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Do You Have Business Insurance?

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So … you know how I have mentioned my business BFF, Melanie Moore, a few times here on the blog? Well, she has been after me to blog about this topic for a long time because she believes it is a resource that every direct seller needs, whether you have been in the business 10 days or 10 years. I will be honest, I kept pushing back on her about writing about this because it is totally out of my norm for this blog, it is something I am not an expert in, and truthfully it is a little depressing talking about insurance and accidents … but here comes a #truthbomb straight from her lips – “sometimes bad stuff happens to good people”! She’s 100% right and I want nothing more than to share an awesome resource that could help you should any of that bad stuff happen to you, something that will protect the well-being of your family & your personal family finances!

So here we are, with her help in writing this blog article, I am going to do it!
We are going to talk about getting BUSINESS INSURANCE for your direct sales business!
YES, such a thing does exist!
YES, you can get it quickly and easily!
YES, you need it!

Why You Need Business Insurance:

Times have changed, my friends, and if you do not have insurance coverage for your business, you should! You are entering people’s private homes, what if you knock over the Hostess’s prize possession with your bag? Or you are carrying-pulling-dragging products, tables, garment racks, and shelving units into vendor events, what if you take out another vendor’s table or worse, hit a child with one of your poles as you blindly walk in carrying more than you should because you are trying to minimize your trips in and out to the car? And with the Spring vendor event season upon us, I have noticed more and more venues requiring “proof of insurance” in order to participate. Do you have proof of insurance for your business? Most home owner’s policies DO NOT cover your business.

I know, I get it, “but that would never happen to me”. But that’s just it, it DOES happen to people like us every day. You need to think proactively for your business and be prepared for the “what if”, just like you do for your home, your health and your cars. Insurance exists to cover the unknown and the accidents.

 

Getting Quotes:

I am sure you can connect with your own local insurance provider and get quotes, but I went with an insurance company that was referred to me by Melanie because she has used this company for years. Just so you know, I do not get any kick backs for this, I just want to provide you with information and a valuable resource that I have found to get you & your family protected!

This insurance company specifically caters to direct sellers and understands our language, that is what I like about them. For only $75 a year, you get $2 million in general liability insurance for your business (including property and bodily injury), plus $3,000 for property coverage (including products and samples). I have looked into other options and for me, this is the best deal.

 

Printable Insurance Certificates for Events:

But here is what I love the most about this company, the printable event insurance certificates! I can download and print them myself anytime I need to provide them for an event (I just bring it with me to each event). Other companies require you to request a certificate and then you wait until they send it, some charge you extra to print a certificate, but with this company, I can just go print it on my own whenever I need it. They have been a Direct Sales Association Supplier for 27 years, which is quite impressive. And I know that they offer health insurance for Independent Contractors too, but I have not looked into that yet myself, you can check it out on their website.

When you apply for coverage from them, you will have to choose your company from the dropdown menu, they cover A LOT of companies, but not every company out there. A quote from their FAQ page says, “Because we must look at the nature of the product being sold, we must qualify all direct selling companies. When you enroll you need to select from the approved list of companies the one you represent. If your company does not show up on our list then our insurance carrier has not approved issuing a policy to cover your activities on their behalf. We cannot write policies unless your company is on the approved list of companies. Remember coverage will only be for you as a sale representative for the company you register for as an authorized representative.”

 

Do Your Own Research:

I invite you to check out getting insurance specifically for your business, the truth is …. when you are working with tons of people, taking credits cards and cash, carrying things in and out of locations … you just never know what is going to happen. I am not claiming to know everything about everything when it comes to business insurance, but I can tell you for certain that for $75 a year, it gives me enormous peace of mind that my family is protected from loss. You will need to do your own due diligence and research what is best for your family.

Here is the company we are referring to in this article: http://www.independentdirectsellers.org/

 

 

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Thirty-One Party Presentation and Guide to Print

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So…I love me a Thirty-One party!! For our new Thirty-One consultants, it’s time to book your launch party!

WEEK 3 TEAM TRENDY TRAINING:

Thirty-One Gifts

I’m going to give you:

  1. A party presentation to watch
  2. All print outs you need
  3. And a guide and files to make your guest packets for your home shows!

First, watch how easy this party presentation is when you read right from the script!!

So first, here is your brand new fall 2016 party presentation guide to print and hold during your presentation:

https://1drv.ms/b/s!AkYgT2PVhSEHiAEqblHWsLCpDf-Y

Second, here’s how you make your guest packets!

Supplies:

  1. 1/2 inch binder with clear sleeve on front. OR you can use a 3 prong folder
  2. pictures of you and your family or “story”
  3. customer special flyer
  4. bundles print out (provided on our team page each month
  5. catalog
  6. order form
  7. door prize slips (available for $1 on business supplies
  8. Ask me about my job flyer
  9. booking flyer
  10. recruiting flyer

Here is your folder to print guest packet files. All files are not updated for fall but will updated as we do them. A big thank you to Bridgett Edwards who creates our beautiful flyers for us!:

https://1drv.ms/f/s!AkYgT2PVhSEHhi1KYNet0v2K8yx0

Happy partying ladies!

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

www.buymybags.com

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Easy Thirty-One Booking Idea for May!

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Just posted a LIVE video on my customer Facebook page called

“MAY DAY! MAY DAY!”

And already booked one party in less than 20 minutes!

It’s summer time. People need simple, easy, and FUN ways to host a party on the go!

Check this out!

And here’s a picture you can use to follow up with another post tomorrow!

Download form here: May Bundles

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

www.buymybags.com

#31 #31bag #31bags #thirtyone #thirtyonegifts #thirtyonebags #party #fun #booking #increasesales #directsales

Thirty-One Home Party Idea

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I’m going to use this at my home shows to show off the Oh Snap Pockets and Bins!

