Do You Need An "Angel?"

by RedMatrix 15 replies
Hello.

Some newbies have lots of energy and time but no money, so are left with
bum marketing tactics. I, OTOH, have money but no time.

So, who here needs a couple of bucks to get started? All I ask is that you
remember me when you reach your goals. (No interest, just pay me back
when you can, or give me a copy of what you're trying to market)
Am willing to help out with $10 or $20.

Do you need a domain? If you like GoDaddy, $7.95 (+ .20) is all you need with code OYH3 for a .COM!

I don't know anymore, but I like to help out where I can, and am anxious
to be a part of something.

Leave a reply, and/or PM me. I will be back in 9 hours!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jassim
    What kind of marketing tactic is this?
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    • Profile picture of the author Loren Woirhaye
      Do you know there have been studies done where students
      tried to give-away $20 bills and almost nobody would take
      them?

      People intrinsically distrust random altruism.

      Strange, but true.
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      • Profile picture of the author Andy Fletcher
        Originally Posted by Loren Woirhaye View Post

        Do you know there have been studies done where students
        tried to give-away $20 bills and almost nobody would take
        them?

        People intrinsically distrust random altruism.

        Strange, but true.
        The company I work for ran a competition last year. Everyone who signed up to the website got an entry for a chance to win £500. When we phoned the guy he just wouldn't believe us. He presumed it was a con-job and kept hanging up on us. In the end we had to give the money to charity.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
        Yeah you're a top man RedMatrix. Thanks for the generous offer.

        People don't distrust random altruism. (Actually, they love it). It's the context which puts them off. There's no "reason why" for giving people $20 and if there were people would take the money.

        Here the "reason why" is that we're a community that likes to help each other and some people get a sense of belonging by helping out their fellow Warriors. That's a pretty good "reason why."

        Could I be wrong? Yes. But I'm 90% sure RedMatrix is genuine. I always think it's good to give people the benefit of the doubt anyway.
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        • Profile picture of the author RedMatrix
          Originally Posted by Jassim View Post

          What kind of marketing tactic is this?
          LOL, it's not a tactic. It's a G thing. (Generosity) I don't have much, but what I do have, I would love to see what can happen. I've lost a few 'bucks' here and there, with nothing to show for it, so why not spread the 'wealth' among the good soil?

          Originally Posted by Loren Woirhaye View Post

          Do you know there have been studies done where students
          tried to give-away $20 bills and almost nobody would take
          them?
          Really? ... I guess you're right. I would definitely stop to think if someone on the street handed me $20 and didn't want anything in return. (btw, i do want a return, just not what you'd expect) [you in general, the public]

          Originally Posted by YoYoPro View Post

          I noticed in your profile it says you are a CSR for T-Mobile, is this still the case?BTW, this is a very generous offer if you are for real.
          Yes, I am still there. That's my day (uhm, night) job. I love the money for the effort. I love to save people money by doing special things like advising them of a hidden benefit of xyz... etc. I live in a poor area, where everything is less than $7 an hour. You're LUCKY if you get $8.50 after a year of tenure anywhere. Well, since T-Mo came to town, by base salary is over $10 per hr. I love my job, but who wants to be on the phone all day long? ;-)

          Originally Posted by kumisi69 View Post

          Wow your trying to do a good thing, not that i really know what 10-20 dollars could really do for someone but that's not the point, good on ya for being a nice sole, i believe what goes around comes around so you should be getting some thing special soon, good luck on your ventures and keep being kind we need more people like you
          Thanks! I don't know what $20 may do for you, but it may get you that upsell you didn't think you could afford? I dunno.

          Originally Posted by Eric Land View Post

          I'll take it to pay for my next wso or classified
          Very nice what your doing
          can't believe someone hasn't taken up your offer yet
          So, you'll "take it" ? What it do you need? $10? PM me. Others have. ;-) I am a very very small angel folks! hehe.

          Originally Posted by ZigZag View Post

          Yeah you're a top man RedMatrix. Thanks for the generous offer.
          ...cut...Could I be wrong? Yes. But I'm 90% sure RedMatrix is genuine. I always think it's good to give people the benefit of the doubt anyway.
          My thoughts exactly, ZZ! I am here 9 hrs later (give or take) like I promised.

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          So far, only one poster wants some help. That's cool. The fewer respond, the more I can help with. I got about $100 I am willing to 'seed.' Remember, I don't want payment immediately... cuz if you had it, you wouldn't need it from me. But then again, I read somewhere it's always better to use someone else's money!

