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Social Media Planner-Free Printable

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Are you ready to step up your social media game?

free social media planner printable

If you’re serious, you need a game plan. And luckily, I’ve got your back!

If you plan your social media for 20 minutes a day, you will see your business SOAR over time. But it takes consistency and dedication.

In this video, I’m going to show you how to use this free social media printable I created for you. So you can work strategically and SMARTER. You commit to 20 minutes a day, and I will teach you how to do it. Deal?

You can download your free social media planner and printable below, but first let me teach you how to USE it. If you don’t know how to use it, you won’t be able to do it in 20 minutes a day.

Watch this video on HOW to use the printable effectively and then join Directly Social on Facebook to get your FREE PRINTABLE!

DOWNLOAD FREE PRINTABLE HERE

Just 20 minutes a day focused on a specific task with social media will go a LONG WAY!

Monday: Facebook Business Page:

On Monday, do a Facebook Live video on a product you have, make a post on booking or recruiting, post a company video on the customer specials, anything you want. But make it a great post. Because we’re going to use it AGAIN later in the week.

Tuesday: Instagram:

Take a product video (60 seconds or less for Instagram), post a product graphic, or plan out your daily posts for the week.

Wednesday: YouTube:

Take that Facebook Live video you did on your business page on Monday….and download it, then upload to YouTube! Make a video of your hostess packets, show a couple 3 minute or less product videos, make a video answering FAQs about joining your team, anything you want. Lately, I’ve found it more productive to simply do those videos on my FB business page and then download them, then upload to YouTube to have them in both places!

Thursday: Twitter

Take the posts you’ve done all week and make one tweet a day and schedule those in CInchshare. SO EASY to take what you’ve already done on Instagram, YouTube, and your Facebook business page and make tweets out of those posts/videos. Don’t forget your Pinterest pins too! Those can all be tweets!

Friday: Pinterest:

Take your Youtube video and make it a pin. Take your Instagram product graphic or quotes and link them as Pinterest pins! SO EASY. Pin your customer specials, hostess packets, anything you want. Go around your house and snap some pictures of how you use your product and pin them to coordinating boards.

Don’t know what to work on?

And if you’re sitting there during one of your 20 minutes sessions and you don’t know what to do, RESEARCH. I research every single day. Google Pinterest ideas, or Instagram ideas, FIND something new to do!

Hope this helps everyone to be more consistent in your social media! Have a great day!

Melissa Fietsam

Directly Social with Melissa Fietsam

June Wacky Holidays Free Graphics

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5 free Wacky Holiday graphics for the month of June!

You can use these on your timelines, Facebook parties, and customer groups!

Get the full collection in our Facebook Group, just click the link below:

DIRECTLY SOCIAL

Don’t forget to share with your teams!

Social Media made EASY!

Melissa Fietsam

Guess Who’s in Karen Clark’s New Book?!

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I am so excited to be featured in Karen Clark’s new book called Social Media for Direct Selling Leaders!

Karen Clark, social media tips, thirty-one gifts

What an incredible honor to be among some great leaders in this book sharing tips to be successful in social media and leadership.

From Karen Clark,

In this second volume in the Social Media for Direct Selling series, both new and experienced leaders will learn to:
• Establish your online presence so that you are a recruiting magnet.
• Leverage the professionalism of LinkedIn to establish your expertise as a leader.
• Develop relationships with people who say YES when offered your opportunity.
• Use technology to support and train your team locally and long-distance.
• Run a social media team group or blog that builds a positive and success-oriented community among your team members.
• Develop effective team training meetings including half- or full-day online rallies that involve your entire organization.
• Conduct online business opportunity events to help your team bring their own connections into the business.
• …and more!

PLUS:
Get access to a FREE Bonus Resource site upon purchase of this book. There you will find additional detailed instructions and trainings that are updated on a regular basis so you can keep current with the latest on social media for direct selling leaders.
If you would like to grab your copy today, just follow this link!

CLICK HERE FOR KAREN’S BOOK

I’m truly humbled to see my name and advice in there. Like…Look ma! I’m famous! LOL!

It’s a great read for anyone looking to up their game. The best advice I can give anyone is to surround yourself with people who are smarter than you. That was a huge turning point in my career when I realized that I simply need to research and soak up all the knowledge that is readily available to me from people who have “been there done that”.

You will rise to the occasion by surrounding yourself with all of their knowledge and leadership. And this book is like having them all in your living room! PS- I really like spicy chicken dip. So if you have me over…just sayin’. 

Let me know what you think! I sure enjoyed it and took away plenty of pebbles of gold to use!

Melissa Fietsam

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3 Mistakes You Should Never Make on Social Media

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Sharing responsibly on social media is not an option, it’s a MUST. And unless you want someone to eventually take legal action against you, you better know the rules!

You are setting an example for your team, your friends, and everyone around you.

So what are the 3 biggest mistakes people are making on Social Media?

Pinterest:

You cannot take someone else’s graphic and change the link to direct people to YOUR website instead of THEIRS. If someone took the time out of their day (and the money out of their pocket) to create a graphic of their product, YOU have no right to that picture.

Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES are you allowed to take that really awesome graphic and change the link. Let me repeat that…YOU CANNOT CHANGE THE LINK on someone else’s graphic!

Pinterest is a place for ORIGINAL content. Not a place to claim someone else’s original content for your own. Did you know it’s actually illegal?! If I post a picture of my product on Pinterest, it is legally my “intellectual property”. And you are bound by Pinterest to adhere to that rule.

Now, I will say, if you are a direct sales consultant, many companies allow you to take HOME OFFICE graphics and change the links to yours. But this does NOT apply to other people’s graphics you happen to like.

You have 2 options:

OPTION#1:

REPIN IT: Sure, you can repin it. But why would you want to? Why would you want to have a really cool graphic that leads your customers to someone else’s site? My opinion…don’t do it.

OPTION#2:

Create your own: Save the graphic to a secret board and then recreate the same idea with your own product. And BAM! Now YOU have a great graphic to share on Pinterest!

SIDE BAR:

We all have product in our closet. Take that product out once a week and work on one room in your house, or one “theme”. 20 minutes is all it takes to stage some product and take some pictures with your phone. It’s really that easy. And then make sure you watermark so no one WANTS to take your picture to begin with! A watermark is as simple as putting your name and business information as “text” onto the graphic. This can easily be done on Canva or even apps on your phone like Word Swag.

Are you THAT girl?

The one that has a million posts from other people and maybe even changed their links?

Want to know where to start?

Honestly, you need to go delete those boards if you have no original posts in there. Just START OVER!

If you have a bunch of pins from other people and didn’t change the link: you’re leading your customers to other people’s pages and that is NOT what you want to do. You don’t want to lead people away from your website to someone else’s website to order.

If you have a bunch of pins and illegally changed the link to direct them to your site: delete every single one of them. And then recreate your own. And brand your images before you upload them.


Instagram:

Now let’s talk about Instagram. You are not permitted to take someone else’s graphic and: take a snapshot, crop it, and share it. UNLESS you tag them and give them credit for the photo.

You actually have to tag their Instagram account so people are linked back to the original creator of the photo.

People take time on their social media posts. It is NOT okay to take their post and claim it as your own.

You have 2 options:

OPTION #1:

Crop and tag: Snap a picture of the post, crop it, repost, and add “Photo Credit @TheirNameGoesHere”.

You actually have to tag their Instagram account so people are linked back to the original creator of the photo.

OPTION#2:

Use a reposting app: Use an app like “Repost” where you copy the link to their post, paste it into the app, and then it tags them in the photo for you.


Twitter:

And last but not least, let’s talk Twitter. Again, you cannot take someone’s post and make it your own. Twitter makes it very easy to share someone else’s content. And it’s actually a “high five” and pat on the back when you do.

You have 3 options:

OPTION #1:

Retweet: You can retweet their original post and it will show up on your timeline, giving credit to the original author or creator.

OPTION#2:

You can share something and TAG that person’s Twitter handle (@theirtwitteraccount)

OPTION#3:

You can copy a URL directly from the post you want to share and link them back to the original creator’s content. This is mostly for websites and blogs, things of that nature.


Really, the moral of the story is to create your own content. Taking someone else’s content does nothing for your business in the long run. You have to learn how to be creative and get your own posts out there!

