Facebook Insider Tips for Home Party Consultants

If you are a home party plan consultant, you may want to brush up on what you’re projecting to the world. Perception is truly reality in our ever expanding on line world, and you want to make sure that what you’re projecting is helping, not hindering!

5 Insider Tips for Facebook You Can Not Afford to Ignore:

1. Don’t share posts/tweets that are whiny, make you seem bored or a frivolous. After a couple times, you will be associated as a whiny, bored and frivolous person. No one wants to do business with this type of person. Period.

2.  Did I see F**K in there? WTF?  
I wince every time I see this work typed publicly on Facebook, and I can assure you so do others. Your friends won’t tell you, and others after a while will just ‘hide’ your posts from their feed. Great way to become invisible!

3. Don’t over post ‘commercials’ (like requests to book a party, business opportunity, buy this or that, etc.) Too many of these and people just hide your feed because you come off as a hard seller just trying to shove something down their throat. Never post several commercials in a row,

Repeated business postings/links about your business on your profile page can get your profile taken down.  According to Facebook policies, your personal page should not be one to conduct business. 

Tip: limit your commercial posts to no more than one a day,  Mix your commercial post well in between personal and informational posts, comments, links, etc.

And yes, absolutely add customers, hostesses, and prospects to your personal friends list. It’s a great way to retain and build your relationship with them! Just keep the posts on your profile one that showcase you as a professional, fun, upbeat, etc.

IMPORTANT: always send a message with a new friend request, always!
Relate/refer back to a conversation or shared experience, but always important to connect along with the request. Make sure it’s not a commercial message!

4. Engage your audience! How?
-Ask thought provoking questions.
-Give away tokens to the first few posters, or the poster of the day for the question of the day. Make it fun! And remember: when you give away tokens, you are getting or keeping a customer! You get to send them a catalog plus a personal note, personal promotion, etc and directly to their mail box! It’s one of the best ways to get a lead, develop a personal relationship and will probably result in a party or recruit.
-Take a poll.
– Do make frequent comments to other people’s posts. Show interest in others by asking questions, or offering encouragement and/or congratulations. This is a biggie! The way to get interest in yourself and your business is to take interest in others first!

5. Create a Fan Page for Your Business. 
Critical: always add daily good content to your Fan page EVERY DAY, with  links, advice, educational tips, educational links, etc. As you are building your friend list on your personal profile page with customers, hostesses, prospects, etc, you then BUILD UP your Fan page by suggesting it your friends!

Rina Valan