EXPOSED! It Looks Like I Am Fraud...

by sal64
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Warriors,

I write this letter with deep concern. After a few sleepless nights, I am starting to question my online legitimacy.

Every day I look in the mirror and I am no longer confortable with what I see.

Unfortunately the expoert know-alls on here have caught me out.

Let me explain...

Firstly, my healthy post count means that I spend too much time on here. Obviously, if that is the case then I cannot be making any money.

For a while there, I had convinced myself that I because I no longer need a JOB, that I was master of my time and could aford to spend it interacting with others. Let's face it... it's not as if I spend half my waking hours tweeting and fingering my smart phone like some zombies.

Sadly, I have just realized that I am in fact a loser.

Secondly, because I have been around the traps for a while, I am an old timer who conspires against newbies who have the courage to speak out against the wrongs of this Forum.

Silly me. I always thought that through experience comes wisdom. Obviously not. I'm just a rusted on forumite who blindly follows Allen and Paul.

Thirdly, I sell products based on my successes and yes I even sell WSO's. Sinner!

It should have been as obvious as the sun light reflecting from my cranium that those who can do and those who can't teach. Doh! I must have been living under a rock.

Because if I can do, why the hell would I be teaching others? Looks like I have been busted selling rehashed crappola on the WSO forum.

Gee wiz some a sucker born every minute... a refund rate of less than 2% over the years just proves how stupid people are for buying my cr@p.

But I think that this one isn't my fault. I blame the gurus. They taught me to think like an entrepreneur. They taught me to monetize my skills in as many ways as possible. When all they wanted was my money and email so that they could keep marketing to me. Kinda like going for a swim then complaining when you get wet.

Finally, I spend a lot of time on here. This is a really cooll one because I've got you all fooled, eh? Some of you are so dumb that you have hit the THANKS button many times over.

The fun part about this is that I just keep posting in order to expose my sig file.

Until now... I used to think that it was always the right thing to pay it forward, give back and have an abundance mindset. But no, I'm just a self-serving, money-hungry grub it seems.

So please, I ask for your counsel and guidance... and forgiveness.

I am now confused. Having just crawled out of an early mid life crisis, I now find myself in a huge identity crisis.

Help me!

I used to think that all those bitter, ignorant people who start threads bashing WSO's and making unsubstantiated accusations and generalizations were wrong... but now I realize that they are right and I am wrong.

Sal
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    Yeah but Sal, you're Aussie, so that cancels out everything.
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  • Profile picture of the author iAmNameLess
    I think you guys took that thread out of context, and I'm surprised for someone that's been here so long is actually bothered enough by the BS to make a thread addressing it. No offense meant at all, I'm just honestly surprised.

    Who cares what people think, worry about your own wallet, your own bank account, and your own strategies to further yourself and your business. I post a lot too, but I like sharing... I do well offline and online, if people don't believe that then cool.. It doesn't change my financial situation, and definitely doesn't change theirs either! There is a lot of ignorance posted... I've heard a lot of the same things you have. Can't let people like that bother you.
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    • Profile picture of the author CouponPotion
      It seems your a bit sarcastic but honestly...there's a bit of truth in every joke..

      so hey, If it makes you feel any better.. guess what. Everything you just wrote...all that emotion and time you spent to convey your message...it wont mean anything to you in a few weeks and you'll have forgotten (for the most part) all about it.
      Why? Life keeps rolling..
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      • Profile picture of the author nbatioco
        Originally Posted by CouponPotion View Post

        It seems your a bit sarcastic but honestly...there's a bit of truth in every joke..

        so hey, If it makes you feel any better.. guess what. Everything you just wrote...all that emotion and time you spent to convey your message...it wont mean anything to you in a few weeks and you'll have forgotten (for the most part) all about it.
        Why? Life keeps rolling..
        SO true.

        Originally Posted by CouponPotion View Post

        Why? Life keeps rolling..
        You have done it and you need to move on and by moving on you need to temporarily or forget it forever the things that made you so emotional.
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    • Profile picture of the author sal64
      Originally Posted by iAmNameLess View Post

      I think you guys took that thread out of context, and I'm surprised for someone that's been here so long is actually bothered enough by the BS to make a thread addressing it. No offense meant at all, I'm just honestly surprised.

      Who cares what people think, worry about your own wallet, your own bank account, and your own strategies to further yourself and your business. I post a lot too, but I like sharing... I do well offline and online, if people don't believe that then cool.. It doesn't change my financial situation, and definitely doesn't change theirs either! There is a lot of ignorance posted... I've heard a lot of the same things you have. Can't let people like that bother you.
      lol... if only it was just one thread my friend.

      Life is good.

