So... Im looking through yahoo hot jobs and I come across this advertisement. http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/jobseeker/company/company_profile.h tml?gid=13608&type=main&page_number=2&spon=0& ;reverse_order=0&company_gid=13608 I follow the link and see that this is a company that is related to a company Im already familiar with and respect... VistaPrint.
I read through the ad and follow the links...I wonder all through yesterday and then again this morning...just how this works! Here are the questions I had...what do you think?
1. Exactly HOWdo they make any money off this aside from the increased sales of their printing services? Its a 25% discount to a notable style sales rep, off their prices which were already very affordable.
2. They dont require their logo on the stuff you print out... and they dont care what the quality of your work is. You can upload anything, and print it out and sell it as a notable style rep, and set your own prices. Which I guess, if their name isnt ON it..then why would they be concerned? Most of the marketing stuff is free, the rest is inexpensive, so I dont see that they make much there.
3. They encourage you to have home parties and to advertise in your local paper,but say nothing about advertising online..offering websites etc((like marykay etc)). No kickback to them aside from the increased sales and also the free advertising they get by posting jobs in hotjobs on yahoo. They dont have much web support ((tried to contact them concerning a HUGE typo on one of their samples)) and they dont offer any1099 stuff or tax info that Ive seen on other places.... They dont line out very clear guidelines on what you CAN and CANT do...but again...if they arent DIRECTLY associated... really, who is responsible?
They arent going out on a limb to mentor you, and their helpful tips page is really basic. So they havent invested much. Is this just a glorified discount? Im thinking its a genius marketing play, if I can just figure out how theyre going to make money off it...and what the possibilities of profits for them could be... am I missing something here?
What do you think?
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