One of our goals with this Demo Site is to show how to help a local community rebuild their economy from the ground up. We do this by providing 3 different ways to participate in our community network.
The first way is by signing up to be a Personal Member
Personal Members have access to coming events, newsletter articles and the ability to write their own articles and host their own events. to share with other members of the group. Each Member also gets to vote in our elections to determine the leadership of the group.
The second way is by signing up to be a Service Provider
Historically, service providers were called Employees. However, we are using this term to describe anyone who wants to provide a service or product to another person or be hired by another person. Examples of Service Providers include plumbers, teachers, financial planners, landscapers, wellness coaches, singers, etc.
The third way is by signing up to be a Job Provider.
Historically, job providers were called Emplorers. However, we are using this term to describe anyone who wants to hire another person to provide a service for them. Job providers can include homeowners looking to hire a landscaper or plumber – or a parent looking to hire a teacher or mentor.
What is the difference between a Service Provider and a Job Provider?
You can sign up for more than one group. However, you will need to fill out a personal member form and then fill out a form for each new provider you sign up for.
This means that if you want to be a Personal Member and a Service Provider you will need to fill out two forms – one for your personal member account and one for your Service Provider Info. If you want to be a Personal Member, a Service Provider and a Job Provider, you will need to fill out three forms. If your are looking for a secure place to get a free email address, we recommend ProtonMail dot com.
What do you get for being a Member of our Network?
All members get the benefit of being able to share information with other members that share your values – for example, respecting the right of all people to live, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Personal Members get a place to find jobs and find people who offer the services they need. Service Providers get a place to get jobs, network with customers and promote their skills and or local business. Job Providers get a place to find hire others to do the work they need done.
How does our community network work?
Service Providers enter the services they provide into a Searchable Service Provider Database. Here is a screen shot of what our Service Provider Searchable List looks like:
Members can then search this database by location and service category to find service providers near them. Members can then select the Profile pages for each Service Provider to learn more about them, the services they are offering and how to contact them for more information. Here is a screen shot of what the Search Function looks like when searching the Service Provider Categories for a Plumber:
Job providers enter the jobs they are offering into a different Searchable database. Members can then search this database by location and job categories to fin job providers near them. Members can then select the Profile pages for each Job Provider by clicking on VIEW to learn more about them, the jobs they are offering and how to contact them for more infomation.
What does all of this cost?
There are some online groups who charge $50 per month for Service Providers to advertize their services or for employers to offer jobs. Because our network is highly automated and because our goal is to serve our local community, we can offer local service providers and local job providers this service for only $10 per year – less than one dollar a month. This is tax included (in other words, our wonderful governor will get $1 out of the $10 fee). Even better, there is no charge to become a Personal Member.
How do I pay for a Service Provider or Job Provider Account?
For our first 30 days, there is no need to pay for either account. After that, the best way to pay is with cash or check at one of our meetings. We will eventually also offer a way for you to mail us a check or pay by credit or debit card at our online store. But for now, go to our website and sign up for a free personal account. Then just let us know you want a Service or Job provider account and we will set it up for you. Then just log in as a Personal Member and you will see the Service Provider and or Job Provider Sign Up menu item.
What if I want to be a Service Provider and a Job Provider?
Other than the Personal Member account, each account is $10. So the total fee for both accounts is $20.
What if I provide more than one service or more than one job?
Our searchable lists allow you to select up to three categories of jobs or services for each account. You can also list more jobs or services in an Addidtional Info box. If you want separate accounts for separate services, then you will need to sign up for a second personal member account with a different email address and then pay $10 more and then add the separate services to the second account.
Next Steps to Economic Freedom
First we hope you will get a secure email address and then sign up for your free Member account. Second, we hope you will tell your family, friends and local business owners about this great opportunity.
To help launch our community network, we are making this special offer: Anyone who signs up within the first 30 days of operation will get either a Service Provider Membership or a Job Provider Membership for free. All you need to do is come to one of our weekly meetings to sign up.
Can’t make one of our weekly meetings? Then email one of the friendly people on our Membership Committee. Let them know where and how you found out about us and they will give you a special code to sign up.
Note: If you miss this special offer, we still want you to come to one of our local meetings and sign up – or contact a member of our Membership Committee. You $10 membership fee will go towards helping grow our local economy – and we will all benefit from that.
Welcome to our community network – where we are helping restore our local economy by building our own local community network!