Constant Contact

Hi! Thanks for stopping by the 30 Days of Faves Blog Party hosted here at The Party Plan Coach!  Each day Divas from around the World will be highlighting their favorite products from their Home Party Plan line.  I will be highlighting my favorite business tips, tools, and inspiration for you to help build your Home Party Plan business.  Be sure to check back every day in June to see what’s new!

 

Today I want to tell you about my favorite Email Marketing Tool – Constant Contact.  Constant Contact launched in 1998 and is the favorite of nearly half a million small businesses for Email Marketing, Online Survey, and Event Marketing software.   Because their focus is to help small businesses, their prices are economical and competitive – in fact, I am surprised they do not charge more for the awesome service they provide. With one monthly fee, you can send unlimited emails to your mailing list each month, keeping your name and contact information in front of your customers often.  Oh, and did I mention it all fully integrates with all of your Social Media outlets?

The back end of Constant Contact software is very user friendly, and once you “get the hang of it” you can literally produce full color, professional HTML emails in seconds.   You can include your own images, links, videos, and more! You can even send out surveys to your email list to get valuable feedback from your customers on their wants and needs, to help you run your business more successfully.  They even have an app to send and manage emails directly from your smartphone!

Constant Contact also provides “opt-in” forms like the one you see in the right hand side of this website – allowing your customers to sign up easily to receive your emails.  They also offer an “auto responder” that will send every new signup a welcome email that you can include a download for a free report, coupon, etc.  Constant Contact gives you complete freedom to take care of your customers they way you want to!

Every email you receive through Party Plan Divas – including our Quick Tips Daily, eNewsletter, Specials, Announcements, invitation to the Diva Leadership Academy, invitation to Diva Success Seminar – they were ALL created with Constant Contact(by the way – if you havent received these emails – be sure to sign up over in the right hand sidebar to be added to our email list! :) You will also receive my report- 10 Traits of a Party Plan Leader when you sign up! )

Constant Contact is a remarkable tool for keeping in touch with your customers on a professional, consistent basis, without the need for expensive software or designing.  I absolutely love it, and will continue to use it for many years to come!

 

Card Caddie

Hi! Thanks for stopping by the 30 Days of Faves Blog Party hosted here at The Party Plan Coach! Each day Divas from around the World will be highlighting their favorite products from their Home Party Plan line. I will be highlighting my favorite business tips, tools, and inspiration for you to help build your Home Party Plan business. Be sure to check back every day in June to see what’s new!

Nearly a year ago now I introduced you to this “fave” – the Card Caddie.  This genius little tool – at only $9.95 for the 30 Days of Faves Blog Party!!!! – is one of the best  investments a Party Plan Diva can make!  Check out my review of the awesome Card Caddie:

I am a big supporter of turning your vehicle into a rolling billboard for your business whether with car magnets, vinyl lettering or a car wrap. However, there is a vital piece of marketing that is missing- a business card! Or, more specifically, something that a prospect interested in your business can take with them to call you to inquire. We spend hundreds of thousands of dollars each year putting advertising on our vehicles, simply to be seen and only occasionally called upon. By adding a Card Caddie to your vehicle, a prospect can see your car parked, and easily walk over to take a business card to put in their wallet – increasing the likeliness of you getting a phone call drastically.

The Card Caddie is absolutely the best Marketing tool under $10! By adding a Card Caddie to your vehicle you can advertise your business wherever you are! Whether you are grocery shopping, going to a movie, or even going to a concert – your car is advertising for you, and even handing out your business cards!

The Card Caddie keeps your Business Cards clean and protected from sun and rain, giving you a terrific first impression – even when you aren’t around! You simply place your business card in the front display window, fill the inside with as many cards as it can hold, attach the Card Caddie to your vehicle, and voila! You are ready to start advertising anywhere you go!

Each Card Caddie comes with a Window Hanger to make it easy to remove or move from vehicle to vehicle if you have more than one family car. Or, you can attach the Card Caddie directly to your window with the industrial strength tape strip. Either way, your Card Caddie will be working – even when you are not.

