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Power Hours for your Direct Sales Business

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So many people sign up for Direct Sales with the assumption that they won’t really have to work.

If you’re in this for a hobby, that is an absolute truth: you really don’t have to work at it.

If you’re in this to make an income or achieve a financial goal: you couldn’t be farther from the truth.

You can’t expect to make a substantial difference in your finances if you’re not willing to put in the work to get it.

Using Power Hours can help you run your business in 20 minutes a day.

If you’re not willing to work 20 focused minutes a week, in certain areas of your business, then quite frankly-you don’t DESERVE that paycheck you’re complaining about NOT GETTING!

People ask me ALL THE TIME…how do you do it. I’m sorry to inform you, there is no secret. It’s hard work. That’s it.

Tried and true, get up and get to work every single day. The RENT IS DUE EVERY SINGLE DAY. You want to make money in this business, PUT IN THE WORK. People seem to want the benefits without the commitment. You can’t have one or the other. You get exactly what you put into this business. Plain and simple. I don’t do magic tricks. I don’t do anything YOU can’t do. I don’t skate by on my good looks and charm, trust me, I live 90% of my life covered in babies bodily fluids and food. You just have to get to work.

WHEN YOU WANT SUCCESS AS BAD AS YOU WANT TO BREATHE, YOU’LL BE AS SUCCESSFUL AS YOU WANT TO BE.

Take 20 minutes a day. Dedicate 20 minutes to ONE of 5 focused tasks per day.

  1. Booking
  2. Customer Service
  3. Recruiting
  4. Marketing
  5. Hostess Coaching

Monday Booking:

Spend 20 minutes working on booking parties. Whether these are Facebook parties or home shows, you still have to ASK. Spend this 20 minutes:

~personally reaching out to people

~creating a game or graphic to book

~do a FB live talking about the hostess special

~contact PAST hostesses from the previous years

~make hostess packets and post a picture on social media-and make them COOL so everyone wants one!

There’s a million things you could do.

 

Tuesday Customer Service:

Spend 20 minutes creating a buzz.

~send a thank you email to anyone who has ordered in the last week

~contact each person who ordered the previous month and make sure they’re happy with their product (and have you seen the new specials?)

~contact anyone who has open orders and make sure they knew about the customer specials if they didn’t order one

~go comment on all your open parties and start some conversations with the guests

~scroll through Facebook and actually interact with your customers on THEIR pages

 

Wednesday Recruiting:

~touch base with all your new consultants within the last 3 months

~reach out to any potential consultants

~don’t have any potential consultants? create an opportunity event and GET ONE!

~put some pins on Pinterest about joining

~create a youtube video or FB live about joining…then share into all your FB parties!

 

Thursday Marketing:

This is all social media to me. Sharing my love of my product on all the different social media sites. And because I love it, this isn’t even work. This is my play time!

~schedule some tweets in Cinchshare

~pin some things from your Cinchshare history onto Pinterest

~schedule some Instagram posts onto Twitter/FB business page

~go post your social media links in all your parties

~create a contest on a social media channel and direct all your customers to it

~create a newsletter to email your customers

 

Friday Hostess Coaching:

Spend 20 minutes contacting every hostess.

~ask them if they need any extra order forms or catalogs

~tell them what their total is for online orders so far

~give them a task to do that day: post this, tag 3 friends on some posts in your party, or text this to 3 people today

~tell them how much farther they are from the next level and TELL THEM HOW TO GET THERE!

 

This is just a small breakdown of a HUGE list you should already have! 20 minutes a day. If I can do it, YOU can do it!

Melissa Fietsam

January Booking Idea #5

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Here’s your January Booking Idea #5!

So this idea is all about reaching out to your past hostesses from 2015 and maybe even farther back than that!

We want to tell your past hostesses…”there’s this deal going on…if you collect a $35 order or make a $35 order in January, you get a sneak peek at the new SPRING catalog.”

We’re tying all of this back to that VIP Catalog idea. Where if someone places a $35 order, you will mail them a new catalog: https://buymybagsblog.com/2016/12/19/january-booking-idea-2/

But the REAL reason behind this, is opening up a conversation with those hostesses and showing your excitement about the Spring Catalog.

Our goal is to get them to collect or place a $35 order in January…with the ULTIMATE goal of having them RE-book a party in February!

Honestly, these are also people you could be reaching out to for the Penguin Parade idea I shared too!

Check this out:

So it’s all about reopening those relationships and conversations with your past hostesses!

