There has been a lot of talk about Online Parties and how to have Successful Online Parties with the release of Facebook Live which is now available on Facebook Pages, Groups, and even Events!
You can also now Live Stream on Instagram and of course YouTube – you can even have two streams at once! There are many benefits to both the Consultant and the Hostess for an event like this, and Online Parties can be run at any time, from anywhere, with just a few days notice.
Read below to learn how to utilize and maximize Online Parties with your Home Party Plan Business!
Why have an Online Party?
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.”
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.
Running The Party
With Online Parties you have a little bit of flexibility for how you actually run the party. With Facebook, you can create a Facebook Event which lets the party stay “open” for several days.
People can visit the event page at any time to see your posts, links, and testimonials as well as to watch your Facebook Live in action or after it is over.
You can create the event and send out invitations asking your guests to RSVP. Make sure to set up all of the details of the event (including the description, images, etc) BEFORE sending out the invitations – that way you do not annoy the guests with notifications right off the bat.
As they RSVP you will get notifications and can engage before the Facebook Live portion begins.
On Instagram, you can “Go Live” by yourself or with a guest for a super fun,
If you are on a Business Account with more than 10,000 Followers, you can insert links into your Story for an easy “swipe up to order.”
Games are fun at any party – even an Online Party! Play two or three parties during your event to increase participation. Offer “real” gifts such as add-on products, travel size products, etc.
Games should involve looking at your website or shopping cart, in order to encourage guests to look at as many products as possible. Games such as a “Word Scramble” (where you scramble the name of a product and give a gift to the person who can unscramble it first) or an “Online Scavenger Hunt” (give a list of 5-10 products and the first guest who can give you the
There are many variations of “Duck, Duck Goose” which are tons of fun too!
A few more quick tips
Online Parties are a great way to add to your monthly volume, reach new Customers, and meet new potential Hostesses and Recruits. Done well, you can make a significant impact on your Home Party Plan Business – without ever leaving home!
Check out more tips for using Facebook Live for Your Online Parties!
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