The "Un" Method to Instant Online Success

by koolwarrior Banned
27 replies
Hey guys!

I wanted to drop a little knowledge on you on something that I do quite
often to help me achieve success online.

This method is called the "Un" Method, and here are a few things about it.

* It helps you save money
* It helps you make money
* It helps you keep your focus
* It helps you actually LEARN what it is you NEED to do to succeed online


This method is actually quite simple. Please read and follow directions if
you're still struggling for success online.


1) Open up your email inbox, and look for emails from your favorite online
marketers or gurus.

2) Pick one, and do a search for every email they've sent you recently.

3) Go through the last 5-10 that they've sent you, and read (or re-read)
them over.

4) If you can't find an email from them recently that has taught you
something useful or has helped you out...UNSUBSCRIBE from their list.

5) Repeat steps 1-4 for each marketer who sends you email.


That's it!


See, each email you receive from a marketer should have some immediate
benefit for YOU. That's why you sign up for their list, and give them your
most treasured possession...your email address.


Well, if they're not helping you, or educating you...then they're only
PROMOTING to you, trying to suck away every last dollar you have left
during these tough economic times.

Now, why in the hell would someone give up their personal email address just
to have advertisements thrown in their face every day?

That's why I use the "Un" Method every time my inbox starts to get emails
galore, and none of them are emails for new sales.


The thing is, many marketers read all these emails in hopes that they're
going to learn something. And when they're told to check out a product
that's going to make their day, they buy it, and get suckered into ANOTHER
email list.

And that new email list is only doing the same thing: promoting more
products to take your money, and getting you to sign up for another list
afterwards..so they can repeat the process again.

Over time, the number of products you buy, and the number of email lists
you end up subscribing to becomes HUGE. Your inbox will look nothing like a
real email inbox...and will look more like the 'Advertising' section of this forum.

The advertisements will do nothing but DISTRACT you from what it is you
TRULY need to do online to make money. And that's:

* do market research
* start product development
* create a marketing strategy
* implementing that strategy
* making money


That's all you need to do to make money online...not succumb to every email
marketer's 'next big thing' or 'next big recommendation'.

By losing focus on what you need to do, you end up failing and not making
money online. And what makes you lose focus? ...all of these emails you
get from marketers that don't TEACH, but rather PROMOTE.



So, if I were you, and you're not making money online, but rather LOSING IT,
I'd spend the next half hour to an hour going through my email inbox, and
unsubscribing from every online marketer who hasn't taught you ANYTHING in
the last 5-10 emails they've sent you.

Because if the emails aren't helping you or your business...they're only
hurting you.



Until next time...
#instant #method #online #success
  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    You are right, but why should I bother opening their emails and unsubscribe from their list, if I never read their messages anyway? I never open messages that don't come from the people I know or remember, that don't interest me, etc...

    Besides that, most of these offers are spam and their link doesn't work: you unsubscribe but keep receiving them. Certain messages will even arrive without link in the end, and if you want to unsubscribe from their list, you have to visit their site, look for the place to unsubscribe, and yet, you are not going to get rid of them, because they don't respect your decision and they will keep sending you messages no matter what.

    Spam filters are not recommended because you may lose important email messages with the garbage... So, you better ignore these offers or delete them, even if you had really subscribed in the past, and simply care about your work, without wasting your time trying to unsubscribe from any email list.
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  • Profile picture of the author TimothyW
    I disagree with the OP's philosophy.

    Imo, you can't be the type of person who sells stuff, if you're not the type of person who buys stuff!

    In your post, you are instructing people to (basically) stop buying stuff (because "they" are... "trying to suck away every last dollar you have left during these tough economic times").

    But aren't transactions what you are, as a marketer, ultimately after? How can you have disdain for *transactions* in these tough economic times -- transactions that involve you giving over the $$ (you are the buyer), then you turn right around and try to cultivate transactions (in the SAME economic times) where YOU are the seller?

    It seems hypocritical -- and/or it defies logic.

    For me the question is not whether I am being promoted to (by gurus, etc.). The question is, are the things they are promoting GOOD for me (ROI, etc.), or not.

    When a transaction happens, presumably/ideally, both sides benefit. Your OP seems to ignore that possibility. Yes, too many offers can be distracting. But being a buyer of things CAN benefit the buyer, not just the seller. When someone promotes things (even if that's ALL they do -- no educating, relationship-building, moving the free line, etc.), that doesn't make them evil, necessarily.

