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10 Ideas to ROCK Your May Business

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Oh May! I am desperate for your beautiful weather, I need to get these kiddos out of the house!

Can’t you just hear Justin Timberlake singing “It’s gonna be May”! (You know you just totally read that like he sings it! Well done!)I am excited to throw open the windows and let some gorgeous May weather come flooding in my house! This is more than Spring Fever, ladies, this is “Mama needs a break, go play outside” fever!

Got the fever too? Ready to ROCK your business in May? Here are some fun May Marketing Ideas to get you moving and shaking today for an awesome May!

#1 May Day (5/1)


This day is all things flowers. Do you sell a product with a flower pattern on it? Or sell something that has to do with flowers? You will want those products to be your marketing focus for May Day.

 #2 – Cinco de Mayo (5/5)


You could have a blast with this holiday as a theme party in a home or online. Think Mexican food, drinks, fun and fellowship. Do you have products that lend themselves to food or cookware, this is a perfect one for you. Do you like margaritas? nuf’ said!

#3 May the FOURTH Be With You (5/4) and/or Revenge of the Fifth (5/5)


All my fellow Star Wars fanatics will be all over this one! Can you imagine how much fun this would be as an online Facebook Party theme? Complete with theme-y recipes and drinks, games, trivia, etc. Who wouldn’t want to attend an awesome party like that?

#4 Change your FB Customer Group cover photo to something more “May-y” themed


This is an easy way to update your group and get a post into your group member’s news feeds. Make sure you are using that prime real estate of the cover photo space as best you can. Make sure you are not always just featuring product, be sure to include your smiling face sometimes! And use the group photo size 1920×1080 for optimal visualization of your awesome banner and details!

 #5 Update your Facebook Business Page cover photo to something more Spring-like


Make sure you are updating your Facebook Business Page with the season, you definitely don’t want a cover photo featuring Christmas items up when it is May. But I cannot tell you how many times I see this on some of your business pages. Your cover photo is like your storefront window for your business, make sure it is attractive and in-tune with the season. Use a filter and put some flowers in your hair or add a flowery frame, jazz it up!

 #6 May Day Mon-aaaay (go on, say it, it is fuuuun!)


Remember Cupid Cash from February and the Bunny Bucks in April? You can totally May-it-up by allowing your customers to “earn” $1 in May Day Mon-aaay for every $10 they spend with you in May. The May Day Mon-aaay is only redeemable with you and only redeemable in the following month, in this case June. So this ideas gets you sales this month and potentially next month too. If you want to move some cash and carry products, you could easily change the coupon to where they can only redeem the May Day Mon-aaay toward something you have cash and carry and then payout the difference. For example, if they have $10 in May Day Mon-aaay and the item is $31, they give you the $10 in May Day Mon-aaay and pay the $21 difference. That’s a sale for May AND a sale for June!

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#7 Happy Mail – Send flower seeds to upcoming Hostesses and team members


Imagine what the response will be when you send flower seed packets through the mail. Just slap a mailing label and stamp on them and you can mail them. To your hostess you can mail Forget Me Nots and say something about them being an unforgettable hostess, for team members you can send any type of blooming flower packet and let them know how excited you are to see them “blooming” in the business! Scared to mail the seed packet by itself? You can always throw it into an envelope!


#8 Share cute spring recipes, crafts and tips with your followers


Think flowers, planters, spring meals, bird houses, anything May-ish! People love that kind of thing and cute tips and ideas get shared!! This is called “curating content”, go find something cool on a blog and share it!

#7 Create a May Ideas Pinterest Board and share it


Head over to Pinterest and create a theme board for May and pin what you love for May (tips, recipes, crafts, DIY, outdoor cleaning, etc). Once you have a minimum of 10-15 pins (I am sure you will find far more that you love), share the link to your Pinterest board in your customer group, your FB business page, your personal timeline, your customer newsletter, etc. Share it everywhere! Invite them to follow you while they are over on Pinterest!

 #8 Spring-ify Your Vendor Booth


We are heading into vendor booth season again! People completely pre-judge your vendor booth in about 3 seconds. Think about ways you can completely “spring-ify” your table and display to make it attractive to those scanning the room or just passing by. Be sure to use colors that go well together, maybe just 2-3 colors. Keep things simple and clean!

#9 Host a Mother’s Day event


Did your company come out with new products recently? Host a Mother’s Day theme event, either in person or online, celebrating the mamas out there. Even if they didn’t come out with anything new lately, it doesn’t matter! Spring-ify the current offerings and get people excited! People are looking for Mother’s Day gifts, why not help them get it from you? Get out there and market yourself and what you have to offer the moms in their lives.