          To those that PM'd me, I have replied.


          You know what... I dont' know how I'm gonna do this. How will I know I will get paid back? No no, I'm just getting cold feet. That's a good sign. I'm anxious. I gave away plenty of WoW Gold last year, and not one person gave it back to me. That was 3 hours of grinding for each gold, but I didn't take it seriously. Now I'm rambling. I digress.
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          • Profile picture of the author ChrisFord
            Dave,

            Why don't you see if some of the cash-poor-time-rich folks would do tasks for you in exchange for that cash?

            Writing articles, posting them, social bookmarking, etc - I'm sure you have a list as long as your arm.

            It might be more of a win-win feeling if the exchange happened in real time.

            We have an intern, who does stuff for us in exchange for training and coaching - we normally charge over $100 an hour for that, so he's happy, and we get a whole bunch of technical and marketing tasks done for free, which are setting up more passive income for us, so we're happy.
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            • Profile picture of the author RedMatrix
              I may have to do that next time. Thanks for the tip.
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            • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
              How nice of you, RedMatrix...

              you're the kind of person that I would pay back double of what you gave if I was in the position of needing your help

              the world needs more people like you, definitely..and this forum could use a dose of kindness once in a while.
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              • Profile picture of the author PaulDomains
                This is something new for a change.

                There is an ethic issue with newbie Internet Marketers. If you are starting to build your list, you may get one or two subscribers from time to time. No sales, no money, only expenses. All kind of expenses.

                Now, the ethical issue is: If you are just starting, and making no money, with a regular physical 9 - 5 job, you are posing and lying about being a successful work from home entrepreneur. You might receive some email from one of your subscribers asking if you really make the money you say you make in your sales pitch letter. Of course, it's a temporal lie because eventually, you will make money when the subscriber becomes a customer.

                If, some of those Real Internet Marketers with enough time on Internet Business to make more than $1,000 a day, would create a company that offered to help starting online entrepreneur's wannabes, with their businesses, and sponsor them, the network would make millions of dollars just by joining forces.

                I am in a similar case. I am not making thousands of dollars just yet because I am just starting and there is no chance on earth to make money without money in a short period of time. I get some results and somehow, I know where I want to be in a short future, however, If someone would offer me to invest in my business for an specific ROI and some sort of guarantee, that would be just great.

                For instance, a budget for PPC, (by using Adwords editor the Commission Blueprint way), outsourcing some article writing, creating sites, blogs, minisites and everything we all know by now on this area of expertise. Let's say a couple of thousands of dollars could turn into $200K in a short period of time If one would dedicate 100% of the time and resources to that goal.

                In conclusion, If instead of an offer of $20 that barely would serve to pay some clicks from Adwords or as someone said above, to pay for hosting, domain name and son, the offer would be to sponsor the whole project, business model or whatever you want to call it, for an equity, the story would be very different.

                In fact, I would like to start up an "Angel Money For Internet Marketers" company some day. A multi functional consortium If you like. If you can visualize it, you can make it.
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      • Profile picture of the author Johnathan
        Originally Posted by Loren Woirhaye View Post

        Do you know there have been studies done where students
        tried to give-away $20 bills and almost nobody would take
        them?

        People intrinsically distrust random altruism.

        Strange, but true.
        Actually, no, they don't "intrinsically" distrust it. It' sbecause usually (experience) has taught them that rarely does anyone ever offer something truly for free, i.e., most people almost always have strings attached with some kind of offer like this.

        While it is a nice offer, I'm not sure how much $20 would help out many people? (Unless they already have an idea of what direction to go in). I think it would be more useful if the $20 was coupled with a bit of a guide as how to use it to make it into more.
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  • Hey there Red Matrix,

    I noticed in your profile it says you are a CSR for T-Mobile, is this still the case?

    BTW, this is a very generous offer if you are for real.
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  • Profile picture of the author kumisi69
    Wow your trying to do a good thing, not that i really know what 10-20 dollars could really do for someone but that's not the point, good on ya for being a nice sole, i believe what goes around comes around so you should be getting some thing special soon, good luck on your ventures and keep being kind we need more people like you
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  • Profile picture of the author Eric Land
    I'll take it to pay for my next wso or classified

    Very nice what your doing

    can't believe someone hasn't taken up your offer yet
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    I am looking for ad swaps pm me if you are too!

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