    Ads are GOOD! -- or can be. They represent (potentially) incoming offers that CAN *benefit* the buyer (yes, even if money must be "given up" to get the benefits).

    Transactions don't take place if that's not the case, usually -- so there's no reason to fear, or have disgust for, ads.

    -- TW
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    • Profile picture of the author koolwarrior
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      Originally Posted by -- TW View Post

      I disagree with the OP's philosophy.

      Imo, you can't be the type of person who sells stuff, if you're not the type of person who buys stuff!
      I'm sorry my friend, but this doesn't make any sense.

      The idea behind my post is to get rid of the distractions which take you away from doing IM work.

      I sell stuff all the time...and I don't buy jack, unless its a tool that I really need.

      And nine times outta ten, I'm not buying it from an affiliate's email. I'm searching Google for it, 99% of the time.

      So to tell people to go back out and buy buy buy...then what? Buying everything that's promoted to you in emails isn't getting you any closer to financial independence.

      Show me a guru who buys every single product out there...they're not. They're not buying every book...they're selling them.

      In order for someone to actually be a SELLER online, they have to SELL...not BUY. Buying stuff from emails is only satisfying the person selling it to you. It's only beneficial to you if it works, or you actually USE it.

      Most people don't. They buy stuff, and they hope, wish and pray that it's gonna miraculously do something for them. And when that happens...what usually occurs?

      1) The start screaming for a refund, and lose confidence and quit altogether.
      2) They take the loss and buy something else, again, hoping that it'll work FOR them.

      Yes, I understand that people have to sell stuff at some point in their emails in order to keep the mailing list free for their subscribers.

      But when every single email is a product pitch...then what good is that to you? I could understand if it's an email where they teach you something, and then recommend something to go along with that knowledge that has just been bestowed upon you.

      But it's another thing when people just straight up throw email ads at people all day saying "you need this, because it made the author $10,000 in 7 days".


      Seriously, I went thru my email today, and noticed that every single email in the past week has not taught anything important. It's always a shameless promotion where they either combine a story with a product they want you to buy, or they just cut the B.S. and say "buy this".


      Internet marketers think that just because you have someone's name and email that you can shell out ad after ad to them, without giving them a reason (thru valuable content) to continue to even listen and/or trust you.


      That's why I say, go through your emails...and unsubscribe from the dirtbags who have nothing better to say to you than "Go visit this site and get this product because...[fill in the blank]"


      That's all I'm saying. Like I said, marketers have to promote something to their list to keep it free for them. But what good is it to be emailed ads every day from a marketer who you've put your trust in to help you?

      I say this...if a marketer isn't going to help someone, then they don't need to be asking for their name and email. Yes, a product recommendation MAY help someone, but how many recommendations does a marketer NEED to tell someone about before they felt like they've helped someone?

      You have to have a good ratio of ads to content. That's all I'm saying. If that ratio shows more ads than content, then you're out to get their money, and not help them at all.

      Would you be able to sleep at night knowing that you have 10,000 people on your mailing list desperately seeking financial information and help from you, and all you're doing is robbing them of their wealth?

      It would be like someone coming to you asking for a pen, and you say "Sure...gimme a pen and I'll give you one" It's the same thing in this IM-market!

      People looking to you for advice on how to make money, and all they're doing on the other end is asking for your money. Does that make sense? You're not giving them any advice on how to make money..you're just taking it saying that "this will lead to more money for you".

      Bottom line:

      It's useless to teach someone how to make money online, especially when all you're doing is taking their money from them, and teaching them NOTHING.


      So if someone you sought for money making advice is doing nothing but asking for money and not giving you advice, you need to ditch them ASAP.


      That is all
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  • Profile picture of the author BizBooks
    If you get no benefit form being on a list;

    1) no good information you can you
    2) no good copy you can learn from
    3) no huge discounts that you can take advantage of
    4) no niche products that you are having trouble finding elsewhere (say, if you are in the "sweaters for pet chickens" niche;

    then unsubscribe, or, if you use gmail, you can set up a filter to mark as read and archive the emails automatically...

    this will save you hours a week of browsing, reading, and getting sold to, when you could be using your time so much more productively.
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  • Profile picture of the author bwall
    Originally Posted by koolwarrior View Post

    Hey guys!

    I wanted to drop a little knowledge on you on something that I do quite
    often to help me achieve success online.

    This method is called the "Un" Method, and here are a few things about it.

