Are you growing your own direct sales team?
Do you have a central place to communicate with everyone in your downline?
If you haven’t already, I highly suggest setting up a closed Facebook group for all of your direct sales team members.
But I know what you’re thinking. ANOTHER Facebook group? Say it isn’t so!
I hear ya, I run my direct sales business without Facebook but for my Java Momma Team I find having a closed Facebook group is the best solution to creating a strong team environment online.
Once you have your Facebook group set up for your team, read 5 ideas of things you can post and share!
Graphics To Use & Share
Want to know the #1 question I get asked when it comes to starting a direct sales business online?
HOW do I make my own original graphics to share with my customers?
Sometimes all it takes for someone to go out and create their own graphics is a photo to start from. I find inspiration from free stock photos and digital paper.
Staring at a blank page online is paralyzing. Give your team a creative place to start from and your team will be asking for more graphics tips!
Direct Sales Training & Mock Parties
Something that goes with the graphics idea above, is to provide stellar direct sales training for your team.
You can easily create small training documents for your growing direct sales team. Focus on what your team is struggling with and where they need support.
If the majority of your team is using Instagram to market your products, provide them with a series of Instagram tips.
If your team is focused on finding hostesses for online Facebook parties, create a mock party for them to attend and engage in to see how easy it is to do.
Whatever social media platform your team needs help with, use as inspiration for your next training series inside your direct sales team Facebook group.
Back Office How To Videos & Tutorials
Sometimes the ins and outs of your direct sales back office are hard to grasp. Make a quick list of the top 5 places YOU visit when you go to your back office.
Write down WHY you visit those spots in your back office.
Maybe you visit your back office to get up to date information on inventory. Or you may download a specific spreadsheet of your team.
Whatever the reason, make a note of where you go and why you go there. Create mini screenshot videos using a simple program like Screencast-O-Matic.
Once uploaded into your group, the information will always be there and it is easy to tag new group members on those threads when questions pop up!
Just like any other Facebook group, the key is to keep your community engaged and active. We are ALL busy with our businesses, our lives, and sometimes checking all of our Facebook groups drops down on the priority list.
Keep the mood light and bright in your direct sales team Facebook group and drop some fun engagement posts from time to time!
Use low-risk engagement posts like this one:
Need more inspiration? Check out this list of 101 Facebook group engagement post ideas.
Shout Outs & Special Guests
Another way to strengthen the community and vibe of your direct sales team Facebook group is by highlighting the achievements of your members.
It doesn’t have to be sales or recruiting related. If you see your team members creating their own graphics or rockin’ their first online launch party, give them a shout out!
Even better, invite one of your team members as a special guest speaker to share their own experiences and offer tips and tools that they find helpful in their business.
When you work together as a team and support one another, the entire team succeeds!
Having a strong direct sales Facebook group for your team is so beneficial to long-term direct sales success.
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