Easy and FREE. Two of my favorite words!
I’m going to show you how to create a professional video for your business, right from your Facebook business page!
Creating original content is simply a requirement if you’re running your own business. And Facebook has so many amazing tools to help you do that.
Once you make this video, you can download it and SHARE it to all your social media platforms:
- Facebook Customer Group
- Your Facebook party scripts
- and so much more!
Learn how to make your own awesome video in less 5 minutes!
Happy video making! Post a link to YOUR video below!
And don’t forget to follow me on Facebook: Directly Social
There’s been some things going on that we need to chat about!
#1 on that list: someone decided to start some rumors that Melissa is leaving Thirty-One. 100% FALSE. Let’s just put that out there. Thirty-One is the heart of my passion and love for direct sales and social media. And I would NEVER in a MILLION YEARS walk away from that. So, in short, NO. I’m not going anywhere. Y’all are stuck with me!
I am working as an Independent Social Media Strategist. I’m doing what I love! I get to train and travel and be ME. And it’s a huge dream come true to be able to have TWO jobs that I am so passionate about! That’s the jist of it. Nothing more, nothing less. I’m pursuing ALL my goals and dreams this year. So you can tell everyone to ZIP IT;)
#2: We need to talk business etiquette. So please take a listen to this video. I’m going to start promoting my business on my personal and customer business page. And I need people to respect my space on that. And this goes for ALL consultants! You should be following these simple rules for every sister in direct sales. There’s a way to do things, and a BIG way to NOT do things.
What is okay?
Posting on someone’s picture:
- that’s so cool
- what an awesome job!
- i love that color!
What is NOT okay?
- what did you put in that packet?
- where did you buy those bags?
- how much was shipping?
- do you mail this to all your hostesses?
Those kind of comments immediately turn the post into SPAM. Don’t do it. I’ve been hesitant for years to post my customer group link, my customer page, all kinds of things. And it’s time for me to GROW. So everyone needs to understand that my personal posts, my customer group page, and my Business Customer Page on Facebook are OFF LIMITS to consultants!
I’m ready to teach you all how to grow your businesses in 2017! I’m taking my business to new heights. But I need your help to do that! I can’t grow if I’m constantly being restricted by other consultants. So thank you in advance for even reading through this and I truly hope that I have given someone some new insight on this subject!
Hustle & Hugs,
Have you ever looked at someone else’s graphics and said, “How did they DO that?!”. Or…”Where in the world do they find those cool graphics?”.
Well, I’m no expert, but I get by pretty well. So I want to show you some things I’ve done and some tips and tricks to help you get started!
First, you can’t do ANYTHING worth doing, without investing some time into it. It took a lot of practice and a lot of research. Was it HARD? No. Was it FRUSTRATING at times? Yes. But was it worth it? Heck yeah!
Here’s some graphics I created with a program called Canva. It’s a FREE website where you can create your own graphics. I’m going to give you LINKS to the video tutorials that helped me get started designing great graphics.
And I learned everything from a Cinchshare Facebook post that I’ll share with you below.
Rules of Graphics & Where to Find Them:
So, first…let me throw out some etiquette tips on graphics. NEVER, and I mean NEVER take someone else’s graphic and change the information to your own and use it. The ONLY exception to that is if you have permission from the original creator to do that. This goes for Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, blogs, anything…do not take someone else’s hard work and claim it for your own without permission!
Now…let me send you to a Cinchshare post that talks about WHERE to find great FREE graphics that you can edit for your own business. And you’ll want to follow that page while you’re over there. Cause…those people are smart peeps. And they post a lot of really great stuff you don’t want to miss! Here’s the link to the post that tells you how to find free graphics:
FREE GRAPHICS: https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14494657_1337316782960250_5533310808981908782_n.jpg?oh=815bde544d975b46f6a9e7edbafb6c64&oe=590E1B18
Now How to Get Started Creating & Editing in Canva:
I had NO idea what I was doing in Canva. I was a die hard fan of Picmonkey.com. And I still use Picmonkey on occasion, but if you want amazing, professional, classy photos, I highly suggest Canva.com.
So here are the people at Cinchshare again, making my life easier and teaching me how to reach for the stars! Heili Erika, pretty cool kat, walks you through a series of videos on how to get started on Canva. And…you can actually use Canva INSIDE of your Cinchshare account if you have one.
So check out this playlist on YouTube and do it when you have TIME. This will not be an overnight success. But you will get better and better every single time you create something. I learn something new every single day! And I LOVE IT!! This playlist will get you started and there’s tons more on YouTube. Don’t know how to do something? Search YouTube for the answer. You have zero excuses anymore!!
So here’s to all you creative monsters who have been hiding behind, “I just can’t do that”…now you CAN. There goes Melissa…taking your excuses away AGAIN! #YouAreWelcome 🙂
Canva Tutorials Cinchshare Playlist:
Love ya, Hugs,
It is so important to create your own original content. And Word Swag is an app that helps you do that!
Check out this tutorial I made for you:
Something I like to do:
I go to Pinterest:
type certain words in the search bar: courage quotes, strength quotes, funny mom quotes. And when I find one I like, I create my own graphic for it in Word Swag. Then schedule them all in Cincshare.com to post one quote daily at 9am.
I go to Instagram:
You can actually search hashtags, did you know that? So I’ll go search for: #Business #success #bosslady. Certain key words and browse through the quotes to find one I like and then recreate my own.
I go to Twitter:
You can do the same thing as Instagram
I go to Facebook:
You can do the same as Instagram and Twitter
Now you can go make your own awesome graphics!
Have a blessed Saturday!
I’m mixing it up for 2017!
I will be hosting my Facebook parties on my Facebook Business Page for my customers from now on. And only hosting 2 a month. Check this out:
Why host it on your Business page:
Because it is public. And that means it is searchable content.
You’re automatically sending people to your public page by hosting your events from there
By only hosting 2 events, you’re saving yourself time:
-you only have one event to keep up
-you can easily check daily for comments and answer quickly
-if you have to add something randomly, you’re only dealing with one event to add to
Access Past Events:
When something new pops up, even 3 months later…you have fewer events to go back to and post an update: a new kit, a sale, whatever it may be.
Comfort in Numbers:
People who were afraid to host because “no one would show up” may feel more comfortable hosting as a “co-host”
Ever have a party with NO interaction? It’s deflating. By hosting them together on one event, you’re increasing interaction, notifications, and participation in posts.
Facebook Opportunity Events:
Don’t forget to post a link in there to your opportunity events you created on your Facebook business page too. #WorkSmarterNotHarder
I’m ready to take 2017 to a WHOLE NEW LEVEL. How about you?
Nothing but Love,
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Schedule bi-weekly opportunity events on your Facebook Business Page. Check this out:
By holding these bi-weekly, you’re holding yourself accountable to work on your recruiting more in 2017
- 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!
- 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!
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.
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,