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#1228 What is MarketingCheckpoint?

Posted by Matt Koshko on 24 January 2014 - 12:22 AM

By being a member you can participate in:

  • Discussion topics around business, marketing, and related subjects (and unrelated)
  • Earn 250 points for participating in discussions (each topic or reply)
  • Publishing and viewing events (in the calendar)
  • Advertise through banners
  • Advertise through email ads using earned points or upgraded account.
  • Earning points by opening email ads
  • Selling digital products in the marketplace
  • Earning commissions referring members to MarketingCheckpoint whom buy a membership or banner ad
  • Networking with other members by adding friends
  • Becoming an authority through building trust and loyalty

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#5460 Posting Guidelines for Program Threads

Posted by Darren Olander on 01 June 2016 - 11:16 AM

Only one discussion thread (topic) will be allowed for each program. 

Use the search function in the top right to make sure no discussion has already been started for a program before you start a new topic for that program.


New programs must use the following Title Format without your affiliate link:

Program Name - URL


For example, if I was listing Marketing Checkpoint it would look like this:

Marketing Checkpoint - marketingcheckpoint.com


Only the first post (topic starter) can include an affiliate link in their first post. Affiliate links in replies are not allowed.


If you are posting a new program, make sure to include at least one paragraph explaining the program.


To be fair, do NOT post programs that are not open for accepting members yet. The first topic starter after the launch will be accepted.


NEW TOPICS in this part of the forum will be moderated and must be approved first.


If a topic shows (Archived) in the title then it means the program is closed, you should not attempt to join or make payment to such programs.


Thread Bumping is Not Allowed


Due to users generally feeling negatively towards "bumping", the act of replying to a thread with no significant news or discussion just to bring the thread to the top of the discussion list, it is no longer allowed.


If you are unsure if you are "bumping" a clear indicator is that you are replying to a thread where you are already the last person to reply, creating a chain of replies yourself.  This is NOT allowed.

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#1288 Community Rules

Posted by Matt Koshko on 29 January 2014 - 10:45 PM

Blanket statement: Play nice, play fair, be respectful.

As a member of our community you are expected to follow the rules. Most importantly, the use of common sense plays a factor. But, to make sure everyone is on a level playing field, here's how we have structured the community.

RESPECT. Whether you're a seasoned professional or a brand new marketer, we treat everyone with the same respect and expectations. You are welcome to bring your opinions, just be respectful.

Administrators: These are individuals in the community who oversee all content and decisions, ultimately making sure all is running smooth. Administrators are real people, too.

Moderators: Individuals labeled as Moderators help maintain appropriate content. They may move articles, topics, replies, comments, etc. without notice, but they also follow the same guidelines. We rely heavily on our Moderators to help be the first stage when an issue arises. And if you have a question, feel free to ask them.

Discussions: This is the heart of the community content sharing where you are free to engage through questions, experiences, and the long list of categories. Do your best to fit your topic and replies in the appropriate categories, and if Admins/Mods think they are better suited elsewhere, we'll make the change.


Users who repeatedly make short posts that are meaningless just as a qualification to earn rewards will be banned from posting. Please make sure that you are making posts that contribute to the discussion.


Discussion Signatures: Branding is important. We want you to build yourself as the sought-after professional. You may utilize a forum signature to showcase yourself with a short bio or other kind of catchy content. You may use one banner, no taller than 90px, and one affiliate link.

Affiliate Links: Generally affiliate links are off-limits unless otherwise specified. However, because of our unique mailing opportunity as well as the ability to advertise banners, you are still able to get in front of people with your advertisements.

Adult Content: Sorry, wrong place to share. Simply put, if you're caught sharing content of this kind in any way, consider yourself banned permanently.

Private Messaging: Privately contacting members is a valuable capability but is monitored carefully. Spamming your links, mass messaging, and otherwise harassing members will get you blocked from this capability indefinitely.

Foul Language: Western culture has decided there is an ever-growing list of insulting, foul, and "bad" words that make people uncomfortable. Intentionally utilizing such language against someone else may result in censorship and/or warnings. Your reputation will take a hit; think before posting.



The "Program Threads" forum has it's own rules. Please read them here.