I really don’t think people buy them as much as they would if they could SEE them in action! So we’re going to make it happen.

And then we’re going to try and increase sales by showing them my favorite products in use with the MAGNETS on the board!

I took a magnetic board. $7 at Walmart.
I took a magnetic curtain rod. $7 at Walmart.

I took a sticky magnet page and photo sleeve magnets and printed a few of my FAVORITE ways to use our product! Now I don’t just TALK about, they get to SEE! And I can actually take the magnets off and pass them around if I’m talking about it!

But that’s not even the coolest PART!!

When I’m ready to talk about oh snap pockets and bins, I just snap the magnetic curtain rod on!!! BAM! I think by them SEEING how the pockets and bins work, and seeing my favorite uses at the party…ill be able to make a bigger impact on why they NEED it!!
I’ll be using at my home shows all month and let you know how it goes!!

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

www.buymybags.com

#31 #31bag #31bags #thirtyone #thirtyonegifts #homeshow #productdisplay #ideas #directsales #party

January Thirty-One Guest Packet for Your Parties

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This is my “push” for January at my parties. I love my binders. They go right along with my party presentation and it works perfectly!

Check this out:

The pages in my binder:

Customer Special:

I love the clear pocket on the front to put the customer special on there. No more searching for it. This is an UPSELL and needs to be high lighted!

My Why:

on the back cover I have my family. This gives your customers a “window” to YOU. It’s a personal connection. These people are giving you their time and their credit card #’s. They should be able to get to know you and connect with you. And what better way than showing them who you really are?

Bundles: 

Each month I will be including these in my packets. I did this about 6 months ago and people would literally point to a bundle and say, I want that one. Remember, some people simply come to a party to support their friend. And a confused mind will always say NO. But when you give them this visual, it’s so easy for them to say YES.

Ask Me About My Job:

I do this after I hand out my recruiting flier to each person. It’s a great way to open conversation about the opportunity.

Book a Party Flier:

This form is something I created and Bridgett Edwards illustrated for us. It is the single easiest way to walk through the benefits of hosting a show. Especially for our new consultants. This tool has been invaluable.

Hope this helps to see the “why” behind this binder!

I made 20 binders and take 15 to my parties. The fit GREAT in 2 fold n files. I just take them out and set them on the coffee table at my party. And all my pins fit in the pockets of the fold n file. So it’s a great party addition that highlights a product too!

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

www.buymybags.com

#31 #31bga #31bags #thirtyone #guestpacket #party #directsales #thirtyonegifts #bookingflier #customerspecial

Thirty-One January Facebook Party Script

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**below you will find my entire 7 day Facebook script for January 2016 with all images.

I want to make it FUN for my hostesses and guests!!

So this is my 7 day Facebook party I have created:

1. 3 posts a day

2. I post using http://www.cinchshare.com, so I can pre-post all of those

3. I post at 9am, 2pm, and 7pm each day

4. I close the event 2 days before their actual party closes. WHY? Because I want to give them time to round up orders for those last 2 days, and it just helps me plan exact dates to start and stop those events.

I do a Facebook event the same way for every party. Whether they are having a home show, a catalog show, a Fundraiser, or a Facebook Party. They all get the same 7 day event. This is my way to get in front of as many people as I possibly can!

I focused on the product lines I wanted to showcase, booking seeds, recruiting seeds, and lead generation (getting follow up information).

I wrote down a list of absolutely everything I wanted to post in a FB event. And this is the outline I ended up with:

PRE-POSTS (I load these before I invite my host and before she invites all her friends)

1. Introduction to ME (always include a picture)

2. Bundle pictures to show what they can get and let them browse products

**this particular holiday outline is not as structured as the one below because it is for the holidays and focusing on gifts!

**some of these pictures are my own, and some are pulled from other fabulous ladies who have shared their creative genius with the rest of us! Thank you if that is YOU.

DAY ONE:

1. Introduction to FB party: what to expect from ME

2. Customer Special

3.  Holiday Post: pictures to show how they could order 31 for events they already have going on (for instance, right now I am posting Valentine’s Day gift ideas, wedding gift ideas, and graduation gift ideas)

Here is my example for the DESCRIPTION of the Holiday FB event:

Sheryl is hosting a Thirty-One Party! And we cannot wait to show you all the amazing gift ideas for you, your friends, and your family this season.

Want to view the whole catalog online? Just click here and you can view it on your phone or computer: http://issuu.com/buymybags/docs/fall_catalog/1

January customer special:

Spend $35 and choose up to 3 cubes at 60% off:

  • Your Way Rectangle $10
  • Your Way Jr Cube $12
  • Your Way Cube $14

Ready to order?

Go to http://www.buymybags.com

Click on ORDER

Click on Sheryl’s name!

So Here is an example of my Introduction:

Hello everybody! My name is Melissa Fietsam, and I am an Independent Senior Executive Director with Thirty-One. I have been with the company for over 7 years. I absolutely love my job and want to introduce myself and Thirty-One. I have 5 crazy children and am married to my high school sweetheart. I am a retired Registered Nurse. I worked in the Emergency Room and taught LPNs on the side. I was able to supplement my income with Thirty-One, and now I’m a full-time mom and business owner!

I love Thirty-One because it gives women the freedom to pursue their dreams. It’s so much more than just a bag:) It’s all about celebrating, encouraging, and rewarding women. And I can’t wait to tell you more about it!

I love to give away prizes! And we will be giving away random prizes throughout the online portion of Kelly’s party! For each comment, post, or question…you’ll be entered to win! So let’s have some fun!!

JK. melissa

PARTY TIME>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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I can’t wait to help you organize with Thirty-One in January!! 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?

