Sick to my stomach and need your help

by jcoolbaugh 36 replies
Dear Warriors,

As much as I hate to come in here, hat in hand, I'm about to run out of options. Yeah... it's another sob story, but not like you think...

July was a fairly slow month for me, as I moved across country. I did manage to land a few clients which kept the bills paid, and one which I thought would pay them for several more months.

However, that client has conveniently come up with a thousand different reasons why they cannot use PayPal to process their transaction as originally agreed, and it has now left me between a rock and a hard place.

By the end of today, I need to have $250 in my PayPal account (just a fraction of what this person owes me ), in order to keep my internet, phone (I use VOIP), and insurance from being cancelled.

So, here's what I would like to do...

Many of you know my abilities as a writer (copy, content, and PR). So what I want to do is offer you my services today at as discounted a rate as I can go to still be able to raise what I need by the end of the day, and get everyone's orders processed in time.



Here's what I'm offering, if you can use me in any way at all to help me out, I will be eternally grateful:
  • SEO press releases - includes free distribution: $50 (24-hour turnaround, reg $500) Can take 5 orders
  • Optimised Content (per page between 400-600 words): $10 (reg $.10 per word, ordered today, delivered by Monday) Can take up to 25 articles
  • Optimised Sales Copy (don't look confused fellow cws, this is my online speciality): $125 (reg. $5k, ordered today, delivery by next Friday) Can take 2 orders
Please, if you're interested, PM me and I'll send you my PayPal info. I can send samples to anyone who's interested, as well; I just have to get this $$ in my account by the end of the day.

I really hate asking like this, folks... but I guess when times get tough, you do what you have to.

Thanks for reading, and for considering me.

Oh... and anyone who orders from me today will get a free copy critique on any sales page they choose - to use whenever they choose. I normally charge $500 for one of these, so it's the best I can do as an added bonus

Thanks again!
#main internet marketing discussion forum #sick #stomach
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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    Hi Jessalynn.

    Some people will call me stupid for this, especially as I was about to do some fund raising for a bunch of my own projects, but I want to remove your initial worry and give you the $250 you need.

    PM me you paypal address and we can work out where to use your skills within your excellent offer of service. I'm thinking sales copy, but we can worry about that after you have the money in your paypal.

    This is what being a warrior is all about in my book - helping others when we can.

    Regards,

    Andy
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    • Profile picture of the author Jamie Iaconis
      WOW Andy, great gesture...

      I just send a PM to a Warrior that helped
      me one time when I needed it, I am grateful
      to this day, and that was in November. (2007)

      AWESOME!!!

      Jamie
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      • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
        I'm not in the position I'd love to be when it comes to how much I can help others, but life's way too short to not try whenever you can.

        I'm really into paying it forward and I've done this type of arrangement quite a lot lately and if I'm honest I could've made more money from the things people have offered to do in return for some money when they need it, but no matter how much I love marketing, I get much more of a kick from helping someone than from the money I can earn selling stuff.

        I know that's not a very IM Guru type of thing to say and it's probably why I'm not making as much as I could, but hey - we don't all need to be gurus.

        You never know what's around the next corner and I'd like to think that if I was in trouble that a fellow warrior would consider helping me out.

        That's what makes this much more than just a forum.

        Andy
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        • Profile picture of the author lakeview
          If there ever was any doubt about how great the warrior forum and warriors are, this one thread would erase those doubts. I am continually amazed at the generosity of the members here, be it with their knowledge, time, and yes, even money.

          Jess, I'm about to cry too! (Ugh, I'm such a girl sometimes.)

          Warriors Rock!!!

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      • Profile picture of the author ExRat
        Hi Andy,

        Some people will call me stupid for this
        You aint stupid. If it was many others I'd bring up what you said about it being interesting to see how the rep thing pans out on that other thread...

        But as it's you and I've seen you help so many people out here, there's no doubt you just get your kicks out of sincerely helping people. Respect.



        Edit - it looks like I was spot on -

        I get much more of a kick from helping someone
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        • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
          Originally Posted by ExRat View Post

          Hi Andy,

          You aint stupid. If it was many others I'd bring up what you said about it being interesting to see how the rep thing pans out on that other thread...

          But as it's you and I've seen you help so many people out here, there's no doubt you just get your kicks out of sincerely helping people. Respect.



          Edit - it looks like I was spot on -

          Ouch,

          I should've kept my mouth shut - the timing was uncanny and it never even occured to me. Thank god you're so nice and didn't just think badly of me.
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          • Profile picture of the author ExRat
            Hi Andy,

            There was never any question in my mind about the sincerity of both of the posts you made. I only mentioned it to add more ummmph to the point I made about you. kudos...