#10 Bundles! Bundles! Bundles!


Bundles are fun and fast sellers! Can you create some fun baskets or bundles with your products? Some of my faves in the past have been nail polish bottles filled upside down on the top of a stem like flowers! Or hand lotions tucked inside gardening gloves. Think outside of the box. People LOOK for things that are different, be what they are looking for! Create 4 Spring bundles and post one a week with $5 if they order during that weekly deal

What fun May ideas do you have?

Melissa Fietsam

@DirectlySocial

Free Training on WHY Facebook Parties are Better in Groups (not Events)

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With all the Facebook changes, learn why I have been LOVING doing my Facebook parties in groups instead of events.

I am going to walk you through 8 reasons why Facebook parties are better in groups during this training.

You’re also going to learn how to properly use them, so they’re not spammy and you can get the most out of them.

People are scared of doing parties in groups, I get it. You know why? Because I swore a year ago I would NEVER do my parties in groups. But things change. And I’ve been doing this for 2 months and seen the best results I’ve EVER had in TEN YEARS with my Facebook parties.

So join us on this FREE TRAINING TONIGHT!

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The POWER of Instagram Stories for Your Business

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As the days and weeks fly by here in 2018, I am becoming more and more obsessed with Instagram and Instagram Stories.

While my first love will always be Facebook…Instagram (insert heavenly sound here) is just downright FUN to be on! Have you checked out Instagram Stories? I absolutely LOVE stories and I love to check out other people’s stories.

So what are Instagram Stories?

In Melissa terms, they are the “behind the scenes” of my life as a work at home mom boss, getting things done while chasing kids, cooking and driving the mom taxi! It is real and raw, and only available for 24 hours and I love that. Your Instagram wall is where you put your best foot forward, where you work to create the perfect grid of colors and theme, or express your mess…your choice! But Instagram Stories is where people get to see the real you, the nitty gritty and the stuff they love to see.

Why Instagram Stories?

I love when I see people use their stories to share events in real time as they are happening, verses a static post on their Instagram grid. The stories only last 24 hours but they can showcase your awesome personality and show your fun side. You also have the ability to add filters, stickers, text and emojis and you all know how much I love emojis!

But Melissa, How do I Access Instagram Stories?

Log in to your Instagram account and click on the little house button in the lower left hand corner. Once you are on your main home page, you will see a line of circles across the top of the app, those, my friend, are Instagram Stories from people you follow! Get ready to have your socks knocked off. You will learn far more about people you follow from their Instagram Stories than you ever will from their pretty grid on their wall.

How do I Post My Own Instagram Story?

On that top line of circles, you will see your circle to the far left. Click and hold the circle with your finger and Add to Your Story will pop up and then from there you can decide what you want to do.
Type – Allows you to choose a background and just type something
LIVE – Allows you to start a live video, BUT this will completely disappear once the video is over (use sparingly)
Normal – Allows you to take a regular photo like normal
Boomerang – Allows you to take mini videos that loop forwards and backwards, super fun!
Focus – Allows you to keep a person in focus and blurs the background to make them stand out
SuperZoom – Allows you to zoom in on a person or thing slowly or quickly (3-15 seconds) getting really, really close (humorous)
Rewind – Allows you to make videos play in reverse (my kids love this when they are jumping off things)
Hands-Free – Allows you to start recording a video with a tap verses the hold the button mode
Stop-Motion – Allows you to take a series of screen pics and stitch them all together

 

So who is on Instagram?

POST YOUR LINK BELOW!

And follow my personal story here: FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM

Melissa Fietsam @Directly Social

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Should I Add Consultants to My Customer Group?

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So the topic for today’s blog post – “Should I add my downline and other Consultants to my VIP Customer Group?”

I will be honest, this is a question that will get you a lot of different opinions when asked in a group of leaders, but I am going to share my thoughts and then why I think that way.

If you follow me on Social Media, you know that I was in Las Vegas last weekend with CinchShare’s W.I.L.D Retreat (Women in Leadership Development). It was a training weekend for Leaders and CinchShare knocked it out of the park. They invited amazing speakers  to present, including yours truly! I loved the workshop style of the event and the time allotted to put the learnings into practice.

The event was so eye-opening for me as I saw the needs of leaders and heard the areas they were struggling in. It really helped me to get even more clarity on what leaders in the field need and how I could help them. Over the next few months, I plan to take one blog post a month to really dive deep into some of those struggles that Leaders have.  If you have something you would like to see me address here in the blog, please let me know in the comments below and I will do my best to make it happen.

But back to our topic… – “Should I add my downline and other Consultants to my VIP Customer Group?”

I personally do not think you should add your downline, upline or other Consultants to your VIP Customer Group. The purpose of the group is to have a place of communication for your customers and potential customers. I want you to dig deep and really think about WHY you have added those Consultants to your group.

For some leaders, they say it is to “share” what you are doing with those Consultants so they can go do the same thing in their customer group, right? Well, in my eyes, I see that as enabling my Consultants, not equipping or empowering them. One of the most important things I believe I need to teach my Consultants is to take control of their business and work it as a business from day one. I am all about giving them tools to use to learn the ropes of the business, but I am careful not to be the mama bird going out and getting their food, bringing it back to the nest and literally feeding it to them. If you are always feeding them (literally from your mouth to theirs), they will never leave the nest, and why would they ever want to?

I do not want to create a nest of birds on my team that are dependent on me to give them everything or they can’t function; I want to mentor them and teach them to build their own business. To leave the nest and have their businesses take flight. My job as a leader is to equip, empower and grow my Consultants. And then mentor them to do the same with their Consultants. My Consultants do not lack the flow of information, encouragement or communication. I still give them everything they need and then some, but they are not members of my Customer Group, they don’t need to be.

Teach them to fly…

I keep my Customer Group closed to any of my downline Consultants. It is truly just me and my customers inside my group. I want to converse and build authentic relationships with those customers, just me and them.  But I do SHARE what I am doing in my Customer Group with my team often.

I take screenshots of conversations or posts and upload them to my team group to give them ideas of what I am going, and what is working for me. By sharing a screenshot, they can take the idea and make it their own, without copying and pasting my exact verbiage or images. I use the screenshots to inspire them and get them thinking about what would work in their Customer Group. I also post just about everything I do in my customer group ON our team page. So they can go do it themselves. Therefore, there’s no real need for them to be in my group.

I also try to keep my Customer Group closed to other Consultants and Leaders outside of my team. While I do not feel competitive with other Consultants and Leaders, this is a business and I am working hard to build something BIG for my family.  I am ready to sell to, book, and recruit anyone that wants to do business with me. Adding outsiders to my customer group just creates a tangled web that I do not think is healthy for my business.

If you do have downline consultants in your group (or other Consultants/Leaders) that is entirely your choice. But I will ask that you stop for a minute and really think about WHY you have them in there. What is the intended purpose? Is it working? Is it what is best for your Consultants? Is it helping them to stand up and OWN their business as a business? How are you equipping and empowering them by allowing them to be group members? If you answered positively to all of those, that is awesome and you should continue what you are doing. If you can’t answer positively to all of those, it might be time to consider a change.

Some people say they having other consultants in their group because they “like” and comment on posts and that helps boost views. So what you’re saying, is you don’t want an accurate account of what’s working and not working in your customer group. Because you will never know. And don’t even get me started on the fact that people take your posts and reuse them over and over. And that’s how we end up in Facebook jail, right?

Remember, your job as a leader is to equip, empower, and encourage your Consultants to grow a strong and sustainable business and to mentor them to success in that business. How is that going for you?!

Just some random thoughts from Melissa on your track to leadership!

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YouTube Training with Directly Social

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Your YouTube training is finally here!

Have you heard of that little thing called YouTube that everyone’s been chirping about? Yeah…the #2 social media platform in the world…that one!

Don’t worry, I got you! This training will teach you everything you need to know about YouTube to help you get started and EXCEL in marketing your business in a whole new way.

  • How to set up your channel
  • How to add links and channel art
  • What videos you need to make
  • How to optimize each video for search engine growth
  • What tools you can use to make better quality videos
  • Along with tons of other tips and tricks to get started or simply ROCK your YouTube channel!

You will get a 45 minute video training with step by step instructions where I walk you through screen share, so you can see every step of the way. YouTube took me to the number one spot in my company and I want to teach you how and why you need it!

STEP 1:

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STEP 2:

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Melissa Fietsam @DirectlySocial

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#1 Recruiting System for Direct Sales Consultants

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We have a brand new training available!

Want to get your new consultants on a fast track to success?

Do you want a tool to use during your recruiting conversations?

How about a system that gets them to sell $1000 in their first few months as a consultant?

This system has made a huge difference in my recruiting efforts AND my retention of those new consultants.

Some of us need a tool to give us the confidence to share the opportunity, this gives you that tool. 

And others are really good at recruiting…but are having a hard time keeping those new consultants and getting them active. Guess what? This will knock your socks off!

  • You’re going to get an entire system for before and after sponsoring someone.
  • You’re going to get a tracker to print and keep tabs on those new consultants and their new program.
  • A video training on how to rock this new system and set up your own.
  • You’re going to get templates to create your own flyer to include all this new information in a message and their packets!
  • …and so much more!

 

STEP 1: PURCHASE TRAINING HERE

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I opened this training to a select group of consultants from different companies and here’s what they had to say:

Clear and easy system that is customizable for all companies and budgets! I am already seeing success from it! I opened it up to my small team to get them excited again. One who hasn’t placed an order in 2 months earned levels 1 and 2 already. Showed it to a recruit I was “courting” and she signed after I showed this “extra” incentive to her! I asked her what finally made her decide and she said it was this. She wasn’t sure she could earn the company incentive, but this was doable to her!

Jenn Penn~Personally Poetic

I finally have a system that saves me time, focuses on the success of my new team members, was easy to implement, holds me accountable to my team and has changed my business! Thanks Melissa Fietsam!

Kyla Duguay~Thirty-One Gifts

I just love the step by step instructions. It allows my entire team to participate, contribute and excel. It gives them a guideline as to what they need to become a contributing team member. It also showed me what I need to present to my team without overwhelming my slow starters or hobbyists. It has me thinking about some recent consultants too.  I think it will give them a way back in without feeling judged. I’m offering and giving them a good excuse to stop making excuses. This put me on track and gave me focus.

Connie Maras~Clever Container

Awesome info!! Love the step by step of how to have a recruiting mindset. Where to start and how to keep it 💗and the way to present the extra incentives, breaking it down to see it as doable.

Teresa Simmons~Thirty-One Gifts

How to Create an Animoto Video for your Business

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Animoto is my favorite new video site.

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Check out how easy it is to create a beautiful video for your Direct Sales business. When you’re done drooling…you can catch some IDEAS on what videos to make below!

Wasn’t that EASY?!

So what kind of videos can you do to promote your business and where can you post them?

Video Types:

One product that is used in many different ways:

Let’s say you have a catch all bin; show all the different ways you can use that one product

Collections:

Take a group of products and show how they all work together. For example; home organization, products for on the go, solution sets, thermal line, gift giving ideas, men’s products…the list goes on and on.

Enrollment Information:

Take all that boring enrollment information and make a FUN video!

Customer Specials:

Here’s a new way to share the customer special for the month. Do one for all the uses for the customer special, and one showing off the patterns/products available in the customer special.

The point is….HAVE FUN and your customers will too. Say goodbye to the boring normalcy you’re used to and kick it up a notch! Your customers will thank you!

Now where do you SHARE the videos?

EVERYWHERE!

  • Facebook business page
  • Customer Group
  • Pinterest
  • YouTube
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • Facebook Parties

Go get to work!

Love,

Melissa Fietsam at Directly Social

10 Ideas to Rock Your APRIL Direct Sales Business

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Hey friends!

Happy Spring!! Do you have spring fever?? I definitely do!

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April is such a beautiful month! It makes me think of rain washing away the winter yuckies, new beginnings, the weather getting warmer here in Ohio, umbrellas, rain boots and Spring Break! If you walk around the Dollar Tree (my fave store), you see lots of bright colors, flowers, kites, seeds,etc – things that make you want to crawl out of your winter cave and do something! Are you ready to do something?

You have to look for ways to set yourself apart from the masses and stand out. Here are some fun April Marketing Ideas to get you excited about Spring too! Easter is April 1st, so that throws a little wrench into Spring marketing, but no worries, we got this!

#1 April Fools Day (4/1)
In social media, what makes people laugh makes people share! Using your business, how can you trick your followers into a giggle or two. If you sell kitchen products, maybe you share an awesome free recipe that goes all wonky at the end. People like to do business with people they like! Show off your fun and silly side!

 #2 – Easter (4/1)
Easter is the perfect time to share a little of the “behind the scenes” of your life in your customer group on Facebook, something more personal, not just business. Why not share a pic of your kiddos egg hunting, family dinner or family photo in your pretty Easter clothes at church. Let people see the other side of you, the personal size, which is great for creating engagement and building relationships. Ask people to show their favorite Easter Egg Hunt photo of the day, later on in the evening!

#3 Change your FB Customer Group cover photo to something more “April-y” themed
This is an easy way to update your group and get a post into your group member’s news feeds. Make sure you are using that prime real estate of the cover photo space as best you can. Make sure you are not always just featuring product, be sure to include your smiling face sometimes!

 #4 Update your Facebook Business Page cover photo to something more Spring-like
Make sure you are updating your Facebook Business Page with the season, you definitely don’t want a cover photo featuring Christmas items up when it is April. But I cannot tell you how many times I see this on some of your business pages. Your cover photo is like your storefront window for your business, make sure it is attractive and in-tune with the season.

 #5 Bunny Bucks
Remember Cupid Cash from February? How about some Bunny Bucks for April? Your customers “earn” $1 in Bunny Bucks for every $10 they spend with you in April. The Bunny Bucks is only redeemable with you and only redeemable in April, so it gets you sales this month and potentially next month too. If you want to move some cash and carry products, you could easily change the coupon to where they can only redeem the Bunny Bucks toward something you have cash and carry and then payout the difference. For example, if they have $10 in Bunny Bucks and the item is $31, they give you the $10 in Bunny Bucks and pay the $21 difference. That’s a sale for April AND a sale for May!

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#5 Spring Cleaning Sale
April is the perfect time to do a “spring cleaning” sale with your business and all of you excess products. If you have products sitting around in your office that you are not using, and even old demonstration items that are still in good shape, let’s get them cleaned out! Depending on the rules of your company, you could sell them off auction style in a Facebook event or group. Or maybe just have a photo album in your group with all of your spring cleaning sale items in there and people bid & buy.


#6 Share cute spring recipes, crafts and tips with your followers
I just saw the cutest recipe where you can cut apples and use peanut butter to basically make an adorable spring snail snack. People love that kind of thing and cute tips and ideas like that get shared!! This is called “curating content”, go find something cool on a blog and share it!

#7 Create an April Ideas Pinterest Board and share it
Head over to Pinterest and create a theme board for April and pin what you love  for April (tips, recipes, crafts, DIY, cleaning, etc). Once you have a minimum of 10-15 pins (I am sure you will find far more that you love), share the link to your Pinterest board in your customer group, your FB business page, your personal timeline, your customer newsletter, etc. Share it everywhere! Invite them to follow you while they are over on Pinterest!

 #8 Spring-ify Your Vendor Booth
We are heading into vendor booth season again! People completely pre-judge your vendor booth in about 3 seconds. Think about ways you can completely “spring-ify” your table and display to make it attractive to those scanning the room or just passing by. Be sure to use colors that go well together, maybe just 2-3 colors. Keep things simple and clean!

#9 Host a Spring Fling event
Did your company come out with new products recently? Host a Spring Fling theme event, either in person or online. Even if they didn’t come out with anything new lately, it doesn’t matter! Spring-ify the current offerings and get people excited! When Spring hits, people are more likely to get out and do something (aka spring fever), use that to your advantage and host a super fun spring fling event. This would be an awesome place to cash and carry that spring cleaning product you were looking to sell off!


#10 Spring Break Staycations
Not everyone gets to getaway for spring break anymore! Why not share a month of staycation ideas that they can do from home and incorporate your product into the ideas! Moms are desperate for ideas and they will appreciate refuge you can give them when their kiddos have spring fever! Show your products in action and how they can enhance their lives and provide solutions for their problems.

#11 BONUS ROUND
You need to be thinking about marketing Mother’s Day! It’s right around the corner and you want to make sure people have enough time to order and get their product. So get a list together of some products you can high light as great Mother’s Day gifts. Make some bundles. Dress up some baskets to give them ideas. Don’t waste time on this, get started now!

What fun April ideas do you have?

Melissa Fietsam

@DirectlySocial

 

 

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FB Groups & Decreased Notifications

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The Facebook Notification

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I am sure you have seen the newest flurry of anxiety making its way through Facebook world. Earlier this week, Facebook sent a notification to many users letting them know that they were “reducing clutter by showing you fewer notifications from some groups”.
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If you clicked on the notification it would take you to a screen where a bunch of your groups are listed and you can see that they set them all to Highlights Only, whereas you might have had them set to All Posts at one time. Which means, if someone set themselves to All Posts in your Customer VIP Group, Facebook my have just defaulted them back to Highlights Only with this notification.