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

http://www.buymybags.com

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January Booking Idea #3

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Here’s your January booking idea #3:

Let’s have an ORGANIZING PARTY!

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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.

  1. 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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

http://www.buymybags.com

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January Booking Idea #1

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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:

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It’s January.

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:

Pie Throwing Contest for Thirty-One Consultants

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Okay, here’s something FUN to help you earn your Ready, Set, Sell…a PIE THROWING CONTEST!

The fun part is this: When we hit $600 in orders, I’m going to let one of my customers smash a pie in my face via Facebook LIVE. I will literally drive to their house with a chair and a pie. And I think I have a few customers who will be fighting over this honor. LOL!

Check out this video and then see the details below:

So this is just like a “Turkey Trot” with a social media TWIST.

You get 6 people to collect $100 in orders and you submit one big $600 party and split the hostess rewards between those 6 Hosts.

**Please note: you will want to CHANGE this graphic in some way so we don’t all get thrown in Facebook jail. Add a border, or your name to the bottom, or something to make it different before you upload it to your customer page!

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Here’s the breakdown of what they earn if you hit $600 in sales:

1. Any item half off
2. $25 Gift Certificate
3. One hostess exclusive item
4. One hostess exclusive item
5. Back Pack or Take Two Tote
6. $31 Gift Certificate
7. $31 Gift Certificate
8. Any item half off

What we’re actually asking them to do is ALL social media. I created this PDF of our July bundles. And I’m asking my customers to simply sell TWO bundles (that will get them to $100 most likely): JULY BUNDLES PDF

Then I uploaded it to a site called ISSUU so I can send it as a TEXT.

PIE THROWING CONTEST TEXT: https://issuu.com/buymybags/docs/new_july_bundle

Here’s a sample post in your customer group:

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HEY HEY! It’s a Pie Throwing Contest! All you have to do:

~Is share this LINK with a few of your friends

~Sell 2 bundles

~And YOU get to pick one of these Hostess gifts below!!

~If you end up selling FOUR bundles, you get Hostess gifts 1-3!

It’s really that easy! You can text this link, post it on your Facebook page, email the link, or send in a Facebook message. You can also PRINT the bundles (when you click on the link) and show it to your friends at work or out and about!

Here’s your LINK: https://issuu.com/buymybags/docs/new_july_bundle

Who wants to give it a shot?! Post ME below! Can’t hurt to TRY!!

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Here is the “launch video” I posted in my customer page about this pie throwing contest. Just so you can hear my wording for it:

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This really is one of the easiest things you can do. And one of the easiest things your CUSTOMERS can do.

TIPS & TRICKS:

**Let them know the first person to submit orders gets to PICK their hostess benefit. This encourages them to collect and get them in.

**Let everyone know that if they sell 4 bundles, they get all hostess benefits 1-3, don’t ASSUME they know that.

**Want to get fancy? PRINT the bundles and send it to them.

**Day 1-text them the link…Day 2-FB message them the link…Day 3-email it to them…with tips on how to message a few people, text a few people, etc. HELP THEM. Don’t just sit back and hope it turns out great.

**Hey…don’t forget YOU can sell them too. Text your favorite buying customers, customers with kids heading back to school…and SELL SOME YOURSELF!!

** I will start a texting blitz myself. By messaging all past hostesses first. And asking them if they want to give this a shot.

**I will probably post DAY 2 and let everyone know that anyone who turns in $100 in orders will get one of my very first FALL catalogs in the mail.

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Hope this helps someone earn their RSS!!

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

www.buymybags.com

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Thirty-One Booking Blitz

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Booking Blitz we’re doing on our team:

BOOKING BLITZ!!!!!!!!! Someone will earn a FREE DIRECT SALES BOOK! You guys have until Thursday at NOON to get these parties booked! Read directions THOROUGHLY!
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STEP 1:
Post this in your customer group with the first picture

NEW PRODUCTS!! NEW PATTERNS!! AND NEW PILLOWS!!
Who wants to get your Mother’s Day Gifts for FREE???
Here’s a sneak peek at the brand new gift guide coming April 1st! Post YES below if you’d like details on how to get YOUR Mother’s Day and Graduation gifts for FREE…and I’ll message you details!!

