Team Sales Challenge for Direct Sellers

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Here’s a challenge I’m sharing with our team today for a weekly sales push to increase those holiday sales!

Each week we will be focusing on a certain “push” to grab some extra sales. It’s important to FOCUS 100% on one task at a time! This week, this is it! Follow these 4 steps!


WHO’S IN??!!
I’m creating a graphic to share when you make a sale AND for every message you send!! Let’s blow our team page up!! Post the second graphic for every message you SEND (snap a pic of it) and post the graphic for every sale you make! Let’s all earn that CINDY TOTE FOR FREE!!!!!!!!

I’m giving away a $25 GIFT CARD to Amazon to our winner. All you have to do is participate! Each picture you snap of messages and WOOT WOOTS for orders…gets you an entry!

1. Choose 15 People to PRIVATE Facebook Message or Individually Text. These people are people who know and love you NOT RANDOM PEOPLE!

You should be able to answer YES to all of the following questions to choose these 15 people:
– Do you know this person well? YES!
– Does she know what DS business you do? YES!
– Has she ordered from you before? YES!
– Will she answer me tonight? YES!
If you have more than 15 people, GREAT! Run with it!

2. Send this message. ONLY the message! DO NOT send the picture or link to your website with this message:

“Hey girl! I’m in a contest tonight but just until midnight tomorrow. Would you be willing to take a look at something for me? If so, just holler and I’ll send you the details!


3. You want her to respond with permission for you to send the link. Give her the chance to WANT to help you! Once she gives you permission to send it, you can respond to her with the graphic and the following message:

Thank you! Thank you! Here is the graphic! I will check back with you later tonight to see if you would like some of these items. You ROCK! You can get any of these sale items, holiday items, or even browse the catalog. And if you spend $35…I’ll give you an EXTRA $5 off tonight AND…you get to take advantage of the customer special if you want to!




4. Follow up with them later this evening…and create a PARTY for this on your site. So if they want…they can go directly there to order.

  • you could either take hostess benefits or let them know one person will WIN hostess benefits if you get to $200 in orders
  • if you got to $200…you could use the half off and $25 hostess credit to order a couple products and offset the $5 discount you gave!
  • the idea is to put an urgency to this. Only til midnight tomorrow!
  • you can also ask if they’d mind posting on their Facebook page for you to see if any of their friends want some
  • you can also post the graphic on your customer page or email your entire contacts list
  • create a post on your business page and ask your customers to share it
  • send a newsletter to all your contacts in your back office and highlight this

This is the graphic we will be sharing on our team page:

Melissa Fietsam


Engagement Posts for your Social Media Platforms

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Here’s some new engagement posts for your social media channels!

These are great to post on:

  • Facebook timeline
  • Customer groups
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Business pages

And why do you want to post these? Because you get to know your audience. You get to see their personalities shine through and engage with them on something FUN!


And if you haven’t joined our FREE FACEBOOK GROUP over at Directly Social, you should! You’ll get new engagement posts every month!


Melissa Fietsam @DirectlySocial

Free Engagement Posts for the Entire Month of October!

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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 October customer group posts TODAY!

Did you know you no longer have to be a Cinchshare ambassador in order to get these links? 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 October in your customer groups!

The days are themed for:

  • Monday Giggles
  • Tuesday Engagement Posts
  • Wednesday Recipes
  • Thursday Holiday 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! I just posted your October 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

Launching our New Consultant Quick Start Training!

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Launching our exclusive new consultant training on TUESDAY NIGHT!

The training is $25 as part of an exclusive training series with Directly Social.

Are you tired of getting new consultants and then having them drop off?

Do you just need a way to train them right out of the gates?

This training is for YOU!

Join us TUESDAY NIGHT, September 26th at 9pm Eastern

In this training you will learn how to start your new consultants off in a BIG WAY!

You will learn:

  • systems to train
  • email systems
  • welcome “packet”
  • systems to connect with them quickly
  • systems to get their launch parties going within three days of them joining
  • and MUCH MORE!


  • This will be recorded, so you will have access to it if you can’t make it Tuesday night
  • You will be added to a Facebook group where the training will take place
  • These are systems and techniques you will be able to put into immediate action
  • This training is for ALL Direct Sales/MLM consultants

To sign up, click here:

After you sign up, request to join here:

DS Elite Leadership Mastermind Group

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Here it is! Launching our LEADERSHIP Elite group!

What is DS Elite Leadership?

This is a place for ALL companies and ALL Direct Sellers to get ideas and training on how to grow your TEAMS!

This group is specifically made for leaders in the field. In this group, you will learn:

*how to train your team
*how to build a positive team environment
*how to train your new consultants
*prompts to post on your team pages on a weekly basis
*how to build resources for your team
*key leadership roles
*leadership training
*how to build leaders
…and so much more!


$10 a month!

If you you’re looking to join the group, here’s your EASY BUTTON and 3 simple steps:





Then request to join here:


When can you expect to be added once you join?

All requests to the Elite Leadership group will be processed within 24-48 hours

Subscription Cancellation:

If you cancel your payment plan, you will be removed automatically from the group and can subscribe again at anytime

Theme Party Ideas for October

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Want a TON of October theme party ideas?


October theme parties

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 October! You can use these as themes AND posts within your parties!

Pumpkin Spice

Fall leaves

Harvest Festivals

Pumpkin Carving Party

Bobbing for Apples

Apple picking

Apple pie

Fall decorating


Fall foods like soups


Football & Chicken Wings


Breast Cancer Awareness

Costume Parties


Fall Frenzy

Hay Rides

Candy Corn

Pumpkin Pies

Fall Fashion: sweaters, jeans, boots



Thanksgiving for the Canadians

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Beer Tasting Party

Haunted Houses

Trick or Treating

Pajama Party

Movie Nights

Canned Food Drives

Cool weather


Teal Pumpkins

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) October everyone!

Melissa Fietsam

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



Two Cool Tips for your Direct Sales Facebook Parties

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Here’s a couple of really cool tricks for your September Facebook parties!

In this video, I’m going to show you how to:

  1. Make a branded video to share from your Facebook Business Page
  2. Create an interactive customer special flier post in your Facebook party script

Creating a branded video

When you create this video, here’s a few things to remember:

  • Make sure you add captions. 90% of all videos on Facebook are watched in silent mode. TELL THEM WHAT IT’S ABOUT!
  • Make sure you add a branding graphic. YOU took the time to make it. So if someone shares it…they’re sharing it with YOUR business information.
  • ASK your customers to help share some of these! It’s a public post on your business page. So you could create a giveaway around your customer group helping you share this!
  • Add a picture of YOU to it, with one of the products! Make it personal and FUN!

Using ISSUU:

You can use issuu for SO many things!

  • Customer Special fliers
  • Recruiting fliers
  • Recruiting Brochure
  • Catalog PDF
  • Instructional PDFs you create for your team
  • The possibilities are endless!

Really stretch your imagination with these two tools and come up with some FUN things to do in September! We’re getting ready to start the biggest selling season of the year…it’s time to step up your game and stand out in your business.

Melissa Fietsam



Leading Your Team on Facebook

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We’re hosting a webinar training THIS MONDAY!
If you’re a leader and looking to save TIME, ORGANIZE, and give your team RESOURCES…this is for you!



This training will last 45 minutes and have 15 minutes of Q&A

The video will be uploaded and available for 3 days after this webinar takes place.


Live webinar will take place Monday, August 28th at 9pm Eastern

-how to set up your Facebook team page for success
-how to set your team up for recruiting
-tricks to setting up opportunity nights
-how to set your new consultants up for success
-how to set up files for your team to access
-and much more!

Exclusive Training:

This training is not included in the Directly Social Elite Club, it is an exclusive training and sold separate.

Melissa FIetsam

Cinchshare Releases Instagram Scheduling!

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Did you HEAR?!

Cinchshare released Instagram scheduling!!

If you would like your 37 day FREE TRIAL to check it out…



Scheduling your Instagram posts will allow you to be CONSISTENT in your business.

Along with the Instagram feature, you can also:

>Batch post a party in seconds

>Pin to Pinterest

>Schedule your tweets to Twitter

>Have a complete library of past posts to recycle content YOU worked hard on

>Post to multiple platforms at one time

>And so much more!

Start your free trial today!

Melissa Fietsam,