UPDATE TO A QUESTION: If the original creator of the photo gives you PERMISSION to share that photo, then yes, you can share it. But you also need to make sure THEY are the original creator of that photo-and not just sharing it from someone else in the first place!

You have to research.

Find someone who inspires you and learn how to do it yourself!

Happy Sharing,

Melissa Fietsam

3 Ways to Promote Your Business on Pinterest

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Pinterest has over 150 million active monthly users.

And 87% of those pinners have purchased a product because of Pinterest.

Those stats alone, are enough evidence that your business should be on Pinterest.

Here are 3 quick and easy ways to increase your business presence on Pinterest.

1. Group Boards:

Group boards on Pinterest allow you to network with other consultants. So let’s say you have a friend who sells Pampered Chef. And YOU sell Thirty-One Gifts. Create a board for “Organizing your kitchen” and both of you add pins related to that board. Now all of HER customers see your pins, and all of YOUR customers see her pins.

You can do this with EVERY company out there:

~Scentsy and Thirty-One bathroom makeover

~Mary Kay and Thirty-One makeup ideas

~Clever container and Thirty-One closet organization

~Posh and Thirty-One travel must haves

The list of possibilities is truly endless

Here’s how to do that:

 

2. Link to other Social Media Sites:

You can use Pinterest to increase traffic to your other social media sites.

Post something on your business page and link people to your Facebook Business Page.

Post something on Instagram and link them to your Instagram profile.

Post something on Twitter and link them to your Twitter profile.

By doing this, you’re utilizing the traffic on Pinterest to increase your social presence on EVERY social media site!

Here’s an example:

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3. Link your YouTube Videos:

If you are making videos on YouTube, you better be sharing those on Pinterest! Pinterest rates videos as “rich pins” which means they rank higher in search options. So if you’re making product videos or business idea demos, those need to go on Pinterest! Graphics are great, but guess what? Videos are BETTER!

Check out this example:

Happy Pinning!!

Melissa Fietsam

Social Media/Direct Sales Coaching

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I am SO excited to announce the launch of my new business called @DirectlySocial:

I will be diving into many new adventures with this business, but the first aspect we are launching is personal coaching! I can’t wait to get back to this!

Everyone needs a little help every now and then when it comes to your Direct Sales business and setting up your Social Media platforms. I LOVE every inch of it, so it is simply natural for me to love teaching it! I am very excited to offer personal coaching for your Direct Sales and Social Media needs. I love to see the light bulbs come on in people’s heads and the way it transforms their business. I also love seeing how much easier I can make time management when it comes to all of these details. Here are some of the topics I can help YOU with!

Social Media Topics:

-Set up and teach you about your social media channels:

  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Facebook business page
  • YouTube
  • Pinterest
  • Blog

Direct Sales Topics

-Set up and teach you how to gain control of your direct sales business:

  • Facebook team page
  • Hostess coaching
  • Booking
  • Customer Facebook Group
  • How to train your team
  • How to train your new consultants
  • Organize your office
  • Organize your business
  • Power Hours for Time Management

If you would like more information, head on over here: COACHING WITH DIRECTLY SOCIAL

Melissa Fietsam,

Directly Social

Create an Offer on your Facebook Business Page

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This is one of the coolest tools on your Facebook Business Page!

You can create an OFFER! Check this out:

So what would you link it to?

  1. Link to your opportunity page. When someone asks you for information on the opportunity, you can share the link for this offer and it will send them directly to YOUR site!
  2. When someone asks about booking, you can send them directly to YOUR site with the booking tab on your site. So they can see the benefits of hosting a party with you.
  3. Create an offer for a tab that links to the customer specials on your site.
  4. Create a “landing page” on your blog or Facebook page that talks about joining a Hostess of the Month Club, hosting a fundraiser, literally anything you want!

How can you share it?

  1. When someone asks about information, you have it at your fingertips and you look incredibly professional!
  2. You can share these in your Facebook events
  3. You can share these in your customer group

Want to know something extra cool?

When someone clicks on this, they will get a REMINDER notification about whatever they clicked on!! How cool is that?!

Someone said they don’t have the “OFFERS” tab on their business page:

Go to your page

There is a menu on left hand side

Click on manage tabs

Click on “add tab”

Click on “offers”

BAM! You just added it to your page!

Now it’s time to go rock your business!

 

Hustle & Hugs,

Melissa Fietsam

#socialmedia #facebookpage #business #facebookbusinesspage #directsales

Social Media Training You Don’t Want to Miss!

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Have you ever wanted to learn MORE about social media?

Do you have a love/hate relationship with it?

You love it, but you don’t know how to USE it to benefit your business? Well, I have the answer for you! And I would LOVE to see you there!

Cinchshare is holding a social media Summit in Orlando, Florida THIS FEBRUARY!! And guess what? I will be there as one of the speakers!

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CLICK HERE for more details: Cinch Summit

Register your spot today! Seats are limited, so don’t wait!!

Want to learn more about Facebook? Time Management? Social Media Channels & Tools?

Here’s what you’ll get!

Social Media Training

Melissa Fietsam

#SocialMedia #Training #DirectSales #Learn #CinchShare

One Week of Simplifying Your Thirty-One Business-Part 5

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This week we’ve been talking about simplifying your Thirty-One business for the new fiscal year!

Today…we’re going to talk about something that will save you so much TIME! And time…equals MONEY.

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One of the BEST things I ever did for my business was discover cinchshare.com. Actually, a friend shared it with me.

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Cinchshare is a social media scheduling site.

I hold at least 8-10 Thirty-One parties a month. And 90% of them run at the SAME TIME.

There is no possible way I could keep up with posting in every single event. NO WAY.

Before Cinchshare:

  1. I was a hot mess
  2. I was missing posts in parties
  3. i was worrying all the time about missing something because i was so scattered brained
  4. i was stressed out to the MAX, to the point where I HATED doing Facebook parties

After Cinchshare:

  1. I schedule every single Facebook party post in MY time. When the boys are napping. Or I have 20 minutes of peace and quiet. I can schedule an entire month’s worth of parties in 20 minutes.
  2. I can pin my Facebook posts to Pinterest
  3. I can schedule monthly posts and trainings to our Thirty-One team
  4. I am SO much happier knowing I have complete control over what’s going on in my business
  5. i’m never stressed out about doing Facebook parties and I’ve been doing more than EVER because you know what?! I have the TIME to develop new ideas for them and have FUN with them!
  6. also, because I’m scheduling trainings and party posts…I’m actually more INVOLVED with comments and posting!!

I highly encourage you to TRY Cinchshare. It is hands down one of the best business tools I have ever used. I have NEVER had a problem. Not ONE. And any time I have a question, I message the HELP button on the site and guess what?! A real LIVE person answers you!! Their customer service is TOP NOTCH!

Cinchshare will cost you $10 a month. The BEST $10 you ever spent. The cost of a couple cups of coffee a month. For peace of mind. You don’t see me promote a lot of things or people on this page because I have to 100%, wholeheartedly believe, without a doubt…that they deliver 100% customer service and that they will take care of who I refer them to. I take pride in my advice to you. And this…will change your business! Well worth it!

If you’d like to check them out…here’s a link to get started!! You won’t regret it! I can promise you that!!

https://www.cinchshare.com

Here’s a video that will show you some things you can do also!

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

www.buymybags.com

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Hostess Coaching with Red Stamp

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Hostess coaching with Red Stamp and other social media tools are a GAME CHANGER! Take a look at this quick video with some tips and tricks to increase your sales with Red Stamp:

Direct sales is not hard. Being intentional about the things you need to get done, is where it makes a difference. Do you need to increase sales? Increase COMMUNICATION! There are 3 easy steps in the video above to increase communication to your Thirty-One hostesses in order to increase her sales!

  1. use to spread word about her party
  2. use to send a reminder about her party
  3. use to send a “last chance to order” to her guests
  4. use to send thank you notes to her and guests

SO EASY!! So easy you really can’t afford to not use them! I promise you will see increased results if you learn how to use these social media tools and incorporate them into your everyday business and hostess coaching!

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

www.buymybags.com

#31 #31bag #31bags #socialmedia #redstamp #thirtyone #thirtyonegifts #hostess #hostesscoaching #tools #invitations #thankyounotes #reminder

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