Founder @ Beambox.com
- Jan 1, 2015
I'm trying to connect to as many resources as possible. Mainly in the marketing/sales/biz space.
What other forums do you use?
What other forums do you use?
Interesting take. I'm not sure on STM though, I think it can be quite useful to get a general feel for the paid traffic industry ( SEO section was quite dead there last time I checked ), or connect/network with other people and moderators are quite active giving feedback in follow-along threads. I can't say it's worth the $99 or whatever it was though. What do you think?I've been a member of them all.
If you like to read broken English where people buy old accounts or try to spam the post count up on new ones to enact some kind of scam later, check out Black Hat World, Warrior Forum, Digital Point, and any Facebook groups.
If you like pornography and racism, read the Wickedfire archives if you can even get a new account approved these days. Don't pay the monthly fee to read the "best of" threads. The good stuff has already been re-written here or outdone here. The rest isn't worth digging for, since none of it really applies these days. The best part of that forum is how many times the administrator has scammed the user base and they keep falling for it.
If you like guru nonsense and bickering, check out other tiny black hat forums, but don't buy anything or reveal anything about your business. Scams are going on constantly. Don't install their plugins. I wouldn't even bother since even our resident spammer @shaunm has openly said he's done spamming because it flat out doesn't work any more.
If you want to feel ripped off, pay for any of the paywall forums like Stack That Money and other guru group forums. Their game is to trick you into thinking they hold the secrets, then you enter the barely maintained forum full of the same old nonsense.
Information is free and wants to be free or cheap enough that anyone can access it (the cost of a book). When it's not, you should be suspicious.
At the end of the day, this is the only one that matters any more, but I'd like to see more activity from it. I'm hopeful since I'm starting to see a lot of bloggers and gurus stealing content from here now.
So glad you said this.I'm hopeful since I'm starting to see a lot of bloggers and gurus stealing content from here now.
Are you saying FLF is full of false guru's? If you are, you def. don't read the forum ( because I can read between the lines better than anyone ) or attend the awesome event that just happened in Scottsdale. Meeting these people face to face would prove otherwise to you.Fast Lane Forum is alright, but it's not IM focused. At the end of the day, there's a lot of people trying to be false gurus. It gets old after you see the pattern of topics after awhile.
Personally I look at that as basically a good thing. It's a positive indicator to me that the space has evolved toward a reasonably high barrier to entry and high level of expertise requirement and thus there's a good chance that success, far from guaranteed, will actually be defensible and sustainable.IM just isn't what it used to be. The golden days are gone. Golden, not as in profitable... But as in connecting with people, discussing things, making downtime less boring, etc. Tons of people trying to hustle, now it's just a few and no ones really being public about it.
While I'm obviously biased, I promise you you're not getting the information we're sharing anywhere else... because it's specific to members sites.Any time I see someone defending a paywall on a community, all I can think of is Scientology.
You know that the person talking knows it's crock of crap and they got taken for a ride, but it's far too late to admit it because too much money has been invested (lost). So they defend the paywall instead so they don't deal with cognitive dissonance.
The rest of us have the exact same information that's already been leaked out by members of the community. Turns out it's either about some alien overlord planting souls into volcanos to atom bomb them or it's the same regurgitated information from other forums and blogs.
You're not in the focus group. I've been inside the course. I manage to see / log in / download every single course that hits the market thanks to knowing people. The Income School one is not for you (not you in general, you as in @bernard specifically).I've watched some videos from Income School and I do like their stuff. It's honest and straightforward and looks like effective tactics to me. I do a lot of what they preach, so I was pleased to hear them talk about those things. I'm considering joining their paid group $399 (?), which is a paid forum with some sparring with them. Not sure if I'm the focus group though. I think it's more newb oriented.
This is the problem ( that I highlighted above ).looking for other paid/membership communities others have found particularly useful in regards to staying on the bleeding edge of SEO