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Entire Month’s Worth of FREE Engagement Posts for November!

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I’m giving away an entire month’s worth of posts EVERY MONTH!

FYI…these posts expire in two weeks! So you better grab them quick!

CLICK HERE to join Directly Social…

and get these links every month for FREE! I just posted your November customer group posts TODAY!

All you have to do is have a Cinchshare account and you will have access to this entire month’s worth of posts!

If you don’t know what CINCHSHARE is, check it out here: LEARN ABOUT CINCHSHARE


So I’m going to share some posts with YOU.

You can schedule an entire month’s worth of posts for November in your customer groups!

The days are themed for:

  • Monday Holiday Posts
  • Tuesday Engagement Posts
  • Wednesday Mix of Inspiration and Funnies
  • Thursday Quotes
  • Friday: FREE DAY! You should be posting a product spotlight on something you have. Take a personal video (3 minutes or less) or photo and show how YOU use something you sell

CLICK HERE to join Directly Social…

and get these links every month for FREE! I just posted your November customer group posts TODAY!

To sign up for Cinchshare click here: CINCHSHARE (you’ll need to join to get access to those links/posts)

Melissa Fietsam

Hostess Coaching Notes with Shareable Links

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Hostess Coaching made EASY!

Check this out!

You can create a NOTE on your Facebook business page to do a series of Hostess Coaching links you can share with your hostesses.

If you would like to view my own NOTE: CLICK HERE

Here’s a video on how to create your own Facebook  NOTE:

What you want to add to your note:

  • Instructions on adding here friends to her Facebook event
  • Customer Specials
  • Hostess Specials
  • Any files she may need
  • Hostess benefits

Using OneDrive for your Hostess V.I.P. folder:

I love using OneDrive for my monthly hostess folder. It gives me a link I can share all month long with my hostesses. It saves me TIME. I can add:

  • Customer special flyer
  • Printable order form
  • PDFs of the catalogs
  • Graphics she can share

It’s all about working smarter, not harder!

When you set all these tools up for your hostess:

  • She stays informed
  • She is equipped on the go with all the tools she needs to have a successful party
  • She can easily access all information in one spot
  • YOU always have a link that is easy to share no matter where you’re at. It’s on your FB business page, so you can always grab it quickly!

Have you set up your Hostess Coaching Notes yets?

Have you joined our Facebook group for more tips just like these?


Melissa Fietsam


Hostess Coaching Challenges, Get Your Hostess Working!

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My parties were going kinda slow this month, so I decided to try something new.

And guess what? IT WORKED! Because the fact of the matter is, if you’re not working…neither are your hostesses. And I’m totally guilty this month because I’ve been super busy. So what did I do?

Check out this video and then let’s talk about 3 hostess challenges you can do to:

  1. increase sales
  2. increase engagement
  3. increase your hostesses rewards. Happy hostess=happy business

Hostess Challenge #1:

Facebook Live: I have a monthly group for all of my hostesses for that month. I did a quick Facebook Live video and asked them to go live on their Facebook page. I asked them to say 3 things: 1) I’m hosting a 31 party and i want tons of FREE STUFF! 2) The customer special is the large utility tote for $10 and you need one! 3) post below if you’re interested and I can send you the information and get you added to my Facebook party. And if the hostess did…I would give her $5 off her order.

Now, I told her to tag me in the video and I would post her party link and event link for everyone once they started responding. And guess what? THEY DID! #HOLLA

Hostess Challenge #2:

Talk to 20: Today I will be messaging each of my hostesses with a specific “text” to send to 20 people. It will be a reminder of her party, link to shop, link to catalog. Super easy, super simple. Text 20 people this reminder. If she does…and snaps a pic of her messages/texts…I will add another $5 to her order.

Hostess challenge #3:

Last Chance to Order: On the 14th, I will give them a graphic and text to post on their Facebook page and grab some last minute orders. If they tag me…they get $5 off their order.

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Hostess Coaching is one the most important things you can do for your business, and often the most overlooked by consultants.

