Thirty-One Gifts

Opportunity Script & Graphics

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Here’s a recruiting event all wrapped up with a nice pretty bow.

Here’s the deal! This training gets you:

  • an entire Facebook opportunity event script
  • all the graphics for the event
  • the Facebook banner for your event
  • and a training video with tips on how to set it up, when to post, and much more!

What’s an opportunity event?

This is an event you hold monthly on Facebook. You have 30 minutes to tell everyone who’s joined, why your team is the BEST place to be. This script is based on Perfectly Posh and a few made up facts, so it can be altered EASILY for any company.

If recruiting and building your team is a goal this year, you need this training!

Download 15 Completely Editable Instagram Square Designs

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When you download these 15 templates, do your own thing with them, and then post them on Instagram…you’re gonna look like a million bucks!

✔️Change colors, graphics, fonts, wording…make it yours.
✔️Watch the FREE PREVIEW to see all the designs you’ll have!
✔️Use them to edit each month to new content or come back and grab your easy button for February!
✔️This is your EASY BUTTON to Instagram posts.
✔️The possibilities are endless with just these 15 templates you’ll have.
 

Have you ever wanted to have some really Instagram designs, but just don’t know how to get started?

 
🎯Instagram has 800 million users.
🎯Ready to up your game in 2019? You SHOULD BE!
🎯Five hundred million of those are daily active users.
🎯And although each Instagram post allows up to 30 hashtags, research on the topic suggests that the optimum number of hashtags is 11.
🎯80% of Users Follow a Business on Instagram, are they following yours?

December Content and Marketing Ideas

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Here’s your December content ideas, blog post, marketing, and hashtags.

There’s a few aspects you need to think about in your business in each month with all your social media platforms. My job is to make it easy for you. blog post ideas for december

Social media platforms

  • YouTube
  • Instagram
  • Facebook Group
  • Facebook Business Page
  • Personal FB Timeline
  • Pinterest
  • Snap Chat
  • Twitter
All your social media platforms should be bubbling over with the holidays and season. So let’s talk about December themes, post ideas, blog post ideas, hashtags and key words…

Themes:

  • Snow
  • Santa
  • Christmas trees
  • Decorating for chrsitmas
  • Making cookies
  • Snowmen
  • S’mores
  • Hot chocolate
  • Christmas Eve
  • Shopping
  • Bows
  • Gifts
  • Wrapping
  • Reindeer
  • Christmas movies
  • Warm fires
  • Stockings
  • Winter Coats
  • Christmas lights
  • Secret Santa
  • Sweaters
  • White Elephant gift exchanges
  • Sleds
  • Caroling
  • Mistletoe
  • Ice Skating
  • Elves
  • Elf on a shelf
  • Hanukkah
  • Kwanzaa
  • Snowflakes
  • Christmas music
  • Eggnog
  • Candy canes
  • The Grinch
  • Christmas cards
  • Ugly Sweater Party
  • Hallmark Movies
  • Nativity scene
  • Gingerbread House
  • Ornaments
  • Snow angels
You should be joining the conversation and engaging your customer with some great content.

Join the Directly Social Elite Club and get:

  1. December themed graphics to use on all your social media platforms
  2. An entire month of social media posts
  3. and an entire December Facebook Script

Post and content ideas for December:

  1. Christmas recipes
  2. Christmas Crafts
  3. 5 Christmas traditions worth starting
  4. List of 2019 Books to Read (and list the ones you read in 2018)
  5. 5 Ways to Give Back During December
  6. Winter Emergency Kit for cars and homes
  7. Winter Bucket List
  8. DIY Christmas Gifts
  9. Amazing Recipes for Christmas
  10. Reflection of 2018 (what did you accomplish, what are you proud of)
 

Hashtags to use for December:

#christmas #xmas #love #holidays #gift #holiday #gifts #merrychristmas #winter #christmastree #christmastime #santa #shopping #happyholidays #presents #giftideas #christmasgift #shoplocal #december #snow #christmas2018 #christmasdecorations #christmasdecor #christmaslights #ornaments #tree #santaclaus #lights #tistheseason

Words to include in your December posts:

  • merry
  • bright
  • jolly
  • jingle
  • holly
Melissa Fietsam @DirectlySocial  

November Theme Party Ideas for Direct Sales

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We’re heading into November, so that means we need to stock up on all things fall!

