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Using text alerts to get new leads for home parties

How to use text alerts to get leads for parties

Home parties are an important part of your Paparazzi business.

They are a great revenue generator, a way to have fun, and also a great way to get potential recruits to join your team.

One great feature of Mobile Text Alerts is that it allows you to set up a “keyword” that you can have people text-in to, to be signed up for your Mobile Text Alerts system, and also to receive more information from you.

We have seen many consultants have a lot of success using these “keywords” as a tool to book more home parties.

Here’s how it works:

Step 1) Log into your Mobile Text Alerts Account

Step 2) Create a “group” that these new home party leads will go into

If you are going to start getting leads for home parties, you want to make sure you keep track of them!

So Step 2 is to create a Mobile Text Alerts “group”, so that all these leads can be in one place.

For this demonstration, I am calling the group “potential parties.”

Just go to the “Manage Groups” page, and Click “Add a Group.”

Step 3) Set up a “keyword” that people can text into

Now that you have a group to put your new leads in, we need to set up a “keyword” so that people are able to join your new group.

A “keyword” is just a single word that people can send in as a text message that signs them up under your account.

With a Standard Mobile Text Alerts account, you get 2 free keywords (see Mobile Text Alerts pricing plans), so setting up this keyword won’t cost you anything extra.

Go to the “Purchase a Keyword” page, and create a new keyword (For the example I used “blingparty”).

On this page you can also select what number you would like this keyword to live on. This will be the number that people send their texts in to join.

Once you have it all set up, click “Purchase Keyword” and it will be set up.

Now your keyword is set up!

Before we have people start texting in, there are a couple of things we want to customize on our keyword.

Step 4) Connect your keyword to your group, and set a Welcome Message

Go over to the “Manage Keywords” page, and set your keyword to put new subscribers in the “potential parties” group.

Also set the “Welcome Message” for your keyword. This will be the auto-response that your subscribers receive when they send in this keyword.

Finally click “save” to save the changes you made to your keyword.

Now your system is completely set up!

What that means, is that whenever anyone texts “blingparty” to 74121, they will be added to your “potential parties” group and will receive your auto-response that you set up.

Step 5) Advertise your new keyword!

Now that your keyword is ready to use, you want to let people know about it!

You can let everyone know: “Text ‘blingparty’ to 74121 for more information on setting up a house party with me”

You can email it out, post it in your Facebook group, and even put it on your business cards!

When anyone follows the instructions and texts in, they will receive your auto-response, and be added to your “potential parties” group.

Here’s how it looks on their end

Now you can just sit back and wait!

Every few days, you will want to check the “Potential Parties” group, and see who has joined, and get in touch with them.

I hope this has been a helpful tutorial for showing you how to get new leads for home parties using text alerts.

Please comment below and let us know your creative ways that you use to schedule new house parties.

James Pelton

As a self-taught entrepreneur, James founded Mobile Text Alerts in 2011 and has doubled its annual reoccurring revenue every year. Mobile Text Alerts provides text alert systems for thousands of direct sales businesses. With a thorough knowledge of what it takes for businesses to grow, James is eager to help jewelry consultants take their business to the next level.
While he is not running his businesses, James is an active Bible teacher, husband, and father of 3 children. He and his wife Alyssa live in Lincoln, NE.