How to Do a Facebook Party

Is life a little too busy for you to get out of the house for a home party?  Or maybe you just want to be able to expand your business and customer base?  Let’s get this Facebook Party Started!!

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Facebook parties are a great way to party from the comfort of your own home.  Guests love being able to come and go as they need to and not have to worry about dressing up or finding a babysitter.  Hosts love that they don’t really even need to clean their house or make refreshments!  And best of all, I love that I get to meet new people and have a lot of fun without having to leave the house!

While there are a LOT of different ways to do an online party (Back office party, Posting pics from the Back Office on your Facebook event, and posting pictures from your personal inventory are the 3 most common) today, I will be sharing how to do a Facebook party with products and pictures from your personal inventory.

Create the Event

First thing, you need to create the event.  I always do this through my business fanpage on Facebook.  I also always make the party PUBLIC.  I add the date, time and a description so that the guests know exactly what will be going on.  My descriptions usually look something like this:

Are you ready to Par-Tay?!? Come join the fun as we play games, enjoy friends and feature amazing $5 jewelry. :).
Come play LIVE for chances to win free jewelry and the best selection of jewelry!
There is only 1 of each item and to buy, just comment “SOLD” under the picture of the item you want. Remember, a “like” doesn’t buy it!
Shipping is $3.50 for the first item and 25 cents for each additional item.
The party will be open for 24 hours. The first 90 minutes will be “live” where we will be playing games and having fun!! After the party closes, I will send you the pictures of your items (through FB message) and your invoice to your email. Please pay invoices ASAP.
OH! Just FYI- Everything is 100% nickel and lead free and ALL items are ONLY $5!! 🙂

It is short and simple but covers all the details that they need to know.  Be sure to adjust the shipping costs to what you want to use and also the time frame of the party.  I do all my parties for about 24 hours because for about a year I left them open for 2-3 days and I never had a sale past the 24 hour window.  Plus, since parties are only 24 hours, I can book several back to back in the same week.

Next, I will add a cute Event Image. This help the event look a little more professional than leaving one out, plus it is prime real estate for talking about hosting a party, joining your team, or our amazing $5 Jewelry.

Finally, I will invite the hostess to the event and then add the hostess as a co-host to the event.  Facebook will only allow you to add her as a co-host to the event if you are friends, so I always friend request my hostesses.

Invite guests

The next step is to have your hostess invite her guests to the event.  She can use the Facebook invite feature to do this, but I have found that having the hostess personal message her guests and also posting on her personal timeline to remind her guests in the days leading up to the party will help get more people to the party.

Pre-Party Posting

After the guests are invited to the party, its important to remind them and get them excited to come to the party.  The best way to do this is to post in the event.  I post anything from funny graphics, games, inspiration, memes, images inviting them to join the team and also images for hosting their own party.  I like to post 1-2 times a day until 2 days before the party.  I will post 2-4 times the day before the party and then 3 times on the day of the party with trying to spread them out throughout the day.  Then I will post 1 hour before the party starts, 30 minutes before, 15 minutes before and then as the party is starting.

Party Time

When the party starts, you want to have a good mix of games, information and products.  If people are there having fun, they are more likely to shop and they are also more likely to want to host their own parties.  I like to post a game right at the start of the party and then more games about every 10-15 minutes for the 90 minutes that I have the party live.  I will also post 2 images about hosting their own party and 2 about joining the Paparazzi team during the party.  I like to spread them out through the entire party.

The actual images of the jewelry, I will try to post about 1 per minute.  Sometimes a little faster, sometimes a little slower depending on Facebook.  The trick to posting in Facebook parties without getting put into Facebook Jail is to be sure to type unique descriptions with each picture or group or pictures that you post.  Posting something like “$5” in every description will get you flagged super quick.  You can post the names of each piece of jewelry or a general description of the group of pictures that you are posting, just keep it unique.

Finally, at the end of the live portion of the party, I will thank the guests who come live, and remind them that they can shop for 24 hours.  I will also post a image with “checkout” instructions so they know what to do when they are done shopping and how they will get their invoice.

After the Party

The morning after the party, I will do the party drawing.  I give each guest a drawing for being at the party live, another for participation in each game they played, 3 drawing entries if they booked a party and 10 drawing entries if they joined our Paparazzi team.   I will put all those entries into a hat and draw a winner out.  I will post the name of the winner and tag them in that post.  When the party total is over about $50 I give them a free adult piece of jewelry of their choice and if the party was under $50 I will include a piece or 2 of Starlet Shimmer.

Finally, I like to send each guest a Facebook message with pictures of the items they got.  Sometimes I can up sell a matching bracelet or pair of earrings by mentioning that I have something that will match what they already have, so I like using this method.  I also feel like this helps establish more of a personal relationship with the guests too.

