I load these before I invite my host and before she invites all her friends)

1. Introduction to ME (always include a picture)

2. Bundle pictures to show what they can get and let them browse products

**this particular holiday outline is not as structured as the one below because it is for the holidays and focusing on gifts!

**some of these pictures are my own, and some are pulled from other fabulous ladies who have shared their creative genius with the rest of us! Thank you if that is YOU.


1. Introduction to FB party: what to expect from ME

2. Customer Special

3.  Holiday Post: pictures to show how they could order 31 for events they already have going on (for instance, right now I am posting Valentine’s Day gift ideas, wedding gift ideas, and graduation gift ideas)

Here is my example for the DESCRIPTION of the Holiday FB event:

Sheryl is hosting a Thirty-One Party! And we cannot wait to show you all the amazing gift ideas for you, your friends, and your family this season.

Want to view the whole catalog online? Just click here and you can view it on your phone or computer: http://issuu.com/buymybags/docs/fall_catalog/1

January customer special:

Spend $35 and choose up to 3 cubes at 60% off:

  • Your Way Rectangle $10
  • Your Way Jr Cube $12
  • Your Way Cube $14

Ready to order?

Go to http://www.buymybags.com

Click on ORDER

Click on Sheryl’s name!

So Here is an example of my Introduction:

Hello everybody! My name is Melissa Fietsam, and I am an Independent Senior Executive Director with Thirty-One. I have been with the company for over 7 years. I absolutely love my job and want to introduce myself and Thirty-One. I have 5 crazy children and am married to my high school sweetheart. I am a retired Registered Nurse. I worked in the Emergency Room and taught LPNs on the side. I was able to supplement my income with Thirty-One, and now I’m a full-time mom and business owner!

I love Thirty-One because it gives women the freedom to pursue their dreams. It’s so much more than just a bag:) It’s all about celebrating, encouraging, and rewarding women. And I can’t wait to tell you more about it!

I love to give away prizes! And we will be giving away random prizes throughout the online portion of Kelly’s party! For each comment, post, or question…you’ll be entered to win! So let’s have some fun!!

JK. melissa

PARTY TIME>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

DAY 1:


I can’t wait to help you organize with Thirty-One in January!! Who has been to a Thirty-One party before and who has never heard of Thirty-One?

And what’s this FB party all about?

  1. We will have a 7 day event!
  2. Give away some FREE prizes (3 Days of prizes)
  3. I’ll post lots of ideas for great products and how to use them
  4. And we’re going to help your hostess earn LOTS of free and half price items!
  5. And just have some FUN! That’s what this is all about, SIMPLE~EASY~FUN!

And if you have questions at any time, please let me know! I <3 to answer questions



I’m going to introduce you to THREE amazing customer specials and EXCLUSIVE JANUARY PRODUCTS! For every $35 you spend, you get to choose up to to THREE of these for that special price!!



First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

January is all about reorganizing your life and New Year’s Resolutions! One thing I can certainly help you with is organization:) You see…I’m a retail therapist with many avenues of genius when it comes to taking a disorganized MESS…and turning it into a functional and gorgeous solution for YOU!

I’m going to show you some ways to use Thirty-One products to un-clutter some of those pesky problem areas in your house and even your car! Are you ready to have some fun?

What is ONE area that you really need to clean up or reorganize in your house?

For me…I’ve been working on my KITCHEN! Check out these ideas to get your kitchen spruced up and organized:


What’s your favorite one?

DAY 2:


So, I would love to learn a little more about everyone! One of the best parts of my job is getting to meet new friends every day! And not just in my hometown, but all over the United States. So tell me something about you and how you know the hostess:)

roll call



So…Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Who do YOU buy for on Valentine’s Day? We have some great gift options for all your loved ones on that special day. And with our personalization, it makes it that much more special to show them how much you love them! I’d love to help you pick something out for YOUR someone special…

On the top you’ll see our cinch sacs for $20 and you can add $10 if you love that super cute “I <3 ” personalization. Only $7 if you simply want their name on it!

On the bottom are more great gift ideas for those ladies in your life. The uptown mini pouch is SO much fun! At $18, you can get one for all those ladies. And then fill it with some of YOUR favorites to make it a great personal gift.

~lip gloss

~hand lotion

~gift certificate to their favorite store

~your favorite fun make up


And check out these ideas for some Valentine’s Day kids crafts (my favorite): https://www.pinterest.com/lovemybags/valentines-day-kids-crafts/




I’m a baseball and basketball mom. So something that stands out to me, with Thirty-One, is their spirit line. We make sports fun on the sidelines and FUNctional for everyday use! I spend 3/4 my year sitting on bleachers, so I love looking cool while I’m cheering my babies on. Don’t tell my son I called him a baby. He’s 6 foot 3. LOL!

Are there any other sports moms out there? What sports do your kids play for?

It’s so fun to be able to put your kids’ jersey #’s or team names on these bags!


