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Don’t Be So Boring in 2016!

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My customer page used to simply EXIST. I rarely post, didn’t have that many customers in there, it just kind of sat there. And when I did post…a whole lot of these followed…

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Then I started being CONSISTENT. It all started with a goal I made in December of 2014. My goal was to make my customer Facebook page WORK. Not only to make it work, but to make it FUN!

So here is what I did:

1. I made a goal to increase the # of people in my group.

And I doubled my group this year. And I don’t just add people. NEVER just add people. You want THEM to request to be added.

A) I used things like the cutest pet contest and the cutest baby contest.

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B) I also did things like this where people won prizes for adding their friends:

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C) I also posted my LINK to my customer page in every single FB party I did the whole year.

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D) I also just recently started posting the link to my group in my monthly customer email.

So those are just some fun ways to increase your #’s in your customer group.

2. I also wanted to increase the interaction!

I started being consistent with giveaways and posting. Why would my customers be active if I wasn’t?! So I started posting at least once a day, if not more. And what do ya know? I have a lot more interaction.

I’ve gotten bookings, recruits, and sales. It was AMAZING to watch what unfolded in my Facebook customer group over this last year. And all I had to do was SHOW UP:)

3. I wanted to be USEFUL!

My friend Linda Lollo stressed the importance to me last year… about making your page USEFUL. Make it INTERESTING. Make them WANT to read your posts. Make it THE place to be.

My customers don’t just get slammed with posts about purses. I’m not ONLY about purses; and neither are my customers. So why not be a little more versatile. Kind of like being MYSELF!

So I started posting:

~recipes

~links

~useful tips on everything from holidays to crafts to kid tips…you name it, I posted it!

They got to know ME this year. And it worked. Here’s an example of something I posted today:

This would be something great to start with the kids!

http://www.skiptomylou.org/2015-year-in-review-printable/

So there’s a few things I did. I really hope this helps you to think about a new direction for your customer group. I’ve gained so many friends, new hostesses, and sales from my Facebook Customer Page. It’s so worth it if you put the time into it and you simply be YOU. Don’t SELL to them. Just be useful and show them WHY they need your product. Show them PICTURES of product in use. Not just stock photos. That’s B-O-R-I-N-G !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Spice it up and have some fun in 2016!

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

www.buymybags.com

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20 Minute Power Hour for Your Direct Sales Business on Marketing

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Marketing your direct sales business. All it takes is 20 minutes of focused time.

When you focus on something, you expand it. And when you focus on marketing, you will:

  1. Increase sales by reaching out to new and old customers
  2. Increase bookings and recruits by referrals. Because everyone knows YOU sell Thirty-One and are open for business
  3. Have your customers spreading your business for you through social media avenues
  4. And create an environment in your community where YOU are the “go to” girl!

I have compiled a list of tasks you can work on during your 20 minutes of Marketing. It’s SO easy. But you have to be committed to your business and focus on expanding your efforts to increase your marketing to your community (online as well as locally). You’ll find the file below. You can print the form and literally just go down the list when you need to work on your marketing for that 20 minutes. You have officially lost your excuse NOT to work on marketing, because I’ve given you an entire sheet of things to work on!

And let me be very clear. Just because you do not know HOW to do Instagram, or Twitter, or Pinterest…that’s not an excuse. You can use this 20 minutes to research it and DO IT! You will learn along the way.

This is a 5 part series, so you’ll want to check out all 5 posts on my main blog page this week. If you haven’t subscribed to my blog, now would be a great time to do so! So you don’t miss a single post. You’ll have all 5 files to work your business successfully by the end of this week.

Watch this quick video on some great ideas and what I do with my Marketing time:

The two questions I’m going to ask you over and over, stem from a quote I heard a couple weeks ago:

A committed heart will always find a way. A non-committed heart will always find an excuse.

Are you committed?

And how much time do you have to devote to your business a day?

