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Hostess Coaching Notes with Shareable Links

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Hostess Coaching made EASY!

Check this out!

You can create a NOTE on your Facebook business page to do a series of Hostess Coaching links you can share with your hostesses.

If you would like to view my own NOTE: CLICK HERE

Here’s a video on how to create your own Facebook  NOTE:

What you want to add to your note:

  • Instructions on adding here friends to her Facebook event
  • Customer Specials
  • Hostess Specials
  • Any files she may need
  • Hostess benefits

Using OneDrive for your Hostess V.I.P. folder:

I love using OneDrive for my monthly hostess folder. It gives me a link I can share all month long with my hostesses. It saves me TIME. I can add:

  • Customer special flyer
  • Printable order form
  • PDFs of the catalogs
  • Graphics she can share

It’s all about working smarter, not harder!

When you set all these tools up for your hostess:

  • She stays informed
  • She is equipped on the go with all the tools she needs to have a successful party
  • She can easily access all information in one spot
  • YOU always have a link that is easy to share no matter where you’re at. It’s on your FB business page, so you can always grab it quickly!

Have you set up your Hostess Coaching Notes yets?

Have you joined our Facebook group for more tips just like these?

CLICK HERE TO JOIN

Melissa Fietsam

 

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!

Join me on Facebook

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Join me on Twitter

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Melissa Fietsam

4 Types of Posts to Increase Engagement in your Customer Facebook Groups

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Your customer groups on Facebook are an extremely important part of your business.

I’m going to give you 4 ways to increase your engagement with your customers.

Why is this important?

Because this is your tribe. These are your people, your posse. They are in that group because they chose to be. So make it worth their while. You have to create a community for them. Teach them things, make them smile, touch their heart, interact and get to know them. Because people shop with people they know, trust, and love. And you can’t build a community without some effort.

“Nobody comments on anything”

I’m the last person you want to say that to. Because I will be the first to tell you…if your customer group sucks…it’s probably cause you’re doing a sucky job as a consultant. Let’s not sugar coat it.

Either, they’re reciprocating YOUR attitude and effort, or you simply need new people. In every aspect of my business, I create a funnel to get new people into my customer group. Every month, every party, every fundraiser, every newsletter, everything. Always be growing your tribe.

Focusing on increasing engagement in your customer Facebook group will never be a waste of your time and energy.

 

So here’s 4 ways to Increase your engagement in your Facebook customer groups:

#1 Giveaways:

Do a weekly giveaway. Friday FUNday. Now before you cuss me out and tell me you can’t afford to do giveaways every week, hear me out. Five dollars. You can afford $5 a week for a giveaway. You can send a $5 Dunkin Donuts gift card via text or email. You can send a Starbucks giftcard for $5 via text. You can do anything you want.

By doing a weekly giveaway, you have them do something to earn it. It does not always have to be about your business either. And shouldn’t be.

  • Add 5 friends to the group (with their permission. Don’t get me started on adding people to groups without their permission)
  • Join this opportunity event (give them link to your next one)
  • Comment on this question (post an engagement graphic)
  • Anyone who books a party today (post an awesome reason to)

#2 Engagement Questions:

These are simple questions to increase engagement. But you know what the best thing about it is? When they answer, you get to know them. You start creating conversations with your customers and then something crazy starts happening. They start creating relationships with OTHER PEOPLE in your customer group. And then BAM! You’ve got a tribe. A place they want to be. A happy place in a crazy world. And that’s what it’s all about.

Here’s an example of an engagement post. And here’s an entire album of engagement graphics from Cinchshare:

78 FREE ENGAGEMENT GRAPHICS

#3 Cutest Pet Contest

Everybody loves their pets. Some people love them more than their kids…ask my mom…just kidding mom!! Kind of…

Every single time I’ve done a cutest pet contest or a cutest kid contest, I’ve had huge engagement and added tons of people to my group.

Basically, you run this for like 1-2 weeks. They add their picture to your group and the picture with the most “likes” wins. Now the key…is to get them to add their friends to VOTE. And the prize has to be REALLLLLLY GOOD for this one. BIG!

#4 Add a Friend Post

First, don’t EVER EVER EVER add people to your customer group without asking. You do NOT want to be that girl. I run contests all the time and tell them to add 5 people, or 10 people, or person who adds the most people. But I always make sure to tell them to ASK before they add. This will grow your page if you do it consistently. Here’s an example of one of mine. And this is GREAT for your weekly giveaways. Do once a month or every other month. Not too often!

