Marketing your direct sales business door to door…say WHAT?

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Check out this quick video to explain how EASY it would be to have an excuse to knock on people’s doors this summer and pass out your business information!


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


Become a Thirty-One Consultant

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So WHY would you want to become a Thirty-One Consultant? That’s what this post is all about! I want to tell you all the benefits to becoming a consultant with Thirty-One. And also why OUR team is the right fit for YOU!

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So, before you join any direct sales company, you should do your research!

1.  First, you need to research the company

Is it a solid company? Does it’s core values match up with yours? Thirty-One is all about celebrating, encouraging, and rewarding women. And boy do they do it well! Thirty-One was named from 31 Proverbs which talks all about celebrating women who are leading the way.

2. Research the enrollment options

Thirty-One is offering 2 different enrollment kits. So you get to pick your patterns! This is SO important. Because you have to love what you’re selling.  If you’re not passionate and in love with the products you are trying to sell….you won’t convince anyone else why they should buy from you.

3. Research the career path

How easy is it to advance in the company? If it’s hard for you to understand, ask someone! With Thirty-One, it’s so simple. You recruit 2 people underneath and start earning commission on THEIR sales. You recruit 4 people and meet certain quotas and you become a director. If you work hard with Thirty-One, you can easily advance quickly! Make sure you understand the career path before you join!

4. Research your upline. What is your Upline?

Your upline is who you’re enrolling under. Ask them about what kind of team she belongs to. Are they supportive? Ask her who her director is. She should KNOW who her director is! This is a great sign that she is on a good team. The support you receive from your team, will make a big difference in your career.

Our team is top notch! We have trainings, conference calls, incentives to get you out of your box, daily team tips, weekly newsletters, and monthly newsletters. And much more! So just make sure you know what kind of TEAM you’re getting when you enroll under someone!

Thirty-One also offers something called C&C meetings all over the country, bi-monthly.  Directors hold these meetings, so you’re sure to find one near you. AND…home office sends a gift to every single consultant who registers for the meeting and attends! This sets us up for success by getting new product into our hands to share with our customers.

5. Ask about what kind of incentives the company offers

Thirty-One is always setting their consultants up for success.  Before the launch of every catalog, we have the opportunity to earn whole kits full of new product so that we don’t have to fork out money to keep new products in our kits!

We also have a chance to earn conference attendance for FREE

And as I said above, you also get a new product every other month just for attending a one hour training bi-monthly

I have also earned trips to Mexico 3 times and one trip to Punta Cana!

Thirty-One and our team would love to have YOU join us. If you’re interested in more information about joining our team, please don’t hesitate to contact me. You can view some picture of our team on this website. Just click this link: Our Thirty-One team

We also have a start up tab for our new consultants on this site. It walks you through your first steps as a consultant.  It’s password protected and you get that password when you sign up!

Our new consultants also get a welcome packet full of information on how to kick start your business!

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



These 2 chics are crazy!

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I’m introducing a new segment called Brain Swap! My friend Melanie Moore is just as crazy as I am. Her big brain and big ideas motivate me, keep me focused, and help spark my imagination. And I LOVE it and I LOVE her! So I’m going to be introducing her to all of you very soon! Along with some very exciting news 🙂


But these segments will be direct sales tid bits  and tips from our lunch dates. Once a month, Melanie and I meet for lunch and brainstorm idea after idea on how to run our business. We share everything with each other to help our own business, our kids, our lives, and our teams. She’s my side kick! And we have some VERY exciting news coming up that I can’t wait to share with everyone!!

So…tip #1…has absolutely nothing to do with direct sales. It’s just plain FUN!

Melanie taught me about something called Geocaching.  If you want something fun and cheap to do with the kids this summer, this is the coolest thing EVER! There is literally a treasure hunt in your back yard and you didn’t even know it! You download this FREE app and it shows you where hidden boxes are, all over the United States.  You use the GPS on the app to find the hidden “box” and hints on where to find it. This was our very first one we did. My kids are 11,13,15, and then i have 2 babies (19 months and 5 months). And my big kids had a blast with it! You can literally do this ANYWHERE you go! Now every time we get in the car…my kids ask if we can do it! It’s a great way to spend some quality time together, without costing a penny, and just building memories together. I am SO thankful Melanie showed this to me! When you find the box, you mark it FOUND on your app. You can also pay for a premium app with them and find even MORE boxes!


I’m still in awe that there are little boxes hidden everywhere around me…I have to find them ALL….lol!!!

There is an app for your phone that you can download called Geocach and this is what it looks like:


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Check out this website for a Geocach 101 Guide:

Geocach Website


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



Thank You cards for Direct Sales Consultants

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First of all, be honest…do you even SEND thank you cards to every one of your customers? 

Until about 6 months ago, I didn’t! But I feel 100% better about my business now that I am. I know each and every person is getting an estimated shipping time and a THANK YOU for supporting my business.  When was the last time YOU got a thank you card from someone? I bet you can count it on one hand, right?

