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Download your Contacts Today

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When was the last time you backed up the most important asset you own in your business, your contacts?

So many consultants have a little too much faith in their umbrella company sometimes.

Today, I’d like to challenge you to take control of this one BIG DEAL.

Why do you want to download your contacts?

Because you’re smart. Let’s start there.

Because you worked hard for those contacts.

You never know what kind of glitch could wipe out even a portion of your contacts because of some IT department error. If you lose your contacts, it’s not their fault anymore, it’s yours. Cause you were told to back them up! There’s so much data in my company’s back office. If it crashed today, or if my company shut the doors today, this is ONE THING I know I will have. And I can prepare and rebuild instantly.

Can you?

Make a folder

Make a folder for each month. Mine this month is titled January 2019. Clever, I know…

But guess what? I put everything that pertains to January in that folder:

  • scripts
  • special
  • graphics
  • holiday stuff
  • team reports

Now when I go back, I can see every January. I’m not starting from scratch.

Well, an excel file of my current month’s contacts list is now part of that folder. I’ve been saving content for 6 years, but I’ve neglected the most important part of my business, my contacts. So I wanted to make sure you’re on the right track too.

Melissa Fietsam @DierctlySocial

Birthday Club Graphics & Mini Workshop

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Want to rock your New Year with a Birthday Club?!

I’m gonna hook you up with:

  1. 12 birthday graphics for the whole year.

  2. A training on how to use them.

  3. Example posts and wording.

  4. Tips and Tidbits.

$14.99 gets you the whole package in this mini workshop!

Birthday Clubs can help you:

  • connect with your customers
  • increase engagement
  • increase sales
  • get your product into people’s hands
  • help you reward your loyal customers
  • and help you get new customers

Check it out today!!

Melissa Fietsam at Directly Social

 

 

January Content and Marketing Ideas

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Here’s your January 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.

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 New Year and winter season. So let’s talk about January themes, post ideas, blog post ideas, hashtags and key words…

Post and content ideas for January:

  1. How to pack away Christmas decorations
  2. Winter crafts for kids
  3. How to keep your new year’s resolutions
  4. Goal setting for 2019
  5. 5 Tips for taking care of your skin during winter
  6. Two products that make your life better that have nothing to do with your business
  7. Money saving and budgeting tips for New Year
  8. Book review of something you loved from 2018 that everyone should read
  9. 2 healthy recipes you love
  10. Winter date night ideas for adults or kids

January Themes:

  • Snow
  • ice
  • blue
  • snowman
  • sledding
  • snow days
  • frosty
  • frozen
  • organize
  • get healthy
  • new year’s day
  • fresh start
  • weight loss
  • de-clutter
  • new you
  • new year’s resolutions
  • football
  • hibernation
  • new beginnings
  • taxes
  • cabin fever
  • goals
  • word of the year
  • eating healthy
  • going to the gym
  • snow flakes
  • throwing old stuff away
  • out with the old, in with the new

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

Join the Directly Social Elite Club and get:

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

Hashtags to use for January:

#winter #love #newyear #2019 #happynewyear #goals #celebrate #inspiration #motivation #healthy #resolutions #newyou #home #organized #organization #decor #design #inspire #declutter #ideas #risingtidesociety #wordstoliveby #intentionalliving #fitness #healthychoices #lifestyle #eatclean #focus #january #january2019

Words to include in your January posts:

  • new
  • new you
  • organize
  • cold
  • cozy
  • frozen
  • chilly

Melissa Fietsam @DirectlySocial

 

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  

Halloween Marketing Challenge

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Words to use for Halloween marketing campaigns, emails, videos, and SPOOKY FUN!

You have officially been CHALLENGED!

Post a link to your graphic below when you’re done.

FREE MARKETING.

You’d be GHOULISH not to do this today…(insert cackle).

I want you to create a graphic, email campaign, business page post, customer group post, video, ANYTHING that has to do with one of these subjects below.

Halloween is here. Use the holidays to capture their attention, make them giggle, make them think…haha…clever girl! THAT is great marketing!

There are so many Halloween templates on Canva you could choose to play with!

Which one will YOU choose Boo?

🦇Monster Deals
🎃Pulse Racing Deals
🦇Thrills and Chills
🎃Bite Sized Deals
🦇Get Spooky Best Sellers before they Ghost
🎃Unearth big Halloween savings (tombstones)
🦇What’s your posion?
🎃Ghoulish goodies
🦇Spine tingling deals
🎃Wickedly delicious
🦇Frightfully good offer
🎃Fright and delight
🦇Scary-good deals
🎃Wonderfully wicked
🦇Spook-tacular deals
🎃You deserve a treat too
🦇No tricks, just treats
🎃Monster mash
🦇The Cat’s Meow

Don’t forget to join our free Facebook community for more great ideas! CLICK HERE

Melissa Fietsam @DirectlySocial

Instagram Scheduler and Hashtag Generator Called Later

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This is the best Instagram scheduler I’ve found.

I’ve been testing a site called Later for a couple months now. Apparently I’ve had an account for a couple years but never dove in. I have fallen in love with so many features on this site, that I paid an annual plan. I get ZERO kickbacks from this company, I just want to give you an honest review of a tool I love.

Here’s the features I love:

Auto Posting:

I need something reliable and easy to use. And I need something that posts for me. I schedule and BAM! It posts for me. Auto posting at it’s finest.

It’s Free:

Yeah. Need I say more? It’s free to post 1 post per day to Instagram (or any social media platform you choose).

Don’t forget to join our free Facebook community for more tips and tricks, CLICK HERE!

Hashtag Generator:

The hashtag generator is what sold me 200%. I bought in to the annual fee of $190 per year because I wanted the daggone hashtag generator. Was it worth it? Every last penny. I spend a lot of time creating my Instagram posts. And it won’t do me a bit of good without some great hashtags. Time=money. And the amount of time it took me to research my 30 hashtags was INSANE. So this feature alone…is my favorite by far. But it’s on the paid spectrum. And again, worth every penny.

Analytics:

I love seeing the analytics. I love how it’s broken down. I can view all my posts, see which ones are working, which isn’t. I can quickly see the style, the thought behind the post, the feel of it. And then see what’s working. You can see these for free on Instagram, but not anywhere near to the extent you can on Later’s analytics.

Emojis:

I love the emoji search bar and being able to have that right there when I’m doing my Instagram post. It just makes me smile.

Hashtag Counter:

Again, I have nightmares of counting hashtags LOL! When I get in Instagram mode, I start scheduling and don’t stop. Having that hashtag counter is a time and sanity saver.

I made a video to show you exactly how to post and show you all the features I love above. You can also watch that here on YouTube:

Melissa Fietsam @DirectlySocial

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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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Hostess Coaching Training for Direct Sales

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Hostess Coaching Training

The holidays are here and that means tons of parties on the books!

Let’s make sure your hostess coaching is up to speed.

If you’re not utilizing hostess coaching to it’s full potential, you’re missing out on bookings, sales, recruits…ALL OF IT!
In this training,
You’re going to learn the HOW, the WHY, and the WHEN of hostess coaching.
A 3 step process to give you some new ideas on your hostess coaching.

To purchase this training: CLICK HERE

To join the online training group and access your full power point training: CLICK HERE

Melissa Fietsam @DirectlySocial