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#4080 Introduce yourself

Posted by hotshots59 on 26 September 2015 - 12:46 PM

Hello Everyone


My name is Rick Ouellette


It's a pleasure to be here and to meet all you amazing people part of Marketing Check Point.

I have been trying to make money online for about a year now and bombed out so far.

Tried just about everything so now im trying affiliate marketing. I will see how this work's out.

My funds to invest in my self or anything for that matter is 0 to none.

Have not worked in almost a year. So trying to get off the ground with all the free resources i can use.

I hope to learn a lot from all the experts here.


Have a great day  :)


To your Success

Rick Ouellette


Ps I started my first website if anyone would like to check it out and give me some feedback on how i can make it better.

Maybe while your there pick a post and leave me a comment i would appreciate any advice i could get.

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#4068 Introduce yourself

Posted by market101 on 25 September 2015 - 09:21 AM

Martin here,


Retired after 40 yrs of administering anesthesia.  Still like to dabble in hypnosis.  Have been on line over 20 years and find marketing fascinating. California is home for me and my wife.


I spend 1-2 hours a day testing new sites.  I try my best to weed-out the scams.  When I find a site that meets my criteria, I test it a few more days to see what kind of response I get and then I recommend it to my private list called, the  "Active Players List"


My criteria can be seen here:        http://sensible-mark...g.blogspot.com/


My fav saying:  "Emotions are stronger than intellect".

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#4762 Community Rules

Posted by Darren Olander on 20 January 2016 - 12:29 AM

Hello Matt, how are you?

How does reputation points work?  I could not find any where it is listed.  Is there a place I missed?




You earn reputation when people press the green upvote icon on the bottom right of your posts, and you lose reputation when they press the red downvote icon.

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#4651 Community Rules

Posted by cocheck on 01 January 2016 - 10:37 AM

Great guidelines. Works for me :)

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#742 What are the Best Traffic Exchanges with Fast Timers?

Posted by Sean Supplee on 02 June 2013 - 02:18 PM

Should we get on the topic of timers and no timers again lol :D always a huge debate there. Honestly Trafficswirl has been pushing out some nice conversions for me over the last 3 months. I would say that's one of the musts to try and keep your ads in rotation on.
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#7055 A quick intro..

Posted by JonnyTGood on 18 August 2016 - 05:57 PM

Hi everyone,


Iv made a few posts here and forgot to introduce myself. :)..

My name is Jonny and iv been online marketing for around 4 years now.


I have never limited myself to any certain area of internet marketing, and am always open to take on new money-making methods.


If you want to connect and/or share some ideas etc, let me know! :)


p.s. This site is pretty awesome. ;)







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#5476 Posting Guidelines for Program Threads

Posted by Moontreeltd on 01 June 2016 - 12:02 PM

This is awesome, Darren. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to share and maybe get a few referrals in the process. :)

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#4768 Community Rules

Posted by Phyllis Wolfe on 20 January 2016 - 10:27 PM

Thank you Darren

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#24100 Had Scott Douglas paid anybody lately?

Posted by Maryanne Myers -Webstars2K on 13 July 2019 - 03:08 PM

If someone isnt paying commissions for MONTHS but the site is still up then you arent going to get paid. I dont know who he is, but seems like another on the list. I have been hearing about this person, mathew graves and john bell for months to the past couple years - and even longer now. Many, many owners are not paying anymore it seems like.


It pisses me off even more today than it did 6 months ago, a year ago, 2 years ago... because me and a load of other owners pay their dues to people, despite paypal and whatever problems. Plus answer support tickets.


And I see so many promoting and buying from them still... still.

They dont deserve it as they dont do the work to deserve the time & money affiliates put into what they do! (aka members)

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#19641 Propaganda about TE's being DEAD.

Posted by Maryanne Myers -Webstars2K on 02 July 2018 - 03:54 AM

I've been seeing, in a certain part of this arena, that they are saying "TE's are Dead" or that they "will be in a year" or "dying".


It is propaganda.


It's THAT part of the arena that has been squashed.


..."that part" meaning this closed off, cultish, small part of the arena that was separated from the real internet marketing world out there. Their followers follow every word of their teachers, webinars, false knowledge and even false history of how long they have been in business or the false level of success that they had in the online world before 2010-2016.


In those years, that part exploded in which alot of people moved from being affiliates of sites and programs...

to being sudden site owners and so everyone and their momma had a TE or a mailer.

But they werent told that having a carbon copy of a script, or even partially 'custom' modified, and competing with 1000 other sites .. that it would be an eventual problem. Believe me, it is NOT the first time it happened. A script has been sold to death before.


On the other end, people were also told to invest into trafficmonsoon, collect badges, collect coins, surf for pennies, and basically whatever made them money, they told their followers to do it - and they did because they had respect for them - based on FALSE history told, and/or schmoozing.


Back to the scripts:

The same site script being sold over and over again ... just with a different domain name, theme and graphics. Of course it was severely downgraded ALREADY before ppal and monsoon happened, in that part of the arena or "industry" as they call it.


It just made the scripts sellers, 'launch manager', badge and coin collecting sites, etc a lot of money.... then they use excuses such as: penny surfers, paypal, trafficmonsoon, to jump ship or blame the collapse on the very people who followed them and bought from them.

You know... "they dont embrace change", "they are just penny surfers", "they dont want to invest or learn", "offering money for surfing did it"..... etc...etc...


...while many ended up losing thousands a piece who bought into the propaganda (false info and teachings), mods, launch managers, follow my 'friends' new launch, etc.



What gets me is that its not dead in the real internet marketing world and straight up BS if anyone says it.


Is easyhits4u dead? Is Trafficadbar dead? Leadsleap? What about the others? Or even my own? No.

Still alive and kicking. They ARE traffic exchanges with or without variances.


So if someone who used to praise it galore and make tons of money off people teaching about it, suddenly says its dead and want you to go to crypto.... think long and hard about how they have abandoned that very thing they called themselves a teacher on (traffic exchanges) before doing it.


So... if someone else says its dead but viral mailers are the next it thing.... think long and hard on why the person who used to teach people and praise TE's... and sell those scripts... now want you to follow them into viral mailers (*cough* safelist in disguise). Think long and hard again because, I'm sorry, that has been around literally 20 years and has been the trend for - 20 years. It is NOT new.


Paypal didnt kill them. Trafficmonsoon didnt kill them, in which they actually benefited greatly from trafficmonsoon btw.

I saw it myself, I saw the webinar(s) with scoville that they had, and the biggie: Scoville told me himself how much they benefited.


Also. There is NO difference of a viral mailer to a safelist or a plain mailer, period. It's a ploy to make it sound special and something different from the usual email advertising safelist. They are not viral and nothing different. Stop spreading false words.


So again: TE is not dead. But the inexperienced teaching the inexperienced is.


Thanks for letting me scream.

-Maryanne Myers

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#1406 Is Free Working For You Or Against You?

Posted by John Bell on 08 February 2014 - 03:51 AM

I would do a free something to generate opt-ins, but nothing else.  Giving away freebies on your site that you want people to get in and ultimately purchase things is not a very good route to go, from my experience..


..but giving them a free guide on how to do something as the hook for opting in to your email list - then providing value to that list and later advertising that site you want them to get in and ultimately purchase things, can be very effective -- you've used the freebie to get them in (the hook) but then once they were in you've built a trust relationship by providing legitimate, actionable, value; so when they get to the point in the funnel that you want them to begin purchasing, that barrier is much smaller because they already trust you and your judgement.

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#17435 A Warning To All Safelist Users

Posted by rpsmith on 15 November 2017 - 08:33 AM


If you use safelists, I am posting this for you. There is a scam that is online where you (the intended victim) suddenly find yourself looking at an official looking webpage (It could look like it came from Microsoft or your Internet Provider) with a loud and repeating warning that your system has been infected with some sort of virus. Furthermore, it instructs you to call a number to have it removed.


DON'T CALL THAT NUMBER AND DON'T PANIC! It's all a scam! To clear the page and the annoying alarm hit the ESC key. To be on the safe side, You can log off and run your virus scanner just to make sure! (I can't emphasize the importance of keeping your virus scanners up to date).


It is important to remember that these pages are set up to get you to panic. To the uninformed, they are very effective.


The reason I post this is to warn everyone of these pages and what NOT to do. I ran across one a few days ago and then again two days ago when I was working through some ads in one of the safelists I belong to.


To Your Success!

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