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Making some money recruiting to the military

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by sloppymike, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. sloppymike

    sloppymike Newbie

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    First of all I'd like to introduce myself, I'm Mike. I came across this site while trying to find ways to be a better promoter. This site is awesome, I've spent the past 4 hours reading forum posts and I'm quite impressed. Anyways this is what I'm doing:

    I am in the Air National Guard. They have a recruiting assistant program offered to all members where every person I get to sign up and go to boot camp I get $2000 or if they become an officer (4 year degree) I get $4000. There are some good benefits (which I'm not going to go over here) to help me enlist people. (Mainly a $20000 sign up bonus) I just wanted some advice if I'm going about this right or I'm just wasting my time.

    I made a myspace to promote this (http://myspace.com/massairguard) and I bought friendblasterpro to add people from the area. I spend about an hour a day adding people and messaging them about who I am / what i have to offer within the friend request. After about a month of this, i have about 500 friends after maybe 6000 friend requests. I get some messages every other day from people who say they're interested, but they are always unqualified. It's actually quite funny reading them.
    "hey thanks for the comment i was thinking about signing up but I don't know because am on house arrest can i still join ? "

    Stuff like that all the time. Judging by their profiles, I believe them and I know I'm not being messed with. So a month has gone by and not one person. I mean if i spend 100 hours to get 1 person that's still $20 an hour so I'm not sure what I should do. Should I be more aggressive? I know I am new but I look forward to contributing to this forum in the future and I do apologize that this way of making money isn't available to everyone.
     
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  2. CyberDilemma

    CyberDilemma Regular Member

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    Are you targeting the right kinds of profiles to make friend requests? Are you filtering profiles by keywords, demographics, etc. for people most likely to join the armed forces before sending out massive friend requests?
     
  3. sloppymike

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    Mostly I add high school graduates or just do a search for 18 year olds that are near me online now, I haven't been using any keywords but that's a good idea.
     
  4. MontyzPython

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    Wow, can civilians get in on that program?
     
  5. Allnightlong

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    Exactly what I thought.

    There are some great opportunities way beyond myspace to make serious cash with this stuff... Put up a website, do some SEO, the keywords shouldn't be that hard to rank for if there is no money to be made for civilians, of course PPC.. the usual IM procedure, but this could be a real goldmine, especially if you get $2000 per "sale" AND if this is "members only".
     
  6. bizcredit

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    The problem is, if someone has a computer, they probably have seen enough real news not to want to join the military in any way.
     
  7. charles

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    However..there's ALWAYS a market to join the military. No matter what.
     
  8. sloppymike

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    It would be nice but it's only for people in the Guard to do. It's run by a thrid party company called docupak http://www.guardrecruitingassistant.com/air/faq.php They have you do this lame 30 min training thing that teaches you nothing.
     
  9. Uptownbulker

    Uptownbulker BANNED BANNED

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    There is much to be said for staying off your keyboard at times.

    You are a member here because someone in the US military fought or maybe even died for your rights of free speech and assembly.

    Look it up and do NOT piss me off on this matter.

    Stop making such IGNORANT statments; go read some history and most importantly..................

    ...........if you fail to do what I have suggested, do not breed and find something really innocuous to for for a living, such that your shallow views

    do not endanger others.
     
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  10. JohnDoe

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    Have you tried doing stuff off line, When I was in the US there where always people hanging around at games and schools getting kids in signing up :) sound like it pays pretty good money.
     
  11. cpaaddict

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    i was about to suggest this aswell.. also shopping malls and so on. get some leaflets. get a rear window sticker promoting the url and slogan for your car. do the same with your wife/girlfriends car to.
     
  12. DutchRebel

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    you schould set up a website targeted directly to people who are allready thinking about and researching the idea to join the army. i don`t think randomly hitting up people online with your army sales pitch is going to lead to any signups.

    this is not a impuls thingy you can trigger with a good sales page, this is a life changing decision that will change your life at least for several years.

    most graduates probaly allready have an idea of what they wanne do with their life, and your not going to change that with a litle chat.

    you should focus on people who are allready going to join, but get them to join with your refferal.

    setup an good informational site with a lot of info then help and guide them trough the aplication proces.

    i think thats your best bet. online anyway.
     
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  13. sloppymike

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    That's a good idea but the problem is I'm recruiting for my base only. With the guard you sign up for your local base. I really can't recruit across the country because I have to meet with them personally and bring them to the recruiters office. So I probably can't recruit more than a 50 mile radius of my base.
     
  14. RandomStuff

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    If I've learned anything from my time surfing the internet and reading about internet marketing, it's this: what *I* think might sell, or what I would or wouldn't click on doesn't always matter. For every thing out there that I wouldn't do, there's tons of people that would, and want to.

    As for the original poster, look into facebook also, and I believe with google adwords you can target specific areas. (like, your zip code and a certain mile radius around it) I don't know how well ppc to a landing page would do for your sort of thing, but it's another idea.
     
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    maybe an ad or an article in a local paper would get some atention.

    you could approach a local paper with an idea for a little story, tell them your base has a burning need for new recruits and you are trying to get the word out there.. don`t make it to obvious that you`re main focus is making money off them!!

    maybe they are willing do do a story and a interview with you and print it.
    then make them point to your website if people want more information.

    just thinking out loud.
     
  16. coreygeer

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    I would think that this would be a lot harder to recruit for or affiliate for.

    You're not just filling out a few forms or simply giving your e-mail away. Military recruiters are worse than car salesman.. once they have your info.. they might as well live with you.

    Just as long as you're targeting anyone 18 and up, I see no problem because this is a huge market. Some people will join because of money issues or to avoid the law since it's an easy scapegoat for that. Target people making a low income and that should probably help convert a little better.

    This is the first time I've actually seen anyone trying to affiliate for the military.
     
  17. DrJekyll

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    There are things that are done in the military that relate to things high school age guys gals are doing. [I would say Kids, but if you choose military, that term is no longer a fit]

    I dont know what you can be trained for in the guard, but if it can be relate to video games, then create a website based on that theme, "why dont you do this in the guard and get paid"

    hell with that kind of money getting paid, you could have a vid game created just to market to that age group, get it free when they come talk to you.
     
  18. Therookie

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    Give half your commission money away to the people that sign up!
    That always tips some over the edge!
     
  19. speedybiz

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    wow...black hat going to military section....
     
  20. kayzne

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    With all due respect to those that have died for their beliefs and protecting freedom, discussing recruiting for the millitary by using black hat marketing puts a bad taste in my mouth.

    The soldiers and patriots who fought for their freedom against britian in the american revolution created the first free nation with debt free currency.

    Unfortunately, the U.S government has been hyjacked for sometime now. Income tax, and the federal reserve are privately owned and were signed by a President who has come to regret his decsion. Woodrow Wilson signed the federal reserve act and now, the arms dealers, bankers, oil companies and politicians create the world, the threat now, is not by opposing armies, but by our government itself.

    Wake up! Innocent soldiers are being used as pawns in a global game of monopoly by the international banking cartels.

    Recruitment is down since the war started, but people still join and for some, this is their only option, for others they enjoy what they do and want to support something.

    Howsomevercaused black op recruiting is something i cannot condone, or respect when it comes to putting people on deaths door, and supporting a mission that benefits noone but the globalists. The american foreign policy is horribly perverse.

    People know about the military, if they wanted to join, they'd call you. Invading their myspace, or facebook. Thats a new level of desperate.

    Though this would make a good headline for CNN

    "National Gaurd Resorts to Black Hat Recruitment Methods"