I've been a Warrior now for quite some time. Not as long as the OLD timers (you know who you geezers are) but thank God I found it - I wish now I could remember who first told me about it so I could thank them.
We see posts all the time about people who feel screwed by marketers. It happens. But I have found pure gold in this forum in the form of members who give more than they take. Members who truly care about helping others succeed.
I want to give you an example that just happened to me - it's not the first instance - and it won't be the last I'm sure. But it's a shining example of the camaraderie that develops when you actively participate here. (And we've seen the charity threads - a different form of people helping people which is heart-warming as well). This is in a business sense, though. I want to show newbies that no, not every seasoned marketer is out to screw you.
People will help because they like helping people.
Last night I posted a simple thread asking how to implement a search function on my site and better organize it. A few posts helped me and then I opened a PM from MarkH45 - someone I had only interacted with ONCE before via PM when he had a WSO running I thought my list might like. I had asked him if he wanted to let my list have it free since it was so low cost (like $5), to help him build his list, and he ethically declined since his WSO was supposed to be the BEST price out there - and he was right (I wasn't thinking about that when I asked).
So anyway, Mark and I didn't know each other - other than that one PM before. What does he do? He offers to work last night and today and get my site set up FOR me. Free. And show me how to use it once he's done. He even got his graphics guy to help with the new header size, clean up, etc. The site's almost done. He didn't want anything in return.
People this is what it's all about.
It's a random act of kindness.
It's WHY I admonish every one of my subscribers if they don't join here after I tell them to - and then complain about not knowing things or getting screwed by other marketers.
Big thanks to Mark for his massive help with my site - and big thanks to Allen for keeping this joint open.