Ready, Set, Launch

Feb 19, 2017 | 30daytraining, UBAM | 112 comments

Okay — now that we have our goals for the first 30 days, let’s talk about how we’re going to reach them. First off: go grab your calendar or planner so we can map this out!

I highly recommend you truly LAUNCH your business. Let’s not be quiet about it or secretive about it. Let’s make a splash! And, no – this does not involve posting canned Facebook messages as your status update with 79 emojis; nor does it include obnoxious spamming by adding your poor friends to a VIP group without their permission. In fact, we’re going to do completely the opposite. Let’s launch gracefully. Let’s be classy about it. Trust me, your pals will appreciate you and your new business SO much more. And, you’ll begin building a customer base that that will soon become repeat customers!

Watch this short video to learn:

  • What to do and NOT to do when launching your biz
  • The art of personally inviting guests to a party
  • When to pencil in your launch party dates
  • Why hostess coaching will become your best friend

This training is jam-packed with the essentials you need to ensure your business thrives and is sustainable from the very start.

Becky’s Bonus Tip: Think outside the box when inviting guests to your party and reach outside your immediate circle of friends. Grandparents are some of my best customers!

Your To-Do List:

  • Watch this short, 5-minute welcome video to learn how to launch gracefully.
  • Leave a comment with the dates you’re set to launch your business.
  • Make a list of guests you’d like to invite.
  • Begin reaching out and inviting your guests.
  • Download the 30 Day Launch Workbook.

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112 Comments

  1. Ashley Ackers

    My launch date is March 13th!!

    Reply
    • Becky

      YAY! So awesome! Hope it goes great!

      Reply
  2. Trisha Doyle

    Ok so my Launch Party is set for Sunday evening at 9:00 pm EST. I am super nervous and excited all at the same time. I also have two Facebook parties scheduled for Oct. 4 and Oct. 7!!! Eek! Nervous about those as well.

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    • Becky

      Yay! You’ve got this!

      Reply
  3. Kim Gregory

    My flirt launch was set for the 5th, yep I bombed it !😢 I didn’t feel as if I could represent usborne and it’s amazing adventure through the books as I know I can….so, here I go !!! This Tuesday !!! I got this one and feel amazing and ready for even one guest with hopefully a party booked, lol !!! Seriously I am going to rock it !!!

    Reply
    • Becky

      It’s all about MINDSET – you can do this!

      Reply
  4. Stephanie

    I just scheduled my first two FB launch parties for July 8th and July 11th. The training material said it would be best to schedule two launch parties so my guests could have a second option if they can’t make it, but I LOVE your idea of having parties for specific groups of people. Thanks for your videos, you break down the training material well and make this feel so much more personal and possible:)

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    • Becky

      Great job, I’m sure they are going to be FANTASTIC!

      Reply
  5. Karla Woodson-Cardenas

    My launch party is June 26th. I’m trying to get all my training done beforehand so I can be ready for that day. I’m overwhelmed and nervous, but looking forward to see the outcome.

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    • Becky

      You are totally going to rock this!

      Reply
  6. Danielle Holt

    My Launch date is set for June 20th !! Super excited and nervous! I also have a facebook party scheduled for July 2nd!

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  7. Samantha

    I LOVE getting personalized snail mail! What are you opinions on developing a postcard online and mailing invites to friends/family each with a personal touch? Too much? Not necessary? I was thinking the postcard could have my business page/facebook page, etc. on it. Maybe a good piece to add to the fridge? hmmmm…..

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    • Becky

      Hi Samantha! That sounds like a great idea! Give it a try, and see what kind of results you get! I personally handwrite thank yous that I mail out.

      Reply
  8. Bailey Hallett

    My launch date is June 14th!

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  9. Jessica Kinne

    My party I was hosting turned into my launch party half way through so it was kind of a bust since I had no clue what I was supposed to be doing so needless to say I was really encouraged when you said to have a series of launch parties!