Why not set yourself apart in the direct sales industry by providing REMARKABLE customer service? Send a thank you card!

And then make sure you’re giving an effort on that thank you card to make a personal connection. The person who orders from you may not know I have 5 children. They may not know that I don’t look like a super freak crazy purse lady stalker. So if I put my picture, and a picture of my children, maybe she’ll be more apt to open an email or respond to a text.

~THINK about everything you do

~Be INTENTIONAL about everything you say

~And be PURPOSEFUL in the way you conduct your business 

Here are my thank you post cards, front and back. I made these from a template on

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



What is a Thirty-One Party to Go?

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Would you love to earn FREE Thirty-One products but just don’t have the time to host a party?

I want to tell you about a PARTY TO GO!


What is a Thirty-One PARTY TO GO?

This is where you take a hostess packet, catalogs, monthly specials fliers, and order forms…you pass it out to all your friends and family while you’re on the go…and you collect a few orders! It’s SO easy to do!

Why should you host a Thirty-One PARTY TO GO?

You can earn FREE, half price, and hostess exclusive items just for collecting $200 in orders! That could be just a few orders!

Who can host a Thirty-One PARTY TO GO?

ANYONE! It doesn’t matter if you live in my town or 10 states away…I can mail you a hostess packet and set your party up online! Your friends and family can order from you, no matter where they’re at! I’m from Ohio, and had 2 parties to go in Louisiana last month! And they both earned tons of FREE, HALF PRICE, and hostess exclusive items.

When should you host a Thirty-One PARTY TO GO?

Right now! There’s no better time than the present! Get your Thirty-One summer gear to make your summer as stylish, organized, and as FUN as it can be!

Want more information on how EASY it is to host a Thirty-One PARTY TO GO?

Fill out this survey below and you could be set up for style this summer. No matter how busy you are…or where you live…I can help you! And I LOVE to spoil my hostesses!


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


Hostess Coaching Made Simple for Direct Sales

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This past year has been so crazy for me. I have 5 children and I’ve had 2 babies in the last 2 years! So my house is literally a circus. So I have spent the last year creating systems for my Thirty-One business. And now I run my business like a well oiled MACHINE! I focused on the things that mattered to me. And hostess coaching was a huge part of that.

The #1 complaint of hostesses, is lack of communication from their consultant. Don’t be HER!

This is not an overnight process, but I couldn’t be happier with the result. So, occasionally you will see things I do with my hostess coaching. And this is the first! As soon as they book a party, this letter goes in the mail I got this from another fabulous director, and I’m not sure who to give credit to or I would!

But it’s the perfect letter to just say “thank you” and touch base. Simple, easy, FUN.

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



How to generate effective leads for your direct sales business

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Check out this video on how to maximize your lead generation for your direct sales business.


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


Church Fundraiser Idea

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Does your Church have something you need to raise money for? I can help you ease some of those expenses with a Thirty-One Fundraiser!

Host a Thirty-One party and 30% of ALL SALES will be donated to your church !

There are a few ways to do this:

1. Online link to your party. So friends and family from everywhere can place orders

2. Facebook party so you can invite friends and family and I can help generate sales for you

3. Home Show

4. Catalog party

5. Set up a party at church and invite the whole church to participate!

6. Or a combination of any or all of the above!

If you would like to set up your church fundraiser today, fill out the survey below and let’s get you started! Not local, NO WORRIES! I can help you no matter where you live!

Fill out the survey below and let’s get started!

Melissa Fietsam, Ind. Senior Executive Director


Marketing you can’t do without for Direct Sales Consultants

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There is a website called And everyone should know about it! Let me tell you what I’ve done!



I’m always trying to maximize my marketing efforts, and this is one I researched, tried a few different sites, and decided this was the best.

Slick Text is a site where you can set up a # for your customers to text. Then they text a KEY WORD to that number, and it sends a message back from you. This is called your “auto response”.

Mine was always connected to my Facebook page and my customer group.  However, a team member of ours, suggested putting a SURVEY link from! So, now….they get a link to my survey AND my Facebook! You can view my survey below. And feel free to fill it out if you would like some more information about my business, but NO Thirty-One consultants please!


(the picture above are the questions on my survey)

So what does it look like?

Here is my old catalog label, I don’t use it anymore, so I don’t mind posting that key word:

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You would see: Text “loves31” to the #31996. And when they did that, they got my auto response message below:

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I would highly suggest doing this! I put this on my business cards and my labels to my catalogs and mini catalogs. It’s marketing at it’s BEST!

5 prize give a ways! Get YOURS!

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I’m drawing 5 gifts to send on June 10th if anyone wants to fill out this survey about my Thirty-One business! I love to give away FREE Thirty-One product!

Just my awesome friends 🙂 I’m getting ready to start some mass give a ways and this is the first!!
And SHARE this survey with your friends!! They like free too 🙂 🙂