Unemployed People with Disabilities Offered Flexible Employment Opportunity in Tough Economy
Released on: June 26, 2008, 7:49 am
Press Release Author: Shannon Fern / Disaboom
Industry: Human Resources
Press Release Summary: Disaboom, the Premiere Online Community for People Touched by Disability, Employs Community Members in Newly Launched Sales Force
Press Release Body: Denver, CO - June 26, 2008 - In the face of tough economic conditions, Disaboom (OTCBB: DSBO; www.disaboom.com), the largest online community designed for people touched by disabilities, has taken a unique step by hiring its own online community members. Disaboom's new program, the Marketplace Opportunity Brokers (MOB), offers highly flexible, commission paying jobs that not only fit the lifestyle of people touched by disabilities but also provide an attractive source of full-time or supplemental income for anyone looking for flexible employment. MOB team members have the opportunity to earn significant commissions by selling business listings to local and national businesses and organizations that are accessible and supportive of people touched by disabilities.
"People with disabilities already represent a population with a 67 percent unemployment rate. This economic environment compounds the issue," said Dr. Glen House, founder of Disaboom. "The Disaboom Marketplace Opportunity Broker program offers this community a unique opportunity to be employed on their own terms. They can work from their home, when they are able, and sell as much or as little as they'd like."
To date, more than 350 Disaboom members have signed up to become Marketplace Opportunity Brokers or MOB team members, and this freelance sales force continues to grow daily. Disaboom MOB team members can earn commissions for selling listings in Disaboom's Marketplace Business Listings. The team members are then awarded 33.33 percent of the total revenue gained from each sale plus a five percent bonus on their gross sales when they sell six or more listings in a month. They will also continue to earn an annuity on each business that relists every year.
\"The Disaboom MOB is such a unique program because members of a social network can make money by helping to build out a resource that benefits the community itself - the website\'s business listings,\" continued House.
Becoming a MOB team member is simple. To apply, members must first join Disaboom and then complete a short application and a W9 form on the site. A personalized sales page will be created that will provide MOB team members with all of the tools they need including sales tips and training, marketing collateral, letterhead and business card templates, and a weekly newsletter.
Members also become part of a nationwide team of brokers, and can connect with other brokers through a MOB group and MOB forum on Disaboom.com, read and post blogs with sales tips and MOB updates, ask questions of other MOB members and get in touch with fellow brokers in their area.
For more information, visit http://www.disaboom.com/marketplace/mob.aspx.
About Disaboom Disaboom, Inc. was founded to develop the first interactive online community dedicated to constantly improving the way people with disabilities or functional limitations live their lives. It will also serve as a comprehensive online resource not only for people living with such conditions, but also their immediate families and friends, caregivers, recreation and rehabilitation providers, and employers. There are more than 54 million American adults living with disabilities or functional limitations today in the United States alone. Founded and designed by doctors and fellow disaboomers to meet this community's specific needs, www.disaboom.com brings together content and tools ranging from specialized health information to social networking to daily living resources, in a single interactive site. ###