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Worldisyours

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I remember when it was just the fast lane. Now you have have all these young wannabe con artisit selling their snake oil on youtube.
I even came across a guy today selling

"Freedom, the fast lane"

And thats what made me come back here after a few years absent.

They jack up sponsered ads on Facebook and Youtube and google ads.

Just interesting how things have shifted over the past few years.

Jeeez
 

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What's wrong with the forum having ads? At least the staff here are practicing what they preach, which is hard to say about some other places online. *cough* reddit *cough*.

It's just a fad, entrepreneurship is trendy so people are jumping on the bandwagon.
 

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I read your post 5 times and I still can’t figure out what your point was..

Are you saying the Fastlane Forum is a snake oil guru?
 

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I read your post 5 times and I still can’t figure out what your point was..

Are you saying the Fastlane Forum is a snake oil guru?
No. I think he's talking about a lot of YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram bro marketers.

I've noticed it too there's so many young experts on how to make money that sell courses and their ads are everywhere.

They are all Tai Lopez clones.

And they all use "buzzwords" now fastlane is a "buzzword."
 

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I just realized my true calling - I will create a program and brand myself as The expert that provides expert advice to experts that provide other experts advice. Lol.
 

Worldisyours

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No. I think he's talking about a lot of YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram bro marketers.

I've noticed it too there's so many young experts on how to make money that sell courses and their ads are everywhere.

They are all Tai Lopez clones.

And they all use "buzzwords" now fastlane is a "buzzword."
yes thats what I am talking about, its a strange fad that is bad for the indsutry. It makes is seem like a scam.

The truth is any REAL self made person can see the way something is built to generate income.
not focusing on the junk. But junk makes more money than value, its concerning the direction of society
 

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What's wrong with the forum having ads? At least the staff here are practicing what they preach, which is hard to say about some other places online. *cough* reddit *cough*.

It's just a fad, entrepreneurship is trendy so people are jumping on the bandwagon.

nothing, just always thought demarco was smarter than CPA
 

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There are more lost souls out there than one might think. People with no direction in life and wanting to make a change, but don't have people around them to give them that kick. So they fall head over heels for the "I can help you succeed and be a winner" videos.

I see it around me. People just get stuck for some reason. They are afraid of life. I know a girl who got her masters in occupational therapy. She graduates, lets her family take advantage of her new free time, and she puts getting her license on the back burner...for TWO years and has turned into an emotional mess. Happy go getter me has been pushing her hard now to get her license. Some people just need their hand held, and there are dozens of webinars that do that now.
 

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Actually, ads are a good thing as long as they're related to the forum or niche.

They let you know of services or potential opportunities that you would otherwise not have known about.
And these services and opportunities can be used / purchased to further improve your $$$.

Of course, if the ads are about making money with Forex in a gardening forum, then that's irritating.
 

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The salary to cost of living rate is fairly awful for low-skilled workers compared to how it was in the 80s and earlier, so starting a business is the only real option for a lot of people. That's what I blame it on at least.
 

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Yeah, he doesn't need the thousands of dollars a month. He actually lights his cigars with 100's.
I am a blackhat and white hat guru. There is no way this forum makes that much with cpa.
I can do a through check but dont have time. I just think it lowers the prestige that's all. The return is less than the gains. This is just my opinion.
I have a app with 3 million downloads, and dont dare to do itr. But that's my style. Maybe ill change one day.
 

Worldisyours

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Actually, ads are a good thing as long as they're related to the forum or niche.

They let you know of services or potential opportunities that you would otherwise not have known about.
And these services and opportunities can be used / purchased to further improve your $$$.

Of course, if the ads are about making money with Forex in a gardening forum, then that's irritating.

Hmm I'm sure alzheimers ads are not going to help me. If you want a forum that really helps you make money, i can direct you. Although I love this forum as a place to converse and share thoughts/experience.

Making big bucks is hard as heck unless your lucky.. most folks have to work some magic.

Skills. Product. Online. Leads. Sales Conversions. Social proof.
It's kind of a science nowadays.

Maybe I'll do a detailed thread step by step. There hasnt been one of this over here.

Went but off topic there
 

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I am a blackhat and white hat guru. There is no way this forum makes that much with cpa.
I can do a through check but dont have time. I just think it lowers the prestige that's all. The return is less than the gains. This is just my opinion.
I have a app with 3 million downloads, and dont dare to do itr. But that's my style. Maybe ill change one day.

I actually have no idea what ads you are talking about since I don't see them. Are there other ads besides Google ads floating around? Are there specific ads like for hosting or making money online on the sides or something?
 

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I actually have no idea what ads you are talking about since I don't see them. Are there other ads besides Google ads floating around? Are there specific ads like for hosting or making money online on the sides or something?

He's talking about Google auto-ads which non-subscribers see. Sometimes Google really over does it and some of the ads can clutter the UI.

As for ad monetization here, not sure what he's talking about. I only link to Udemy and use Google ads, plus a couple of affiliate links to my books on Amazon/Audible.
 

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I remember when it was just the fast lane. Now you have have all these young wannabe con artisit selling their snake oil on youtube.
I even came across a guy today selling

"Freedom, the fast lane"

And thats what made me come back here after a few years absent.

They jack up sponsered ads on Facebook and Youtube and google ads.

Just interesting how things have shifted over the past few years.

Jeeez
The gurus will soon become the customers :)
 

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Every time I get on YouTube I see the “guru” ads.

Now, I’d rather just see the normal, regular ads that they show on TV than that shit.
 

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yes thats what I am talking about, its a strange fad that is bad for the indsutry. It makes is seem like a scam.

The truth is any REAL self made person can see the way something is built to generate income.
not focusing on the junk. But junk makes more money than value, its concerning the direction of society

I'm barely on FB but have tons of "Guru" this and "Guru" that on my Instagram feed. I just ignore most of them. The ones I do check out for comical reasons all say the same thing with the same pictures next to cars, boats, "Hot" girls, etc.

It's like they all read the same book on how to be a duechbag instantly and are following it to a tee.

I will stay on my path of hard work and following the CENTS Commandments!!
 

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