Beware of Ads! It's against board rules!

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Beware of Ads! It's against board rules!
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Sun, 09-21-2008 - 9:22pm

Be careful of joining with a person or company who can't read rules.


Also, anyone who toots making money vs. the product or what you are doing, is trying to sell you something! And often it's failure.


Follow your passion!


Debbie

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Mon, 09-22-2008 - 9:52am

Debbie,


You are awesome :)

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Thu, 09-25-2008 - 1:28pm

audrey


I am new here and I work from home just like you, I see you sell tupperware>


Debbie said not ads? So how does that work? If you listed you sell tupperware and that link would take you to your site, is that an ad?


I would like to know, because I dont want to post something wrong answering a question about working from home and get kicked off


hope you can help


cheryl

Cheryl


WORKING FROM HOME LIVING THE DREAM


Cheryl

WORKING FROM HOME LIVING THE DREAM

 

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Thu, 09-25-2008 - 7:15pm

Cheryl,


I'm just a member here. Melissa or Amy can point you to the rules to actually read. However I'll try to explain the rules and hope they make sense to you.


Let me provide two examples for you. A poster says "how can I get invovled in direct sales?" Here are two possible answers:


1. If you are interested in direct sales, visit the direct sales association and view their database of members.


2. I work at home. I work around my kids schedule and I looked long and hard and I wanted....


In example one, direct sales were mentioned and the governing association mentioned, never using the word "I". In example two the writer has written an ad. The sentence is all about them, trying to sell the reader on what they do. The reader hasn't said "what do you do?" yet the answer is really all about selling the reader on what they do.


Does that makes sense in how to write a post that is and is not an ad? As I mentioned in my other post, my one line about Tupperware was created in my signature file. It's not an ad. It's my signature which is allowed here.

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Thu, 09-25-2008 - 7:26pm
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Thu, 09-25-2008 - 8:52pm
Hello! Welcome to the board Cheryl. Audrey gave you some great suggestions and the link. If you have any other questions, just yell and I'll try to answer or find the answer for you.
And welcome again!

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Fri, 09-26-2008 - 3:10pm

Hi Audrey-


I'm a little confused by

-Jessica

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Fri, 09-26-2008 - 4:40pm
Jessica, I agree with you. In my case, if someone asks about Direct Sales, I don't feel like it is an ad to say which company I am a consultant and why it works for me for as long as I am also giving advice on direct sales in general and answering their question. If I begin to say we are running a promotion right now, visit my website for more info, etc, etc....that is an ad.
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Fri, 09-26-2008 - 5:11pm

Jessica,


When someone says "I need ideas to work at home" and the answer is "I represent abc company" that's an ad. No one asked you what company you represent and your answer was to sell someone else on joining you.


If someone says "what do you do?" which I very very seldom see asked (usually the question is "what can I do?") then I would respond and say "I chose direct sales, but you have many options.." and then I'd share the several options with them.


Those posts that talk about "I" and how much they love what they do are you sure they're still here the next day? Or were they ads that were later removed?