DAY 3:


I’m declaring January my BIGGEST fundraiser month in HISTORY! And I need YOU to pick what you would like to give back to! Did you know you can host a fundraiser with Thirty-One? You can choose a fundraiser for literally ANYTHING you want, and earn 30% of all sales from your catalog party, online party, or home show!

So what’s your passion?

-Your youth group?

-Your kids sports activities? I know my son’s baseball is $1200 per season. I can help you pay for that!

-Pageant fees?

-Adoption fees?

-School trips?



-An organization for cancer or Alzheimer’s?

What is your PASSION?

If you could do a fundraiser for anything you wanted, what would it be?



Let’s talk JEWELRY! Did you know Thirty-One has a line of jewelry in our catalog now? It’s called JK by Thirty-One. These are two of my very favorite necklaces!!! The Horizon and Enchanted Cross.

Go check out the catalog and tell me your favorite piece of jewelry on pages 45-48:http://issuu.com/buymybags/docs/fall_catalog



Let’s talk accessories! I was a Registered Nurse AND I taught LPN’s on the side. So nurses and teachers are near and dear to my heart! Check out these accessories and bags to organize for YOU in the New Year! Are there any other nurses or teachers here today?! Or do you have one in your family?


DAY 4:


It’s not too late to make a fresh new start for the New Year with a new BUSINESS with Thirty-One!

How, you ask?
1. Join my team by January 20th, book your launch show, and get ALL of the amazing products in the picture for only $99!
2. Tell EVERYONE you know that you’ve started a business and your launch party is NOW.

3. I’ll help you start your launch party or even do your home show for you, and we will ROCK your new business together!
Want more details? Just ask! I’m here to help every step of the way. 

4. You’re going to be eligible for the Spring Add On Kit only available to consultants. $40 for $125 in SPRING product!

5. You’ll also be earning your start swell kits (up to 4…for FREE) in the new spring products and patterns!

Here’s a video I made that answers some frequently asked questions about joining Thirty-One. Check it out!


**And if you want more information, message me and I can mail you a packet to look over!

**enrollment kit comes with over $400 in product for just $99

If you had $300 extra a month…what would YOU use it for?




Let’s talk WALLETS! Every woman needs a good wallet. I’ve never really been in love with an inanimate object until I met two of these guys. What’s your favorite wallet? And can you guess which ones I’m cheating on my husband with? Seriously, I have a relationship with these wallets… 😉

Would you like to see ALL our wallets? Check out this link. And if you click on the individual wallets, you’ll be able to see the inside and different views of them: http://www.thirtyonegifts.com/catalog/wallets/



Funny thing happened, I went into Target and spent $100 the other day. When I got to the check out, I asked the lady what I got for being such a great customer. She looked at me kind of funny…I couldn’t tell whether she was reaching for her little walkie talkie or the pepper spray, so I let it go. LOL

I guess I’ve just been spoiled, because that’s the great thing about Thirty-One, for every $35 you spend…you get to pick up to THREE of these items at the special price!!

Check out this customer special video. Cause you may not KNOW that you need one yet…but you will after you watch this 30 second video:



DAY 5:


It’s so easy to party with me and Thirty-One when you have so many choices! All you need is $200 in orders to get FREE and HALF PRICE items and SO much more as a Thirty-One hostess! But that’s not all…message me to ask about the SPECIAL incentive for hostesses in January! Cause you can also get ONE hostess exclusive for FREE!

And I LOVE to celebrate and reward my hostesses!

An average Thirty-One party gets you:

$100 in FREE product

2 Half Off items

2 Hostess Exclusive Items

AND…the Hostess Customer Special for the month! Check out what January has in store for our hostesses! Message me if you’re interested in seeing the specials for February!


Let’s talk HOME ORGANIZATION today! Did you know you get THREE of these for a special price for every $35 you spend?! It’s SO easy to organize your spaces this month!!

On the left…

YOUR WAY CUBES to organize SHOES! I used to have a major shoe problem with 5 kids…love the 31 solution we came up with! Nice and neat! Now if I could just get my kids to put the shoes IN the box 😉

On the right…

YOUR WAY RECTANGLES: I took all their toys and sorted into boxes with LIDS: Legos, blocks, puzzle pieces, trains and train tracks, and of course cars!! It’s amazing how they stay off the floor. But not only that, when I do get them out, it’s a more FOCUSED play. It’s all right there, not lying all over the house. And best part…I’m not breaking my neck or puncturing my foot stepping on them every day!

OH SNAP POCKETS: Great for bills, mail, homework, school papers, and even bathrooms and offices!

YOUR WAY JR CUBES: these are great for storage of any kind. Pantries, toys, baby clothes, the list goes on and on!



So, I have kitchen issues. I wish that was all the issues I own, but this is a good start. And don’t forget! You can get up to THREE of these for a discounted price for every $35 you spend!

  1. Tupperware and lids. So these are my SANITY bins on the top. Literally, barely missed the straight jacket before I got these!
  2. SNACKS! My kids fought so bad over them. And…well…never mind. They still do. BUT…it looks cute. Now they want cameras installed in the kitchen to see who’s taking it out of their bin. LOL! So…could be costly in the long run, right?