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  • Profile picture of the author DianaHeuser
    Ok Sal, for one nano-second I thought you were being serious and I was going give you a serious talking to :p

    But I have learnt that you have to ignore the nay-sayers. The principles of success have always been the same but a very small percentage of people apply them.

    Those that don't apply them, don't achieve success and then they get discouraged. Instead of using the failure to re-avaluate what they are doing that is not working, they become angry.

    A frustrated, bitter individual needs to feel better about themselves, so they lash out at someone else. We need to feel sorry for them.

    "Hurting people hurt".

    And just in case you were mildly serious and need some reassurance You are one of the warriors on the forum that have reached out to a newbie, taken a real interest in their venture and given invaluable advice and guidance and, *gasp* did it for free . That made all the difference to this newbie

    Di
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    • Profile picture of the author TheArticlePros
      Originally Posted by DianaHeuser View Post

      But I have learnt that you have to ignore the nay-sayers. The principles of success have always been the same but a very small percentage of people apply them.
      No Diana!! You cannot ignore them!! I laugh myself to sleep at least 6 nights per week thinking of those nay-sayers and how they are still broke while I'm not.

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  • Sal,

    I don't think you understand the value of ideas. Ideas are incredibly valuable. And it just so happens that most people have been brainwashed with ideas of having a job and wage slavery. The fact that you helped others find new ideas and a better way of living is worthy of monetary compensation.
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  • Profile picture of the author sal64
    ok...

    looks like i need a good old spanking for being a naughty boy.

    Sarcastic? yeah in spades.

    Ironic? Big time.

    Sorry, but i am not really suffering an identity crisis. In fact I have never been so positive about my purpose and legacy.

    As with most of my rants, you gotta read between them lines for the real message.

    in the meantime...

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    • Profile picture of the author R. Shawner
      Love the irony in your post. But hey, there's a huge amount of people here who tend to generalise things because it's easier to "understand" the world when segmenting things or people into groups than taking the time and effort to look at everything individually. (Oh no the last sentence showed I'm not better at all)

      In addition...

      Edit: Ah, I drifted away, bought all the stuff in your sig. ;-)
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    • Profile picture of the author CouponPotion
      Originally Posted by sal64 View Post


      Sorry, but i am not really suffering an identity crisis. In fact I have never been so positive about my purpose and legacy.

      Well in that case, I take back the bit about you'll forget about this all in a few weeks...and instead I'll go with -
      this is great news that will....stick with you foreveR?

      lol..
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      • Profile picture of the author tpw
        Originally Posted by CouponPotion View Post

        Well in that case, I take back the bit about you'll forget about this all in a few weeks...and instead I'll go with -
        this is great news that will....stick with you foreveR?

        lol..

        Yeah... You will eventually figure out that Sal is a smart guy and often a smart ass, with a solid grasp on how to use sarcasm to make a point that needs to be made...
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        • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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          Originally Posted by tpw View Post

          Yeah... You will eventually figure out that Sal is a smart guy and often a smart ass, with a solid grasp on how to use sarcasm to make a point that needs to be made...

          Geeee ... I wonder who else fits that bill? Hmmmm :p
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          • Profile picture of the author sal64
            Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

            Geeee ... I wonder who else fits that bill? Hmmmm :p
            HA!!! Talk about pot-kettle-black.

            Oh hang on, I forgot... you're not sarcastic... just as subtle as a velvet sledgehammer.

            @Cali16. If they are clueless to start with, what makes you think they'll get a clue from me? It's a bit like trying to learn some class from Paris Hilton.

            I just get tired of the clueless coming on here and make unsubstantiated claims and generalizations.
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            • Profile picture of the author Cali16
              Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

              Geeee ... I wonder who else fits that bill? Hmmmm :p
              Pun intended?

              Originally Posted by sal64 View Post


              @Cali16. If they are clueless to start with, what makes you think they'll get a clue from me? It's a bit like trying to learn some class from Paris Hilton.
              True; guess I was thinking of the occasional annoying newcomer who isn't a complete idiot and may eventually have a light bulb moment (or perhaps a better explanation is that it's almost 3 a.m. and my brain is mush...!)
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              • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
                Sal, you're not alone. Lucky for you, the support group meeting was just about to start when you walked in.

                Folks, grab another cup of coffee if you want, and start finding your seats. Who wants to testify next?

                And remember, first names only...
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          • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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            Originally Posted by Chrisbroholm View Post

            Cool story and high level trolling ITT, let's all make joke threads!
            Oh lord, no.

            Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

            Geeee ... I wonder who else fits that bill? Hmmmm :p
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    Not only are you a crook taking advantage of the weak in mind, but you are also a sucker for buying into the dream yourself.



