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You Can’t Get Rich With Digital Point Forums

Digital Point’s buy/sell forum is a cesspool. I thought I might be able to make a few bucks off of various projects posted on DP, but that’s starting to look less and less likely. Right now I’m getting the impression that nine out of every ten topics on those boards are scams. Just browsing over it right now reveals these lovely gems:

  • Earn $16,500 in four days using a script. That comes out to roughly 1.5 million dollars per year. If I had an automatic script that generated that much cash per year, I’d keep it a secret.
  • Earn a ZILLION dollars with this eBook! DP is loaded with people trying to take advantage of newbies. You’ll see eBooks on topics like affiliate marketing, email marketing, how to attract visitors to your site, stuff like that. All of them promise to make the reader rich using “tested and perfected methods” that only take ten minutes per day. You can get all of that information for the low, low price of $97.99. What a ripoff. Go to Wickedfire, they have a thread dedicated to free, useful eBooks.
    Granted, not all eBooks are ripoffs. I’ve read a couple of Jason’s books and they’re full of useful information. Do your research before spending money on a pdf.
  • Selling 10,000 diggs/stumbles! Ok, I hate social bookmarking traffic. Do you realize how disappointing it is to see your traffic spike one day and disappear the next? Some people have the nerve to sell this kind of traffic, which dilutes the value of those sites even further.
  • Paying $5 to borrow your paypal account for a day. I don’t know what to say about this one. This is so bad that if you fall for it, you probably deserve it. Speaking of which, I need to get in touch with that nice Nigerian fellow about my bank transfer.
  • Selling articles at $1 per THOUSAND words! Gee, thanks for destroying the content writing niche. Most people seem to charge between one and five cents per word, based on quality, but then you have these idiots who pump out worthless cheap crap that drives down prices.
  • ##–>Very long subject title with lots of UNNECESSARY CAPITALIZATION and symbols @@!!!!<–##
    I don’t even click on these.

Of course, that’s just the Buy/Sell/Trade board. I’m sure that the rest of the boards aren’t nearly as bad, but who cares? Everybody uses DP for the marketplace. I think it’s time to abandon ship and look for quality services somewhere else.

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7 Responses to “You Can’t Get Rich With Digital Point Forums”

  1. Rhys Says:

    Couldn’t agree more. You know today is DP’s 4th (or 5th, can’t be bothered checking) anniversary?

    There’s a reason most experienced webmasters/seo’ers call it “Digital Pointless”.

  2. Royal Radande Says:

    I agree. Some of the stuff on the DP market place is just crazy, but not all.

  3. JustChris Says:

    WickedFire, and I think many other marketing communities, see DP as a haven for e-book charlatans and shills. There might be a few gems of info, but it’s not so easy to find them.

  4. Hrvoje Livnjak Says:

    Ohhh I can’t agree more,lol. You definetly can’t get rich with digial “pointless” when people are creating graphics for 15 bucks. lol.

    It makes me wonder wtf I’m doing in the market then.hahahaha.

    Hrvoje Livnjak

  5. C-Squared Says:

    DP recently got into a small skirmish with Entrecard. Some guy was selling an auto-dropper. However, it was detected in minutes and shut down.

    http://entrecard.com/forums/1/3752/#p=51
    http://entrecard.com/forums/1/3756/#p=37

    Can’t Get Rich cheating Entrecard either. :D

  6. Ty Brown Says:

    Unless you are an awesome marketer you don’t get rich off these types of things unless you have great content.

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