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STEP 2:
When they comment YES…send them this message with the SECOND picture with the April customer specials on it:

MESSAGE is:
So excited!! Our new Spring Gift Guide has some new products, patterns, and PILLOWS to make it SO EASY for you to earn your Mother’s Day gifts for FREE!
I have 6 packets that include these special Spring Gift Guides, a few order forms, and one catalog. SUPER SIMPLE. SUPER EASY. Help your friends order gifts for their own Mother’s Day and Graduation presents and get YOURS for free! All you need is $200 in orders, which is easily like 3-4 orders…and BAM! You get $25 in FREE, any item HALF OFF, AND…a hostess exclusive item!
What do you think? Can I mail you a packet to give it a shot?

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STEP 3:
Use THIS message to text your List of 62 ladies and get some parties booked! INCLUDE THE THIRD PICTURE WITH THE TEXT/FB MESSAGE

MESSAGE IS:
Hi Janet! I’m so excited about our new Spring Gift Guide that I had to share! It has some new products, patterns, and PILLOWS to make it SO EASY for you to earn your Mother’s Day gifts for FREE!
I have 6 packets that include these special Spring Gift Guides, a few order forms, and one catalog. SUPER SIMPLE. SUPER EASY. Help your friends order gifts for their own Mother’s Day and Graduation presents and get YOURS for free! All you need is $200 in orders, which is easily like 3-4 orders…and BAM! You get $25 in FREE, any item HALF OFF, AND…a hostess exclusive item!
What do you think? Can I mail you a packet to give it a shot?

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STEP 4:
When you book a party…post the FOURTH image on our team page and let us know! For each party you book, you’ll be entered in to WIN a free AWESOME Direct Sales book called “The Deeds you Need to Convert Leads to Committed Customers”.
READY….SET….GO!!!!!!!!!

HERE’S YOUR LIST OF 62 TO PRINT:
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Melissa Fietsam, Ind. Senior Executive Director at Thirty-One Gifts

http://www.buymybags.com

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20 Minute Power Hour for Your Direct Sales Business on Marketing

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Marketing your direct sales business. All it takes is 20 minutes of focused time.

When you focus on something, you expand it. And when you focus on marketing, you will:

  1. Increase sales by reaching out to new and old customers
  2. Increase bookings and recruits by referrals. Because everyone knows YOU sell Thirty-One and are open for business
  3. Have your customers spreading your business for you through social media avenues
  4. And create an environment in your community where YOU are the “go to” girl!

I have compiled a list of tasks you can work on during your 20 minutes of Marketing. It’s SO easy. But you have to be committed to your business and focus on expanding your efforts to increase your marketing to your community (online as well as locally). You’ll find the file below. You can print the form and literally just go down the list when you need to work on your marketing for that 20 minutes. You have officially lost your excuse NOT to work on marketing, because I’ve given you an entire sheet of things to work on!

And let me be very clear. Just because you do not know HOW to do Instagram, or Twitter, or Pinterest…that’s not an excuse. You can use this 20 minutes to research it and DO IT! You will learn along the way.

This is a 5 part series, so you’ll want to check out all 5 posts on my main blog page this week. If you haven’t subscribed to my blog, now would be a great time to do so! So you don’t miss a single post. You’ll have all 5 files to work your business successfully by the end of this week.

Watch this quick video on some great ideas and what I do with my Marketing time:

The two questions I’m going to ask you over and over, stem from a quote I heard a couple weeks ago:

A committed heart will always find a way. A non-committed heart will always find an excuse.

Are you committed?

And how much time do you have to devote to your business a day?

All it takes is 20 minutes a day working one aspect of your business. Here’s an example:

Monday: Hostess Coaching

Tuesday: Booking

Wednesday: Customer Service

Thursday: Recruiting

Friday: Marketing

Watch the video above and then use this file to create a time efficient and EFFECTIVE system to market your business to your customers in just 20 minutes a week: http://1drv.ms/1Ooaodj

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

www.buymybags.com

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20 Minute Power Hour for Your Direct Sales Business on Customer Service

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Customer Service is a MUST in your direct sales business.

When you focus on something, you expand it. And when you focus on customer service, you will:

  1. Increase sales by repeat orders from customers
  2. Increase sales from customer referrals
  3. Have your customers spreading your business for you
  4. And create an environment in your community where YOU are the “go to” girl!

I have compiled a list of tasks you can work on during your 20 minutes of Customer Service. It’s SO easy. But you have to be committed to your business and focus on expanding your efforts to provide top notch customer service to your Thirty-One customers. You’ll find the file below. You can print the form and literally just go down the list when you need to work on your customer service for that 20 minutes. You have officially lost your excuse NOT to work on customer service, because I’ve given you an entire sheet of things to work on!

