I’m about to tell you a secret. It will make your life easier, more fun, and less stressful. When it comes to selling products – You don’t need to have the time or money for an in-person event! You don’t need to be an expert marketer, and you don’t need to be a social media genius to make money. The fastest way to boost sales is to host a virtual online party!
If you have a business, then you probably know that virtual online parties are all the rage! They’re a great way to get your name out there and connect with potential customers. It’s also an easy way to network with other entrepreneurs who may want to collaborate in the future.
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What is an online party?
In a nutshell, it’s a party you are hosting online. Instead of getting many people together at a party place or restaurant, you are getting them together online. To be successful, try to think about what you would do at an in-person event and then replicate it online as much as you can.
The online party is an excellent opportunity for small businesses to socialize and share their products. It’s a chance to network with other entrepreneurs, find new audiences, or have fun when you might not otherwise!
No one likes a dull party – Even if it’s only virtually, make sure you plan a script that is engaging, personal, and showcases your best products.
Who can host a virtual party?
Having an enthusiastic and interested host in the products helps to ensure engagement and can mean the difference between a party failure and a party success. A host is typically someone who will get free items for inviting their friends to the party based on what they purchase.
Some companies have hostess programs built-in, but any business can replicate a hostess reward program. Having a host gives you access to new groups of people who want to support the host.
Show the party attendees the value of your products through engagement and fun posts. You can ask questions about products, showcase a product via picture or video, or plan a game focused on an item.
Putting the focus on fun and letting the products take a step back will actually encourage more sales. No one wants to attend a party where they are chased down to purchase.
Where is the best place to have a virtual party?
Hosting an online party can be easy and fun. However, sometimes it’s hard to know where to have your virtual party. There are lots of options that can make it feel very daunting.
Once the decision to host has been made, you have to decide where Facebook, Instagram, or some other tool? I recommend using Facebook in an event or group for maximum engagement, consistency and use some “fun” scripts. Plus, most people have a Facebook account, so it’s easy to have them meet you there.
You’ll need the perfect (virtual) location for the people attending, food, and drinks for all of your guests. Don’t forget the decorations that match your theme or colors! After all, this sets the tone of any good party.
When is the best time to host?
Is it the best time of year to host a virtual party?
I think that any time of the year is a good time! The truth is, when you’re hosting a virtual event there really isn’t an off-season. You can do them at any point in the year and still get great results.
Of course, some times are going to be busier than others.
- Christmas season – people are thinking about shopping for gifts as well as wanting to give gifts so this might be a popular time for your events
- Valentine’s Day – Valentine’s Day has always been one of my favorite holidays because it’s centered around love and giving which means more people will
That does not mean these are bad times to host an online party. It actually may give you a good theme opportunity or a way to showcase the value of your items for presents or loved ones. Think of ways you can capitalize on the holidays, seasons, or other fun type themes to ramp up the fun factor.
As for the time of day, it really depends on your audience. If you are hosting a party for moms of small children, an afternoon time during naps may work out best. If you are hosting for people who work, picking a time they would be home and finished with dinner would be best.
What are popular party themes?
If you are having difficulty coming up with a fun party theme, then you may use one of these.
- Movie Theme – You could even do a specific series like Jaws or Star Wars
- 80’s Party
- Nifty Fifties
- Hawaiian / Tropical Party
- Super Heros
- Car or Truck themed
- Glow in the dark or Neon
- Beach / Ocean
- Color theme – Pink, Blue, Red, Yellow, etc
- Food Festival – all about the food trucks!
How do I create an online party script?
I love to create customized party scripts. If this is something you would like done for you and your party theme, contact me, and we can discuss pricing. If you want to create your own online party script, then stay tuned for an exciting new offer coming soon.
Online Party Wrap Up
The best way to have a successful online party is by making it fun and engaging. You can do that by hosting a themed party with a host using my Customized Online Party Scripts.
With this course, you can create a virtual party and make it as interactive as possible for all attendees! You’ll learn how to create a script that will ensure success without spending hours researching or losing sleep over-preparing everything from scratch. This course includes templates making it easy and fast to use!