Make Recruiting Gift Bags

Marketing your business opportunity at a direct sales home party is really just creating desire. 

When you create desire for your business using recruiting gift bags people will be asking you if they can have more information.

Isn’t that what we all want?

One approach is to soft sell your business opportunity at your parties is to use the opportunity gift bag approach.

Direct Selling Recruiting Gift Bags

Recruiting Gift Bags

You can put together your opportunity gift bag and use it at your home shows to sell your business opportunity.

When you prominently display your bags on the table it will be a reminder for you and a source of curiosity for your guests.

The recruiting gift bag will create a fun way to market your opportunity without being pushy.

What’s In A Recruiting Gift Bag?

Your gift bag is really just well-packaged opportunity information.

Below is a sample list of what you need to create your opportunity bags. Your actual contents will vary based on your company’s product and recruiting materials.

You can use any recruiting & marketing tools your company offers in the bag.

How To Make Recruiting Packets

You can put anything in your recruiting packet that you want.

This is a good starter list for the average direct sales consultant:Opportunity Gift Bags

  • Clear bag
  • Tinsel or frilly shredded paper
  • Bright-colored card that lists “Whats In The Kit”
  • Copy of your commission check
  • Opportunity brochure
  • Opportunity CD or DVD
  • Gift: small under $1.00 item, preferably costing only pennies.
  • Decorative sticker or label with a message to hold it shut
  • Payday candy bar

Now that you have your opportunity gift bags prepared, use them at your home party to market your direct sales opportunity. 

Think big!

Bring at least 3 to each show. 

Position one in a prominent location to develop curiosity.  This will also be a reminder to you to sprinkle recruiting words throughout your show.

Market Your Sales Opportunity

Marketing is the art, science and skill of creating more and more desire in the marketplace for your products, opportunity and services.

The short definition of marketing is: creating desire!
Learn More About The Direct Sales Recruiting University!
You will create desire for your opportunity by sprinkling the benefits of your direct sales business throughout your show in a conversational manner.

Direct Selling Recruiting Tips

  • Use your opportunity bag as your prize drawing and at that time you can be more direct in your marketing approach.
  • Watch for opportunity red flags and be proactive!!
  • Plan when you are sprinkling your recruiting messages.
  • Learn more recruiting – marketing strategies by taking the Direct Sales Recruiting University!


    Shared by: kathy hill:

    ok I’m in…i am going to do this at every party and event in 2016, I never thought about using them at events. I think recruiting is about offering “HOPE” so these are now going to be my HOPE bags…love the clear bag idea!

    Shared by: Kathy Jenks:

    I am a representative for a network marketing company that is not a party plan opportunity but I started making gift bags to give out at our opportunity meetings to guest and they were a big hit. I never would have thought to do this except for your 64 ideas article. It is fun to add a bit of the party plan concept to a business opportunity meeting.

    Shared by: LaShanta Magnusson:

    Great tips! I make up bags to hand out with commission info, sales flyers and a bag of cookie mix to use at their launch party

    Shared by: Mandy Voyce:

    This has been on my to do list for a bit. Now that I have the papers picked out for a recuriting package I need to make it into a gift bag! Would be so much easier to refer to as well during the checkout!

    Shared by: Karla Jones:

    I take these bags every where. My sticker says “Want to earn $1,000/month? Ask me how….

    I do not include a commission check/statement but that’s a great idea. I do have them in my snoop book.

    Shared by: Debbie Fraser:

    In my recruiting bag I like to put in a photo and a list of what you actually get in a brand new ‘kit’, along with our current Joining Offer brochure. And, because I’m in Australia, I like to put in a box of Smarties … because I reckon anyone who takes a look at what we have to offer them has to be pretty ‘smart’.

    Shared by: Joy Hampson:

    I love this idea, especially for vendor events, where you have more limited time to create desire for the business.

    Question: If your commission check is not where you want it to be, could you use the paycheck of an upper level team member?

    Shared by: Theresa Pyle:

    I love the clear bag, and I REALLY love the idea of having a copy of my commission pay for the month enclosed!

    Shared by: Theresa Pyle:

    I just attended a training about recruiting packets. No one ever suggested a CLEAR bag and I love the idea of a copy of your commission check!

    Shared by: Rebekah Gienapp:

    I also like to take opportunity gift bags with me to vendor events next to a display about the opportunity. That way I have all the information (including a little gift) ready when people ask questions or check the box on my prize drawing slip.

