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Seriously, this is the best new direct sales tool I have seen in a very long time!
My friend Christina Rupracht messaged me with a pretty brilliant idea. And you aren’t going to want to miss this!
This site/app called Elify, actually promotes towards virtual business cards. BUT…we can use this for so much more.
You can create these “cards” with clickable buttons, videos, links to your social media channels, and so much more. Check out this quick video and then look below for some great ideas you can use these cards for. And some tips and tricks to create your own. I actually made another video to show you how to set yours up!
So what can use Elify cards for?
Get your hostess to send a card out to her party guests with the link to join her Facebook Party, shop, and much more
Welcome to the team:
When you have someone new join your team, send them these cards with links to your team group and all the important information they need to look over first.
Thank you follow up:
When someone orders, send them a link to your Elify card with links to your customer group, a personal picture so they can make a connection with you, information on booking their own party, and information on joining your team!
Create an Elify card for your hostess to shoot out to all her friends as a reminder with links to order and customer special information. Make it EASY!
Make an Elify card that is chalk full of great links and information on joining your team. Now when you’re out and about, you can simply send them a link with all the information they need to join your team
Here’s a demo video on exactly HOW to set up your Elify cards once you join. It’s free for 14 days and then $10 a month after that. Considering the time it is going to save me, I am 100% backing this new tool.
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?
MLM Nation interview with Simon Chan!
This is why networking is so important for your business. I recently had the chance to attend a conference called Ambitious Women. Simon Chan is the CEO of MLM Nation, a podcast dedicated to interviewing leaders in our industry.
My friend Melanie Moore has been listening to this podcast forever, and recently made me dive into it a little more. Just so happens, Simon Chan was at the conference we attended. We were attending a V.I.P. after party and I asked Simon to sit down and chat with us for a second. What a nice guy! When he asked me to be a guest on the show, you know me, I JUMPED! But I was scared to death! What an incredible experience it was. Check that off my bucket list!
He got started in the MLM Industry and became extremely successful in his own business. But he wanted to do MORE. He wanted to make sure everyone had access to the success secrets of top leaders, so he create the MLM Nation.
Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of being a guest on his podcast and you can view that below.
Check out the podcast with ME and Simon Chan below or CLICK HERE
Want to learn more about MLM Nation?
Head over to MLM Nation on Facebook and like his page: MLM NATION FACEBOOK-CLICK HERE
He has tons of interviews you can scroll through and listen while you’re on a road trip, on your way to work, or just working on your leadership skills. It’s so important to set aside time in your day to listen to new ideas and people who have excelled in this business. Simon always says, “You’re the sum of the 5 people you spend the most time with”. He created this podcast so YOU can spend time with some great people!
Check him out on iTunes: Go to Podcasts on your phone apps and search for MLM Nation.
Make sure you subscribe to his channel so you never miss them! CLICK HERE
And you can join ME at NO BS NO HYPE USA 2017 by CLICKING HERE!
Do you have a V.I.P. Group just for your hostesses on Facebook?
If not, you should!
What’s it for?
In this group, I add every hostess for the current month. Biggest question I get asked, is do I delete the group every month. No…why would I? I now have access to every single month for the last year and a half of hostesses. So if I want to know who had a party last June, I just go find my group. Work smarter, not harder.
What do you put in it?
- Customer Special Videos
- Hostess Special Video
- Monthly Customer Special fliers
- Printable order form
- Digital catalog link
- Party reward levels (so they know what they get at each level of sales)
- Graphics they can use and share
- Hostess exclusive items
Why do you want to do this?
Because every time you’re out and about and your hostess has a question, you can go to this group and TAG them in the post. It saves you time, it saves THEM time, it shows them you invested in them, and you have a resource later on to see who had a party in that month
Send out hostess challenges:
You can also send out a series of “pushes” for your hostesses to complete on certain days. One of the challenges I do is a Facebook Live. So I ask them all to go Live and tell their friends to join their party. And they DO! Another thing I do is send them a Google Survey link and ask them to send out to 20 friends that day. LOTS of things you can do with this. They don’t know what to do. That’s why it’s called hostess COACHING. If you’re not coaching them, they’re not going to be doing anything!
Have an update and need to message all your hostesses? Why not just put it on this group and tag them all. You can save time and get everyone the message all in one swoop. BAM! Like a BOSS!
Want this file to use so you can create your own group this month?
It really is about working smarter. It’s about learning steps to play the game a little easier and be the best consultant you can be to your customers!
Creating your own images for your business is essential.
Having access to free stock photo sites is life changing. Literally. The one above is from my favorite, Gratisography. He has a very eclectic sense of humor that I love.
When I started using these sites to create my own images in Canva (a free graphic design website), I kind of fell back in love with my business.
Don’t be a Copy:
People don’t want to see stock images from your company. People don’t want to see cookie cutter images that you took zero time to invest in. And that’s what it shows. When you post a stock photo, it shows your customers you are just like every other person/consultant out there.
How many of you have heard of Facebook jail? Not fun! Do you know why it happens? Because one person posts something and 5,000 consultants upload the same graphic and the same words. And Facebook algorithms instantly scream SPAM! Never take someone else’s post, especially without their permission, and post it as your own.
I get asked about watermarking a lot. What is it? Simply adding your information to a photo so no one else can use it. It could be your name, your website, your logo…something that identifies YOU as the creator of that graphic. Why should you do it? Because you worked hard on your design and they didn’t. You took the time out of your life, your family, your kids…and created something great in order to be a better business owner. They have zero rights to that graphic. So make sure you watermark it.
And…it will keep YOU out of Facebook jail. Because people won’t be taking your photos anymore.