    * It helps you save money
    * It helps you make money
    * It helps you keep your focus
    * It helps you actually LEARN what it is you NEED to do to succeed online


    This method is actually quite simple. Please read and follow directions if
    you're still struggling for success online.


    1) Open up your email inbox, and look for emails from your favorite online
    marketers or gurus.

    2) Pick one, and do a search for every email they've sent you recently.

    3) Go through the last 5-10 that they've sent you, and read (or re-read)
    them over.

    4) If you can't find an email from them recently that has taught you
    something useful or has helped you out...UNSUBSCRIBE from their list.

    5) Repeat steps 1-4 for each marketer who sends you email.


    That's it!


    See, each email you receive from a marketer should have some immediate
    benefit for YOU. That's why you sign up for their list, and give them your
    most treasured possession...your email address.


    Well, if they're not helping you, or educating you...then they're only
    PROMOTING to you, trying to suck away every last dollar you have left
    during these tough economic times.

    Now, why in the hell would someone give up their personal email address just
    to have advertisements thrown in their face every day?

    That's why I use the "Un" Method every time my inbox starts to get emails
    galore, and none of them are emails for new sales.


    The thing is, many marketers read all these emails in hopes that they're
    going to learn something. And when they're told to check out a product
    that's going to make their day, they buy it, and get suckered into ANOTHER
    email list.

    And that new email list is only doing the same thing: promoting more
    products to take your money, and getting you to sign up for another list
    afterwards..so they can repeat the process again.

    Over time, the number of products you buy, and the number of email lists
    you end up subscribing to becomes HUGE. Your inbox will look nothing like a
    real email inbox...and will look more like the 'Advertising' section of this forum.

    The advertisements will do nothing but DISTRACT you from what it is you
    TRULY need to do online to make money. And that's:

    * do market research
    * start product development
    * create a marketing strategy
    * implementing that strategy
    * making money


    That's all you need to do to make money online...not succumb to every email
    marketer's 'next big thing' or 'next big recommendation'.

    By losing focus on what you need to do, you end up failing and not making
    money online. And what makes you lose focus? ...all of these emails you
    get from marketers that don't TEACH, but rather PROMOTE.



    So, if I were you, and you're not making money online, but rather LOSING IT,
    I'd spend the next half hour to an hour going through my email inbox, and
    unsubscribing from every online marketer who hasn't taught you ANYTHING in
    the last 5-10 emails they've sent you.

    Because if the emails aren't helping you or your business...they're only
    hurting you.



    Until next time...

    I agree with you.
    There are too many marketers who just spam you with every JV offer they can promote without delivering anything of value (ex: the 1000 emails we all got promoting Buterfly Marketing) . All that this does is distract you from working on your IM business.

    However there are a few marketers who do deliver good information. I don't mind receiving an email from them once in a while promoting something as long as they are also delivering some value.
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  • Profile picture of the author MonsterZero
    I'd take this a step further and note why a particular marketer turned you off. Make a list of reasons why you stayed subsribed to some marketers and not others. Might be a good reference for when you're managing your own list.
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  • Profile picture of the author TimothyW
    I'm not saying to buy, buy, buy. I'm saying, just because someone's selling, selling, selling, is no reason to unsubscribe. Incoming offers to buy can be beneficial. Buying something CAN cause you to gain, not lose (depending on what's being offered). Deciding to unsubscribe just because (as the determining factor) someone's selling/offering/promoting stuff, could be detrimental, overall.

    -- TW
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    • Profile picture of the author koolwarrior
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      Originally Posted by -- TW View Post

      I'm not saying to buy, buy, buy. I'm saying, just because someone's selling, selling, selling, is no reason to unsubscribe. Incoming offers to buy can be beneficial. Buying something CAN cause you to gain, not lose (depending on what's being offered). Deciding to unsubscribe just because (as the determining factor) someone's selling/offering/promoting stuff, could be detrimental, overall.

      -- TW
      Well TW...again I must form a rebuttal.

      You're right incoming offers can be beneficial. But marketers tend to forget why people are signing up for their list. They're not looking for ads galore. They're looking for HELP.

      Yes, a product recommendation can HELP...but like I said before...how many recommendations are needed before the marketer feels he/she has HELPED someone?

      I'm not saying unsubscribe because someone is selling/offering/promoting stuff. That's business. I'm saying unsubscribe when you sign up to someone's list looking for HELP, and all you get are ADS and NO HELP.

      If a optin page says they're going to help me...and I have received no benefit from it...I'm unsubscribing. I'll give them a few days to make their case...and if they don't help, I'm not staying around for them to send me email blasts with nothing but ads.