There’s a few aspects you need to think about in your business.

Social media platforms

  • YouTube
  • Instagram
  • Facebook Group
  • Facebook Business Page
  • Personal FB Timeline
  • Pinterest
  • Snap Chat
  • Twitter

All your social media platforms should be bubbling over with the holidays and season.

So let’s talk about themes, post ideas, hashtags and key words…

Themes:

  • Thanksgiving
  • Turkey
  • Giving Back
  • Fall
  • Leaves
  • Trees turning colors
  • Veterans Day
  • Pay it Forward
  • Community Service
  • Football
  • Family
  • Harvest
  • Pumpkins
  • Black Friday
  • Blessed
  • Thankful
  • Craft Fairs
  • Marching Bands
  • Crock Pots
  • Apple Cider
  • Picking Apples
  • Bobbing for Apples
  • Pumpkin Spice
  • Coffee
  • Fires
  • Sweaters
  • Scarves
  • Soup
  • Flannels
  • Flannel Sheets
  • Hot Chocolate

You should be joining the conversation and engaging your customer with some great content.

Join the Directly Social Elite Club and get:

  1. November themed graphics to use on all your social media platforms
  2. An entire month of social media posts
  3. and an entire November Facebook Script

Post and content ideas for November:

  1. 10 Ways to Give Back in November
  2. Wacky Holidays in November
  3. Daylight Saving Time Reminders & Preparation
  4. Fall Craft Ideas
  5. Gratitude Journal/Post Ideas
  6. Fall Checklist for your Home or Car Maintenance
  7. Winter Bucket List
  8. Black Friday Ideas
  9. Amazing Recipes for Thanksgiving
  10. Crock Pot recipes

Hashtags to use for November:

#thankful #family #turkey #happythanksgiving #holiday #blackfriday #love #fall #grateful #turkeyday #food #holidays #givethanks #gratitude #instagood #feedfeed #christmas #foodie #friends #instafood #blessed #thanksgivingdinner #autumn #pie #pumpkin #thanksgiving #gobblegobble

Words to include in your November posts:

  • blessed
  • thankful
  • giving
  • gobble up
  • holiday

Melissa Fietsam @DirectlySocial

Gobble on my friends…

How to do a Turkey Trot

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Turkey Trots are one of the coolest things EVER during November, and you need to get a jump on the details NOW!

So if you’ve been around direct sales for awhile, chances are you know all about the Turkey Trot! The idea is that you get 6 people to collect $100 in orders. Then you submit as one big party and divide up the hostess benefits, right? Most of us are experts at this. But if you’re new, it can be very confusing. So to help out our newer consultants, and make sure they can be just as successful as the pros…I made this quick training video in order to show our newer consultants just how to run a Turkey Trot!

But I BET…I can show some old dogs some new tricks too…so don’t think you got this down old dogs!

Throughout the year, they will be named all different kinds of things according to the season or holiday, but the concept will always be the same!

  • Snowman shuffle
  • Reindeer romp
  • Cupid shuffle
  • Boo bags
  • Summer 6 pack
  • Firecracker frenzy
  • The name may be different, but the concept is exactly the same!

Watch this QUICK VIDEO to explain how to do one:

And why on Earth would you want to do this?

Let me tell you a little turkey story…

Once there was this customer. She was too scared to commit to collecting an entire party by herself. She wasn’t confident her friends would support her. So she came across this crazy nut job of a consultant, who was offering prizes for collecting HALF of a party. So she decided to give it a try. Because even though her consultant is nuts, she’s kinda fun and it couldn’t be that bad to collect $100 in orders, right?

And BAM!

Just like that…you got her to book a party. You helped her overcome a fear of direct sales that she didn’t even know she had. And now you have a lifelong hostess and happy customer. Along with lots of new gobble gobble friends of hers that want to try next time 🙂

The End.

Melissa Fietsam

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Business App that will Blow your Mind

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And here’s the thing, you’ve probably already been using it!

I have been using Bitly for a LONG time. Many of you have.

But I’m going to blow your mind when I show you how much easier I can make your life right now. Like…right now… like…today.

Here’s a quick video to show you how to change your life in 20 minutes.

Imagine all the things you can pass on easily to your customers. You’re at the grocery store and someone needs the link to catalog.

