Facebook Live has opened up a whole new avenue for Online Parties for Direct Sellers. Facebook’s Live allows live-streaming video on Pages, Profiles, Groups, and even Events!
There are many benefits to both the Consultant and the Hostess for an event like this, and now Online Parties can be run even easier at any time, from anywhere, with just a few days notice.
Read below to learn how to utilize and maximize Online Parties with Facebook Live with your Home Party Plan Business!
Online parties are beneficial and convenient for both the Party Plan Consultant AND the Party Plan Hostess. For starters, a Hostess will not have to really “Host” anything – meaning no pressure to clean the house, get a babysitter, cook hors d’oeuvres, etc.
A Hostess can earn the same free rewards without having to do quite as much of the “work.” It is convenient for her guests as well who do not have to drive to the party – meaning she can invite even her
Likewise, the Party Plan Consultant can do the party from the comfort of her own home, opening up endless opportunities for long distance parties, multiple simultaneous parties, and more.
In fact, with an Online Party, you have the option to have a Hostess or not – you can “Hostess” your own party just as easily. Plus using a platform like Facebook Live gives you the opportunity to really connect with new potential customers, hostesses, and team members.
Decide if you want your Facebook Live Party to happen on your profile, page, in a group, or in an event. There are pros and cons to each option – mostly based on privacy.
For a public party (say, one where YOU are the “hostess”) you may want to have the party on your Facebook Page for more visibility.
For more control over who views your video, you can choose to have it on your Profile, where you can choose to have it public, just friends, or a specific group of friends.
For a more intimate group or for adult parties, consider using a private event or private group so that only the party goers (those who have joined the group or RSVP’d) will be able to view the live video.
If you choose to do your party on your Facebook Page, you will be able to edit the video, download, share, etc as well as view insights on the video’s performance.
Invite people just a few days before the party and send a reminder. Unlike the In-Home Party, an Online Party is much more easily forgotten as people do not really make specific plans to be there. Do not invite too soon!
The benefit to using a Facebook Event for your party is that people can RSVP and will then receive a notification when you go live. You can post updates and begin the “party” with teasers leading up till when you actually go live.
Invite EVERYONE from your Address Book. With an Online Party, there is no reason not to invite everyone you know – regardless of location, time zone, etc. Everyone can take advantage of an Online Party.
If this party is for a Hostess, ask her to invite all of her friends – and over invite just like you would an in-home party.
*If you decide to have your event in a Facebook Group – DO NOT ADD PEOPLE! One of the most obnoxious things about Facebook is the ability to add to a group without permission. Instead, INVITE people to join.
Use all of your Social Media outlets to advertise your event. And ask your Hostess to do the same. You can post on Facebook leading up to the event, tweet about the party, and if you have a blog you can even post there with a direct link for people to join in.
Set a convenient time to “Go Live.” Just like with an in-home party you want to choose a time to go live that works for both you and your hostess.
Even though the party will be able to extend both before and after your live session, you want as many people to be able to tune in as possible.
The Live Portion will be when you are there to demo products you have chosen to feature, talk about the Three Ways To Get Involved with your business, and answer questions in real time.
The video will stay viewable within the group/event so people can watch even if they are not there live.
The “LIVE” portion of your Facebook Live is like your presentation portion of an in-home party. Like with a live presentation you want to make sure that you stay aware of people’s time and keep them engaged.
You want to make sure you have this organized before the event so that it flows easily and keeps you more comfortable behind the camera. Facebook recommends you stay live for at least 10 minutes to get more viewers, and you can stay live for up to 90 minutes.
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Online Parties are a great way to add to your monthly volume, reach new Customers, and meet new potential Hostesses and Recruits, and with Facebook Live you can take your online parties to a whole new level!! Done well, you can make a significant impact on your Home Party Plan Business – without ever leaving home!
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