  1. We will have a 7 day event!
  2. Give away some FREE prizes (3 Days of prizes)
  3. I’ll post lots of ideas for great products and how to use them
  4. And we’re going to help your hostess earn LOTS of free and half price items!
  5. 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

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I’m going to introduce you to THREE amazing customer specials and EXCLUSIVE JANUARY PRODUCTS! For every $35 you spend, you get to choose up to to THREE of these for that special price!!

((INSERT JANUARY CUSTOMER SPECIAL VIDEO))

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First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

January is all about reorganizing your life and New Year’s Resolutions! One thing I can certainly help you with is organization:) You see…I’m a retail therapist with many avenues of genius when it comes to taking a disorganized MESS…and turning it into a functional and gorgeous solution for YOU!

I’m going to show you some ways to use Thirty-One products to un-clutter some of those pesky problem areas in your house and even your car! Are you ready to have some fun?

What is ONE area that you really need to clean up or reorganize in your house?

For me…I’ve been working on my KITCHEN! Check out these ideas to get your kitchen spruced up and organized:

https://www.pinterest.com/lovemybags/thirty-one-kitchen/

What’s your favorite one?

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So, I would love to learn a little more about everyone! One of the best parts of my job is getting to meet new friends every day! And not just in my hometown, but all over the United States. So tell me something about you and how you know the hostess:)

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So…Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Who do YOU buy for on Valentine’s Day? We have some great gift options for all your loved ones on that special day. And with our personalization, it makes it that much more special to show them how much you love them! I’d love to help you pick something out for YOUR someone special…

On the top you’ll see our cinch sacs for $20 and you can add $10 if you love that super cute “I ❤ ” personalization. Only $7 if you simply want their name on it!

On the bottom are more great gift ideas for those ladies in your life. The uptown mini pouch is SO much fun! At $18, you can get one for all those ladies. And then fill it with some of YOUR favorites to make it a great personal gift.

~lip gloss

~hand lotion

~gift certificate to their favorite store

~your favorite fun make up

~perfume

And check out these ideas for some Valentine’s Day kids crafts (my favorite): https://www.pinterest.com/lovemybags/valentines-day-kids-crafts/

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I’m a baseball and basketball mom. So something that stands out to me, with Thirty-One, is their spirit line. We make sports fun on the sidelines and FUNctional for everyday use! I spend 3/4 my year sitting on bleachers, so I love looking cool while I’m cheering my babies on. Don’t tell my son I called him a baby. He’s 6 foot 3. LOL!

Are there any other sports moms out there? What sports do your kids play for?

It’s so fun to be able to put your kids’ jersey #’s or team names on these bags!

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I’m declaring January my BIGGEST fundraiser month in HISTORY! And I need YOU to pick what you would like to give back to! Did you know you can host a fundraiser with Thirty-One? You can choose a fundraiser for literally ANYTHING you want, and earn 30% of all sales from your catalog party, online party, or home show!

So what’s your passion?

-Your youth group?

-Your kids sports activities? I know my son’s baseball is $1200 per season. I can help you pay for that!

-Pageant fees?

-Adoption fees?

-School trips?

-Classrooms?

-Daycares?

-An organization for cancer or Alzheimer’s?

What is your PASSION?

If you could do a fundraiser for anything you wanted, what would it be?

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Let’s talk JEWELRY! Did you know Thirty-One has a line of jewelry in our catalog now? It’s called JK by Thirty-One. These are two of my very favorite necklaces!!! The Horizon and Enchanted Cross.

Go check out the catalog and tell me your favorite piece of jewelry on pages 45-48:http://issuu.com/buymybags/docs/fall_catalog

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Let’s talk accessories! I was a Registered Nurse AND I taught LPN’s on the side. So nurses and teachers are near and dear to my heart! Check out these accessories and bags to organize for YOU in the New Year! Are there any other nurses or teachers here today?! Or do you have one in your family?

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DAY 4:

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It’s not too late to make a fresh new start for the New Year with a new BUSINESS with Thirty-One!

How, you ask?
1. Join my team by January 20th, book your launch show, and get ALL of the amazing products in the picture for only $99!
2. Tell EVERYONE you know that you’ve started a business and your launch party is NOW.

3. I’ll help you start your launch party or even do your home show for you, and we will ROCK your new business together!
Want more details? Just ask! I’m here to help every step of the way. 

4. You’re going to be eligible for the Spring Add On Kit only available to consultants. $40 for $125 in SPRING product!

5. You’ll also be earning your start swell kits (up to 4…for FREE) in the new spring products and patterns!

Here’s a video I made that answers some frequently asked questions about joining Thirty-One. Check it out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo_RgjCXUug

**And if you want more information, message me and I can mail you a packet to look over!

**enrollment kit comes with over $400 in product for just $99

If you had $300 extra a month…what would YOU use it for?

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Let’s talk WALLETS! Every woman needs a good wallet. I’ve never really been in love with an inanimate object until I met two of these guys. What’s your favorite wallet? And can you guess which ones I’m cheating on my husband with? Seriously, I have a relationship with these wallets… 😉

Would you like to see ALL our wallets? Check out this link. And if you click on the individual wallets, you’ll be able to see the inside and different views of them: http://www.thirtyonegifts.com/catalog/wallets/

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Funny thing happened, I went into Target and spent $100 the other day. When I got to the check out, I asked the lady what I got for being such a great customer. She looked at me kind of funny…I couldn’t tell whether she was reaching for her little walkie talkie or the pepper spray, so I let it go. LOL

I guess I’ve just been spoiled, because that’s the great thing about Thirty-One, for every $35 you spend…you get to pick up to THREE of these items at the special price!!