You can’t expect your hostess to know what to do. Here’s an example for you to think about:

I went to Laser Web with my kids. We all know what to do, right? DUH…pick up the laser gun and whoop your kids tail and make sure they know mom’s still the boss. But…when you go in, they separate you into 2 groups. One group grabs this color, the other group grabs another color. And you’re like…oh…they’re smart.

Then they walk you through the laser tag course and all the rules and most importantly…how to WIN.

We all know how to play laser tag. But if we didn’t get that specific “walk through” and rules of the game…it would not have worked. And more importantly…it wouldn’t have been much FUN.

So think about that. Yeah…our hostesses know how to have a party. But did you give them the tools to be successful and have FUN doing it?

Now, next month, I will be thinking this through thoroughly in order to get the ball rolling on these hostess challenges way in advance and get them possibly: selling a certain # of specials, collecting a certain amount of orders “pre-party”…let’s start brainstorming!

Happy Hostess Coaching ladies!

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

January Booking Idea #6

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Here’s your January Booking Idea #6!


I tell my team over and over…a sale is a DEAD END if you don’t make some kind of lasting relationship with your customers.

You have to take this outlet sale as a way to get these customers into your customer group!!

If you don’t get them into your customer group and stay in front of them, they won’t have the chance to see all the amazing things for the Spring catalog. They’re going to be getting a new catalog in their outlet sale order. Do you want them to remember your NAME when they find something they love and want to order? Because that catalog isn’t going to have YOUR NAME on it. So you better be following up with every single customer who orders from the outlet sale.

Here’s my suggestion:

Every time someone orders, send them a TEXT with a “thank you” graphic like this with TEXT like this added. You can literally copy/paste this message all day long as people are ordering from the outlet sale:

Hi there! I simply wanted to say thank you for your order today! And…I wanted to let you know you will be receiving a brand NEW Spring 2017 catalog in your shipment!

And if you’d like to get a head start and never miss a deal, click on this link and join my customer group on Facebook! Because you were ALSO entered in to win a free prize just by ordering on the outlet sale! ((INSERT LINK TO YOUR CUSTOMER GROUP))

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And if you missed how to ROCK your Thirty-One Outlet Sale…check out this training to maximize your outlet sales:

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

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January Booking Idea #5

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Here’s your January Booking Idea #5!

So this idea is all about reaching out to your past hostesses from 2015 and maybe even farther back than that!

We want to tell your past hostesses…”there’s this deal going on…if you collect a $35 order or make a $35 order in January, you get a sneak peek at the new SPRING catalog.”

We’re tying all of this back to that VIP Catalog idea. Where if someone places a $35 order, you will mail them a new catalog:

But the REAL reason behind this, is opening up a conversation with those hostesses and showing your excitement about the Spring Catalog.

Our goal is to get them to collect or place a $35 order in January…with the ULTIMATE goal of having them RE-book a party in February!

Honestly, these are also people you could be reaching out to for the Penguin Parade idea I shared too!

Check this out:

So it’s all about reopening those relationships and conversations with your past hostesses!

Melissa fietsam, Ind. Executive Director at Thirty-One Gifts

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Join my Thirty-One Hostess of the Month Club!

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Do you LOVE everything in the catalog and have a wish list longer than your budget?

I have a solution for you!

You can join my Hostess of the Month Club!

What is it?

You join a group of 6 ladies who agree to purchase a $35 order by the 13th of every month.

What are the perks?

  1. You get a gift box on your doorstep with all your catalogs, order forms, and everything you need to get started!
  2. You get your very own Thirty-One Tervis Tumbler in that gift box, just my way of saying THANK YOU
  3. One of those months you will be the Hostess for your group and earn all hostess benefits
  4. You will get VIP access to all Thirty-One information, specials, sales, and much more! You’ll know the goods before anyone else!

Here’s your FUN HOTM box!

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Are you ready to get started?

Fill out this quick survey and you’ll be on your way!

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

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