Facebook #Truthbomb:

Now before you completely freak out about this, I want to take a minute and remind you of a few things.
1. Facebook is a totally FREE platform
2. You are using their platform to build your business for FREE
3. “It is their playground and their playground equipment” (Melanie Moore)
3. You cannot get your panties in a twist every time they make an update
4. The more time you spend whining, the less time you spend working!
5. Nothing you say or do will change Facebook and how they choose to do business, get over it…. and fast!

New Pinned Highlighted Posts:

Facebook is also rolling out a new feature that will allow you TEN HIGHLIGHTED PINNED POSTS in groups. This is where you want to add your most important information to get across to your customers because THIS is the “highlighted posts” your customers may be choosing to still see. Facebook is rolling out changes to HELP. Trust and adapt to the changes. That’s you’re only choice. Get all chameleon camando

ADAPT & OVERCOME!

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What I am Doing with My Customer VIP Group:


So first things first, I am planning to make a quick banner for my group to encourage my group members to choose All Posts for notifications in the group. Then I am going to spice up the *fun factor* in my group by running a couple contests over the next couple weeks, making sure that with each contest I remind them to set themselves to All Posts so they do not miss anything. I am going to tease them with FOMO (the fear of missing out). And that’s it — there is not a whole lot more you can do. But I am not going to sit around whining and hold a “woah is me” self pity party, I got stuff to do.

Melissaism: Do you want to complain, or do you want to make money?

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Blessing in Disguise?

But what about the Facebook Groups that I am a member of and love and want to see notifications from? I went to my Groups page on Facebook and honestly my jaw hit the keyboard. I had NO IDEA I was in so many groups!! Like seriously… no wonder Facebook needed to reduce clutter, there is no way I could possibly see notifications for all of the groups I am in.

“My name is Melissa Fietsam and I am a Facebook Group hoarder!”

I am not even kidding, there are so many groups listed that I don’t have time to count them all. Many, many, many of them are groups that I was added to (without my permission) and then tons of them are Customer VIP Groups for other companies, business groups, hobby groups, etc.

So it’s almost March right? Well, I started my Spring Cleaning early. I started removing myself from groups left and right. There is no reason for me to be a member of these groups if I am never going to check them, right? I need to stop kidding myself that I will get back to them one day… no I won’t, I have more important things to focus on. I do not need to be in 15 legging groups, that is INSANE! I do not need 6 kitchen gadget consultants, I need one. I need to pick a consultant and be loyal to them, just like I want my customers to do with me and I need to remove myself from the other groups.

While you are on the Groups page, you are able to see every group you are in and choose the notification settings for each group, so for some I choose All Posts, some I choose Highlights Only and looooots I chose to remove myself from entirely.

You know what, at the end of the day, Facebook sending that “reducing clutter” notification really made me get my butt in gear and reduce some clutter in my own business. It felt GOOD to remove myself from the excessive number of groups I was in. With each group I removed, I could actually feel weight lifted off my chest. Cleaning house in your business feels good, simplifying feels good, organizing feels good and removing excess noise and clutter feels GREAT!

When you get a little downtime, hop over to your Groups page on Facebook and take a look at what Groups you are in and what you can delete to streamline & reduce clutter in your newsfeed and your business.

Get back to good old fashioned customer service.

  • Customer Newsletters
  • Engaging graphics
  • Videos
  • FACEBOOK LIVES
  • Weekly contests in your Customer Group
  • Get your BUSINESS PAGE up and running and HOPPING!
  • Personal text to every single person who orders
  • Facebook parties: First post should be a drawing for each person to COMMENT to be entered in to win. This way…they’re already engaged from the get-go

I promise…you can do it!

Let’s get to work!

Melissa Fietsam,

@DirectlySocial

 

NEW! Facebook Music Library for Videos

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You all know how much I love creating videos. For me, making a video is so much better than just typing out a post. You can see my face, hear my voice, see my body language, just like a real conversation.

So I just went in to edit a recent Facebook video I madeand WHAAAAAAT? There seems to be a new feature where you have an entire system of music tracks to add to your videos in Facebook AND Instagram. This new feature is called “Sound Collections”.

Once you agree to terms and policies, you’ll be added to this amazing library of music where you can filter by mood, genre, sounds, music, instrumental only…a complete library. It is INSANEly awesome!

I’m waiting for Facebook to take over video editing entirely. YouTube dropped it’s video editing and is working on rebuilding that, but this has left a HUGE area of gain for Facebook. Looks like they’re jumping right on that train!

This feature is, most likely, like every other feature where you will see it rolled out in waves. So don’t worry if you don’t see it yet…it’s COMING;)

Crazy cool! What do you think?

 

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