      It's like, signing up for a free offer learning how to do SEO. And then all you get are ads for crap from Clickbank talking about "Get Rich Quick!".

      Trust me, I've signed up for freebies for help on SEO, copyrighting, and ideas that I need to expand my business. And then a week later, I get an emails talking about Ewen Chia or Jeff Paul's latest entry-level ebook targeting newbies who don't know what Clickbank is.

      With great power comes a greater responsibility. You have great power being able to draw people in who are looking for help to sign up for a free offer. Now, you have a responsibility to help them. And if your list isn't helping them...then you've morally failed them.
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  • Profile picture of the author billbarrett
    Koolwarrior, you are damn right. These emails are for promotions only. I don't think that I've learned something from them. I am going to follow your "UN"-method strictly. )
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  • Profile picture of the author thomashoi
    well here's a tip for marketers here, the next time you open your inbox, check out for the spam email before deleting them especially if you receive the same email day after day.

    they may give you ideas for the next hottest niche on the market. Examine how they do the copywriting and see if you could borrow some of the keywords and applied it into your existing campaigns.
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  • Profile picture of the author blogonator
    I guess the only ones to disagree to this method are the ones who regularly spam the people on their lists themselves.
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  • Profile picture of the author artwebster
    I never realised I was using a methodology called 'un' - I thought I was just managing my email accounts.

    Doesn't everybody do this already?
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    Some old school smarts would help - and here's to Rob Toth for his help. Bloody good stuff, even the freebies!

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    • Profile picture of the author koolwarrior
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      Originally Posted by artwebster View Post

      I never realised I was using a methodology called 'un' - I thought I was just managing my email accounts.

      Doesn't everybody do this already?
      Unfortunately Art...not everyone does this already...especially newbies who fall into these traps. They don't know what an unsubscribe link is, let alone what Clickbank is.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMChick
    It's a great method to follow lately with all the crap lists that I opted in on banging me over the head with sales materials every day. I do look at all the stuff that comes in, or at least try to keep up with it, and if I get too much junk I hit the un-sub button. On the other hand, I've studied some of the better stiff coming through and collected them as swipe files. So I guess it just takes a commitment and time to go through all of it looking for the gold nuggets buried in the emails.
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    • Profile picture of the author koolwarrior
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      Originally Posted by IMChick View Post

      It's a great method to follow lately with all the crap lists that I opted in on banging me over the head with sales materials every day. I do look at all the stuff that comes in, or at least try to keep up with it, and if I get too much junk I hit the un-sub button. On the other hand, I've studied some of the better stiff coming through and collected them as swipe files. So I guess it just takes a commitment and time to go through all of it looking for the gold nuggets buried in the emails.
      LET THE CHURCH SAY AMEN TO THAT! You can always find 'diamonds in the rough' with all of the email ads you get sent every day.
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  • Profile picture of the author cmbwealth
    I agree with you, I am a newbie and I get bombarded with sales pitches from when I first started to look. Some have been good, offering advice and guidance as well as tools, but many are sent right into the trash bin.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Fullman
    I rarely unsub. Very rarely, actually. Practically never.

    I just tend to filter out the obvious noise.

    But I do keep tabs on how some marketers attack certain subjects/launches/promotions.

    Because the same approach -- if not the wording -- is often highly applicable to other niches.

    Jeez...if you feel compelled to form a +/- opinion about every email you get...well...each to their own, I guess.

    But every mail is a potential lesson learned. And I like free marketing lessons

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  • Profile picture of the author koolwarrior
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    Reverse engineering DOES work, when it comes to email. Read how they convince others to buy stuff...might work for your business, right?

    That's how I learned how to write email copies myself.

    Seriously, I could write a whole guide on email copyrighting...but the subjects been done to death.
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  • i thought about a spin for that situation.

    let's say you are searching for an idea for your new project or some affiliate opportunity.

    what you can do is look through their promotions to learn something new, to get an idea, to get a product you can promote as affiliate.

    for example: if you get some emails from different marketers regarding the same product, it could mean that maybe it's a new product release and it can be an opportunity...

    shlomi
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  • Profile picture of the author TimothyW
    Yes, Kool -- but what I'm saying is, "help" can (sometimes) come in the FORM of ads. Ads for things that can help you (the intended audience).

    You're saying when you subscribe to a list, the list owner should be sending you HELP via email. What you really mean is, FREE help.

    I'm saying, if you expand the definition of 'help,' it can also include offers/ads for things that ARE helpful, but that you must pay for. That's all.