Free Stock Photo Sites:
Below, I have 5 of the top free stock photo sites for you. You go there, type in what you’re looking for (dog, yellow umbrella, red phone, cell phone, desk, anything you want). And you’re instantly connected to hundreds of free photos you can download and edit as you please.
Designing Your Own Photos:
And then I hear you…saying… I don’t know how….(insert whining). Stop it! Neither did I. Just like anything else in life it takes an investment of your time. And you know what? You’re gonna SUCK at first. Just being honest here. But every single time you do one, you will get better. Every time you take 20 minutes to do them, you will learn something new.
Canva is the BEST free graphic editing site out there. Hands down. A lot of people say they can’t figure out Canva. “It’s too hard”. It’s not. I promise. And I created a video for you. In this video, I create 5 different photos. They have free templates of graphics to help get you started, and they also have a stock library of graphics just like the sites below. Where you can grab their photos and edit away!
Happy graphic day everyone!
So I had this theory I wanted to debunk.
In Direct Sales, we usually don’t give out customer specials ahead of time. We’re afraid that people:
- Won’t book a party for the current month
- Will cancel their party because they like the next customer special better
Well, we have 2 great customer specials in June and July. The hardest months of the year to book. So I wanted to try doing a TEAM event on Facebook and book the fire out of BOTH months. And guess what? IT WORKED!
In a Nutshell:
- We pretty much posted every day for a week leading up to the event, to push people INTO the event.
- We offered $200 in Giveaways for the event and called it a SUMMER REVEAL. (Another director, Dee Hathaway pitched in half the prizes)
- It was a 10 minute event. Just 4 posts.
- And then I went LIVE at the end to let them know who won.
What made it successful?
- We went LIVE in our groups 30 minutes before the event and pushed them all into the event (our #’s went up tremendously when we all did this at the same time).
- We gave the prizes after the event…a 30 minute timeframe to come back and do. Why? Because we went to our customer groups AGAIN and said you still have 30 minutes to be entered. Go check it out, here’s the link!
- We pushed daily for this event before it started.
So how did I do it?
This was the only post in the event for a week
Alright ladies! Welcome to our SUMMER REVEAL!!
We’re giving away TWO HUNDRED dollars in prizes and guess what? All you have to do is answer the questions in each of the posts! For every comment, you’ll be entered in to win one of the prizes! The more you engage, the more FUN we have and the more TICKETS you get!
We are going to have a 10-minute event, meet us back here on Thursday. We’re going to show you the customer and hostess specials for JUNE and JULY! And you might even get to see a new product and some new patterns out of this sweet deal!
So for your first ticket…
- TAG your consultant
- And tell us where you’re from
JUNE SNEAK PEEK! HOSTESS BONUS at $400 LEVEL!!
HOSTESS SPECIAL: When you host a $400 Party, get the Summer Getaway Bundle for $35!
**Summer Getaway Bundle: Getaway Tote, All About the Benjamins, and Cool Cinch Thermal**
CUSTOMER SPECIAL: Spend $35 and get one of these 50% off!
$7.50: Cool Clip Thermal Pouch
$9: Go-To Thermal
$12.50: Going Places Thermal
$15 Around the Clock Thermal
$9: Thermal Tote
$12.50: Lunch Break Thermal
$24: Tote-Ally Thermal
$30: Perfect Party Set
$17.50: Picnic Thermal Tote
$25: Fresh Market Thermal
$14: Cool Cinch Thermal
Also, we are offering a June Special Exclusive! The Tote-Ally Thermal in Starfish Splash and the Picnic Thermal in Fun Flops!
What is YOUR favorite out of the June specials?!
JULY ONLY! NEW PRODUCTS AND PATTERNS!
Sweet Sprinkles, and the Get the Scoop Bowl Set.
**Sweet Sprinkles is available in the Large Utility Tote, Double Duty Caddy and Oh Snap Bin**
Customer Special: Spend $35, and choose up to TWO of the following items (YES!! TWO!!!):
- Mini Zipper Pouch $5
- Oh Snap Bin $5
- Double Duty Caddy $10
- Swap It Pocket $10
- Get the Scoop Bowl Set $15
Hostess Special: $35, PLUS a FREE Style Setter**
What are YOU most excited about on the July specials?!
If you would like to book your OWN June or July Facebook party, click on the graphic for the month you want and TAG YOUR CONSULTANT! She will get you set up with a hostess packet ASAP and guess what…we have TWO chances to earn prizes tonight! You ready to see?!
We’re not done with PRIZES! If you booked your own Facebook or catalog show…we have set prizes in these bags…
If you booked for June or July…you get to PICK A BAG! Tag your consultant with the bag you choose and she will let you know what you won!
I’ll be back in 10 minutes to announce the winners of tonight’s drawing!!
Did you have FUN TONIGHT?!
We can’t wait to party with you soon!!
I truly hope our team can help some other teams fill their calendars and make some new connections!!
Happy FRIDAY ladies!
Ready to kick things up a bit with some social media and direct sales training?
We will have bi-weekly ZOOM webinars! One “new one” a month. And one repeat for those who missed it.
These trainings are packed full of practical information you can use IMMEDIATELY to get on track and boost your business!
Our very first webinar will be on Pinterest and how to optimize your business using Pinterest!
Webinars are $40 or FREE! Check below for details!
In this webinar you will learn:
- How to create a business Pinterest account
- What NOT to do on Pinterest
- How to create grahpics
- What types of tools to use to get rich pins
- Ways to increase your views
- Tools to use for Pinterest posts
- How to optimize your pins to promote your business
We will have a question/answer session at the end.
This webinar will be available to you for 3 days after the event.
You will be emailed a link for the ZOOM webinar one day before the event.
If you are a member of the Directly Social Elite Group, you get this for FREE! Want to learn more? Click here: DIRECTLY SOCIAL ELITE GROUP
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