So here’s 4 ideas…let’s brainstorm and let me hear what YOU love doing to get more interaction in your customer groups!

Melissa Fietsam

 

What’s the BEST Business Card for Your Direct Sales Business?

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I am STOKED about this marketing tool for my business! I love it and I want to make sure everyone knows about it.

So let me ask you, what does everyone woman carry in her purse-besides a pen? CHAPSTICK!! I have found a website that is super affordable to buy lip balms that are blank on the outside. And then you can also buy the labels for them and print your own labels with your business information!

That is TEN TIMES better than a business card! Cause no sane woman would ever throw away a lip balm, right?!

I bought pens and used them for years. But I like to be different. And this is definitely right up my alley!!

So check out my own below

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Now WHAT are you going to do with these?

1. You can give them to cashiers

2. You can put them in the tubes at the bank drive through

3. You can leave them for servers

4. You can hand to ANYONE you’re having a conversation with about your business

5. Give them to your friends and family so THEY always have your business information on them! They may have your regular information…but would they know your BUSINESS information? I think I’ll give my mom some extras to hand out FOR ME!

6. Use these at your parties for prizes and giveaways. Everyone loves lip balm! And that is SO cheap for a giveaway! Heck, it’s so cheap that you could give EVERYONE at your home party at checkout!

7. These would be great for vendor events

8. Great for Nurses and Teachers week!! Pass out mini grab bags. Or any type of swag bags you were asked to donate.

9. What about Halloween?! You could make little bags for the moms!

10. How about Christmas gifts to all your hostesses for the year? Keep your information in front of them!!

11. These would be great to pass out at your kids ball games. “Hey anybody need some chapstick? I just got these in and I love them”. Oh, yeah…sly as a fox…LOL!!!!

The possibilities are truly endless.

The most important thing in your Direct Sales business is to STAND OUT in the sea of consultants in your area. It doesn’t matter how many consultants are in your area. If they’re not marketing their business in a FUN way, or not even marketing at all, people will choose to shop with YOU. And that’s a fact Jack 😉 I am constantly looking for ways to stand out. To reach new people. To make conversations easier and more fun. To get my information into more people’s hands in an effective way. So what are YOU doing?

Here is the website to order your own blank lip balms:

Round lip balm: 

http://www.bulkapothecary.com/white-lip-balm-jars-filled-and-unlabeled/

Regular “stick” lip balm: 

http://www.bulkapothecary.com/lip-balm/white-stick-lip-balm-comes-in-6-great-flavors-starting-at-19-unit/

Now I’m not talented enough to make those cute little labels. So Kim, from Night Owl Custom Design on Facebook, made them for me!

You can click the link below to order your own labels if you order these. They’re super affordable and totally worth it!

Here is the link for the round labels:

https://nightowlcustomdesign.ecwid.com/#!/Labels-Personalized-Lip-Balm-Round-labels/p/52409193

and here is the link for the tall lip balm labels –

https://nightowlcustomdesign.ecwid.com/#!/Labels-Personalized-Lip-Balm-Tall-Rectangular-labels/p/52409194/category=12983062

Happy Marketing ladies!!

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Starting a Blog for your Direct Sales Business

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About 6 years ago, I got the grand idea that I should start a blog.

Blogging for your sales business, thirty-one gifts, how to start a blog

Like…the chic who knew nothing about blogging, or what platform to use, or cost, or anything really. I just knew I wanted to do it. So I spent an entire weekend learning how.

Was it easy? Not really. Was it worth it? Yep. One of the best things I ever did for my business. Most good things aren’t easy though, right?

So now I blog a couple of times a week, and in fact, I have THREE blogs. So I want to show you how it can help your business.

What is a blog?

A blog is simply an extension of your voice. It’s writing about what you are passionate about. It’s teaching others, sharing with others, and engaging with your audience.

How much does it cost?

It’s totally free. I highly recommend WordPress.com. It was very easy to choose a theme and start plugging away. Any time I had questions or couldn’t figure something out, I Googled or watched YouTube videos.

What can a blog do for your business?

Well, I have one for my Direct Sales business:

https://melissafietsamblog.wordpress.com/

I have one for our team…and then the one you’re reading this on right now:)

The one for my business serves a ton of purposes:

Landing Page: I can create a well scripted post with links, videos, and graphics and then guide my customers to a professional looking page in order to view the information they are requesting. Want to know more about the opportunity? Great! I have a link for that. That’s a landing page.

