Warrior Payments : Warning!
So today I want to take a look at the Warrior Forums newest addition the Warrior Payments system, but first a little background info to make sure we are all on the same page.
Just about everyone knows what the Warrior Forum is Im sure, its one of the most popular internet marketing forums in the world. Also most people know that the Warrior Forum was sold to Freelancer.com a few months ago. From the moment that Freelancer.com purchased the Warrior Forum they started making changes to it. At first it was small things like lowing the price of a WSO (Warrior Special Offer), or changing the the site design slightly. Many of these things that they did where met with some resistance but typical corporate mindset, they implemented them anyway regardless of what the forum users wanted. However just recently they have released their most major change ever. One that is a total atrocity for both product vendors and buyers. Let me explain.
If you know anything about the Warrior Forum then you for sure know about the WSO (Warrior Special Offer) section of the Warrior Forum. In this section vendors provide their products at a special discount price for the Warrior Members. (Well thats the theory at least but in truth many products are only sold in this section).
Traditionally one of two systems where used by the vendors for the payment processing. First there was WarriorPlus and then came JVZoo (which is also very popular outside of the Warrior Forum). However since purchasing the forum Freelancer.com has decided that they want to get into the payment processing and affiliate marketing business. The problem is that they have no idea what they are doing.
To start with from a vendors perspective the system is far to basic to really be viable. Having left out any real options of features that you would expect in a decent affiliate marketing platform. In fact this thing is so basic it just reinforces the conclusion that Freelancer.com has no real knowledge in this business.
Now we can be nice and assume (or at least hope) that Feelancer.com will get their act together and actually build a feature rich platform. However the lack of features is just the tip of the iceberg. You see there are some other real problems that effect both vendor and purchaser.
Perhaps the biggest one is lack of support or transparency. There is really no support what so ever. Their help section goes to Freelancer.com, their FAQ section goes to Freelancer.coms FAQ. Their submit a ticket system is the system for Freelancer.com. Honestly I could not believe it when I realized this. Who in the world creates a platform and does not even have a FAQ for that platform? Freelancer.com wants people to trust them with their payments but they cant even make a separate ticket system? It may seem minor but it shows a lack of effort or caring on their part.
If thats not enough it actually even gets worse. You see up until now I have only been talking about how poor the actual payments system is. But Freelancer.com the new owners of the Warrior Forum also want to get into the affiliate marketing business. To do this they are going to have a ‘pick of the day’ just like JVZoo and the W+ does. Now both JVZoo and W+ are headed by some very experienced and successful marketers. But Freelancer.com obviously has no experience in this space. So I was wondering how they would decide what products to promote. Well after looking into it some I got my answer.
While they dont come out and say it. It sure looks like one of their major (if not only) criteria is how much of a commission they will get. While there is nothing wrong with wanting to make money I have to ask myself. Do we really need another person (or company) mass mailing us the latest hype, garbage, and untested scheme just because its giving a high commission? I honestly dont think we do.
I strongly recommend that all of my readers refuse to buy anything that uses the Warrior Payments system to accept payments (at least for now).
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