We’re often asked how Job Scouts can earn more commissions from their job postings. Unfortunately that’s just not a question with an easy answer.
We do everything we can to give you the basic tools to do the job. But the key word there is “basic”. Like any job, to really succeed you need to do more than just the bare minimum.
Finding jobs in the places we tell you to look and advertising them on the sites we tell you about will earn you money, but it might not maximize the market to its fullest potential. And although a certain volume of jobs is necessary to be successful, as some scouts will tell you it’s not only about volume; it’s also about discovering the right strategy.
To use a cliche, you have to think outside of the box. Think of all the material we provide for you as merely the starting point. Use the skills we teach and then expand on them. Be creative in how you find jobs and where and how you advertise them.
And as we mentioned in last week’s post, get to know your assigned market. Understand what types of people are looking for work there. What’s the biggest industry? Do they have a glut of workers for that industry or are they begging for qualified applicants? Is there a job in your market that someone from another market would want to relocate there for? What’s the nearest city with a university training people in that field? Would focusing your advertising in that city drive more traffic?
Each market is different. If we could provide all of our Job Scouts with the one perfect strategy that will work in every market, we would. But it’s going to take a little patience, research and experimentation to find the best strategy for your assigned job market.