All it takes is 20 minutes a day working one aspect of your business. Here’s an example:

Monday: Hostess Coaching

Tuesday: Booking

Wednesday: Customer Service

Thursday: Recruiting

Friday: Marketing

Watch the video above and then use this file to create a time efficient and EFFECTIVE system to market your business to your customers in just 20 minutes a week: http://1drv.ms/1Ooaodj

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

www.buymybags.com

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20 Minute Power Hour for Your Direct Sales Business on Customer Service

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Customer Service is a MUST in your direct sales business.

When you focus on something, you expand it. And when you focus on customer service, you will:

  1. Increase sales by repeat orders from customers
  2. Increase sales from customer referrals
  3. Have your customers spreading your business for you
  4. And create an environment in your community where YOU are the “go to” girl!

I have compiled a list of tasks you can work on during your 20 minutes of Customer Service. It’s SO easy. But you have to be committed to your business and focus on expanding your efforts to provide top notch customer service to your Thirty-One customers. You’ll find the file below. You can print the form and literally just go down the list when you need to work on your customer service for that 20 minutes. You have officially lost your excuse NOT to work on customer service, because I’ve given you an entire sheet of things to work on!

This is a 5 part series, so you’ll want to check out all 5 posts on my main blog page this week. If you haven’t subscribed to my blog, now would be a great time to do so! So you don’t miss a single post. You’ll have all 5 files to work your business successfully by the end of this week.

Watch this quick video on some great ideas and what I do with this Customer Service file:

The two questions I’m going to ask you over and over, stem from a quote I heard a couple weeks ago:

A committed heart will always find a way. A non-committed heart will always find an excuse.

Are you committed?

And how much time do you have to devote to your business a day?

All it takes is 20 minutes a day working one aspect of your business. Here’s an example:

Monday: Hostess Coaching

Tuesday: Booking

Wednesday: Customer Service

Thursday: Recruiting

Friday: Marketing

Watch the video above and then use this file to create a time efficient and EFFECTIVE system to provide the best customer service possible to your customers in just 20 minutes a week: http://1drv.ms/1ORDzsw

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

www.buymybags.com

#31 #31bag #31bags #thirtyone #thirtyonegifts #directsales #powerhour #hostesscoaching #system #hostess #increasesales #increasebookings #bookingideas #increaserecruiting #recruiting #booking #sales #marketing #customerservice

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20 Minute Power Hour for Your Direct Sales Business on Recruiting

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Effective Recruiting in your direct sales business is not something you’re born with. It’s something you have to learn and work hard at.

Working just 20 minutes a week on recruiting will give you the CONSISTENT presence in your business and community to spread the word about joining Thirty-One:

  1. Through social media avenues
  2. In a non spammy way
  3. In a focused manner
  4. And will give you long term success in this business by building your team deep and wide

I have compiled a list of tasks you can work on during your 20 minutes of Recruiting. It’s SO easy. But you have to be committed to your business and your recruiting efforts in order to make it successful.

This is a 5 part series, so you’ll want to check out all 5 posts on my main blog page this week. If you haven’t subscribed to my blog, now would be a great time to do so! So you don’t miss a single post. You’ll have all 5 files to work your business successfully by the end of this week.

Watch this quick video on some great ideas and what I do with this Recruiting file:

The two questions I’m going to ask you over and over stem from a quote I heard a couple weeks ago:

A committed heart will always find a way. A non-committed heart will always find an excuse.

Are you committed?

And how much time do you have to devote to your business a day?

All it takes is 20 minutes a day working one aspect of your business. Here’s an example:

Monday: Hostess Coaching

Tuesday: Booking

Wednesday: Customer Service

Thursday: Recruiting

Friday: Marketing

Watch the video above and then use this file to create a time efficient and EFFECTIVE recruiting system in just 20 minutes a week: http://1drv.ms/1PyzDgn

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

www.buymybags.com

#31 #31bag #31bags #thirtyone #thirtyonegifts #directsales #powerhour #hostesscoaching #system #hostess #increasesales #increasebookings #bookingideas #increaserecruiting #recruiting #booking #sales #marketing

 

20 Minute Power Hour for Your Direct Sales Business on Hostess Coaching

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Effective Hostess Coaching in your direct sales business is one of the most important aspects you can perfect in your business.