Check out this customer special video. Cause you may not KNOW that you need one yet…but you will after you watch this 30 second video:

((INSERT JANUARY CUSTOMER SPECIAL VIDEO))

 

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It’s so easy to party with me and Thirty-One when you have so many choices! All you need is $200 in orders to get FREE and HALF PRICE items and SO much more as a Thirty-One hostess! But that’s not all…message me to ask about the SPECIAL incentive for hostesses in January! Cause you can also get ONE hostess exclusive for FREE!

And I LOVE to celebrate and reward my hostesses!

An average Thirty-One party gets you:

$100 in FREE product

2 Half Off items

2 Hostess Exclusive Items

AND…the Hostess Customer Special for the month! Check out what January has in store for our hostesses! Message me if you’re interested in seeing the specials for February!

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Let’s talk HOME ORGANIZATION today! Did you know you get THREE of these for a special price for every $35 you spend?! It’s SO easy to organize your spaces this month!!

On the left…

YOUR WAY CUBES to organize SHOES! I used to have a major shoe problem with 5 kids…love the 31 solution we came up with! Nice and neat! Now if I could just get my kids to put the shoes IN the box 😉

On the right…

YOUR WAY RECTANGLES: I took all their toys and sorted into boxes with LIDS: Legos, blocks, puzzle pieces, trains and train tracks, and of course cars!! It’s amazing how they stay off the floor. But not only that, when I do get them out, it’s a more FOCUSED play. It’s all right there, not lying all over the house. And best part…I’m not breaking my neck or puncturing my foot stepping on them every day!

OH SNAP POCKETS: Great for bills, mail, homework, school papers, and even bathrooms and offices!

YOUR WAY JR CUBES: these are great for storage of any kind. Pantries, toys, baby clothes, the list goes on and on!

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So, I have kitchen issues. I wish that was all the issues I own, but this is a good start. And don’t forget! You can get up to THREE of these for a discounted price for every $35 you spend!

  1. Tupperware and lids. So these are my SANITY bins on the top. Literally, barely missed the straight jacket before I got these!
  2. SNACKS! My kids fought so bad over them. And…well…never mind. They still do. BUT…it looks cute. Now they want cameras installed in the kitchen to see who’s taking it out of their bin. LOL! So…could be costly in the long run, right?

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GIVE A WAY TIME!!! One person who answers will get a gift from me in the mail!!

any item

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Comment DONE below after you fill this out and we will do a drawing tomorrow morning for one winner!!

FREE GIFT IN THE MAIL!! Do you FREE gifts? How about free gifts on your BIRTHDAY?! Fill out this 2 second survey and you will get a free gift in the mail during your birthday month!! I LOVE to celebrate my customers and hostesses! And this is just one way I get to say THANK YOU for supporting my business 🙂

(((Link to my Birthday survey)) You can google my name and birthday survey to learn more 😉

 

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I have compiled a whole list of items to help YOU organize your spaces with Thirty-One. And there’s no better time to do it with the current customer specials! Click on the links below to see some ideas on how you can organize EACH room in your house! What room needs the most help?? Mine was SHOES in the living room! But you can find SO many ideas by checking out those links!

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Kitchen Organization: https://www.pinterest.com/lovemybags/thirty-one-kitchen/

Bathroom Organization: https://www.pinterest.com/lovemybags/thirty-one-bathroom-ideas/

Living Room Organization: https://www.pinterest.com/lovemybags/thirty-one-living-room-ideas/

Laundry Room Organization: https://www.pinterest.com/lovemybags/thirty-one-laundry-room-ideas/

Bedroom Organization: https://www.pinterest.com/lovemybags/thirty-one-kids-room/

Closet Organization: https://www.pinterest.com/lovemybags/thirty-one-closet-organization/

Travel Organization: https://www.pinterest.com/lovemybags/thirty-one-travel-ideas/

 

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One of the best sets in the catalog! And the purse is REVERSIBLE!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!! 5 of my favorite products in one picture!! I think this is your New Year’s gift to YOU;)

Townsfair Reversible Purse (can be worn crossbody with skinny strap or over the shoulder)

Letters From London (coin purse)

Benjamins Wallet

Wristlet Strap

Rolling Jewell Wallet

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What’s another area that needs organized in your life? Your CAR! We have some really great products to organize your car and this happens to be my favorite. This is my Craig Jr. with his Hang Up Activity Organizer. (find another picture of this that doesn’t have my website)

And here are some other really great ideas to organize your car space:

https://www.pinterest.com/lovemybags/thirty-one-car-organization/

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I would LOVE to stay in touch! You’ll be the first to know about hostess and customer specials! Hop on over there and request to join! What else can you expect from that group?

  1. Be invited to Outlet Sales a couple times a year where you can get Thirty-One items up to 70% off!
  2. Be entered into drawing several times a month, I LOVE to give away free goodies on there!
  3. Be the first to see the Thirty-One customer specials each month

**Just click on the link and request to join!

(((LINK TO YOUR CUSTOMER PAGE))

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TODAY IS OUR LAST DAY FOR THE FACEBOOK EVENT!!

Are you ready to place your order?

  1. Go to http://www.buymybags.com
  2. Click on ORDER
  3. Find your hostesses name
  4. And order away!

Or you can call or message me and I would be happy to place the order for you!

~Melissa Fietsam, Ind. Senior Executive Director

513-225-1775

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Let’s talk THERMAL! Everyone needs a thermal tote! These are so much fun to play with personalization! My all time favorite is NACHO LUNCH! ha! We have a thermal tote for all occasions and all sizes!

But here’s some just for YOU…

Here’s some other fun things to put on thermals, what else can you think of?