Searchable Content: By creating all this on a blog, it’s now searchable content. So you’re actually getting 3 times the punch, out of everything you do. It’s working smarter, not harder.

Shareable Content: Talk about working smarter…I can share my blog in one easy click to Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest, Facebook, literally anywhere. So people ask me all the time how I do EVERYTHING. Well, I really just work smarter. I make one post and share in multiple ways on multiple platforms. That is what Cinchshare and WordPress can help you do. My two favorite platforms!

Tell a Story: You can tell a story that resonates with people, but isn’t “in your face selling”. And it leads them to your page and your information. THIS is where you build an audience and engagement. By being REAL. Here’s an example:

https://melissafietsamblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/01/message-to-my-sons-preschool-teacher/

Help People: This is a place where you can give valuable information about your industry. For example, my personal business is organizational products and bags. So I’ll be posting more about Organizational Tips and home hacks. NOTHING to do with my business, per say, but giving valuable information to my customers and potential customers. Because when I share those posts all over social media channels…it leads them right back to my blog full of business information.

Customer Group: This is a great thing to keep you consistently posting in your customer group. Make it a goal to write one blog post a week and share that into your customer group. That’s my new goal. To be a VALUE and a SERVICE to my customers without selling to them.

Time Management: I love that I can post something once, and I always know where to find it. My blog is a brain dump for me. Instead of doing things in a messy and non-consistent way, I make one organized post that takes me about 10 minutes longer. And now, I have it FOREVER. Literally. I can search and share with my team, my customers, whatever I want…whenever I want. So it saves me TIME.

What do you need to know about blogging?

Here’s some quick fire tips you need to know.

  • Go to WordPress.com and just play around. Start it, create some graphics and banners, just JUMP. And keep at it for 3 months. The more you do it, the easier it is. And now that my page is set up, it’s as simple as writing and clicking publish. That’s it.

 

  • Share to ALL your social media channels. Create original graphics for each post and share them to your Facebook business pages, your customer groups, Twitter, Pinterest, everywhere!

 

  • NEVER take someone’s content or graphics. By law, anything I write on my blog is my personal property. So if you take someone’s “words” you’re actually committing a crime. A blog is to be ORIGINAL, not a copy. Make it personal and you will see the magic happen when people resonate with YOU and your words.

 

  • Never take graphics from Google and put them on your blog. Same thing, you don’t have rights to those graphics and you can get in trouble for it. Use sites like Pixabay.com for graphics and then edit them with your branding in Canva.com.

 

  • Make sure your title of your blog is NOT your company. You are not your company, you are an individual. So get creative or simply use your name!

 

  • Make sure your blog post titles have tons of keywords in them. That is how people will find your content in searches.

 

  • Schedule your posts (so easy to do in WordPress). I would say posting twice a week is good. Once is totally fine. But make a goal and stick to it. And then take that published post and schedule it out to all your other social media channels via Cinchshare (you can schedule the link to your blog).

 

  • Keep it short and sweet! A blog post should be 300 words minimum in order to be indexed by Google. If you write TOO much, people will lose interest. And there’s actually research that shows that shorter blog posts get shared more! People’s attention spans are like squirrels anymore! So…I was gonna write 10 tips, but we’ll stop at 8! HAHA!

Love you guys! Happy blogging!!

Melissa Fietsam

Thirty-One February Facebook Party Script

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Here is my script for my February parties.

I am going to be posting my party scripts 2 months behind, so you can get an idea of posts to use or change up! I stopped posting my monthly scripts because Facebook is cracking down pretty hard! But I still want to be able to show you all what I’m up to.

So this is a 4 day script. I’m testing new formats every month, so you’ll see a lot of changes each month.

 

PLEASE NOTE 3 THINGS:

#1: Do NOT use my links for any photo albums, they are all linked to ME. And any graphics I share on here are NOT for use. You can use the idea and create your own. But please do not alter or use my photos in any way.

#2: Make sure you’re changing up the wording a bit.

Facebook does not like all of us using the same things (graphics and wording). So change it up, make it your own! And help keep us all safe on Facebook!

#3: I Use Cinchshare to schedule my party posts.