    My definition of "help" might be broader than yours.

    -- TW
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    • Profile picture of the author koolwarrior
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      Originally Posted by -- TW View Post

      Yes, Kool -- but what I'm saying is, "help" can (sometimes) come in the FORM of ads. Ads for things that can help you (the intended audience).

      You're saying when you subscribe to a list, the list owner should be sending you HELP via email. What you really mean is, FREE help.

      I'm saying, if you expand the definition of 'help,' it can also include offers/ads for things that ARE helpful, but that you must pay for. That's all.

      My definition of "help" might be broader than yours.

      -- TW
      Finally...me and TW agree Nice debate, man!
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  • Profile picture of the author bobcath
    This is an interesting debate. I'm often tempted to US but a little voice says you may miss something. That said the time it takes to read all of these or least scan them per day probably adds up to the time you could use to DO something constructive.

    My view is that this is not a static or definitive point. Its also time bound. think back to when you were a blank slate in respect of IM, you probably welcomed many of the emails, however as you get longer in the tooth you realise that there are few people who are really wanting to help you, in fact saying they are helping you is just another marketing tactic, its just a 'nice to believe'. We need to be honest with ourselves and accepting of others, that they will try to sell us stuff, isn't that what we are ALL doing.

    Anyway, like the tip!

    Bobby
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    • Profile picture of the author koolwarrior
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      Originally Posted by bobcath View Post

      This is an interesting debate. I'm often tempted to US but a little voice says you may miss something. That said the time it takes to read all of these or least scan them per day probably adds up to the time you could use to DO something constructive.

      My view is that this is not a static or definitive point. Its also time bound. think back to when you were a blank slate in respect of IM, you probably welcomed many of the emails, however as you get longer in the tooth you realise that there are few people who are really wanting to help you, in fact saying they are helping you is just another marketing tactic, its just a 'nice to believe'. We need to be honest with ourselves and accepting of others, that they will try to sell us stuff, isn't that what we are ALL doing.

      Anyway, like the tip!

      Bobby
      I hear you Bobby. Many newbies are wooed by the 'euphoria' of there being a way to make money online...that they will sign up and whole heartedly welcome ANY emails with a new way to make money online.

      But it's like you're marrying the 'IM business'.

      Once the honeymoon's over...it's just the same crap, day after day. Not commenting on MY marriage, though. We're straight! But after a while, you expect the same ho-hum email ads.

      In the beginning you're like WOW! A cool new way to make money online! He must really wanna help me by recommending these products!

      Then after a while you're like...WOW! I've bought all this sh**, and still haven't made a buck yet!


      And that's when most lazy people either say screw it, and buy some more...or quit, or actually start using some of the strategies, techniques and tools they've purchased to make some dough.


      Don't be a quitter or a habitual buyer. Be a DO-er
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheila
    Great thread, I love it! My name is Sheila, and I am an UNsubscriber!

    . . . now that I've taken care of that addiction, I think I'll go see what other trouble I can get into :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author blogonator
      Hi Sheila, pleased to meet you.
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      Hasta la WinVista, Baby!

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      • Profile picture of the author Kay King
        See, each email you receive from a marketer should have some immediate benefit for YOU. That's why you sign up for their list, and give them your most treasured possession...your email address.
        I disagree with that statement. The best list marketers to me are the ones that maintain a balance between good info and ideas and promotion. A list member who expects ONLY free info and resources and little or no promoting is as unrealistic as the list owner who only blasts one promo after another.


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        • Profile picture of the author koolwarrior
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          Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

          A list member who expects ONLY free info and resources and little or no promoting is as unrealistic as the list owner who only blasts one promo after another.
          Like I said before, yes...eventually some ads are gonna have to be pushed in order to keep the list free for all...and that's understandable.

          I'm not telling people to unsub from everyone who promotes something. I'm telling people to unsub from every list that does nothing BUT blasts promos one after the other...with no content being fed whatsoever.

          There is a difference. And yes, the list member who expects ONLY free info and tools is unrealistic. That's why we put ads in our emails every now and then to filter out the buyers from the cheapskates.

          I'm just saying...if the person whose list you're on is doing ALL ads and NO content...ditch 'em. Trust me, I'm still on lists for people who have a nice balance of content and ads. I know they gotta promote something or else they're going out of business.

          But don't make it a business to lure people onto your list saying you're gonna help them, and then DONT help, and just promote every living second the subscriber is on their list.
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