Do you have a Thirty-One thermal? What do YOU use it for? This is my FAVORITE thermal, but we have plenty of styles to fit every need! Check out ALL our thermals here:

http://www.thirtyonegifts.com/catalog/thermals/

Num Num Num

Goodies

Got Food?

Got Bottles?

Lunch, Finally!

Snacks

Munchies

Out to Lunch

What Diet?

My Lunch

Just Chillin’

Lunch Time

Snack Attack

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Our Organizing Utility Tote is one of the most versatile products in the catalog. Every member of my family uses one for various reasons. Here’s just a few! And when you purchase THIS bag for $35 you’re eligible for THREE of the customer specials!

  1. BEST diaper bag EVER!
  2. Mobile office (add the fold n file for an even BETTER mobile office!)
  3. Overnight bag for teens
  4. Scrap booking supplies
  5. Bag for weekend at Grandmas
  6. Car emergency kit
  7. Sports Equipment
  8. Weather emergency kit

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I just wanted to say THANK YOU for partying with me. And thank you for letting me share my love of Thirty-One with you.

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.

And now…it’s time to place your order, if you haven’t already! And don’t forget the customer special this month:

 

Spend $35 and choose up to 3 cubes at 60% off:

  • Your Way Rectangle $10
  • Your Way Jr Cube $12
  • Your Way Cube $14

Thanks a million for supporting your hostess this week!!

Smiles and Hugs,

Melissa Fietsam,

Ind. Senior Executive Director at Thirty-One Gifts

www.buymybags.com

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So there it is. My complete 7 day Facebook party. I really hope this helps some consultants out there who are looking for the words to say. I hope this blesses someone a million times over!

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

www.buymybags.com

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Thirty-One Personal Shopping Party

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Posted to my team today:

I don’t have anymore home shows. And my product is just sitting here not making any money. So here’s my idea for the next few days!
Posted in my customer group. Now, you could just have a group of 15-20 products. You’ll want to make sure you have an inventory paper of the products you drop off. And certainly only do this with those you trust!:

This is for my local ladies! Anyone want to shop from your seat?? I will drop off all my product to YOU for 24 hours to see if you can find some things you’d like for everyone left on your Christmas list!
I’ll pick it up the same time the next day and BAM! You got some Christmas shopping done on your time!
I have openings for
Monday (TONIGHT)
Tuesday
Wednesday
& Thursday
Message me if you’d like to me to come drop off all my Thirty-One goodies to YOU!

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Why would I do this?

My product isn’t making me any money in my living room. So why not let it sit in someone else’s living room? I think I’m going to visit this as a new way to do a personal party. I’m going to advertise this at my party as a 3 day venture. May be a new road Melissa is going to travel! Stay tuned!!

This would help:

  1. increase sales

     2. get people chatting on Facebook about your product

     3. possibly increase bookings. There’s a plethora of things I can think to do WITH this to increase sales and leads.

     4. possibly increase recruits (oh this is easy…I love playing with all this stuff and showing my friends)

     5. it’s a non-threatening way to let people enjoy your products.

I’m on it!! Be back with details and we’ll see how this goes!!

Over and out,

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

http://www.buymybags.com

#marketing #increasesales #31 #31bag #31bags #thirtyone #thirtyonegifts #sales

 

Thirty-One Holiday Facebook Party Script for November and December

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So I tried something new with my Thirty-One Facebook parties. I really wanted to focus on SIMPLE~EASY~FUN. But I also was struggling with 2 weeks events. That’s a lot of work on my part.  I needed easy and structured. So I encourage you to write an outline like I have, figure out what YOU want to share with your customers, and tailor it according to your own needs and customers. And remember, each party is different. Always ask your hostess what kind of guests she has: nurses/ teachers? You’ll want to post things that tailor to THEM.

**below you will find my entire 7 day Facebook script for November and December 2015 with all images.

I want to make it FUN for my hostesses and guests!!

So this is my 7 day holiday Facebook party I have created:

1. 3 posts a day

2. I post using http://www.cinchshare.com, so I can pre-post all of those

3. I post at 9am, 2pm, and 7pm each day

4. I close the event 2 days before their actual party closes. WHY? Because I want to give them time to round up orders for those last 2 days, and it just helps me plan exact dates to start and stop those events.

I do a Facebook event the same way for every party. Whether they are having a home show, a catalog show, a Fundraiser, or a Facebook Party. They all get the same 7 day event. This is my way to get in front of as many people as I possibly can!

I focused on the product lines I wanted to showcase, booking seeds, recruiting seeds, and lead generation (getting follow up information).

I wrote down a list of absolutely everything I wanted to post in a FB event. And this is the outline I ended up with:

PRE-POSTS (I load these before I invite my host and before she invites all her friends)

1. Introduction to ME (always include a picture)

2. Bundle pictures to show what they can get and let them browse products

**this particular holiday outline is not as structured as the one below because it is for the holidays and focusing on gifts!

**some of these pictures are my own, and some are pulled from other fabulous ladies who have shared their creative genius with the rest of us! Thank you if that is YOU.

DAY ONE:

1. Introduction to FB party: what to expect from ME

2. Customer Special

3.  Holiday Post: pictures to show how they could order 31 for events they already have going on (for instance, right now I posted Father’s day gift ideas, wedding gift ideas, and graduation gift ideas)

DAY TWO:

1. Roll Call

2. Utility Totes

3. Sports and Spirit line

DAY THREE:

1. Fundraisers

2. Jewel Kade by Thirty-One

3. Accessories

DAY FOUR:

1. Recruiting

2. Wallets

3. Wristlet straps

DAY FIVE:

1. Booking

2. Home Organization

3. Kitchen Organization

DAY SIX:

1. Birthday Survey

2. Crossbody Purses

3. Big Bag Purses

DAY SEVEN:

1. How to order

2. Thermals

3. Customer special

Here is my example for the DESCRIPTION of the Holiday FB event:

Sheryl is hosting a Thirty-One Holiday Party! And we cannot wait to show you all the amazing gift ideas for you, your friends, and your family this season.