It’s one of the best things I ever did for my business. I schedule all posts for my parties in 30 minutes. So I can be out playing with my kids while my parties are going full steam ahead! Here is a free 5 WEEK trial for you!! Go to www.cinchshare.com and check it out and enter the promo code “CINCHFREE” to get 5 weeks of Cinchshare for FREE. Your business and your family will thank you!

And here’s a video to teach you how to schedule those posts if you need help:

 

PRE-POSTS (day before the actual party starts):

I start this on February 1st. Then the actual party posts start on February 2nd. The actual party only lasts 4 days, then I post reminders once a day until the 13th of the month when we try to wrap it all up and get orders in.

I typically post 5 times a day during the 4 day event:

9am, noon, 3pm, 6pm, 7pm

On the first day, I do 5 “pre-party posts”. This gives the hostess time to get everyone invited and involved before the actual party starts.

 

DESCRIPTION of the February Facebook event:

If you’ve never been to a Thirty-One party, you’re in for a TREAT! And if you’ve been to one before, you’re gonna love this one MORE! LOL! We’re going to have FUN!

This party will last for 4 days! You’ll see some games, some prizes, some organizational tips, some gift giving ideas, and a whole lot of PRETTY THINGS YOU NEED;)

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

Be sure to click GOING so you don’t miss out on all the fun and prizes! I’m giving away ONE PRIZE a day during the LIVE 4 day event! And friends don’t let friends shop alone, so be sure to invite your friends too!

February Customer Special: Spend $35 and choose up to TWO Mini Storage Bins or All-In Organizers – in any combination – for $8 each.

Ready to order?

  1. Go to http://www.buymybags.com
  2. Click on MY SCHEDULED PARTIES
  3. Click on your hostess’s name!

Got questions?

Call or text me: 513-225-1775 – or-

Message me on FB. – or –

Send a bat signal into the sky. I’m all yours! And super easy to reach!

PRE-POST (9am): So Here is an example of my Introduction:

Hi there! My name is Melissa Fietsam, some people call me the crazy chicken lady. I love cooking and posting recipes, and it’s mostly chicken. Not as cool as like…Bat Woman…but I’ll take it;)

I’ve been with Thirty-One for over EIGHT YEARS! I’m getting old! But I have 5 kids who keep me young…NOT! They’re all nuts. But they’re a lot of fun! Sometimes, when they’re sleeping! Just kidding, HA! Their ages run from 3 years old to 18! So, I’m a little crazy. Self diagnosed and living the dream:)

Thirty-One is simply FUN. And PRACTICAL. And gosh darn it, it gets me out of the house! So I love it and I LOVE to share it! I’m a retired Registered Nurse. I used to work in the Emergency Department and I taught LPN’s at a local college on the side. Now I’m a stay at home mom with TWO jobs that I get to work from home! I’m also a social media trainer and get to travel the country several times a month. FUN!!

TICKET ALERT: Okay, so tell me about YOU!!

Where do you live?

Where did you meet the hostess?

What’s your occupation? (mine is really full time taxi mom)

What’s your favorite TV SHOW?! (just cause i really need a new one…HA!)

PRE-POST (noon):

((to see what I do with the great big giveaway: https://buymybagsblog.com/2016/05/06/best-thing-i-ever-did-for-my-thirty-one-business/))

I can’t wait to show you the new SPRING catalog! 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 4 day event!
  2. Give away some free prizes, over $150!! You don’t want to miss this!
  3. I’ll post lots of ideas for great products and how to use them
  4. And we’re going to help your hostesses 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 ❤ to answer questions

PRE-POST:

The actual party starts TOMORROW!

FREE PRIZES ~ FREE PRIZES ~ FREE PRIZES: RSVP to your hostesses party and click GOING to this event so you don’t miss $150 in giveaways!

Like I said… the BEST part of this party is that I LOVE to give away FREE prizes and all you have to do for the chance to win one is COMMENT on our posts throughout the party and keep your eye out for THE GREAT BIG GIVEAWAY! Easy Peasy!

 

PRE-POST (3pm):

((I was giving away $1 lottery tickets. That was annoying and I’m not doing that anymore. LOL!))

FREE prizes EVERY DAY. Did I mention that? Maybe…we should start a day early?!!

Anytime you see TICKET ALERT…you’re going to want to answer! Cause that gets you a  ticket into THAT day’s drawing for a free prize!

