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My Favorite tip for a successful Facebook Essential Oil Party
Today's post is a guest spot from Hope at Lifestyle with Hope – she's sharing her favorite tip for making your online Facebook essential oil party or class a success!
Sometimes you just can’t get everyone into one place for a live party. So, a virtual party is your next best bet. One of the hardest products to do a good virtual party is one where you need your guests to either taste or smell the quality. This is a huge challenge for many in the essential oil industry. But I am here to tell you that there is a way around it.
Have a plan
First, you need to make sure that you have a great structure for your online party. About a year ago, I purchased the Lifestyle with Hope . Trust me, this is one of the best investments I have made with my business.
When I started direct sales, I was selling jewelry, and the system was great. Then, due to a merger, I now have a large product line that I can represent. The best part is that one small investment works for almost ANY product that you need to sell. And as I am moving into online webinars, I am still using the exact same format.
Essential Oil Party
So, back to my trick for the oil parties. The key thing is to make sure that your hostess realizes that she still needs to work for the rewards. She is going to need to personally invite and talk up the reason for the party.
I ask her to pick 1 of the guests who have confirmed that she KNOWS will come, and is willing to do a little Facebook Live for me to volunteer. I send that guests 2 samples marked A & B. I have instructions in the envelope to NOT open the vials until the night of the party. At the same time, I mail a sealed envelope to the hostess with STRICT instructions not to open her envelope until the night of the party.
Once the party starts, one of the first parts of it is to have the volunteer guest go live on Facebook. I have the guest open vial A and describe the smell. Then I have her open vial B. At that point, I ask her what smells more natural. Now, I have lost count of how many parties I have done this at and in all the times, only once has the guest picked the product that wasn’t mine. See, I place a “drug store” quality oil in one vial, and one of the products that I represent in the other. Then the hostess’s envelope has the blind results. This helps the other guests appreciate the quality of the product without actually smelling them.
I then run through the rest of the party and do my follow up. I have found that these parties last about 1 hour, and we cover the basics in essential oils, about 4-5 oils, and some applications. This time is not meant to give the customers everything, but enough to get started.
And that is exactly what you should be doing! Getting started, and I would love to help you do that – if you have any more questions or would like to reach out to me, you can reach me at: