Jorge Villalobos, 27 years old, is employed in an electronics store in Mexico City, and works in the digital camera department, which makes sense since he is an avid photographer. As an employee, he gets discounts on cameras and equipment so that helps a lot as well. He came across the USmrkt.com site and decided to apply to become a SA, particularly since he saw that the US MRKT platform includes an online store for photographs (framed and unframed). As a photographer, he appreciates beautiful photography and thought that he could certainly add his personal opinions as an expert to those postings to make his promotions on the social media feed more personal. As a “millennial”, Jorge, like most, has an active presence on Facebook and Instagram. After he went through the SA registration process, which literally took 3 minutes and was approved only a few hours later, he had his user name and password and immediately signed up for the online photography store. That same day, he received the first of their daily postings and with this, he started to post them to his own social media feed, with an explanation to his friends and followers that he was “representing” this online store as a US MRKT SA. He was congratulated by several friends and after a few days started to get new followers and extra likes, and even some comments about the photographs. After 10 days, he received his first inquiry about a photo, and passed that information (through the US MRKT CRM) to the PO (product owner company). The leads increased over the following weeks. As a SA, he was able to track (again through the CRM) the progress of any potential sale. After the first month, he had collected 18 leads and 2 sales – each sale for $175 USD. His commission was paid that same week and he earned approximately $35 commission from those sales. Jorge realized that with more time dedicated to posting, he would produce more leads and therefore more sales. After 2 months, he calculated that he was spending about 5-6 hours per week promoting on the US MRKT site and was producing enough leads to generate about $100 USD per week in commissions – which when converted to Mexican pesos was about 1,800 pesos per week, or 7,200 per month.
Given that this is for about 5-6 hours of “work” per week that can be performed anytime of the day, the extra cash that he makes is useful and represents a significant increase in his earnings.
Because of US MRKT, he is saving for a camera that he has always wanted.