BIG NEWS - This Forum is Now FREE!

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Mateen, Dec 11, 2016.

  1. Mateen

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    It's not easy to cancel recurring income from a $x,xxx business.
    I've decided to make this forum and it's content 100% free.

    Why?

    I thought long and hard about it this weekend.
    I want this forum to be the BIGGEST ecommerce forum in the world. Big goal right?
    It's not going to achieve that goal being a paid forum.
    I'm still going to reply to every comment and make sure there's no spammy sales people in here and keep the quality top notch.
    I'll continue to watch this forum like a hawk.
    On top of all this, I currently have at least 50 people who couldn't get in because they're country doesn't support Paypal or Stripe.

    It just seems like the better decision at the moment.
    For all current members, you've had your recurring billing canceled so you won't have to worry about payments.

    Hopefully this community will grow much bigger and will be a great place to learn and share your ideas and strategies.

    Any questions pm me.
     
  2. sir_zi

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    Thank you for your big contribution to the ecommerce community
     
  3. perr45

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    Hello mateen

    I hope the forum grows a lot,
    I can only say that in a month I have learned more than in other expensive forums (the famous of 99usd XD). Maybe in the forum free The problem is spamm and people who burn things but sure that come many good things
     
  4. Mateen

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    Thanks guys, your comments keep me motivated to keep contributing.
     
  5. jeff_m

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    Well certainly there are pros and cons of having a free forum. Just hopefully the pros will out-weight the cons with this one. Thanks Mateen for sacrificing one of your revenue streams for this! I'll keep you supporting you man.
     
  6. Mateen

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    Your the best Jeff, been with the forum since Month one. Thanks bro I appreciate it!
    Going to be very strict with spammers. Might make a private section for people that want to share more down the line but right now I'm committed to making all my content free.
     
  7. fullmoon

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    Mateen I think we need to thank Mateen for making this forum free and for his helpful and fast replies. Coincidentally, I just saw a pitch for an online course by some random dude on the topic of dropshipping (plus a few extra bells and whistles) and he's charging an arm and a leg!
     
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    I've just joined this forum today. I didn't know that this was previously a paid forum (just seen your related post now). Either way I wish you success with it, I know that you are a genuine and hard-working guy, I've seen your work along the way on my IM internet travels. So hope it goes well for you Mateen.
     
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    Props Manteen! Wishing you the best of success! Big stuff ahead. :)
     
  10. Mateen

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    fullmoon dot JStone119

    Thank you fellas!

    It's a great feeling building a community and seeing so many people grow. If you're in the business for a while, you'll notice it's usually a lonely venture where no one in the real world understands what the heck you're up to and explaining it to them just confuses them even further.

    So restricting peoples access by charging them a fee, many in third world countries couldn't afford, didn't sit right with me. Just hoping the quality stays good, (which it seems to be!),

    No spammers yet woohoo!
     
  11. nebulasteam

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    Thanks for making it free, Mateen. I used to be a member, but I had to cancel, sadly. Now I'm back, though

    Have you considered making a PATREON for your forum here? You don't have to add rewards or anything, but just set it up and I'm sure people would be happy to just donate for all the good information you've put out there over the months.
     
  12. Mateen

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    No worries man! I definitely remember you before, good to have you back :D

    No I haven't considered that actually, I make a decent amount of money with my other businesses and I quite enjoy coming back here and commenting around.

    That being said, I think patreon would be pretty cool for the magazine I'll be releasing soon since I'm paying around $500+ for the content per month so I might add it to the site. If it could pay for itself, it would be pretty cool. Thanks for the suggestion man.

     
  13. Sami

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    Thanks for making it free
     
  14. Affgonzo

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    Indeed. Think you can give some of the long-term member's admin privileges?
    Seeing alot of spam lately.
     

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