            Edit - On no! Now I've gone from 0-8 rep??!! now I look like the rep-slut

            Edit2 - Ha! I just gave you a rep and you went to 9!!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author jcoolbaugh
      Andy...

      I think I'm going to cry again. Right after I posted this, I received an order from another Warrior for the entire amount of content articles... and then I see you post, as well.

      You cannot even begin to imagine what that sort of reply did for this gal's heart today.

      Andy... because you made such a generous offer - which for that I can never thank you enough - you pick any of the services I listed, and they're yours at that price whenever you need them. Just for being so nice. I'll even throw in the copy critique, too

      Warriors are the most amazing people in the world... I can't believe I was so lucky to find this group

      Thanks again... to everyone!

      Jess

      Originally Posted by Andyhenry View Post

      Hi Jessalynn.

      Some people will call me stupid for this, especially as I was about to do some fund raising for a bunch of my own projects, but I want to remove your initial worry and give you the $250 you need.

      PM me you paypal address and we can work out where to use your skills within your excellent offer of service. I'm thinking sales copy, but we can worry about that after you have the money in your paypal.

      This is what being a warrior is all about in my book - helping others when we can.

      Regards,

      Andy
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      • Profile picture of the author JayXtreme
        Originally Posted by jcoolbaugh View Post

        Andy...

        I think I'm going to cry again. Right after I posted this, I received an order from another Warrior for the entire amount of content articles... and then I see you post, as well.

        You cannot even begin to imagine what that sort of reply did for this gal's heart today.

        Andy... because you made such a generous offer - which for that I can never thank you enough - you pick any of the services I listed, and they're yours at that price whenever you need them. Just for being so nice. I'll even throw in the copy critique, too

        Warriors are the most amazing people in the world... I can't believe I was so lucky to find this group

        Thanks again... to everyone!

        Jess
        perfection of the WF encapsulated in just a few posts..

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      • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
        Originally Posted by jcoolbaugh View Post

        Andy...

        I think I'm going to cry again. Right after I posted this, I received an order from another Warrior for the entire amount of content articles... and then I see you post, as well.

        You cannot even begin to imagine what that sort of reply did for this gal's heart today.

        Andy... because you made such a generous offer - which for that I can never thank you enough - you pick any of the services I listed, and they're yours at that price whenever you need them. Just for being so nice. I'll even throw in the copy critique, too

        Warriors are the most amazing people in the world... I can't believe I was so lucky to find this group

        Thanks again... to everyone!

        Jess
        Hi Jess,

        I'm REALLY pleased to hear that.

        I should thank you really, as you were brave enough to ask for help in a public place and perhaps your strength will have helped a few others realise what the real benefits of being a warrior are.

        It's true that the warrior forum can help you make great money, but the real gold here is not in the money.

        Regards,

        Andy
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        • Profile picture of the author jcoolbaugh
          Originally Posted by Andyhenry View Post

          Hi Jess,

          I'm REALLY pleased to hear that.

          I should thank you really, as you were brave enough to ask for help in a public place and perhaps your strength will have helped a few others realise what the real benefits of being a warrior are.

          It's true that the warrior forum can help you make great money, but the real gold here is not in the money.

          Regards,

          Andy
          Amen to that. I've learned so much from all of the Warriors here who are so generous with their knowledge.

          I appreciate the compliment. I sure didn't feel very brave at the time; but motherhood has certainly taught me one thing... sometimes it's important to take that step, swallow your pride, and just ask.

          My only regret is that this board won't let me spread around more rep points... you'd all have thousands of them if it were up to me
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          • Profile picture of the author bethparker
            Awww... you guys made me cry. But then, I am pregnant, and everything makes me cry. lol
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            • Profile picture of the author ExRat
              Hi Beth,

              Awww... you guys made me cry. But then, I am pregnant, and everything makes me cry. lol
              Awww...bless.

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              • Profile picture of the author igorkheifets
                Andy, really awesome thing for you to do. Really generous and be sure it will come back to you ten times, since the universe works by the law " what you give, you will recieve".

                Glad everything worked out for you,JCOOL!

                Really great to see those kind of things happen live and not only on TV, heh.
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                • Really nice thing for you to do Andy. Kudos...

                  Barry
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                  • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
                    Originally Posted by Barry Richardson View Post

                    Really nice thing for you to do Andy. Kudos...

                    Barry
                    Yeah well that's the sort of thing Andy does

                    One of the nicest people I ever met

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                    • Profile picture of the author privateye2500
                      If something happens and something falls through, I will be more than Happy to give you the money right now.