Working just 20 minutes a week on hostess coaching can yield HUGE results including:

  1. Increased sales
  2. Increased bookings
  3. Increased recruits
  4. And long term success in this business

I have compiled a list of tasks you can work on during your 20 minutes of Hostess Coaching. It’s SO easy. But you have to be committed to your business and your hostesses in order to make it successful.

This is a 5 part series, so you’ll want to check out all 5 posts on my main blog page this week. If you haven’t subscribed to my blog, now would be a great time to do so! So you don’t miss a single post. You’ll have all 5 files to work your business successfully by the end of this week.

Watch this quick video on some great ideas and what I do with this Hostess Coaching file:

The two questions I’m going to ask you over and over stem from a quote I heard a couple weeks ago:

A committed heart will always find a way. A non-committed heart will always find an excuse.

Are you committed?

And how much time do you have to devote to your business a day?

All it takes is 20 minutes a day working one aspect of your business. Here’s an example:

Monday: Hostess Coaching

Tuesday: Booking

Wednesday: Customer Service

Thursday: Recruiting

Friday: Marketing

Watch the video above and then use this file to create a time efficient and EFFECTIVE hostess coaching system in just 20 minutes a week: http://1drv.ms/1QqmbLq

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

www.buymybags.com

#31 #31bag #31bags #thirtyone #thirtyonegifts #directsales #powerhour #hostesscoaching #system #hostess #increasesales #increasebookings #bookingideas #increaserecruiting #recruiting #booking #sales #marketing

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Holiday Helpers for Your Thirty-One Business

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This is so much FUN!! This is a great way to break out of your circle of friends and family and get some new customers and hostesses! Check out this quick video:

My focus is finding NEW customers and hostesses for this fall season:

My focus in my business right now is filling my fall calendar. Not only with current customers and hostesses, but with NEW customers and hostesses. So a lot of the material you will see coming from me, will be new and wacky ideas to bring in a whole new crowd of people to my Thirty-One business. So here is my first venture in that direction.

So here’s the idea:

You’re selecting 10 key people. Could be: mom, sister, grandma, past hostesses, your best friends, your neighbor, your very best customers…and you’re giving them this flier (below) with 10 catalogs or mini catalogs. And you’re giving them EACH 10 enter my drawing slips. They’re going to get 10 people to fill out those slips and TEXT you the picture of their form filled out. When they do, your “person” gets a free gift from you.

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Use the resources you have:

So, you’re essentially using the immediate circle that you have, and asking them to spread your business for you. Because let’s face it, word of mouth is your very best advertisement. It’s a personal testimony. “Yes, I love Melissa. She’s awesome. I’ve hosted several parties with her and she’s always great to work with.” That conversation is ten times worth it’s weight in gold when it comes to referrals. If you haven’t read the book, The Purple Cow by Seth Godin-you should! It’s all about standing out in your business. And how customer service is the key to your business. Changed my life! Well worth it and you can find it SUPER cheap on Amazon.com!

So go check out the video and see exactly what I’m doing with this flier. And then you can download that form right here: http://1drv.ms/1EC0Avn

Merry Early Christmas;)

Melissa Fietsam, Ind. Senior Executive Director at Thirty-One Gifts
www.buymybags.com
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31 Party presentation

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Thirty-One Home Party Presentation:

This is just me and the camera. I wanted my team to simply hear my WORDS for a party presentation. Simple, easy, fun.

My Thirty-One party presentation is quick and effective. I cover booking, recruiting, and sales. And I do it all in 15 minutes or less. So if you’re looking for something EASY and FUN and EFFECTIVE, check out this party presentation for your next Thirty-One party!

 

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

www.buymybags.com

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