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  10. Michelle Arriaga

    We are looking at March 14, may need to think about pushing it back. Just want enough time to get everything set up right and not with half way effort. We will see, I’m really putting in some good effort this weekend to get my training done.

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    • Becky

      You’ve got this!

      Reply
  11. Nicole Burkhart

    My launch party is scheduled for March 22nd! Super excited and nervous!!!!

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    • Nicole Burkhart

      I absolutely LOVE the idea of doing a series of smaller group parties! As I am going through my contacts and FB friends I can see how I could group everyone. I also love the idea of inviting everyone on a personal level. I have been added to those VIP FB groups that you were talking about and I do get annoyed cause it’s products I have never bought and don’t have interest in. Thanks Becky for these wonderful videos and this awesome training website!!!

      Reply
  12. Kelly Fellhoelter

    My first launch party is March 15th I’m not sure yet on the second. I’m nervous/excited about it.

    Reply
    • Becky

      You’ve got this!

      Reply
  13. Kelly

    my first fb party will be on March 4th! I’m excited and hopefully everything will goes smoothly!

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    • Becky

      Hi Kelly, butterflies are to be expected but you’ve got this! Practice, prepare and just be yourself. You’ve got this!

      Reply
  14. Karissa Wesley

    Launch date set for March 1! Excited to talk books with my friends and family!

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    • Becky

      Woohoo!!!

      Reply
  15. Dashaina Gibbs

    My first launch party was 1 February and my 2nd launch party was 7 February. The first one did better in sales than the first, but between the two I was able to book 4 parties and sell almost $700. I did my first booked party on the 8th and while sales were low, I was able to book 3 more parties and one link. My 2nd hosted party is on Tuesday 13 February and I am really excited about it! Both of my hosts have been fantastic and I’ve had a lot of fun planning/inviting/coaching and making my OWN graphics for some of the posts!

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  16. brittany

    It was set for March 1st, I sent out personally messages to all my guests already and and got great responses, was enthusiastic about these books being wonderful Easter basket stuffers 🙂 Theres a chance we will move it up a week but still working with my sponsor to decide

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  17. Corie

    Launch party will be February 9 @ 8:30 EST!

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    • Becky

      Let us know how it goes!

      Reply
  18. Cindy

    Debating either 11 or 18 FEB (would like to have some books on hand from my kit first to be able to review/get authentically excited about!)

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  19. Grace Haag

    I already had a FB party scheduled for Monday (Feb 5th) so we are turning that into my Launch Party. Fingers crossed!

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    • Becky

      Woohoo!! How did it go?!?

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      • Grace Haag

        Pretty good. I have 2 bookings and am SUPER close to double earnings. We’re keeping my party open for a little longer to hopefully get another order to push me over the goal.

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  20. Laura Pascoe

    Thinking sometime in the beginning of February! Maybe the 8th???

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    • Becky

      That’s coming up! How is it going? Keep us posted!

      Reply
  21. Jen Wilkosz

    I’m buying my kit on Sunday so my plan is to have my facebook launch party on Sunday, January 28th. I also have a good lead on a home party as well for the “grandparent” group because the hostess is concerned about the technology aspect.

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    • Becky

      You’ll be great. Have fun with the home party! Make sure to connect with each customer, provide recommendations and ask each customer if they’d like to host for free and half off deals!

      Reply
  22. Lucia

    I had my Launch Party about 2 weeks ago, but I’m planning on having a few more. Should I reinvite those who rsvp’d but did not go?

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    • Becky

      Yes! That’s a great idea! You can just send a friendly message like — “I know how busy life gets so no worries you couldn’t make the book party! I’m hosting two more — one on Tuesday and another on Sunday… would one of those dates work better for ya? I don’t want you to miss out on all the fun!”

      Reply
  23. Laura L

    I just had a party a couple of weeks ago and have decided to join the Usborne team but I already invited everybody I could think of to that party. I want to start in February but I would feel odd inviting a) people who just bought books from my party a couple months before b) people who were interested but didn’t find anything to purchase or c) people who “ignored” my initial invite. What do you suggest?

