This is the story of PositiveVibe aka Nick Ferrara, a prolific purveyor of dubious WSO offers on the Warrior Special Offers forum.
Of all the dubious, slimy, and downright unlawful WSOs I have come across on the Warrior Special Offers forum, PositiveVibe's "guarantee" is a work of art-the art of deception.
It is the story of
- alleged dubious checks,
- false advertising,
- switch and bait marketing,
- a guarantee that is not a guarantee,
- unsubstantiated claims of income/success,
- and spamming LinkedIn like there was no tomorrow…and a “Brand New LinkedIn Strategy - Make Easy $400 Mobile Sales Again & Again WITHOUT Giving Away Freebies” which was pulled within 3 days of launch.
PositiveVibe ake Nick Ferrara is a serial WSO creator and they all have one thing in common: a crap load of UK based Warriors and/or newbies giving glowing reviews, and then the shit hitting the fan when real people start asking the most inconvenient real questions.
Can you explain why the dates on the checks were crossed
out? It would have been nice to see current successes.
Rafe (Source: WSO section, Warrior Forum)
And the answer from PositiveVibe?
Don't get bogged down with things like that Rafe. (Source: WSO section, Warrior Forum)
But the questions keep on coming:
“The 30 Day Guarantee”
This is eighty words that say: When you buy this product, you OWN it! End of story and game over! There is no guarantee here.
AussieT mentions this in a post and Nick deals with it as a graphics problem!
It has nothing to do with graphics! It is about the absence of any kind of guarantee! It would have been better not to offer a guarantee at all. It was/is an insult to any thinking human being.
I bought this WSO and thought it was mostly useless. Unlike you I skimmed over the guarantee thinking that if it was crap I could ask for a refund. Well it was and and I asked and the seller responded with
Just so you know, I do not offer a "no questions asked" refund policy.
The guarantee is actually very misleading, it is crafted to look like a real 30 day satisfaction guarantee when just as you said 'There is no guarantee here'.
Generally if the product creator actually believes in his/her product they will offer a real guarantee.
If they are not trying to deceive then they make it very clear that there is NO Guarantee.
When they disguise a no-guarantee as a guarantee the only guarantee is that the product is probably not very good...
Here is the “PositiveVibe guarantee” of success.
It looks like a guarantee, reads like a guarantee, but most definitely isn’t a guarantee.
Because he tells us that later when the crap starts hitting the fan.
But who does he blame for the slimy guarantee? His graphics guy!
Note the delicious irony beneath the guarantee:
“This is for all Warriors who are tired of the BS and HYPE…”
But the guarantee is not the only problem with this hype filled nonsense.
Not by a long shot.
There is the questions over the checks..
As it turns out, there is a “gotcha” in the RBS check. If you magnify it in your browser window, clearly printed in the upper right corner is 03-12-00. Either this buyer is still using checks that were printed on 03-12-00 or it is incredibly much like a pre-printed date of some sort – a twelve-year-old date.
Maybe this client hasn’t written checks since year-zero of the new millennium. I am not certain but I know what this does for me.
Um, I see 83-52-00. There is a six digit number in the lower left corner, 151211, you could wildly speculate that proves it is from December 15 2011 if you like.
And PositiveVibe’s response?
Miss Marple in the house!
To be honest, these cheques were thrown onto the sales page to provide some proof that I'm one of the good guys, one of the guys who's doing this and banking cheques and making a strong full time living.
As always, the trolls on the WarriorForum come out to play and try to pick faults with all the silly little pointless things in life, which is why they are trolls I guess, it's their job
If you don't like the offer, don't buy it.
And I won't even hold it against you
I wonder what this means:
To be honest,
these cheques were thrown onto the sales page to provide some proof that I'm
one of the good guys, one of the guys who's doing this and banking cheques and
making a strong full time living.
Throwing cheques onto the page to show you are one of the good guys?
Yeah, got it!
Nick Ferrara’s first LinkedIn WSO peddled a fantastic strategy of spamming LinkedIn members.
There was a problem with this though..it soon fell apart with Warrior Forum sheeple getting banned for spamming following the fantastic advice from PositiveVibe.
Undaunted, he returns once again with a LinkedIn WSO, this time with a twist and a damaging admission that the 1st one “stopped working”.
Within 3 days this one was pulled “To Allow Us to Better Serve You”.
It didn’t have anything to do with this guy, kahndoit, flat out accusing PositiveVibe of fales advertising ,something the Federal Trade Commission might be interested in.
Really P1$$ed off with your "false advertising" and promotion - in business I would call this misleading and bait advertising -
Nowhere in your promotional presentations do you highlight that the "mega bonuses" are conditional on signing up to the respective sponsers email list.
This type of treatment of WF members as being nothing but bait for future "affiliate spamming" lowers the value of any offers you make to me.
The oft quoted and in real business basis of relationship is - "know like and trust" - your current promotion definitely devalues the "like and trust" aspect.
Yes I have a strong opinion about "affiliate spammers" and those who promote products simply to get a valid email address - it devalues and disrespects all WF members
If you think that I take this style of marketing personal - yes you have got my message - I respect my business associates rather than looking at them as "affiliate bait"
Game over, thread closed in 3 days.
The whole LinkedIn spamming thing started off with the usual “helpful” thread to “give back to the community” and spawned his first LinkedIn WSO.
Then when that went pear shaped, he conceded
This isn't a surprise. As I alluded to above, the blanket "send 50 messages" stopped working AS WELL AS IT USED TO because 100 WSOs came out last year telling people to do that.
My recommendation is to go with a more targeted personal message and if you can shoot a screencast video to explain things to the prospect, it's very effective.
If you've been thinking about trying this method, I wouldn't wait. I've had some fairly decent results so far (full details coming on Friday). It's a rather simple start - as compared to cold calling.
In all likelihood, this guy is a plant/schill of PositiveVibes sent in to try to resurrect interest in Ferrara’s latest LinkedIn WSO.
He never cam back to post results, probably because the LinkedIn WSO was pulled in the meantime..
What low lifes on the Warrior Forum who flog LinkedIn WSOs fail to recognise is that LinkedIn is full of successful, real people who see through this type of bullshit very quickly. You don't acquire wealth and become successful by falling for this rubbish.
Think about it: on the one hand you have an interent marketing forum with fictitious sock puppet accounts and unsubstantiated claims.
On the other hand you have successful business people from the real world, with real experience and real money, who didn't become successful by being spammed by low lifes with a keyboard and an internet connection.
And you, my friend, are being invited to believe WSO producers like PositiveVibe are going to sell you a strategy in a downloadable ebook or video which will actually help you succeed online by spamming LinkeIn members with offers of mobile sites or whatever.