Back in my early days of Internet marketing, I was frequently on the Warrior Forum. To this day, the site is a mixed bag.
What is the Warrior Forum and why do I say that?
The Warrior Forum is one of the largest Internet marketing forums on the Internet. It has a massive following.
Founded in 1999 by Clifton Allen, the Warrior Forum was acquired by Freelancer.com in 2014. It’s hugely popular and is in the top 250 most visited sites in the world according to Alexa.
That’s not a bad thing. Except it can be.
The good side of the Warrior Forum
The Warrior Forum can be a great place to meet other marketers and network with like minded individuals. In my early days especially I met quite a few great people there.
The Warrior Special Offers area is actually not a horrible place to sell a few copies of an info product. I myself made over $1k selling my early products.
Since the site is so popular, you can get a lot of eyes on your product offer really fast.
But, there’s the bad too.
The bad side of the Warrior Forum
My biggest complaint against the Warrior Forum is actually pretty simple. The blind leading the blind is a constant phenomenon there.
People ask for advice. That’s excellent. What’s not excellent is that most of the advice given is horrible advice.
My only thought can be that these people have either never made money online and simply don’t know what they’re doing or they’re just dishonest. The former is more likely.
Then there’s the issue of the Warrior Special Offers section.
The WSO section of the forum is literal cancer. I would be lying if I said it’s worthless. As I said I sold some of my early products there and made a bit of money.
But the majority of the products sold therein are absolutely terrible. A quick look at the first page of the WSO forum will reveal dozens of obvious cash-grabs.
You’ll find products claiming to teach you to make hundreds of dollars a day overnight. Quit your job in a week. Make $10k with a click. YEAH RIGHT.
Each post on the Warrior Special Offers forum costs $20. You can make your post sticky for $100. So you can imagine this is no small source of income for the WarriorForum and Freelancer.
Do they not know they’re selling junk?
If you’ve been following my site for long, you know I have a huge problem with junk products. I’m sick and tired of people being sold snake oil as they hope for success. I was that guy in years past. Maybe that’s why I feel so passionately about it.
But that brings me to my question. Do the owners of the Warrior Forum not know that this junk is being sold on their platform? Do they not know or do they not care?
I don’t know them, and I can’t speak for them. I really don’t want to think the worst, but the question remains.
So what do we do with the Warrior Forum?
The most popular Internet marketing forum on the Internet is an enigma. What should we do? Do we stay away?
I’m not so sure. The site has problems. Granted. The blind lead the blind there. But there is also a lot of potential.
It’s for that reason that those of us who do know what we’re doing should consider being active there to help those asking questions.
On the other hand, do we want to support those behind the forum – if indeed they are knowingly promoting junk? (On that note, I’m hoping for the best – that they don’t know what they’re promoting.)
That’s something for you to decide for yourself.
It’s still a great place to interact with other people, and it’s still the largest Internet marketing forum out there.
If you’re feeling like a Warrior, go for it. For the rest of us, there are plenty of other resources.