Does starting a mailing list work? Yes
Does cold calling Work? Yes
Does Direct mail work? Yes
Does Emailing work? Yes
Does article marketing work? Yes
Does Affiliate marketing work? Yes
Does CPA Work? Yes.
Do Don Lapre's Classified Ads Work, regardless of what you think of him? Yes
Are you going to find pools of angry resentful people who love to slam every one of these concepts and say they are a scam, unworkable, unreasonable, unrealistic?
Yes. (If thats what you are looking for).
Are any of those people qualified to tell you how to succeed in any of those endeavors?
No. They are only qualified to drone on about how something doesnt work.
Ask someone who has some successful experience...they can tell you how to have a successful experience with a given idea... dont hang around with resentful people who want to blame everything but themselves for their failures, even when talking about proven concepts that clearly are working all around them for everyone to see.
In call centers we have those guys too, they are called "whiners".
They will complain that the pitch doesnt work, while a dozen people around them are slamming sales left and right with it.
They will complain that the leads arent good, while dozens of people around them are slamming sales with the same leads...
And on breaks, they will hang out together and talk about how the supervisor is stupid, the leads suck, the company is going to go under, and how bad the customers are...
They are pissed because THEY dont succeed (Go figure), and trust me they LOOOVE to talk about it and confirm to each other that they are okay, it was just the idea that was a scam. It was a flawed concept... it wasnt anything they did wrong. It wasnt their attitude... or lack of personal development.
All the while there is a whole group of people in the same call center breaking records and making commissions all around them... but its the "concept", not "them" that is failing right?
Oh yeah, and they REALLY welcome anyone who agrees and who wants to B%$& and moan with them, and even further confirm that its the company's fault, or the concepts flaw, or the guru's fault....not theirs. You want to be in a club? They will glady welcome you!
If you are struggling they will even come whisper in your ear, and try to RECRUIT you! lol Not for your own good, but for THEIRS, because every new person who joins the club further justifies their failure.
Thats an aweful easy club to join. The bar for entry is set pretty low, all you have to be is resentful, and everyone in it will validate you and welcome you.
When you are failing though, in my own experience, its more empowering to own up and find out what you can do to turn it around! Club "Positive Self Improvement" doesnt have such a low bar for entry... but its a more prestigious club to be a part of, and you are prouder of yourself for getting into it.
Look for solutions, not people to help you justify failures. Trust me they are all around, its called the "80%".
Most of the ideas you see on WF do work, but you will ALWAYS find places where people love to pool together and point fingers at every one of them and call them unworkable, only because they themselves dont have any successful experience with it.
Even MLM works.
You want to know how something works, ask someone who made it work, not someone who didnt. They are everywhere, resenting everything.... anything to keep them from acknowledging their own poor performance.
Stay far away from those groups. They wont help you become anything but more resentful and jaded.
End of rant.