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Facebook Parties for Direct Sellers from a Business Page

A while ago I wrote a popular article called New Guidelines for Facebook Parties. In it I outline why it is important to use a Facebook business page, not a private event or a group, if you are going to conduct Facebook Parties for your direct sales business. In my first book, Social Media for Direct…

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Social Media Assessment

Do you know where you stand when it comes to using social media as a direct seller or leader? Many entrepreneurs feel that they are sort of wandering aimlessly out there, hoping something works, especially direct sales representatives using social media. You feel like you “should,” so you do, but aren’t really sure you are…

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How to Get Followers for Your LinkedIn Company Page

Since most of my social media followers are individuals who represent a direct selling company, I do not spend much time discussing LinkedIn Company Pages but in this post I will. Company Pages on LinkedIn can only be created by corporations or small businesses whose owners own the business domain, website and have an email…

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Using a Social Media Site’s Logo

Did you know that each social media site has guidelines and requirements for using their logo? Oops! Here is a list of the sites and their “Brand Assets” or “Brand Resources” to read so that you are sure to be in compliance with their copyright/trademark rules. In most cases you can also download the official…

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Options for Using Images Legally

  One of the challenges in this new visual age is developing or sourcing images that you can use within your blog posts or social media marketing. In this Blab.im conversation we talk about the copyright infringement concerns and what you can do about it by using Creative Common images or other legal sources for…

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Social Media for Direct Sales: Online Parties Q & A

Watch our inaugural Blab video broadcast where I discuss common questions about conducting online parties (Facebook/Instagram/Pinterest) for your direct sales/party plan business. Doing online parties, also called virtual shows, is a marketing avenue that works for a lot of direct sellers. Find out some of the pitfalls, cautions and TIPS that can help you be more…

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New Guidelines for Facebook Parties for Direct Sellers

The popularity of Facebook Parties has been increasing and although many Consultants have been having luck with them, many others are finding them to either ineffective, or inefficient, or in some cases, a source of trouble with Facebook itself. What is a Facebook Party? A Facebook Party is when a direct seller invites their connections,…

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Social Media Tasks – A Timeline for Startups

I am heading out to the Direct Selling Edge conference in Southern California this week where I am a presenter on social media for startups in the direct sales industry. I have presented this program several times at this event and after an understanding of each social media site, it’s benefits and challenges, and some…

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Submitting Your Product to Product Review Blogs

Sending your product for a review on blogs are a great way to get lots of exposure to a community of people, usually moms/families, in a short time for minimal costs. When I was with a direct selling company I did this regularly for our company and to this day there are articles about the…

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Create a Facebook Ad for Your Direct Selling Company

In recent months it has become clear that in order to reach the people you want to find out about your company, you will need to “pay to play” on Facebook. This is not to say that you cannot accomplish a LOT through organic methods – posting compelling content, interacting consistently, and using a variety…

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Meet Evelyn Leon with Seacret – NAMISS Sponsor

My daughter, Alia, was a state finalist in the National American Miss pageant in California. She competed in San Jose in June for the state title in the Teen category and became a California State Ambassador and placed in the top 5 for the Actress and Spokesmodel competitions, and Top 20 overall! She was invited to move onto the…

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Why Your New Company Should Make Social Media a Priority

When new direct sales companies are getting going, there is a lot of emphasis on product development and manufacture, back office and ordering software, creating training guides and programs for the field. Investment of time and money goes into creating the perfect compensation plan, a comprehensive website, and initial catalog of products. Photography must be professional,…

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