Finally, I will email them a Paypal invoice.  They are able to pay that with a Paypal account or credit card of their choice.  Once the order is paid in full, I will ship items out.  If guests are local to me, they can also come pick up their order at my house.

Thanking the hostess

After the party, I like to also message my hostess and thank her again for an awesome party.  If she has already done her shopping, I will let her know how many free items she got and we will settle up, if she hasn’t already shopped, I have her go grab the items she wants.  I also like to include a thank you card with her order just as an added special touch.

Resources:

Facebook Party Image library

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Book an online party either for yourself or with a hostess.  Follow the steps above to help make make your party awesome and super fun!  Comment below and let us know how it goes!


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Special Episode: How to Save Up for your Paparazzi Jewelry Starter Kit

Are you thinking about joining Paparazzi Accessories?  Are you a little short on cash?  Let’s talk about some great, easy ways to save up money for you Paparazzi Jewelry Starter Kit.

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Here are quite a few ideas on how you can save up money for your Paparazzi Starter Kit!  Some of these ideas are easy and some require a little more thought or work.  Remember that however you choose to save for your kit, you need to actually SET ASIDE the money.  If you leave it in your bank account or keep it in your wallet, it will most likely get spent!  Whether you use a separate savings account, an old soup can or an envelope, be sure that your kit money is totally separate from the rest of your money.  (This will be GREAT practice for keeping your business money and personal money separate which is necessary for tax purposes J) We are excited to have you as part of our Paparazzi Jewelry and Accessories team!!

Yard sale – Find items around the house that you aren’t using anymore and sell them for CASH!  All proceeds go towards your kit!  You can also try virtual yard sales on Facebook, Craigslist or even Ebay.  Your local newspaper may even have a free online classifieds section.

Bake Sale– Do this in conjunction with your yard sale or separately!  Never underestimate the power of delicious cookies

Cookie dough sales – create an order form with different kinds of cookies.  Some popular ones in our area are pumpkin chocolate chip, white chocolate macadamia nut, triple chocolate chip, sugar, chocolate chip, peanut butter and oatmeal raisin.  Collect orders from friends and family.  Make large batches of each kind of dough ordered and package them in disposable Tupperware containers with baking instructions written on the lid. We paid $8 for about 2 cups of batter that made 2 dozen cookies and our little neighbor who had this fundraiser had about 90% profit!

Early Gift– Christmas, Birthday, Anniversary – Talk to your loved one about the upcoming gift opportunity and let them know that you would like your Paparazzi Starter Kit for your gift (or early gift).  Your starter kit will be the gift that keeps giving ALL YEAR LONG!

Babysitting/Date Night– choose a Friday or Saturday night and offer to babysit from like 5-10.  Have a movie and some pizza for the kiddos and charge $15 for the night (discounts for families with more than one kid). Advertise to neighbors and friends and after just a few times, you will have enough for your kit!!

After School Care – Watch neighbor kids after school and help with homework.  Charge a weekly rate.

Cash for Gold– A friend found some old jewelry she just had lying around, took it in to a Cash for Gold place and got enough for her starter kit, plus a little extra!

Maid service– Offer friends, family and neighbors your cleaning skills!  Go clean one time a week and charge a monthly rate.

Lessons – Do you have a skill your great at?  Piano, violin, singing, sewing, knitting, math, English, sports, etc.?  Offer tutoring!  Charge per lesson or per month!

Loan – Get a short term loan from a family member or bank.  With the money you earn from Paparazzi, you’ll be able to pay them back in no time!

Mow lawns/Shovel snow – Ask you friends and the would like to have your (or your child) shovel their walks or mow their lawns.  If you have a child help, be sure to pay them for their work J

Cotton Candy/Popcorn/Snow Cones – Talk to a coach or local concession stands about supplying their cotton candy for a sporting event.  Or at Birthday parties, carnivals, fairs, bazaars etc.  Rent equipment and sell items.

Pet Sitting – Watch pets for friends, family and neighbors when they are on vacation.

Save a little at a time! – while this one sounds easy enough, how often do we ACTUALLY do it.  Put all your change in a jar along with $2 or $3 a week.  Combine this method with some of the others on the list to have your kit in no time!

Eat at home –   Choose one night when you usually go out to eat (or get fast food), and eat at home instead.  Remember to take the $ you usually would have spent and set it aside for your kit!

Host a Paparazzi Party – Talk to your consultant about earning cash for your kit instead of hostess credit.  (also a GREAT way to get bookings and potential recruits!)

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Call Challenge:

Choose 2 items from the list we talked about today in the call or come up with a few of your own.  Do 2 of those within 1 week and comment below to let us know how they worked out!  Remember, the money earned goes towards your kit!


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