Car decal for your direct sales business?

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Do you have a car decal for your direct sales business?

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YOU SHOULD! You take your car everywhere! 

You leave it in a parking lot full of people walking and driving by. You’re advertising for yourself when you’re not even in it!

You’re losing out big time if you’re not doing this.

Watch this 2 minute video to see what happened to me yesterday with MY car decal!

Here’s a picture of mine:

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And I got my car decal from someone on Facebook. You can search for Vinyl Designs by Christy…I think that’s who it was! If not, you can find any local embroidery shop who probably can do this for you, or knows someone who can! These are NOT expensive. There is really no excuse to not have one of these on your car!!

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







Celebration Tables for Direct Sales Consultants

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So the idea is you set up a table at a local store, you hand out “awareness” stickers…I talk about Breast Cancer awareness stickers in this video, and you do a give a way with your direct sales product in order to get new leads.

Watch this 4 minute video explaining:

If you’re not consistently gaining new leads, your business will eventually hit a brick wall! This is a way you can:

1. meet new people

2. build relationships with local business owners

3. build relationships with the employees at these stores

4. and get your name out in the community

How in the WORLD could you NOT do this?? Right??

And the best part about it….it’s CHEAP!! Do a give away with a retired product you have in stock. Grab some brochures or awareness stickers for super cheap, and GET YOUR NAME OUT THERE!!



The website I got the stickers from is:


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








Happy Mail Stickers for Direct Sales Consultants

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So everyone knows how much I love Happy Mail. I had a stamp made for most of my Happy Mail and envelopes. But there are certain items I mail that I can’t stamp. So of course, I wanted an image that I could print on round circles. So my friend Nichole Powell hooked me up!

You can order your own image by following the links at the bottom!

Now what would you use these for?

1. Mail to your hostesses

2. Mail to your team members

3. New catalog mailings

4. Mini catalog mailings

5. Invitations for your hostesses

6. Gifts for celebrating your team

7. Post cards…and MUCH more! The possibilities are endless!

Here is a picture of my image and some stickers I printed from home. SO. MUCH. FUN! Ordering information is below!

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To order your own for just $10, contact:

Nichole Powell

Newsletter for your downline

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This lady really has it all together! That’s what everyone thinks when they look at me from the outside.  Well, I kind of DO! But I also know when to ask for HELP!

A good leader knows their weaknesses and strengths. And the team newsletter was a huge time consumption. Numbers…which I hate.  And time well spent on things I could be doing to help my team.  So I decided quite some time ago, to outsource my newsletter for my team. I contacted Amy at Crown Virtual Services and it was one of the best business decisions I have ever made.

She not only does my newsletter, but she also sends it out. Your team deserves to be celebrated, encouraged, and rewarded for their accomplishments each month. It is your job as a Director to let them know where they stand and keep them informed.

Amy has pricing from $18 a month and up. You will get a GORGEOUS template that is customized to you and your team. It is professional and your team will love it! It’s kind of like order take out food. It may cost you $18, but you don’t have to go to the grocery store, cook, or clean up after! Right? Money well spent so you can focus on other things in your business. I HIGHLY recommend her and her team of experts!

And she can help any Direct Sales company: Scentsy, Mary Kay, Posh, Origami Owl, Tastefully Simple, Swiss Just, Younique…you name it, she can do it!

If you would like to contact her, here is her information:

Crown Virtual Services:


Melissa Fietsam,

Ind. Senior Executive Director at Thirty-One Gifts


Halloween Decorations

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How are you keeping all of your Halloween decorations stored??

I plan on going to Hobby Lobby after Halloween this year and getting all the great deals after Halloween is over to stock up on some cool Halloween decorations!

And Thirty-One’s large utility tote is the BEST tote to store your decorations in! We even have a lid for them to keep them safe as they’re stored away all year.



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Get yours today!

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






Did you know you can fax from HOME on your iPHONE??

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Okay, you know I have to say it, “there’s an APP for that!”.

So I’m sitting at home with my thousand kids I have and needed to fax something today.  So my friend, Meaghean Farrington sends me this link for an APP where I can send a fax from my iPhone. SERIOUSLY?

So I checked it out! And I’m happy to say I have faxed my document. How crazy cool is that? For us busy moms working from home, this was truly just an awesome tool!  Meaghean gets the super hero cookie for today!

So check out this link to get the app that will actually fax it!

Now, I didn’t like the feature on here that lets you take a photo of the document and then change it into a PDF. So I actually use this app, Genius Scan, that was shared by my friend Melanie Moore.  This app saves a PERFECT PDF from any photo. So you can download that app here:

Both of these apps were easy to use and easy to figure out. Took me less than 5 minutes to take a picture of the document, and save it as a PDF to my Dropbox file, with the Genius Scan. And then FAX the document from iPhone with the iFax app! Problem Solved. Simply amazing!

Melissa Fietsam, Ind. Senior Executive Director

at Thirty-One Gifts


Lead Boxes for Direct Sales Companies

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What’s Melissa doing in her crazy little marketing world today?

Who doesn’t love an EASY way to market your business and get your name out in your community?

A friend of mine, Bridgett Edwards, let me know about this company. And I am SO excited to get these, I ordered 4 of them this morning.

These are lead boxes for direct sales companies. And I love ANYTHING that is CHEAP and EASY to help me market my business and get my name out into the community. I will post all the links to order below. I love these because you can buy the drawing pads that fit right on them.




I made this graphic to put on my Lead Boxes:

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So what can you do with these?

Leave at local businesses for a few weeks at a time. I ordered 4 of them. I will put these at 4 businesses in week. And then I will pick them all back up 3 weeks later and do ONE drawing prize.

A few VERY important things for you to remember about these.

1. FOLLOW UP IS KEY! These don’t make a bit of difference if you don’t follow up with the leads

2. Leave your mini catalogs sitting next to the box so they can take them

3. Make conversation and a relationship with the employees. THIS is where many of your connections will come from. I cannot tell you how many times I have gotten parties and consultants from the employees where I visit. Sometimes I even bring in a little gift bag of goodies for the employees.

4. Put these boxes in your trunk. Even if you work a full time job, I guarantee you visit more businesses on a daily basis than you think. You can ask the owners of the places you visit ANYWAY. On your lunch hour, dropping kids off, running errands.  There really is no excuse to NOT be able to market your business with these boxes!

Ready to order your own Lead Boxes?

Lead box:

Lead Pads to go on the boxes:


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

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Want to go from ZERO bookings to TWENTY on your calendar???

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I went from ZERO bookings in April to TWENTY on my calendar today!

Do you want to know HOW? It’s quite simple. I got back to the HOME PARTY!

I’ve been doing this for 6 years. And it took me 6 years to figure out that everything they’ve been telling me all along was RIGHT. We are a party plan business, and the home party is where it’s all at!

At the beginning of the year, I had a newborn and FOUR kidney surgeries. Coming off of maternity leave in April, I woke up with zero bookings on my calendar. I woke up one day and said NO MORE.

I revamped my home party presentation, my hostess coaching, and my hostess rewards program. And then I told EVERYONE about it. I knew that all I needed was ONE party! And I didn’t stop until I got it.  And then I ROCKED it! And now 4 months later I have 20 parties booked. 5 home parties in August and 5 for September.  And I haven’t picked up the phone once. All brand new hostesses booked AT THE PARTY.

So here is the first part I want everyone to see. My presentation is SO intentional. Every last bit of it is said or done for a reason. Booking, recruiting, and sales. All over the place, seeds are planted throughout my presentation.

And the purse booking game is something I will NEVER do without. It is the single most important thing that has created bookings for me. PERIOD. So watch this video! And if you’re on my team, the party presentation is in our files. If not, I will share it on the Director’s page and you will have to contact YOUR director to get a copy of it.


Personal Power Hour for Your Direct Sales Business

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If you are in Direct Sales, you need to be doing SOMETHING every single day to work your business.  This is my personal system I have created in order to track my activity for the following core areas of my business:

1. Booking leads

2. Recruiting leads

3. Hostess Coaching

4. Customer Care

I’ve got this system down to organized time blocking, working my Direct Sales business in 15 minute increments a day.  Not only have I seen my business blossom by doing this, but I have also fallen back in love with my business.

The biggest problem direct sales consultants have is not being organized. You sit down to work in the small amount of time you have, but your information is so scattered that you get next to nothing done. NO MORE! This is a series of videos I will be doing to teach you how to organize your business to the MAX.

Watch this video to learn more!


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

GREAT idea for Lead generation for Direct Sales Consultants

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So I was talking to my friend Chanette McKibben and we came up with this FUN and easy way to help our teams generate some leads for the fall selling season. The idea is to get 10 people to get 10 slips filled out for you. And each person who gets 10 completed forms back to you, will get a gift!

Watch this 3 minute video!







So a sample post would be…

Alright ladies! I need your help! I need 10 people to assist me and help me reach out to some new customers.  EACH person who does will get a FREE gift from me! All I need you to do is take 10 of these forms to your friends, family, or coworkers and have them fill the slip out. Return 10 completed forms to me and YOU get a FREE gift!! I will also do a drawing for one of my lucky new customers!! So who wants to help me out? So EASY to do!!

Not local to me? NO PROBLEM!! I will mail them to you with a pre-paid envelope to send them back to me!


And then just like that…BAM! You have some new leads to follow up with for the fall selling season! Merry Christmas! Love ya’ll! And happy lead generation day 🙂


Melissa Fietsam,

Ind. Senior Executive Director