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?
- Go to http://www.buymybags.com
- Click on MY SCHEDULED PARTIES
- Click on your hostess’s name!
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!)
((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?
- We will have a 4 day event!
- Give away some free prizes, over $150!! You don’t want to miss this!
- I’ll post lots of ideas for great products and how to use them
- And we’re going to help your hostesses earn LOTS of free and half price items!
- 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
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!
((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
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!
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!!
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.
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
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
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!
(ANSWERS-DO NOT PUT THIS IN INITIAL POST): wallet, cell phone, keys, pens, receipts
(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?!
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”.
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
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!
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!
And here is ALL our thermal products and prints for you to take a peek at!
Check out one of our brand new caddy’s!
TICKET ALERT: Tell me what YOU would use this for!
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:
- Do you do anything crafty?
- Are you an office supply junkie too?
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!
TICKET ALERT: snap a picture of your weather report on your phone so we can feel bad for the person with the coldest temperature!
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!
So easy! Fill out this quick survey and you get entered into the drawing and prize for today!
And…you get a sneak peek at what HOSTESSES are getting this month!
((create a google survey with information for them to see and fill out!))
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:
- One thing you NEED in this board
- And are you planning a vacation this year? Where to?
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))
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!!
Booking incentive, FB Live at NOON
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?
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!
I just wanted to say THANK YOU for partying with me.
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?
- Go to http://www.buymybags.com
- Click on MY SCHEDULED PARTIES
- 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!
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!
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!
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:
- Holiday relevance to your product and how it relates to any upcoming holidays
- Booking- hostess specials
- Join your customer group
- Recruiting Information
- Your personal booking incentive
- Live FB video
- Monthly Customer Specials
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:
Hugs and happy planning!
Here’s a FUN idea for January that will:
- Get January sales
- Get February bookings
- Increase #’s in your customer group
- Increase participation in the Facebook event
- 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:
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
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
Talking about some on the go items!
Talking about some of the new organizing products:
Talking about the retirement list:
Talking about some of the new products and colors:
Talking about the new thermals and updates:
Happy January Bookings!
Melissa Fietsam, Ind. Executive Director at Thirty-One Gifts
Here’s your January Booking Idea #4:
You get 6 people to collect $100 in orders.
You split the hostess benefits between those 6 people.
First person to turn in their $100 gets top choice on gift they want.
If they collect $200 in orders, they get TWO prizes.
It’s an EASY way to get people collecting orders! You can mail them a catalog and customer special flier, do a Facebook party, whatever they want!
Melissa Fietsam, Ind. Executive Director at Thirty-One Gifts
#thirtyonegifts #directsales #2017 #thirtyone
Here’s your January booking idea #3:
Let’s have an ORGANIZING PARTY!
So here’s the deal!
It’s January. And that means refocus. Reorganize. Recover from the holidays. Set priorities for the new year. And ORGANIZE your life.
What better time to throw an organizing party?!
Here’s what I want you to do.
- Set up a party on your website called Organized in 2017 (or some clever name you come up with)
For 10 days, you’re going to come up with TEN products that help YOU organize your life with Thirty-One.
Each day, you’re going to:
- Post a picture or group of pictures of that product and how you can use it to organize. And don’t forget the actual LINK to that product.
- Then you’re going to go FACEBOOK LIVE in your customer group and show them that ACTUAL product in your house. Super quick, super easy.
And you’ve already told everyone that ANYONE who orders $35 or more in January, will be getting a brand new Spring Catalog. So make sure you remind them of that in EACH Facebook Live video.
So there you go. 10 days of Organizing. Let’s show them what Thirty-One can do for them!!
Here’s a video to explain more:
Melissa Fietsam, Ind. Executive Director at Thirty-One Gifts
#thirtyonegifts #thirtyone #31bag #31bags #directsales #2017 #January
I LOVE to do fundraisers! They are one of my favorite parts of this “job” of mine!
I’ve been doing fundraisers for about 7 years now. I’m going on 8 years of being a consultant! So everything runs like clock work when you host a fundraiser with me! I want to show you all the fun and unique ways we can do fundraisers to help you and your organization or cause.
So how do I do them?
And HOW can I help YOU and your organization?
Here’s the TOP 5 ways we can run a fundraiser to benefit YOU!
The great thing about these things, is that you can COMBINE any and all ways that you love! Combining a few different ways will ensure your team’s success when it comes to hosting a fundraiser with me!
#1 Online Party
This is SO easy! We have a link to your fundraiser on my website and everyone can follow the link to order. 30% of all orders are donated to your organization. All participants get a packet of goodies with a catalog, fliers, and order forms.
#2 Home Show
You can host a home show and invite all your friends and family to see the product themselves and order there!
#3 Facebook Event
Facebook events are GREAT to show people product usage and great ideas on HOW they could enjoy some Thirty-One in their lives while donating to a great cause. I set the entire event up for you and all you have to do is invite your friends. All ordering is done online. Easy peezy!
#4 Trunk Party
You’re already at practice, or church, or somewhere with all your friends. Why not invite them all to a special night where they can literally see all the products and order at a convenient location where they’re already going to be!
#5 Team Party
Each parent takes a hostess packet and collects orders individually and we enter as one big party! This is the most successful way. Each parent has a link to their own orders. It’s easy to track. AND…parents have an incentive from ME if they hit a certain amount in sales!
*Combine this with the online and Facebook event, and there’s no limit to what you can earn for your organization!
Would you like more information about hosting a fundraiser with me? Fill out this quick survey below and I’ll contact you ASAP!
Melissa Fietsam, Ind. Senior Executive Director at Thirty-One Gifts
#31 #31bag #31bags #fundraiser #newfundraiser #uniquefundraiser #earnmoney #hostafundraiser #findafundraiser #findaconsultant #thirtyone #thirtyonegifts
We’re going to go through a series of booking ideas for January!
So make sure you click SUBSCRIBE on my blog so you don’t miss a thing!
January Booking Idea #1:
The hustle and bustle of the holidays is over. As moms and business owners and women just trying to keep our families together during this time, we’re exhausted.
Literally. I sit back after the holidays and think, where in the world did the last 3 months go? Life is FAST. We lose a little bit of touch with reality, friends, and it’s time to slow down.
So why not grab ahold of that?
Here’s an idea to get together. To catch up with friends, stop for moment and reconnect and unwind. Who doesn’t love happy hour?
I want to get people together for something I’m dubbing “it’s a Friends Kinda Thing”.
Get 2 people to split hostess rewards for a $600 show.
Each collects $300 and we literally go to meet and collect orders, and tally orders, at happy hour. So they can invite one or two of their closest friends and we can just TALK. And LAUGH. And catch up on life with our friends. I’m bound and determined to get at least ONE of these parties booked. I’m going to think of people in my customer group that I already know they know each other and are friends. And I’m going to reach out to them together.
Host an online/Facebook party as normal, collect some orders on the side…and then seriously…let’s just go have FUN and be WOMEN. And talk about mom things, and husband things, and work things, and holiday nightmares, and in laws, and anything else we’d like to get off our mind. Maybe I’m so passionate about this one because I ALREADY KNOW I NEED IT myself.
Check this video out and here’s a graphic below you can use if you’d like:
Here’s what I emailed to my customers today! AND posted in my customer group!
I have attached a copy of my Google Survey below for you to see.
And here is a video to show you exactly how to create this google survey:
This is a way to share the link with those who may not be on Facebook or may not check their email often. It doesn’t mean they don’t want to shop, they’re just busy!
So let’s take our customer service a step farther and share our link via TEXT to those people who choose to fill this out!
Ind. Executive Director at Thirty-One Gifts