There is nothing that engages your team quite like giveaways. People like to win free stuff.
One of the goals of your business is to retain existing members. Building relationships is key. This can be challenging with a larger team, if your team is geographically spread out, or when face to face events are not encouraged.
When we first started making bracelets, we posted this picture on our team page.
People wanted to buy them. Lots of people. However, we were not in the bracelet making business, but the oil business. All the enthusiasm sparked an idea... 30 Days of Gratitude.
If you have a Young Living team page, you will want to read on. If you are part of a Young Living team page, you will want to send this to your leader. I am about to hand you a very cool way to get to know your team, and for your team to know each other. We have done this for three years and the fourth annual is right around the corner!
Each day we post a question prompting members to comment. At the beginning of the next day, we draw from the list of commenters for the daily bracelet giveaway! For as little as $2 per bracelet, this is a very affordable, valuable and fun giveaway! Click HERE to look at our bead kits. Your best value is the 100 Bracelet Kit! These bracelets ship most places in the US for right around $3 from PirateShip or Stamps.com. Both places you can print your labels at home and don't even have to get out of your pajamas to mail them!
So for a total of about $5 per day, or about $150 for the month, you can have a ton of fun with your team!
Here are some ideas for prompts.
Name one thing for which you are grateful.
What book has made the biggest impact on you?
What is the best advice anyone has ever given you?
What is your favorite holiday tradition?
What is your favorite YL product?
What YL product do you turn the car around for if you forget it?
What is your favorite Christmas movie?
If you could tell your 6 year old self something, what would it be?
What is one thing you wish you would have known when you started Young Living?
Where would you travel to if all your expenses were paid?
What is the nicest act of kindness someone did for you.
If you were stranded on an island, what one (only one) YL product would you bring?
Who is your hero and why?
What was the first YL product you fell in love with?
Who introduced you to YL and how did they do it?
What are the benefits of investing your time and money into 30 days of Gratitude?
You get to know your team.
They get to know you.
They get to connect with each other.
The more people engage with your posts, the more people see your posts.
You can educate each other on YL with the answers to some of your questions.
Here are a few pro tips we have learned along the way.
1. Schedule these out. Take one chunk of time and just get it done. You will be glad you did.
2. Get all your bracelets made and in the envelopes ready to mail. I use 6 by 10 inch bubble mailers and put them in 10 by 15 mm organza bags so they are pretty. Adding a little note card with a personal message is a nice touch, so if you choose to do this, don't seal them until you know to whom you are sending them.
3. If you don't want to make the bracelets, hire your teenager to do it, or someone else's teenager. We send a sample bracelet out with all our kits and my daughter makes them far faster and better than I ever could. Good eyes, nimble fingers.
4. Stay on top of drawing the winner each day and announce it either in a separate post or at the bottom of the post prompting the comments. It's more work to post the winner in a separate post, but you do gain more excitement.
5. When I draw the winner, I count the comments and then go to https://www.random.org/ or some such website to draw the winner. Or just ask your 6 year old to pick a number. Both work great!
6. Try to comment on as many of your members comments as you can. This makes people feel special and encourages others to comment as well. The more engagement, the more people see your posts. If you don't know what I am talking about, google "Facebook algorithm."
7. Don't post anything controversial. Just don't. Your members get that everywhere else. Don't bring it into your group and for sure not your 30 days of gratitude posts.
8. Put a photo with your prompts. If you want to create some cool stuff, go to Canva.com or some such place. People are way more apt to stop for a picture. The lovely Paula Peterson has agreed to share her prompt graphics from last year with us all, so I will post them in the bottom of this page. They have no logo, so use them as they are if you wish! It is always nice if you write your own text above them, perhaps answering the question that you are posing. Remember, the idea is for your team to get to know you too!
If you don't want to do 30 days, do 10, or 7, or whatever you choose. This is your party! There is no magic with 30, other than November is typically associated with Thanksgiving and it made sense to us to do it for that month. You could also do this at Christmas, Valentines day or anytime just for fun!
You could also give away whatever you want for prizes, but hey - we're selling bracelet kits here and happen to believe we have the best product at the best price that can help you affordably fund prizes for your 30 days of Gratitude!
Want to check out our kits? Go HERE.
Never made a bracelet? Better go HERE.
Want to know what to do with the rest of the 100 bracelets once you make your 30 prizes? Go HERE.
Don't really want to make bracelets? We have great deals on car diffusers and diffuser necklaces that would work great for prizes and gifts HERE. But only a few and once they are gone they won't be back.
Below are the prompt graphics I promised you. Paula created these on Canva.com. Use the below or create your own. EDIT: turns out although they look pretty, you cannot download them from below. If you want them, head over to our brand new Oils and Beads Facebook Group and download them from there!
Now go have some fun and get to know your team. You will be happy you did.
And by the way... We are grateful for YOU!