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.
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:
- 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.
Want to rock your New Year with a Birthday Club?!
I’m gonna hook you up with:
12 birthday graphics for the whole year.
A training on how to use them.
Example posts and wording.
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
Are you ready to dive in and create a logo for your business?
If you’re ready to take your business to the next level, there’s a few things you should know before you get started.
In this training, we will talk about:
- the difference between a brand and a logo
- how to pick a logo
- how much a logo should cost
- what you need before you go to a designer
- Where to find the inspiration for a logo
- what elements your logo should include and why
- where to purchase elements for your logo
- how to choose fonts for your logo
- where to purchase those fonts
- how to choose the colors for your logo
- how to brand with hex codes and colors
- how to market your new logo
- and so much more…
You’re going to get a 1 hour video training and a printable to get you started.
To purchase this training for $39, click to buy and THEN follow the instructions below to get added:
*you will have lifetime access to this training and all future updates
Here are some reviews of this training:
I took the training! If I had to describe it in one sentence it would be this: This training is your branding easy button! The part I liked best is that you distilled a lot of information down into exactly what I needed. In addition to giving us information on what we should do in terms of developing our own unique.logo and colors, the resource information we got was key for me. I honestly didn’t know what to do, how or why it’s important. For me what always sets you apart from other direct sales training that I’ve seen so far is that you’re in the game so I know what I’m hearing and learning about is what we used to call in my former life “a boots-on-the-ground” viewpoint of what works and what doesn’t. It saves me a ton of time and effort.
Your training honestly blew me away!! I have taken other branding training but I learned so much more from this training! You explained everything in a very simple way that everyone could understand. When you talked about the difference between a logo and a brand my jaw honestly dropped! “A logo is a thing” “A brand is a feeling and message behind the logo” this really stuck with me. And made me think of my business in a completely different way. Thank you for this training!! Now that I know what direction to go in and I am super excited to start rebranding my business and working on my logo!! Thank you again Melissa 🙂
I’ve been struggling with branding since I began my business a few months ago. Melissa’s training made me realize I was trying to brand my product, not myself. This training breaks it down and teaches how to find your brand, how to roll with it, and how to incorporate it into not only my business, but my life. Loved this training and all the others she has done! Thank you Melissa Fietsam!
I loved the branding training. I have taken other branding training before, but learned so much from Melissa’s that I didn’t already know. She has a great way of presenting information in a way that makes sense. This means you can go take action and achieve results based on what you learned. I’ve already taken steps to rebrand my logo and colors for my business based on the information in the branding training.
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.
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?
🎃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?
🦇Spine tingling deals
🦇Frightfully good offer
🎃Fright and delight
🎃You deserve a treat too
🦇No tricks, just treats
🦇The Cat’s Meow
Don’t forget to join our free Facebook community for more great ideas! CLICK HERE
Melissa Fietsam @DirectlySocial
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:
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.
Yeah. Need I say more? It’s free to post 1 post per day to Instagram (or any social media platform you choose).
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.
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.
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.
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
Don’t forget to join our Facebook community for more tips and tricks!
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?
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 🙂
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