 

Introducing The 30 Days of Faves Blog Party

 

The 30 Days of Faves Blog Party is a way for Home Party Plan Consultants to showcase their favorite products and learn new ideas and techniques for Product Demos, Party Presentations, and Sales!  Each day all of our Divas will post a Blog, Facebook, or YouTube of one of their favorite products from their own Home Party Plan Company.

Why A Blog Party?

In the “Blogosphere” of Mommy Blogging, Blog Parties are very common – but not so much in the Party Plan and Direct Sales market.  That is – until NOW! A Blog Party is a great way for you to make connections, build your brand, and meet new people – all from the comfort of your own computer.   The main focus of any Blog Party is simple – to form relationships.   In our industry, relationships are critical to the survival of our businesses – both for customers but also for SUPPORT!

Check out this video for a “demo” Demo! :)

How to party with us:

  • Read and comment on THIS post to be entered in the drawing for PRIZES. Prizes will be awarded AFTER the Blog Party closes.
  • If you have a blog, write a party post NOW introducing the 30 Days of Faves on your site and invite your readers to check it out too!  Include a Blog Button from the sidebar on the right.
  • Add your blog url, your facebook link, your YouTube link and/or your Twitter link  to the appropriate Mr. Linky below.  (will be live on June 1, 2011)
  • Visit tons of blogs, facebook pages, YouTubes and follow new twitter friends from the Mr. Linkies.  Say hello, introduce yourself, and tell your Sister Diva you are visiting from the 30 Days of Faves Blog Party. Start building friendships right away!

Get Started Now:

Invite your friends!  Put our Invitation Button on your sidebar and write a post inviting all your friends. Use the button codes in the sidebar to the right.

On June 1st, begin posting a daily “fave” highlighting one of your favorite products from your own home party plan company. You can include images, video, benefits, features, testimonials, and even a link to “buy now.”  Each day you will post another new product that is a “fave” and so on – for an ENTIRE MONTH!

Please be considerate of another and keep ALL of your party posts rated “G”. We recognize that “family friendly” is a subjective term, so we just ask you to use your best judgment. If, however, you see a post or site that contains nudity or vulgar language or images, please let us know.

During the month of June, keep the excitement going by Tweeting and Facebooking about the 30 Days of Faves Blog Party as well as your individual posts.  Use the hashag #30DaysOfFaves

Sign the Mr. Linky here at The Party Plan Coach

When your post is published, add the permalink of your party post to the Mr. Linky here at The Party Plan Coach in our 30 Days of Faves Blog Party Post.   The Blog Party will run for one month, from Wednesday,June 1, 2011 to Thursday June 30, 2011. Participating Divas will come back daily to add their new post url to the Mr Linky on this page.

Get out and PARTY! When the party starts on June 1st, search the Mr. Linky and check out fellow Divas posts to learn more about them and their products.  Be sure to leave a comment on each one, and let them know you came from the Party Plan Divas 30 Days of Faves Blog Party!  When you come back to add your link the next day, check out more Divas and comment on their posts, and so on.  :)

RULES:

1.  YOUR OPPORTUNITY CAN NOT BE ONE OF YOUR FAVES.   We have a STRICT no cross recruiting policy here at Party Plan Divas as we all believe it is incredibly tacky to try and recruit another Party Plan Consultant into your business when she is already with a company.  So, just so there is no confusion or issue, please keep this meme strictly to tangible (or digital, you know what I mean) products.

2. Please keep EVERYTHING Rated “G” This meme will be going out among the masses, and we want to make sure that we do not offend ANYONE in ANY WAY.  So please make sure that your post/product/video/demo is appropriate – even for children to watch.

3.  Please commit to the entire month.  I KNOW 30 days is a long time, and I have even struggled with getting 30 days worth of posts up (just ask Jan lol) but please – for me, for you, for your online presence, do not start if you cant finish.  The beauty of putting this on your blog of course is the ability to schedule posts – I suggest you do a few at a time, and schedule them out ahead of time.

That’s it!  let’s get ready to PARTY!

Put Your Intro Posts Here: