Something I've *Learned* After A $500+ Spent On POINTLESS s***!

by Coopar
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Hey There WF!

Seems like a proper time to rant? I'd say so. Before I begin, let me say one huge thing before I get shot down by people thinking I don't want you to make money on your most recently famous SEO. I'm just spreading info that is very important in which sadly, most people spend hundreds of dollars on when they shouldn't. I'm a pretty friendly guy, so don't think I'm some big ol' grumpy ass guy ranting about who knows what.

ANYWAYS, let's get to the point. It still sometimes shocks me as I randomly travel through the WSO section time to time and notice the just flat out RIDICULOUS promises offered by some Warriors. I understand we all want to make money, but is it required we spew BS out of all our mouths in order to do so? IF you're going to make a request, try and keep it at least somewhere in an actual range of money that can POSSIBLY be made by your product you are selling.

"Man Sits In His Room, EARNING 4,392,209.32 EVERY YEAR. Read!"

What in good lord's name is THAT^. For any of you out there, let me state something that will help you throughout your ENTIRE journey across making money on the internet.

There is going to be liars, scammers, thief's, hackers, cheaters. However, there are ALSO going to be good people that will sell you something that works, or something that actually WORKS.

However, keep this in mind fellow Warriors.. I don't care what they promise you. They can promise you gold, they can make all the promises they want. They can tell you THEIR method is NEW and IT'S TOP SECRET.

The way they can make those promise is because of WORDS. Words are very powerful, and can be switched and swapped to change the meaning of something completely. Even if it SOUNDS like it's one way, you could pick up the ebook and be shocked at how the word play made the method sound completely different.

I have spent over $500 on internet marketing products, and a very very select 3 or 4 of those were the only ones the claimed up to their hype, leaving me with the information I was promised on the sales pitch.

Stay smart Warriors,
-Alex
#$500 #learned #pointless #spent
  • Profile picture of the author inxie
    Personally I find that with people making such ludicrous statements it's hard for someone with a legit method to compete in advertising. They may have a great way to earn a few extra $$$/month with little effort but it just seems so inadequate compared to all these big claims.

    Everyone is forced to exaggerate just to stay in the game!
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    • Profile picture of the author Coopar
      Originally Posted by inxie View Post

      Personally I find that with people making such ludicrous statements it's hard for someone with a legit method to compete in advertising. They may have a great way to earn a few extra $$$/month with little effort but it just seems so inadequate compared to all these big claims.

      Everyone is forced to exaggerate just to stay in the game!
      Seems like it nowadays now don't it? It's a shame we have to lie to stay in the game.

      -Alex
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      • Profile picture of the author ochaim
        I've been seeing the same thing, Alex.

        Just today I was watching a webinar, that ended up trying to sell a press release package. Here were the claims:

        • press releases get ranked for keywords people are interested in.
        • he sees things like "http://pressreleasesite.com/keyword" all the time in the serp's
        • you can generate significant traffic within 72 hours of submitting a press release that has links to your money site in it.

        I asked for an example where I could see a press release ranking in the top 10 serp's. He said that's not available during this webinar and said "you have to trust me on this one".

        To be honest, if it were maybe 10 months ago, I might have fell for it.

        I think most people spend some money to learn the hard lessons in IM. I'm sure plenty of people spent much more than $500 to learn the same lessons you learned.

        The only sure thing that will work every time, is selling information to newbies.

        Edit: another clue this webinar was BS, one of the suggestions was to use amazon aff links in email and buyer's guide PDF's. If they used Amazon they'd know it was against their TOS. This was not mentioned at all.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
    Originally Posted by Coopar View Post


    ANYWAYS, let's get to the point. It still sometimes shocks me as I randomly travel through the WSO section time to time and notice the just flat out RIDICULOUS promises offered by some Warriors.

