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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.
- Customer Service
- Hostess Coaching
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
~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!
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!
There’s been some things going on that we need to chat about!
#1 on that list: someone decided to start some rumors that Melissa is leaving Thirty-One. 100% FALSE. Let’s just put that out there. Thirty-One is the heart of my passion and love for direct sales and social media. And I would NEVER in a MILLION YEARS walk away from that. So, in short, NO. I’m not going anywhere. Y’all are stuck with me!
I am working as an Independent Social Media Strategist. I’m doing what I love! I get to train and travel and be ME. And it’s a huge dream come true to be able to have TWO jobs that I am so passionate about! That’s the jist of it. Nothing more, nothing less. I’m pursuing ALL my goals and dreams this year. So you can tell everyone to ZIP IT;)
#2: We need to talk business etiquette. So please take a listen to this video. I’m going to start promoting my business on my personal and customer business page. And I need people to respect my space on that. And this goes for ALL consultants! You should be following these simple rules for every sister in direct sales. There’s a way to do things, and a BIG way to NOT do things.
What is okay?
Posting on someone’s picture:
- that’s so cool
- what an awesome job!
- i love that color!
What is NOT okay?
- what did you put in that packet?
- where did you buy those bags?
- how much was shipping?
- do you mail this to all your hostesses?
Those kind of comments immediately turn the post into SPAM. Don’t do it. I’ve been hesitant for years to post my customer group link, my customer page, all kinds of things. And it’s time for me to GROW. So everyone needs to understand that my personal posts, my customer group page, and my Business Customer Page on Facebook are OFF LIMITS to consultants!
I’m ready to teach you all how to grow your businesses in 2017! I’m taking my business to new heights. But I need your help to do that! I can’t grow if I’m constantly being restricted by other consultants. So thank you in advance for even reading through this and I truly hope that I have given someone some new insight on this subject!
Hustle & Hugs,
Hey everybody!! I’ve got something AWESOME for you!
Lynn Bardowski, the Million $ Party Girl, will be doing a FREE training on how to maximize your vendor events!
Check out this link, join the training TONIGHT, and SHARE with your teams so they can learn from an expert too!
LINK TO JOIN TRAINING: https://www.facebook.com/events/1806686836260725/
Make the most of your time and money invested in vendor events and trade shows with this extraordinary training! Join us next Tuesday as we bring you our friend Lynn Bardowski, the Million Dollar Party Girl. Lynn is one of our CinchShare collaborative training partners and she will be sharing her amazing tips on how to make vendor events beneficial to your business.
Check out Lynn’s amazing blog, and you’ll see why you NEED to be a part of her training:
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!
Have you ever looked at someone else’s graphics and said, “How did they DO that?!”. Or…”Where in the world do they find those cool graphics?”.
Well, I’m no expert, but I get by pretty well. So I want to show you some things I’ve done and some tips and tricks to help you get started!
First, you can’t do ANYTHING worth doing, without investing some time into it. It took a lot of practice and a lot of research. Was it HARD? No. Was it FRUSTRATING at times? Yes. But was it worth it? Heck yeah!
Here’s some graphics I created with a program called Canva. It’s a FREE website where you can create your own graphics. I’m going to give you LINKS to the video tutorials that helped me get started designing great graphics.
And I learned everything from a Cinchshare Facebook post that I’ll share with you below.
Rules of Graphics & Where to Find Them:
So, first…let me throw out some etiquette tips on graphics. NEVER, and I mean NEVER take someone else’s graphic and change the information to your own and use it. The ONLY exception to that is if you have permission from the original creator to do that. This goes for Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, blogs, anything…do not take someone else’s hard work and claim it for your own without permission!
Now…let me send you to a Cinchshare post that talks about WHERE to find great FREE graphics that you can edit for your own business. And you’ll want to follow that page while you’re over there. Cause…those people are smart peeps. And they post a lot of really great stuff you don’t want to miss! Here’s the link to the post that tells you how to find free graphics:
FREE GRAPHICS: https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14494657_1337316782960250_5533310808981908782_n.jpg?oh=815bde544d975b46f6a9e7edbafb6c64&oe=590E1B18
Now How to Get Started Creating & Editing in Canva:
I had NO idea what I was doing in Canva. I was a die hard fan of Picmonkey.com. And I still use Picmonkey on occasion, but if you want amazing, professional, classy photos, I highly suggest Canva.com.
So here are the people at Cinchshare again, making my life easier and teaching me how to reach for the stars! Heili Erika, pretty cool kat, walks you through a series of videos on how to get started on Canva. And…you can actually use Canva INSIDE of your Cinchshare account if you have one.
So check out this playlist on YouTube and do it when you have TIME. This will not be an overnight success. But you will get better and better every single time you create something. I learn something new every single day! And I LOVE IT!! This playlist will get you started and there’s tons more on YouTube. Don’t know how to do something? Search YouTube for the answer. You have zero excuses anymore!!
So here’s to all you creative monsters who have been hiding behind, “I just can’t do that”…now you CAN. There goes Melissa…taking your excuses away AGAIN! #YouAreWelcome 🙂
Canva Tutorials Cinchshare Playlist:
Love ya, Hugs,
So here’s a really great idea to GROW your team in 2017!
It’s a new way to present the recruiting opportunity to your customers in your Facebook parties, your customer group, your business page, and even your newsletter each month for your customers!
Take a peek at this video that explains everything 100% and also give some examples:
Love and Hugs,