                      Just say the word, email me.

                      Melanie :p
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                      • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
                        Wow,

                        This gets even better.

                        I've already paypal'd the money, but don't be shy - who said we couldn't help more than was asked for?

                        If Jess asked for $250, I'm sure more wouldn't be a problem

                        Andy
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                        • Profile picture of the author privateye2500
                          Originally Posted by Andyhenry View Post

                          Wow,

                          This gets even better.

                          I've already paypal'd the money, but don't be shy - who said we couldn't help more than was asked for?

                          If Jess asked for $250, I'm sure more wouldn't be a problem

                          Andy
                          No problem at all! - Jess, do you need more?

                          Melanie
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                          • Profile picture of the author privateye2500
                            I just read your boot camp page and I want to ask you personally (privately I mean) a couple of questions - would you mind if I emailed you a particular situation and you could tell me what you *think* about it and if your *concepts* will help it?

                            Melanie :confused:
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                            • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
                              Originally Posted by privateye2500 View Post

                              I just read your boot camp page and I want to ask you personally (privately I mean) a couple of questions - would you mind if I emailed you a particular situation and you could tell me what you *think* about it and if your *concepts* will help it?

                              Melanie :confused:
                              Hi Melanie - Just drop me a PM and I'll answer anything you like.

                              Regards,

                              Andy
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            • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
              Originally Posted by bethparker View Post

              Awww... you guys made me cry. But then, I am pregnant, and everything makes me cry. lol
              Apologies and congratulations
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          • Profile picture of the author Bob Monie
            You are a true Gentleman Andy, wish there was more people in the world like yourself. This is one place on the net where giving people seem to gather, thats why i luv it here so much.
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            • Profile picture of the author PRandContent
              Andy, you're amazing and you're one with a good heart. Continue helping others...one step at a time! I just love it when I hear people say that they want to pay it forward
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              • Profile picture of the author MizzCindy
                And this is why I love the Warrior Forum!

                Jessalynn - good luck and God bless!

                To everyone else, you've earned yourselves a fair bit of positive karma. Kudos to you all.
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                • Profile picture of the author jcoolbaugh
                  Originally Posted by MizzCindy View Post

                  And this is why I love the Warrior Forum!

                  Jessalynn - good luck and God bless!

                  To everyone else, you've earned yourselves a fair bit of positive karma. Kudos to you all.

                  Thank you, thank you to everyone!

                  I agree... if Karma doesn't pay attention to the outpouring of generosity shown here today then there's something terribly wrong with the universe!

                  I can't believe how amazing you all are! Melanie, I greatly appreciate the offer... more than you can ever know. But I've paid all my bills now, and certainly wouldn't feel right asking for one penny more than I needed.

                  But listen... everyone here who has been so generous, I'll make you the same offer I made Andy - your show of love for a fellow warrior has been so overwhelming...

                  Any of the services I listed above are yours for the asking, at those same prices, whenever you need them. I've made a note of everyone's name in this thread, so please don't hesitate to let me know in the future if you have need of my services.

                  Anytime one wonders if there is any kindness left in this world (which I'm sure has happened to all of us at one time or another), I do hope that they will be lucky enough to find people just like all of you in their time of need.

                  My deepest thanks and eternal gratitude to everyone... I pray you are all blessed ten thousand times over the kindness you've shown me here today.
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      Wow, that was nice of Andy.

      Best of luck to you and I hope that $250 and more will find its way into your paypal account. I'm a copywriter and a marketing consultant and I know how times can be tough (I can empathize). I applaud you for reaching out to fellow copywriters and IM contacts on here.

      This was really amazing to read and it renews my faith in the kindness of people.
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        Talk about ending a day on a high note. This thread has done it for me. I love all of the love and caring we see here on a regular basis.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jose Delgado
      Originally Posted by bethparker View Post

      Awww... you guys made me cry. But then, I am pregnant, and everything makes me cry. lol
      HEY Congratulations!


      Originally Posted by Andyhenry View Post

      Hi Jessalynn.

      Some people will call me stupid for this, especially as I was about to do some fund raising for a bunch of my own projects, but I want to remove your initial worry and give you the $250 you need.

      PM me you paypal address and we can work out where to use your skills within your excellent offer of service. I'm thinking sales copy, but we can worry about that after you have the money in your paypal.

      This is what being a warrior is all about in my book - helping others when we can.

      Regards,

      Andy
      Now that deserves like 100x100x100 Reps.

      You're a great guy Andy.
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