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    • Becky

      Hi Laura, I highly encourage consultants to form a “VIP Group” on Facebook! (See: https://youtu.be/2xZNkh9R7Ag) It’s a great way to engage with and then encourage those same friends who came to your party to consider hosting parties of their own without being salesy or pushy!

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      • Laura L

        Very helpful video, thank you.

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        • Becky

          Of course!

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  24. Emily

    Hey Becky!

    I am so glad that I found your site! Super helpful! I just joined Usborne on my own and don’t have a team or leader :/ I am wondering where I can get graphics or see a script! Super excited but also nervous since I don’t have any guidance! PLEASE HELP 🙂

    I’m hoping to do my launch sometime next week!

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    • Becky

      Hi Emily! I’m so glad we connected. I’m happy to have “adopted” you! 😉 You did an amazing job in your launch! Let’s keep the momentum up through December! Glad you’re part of Team bookHAPPY!

      Reply
  25. Veronica Huerta

    I will be doing my FB party on the 28th of Nov and a home party on the 3rd of Dec. I am also considering doing a series of FB parties like you suggested.

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  26. Cassy

    Hey Becky! If we do a series of launch parties, should we still think of having about 25 guests at each party?

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    • Becky

      25 is a GREAT goal but a smaller group is fine! The key is having enough people who want to participate to create energy and fun interaction!

      Reply
  27. Melissa Rackliff

    I am going to do a FB launch on November 14 and an “in-home” launch on November 23 (I will have the members of my family who do not use FB take a peek at our catalogs and potentially order).

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  28. Malia

    think am going to aim for a series of parties for November instead of one Big One 🙂

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  29. Tess

    My first launch party is set for Sun Oct 22nd. So excited!

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    • Malia

      Hope your Launch party went well 🙂

      Reply
  30. Jennifer Borem

    My 1st Launch Party is going to be on FB this Thursday! I’m currently working on getting everything set up!

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    • Becky

      Woo-hoo!!! It’s going to be a blast!

      Reply
  31. Amy

    I just received my kit and have been chatting with my Team Leader! I’m looking into early September for my first launch ~ I really want to have a home party first and then offer the FB a few days later for additional RSVPs or those who couldn’t attend the Home party! Although I do not have a lot of space in my home, I have a lovely yard/patio which I plan to set up with books and snacks!

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  32. Erika Hall

    My launch party was last night. I have 23 days left in my 1st 30 days. I messaged 75 people. Invited 50 of them. I had 22 people rsvp. And I had around 12 people actively participate in the live party. I had planned on doing a 2nd launch next week, however, I got 4 maybe 5 bookings from my launch. I am now faced with getting them all in my schedule. Good problem to have but took me by surprise!

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    • Becky

      Thanks for sharing your numbers! I feel like that is pretty average attendance, but SUPER AWESOME results on the bookings post! Yay! So excited for you!

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      • Erika Hall

        I was kind of disappointed in the RSVP numbers. I remember feeling that disappointment when I hosted too. I thought sharing how many people don’t follow through may make someone else feel less defeated because I am seeing it is pretty normal.

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  33. Annie

    I just had my first winch party:). I’m planning another one in about a month!

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    • Becky

      Awesome! Yup, multiple launch parties is definitely a key to success!

      Reply
  34. Nancy Vollmer

    My Launch Party is July 9th!! Can’t wait to get it started! Thanks to Kate Bailey for all her help!!!

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    • Becky

      Awesome, Nancy! I hope it went great. Kate is the best! 🙂

      Reply
  35. Laura Pitney

    My launch party will be Tuesday, July 11! 🙂

    Reply
    • Becky

      woohoo! I hope it went great, Laura!

      Reply
  36. Kristina

    My launch party date is this Sunday, July 9th! My birthday!
    I am excited for this!

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    • Becky

      I hope it went great, Kristina!