Want to view the whole catalog online? Just click here and you can view it on your phone or computer: http://issuu.com/buymybags/docs/fall_catalog/1

December customer special:

For every $35 you spend, you can choose up to THREE of these gifts at a GREAT price:

Littles Carry All: $5

Mini zipper pouch: $5

Streetstyle purse: $25

Stand Tall Insert: $15

Canvas Crew Carry All: $25

Ready to order?

Go to http://www.buymybags.com

Click on ORDER

Click on Sheryl’s name!

So Here is an example of my Introduction:

Hello everybody! My name is Melissa Fietsam, and I am an Independent Senior Executive Director with Thirty-One. I have been with the company for over 7 years. I absolutely love my job and want to introduce myself and Thirty-One. I have 5 crazy children and am married to my high school sweetheart. I am a retired Registered Nurse. I worked in the Emergency Room and taught LPNs on the side. I was able to supplement my income with Thirty-One, and now I’m a full-time mom and business owner!

I love Thirty-One because it gives women the freedom to pursue their dreams. It’s so much more than just a bag:) It’s all about celebrating, encouraging, and rewarding women. And I can’t wait to tell you more about it!

I love to give away prizes! And we will be giving away random prizes throughout the online portion of Kelly’s party! For each comment, post, or question…you’ll be entered to win! So let’s have some fun!!

JK. melissa

PARTY TIME>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

DAY 1:

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I can’t wait to show you all the NEW with Thirty-One!! 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?

  1. We will have a 7 day event!
  2. Give away some FREE prizes (3 Days of prizes)
  3. I’ll post lots of ideas for great products and how to use them
  4. And we’re going to help your hostess earn LOTS of free and half price items!
  5. 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

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I’m going to introduce you to FIVE amazing customer specials and EXCLUSIVE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER PRODUCTS! For every $35 you spend, you get to choose up to to THREE of these for that special price!!

((INSERT DECEMBER CUSTOMER SPECIAL VIDEO))

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It’s time for the holidays! And that means lots of gifting ideas for you! Thirty-One has the perfect combination of GIFTS this season!

This is one of my all time favorite Christmas presents for the entire family. Don’t stress about buying separate gifts this year. Buy a FAMILY gift! They’ll be proud to sport their family name in an adorable bag full of FAMILY TIME!

GAME NIGHT:
~pick lots of easy and fun games to fill it with

MOVIE NIGHT:
~Fill it with $3 blankets from Walmart
~Movie theater candy from Walmart
~Some Netflix Gift Certificates
~And some popcorn!

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DAY 2

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So, I would love to learn a little more about everyone! One of the best parts of my job is getting to meet new friends every day! And not just in my hometown, but all over the United States. So tell me something about you and how you know the hostess:)

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How many of you do a gift on Christmas Eve or have fun with the Elf on the Shelf? My kids LOVE getting their pajamas on Christmas Eve and we always have them in their own cinch sacs!

And if you do the Elf on the Shelf, you need to check out my Pinterest board full of some fun ideas!

https://www.pinterest.com/lovemybags/elf-on-the-shelf/

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I’m a baseball and basketball mom. So something that stands out to me, with Thirty-One, is their spirit line. We make sports fun on the sidelines and FUNctional for everyday use! I spend 3/4 my year sitting on bleachers, so I love looking cool while I’m cheering my babies on. Don’t tell my son I called him a baby. He’s 6 foot 3. LOL!

Are there any other sports moms out there? What sports do your kids play for?

It’s so fun to be able to put your kids’ jersey #’s or team names on these bags!

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DAY 3:

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I’m declaring January my BIGGEST fundraiser month in HISTORY! And I need YOU to pick what you would like to give back to! Did you know you can host a fundraiser with Thirty-One? You can choose a fundraiser for literally ANYTHING you want, and earn 30% of all sales from your catalog party, online party, or home show!

So what’s your passion?

-Your youth group?

-Your kids sports activities? I know my son’s baseball is $1200 per season. I can help you pay for that!

-Pageant fees?

-Adoption fees?

-School trips?

-Classrooms?

-Daycares?

-An organization for cancer or Alzheimer’s?

What is your PASSION?

If you could do a fundraiser for anything you wanted, what would it be?

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Let’s talk JEWELRY! Did you know Thirty-One has a line of jewelry in our catalog now? It’s called JK by Thirty-One. These are two of my very favorite necklaces!!! The Horizon and Enchanted Cross.

Go check out the catalog and tell me your favorite piece of jewelry on pages 45-48: http://issuu.com/buymybags/docs/fall_catalog

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Let’s talk accessories! We have so many gifts that will fit your budget and your friends and family just perfectly!

Did you know that two of my favorite new products are $18 or under? The Uptown Mini Pouch will change your purse…and your life! I have TWO to organize everything in my purse! Makeup & First Aid. What else can you think to use that for?

My other favorite is the Letters to London. It fits your Driver’s License and a couple credit cards. It’s perfect to keep those separate so you don’t have to dig for those things you use daily. AND…it hooks right to a clip on almost every one of our purses!

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One of my favorite EASY Christmas gifts this year has to do with GIFT CARDS! How many of YOUR friends give gift cards for the holidays?

We have this awesome item called Letters from London. And it is the perfect gift to put a GIFT CARD in! So they have something to keep all year long. I carry this with me everywhere! So whether they’re buying gifts or gift cards, you can earn YOUR Christmas gifts for FREE while helping your friends and family purchase their gifts with Thirty-One in an easy and fun way

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DAY 4:

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It’s not too late – get extra cash for Christmas with Thirty-One! How, you ask?
1. Join my team and get ALL of the stuff in the picture for only $99!
2. Tell EVERYONE you know that you’ve started a business and your launch party is NOW.
3. You’ll be seeing additional family & friends over Thanksgiving, right? Tell them to avoid the mall and shop with you!
4. Submit your launch party by November 30 and you will receive your commission on December 10th.
Want more details? Just ask! I’m here to help every step of the way. If you’re local, you can even borrow some of my products until your kit comes in. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

Here’s a video I made that answers some frequently asked questions about joining Thirty-One. Check it out!

**And if you want more information, message me and I can mail you a packet to look over!

**enrollment kit comes with over $400 in product for just $99

If you had $300 extra a month…what would YOU use it for?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo_RgjCXUug

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Let’s talk WALLETS! Every woman needs a good wallet. I’ve never really been in love with an inanimate object until I met two of these guys. What’s your favorite wallet? And can you guess which ones I’m cheating on my husband with? Seriously, I have a relationship with these wallets… 😉

Check out this quick video so you can see the Benjamin Wallet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIgG-g5PbQc

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Funny thing happened, I went into Target and spent $100 the other day. When I got to the check out, I asked the lady what I got for being such a great customer. She looked at me kind of funny…I couldn’t tell whether she was reaching for her little walkie talkie or the pepper spray, so I let it go. LOL

I guess I’ve just been spoiled, because that’s the great thing about Thirty-One, for every $35 you spend…you get to pick up to THREE of these items at the special price!!

Check out this customer special video. Cause you may not KNOW that you need one yet…but you will after you watch this 30 second video:

((INSERT DECEMBER CUSTOMER SPECIAL VIDEO))

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DAY 5:

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It’s so easy to party with me and Thirty-One when you have so many choices! All you need is $200 in orders to get FREE and HALF PRICE items and SO much more as a Thirty-One hostess! But that’s not all…message me to ask about the SPECIAL incentive for hostesses in January!

And I LOVE to celebrate and reward my hostesses!

An average Thirty-One party gets you:

$100 in FREE product

2 Half Off items

2 Hostess Exclusive Items

AND…the Hostess Customer Special for the month! Check out what January has in store for our hostesses!

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Let’s talk HOME ORGANIZATION today!

On the left…

YOUR WAY CUBES to organize SHOES! I used to have a major shoe problem with 5 kids…love the 31 solution we came up with! Nice and neat! Now if I could just get my kids to put the shoes IN the box 😉

On the right…

YOUR WAY RECTANGLES: I took all their toys and sorted into boxes with LIDS: Legos, blocks, puzzle pieces, trains and train tracks, and of course cars!! It’s amazing how they stay off the floor. But not only that, when I do get them out, it’s a more FOCUSED play. It’s all right there, not lying all over the house. And best part…I’m not breaking my neck or puncturing my foot stepping on them every day!

OH SNAP POCKETS: Great for bills, mail, homework, school papers, and even bathrooms and offices!

YOUR WAY JR CUBES: these are great for storage of any kind. Pantries, toys, baby clothes, the list goes on and on!

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So, I have kitchen issues. I wish that was all the issues I own, but this is a good start.

  1. Tupperware and lids. So these are my SANITY bins on the top. Literally, barely missed the straight jacket before I got these!
  2. SNACKS! My kids fought so bad over them. And…well…never mind. They still do. BUT…it looks cute. Now they want cameras installed in the kitchen to see who’s taking it out of their bin. LOL! So…could be costly in the long run, right?

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GIVE A WAY TIME!!! One person who answers will get a gift from me in the mail!!

any item

DAY 6:

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Comment DONE below after you fill this out and we will do a drawing tomorrow morning for one winner!!

FREE GIFT IN THE MAIL!! Do you ❤ FREE gifts? How about free gifts on your BIRTHDAY?! Fill out this 2 second survey and you will get a free gift in the mail during your birthday month!! I LOVE to celebrate my customers and hostesses! And this is just one way I get to say THANK YOU for supporting my business 🙂

 (((Link to my Birthday survey)) You can google my name and birthday survey to learn more 😉

 

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Have you seen our new holiday line? Our guaranteed Christmas delivery cut off is December 10th. So you can do all or some of your Christmas shopping RIGHT HERE!

What is your favorite item from the new holiday line?

Who can you think of that would LOVE a personalized APRON for Christmas?

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One of the best sets in the catalog! And the purse is REVERSIBLE!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!! 5 of my favorite products in one picture!! I think this is your Christmas gift to YOU;)

Townsfair Reversible Purse (can be worn crossbody with skinny strap or over the shoulder)

Letters From London (coin purse)

Benjamins Wallet

Wristlet Strap

Rolling Jewel Wallet

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Here’s some more great gift ideas for those ladies in your life. The uptown mini pouch is SO much fun! At $18, you can get one for all those ladies. And then fill it with some of YOUR favorites to make it a great personal gift.

~lip gloss

~hand lotion

~gift certificate to their favorite store

~your favorite fun make up

~perfume

The Baubles & Bracelets is a great travel pouch for your jewelry or smaller makeup (or lip glosses if you’re a lip gloss addict like me). It has two straps to attach your earrings. And 3 pouches for necklaces, bracelets, charms, and anything else you want to keep protected. Also great to put a gift certificate in and let them have something to keep… long after that gift certificate is gone! This one is $20 and worth every penny!

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I would LOVE to stay in touch! You’ll be the first to know about hostess and customer specials! Hop on over there and request to join! What else can you expect from that group?

