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Power Hours for your Direct Sales Business

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Monday Booking:

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

~personally reaching out to people

~creating a game or graphic to book

~do a FB live talking about the hostess special

~contact PAST hostesses from the previous years

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

There’s a million things you could do.


Tuesday Customer Service:

Spend 20 minutes creating a buzz.

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

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

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

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

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


Wednesday Recruiting:

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

~reach out to any potential consultants

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

~put some pins on Pinterest about joining

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


Thursday Marketing:

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

~schedule some tweets in Cinchshare

~pin some things from your Cinchshare history onto Pinterest

~schedule some Instagram posts onto Twitter/FB business page

~go post your social media links in all your parties

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

~create a newsletter to email your customers


Friday Hostess Coaching:

Spend 20 minutes contacting every hostess.

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

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

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

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


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

Melissa Fietsam

Increase your Recruiting in 2017

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Want to increase your recruiting in 2017?

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Schedule bi-weekly opportunity events on your Facebook Business Page. Check this out:

Be Consistent:

By holding these bi-weekly, you’re holding yourself accountable to work on your recruiting more in 2017

Time Management:

  1. By doing this on your business page, you can easy batch post this event by using Cinchshare. So you create the event once, schedule all the posts, and then all you have to do is click a few buttons and you’re ready to schedule the next event in just a few clicks!
  2. Also use the COPY EVENT feature on Facebook events. You can recreate any event (the title and description) and then all you have to do is change the date! This will make it so easy to do and stay consistent while saving you a TON of time!

Facebook Parties:

During your Facebook parties, invite your customers with the actual link to the Opportunity Event. You’re consistently inviting guests from EVERY party to an ongoing event each month. So I will be scheduling these on the 10th and 25th of every month. These are strategic dates for me with some other planning I’m doing. Whatever you, stay consistent.

Increase Reach:

Facebook Business Pages are PUBLIC. That means your opportunity events are public knowledge and searchable material. HELLO. HOLLA!

I hope I have truly blessed and empowered someone today. Much love,

Melissa Fietsam

Flip Your Thirty-One Hostess into Your Next Amazing Recruit

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Today I want to talk you about how to effectively flip your next hostess and turn her into your next amazing recruit!!

First, check out this video below. Then you’ll find some tips, tricks, and files below:

One of my focuses in my business is ALWAYS recruiting my hostesses. And this is not something that is a hardcore, in your face, pushy kind of deal. This is a well thought out PLAN of placing strategic recruiting tools into various parts of my hostess coaching.

There is a BIG misconception that recruiting your hostesses will kill your sales. NOT TRUE. Let me show you my stats over one year. Now, TWENTY of these recruits were hostesses who “flipped” their party into their launch party.

Melissa's stats


You have to put the recruiting brochure in EVERY hostess packet. Thirty-One has done a fantastic job with this brochure and YOU should be using it!


I have 2 steps BEFORE my hostesses party.

Hostess mailing #1, they get a postcard and a nail file. They get this 2 weeks before their party.

Hostess mailing #2, they get a postcard and a magnetic bookmark. They get this 1 week before their party.

Mailing #1 is in this picture below on the TOP (one is for catalog party and one is for home show)

Mailing #2 is on the BOTTOM of the picture below (one is for home show and one is for catalog show)

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The link to order these postcards:!/Hostess-Coaching-Postcards/p/49871227/category=12983061


Sprinkle some love…

As she’s taking orders and doing a fantastic job…”you are doing AWESOME! Your friends are loving the products. You would be SO good at this job!”

And leave it at that. You’re simply planting seeds.


Checking in to see if you got my postcard on flipping your party. Have you given any thought into turning THIS party into your launch party?


At the party…use the recruiting flier and speak about the hostess personally. So…if Jane signed up tonight, she gets THIS kit, she gets to pick any Start Swell kit she wants, AND she is going to earn all the commission from her own party! Anyone ready to set up your launch party for next month? Cause I want to come and help you do it! I laminate this file and hand to EACH guest as I walk through my recruiting portion. And if you would like to download this file, here you go. Follow this link:

recruit flier

So let’s get to work and book some parties and flip some hostesses ladies! We’ve got a trip to Dominican Republic to earn!!

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

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