GIVE A WAY TIME!!! One person who answers will get a gift from me in the mail!!

any item

DAY 6:


Comment DONE below after you fill this out and we will do a drawing tomorrow morning for one winner!!

FREE GIFT IN THE MAIL!! Do you <3 FREE gifts? How about free gifts on your BIRTHDAY?! Fill out this 2 second survey and you will get a free gift in the mail during your birthday month!! I LOVE to celebrate my customers and hostesses! And this is just one way I get to say THANK YOU for supporting my business 🙂

(((Link to my Birthday survey)) You can google my name and birthday survey to learn more 😉



I have compiled a whole list of items to help YOU organize your spaces with Thirty-One. And there’s no better time to do it with the current customer specials! Click on the links below to see some ideas on how you can organize EACH room in your house! What room needs the most help?? Mine was SHOES in the living room! But you can find SO many ideas by checking out those links!


Kitchen Organization: https://www.pinterest.com/lovemybags/thirty-one-kitchen/

Bathroom Organization: https://www.pinterest.com/lovemybags/thirty-one-bathroom-ideas/

Living Room Organization: https://www.pinterest.com/lovemybags/thirty-one-living-room-ideas/

Laundry Room Organization: https://www.pinterest.com/lovemybags/thirty-one-laundry-room-ideas/

Bedroom Organization: https://www.pinterest.com/lovemybags/thirty-one-kids-room/

Closet Organization: https://www.pinterest.com/lovemybags/thirty-one-closet-organization/

Travel Organization: https://www.pinterest.com/lovemybags/thirty-one-travel-ideas/




One of the best sets in the catalog! And the purse is REVERSIBLE!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!! 5 of my favorite products in one picture!! I think this is your New Year’s gift to YOU;)

Townsfair Reversible Purse (can be worn crossbody with skinny strap or over the shoulder)

Letters From London (coin purse)

Benjamins Wallet

Wristlet Strap

Rolling Jewell Wallet




What’s another area that needs organized in your life? Your CAR! We have some really great products to organize your car and this happens to be my favorite. This is my Craig Jr. with his Hang Up Activity Organizer. (find another picture of this that doesn’t have my website)

And here are some other really great ideas to organize your car space:






I would LOVE to stay in touch! You’ll be the first to know about hostess and customer specials! Hop on over there and request to join! What else can you expect from that group?

  1. Be invited to Outlet Sales a couple times a year where you can get Thirty-One items up to 70% off!
  2. Be entered into drawing several times a month, I LOVE to give away free goodies on there!
  3. Be the first to see the Thirty-One customer specials each month

**Just click on the link and request to join!


DAY 7:



Are you ready to place your order?

  1. Go to http://www.buymybags.com
  2. Click on ORDER
  3. Find your hostesses name
  4. And order away!

Or you can call or message me and I would be happy to place the order for you!

~Melissa Fietsam, Ind. Senior Executive Director




Let’s talk THERMAL! Everyone needs a thermal tote! These are so much fun to play with personalization! My all time favorite is NACHO LUNCH! ha! We have a thermal tote for all occasions and all sizes!

But here’s some just for YOU…

Here’s some other fun things to put on thermals, what else can you think of?

Do you have a Thirty-One thermal? What do YOU use it for? This is my FAVORITE thermal, but we have plenty of styles to fit every need! Check out ALL our thermals here:


Num Num Num


Got Food?

Got Bottles?

Lunch, Finally!



Out to Lunch

What Diet?

My Lunch

Just Chillin’

Lunch Time

Snack Attack




Our Organizing Utility Tote is one of the most versatile products in the catalog. Every member of my family uses one for various reasons. Here’s just a few! And when you purchase THIS bag for $35 you’re eligible for THREE of the customer specials!

  1. BEST diaper bag EVER!
  2. Mobile office (add the fold n file for an even BETTER mobile office!)
  3. Overnight bag for teens
  4. Scrap booking supplies
  5. Bag for weekend at Grandmas
  6. Car emergency kit
  7. Sports Equipment
  8. Weather emergency kit



I just wanted to say THANK YOU for partying with me. And thank you for letting me share my love of Thirty-One with you.

I truly appreciate meeting new people and I’m so thankful for the support from all of my hostesses and their friends.  If there is anything I can do for you, please let me know. I would be happy to help in any way.

And now…it’s time to place your order, if you haven’t already! And don’t forget the customer special this month:


Spend $35 and choose up to 3 cubes at 60% off:

  • Your Way Rectangle $10
  • Your Way Jr Cube $12
  • Your Way Cube $14

Thanks a million for supporting your hostess this week!!

Smiles and Hugs,

Melissa Fietsam,

Ind. Senior Executive Director at Thirty-One Gifts


order now


So there it is. My complete 7 day Facebook party. I really hope this helps some consultants out there who are looking for the words to say. I hope this blesses someone a million times over!

Melissa Fietsam, Ind. Senior Executive Director at Thirty-One Gifts


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