In order to post business in our social media groups, it requires a membership listing on DiscoverJBLM.com. We are a business networking entity. There is a great deal of cutting edge technology, a massive audience that we built over almost 10 years and at great expense. That audience is local and national which we drive traffic from base to base (post).
This is not a new concept. If you join your local chamber of commerce or any other business networking group, you can't join or post in their social media groups unless you are a member. Yes, you have to pay to join them first.
Networking is marketing 101. You can't join the chamber of commerce for free just because you want to hang out with the people.
If you join a multi-level / direct marketing company, you can't post in their groups unless you are a part of their company. Millions of businesses, groups and organizations have their own private groups. You can't join unless you are a member. Yes, you have to pay to join them first.
Every single member who joins our groups has specifically agreed to our group rules and volunteered for membership.
Ultimately, it us unfair to our members to have non-members post business in our groups. Our rules are clearly stated when requested to join and are agreed to upon requesting entry. Anyone removed for violating the rules are notified and given the opportunity to join again as a business member. Ultimately, we want you to succeed with us. It is nothing personal if you are removed. Come back when you are ready.
Our system limits the amount of people posting businesses in our groups and allows for more personal interaction. You will notice the difference while being a member in our groups. We meticulously prune our groups removing fake accounts, accounts no longer active and those from suspicious countries. No one else does this which leaves them open to scams. This also gives you the most true numbers to active members. Above all, we don't have time for drama in our groups and work to make our groups a respectful place to be. The drama llamas are removed but you can find them in other groups. Not ours.
Every large facebook group around JBLM has a business background to it. Whether it's photography, real estate, food delivery, schooling, etc... EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM. Occasionally some of these other groups or their members are upset that we don't allow them to join and post their business and they may state their disagreement under the guise of "unfair." We lay out the rules right from the start. Joining us is voluntary.
We understand that some do not understand the scope of what we do. It's easy to say, "It's unfair to have to pay for services" but is that really American? We are an advertising platform just like any other advertising platform on the planet. We would love for TV to promote us for free as well. Truthfully, you can't get a better deal to advertise than this, anywhere else. Ultimately it has taken over 8 years of hard work to build. No one should ever have to give away their efforts for free. That's unAmerican. Every single person is given the option to join or or not when they first visit our site or social media groups. Every 6 months or so we get someone upset that we won't allow them to advertise their business for free. It's shameful to make that demand on false pretenses for personal gain and we are forced to ban them from our groups. Those are the people you don't want to do business with anyways.
We don't demand anyone's products and services for free. This is a business. We don't take our groups personally, even when the dependas ask us to refer to them by their husband's rank or demand that they are entitled so we should provide them our services for free. I spent 20 years of my life serving in the Army and our nation with over 4 years overseas in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere as an Airborne Ranger and Special Forces "Green Beret." I earned the right to run my business as I wish.
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