This is a 5 part series, so you’ll want to check out all 5 posts on my main blog page this week. If you haven’t subscribed to my blog, now would be a great time to do so! So you don’t miss a single post. You’ll have all 5 files to work your business successfully by the end of this week.

Watch this quick video on some great ideas and what I do with this Customer Service file:

The two questions I’m going to ask you over and over, stem from a quote I heard a couple weeks ago:

A committed heart will always find a way. A non-committed heart will always find an excuse.

Are you committed?

And how much time do you have to devote to your business a day?

All it takes is 20 minutes a day working one aspect of your business. Here’s an example:

Monday: Hostess Coaching

Tuesday: Booking

Wednesday: Customer Service

Thursday: Recruiting

Friday: Marketing

Watch the video above and then use this file to create a time efficient and EFFECTIVE system to provide the best customer service possible to your customers in just 20 minutes a week: http://1drv.ms/1ORDzsw

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

www.buymybags.com

#31 #31bag #31bags #thirtyone #thirtyonegifts #directsales #powerhour #hostesscoaching #system #hostess #increasesales #increasebookings #bookingideas #increaserecruiting #recruiting #booking #sales #marketing #customerservice

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20 Minute Power Hour for Your Direct Sales Business on Recruiting

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Effective Recruiting in your direct sales business is not something you’re born with. It’s something you have to learn and work hard at.

Working just 20 minutes a week on recruiting will give you the CONSISTENT presence in your business and community to spread the word about joining Thirty-One:

  1. Through social media avenues
  2. In a non spammy way
  3. In a focused manner
  4. And will give you long term success in this business by building your team deep and wide

I have compiled a list of tasks you can work on during your 20 minutes of Recruiting. It’s SO easy. But you have to be committed to your business and your recruiting efforts in order to make it successful.

This is a 5 part series, so you’ll want to check out all 5 posts on my main blog page this week. If you haven’t subscribed to my blog, now would be a great time to do so! So you don’t miss a single post. You’ll have all 5 files to work your business successfully by the end of this week.

Watch this quick video on some great ideas and what I do with this Recruiting file:

The two questions I’m going to ask you over and over stem from a quote I heard a couple weeks ago:

A committed heart will always find a way. A non-committed heart will always find an excuse.

Are you committed?

And how much time do you have to devote to your business a day?

All it takes is 20 minutes a day working one aspect of your business. Here’s an example:

Monday: Hostess Coaching

Tuesday: Booking

Wednesday: Customer Service

Thursday: Recruiting

Friday: Marketing

Watch the video above and then use this file to create a time efficient and EFFECTIVE recruiting system in just 20 minutes a week: http://1drv.ms/1PyzDgn

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

www.buymybags.com

#31 #31bag #31bags #thirtyone #thirtyonegifts #directsales #powerhour #hostesscoaching #system #hostess #increasesales #increasebookings #bookingideas #increaserecruiting #recruiting #booking #sales #marketing

 

20 Minute Power Hour for Your Direct Sales Business on Hostess Coaching

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Effective Hostess Coaching in your direct sales business is one of the most important aspects you can perfect in your business.

Working just 20 minutes a week on hostess coaching can yield HUGE results including:

  1. Increased sales
  2. Increased bookings
  3. Increased recruits
  4. And long term success in this business

I have compiled a list of tasks you can work on during your 20 minutes of Hostess Coaching. It’s SO easy. But you have to be committed to your business and your hostesses in order to make it successful.

This is a 5 part series, so you’ll want to check out all 5 posts on my main blog page this week. If you haven’t subscribed to my blog, now would be a great time to do so! So you don’t miss a single post. You’ll have all 5 files to work your business successfully by the end of this week.

Watch this quick video on some great ideas and what I do with this Hostess Coaching file:

The two questions I’m going to ask you over and over stem from a quote I heard a couple weeks ago:

A committed heart will always find a way. A non-committed heart will always find an excuse.

Are you committed?

And how much time do you have to devote to your business a day?

All it takes is 20 minutes a day working one aspect of your business. Here’s an example:

Monday: Hostess Coaching

Tuesday: Booking

Wednesday: Customer Service

Thursday: Recruiting

Friday: Marketing

Watch the video above and then use this file to create a time efficient and EFFECTIVE hostess coaching system in just 20 minutes a week: http://1drv.ms/1QqmbLq

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

www.buymybags.com

#31 #31bag #31bags #thirtyone #thirtyonegifts #directsales #powerhour #hostesscoaching #system #hostess #increasesales #increasebookings #bookingideas #increaserecruiting #recruiting #booking #sales #marketing

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