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  37. Meagan

    I am tentatively setting my launch date for July 20th! Super excited!

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    • Becky

      And, you rocked it! 😉

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    • Becky

      woohooooo!

      Reply
  38. Andrea

    In order to try and make my first goal, I will set my party for July 6th at 8:30. I am still trying to figure out if I should do separate launches or one big Fundraiser. That will affect the number of people I reach out to.

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    • Becky

      Sounds like you’re off to a great start!

      Reply
  39. Heather Roethlisberger

    I would really like to get started and have a party this Sunday July 1st at 8:30 but wonder if I should hold off until I get my books?

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    • Becky

      Let’s do it!! 🙂 It’ll be a “soft launch”!

      Reply
  40. Aimee Santiago

    I have a tentative Launch date of July 2nd. I’m a little nervous, but mostly excited! My sponsor has been amazing, so I know she’ll be able to get me through. Thanks Kate Bailey! You rock! 🙂

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    • Becky

      Kate is the BEST! You’re in good hands! 🙂 I’m sure you will rock it!

      Reply
  41. Brooke Motsinger

    Just had my launch but booked 5 off it so my one all by myself is July 5th! EEEKKK!

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    • Becky

      wow!!! That’s amazing! Congrats! 🙂

      Reply
  42. Sylvie Cumberbatch

    June 22nd! 2 days to go! EEk!

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    • Becky

      It’s going to be great! So exciting!

      Reply
  43. Shannon Bell

    My Facebook launch party is May 25th at 8:00 PM!! Shannon Savage is hosting and helping me with my launch and I am suuuper excited! I’ve already reached out to all my guest 🙂 I have some replies and still waiting to hear on others!! My goal is to build a new library for my daughter and the children I babysit AND to get kids off of those devices and into books again! <3

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    • Becky

      That’s amazing, Shannon!! Best of luck with your launch party. I think it is going to be awesome! I can “hear” your enthusiasm! 😉

      Reply
  44. Susan

    I appreciate this video so much. My set of friends are the type who make fun of direct sales and want nothing to do with mass invites. So I need to be very careful when prepping for my launch party.

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    • Becky

      It’s amazing how it makes a WORLD of difference when you personally invite!

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  45. Penny Vitone

    FB Launch Party is scheduled for 4/27 @ 7:30. Working on my invite list now and planning to personally invite everyone listed. I also have several folks who may be interested in ordering via catalog. Gotta get to work!!!

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  46. Lisa

    Hi Becky! I’m “re-launching” on April 28th! It is NOT going to be your typical launch party as I’m trying something different by reaching outside my circle of friends and reaching INSIDE my husband’s circle of friends. 🙂 We are doing a Battle of the Host/Hostess Event for my re-launch. Hubby vs. Myself… to see who will be crowned the best host/hostess. My hubby can be pretty competitive when it comes to something like this, so I’m hoping that it will help me get some more bookings.

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    • Becky

      That’s great, Lisa! Re-launching is a good place to be! Love the battle with your hubby, hehe! Let us know how it goes!

      Reply
  47. Audette Teanio

    Right now, I have a home launch party on Easter Sunday, April 16. I am working on dates for my FB launch parties.

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    • Becky

      Yay, Audette!! That will be the best! We need to nail down your FB launch dates, too, girl! 😉 Get that baby to nap tomorrow so we can pick a date!

      Reply
  48. Kendra Greeney

    Set my launch party for March 30th!

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    • Becky

      Nice, Kendra!! One week away – yipeeee!! You’re going to have a ton of fun!

      Reply
  49. Kelsey

    My launch party is on March 26! ????????

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    • Becky

      Woohoooo!!! T-minus 4 Days! 🙂 You got this!

      Reply
  50. Jen Helm

    My Launch is tomorrow night, April 16th! I am excited and hope it goes well!

    Reply
    • Becky

      WOOHOO! Can’t wait to hear how it went! 🙂 I bet you did awesome!

      Reply

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