TICKET ALERT (this is not a drill…HAHA!): Invite 3 friends to this event, then TAG them in the post below and YOU are entered in to win today’s prize! #HOLLA

 

PRE-POST (6pm):

Have you SEEN the new spring catalog?? Oh. MY. Gracious. There’s some things you need in there. And I’m ordering right along with you because this catalog was JUST RELEASED on February 1st! Hot off the press!

TICKET ALERT: Okay…check out the catalog and tell me (don’t forget…you get entered in to WIN a prize EVERY DAY for each comment throughout the party):

Your favorite THING you need in there!

Your favorite COLOR/PATTERN in there!

https://issuu.com/buymybags/docs/spring_catalog

 

PRE-POST (7pm):

Have you ever heard of Thirty-One? It would be pretty silly not to tell you WHAT we are, right?

TICKET ALERT: A lot of people have heard of us…but do you REALLY know what we’re all about?

Watch this quick video and tell me ONE THING you learned about Thirty-One that you didn’t know before!!

And then guess what…PARTY starts tomorrow! Make sure you have your notifications turned on for this event, you don’t want to miss those daily PRIZES!!

 

Day 1:

POST ONE:

Holy moly it’s almost Valentine’s Day!!

And you know what’s right around the corner?

February 14th-Valentine’s Day

March 12th– Daylight Savings Time

March 17th– St. Patrick’s Day

April 1st– April Fool’s Day (time to start planning something evil to trick my children. HA!)

April 16th– Easter

TICKET ALERT: Tell me what your favorite holiday is? And who do YOU buy gifts for on Valentine’s Day. I do my husband and my kids. And I try to send the grandparents a homemade gift from the kids too.

POST 2:

Check out this video for the CUTEST Easter baskets EVER for $8! When you spend $35 you can get TWO of these for $8 each!! That’s a STEAL!

TICKET ALERT: Tell me which Mini Storage Bin is your favorite

 

 

POST 3:

So how can Thirty-One make your life better? Well, unless you’re THIS guy…we can help you take in the groceries 🙂

Check out our entire line of Utility Totes that will make your grocery shopping SO much easier.

Nothing falling out of your trunk (especially that bottle of wine when you open the trunk…ouch!), no cans rolling all over the place, and only ONE TRIP! BAM!

TICKET ALERT: Tell me which utility totes are your favorite and which pattern!!

LINK TO Utility: https://www.mythirtyone.com/missy78/category/totes?page=1

 

POST 4:

Let’s play a little game! My customer group is AWESOME and they decided the top 5 things you put in your purse!

TICKET ALERT: Your job is to tell me what YOU think the top 5 items women keep in their purse!

Remember…we’re giving away ONE prize each day! Ready, Set, GO! Person who guesses all 5 first, gets DOUBLE tickets!

Insert link: https://media.tenor.co/images/5f919bd26c193b273c14b10919dbff19/raw

(ANSWERS-DO NOT PUT THIS IN INITIAL POST): wallet, cell phone, keys, pens, receipts

 

 

POST 5:

(I created this Facebook live BEFORE the party on my facebook business page. Then I scheduled it into my script with Cinchshare)

I spend the majority of my time in the kitchen. With 5 kids, someone is always starving and I have to cook for an army! So I’m going to show you some ways I use Thirty-One in my own kitchen to organize counters, underneath the counters, and my pantry!

TICKET ALERT: What’s one idea you would LOVE to have in your kitchen?!

 

 

 

Day 2:

POST ONE:

So I’m a sports mom. Anyone have kids in sports or maybe an obsessed spouse? Or is anyone a fitness buff? My boys are in basketball and baseball. So we spend A LOT of time in the car and on the go. My full-time job is really a taxi mom!

But I love that 31 has so much to make our lives easier on the go!

Check out this link to view some of our favorite products for “on the go”.

https://www.mythirtyone.com/missy78/category/totes?page=1

And then…check out this album full of goodies and…

TICKET ALERT: tell me your favorite thing in this album of pictures I’ve collected for you: https://goo.gl/photos/NXGteFp7cF5yco4Y9

 

POST TWO:

TICKET ALERT: Join my customer group and you earn a ticket into today’s prize drawing!

LINK TO JOIN: insert customer group link

You will be the first to see customer special, company announcements, AND the first to shop from OUTLET SALES!

 POST THREE:

One thing I love…FOOD. It’s my love language. So naturally, Thirty-One’s thermal line is one of my favorites! We have thermals to fit one person or 10! And I love them ALL!

TICKET ALERT: Check out all these thermals and tell me what YOU use thermals for the most? Ours is mostly traveling, kids’ games, that kind of thing. And of course, my kids use them every day at school!

https://goo.gl/photos/8DSHbetiuCdGaRfJ8

And here is ALL our thermal products and prints for you to take a peek at!

https://www.mythirtyone.com/missy78/category/thermal?page=1

 

POST FOUR:

Check out one of our brand new caddy’s!

TICKET ALERT: Tell me what YOU would use this for!

 

POST FIVE:

Ok, where’s my crafty and office supplies girls?

Is anyone here obsessed with planners?

I’m an office supply junkie. I love sticky notes and pens and notebooks and…on and on…

So if that’s you…you will love this album I have put together for you!

TICKET ALERT: tell me:

  1. Do you do anything crafty?
  2. Are you an office supply junkie too?

https://goo.gl/photos/DVxEFWNYcvghbDsh9

 

Day 3:

POST ONE:

I am SO over WINTER!! I’m ready for summer! So we’re just going to pretend today that it is summer. Deal?

So in order for you to get ready for your early summer…HAHA!…here is an album to get you dreaming!

I love how Thirty-One makes my summer FUN and FUNctional!

https://goo.gl/photos/MKfikaQS3oQcWk5R8

TICKET ALERT: snap a picture of your weather report on your phone so we can feel bad for the person with the coldest temperature!

 

POST TWO:

TICKET ALERT: Think warm thoughts…What is your favorite place to vacation?

Last summer our whole family went to an RV Park in Sarasota, FL called Sun N Fun. We spent 5 days there and had SO much fun visiting all the different nearby beaches!

 POST THREE:

TICKET ALERT:

So easy! Fill out this quick survey and you get entered into the drawing and prize for today!

Andyou get a sneak peek at what HOSTESSES are getting this month!

((create a google survey with information for them to see and fill out!))

 

POST FOUR:

I LOVE to travel! And I travel a lot for both of my jobs. So travel gear is one thing I can’t live without!

I created a board to show you how Thirty-One can help you travel in STYLE!

TICKET ALERT: Tell me:

  1. One thing you NEED in this board
  2. And are you planning a vacation this year? Where to?

https://goo.gl/photos/dEssdee8QaMSd7aw7

 

POST FIVE:

Do you LOVE Thirty-One and have a wish list that’s bigger than your budget?!

That’s why I joined Thirty-One! The discount…shhh…don’t tell my boss. LOL!

So I have an AWESOME deal for you!

Get a free gift every single month and have fun while shopping for your entire list on a well-planned budget! Check this out!

TICKET ALERT: Tell me what you think below! And if you join one today, YOU will be getting a goody box headed your way TOMORROW!

((insert a NOTE you’ve created on your Facebook business page talking about joining a hostess of the month club))

Day 4:

POST ONE:

TICKET ALERT: Tell me what kind of Valentine’s gift YOU love getting the most?

Are you a jewelry girl, flowers, handmade & from the heart, or a…”just give me chocolate girl?

I’m either C or D!!

 

 

POST TWO:

Booking incentive, FB Live at NOON

 

POST THREE:

Now it wouldn’t be a Facebook party without PURSES! I have of show you some of my FAVORITES!

And here’s a group of ALL of our purses!

TICKET ALERT: So tell me which one is your favorite AND…are you a big purse girl or a little purse girl?

https://www.mythirtyone.com/missy78/category/purses?page=1

 

POST FOUR:

We’re going to play a little game today…

TICKET ALERT: You get one ticket for EVERY question you ask me!

Ask me ANYTHING you want about my job, bar none, you can ask me anything!

These are the TWO enrollment kits you get to choose from! It’s $99 and comes with everything you need to start your business: catalogs, order forms, mini catalogs, and flyers!

So if you don’t know what to ask and just want to earn a prize, here’s some cheat questions to get you started!

How much do you need to stay active?

Are there any hidden fees?

How hard is it to book a party?

What is your discount as a consultant?

Do you get any free product as a consultant?

Do you have to do home shows?

Can I work my business ONLY online?

Ask away! One person will be winning a prize tonight!

POST FIVE:

I just wanted to say THANK YOU for partying with me.

Guess what?

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.

If you’d like to join my customer group, click on this link and you’ll be the first one invited to OUTLET SALES and to know the upcoming customer specials and DEALS!

insert customer group link

This is the end of our Facebook portion, but you have until February 15th to place your orders!

Ready to order?