    Shared by: Matthew:

    I love this idea, I am going to put together some for my next demonstration. I will have to find different chocolate (candy) as we do not have ‘payday’ bars here in Australia.

    Shared by: Jessica:

    I’ve only been using bright envelopes that say Opportunity Packet but I think I’ll add those to a cello bag with some candy! Smart!

    Shared by: Tammee Jackson:

    I use a bag similar to this from an idea my team manager shared. I like your label. I currently use washi tape but it looks a little too unfinished. Thank you.

    Shared by: Deb Bixler:

    I have heard of the M&M game but the christian take on it is new… thanks for sharing, Judy!

    Shared by: JudyPeck:

    I forgot to add that in our case the M&M represents the Master and Me!

    Shared by: JudyPeck:

    Just starting my own Christian jewelry biz… love this Idea… and you sparked one in me… I will give her a small bag of M&Ms and I will add a little red cup to the bags I give guests…. each time they shout ‘Praise the Lord’ for something I read, say or show… my hostess will give them an M&M as a blessing to place in their cup that they can not eat ’til the party is over(LOL)…. hoping their blessings will be ‘pressed down, shaken together and overflowing’ by the end of the party! Thank you, thank you… and bless you for this blog….

    Shared by: Deb Bixler:

    Not sure how I missed your comment on the Cash Flow Show gift bag post. I usually reply a lot quicker! Sorry –

    Here is more info on the sticker holding the bag shut.

    Shared by: Susan:

    What does the sticker closing up the bag say? Love the clear bag idea.

    Shared by: Maria Savich:

    I use folders but really like the gift bags. I have never used payday bars or a copy of a check. I will try it at my next party! But where do you put the bags when there is no room?

    Shared by: Lauren Kelly:

    Good ideas here…taking notes!

    Shared by: Linda Rennie:

    Great ideas…sparking curiosity is the best way to draw attention to what you would like to bring attention. And, keeping the bags fun and seasonal, will get more attention than a plan folder or envelope..Loving the comments, too. So many ideas!

    Shared by: Linda feagin:

    Good way to get a pack into the hands of an interested guest.

    Shared by: Mandy Voyce:

    Now I’m going to have to find some payday chocolate bars 🙂
    Loving your top 10 of 2014!

    Shared by: Kathy Nicholls:

    I love doing these. I always have some with me and I include word stones in mine. Just a little token of something. Love the idea of the Payday candy bar. I am also making some of those stickers! We have a new catalog coming and this will be a great way to give out the old ones!

    Shared by: Sherry Bagwell:

    Loved the idea of putting a copy of my commission check in the opportunity recruiting bags:)

    Sherry Bagwell

    Shared by: Melissa Koterba:

    This idea I would have never thought of. I LOVE the idea & will be using it in 2015!!

    Shared by: Deb Bixler:

    Jennifer – I used to use stickers that said “If you like what you see and your wallet says no, then gather 6 orders and call it a show!” to seal them up. You can see them here:

    Jo – I did not have a bookings bag. I of course had hostess packets and always booked 3 or more parties at each show. The stickers pictured at the above line were on all catalogs front and back and also on the page with the hostess benefits.

    I did use the gift bag as well for any prize drawings that I did at the party even if they were not interested in the opp. Another chance to talk about it!

    Shared by: Jennifer Trapp:

    I always have recruiting and party bags at my events!! I have never put a payday candy bar in them!!!!!! I will immediately start doing that!!! My gifts are always samples that I can buy from my company and are very reasonably priced! I seal my bags with one of my business cards stapled to it!!

    Shared by: Kim:

    I haven’t done a home party, yet. I will definitely put this on my list to do! Thank you!

    Shared by: Jo:

    Love the idea of a clear bag! Do you do a similar bag as a booking gift/incentive?

    Shared by: Karen Rowe:

    This idea does work.

    Shared by: Rebekah Gienapp:

    I feel so silly that I’ve been doing my opportunity bags using an opaque gift bag. No one has any idea what’s in them! Going to switch to clear bags.

    Shared by: Rachel:

    I don’t get commission checks but I might include an index card saying “I made _______ from this party! Find out how much when I follow up with you!”

    Shared by: Deb Bixler:

    Excellent, glad to hear that, Matilda!

    Shared by: Matilda Phillips:

    I plan to use this idea right away. Doing so will strengthen my presentation. Thanks!

    Shared by: Kim Thompson-Pinder:

    I love the idea of putting a payday candy bar in the bag. Will have to try to find a Canadian equivalent.

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