BAM! You open your app and there’s the link.

Here’s some other things for your customers you can create links to:

  • Digital Catalog
  • Customer Specials
  • Hostess Specials
  • Printable order forms, in case they run out
  • Link to image of hostess rewards items
  • Link to current months hostess party links
  • Link to join your team
  • Link to specific categories of products on your website
    • If you sell makeup: eyes, cheeks, foundation, skin care
    • If you sell bags: home organization, toes, thermals, crossbody, travel, accessories
    • If you sell candles: cleaning products, seasonal smells, mini plug ins, buddy’s, florals, food (send me the link please….lol)
    • If you sell jewelry: silver, gold, bracelets, rings, necklaces, lockets

Get it? SO EASY to make contact QUICK and SEAMLESS. This organization helps you and your customers. They will think you’re the bomb diggity when you have the perfect link in .5 seconds. You will always have an answer at your finger tips.

Social media links:

  • Pinterest
  • Instagram
  • Facebook Business Page
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Customer Group
  • Facebook Timeline
    • This is the one I have memorized. When someone wants to book a party, I say, “do you mind sending me a friend request here (insert link to my profile)”…instead of, “hey! can you find my really-hard-to-spell-name on Facebook. Or maybe my Jennifer-Smith-yes-there’s-5,000-to-choose-from…

So there you have it! An easy way to use Bitly to organize your business, your life, anything you use or need on a constant basis.

Fair warning…it’s addictive. You’ll be adding links like a mad woman once you get the hang of it.

The simple truth is that you use the SAME links over and over again. But now, you’ll be adding them to your Bitly app and site.

Melissa Fietsam @DirectlySocial

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5 Business Books you Need Today

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Here’s 5 books you need today.

Not tomorrow, or the next day, or the next…like today. And I’ll be honest here. I listen to audio books. And when I love it, I have to order the paperback because I have this incessant need to highlight anything important in my life. If they made highlighter paints, my kids would glow, for reals.

These 5 books will kick your butt into gear and make things happen.

I’ve been on a kick this month. I get up at 5:15 every morning, no breaks here.

I walk 2.5 miles and listen to audio books the whole time. Why you ask? Because I was a little lost and burnt out. And books always breathe back the life in me.

Yes, Melissa gets burnt out too. I had one of the most successful years of my 10 year career in direct sales. And quite frankly, when it was over, I gave a sigh of relief and said…I’m taking a break.

Say what…yes. For a whole month and a half, I have done what needs to be done. And worked on myself, my family, and my home. And it’s been amazing. But…I’m ready to jump back in full force.

So here’s why you need these particular books:

Sometimes life doesn’t mesh with work. Sometimes work doesn’t mesh with life. Sometimes we try to make excuses to do anything BUT work. And sometimes we use work to escape from life. Yeah, she just said that.

Take the Stairs by Rory Vaden:

This is one of the first books that really catapulted me into action. A book about not taking the easy way out. About what hard work really means and why you need to do it. If you’re in business, this book is a must for the mere fact that you need to hear someone say…PUT IN THE WORK YOU TOOL!

 

You are a Badass:

I really can’t say enough about this book. I do not like cussing in any public forum. But…I may cuss a little in private. My best friend is from New York, I don’t think that’s a coincidence. Just sayin’. However, I have children. My children should not see it or hear it. So you’ll never catch it in my business or social media. In fact, muggles won’t hear me cuss at all. Unless we’re on vacation in some foreign country and my bestie has gotten me intoxicated in public. LOL

But…this book, although she cusses more than 10 sailors in a bar at 2:45 am…is a life changing experience. Literally changed my life. I went from fearing for my future, to planning my future in 24 hours hours. And not just planning and mapping, but ACTION. Like, I did it. I launched Directly Social BECAUSE of this book. You must read it if you can overlook the cussing, it’s worth every cuss word! And then some. You are worthy of more. You need this book.

The Energy Bus:

Oh gosh I love this book. Like, there aren’t many books where you need to read it more than once, but this one you will. This one teaches you how to kick people OFF YOUR BUS! I’m so in. Any book who actually tells you it’s okay to kick ignorant, small minded, negative thinking, negative rearing, people out of your life…is something I will GIFT to people I love. Because we don’t hear it enough. The energy you give, is the energy you will get in return. And the energy that you allow to take up space in your life and around you and your loved ones, will consume you. Whether that’s positive or negative energy, it’s your choice.