  1. Go to http://www.buymybags.com
  2. Click on MY SCHEDULED PARTIES
  3. Click on your hostess’s name!

 After this you’re going to want to post once a day for the remainder of the party!

Hope this gives you an idea of some things to work off of!

Next party script I’ll share was a 7 day script and the script was GREAT…but way too long for me! Next month we will actually be going to a 3 day script, and one of those days is pre-posts!

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

Create an Offer on your Facebook Business Page

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This is one of the coolest tools on your Facebook Business Page!

You can create an OFFER! Check this out:

So what would you link it to?

  1. Link to your opportunity page. When someone asks you for information on the opportunity, you can share the link for this offer and it will send them directly to YOUR site!
  2. When someone asks about booking, you can send them directly to YOUR site with the booking tab on your site. So they can see the benefits of hosting a party with you.
  3. Create an offer for a tab that links to the customer specials on your site.
  4. Create a “landing page” on your blog or Facebook page that talks about joining a Hostess of the Month Club, hosting a fundraiser, literally anything you want!

How can you share it?

  1. When someone asks about information, you have it at your fingertips and you look incredibly professional!
  2. You can share these in your Facebook events
  3. You can share these in your customer group

Want to know something extra cool?

When someone clicks on this, they will get a REMINDER notification about whatever they clicked on!! How cool is that?!

Someone said they don’t have the “OFFERS” tab on their business page:

Go to your page

There is a menu on left hand side

Click on manage tabs

Click on “add tab”

Click on “offers”

BAM! You just added it to your page!

Now it’s time to go rock your business!

 

Hustle & Hugs,

Melissa Fietsam

#socialmedia #facebookpage #business #facebookbusinesspage #directsales

Thirty-One Facebook Party Planning

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Facebook parties are a HUGE part of Direct Sales these days. Wouldn’t you like to spend some time increasing your recruiting, booking, and sales?

Well, I am. And I made this form to help me PLAN my party better. Check this out:

Things you need to think about planning in your party. Here’s a simple rundown of what I think is important to include:

  1. Holiday relevance to your product and how it relates to any upcoming holidays
  2. Games
  3. Booking- hostess specials
  4. Join your customer group
  5. Recruiting Information
  6. Your personal booking incentive
  7. Live FB video
  8. Monthly Customer Specials
  9. Introduction

Once you have the important things plugged in, then you can fill it with fun “selling” posts showing off your product.

**And ALWAYS try to ask a question in each post to keep it interactive!

Since I’ve started planning my Facebook parties, they simply FLOW better. They just make sense. So I highly encourage you to really take some time and put some thought into what it is you would like to do with your Facebook parties and get creative!

Here’s our team file I made to plan your own Facebook party if you’d like:

https://1drv.ms/b/s!AkYgT2PVhSEHjAgNUF20H58_v1ec

Hugs and happy planning!

Melissa Fietsam

 

Host Your own Fashion Show in January!

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Here’s a FUN idea for January that will:

  1. Get January sales
  2. Get February bookings
  3. Increase #’s in your customer group
  4. Increase participation in the Facebook event
  5. And make life easier by integrating all these ideas into ONE event!

So I’m basically taking all my January ideas and getting them all into one group!

I’m going to use my normal January Facebook Party Script which you can find here:

https://buymybagsblog.com/2016/12/12/january-thirty-one-facebook-script/

I’m going to take out a few of those posts and add in the SNEAK PEEK posts. I’ll post one SNEAK PEEK a day.

I’m going to be doing daily giveaways of $1 Lottery Tickets. They won’t know what that prize is, just a mystery prize each day for participation in the event.

When I mail that lottery ticket, I’ll be mailing with a card that says, “didn’t win ? Win BIG and turn this in for $10 off your February party when you book your own SPRING party in February!”

I also created a POLL in my customer group to get some buzz going. If you don’t know hwo to do that, here’s a video: HOW TO CREATE A POLL

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I’ll be reminding everyone that anyone who orders on this party will also be mailed their very own Spring Catalog. That is something I’m personally doing, not the company. I’m using my commission from this party to mail those catalogs!

Here’s some graphics I made for my Spring Fashion Show Event:

Showing off the new hostess exclusives

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Talking about some on the go items!

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Talking about some of the new organizing products:

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Talking about the retirement list:

retiring-items

Talking about some of the new products and colors:

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Talking about the new thermals and updates:

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Happy January Bookings!

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

www.buymybags.com