by timber
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I'm starting to get real sick of the total crap that I'm being told.

I just finished reading a 3 eBook series about turning around a struggling, or failing IM business. And know what it said to do? Join my coaching program.

If I could afford to join a coaching program, I would. But telling me how someone paid $5,000 to get coaching from someone who they met at a conference or 'in the airport', and that changed their life... That information does me no good. And in the end, just makes me feel even stupider than I already do.

I've bought a couple training programs, and they were 'supposed' to be idiot proof, but guess what, I must be a bigger idiot than the idiots they tried it on, because I'm just farther in debt now than when I started.

Oh, and before anyone says "just join the war room", don't you think if I could afford to, I would? I can't even afford to buy milk, but thanks for the advice.

I know that most people in here don't get a crap about my frustrations, and to be honest, when I have asked for help in the past, the response has generally been with flames and borderline hate, so if that's your response, then just don't bother.

I don't know what I need, or even why I'm posting. I guess I just wanted to see if there was anyone else out there with the same level of frustration and feeling like giving up as much as I am. I know it's a cruel world, and the harder you try and the more you want something, does not always mean that you're getting there. All those speakers so say that if you want something bad enough, then you will find a way to make it happen;

they're wrong.
#packing #quitting
  • Profile picture of the author joelraitt
    sorry for your miss fortunes man, IM isn't for everyone, if it was easy...everyone would be rich, chilling on the beach.

    how much time have you put in? what have you tried?

    ill try to help you out man, at least get you some milk to drink

    Work smart, work hard, never give up. Learn with me here:

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    • Profile picture of the author tpw
      Read everything you can put your hands on and make your own judgments...

      Get a free blog at and start implementing what you have learned... Take action towards the positive... And test what you have learned...

      If neither of these options make sense to you, QUIT NOW while you still have your sanity...

      When you cancel the Internet, you will have the money you need to buy milk...

      It is really simple...

      Take any free education that you can get, and then try to put it into use to start making money for you...

      And if you are unwilling to take any action, because you are too poor or any other excuse you can come up with, then quit whining and quit pretending that you are trying to turn your life to the positive...

      I started from nothing, and after five years working my ass off, I quit my outside job...

      It can be done...

      But investing some of your earnings back into your education will help you learn some things, without going to the school of hard knocks...

      Either you are going to make the decision to do what needs to be done to be successful with your business, or you are just better off to get out and let the serious get going...
      Bill Platt, Oklahoma USA,
      Publish Coloring Books for Profit (WSOTD 7-30-2015)
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  • Profile picture of the author ladida
    Wow. Okay. I really feel your frustration here.

    The very, very first thing I see as I read your post is a misguided perspective. Please do not be offended. I hope that as you read back your post you'll be able to recognize what I'm saying as true. You're really setting yourself up to fail here.

    The first promise I want you to make to yourself is NOT TO PURCHASE ANOTHER PRODUCT that teaches you how to be successful in IM until you've already found some success already. Here's why... You don't need to and doing so will more times than not lead you to a dead end. That's not to say there are not good programs out there but A. there are way more bad ones and B. you don't need them when you have a forum such as this to research.

    Also, understand that what you should be attempting to do as you research this forum (and other information heavy sites like this) is create your own system using the knowledge you've gained. Chances are (unless you're being mentored by that person) totally duplicating another person's system will not give you the same level of success they they've had.

    There is so much more I want to say but I know many others will add to this discussion.

    Most importantly, don't lose heart.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChanelBolleH
    Good luck ... i guess ~

    Such is life, getting frustration won't get you anywhere.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mo Goulet
    To quote Jim Rohn, "Your income is the result of your philosophy not the economy". I can truly empathize with you but I can say with experience that when you are ready to quit you are closer than you think. There is an old Chinese proverb that says "The temptation to quit will be the strongest just before you are ready to succeed". - Bob Parsons

    Click my signature, bookmark it and open it every morning.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joshua Rigley
    Life sucks sometimes. And there are plenty of unethical marketers looking to make an easy buck off of you.

    There is plenty of free info here on the WF that will set you right. Hang around here for a few days, and you'll know more than enough to run a successful online business.
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  • Profile picture of the author JustinDupre
    You win some and you lose some.. Hang in there and keep your head up. IM is not for everyone and you should definitely look into something you enjoy doing and happy getting up every morning to!
    I offer CPA coaching and investment opportunities for those SERIOUSLY interested in making money directly or indirectly with affiliate marketing. PM me for details.

    Read More about CPA/Affiliate Marketing on my Blog
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    • Profile picture of the author seasoned

      I'll be the dissenter here! You are RIGHT!!!!!!!! You want to know the TRUTH!?!?!? Why IBM, WALMART, MCDONALDS, etc... succeed and you haven't? There are perhaps seven secrets!

      What the heck, I'll tell you the last one. Outside of the first ones there probably aren't any, and the first ones aren't really secrets.

      OK, I will tell you the FIRST, and MOST IMPORTANT one! You should have a USP, Unique Selling Proposition. Without that, your chances of failure start to increase.

      IBM sold stuff that TODAY would be considered JUNK, and they got MILLIONS for it! WHY? Because there was NOTHING BETTER!

      So why did DEC take off? CHEAPER, FASTER, more compatible! So why did Apple take off? MUCH cheaper, could be used by a 5yo, smaller, etc.... IBM literally LAUGHED at the potential of Apple getting anywhere! IBM lost their chance. Apple may have ALWAYS sold more microcomputers than IBM. IBMs competitors are the reason IBM is a more popular platform.

      Do you think Ray crock got rich selling Hamburgers? After all, HIS baby, mcdonalds, sells a LOT of humburgers. HECK, ray crock may not have ever even cooked ONE hamburger. When he proposed a new product, the public HATED it, and he FAILED! The ENTIRE empire and all his wealth basically hung on a few sheets of paper! SERIOUSLY, people paid him for a MANUAL basically, to start/run the franchise, and be able to identify with it, etc.... Others were cheaper and less restrictive, and ALWAYS looking for a USP.

      WALMART was basically a cross between a department store and grocery store placed in areas that could use such a thing, and offering a discount.

      But yeah, most places asking you to pay THOUSANDS are SCAMS!

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