    "Man Sits In His Room, EARNING 4,392,209.32 EVERY YEAR. Read!"
    Have you always avoided such products or have you learned this lesson by purchasing them?
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    • Profile picture of the author Coopar
      Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post

      Have you always avoided such products or have you learned this lesson by purchasing them?
      Fell for one a while back Dan, regretted that decision ever sense :rolleyes:

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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
    "Man Sits In His Room, EARNING 4,392,209.32 EVERY YEAR. Read!"
    Gotta love the thirty two cents. That is the new trend now, they think you will believe them if they throw in some cents
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    • Profile picture of the author Coopar
      Originally Posted by Alex Blades View Post

      Gotta love the thirty two cents. That is the new trend now, they think you will believe them if they throw in some cents
      Aint that true!
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  • Profile picture of the author Natlex
    After a while it becomes easy to spot which products are scams... The problem for me with most WSO's is they are padded with a lot of beginner/generic stuff and sometimes have 1 good element in it. However it's time consuming to find that one element when I could just be working on other stuff already... So I tend to avoid most WSO's unless it's a WSO on something I NEED to learn more about right now.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChadRichards
    I find the whole situation hilarious. At the other IM forum I hang out on, WF is notorious for the WSO's. Always thought they were exaggerating.

    Nope. It really is that bad. Hilariously, stupefyingly bad.

    I'm already working on creating my first WSO! Apparently, that's where the money is
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    • Profile picture of the author WSS
      Originally Posted by ChadRichards View Post

      I find the whole situation hilarious. At the other IM forum I hang out on, WF is notorious for the WSO's. Always thought they were exaggerating.

      Nope. It really is that bad. Hilariously, stupefyingly bad.

      I'm already working on creating my first WSO! Apparently, that's where the money is
      Be sure to make it really long and always have a sort of "but wait, there's more!" feel to it. Those are so lovely.
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    The problem is you keep on buying products. Buy just one and do it until it works. I dare you.

    The reality is most of the WSO's being sold have content inside them (rehashed or not) that you could use to make money. It's not to say the person selling it has made money but that's not the point. It's up to you to stop learning and start earning. You need to take action on one thing and keep on doing it until it works. If you do that you will always succeed -- 100% of the time because if things go wrong or don't work along the way, you adjust and move forward until you find what does work.

    Summary = it's all up to you.

    You know what they say, a bad workmen blames his tools...
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  • Profile picture of the author Ctscott860
    I have spent about $300 on WSO's this year. So about 25 (average $7-30 per WSO)

    I have found that only like 4 of them gave me some GOOD core info. that has made me cash$

    You just have to weed out the bad ones that DRESS UP basic info.

    I am kinda of a newbie, but I have made over $5000+ with clickbank since 2011. ALso not counting about $1200 from CPA/MLM,

    Living off of or just making extra cash using Internet marketing is a attainable goal! you just have to work at it. and also remember the Number 1 Secret............................................ .................................................. ............................"the money is in the list" :-D

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  • Profile picture of the author brianboyer
    Yeah sometimes it is easy to spot a bulls**tter but sometimes they look legit so I don't blame you for being upset. I personally stay away from most "programs" and "services". I just self teach and find free e-books online. It's worked so far. I don't think there is a secret to making money overnight. It is all hard work and time put in.
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  • Profile picture of the author miklanderson2
    A lot of the income claims are highly inflated. If a product really is capable of making $4 million a year, it would be sold for a heck of a lot more than most WSOs are. If you must buy WSO's, I'd recommend watching the forums and seeing who's posting good information here first, and then looking out for WSO's from folks you know and like. You'll probably get the same information and it's coming from a source you know and trust.

    That said, you can get everything you need to start making money for free. I haven't bought a lot of WSO's, so I don't know what "secret" information they contain, but I've done just fine without spending hundreds of dollars on WSO's.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    I'm fairly skeptical by nature and have never bought products with a lot of hype or income claims, simply because I don't believe income claims. I buy products that are useful to my business or just information about something that I would like to know more about. I especially like software and plugin and PLR products that I can use, but "methods" ... no thanks. If you look at most of the WSO threads after the first page where they bribed people to leave reviews, you never see real buyers come back and say they actually made any money with the "method". Of course, sellers usually just chalk that up to the buyer "not taking action", but I seriously doubt that's the case all of the time or even most of the time. More often, the product simply doesn't deliver what it promised.

    If buyers put that time and money into building an online business that they put into chasing dreams, they'd all be rich.
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