    Like Di, you had me going for about 5 seconds... You scoundrel... :p
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  • Profile picture of the author knish
    I feel your frustration, Sal64, even though I was a bit surprised at the content. I suppose this is a place as good as any to vent right? Or, it feels in a way like you are imitating people who just want to give up.
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    Cool story and high level trolling ITT, let's all make joke threads!
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    • Profile picture of the author Cali16
      It's about time you came clean, Sal!
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  • Profile picture of the author Marketeour
    Im still trying to figure out what he was saying by read between the lines. Was there another motive with this whole thread? Attention? A click on your signature? trying to figure it out.

    If you are serious I think you are being to hard on your self.
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    • Profile picture of the author sal64
      Originally Posted by Marketeour View Post

      Im still trying to figure out what he was saying by read between the lines. Was there another motive with this whole thread? Attention? A click on your signature? trying to figure it out.

      If you are serious I think you are being to hard on your self.
      1- hopefully the culprits will see the foolishness of their attitude.

      2- an object lesson into how to hook people into your content.

      3- perverse sense of humor watching how everyone interprets my post. So far only 3 get it.

      4- I have an allergy to peanuts.

      it is what it is.
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    • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
      Originally Posted by Marketeour View Post

      Im still trying to figure out what he was saying by read between the lines. Was there another motive with this whole thread? Attention? A click on your signature? trying to figure it out.
      He's referring, amongst others, to a particular thread that was here a few hours ago but has been deleted. The poster offered to "give" $xxx to someone provided they could tell him why they were worthy to receive it AND they doubled it in a few days AND
      they returned it all to him. An offer (not) to be refused.
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      • Profile picture of the author sal64
        Originally Posted by rosetrees View Post

        He's referring, amongst others, to a particular thread that was here a few hours ago but has been deleted. The poster offered to "give" to someone provided they could tell him why they were worthy to receive it AND they doubled it in a few days AND
        they returned it all to him. An offer (not) to be refused.
        Darn... I actually missed that one! Must be slipping in my old age.

        It's aimed at that thread and all similar threads.

        I have a low idiot tolerance level (which explains why I hated myself for so long).

        This place is a wonderful resource and it's my work place. In the real world office, you get to talk to colleagues. Online you do not. so this place is like my virtual family.

        And when we get wandering idiots mistaking this place for a new village to call home, then I get annoyed and tell them so.

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    • Profile picture of the author Sandor Verebi
      Originally Posted by Marketeour View Post

      Im still trying to figure out what he was saying by read between the lines. Was there another motive with this whole thread? Attention? A click on your signature? trying to figure it out.

      If you are serious I think you are being to hard on your self.
      Hey Marketour,

      LOL

      You know, to be a real sarcastic in writing is an art. Not everyone can do it properly. And from the readers part, not everyone can "read between the lines for the real message"(Sal).

      There are people who can perceive it and return his own sarcasm to the writer. This can be a fun for both parties.

      Other people (mainly who don't know the writer's style) may feel anger because the writer apparently insults their emotions - although this was not his/her intention at all.

      So, if you write, it is advisable to keep some sense of balance in expressing your sarcasm. As a writer, you know what you mean to say, but it may not clear to others. Especially, if your sarcasm is too subtle.

      Readers can perceive sarcasm with a small learning. Take attention to the writer's style. Is it unchanging or has it suddenly changed significantly? A certain sentence/paragraph/page does fit to the other sentences/paragraps/pages around that?

      By the way, I like what and how Sal says.

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    • Profile picture of the author Cali16
      Originally Posted by Marketeour View Post

      Im still trying to figure out what he was saying by read between the lines. Was there another motive with this whole thread? Attention? A click on your signature? trying to figure it out.

      If you are serious I think you are being to hard on your self.
      Marketeour, welcome to the WF! After you've been here a while you'll get a lot better at "reading between the lines".

      Originally Posted by sal64 View Post

      And when we get wandering idiots mistaking this place for a new village to call home, then I get annoyed and tell them so.
      Unfortunately, a few of them have taken up residence here for a bit too long and just won't go away... :rolleyes: (Maybe they'll see your thread and get a clue?? Probably just wishful thinking on my part...!)
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  • Profile picture of the author karoubalou
    Hi,
    I am surprised by your testimonial. I find this is something sincere and true.
    I am a newbie and I have a question: Do you make money by selling products and services to newbies?
    I have entered that world since a while and I still do not make money. That doesn't bother me. What bothers me is that I cannot understand how others make money. Who actually buy the products and services? People in general or people who also want to make money on line?
    Thank you!
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    You lost me at "I sell WSO's"
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  • Profile picture of the author bhl2506
    Darn Sal now I have to take you off my WF first to look up list! Yea I seen that post your talking about and couldn't agree more that person is nothing more than a troll.
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    • Profile picture of the author azmanar
      Sal,

      Definitely not a bout of depression nor some sort of withdrawal symptom.

      You're well known for your satire.
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