  1. Be invited to Outlet Sales a couple times a year where you can get Thirty-One items up to 70% off!
  2. Be entered into drawing several times a month, I LOVE to give away free goodies on there!
  3. Be the first to see the Thirty-One customer specials each month

**Just click on the link and request to join!

(((LINK TO YOUR CUSTOMER PAGE))

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TODAY IS OUR LAST DAY FOR THE FACEBOOK EVENT!!

Are you ready to place your order?

  1. Go to http://www.buymybags.com
  2. Click on ORDER
  3. Find your hostesses name
  4. And order away!

Or you can call or message me and I would be happy to place the order for you!

~Melissa Fietsam, Ind. Senior Executive Director

513-225-1775

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Let’s talk THERMAL! Everyone needs a thermal tote! These are so much fun to play with personalization! My all time favorite is NACHO LUNCH! ha! We have a thermal tote for all occasions and all sizes!

But here’s some just for YOU…

Here’s some other fun things to put on thermals, what else can you think of?

Do you have a Thirty-One thermal? What do YOU use it for?

Num Num Num

Goodies

Got Food?

Got Bottles?

Lunch, Finally!

Snacks

Munchies

Out to Lunch

What Diet?

My Lunch

Just Chillin’

Lunch Time

Snack Attack

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Our Organizing Utility Tote is one of the most versatile products in the catalog. Every member of my family uses one for various reasons. Here’s just a few! And when you purchase THIS bag for $35 you’re eligible for THREE of the customer specials! 

  1. BEST diaper bag EVER!
  2. Mobile office (add the fold n file for an even BETTER mobile office!)
  3. Overnight bag for teens
  4. Scrap booking supplies
  5. Bag for weekend at Grandmas
  6. Car emergency kit
  7. Sports Equipment
  8. Weather emergency kit

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I just wanted to say THANK YOU for partying with me. And thank you for letting me share my love of Thirty-One with you.

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.

And now…it’s time to place your order, if you haven’t already! And don’t forget the customer special this month: For every $35 you spend, you can choose up to THREE of these:

Littles Carry All: $5

Mini zipper pouch: $5

Streetstyle purse: $25

Stand Tall Insert: $15

Canvas Crew Carry All: $25

Thanks a million for supporting your hostess this week!!

Smiles and Hugs,

Melissa Fietsam,

Ind. Senior Executive Director at Thirty-One Gifts

www.buymybags.com

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So there it is. My complete 7 day Facebook party. I really hope this helps some consultants out there who are looking for the words to say. I hope this blesses someone a million times over!

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

www.buymybags.com

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Hostess Gifts for Your Direct Sales Party

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I saw this idea on another board a couple years ago. And I found the supplies for $2 at the Dollar Tree today! Hostess gift for $2? Heck yeah!

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You take a bag of rocks to your party. Make sure you get the flat sided ones.

I also got the glass heart bowl at the Dollar Tree.

Then you have each guest at the party write something about the hostess on their rock.

You can get fine tip paint markers (a few of them) and pass those around for them to use.

They can write:

~one word that describes the hostess

~a memory

~an inside joke

…anything they want!

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And then you put all the rocks in the glass heart bowl and she has something to remind her how awesome she is…and something to remind her how awesome YOU are too;)

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

www.buymybags.com

#hostess #hostessgift #homeshow #31 #31party #31bag #31bags #thirtyone #thirtyonegifts #ideas #directsales

A New Way to do Hostess Coaching, the Genius Idea From Sabrina Hayes

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My dear friend Sabrina Hayes came up with this brilliant idea for your hostesses. She shared on youtube. And if you haven’t seen it, you need to!

First, watch Sabrina Hayes explain how to increase your sales with this concept for your hostess coaching:

So I had to get my butt in gear on implementing this. Watch this quick video to see how I’m presenting this to my hostesses. BUT…make sure you watch Sabrina’s video first!

So here is the form I created to send to my hostesses Ride or Die Crew. Below, you’ll find contents of the packet and how I explain this to my hostess! As well as the link to this form you can download, of course!

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So what do you mail the Ride or Die Crew?

  1. The VIP Form above
  2. Catalog
  3. 2 outside order forms
  4. Customer Special flyer
  5. And of course an opportunity brochure

**You’re essentially mailing a mini hostess packet

And why would you want to mail these packets?

  1. It helps your hostess to increase her sales by getting her friends collecting orders too.
  2. It can increase bookings
  3. It can increase party attendance by her bringing friends
  4. And it’s certainly going to get your information into more people’s hands by having more than one person showing off your catalog:)

So how do you explain this whole thing to your hostess? So easy!

I created this post and saved it to my “notes” app on my phone. So I can literally copy & paste with every hostess.

Ok, so here is something I do to increase your sales! I need you to pick your “Ride or Die Crew”.
What’s a Ride or Die Crew?
Well, if you were going to jail, or maybe you had to hide the body…your “Ride or Die Crew” would either:
A) Be in the backseat of the cop car with you
B) Find somewhere to help you hide the body
This could be your mom, sister, best friend, whoever you think would help you collect some orders. I’m going to mail them a catalog and order forms with an incentive to collect a few orders for you! This will help to increase YOUR party sales!
These are the people you can count on to carry you through life. The ones that laugh AT you..not WITH you! These are the people who make life fun!
All you’ll need to do is tell me your TOP 5 Ride or Die Crew and they’re going to get a special package from me with incentives for them to earn some free gifts too!

I’ll simply need each one’s:

A) first and last name

B) address

C) email

And here is your Ride or Die, VIP Hostess Coaching Form you’ll mail to her “crew”: http://1drv.ms/1OPAXeq

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

www.buymybags.com

#31 #31bag #31bags #thirtyone #thirtyonegifts #hostesscoaching #hostess #31party #party #increasesales #marketing #VIP #directsales

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