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Is The Warrior Forum a Scam?

Updated on April 21, 2014

Warrior Forum Scam

What is the Warrior Forum?

The Warrior Forum is probably the biggest and most popular internet marketing forum on the internet.

As I write this piece there are currently 589,812 paid up members and 19,850 users online. All aspects of making money online, setting up an online business, fulfilling your dream of becoming a work at home mom, setting up websites, affiliate marketing, and the various other ways of making money online (and offline) are discussed openly.

On the surface therefore there is absolutely no problem with the Warrior Forum and any suggestion that it is a haven for scammers who are really motivated to exploit the naivety and inexperience of newcomers to the online business world is way off the mark.

However the common connection of the word “scam” and “Warrior Forum” is not a coincidence..

Warrior Forum

Warrior Forum Sub Forums

The Warrior Forum is divided up into sub forums such as

  • ·The main internet marketing discussion forum
  • The Warrior Special Offers Forum
  • ·The Copywriting forum
  • ·The offline marketing discussions section
  • ·The Warriors For Hire section
  • ·The mobile marketing sub forum
  • ·And many more.

The most obvious cause of scam allegations against the Warrior Forum is the Warrior Special Offers Forum.

This section allows, for a small advertising fee, the advertising and sale of various “products” to the general public and fellow “Warriors”.


Warrior Forum Special Offers(WSO)

Warrior Special Offers Section

The Warrior Special Offers section allows the sale of WSO’s; a WSO is a Warrior Special Offer.

It is in this section that newcomers to online or internet marketing can be fleeced.

The unbelievable and unrealistic claims for the various WSOs on offer inevitably lead to many people parting with their money for such offers as

  • Make $8,000-10,000 per month..
  • How I made $1,500,000 Using this Exact Method
  • Got 30 Minutes per Day? Make $3,000 per month from Home
  • I Personally Mentor You to Earn $3,000 per month in 60 Days.

This is only a small sample of literally thousands of such offers in the Warrior Forum Special Offer Section as I write this today.

The products promising you these unbelievable riches in record quick time can be bought for as little as $7…and more importantly can be downloaded immediately.

This is the section of the Warrior Forum which gives it such a bad name and makes the word “scam” synonymous.

Any rational, thinking person can see that if these people were making this type of money from their various programs they would not be selling them on the Warrior Forum for $7.

There are undoubtedly some good products for sale and it is a shame that they are tarnished with the same brush as the quick buck merchants outlined above.

However until the Warrior Forum allows genuine questioning and criticism of these quick buck programs and cleans up it’s act the criticism will mount and continue.

Article Syndication Scam?

Alexa Smith and the Article Syndication Scam

Over on the main discussion forum you will find people like “Alexa Smith” who first attracted a lot of attention on the forum by using stolen photographs from Eastern European porn sites for “her” avatar.

It now transpires that “Alexa Smith” is actually a British middle aged man called “Timothy Nagley”.

The false personas and stolen photos are not the biggest issue surrounding “Alexa Smith” though.

No, it is “her” relentless promotion of article marketing as a sure fire way to succeed online that is problematic. The difficulty for “Alexa Smith” and “her” particular article marketing strategy called “article syndication” is that “she” has never shown any proof of success with this method of promotion.

In fact despite the remarkable feat of in excess of 19,000 posts on the forum since first joining in September, 2008 “she” has never disclosed proof of any earnings, sites, or traffic.

Warriors For Hire

Warriors For Hire Sub Forum

The Warriors for Hire sub forum is a sub forum of the Warrior Special Offers Forum. Here you will find many Warrior Forum members offering their services as article writers, designers, programmers, webmasters, and so on.

Regrettably many of the article writers offer cheap article writing services which are not really going to do your website many favors in the long run.

The days of publishing poor quality, short, fluffy articles are over since Google rolled out some significant changes to it's algorithm in 2012. The Panda and Penguin algorithm changes and updates have ensured that thin content sites with many similar articles and poor treatment of the subject matter have seen their search engine rankings plummet.

You do need to invest in good quality content to prosper in the search engines now.

If you are involved in the legal industry I would recommend spending a little extra money and obtain the services of a a good legal writing service.

Warrior Forum Scam?

Paul Uhl and the Affiliate Marketing Scam

A cohort of “Alexa Smith”’s is one Paul Uhl who claimed to be on target to earn over half a billion dollars in 2012 by way of article syndication and affiliate marketing.

