What is a MLM Job Posting? I define it as when someone posts an ad on Craigslist, Monster or CareerBuilder to grow their MLM Business. If you do an online search on any of these websites, you will find hundreds of ads for network marketing opportunities. In many cases, the ads are disguised as a “job opportunity,” not as a business opportunity. Personally, I find this deceptive and misleading.
If you are going to promote your network marketing opportunity on any of these “career oriented” sites, I highly recommend you read the terms and policies of the website first. That way you don’t get accused of anything, get fined, or even get sued. Make sure you have a clear understanding as to what you can and cannot do, before you submit your job post. In addition, it might be a wise move to read your distributor agreement with your MLM Company so you make sure you don’t violate any of your company’s policies, either.
From what I’ve found online, many distributors have had success recruiting people through MLM Job Postings. While I haven’t tried this method myself, and won’t, I guess it could work for some people. Here’s how it normally works. The person will post a job listing and prospects will call them or email them to learn more. In most cases, the distributor tries to be as vague as possible on the telephone call and get the person to come to an opportunity meeting (described as a job interview).
While most candidates won’t come to an opportunity meeting, some will. At this point, the distributor shares the business opportunity with the prospect, in a group setting. Sometimes they might sponsor the prospect and other times they won’t. It truly is a numbers game.
Now, I can’t speak for you, but I would personally be pissed off if I thought I was going to a meeting about a job opportunity and someone pitched me a business opportunity. I consider myself an open minded guy too. However, if I felt that someone intentionally misled me, just to get me to an opportunity meeting, I would let the person know what I think. And I would report them to the website I found them on and to their parent MLM Company. I’m sure many other people agree with me.
Always ask yourself “how would I feel if someone deceived me intentionally?” I already know how you would answer that question. So why would you try to intentionally deceive your prospects about what you have to offer? My advice: don’t do it. It’s better to be honest and straightforward, even if you lose a few prospects for doing it.
There are literally many different ways to build your network marketing business online without being deceptive. I believe that honesty is ALWAYS the best policy. Rather than post job listings you could buy leads, create a blog, set up a YouTube channel, start podcasting, or advertise on Facebook. The options are really endless.
And remember this, you are an AMBASSADOR to our entire industry. Everything you say and do affects everyone else in our industry, even if they aren’t in your company or team. We all have the responsibility to be ethical and do the right thing. One bad apple really can ruin it for everyone.
In summary, a MLM Job Posting is when a distributor posts a job opportunity on one of the leading websites such as Craigslist, Career Builder or Monster. In most cases, the distributor is simply trying to generate leads for their MLM Business. If you are using this approach to build your business, you might want to take a moment to familiarize yourself with your company’s policies (and the website’s policies) to check and make sure you aren’t breaking any rules (or laws). In addition, I personally believe it is wrong to intentionally mislead someone about your opportunity. What you do is ultimately up to you though.
What are your thoughts? Do you think posting a business opportunity as job is right or ethical? Why or why not? Leave a comment and let us know. I look forward to hearing your thoughts.
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