This book will change your thought process. Forever. It is a must read and an essential part of growing up. Like, I will PAY my children to read this. Just because they need to hear these words at some point in their life.

Girl Wash your Face:

I recently read this book and have to say that it’s not up ally. It’s girly and emotional and I loved it. It had this element I don’t get much of, and I really needed to plug that into all the kick a$% reading I was doing. I loved the “girl power” messages and the remembering to slow down and like pay attention to your kids and husband part we all sometimes forget, right? No one is immune, we’ve all had to real it back in at times.

So I definitely think this was an amazing read that really balanced all the other material I’ve been immersed in.

Finish: Give yourself the Gift of Done:

Dude. This book. This guy. He’s like my sarcasm spirit animal. He is a no nonsense, say it like is, crazy cool dude. Well, from what I can see. He could be a tool in person (hope not, sorry Jon…), but I’m super impressed on paper and Facebook. He seems like the real deal, and I don’t say that about many people.

He’s a Dad, he’s a husband, he’s working his butt off while trying to inspire others and build his own business. And the words in this book are SO GOOD. He talks about goals in a way you’ve never heard. He gives you permission to fail. But fail forward. I’m actually reading this book right now, almost done. And then I’m going to have to do a video because I am JACKED UP excited about it.

And I know you will be too. If you need a new perspective for your goals, this is it.

So there you have it. Get something done today. Invest in yourself. Get up a half hour early. Or commit to listening to the audios on your commute to work or lunch hour. You will be better for doing it. You will have a fresh new perspective and go get’m attitude. And we all need that from time to time.

 

Booking Idea: Host a RESTAURANT Party!

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Have you ever done a RESTAURANT Party??

This is so much fun and so easy to do!

I recently went to one held by another direct sales company (at an Applebees Restaurant) and was SHOCKED at how well it was going for her!

I am a people-person, so I started conversations with the other guests there and they were talking about what a great idea this restaurant party was because there was no “sales pitch” and they could come and go as they pleased, and could eat dinner or get drinks if they wanted to! How awesome is that??

This consultant basically had 2 parties going on at the same time, with 2 different hostesses.

She didn’t even have it in a back room or anything, her party was at 4 tables near the back of the restaurant, but still in the dining room. One table in the middle had a simple product display. So what do the hostesses love about it? Well, you know me, I totally asked them! They said they loved being able to host it somewhere NOT at their home, where they didn’t have to clean or cook, or kick out the hubby and kids for the night! It more like a Girls Night Out where people stop by during a 2-3 hour time frame. This restaurant offered 1/2 price appetizers during a certain time period, so the hostesses each ordered a few for their individual tables.  When the guests came in they sat down for a bit with their hostess, had some appetizers, maybe got themselves a drink, checked out the product display, grabbed a catalog, asked questions, placed product orders and left (or hung out)! Fast and simple! In fact, it turns out that most of them were actually on their way home from work, so they just stopped by on their way.

Top 5 reasons to host parties at a restaurant:

1. Free or cheap venue (especially if you hold it in the regular dining room)
2. Open house style, people come and go as they please!
3. Food — potential 1/2 price appetizers, drinks and hostess can buy or guests can buy themselves
4. Super easy for the hostess — no cooking, cleaning or kicking out family
5. Perfect “girls night” feel

This is a great out-of-the-box booking idea, something different.

What have you go to lose? Choose your favorite restaurant, I am thinking a local Mexican place margarita specials is gonna be my go-to place! Who wouldn’t want to come to that?? 😉 Why not start by just hosting your own party at the restaurant? In fact, maybe you book one every month during the first week of the month to share new products, specials, etc and invite your entire customer group and friend/acquaintance circle to your local Girls Night Out event.

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Melissa Fietsam @DirectlySocial

Folders, Folders and more Folders!

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I am so in love with CinchShare’s upgraded post library, I am feeling so incredibly organized right now!

Have you checked it out? It is new folder system where you can have folders and then subfolders inside of those folders, kinda like Dropbox or your computer. It is absolutely BRILLIANT!

Cinchshare

Let me walk you through all new the awesomeness!

1. You can create folders and subfolders:
I love this! I can create a main folder for my Directly Social monthly freebies (ie July Freebies) and then create subfolders inside that folder for Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Talk about organized! Think about the content you have, what kind of folders would you want. I am thinking I will make a Theme Parties folder next and then do a subfolder for each season Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter!
CinchShare video: https://youtu.be/c_GhNz4wD-0

2. You can SHARE your folders with team members and other CinchShare users:
Basically this is like the Collections feature they used to have but it is sharing a folder now instead. When you click on Share Folder, you get a link that you can share with anyone you want. When they click on the link, they join your shared folder! What an awesome way to share content with your team, new Consultants and fellow leaders.
CinchShare video: https://youtu.be/N7WlBtmUID0

3. You can create specific folders to help you organize:

I created a folder for my Facebook party pre-posts and post party posts. And now I can schedule all those, for the whole season, in just a few clicks! Every time I have a party…it’s EASY PEEZY!

Watch this quick video from me: 

https://www.facebook.com/DirectlySocial/videos/1665015293599860/

4. You can give certain people Admin right inside the folder:
So when someone joins your shared folder, they are automatically on “Read Only” mode which means they can see and use the posts inside the folder (even edit them when they go to schedule them), but they cannot delete, add or change anything inside the shared folder. If you want to give admin rights to anyone, you click on Manage Folder and change the drop menu next to their name. As the admin, that person will be able to add and delete posts inside the folder and do everything you can do as the owner. This would be great to add downline leaders and have them there to help add awesome content to the folder too.
CinchShare video: https://youtu.be/THfTVZCoDNQ

5. You can upload as many images as you want into the folders with Bulk Upload:
This is probably one of my favorite features inside the new post library. You now have the ability to upload as many images as you want into your folders, verses uploading the one by one like we used to in the old post library. I just uploaded 46 images this morning and it probably took 10 seconds, I am not kidding. The new Bulk Upload feature is AMAZING! Now all of those things I have saved in my phone and computer that I always “think” I want to use (but then forget I have), I can actually bulk upload quickly and have them inside my CinchShare account to schedule! I will actually use them now!! LOL!
CinchShare video: https://youtu.be/AJWDAz_hGss

If you have not checked out CinchShcare’s most recent Post Library upgrade, get in there and look around! It is AMAZING!! They even have 12 videos that walk you through how to take your previous parties and put them in folders, your older shared collections and categories too! Everything is still there inside your account and so much more accessible and organized! AMAZING job, CinchShare! You all rock my socks and are so cutting edge, I love it!

You can check out their whole playlist on YouTube of those 12 videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_Da4K5oulcVbBbegiw9ccQizDSErapKF

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(That gives you a total of 37 days FREE!)

Melissa Fietsam @DirectlySocial

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Great Idea for Celebrating New Consultants in your Direct Sales Business

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Need an idea to celebrate your new consultants?

I came up with an idea that will help celebrate them AND get them excited about their business! And I knew just who to contact to help me carry it out. Julie Shilling is my go to graphics girl. She efficient, affordable, and provides excellent service and design.

So here’s what I did…

When a new consultant enters their first party, I wanted a way to reward them with something that would also help them market their business. I decided to do a catalog label design!

So let’s say they enter their first party…

I message my girl this graphic and say pick any design you want! I’m going to personalize these catalog labels for you!

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Julie provides a PDF they can download and print their own labels from home!

I’m also going to send the link to these labels I get on Amazon prime for SUPER CHEAP:

1,000 labels for $11.99

She charges the leader (me) $15 for the initial design with team colors or whatever you want on these 3 choices. But guess what? For every new consultant you need the design for, it only costs $5! So I can reward my new consultants for $5! HECK YEAH! #SCORE

This is going to:

  1. help her market her business
  2. make her feel so proud to see her name on a beautiful design
  3. get her excited about passing out those catalogs
  4. and make her job easy by handing her a tool that is essential to her business

And in return:

  1. you get to celebrate her
  2. you can get your whole team excited about this
  3. you can even do team giveaways centered around these as a giveaway
  4. and you do this all while paying PENNIES to do it!

Contact Julie Shilling today by heading to her business page:

Angel Kiss Design

Hope this helps someone today!

Melissa Fietsam @DirectlySocial