Like Smith, Uhl has never shown a shred of proof of his remarkable claim and it has been widely and consistently shown to be a figment of an over fertile imagination.

Yet he enjoys the protection of the Warrior Forum moderators and the respect of gullible, easily led dreamers who are desperate to make money online at the Warrior Forum.

You can learn more about this one man industry that the Forbes 500 magazine appears not to have heard of yet here.

Warrior Forum Scam?

So, is the Warrior Forum a scam?

In a word, no. But..there are unquestionably scammers on the Warrior Forum who make some kind of living from exploiting newcomers and those with dreams of starting their own work at home business through internet marketing.

You can pick up some good information on the Warrior Forum. But this statement comes with a health warning. There is a huge number of scammers who will simply take your money on the back of unbelievable and unrealized claims of quick money and run.

Don’t be one of the victims. When you enter the Warrior Forum do so with a healthy degree of skepticism and rational, clear headed thinking.

And if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Is the Warrior Forum a Scam?

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Warrior Forum Censorship

Criticism of the Warrior Forum will quickly lead to a ban from the moderators as censorship is actively employed by the moderators.
Criticism of the Warrior Forum will quickly lead to a ban from the moderators as censorship is actively employed by the moderators.

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    • Footloose Entrep profile image

      Footloose Entrep 12 months ago

      hi, just became a member of wso just to see what is it. It's really shady.. and I think to really grow as an entrepreneur, it pays to do the hard work. being honest and real.

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      Timothy Arends 2 years ago from Chicago Region

      Great points! I liked what Matt Cutts said in your linked video about "If someone really had he secret to making $500 a day in the stock market, would he really be selling it for $7 [or any price]?"

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      Adam Rahuba 3 years ago from Pittsburgh, PA

      I just made a post on my blog that you've put to shame. Here's a link if you're interested. More people like us need to work to destroy this "warrior" nonsense. They aren't Warriors. They're d-bags.

      -Adam

      http://blog.seocreep.com

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      Ernest Hemingway III 4 years ago from The World

      I would be slow enough to use the Warrior Forum for back links to any of my sites to be honest but if it works for you..

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      Troy Yarbrough 4 years ago from Texas, USA

      So true. That's why I use the warrior forum for traffic and backlinks to my websites. I have an account on there that I use to make forum posts and participate in forum topics related to my niche websites. Of course, my website links are in my signatures. :-) Believe it or not, I do get some viral traffic from doing this. Also, if you create your own products (not that hard to do) you can sell it as a WSO (I always do the "dime-sales") and you can make several hundred bucks. If you build a reputation of having good products, you can earn thousands on each product you create. Don't try to re-hash outdated PLR products like most of the marketers on Warrior Forum; Always create a fresh new product based on whatever you have learned as an internet marketer.

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      Ernest Hemingway III 4 years ago from The World

      I agree but the time required to find the 'good ones' can be a bit of a waste..

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      Troy Yarbrough 4 years ago from Texas, USA

      While the Warrior Forum itself is not a scam, there are many "Warriors" who sell crappy products as WSOs (Warrior Special Offers). I've bought several products from the Warrior Forum. A few were decent products that made no promises and I acquired some good tidbits of information from them. However, I've also bought re-hashed crap with info that was available for free just by searching the web for a few minutes. These guys spend more time creating a splashy flashy sales-page than they do developing their product. Just keep in mind that there ARE some good people on WF. You just have to find them.

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      Ernest Hemingway III 4 years ago from The World

      Thanks for the comment.

      You are probably as well off not having heard of it...

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      Redberry Sky 4 years ago

      Interesting, I've never heard much about it, so it's good to be warned about its darker side!

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      Ernest Hemingway III 4 years ago from The World

      Hi CarNoobz, thanks for reading my 1st hub and your kind comment. I must check out what you write about.

      Thanks again.

      Ernest

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      CarNoobz 4 years ago from USA

      Very useful hub. I've heard a lot of things -- some good, some bad -- about warrior forum and just wasn't sure what to think about it. Thanks for the info.

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      Ernest Hemingway III 4 years ago from The World

      Kawi

      Thanks for the comment..my 1st on Hubpages :-)

      Peace

      Ernest

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      KawikaChann 4 years ago from Northwest, Hawaii, Anykine place

      Thanks for the warning ScaryErnest3, I abhor sites that take advantage of people that are trying to eek out a little more out of life... The old standard always rings true - if something sounds too good to be true... Thanks for sharing. Voted up/interesting/following. Peace. Kawi.