Alright I can see this may be a lengthy post, so if you want the cliff-notes and don’t want to read the explanation :
General access into UberCamp is now free. The forum is still invite only, and you still have to apply in order to be accepted. Applications will now all be looked at again and if you make the cut, you’ll be sent an invite. If you get an invite, you have access to the forum an all it’s content for free.
There WILL be a single Premium Private forum ($99/month), which will include :
-Discounted access to one of my landing page designers. He normally charges $99 for a page, but if you’re a member of the paid section you’ll get pages 50% off, at $49.
-Landing page designs. I hired one of my designers to work for UberCamp designing pages at the users request. He’ll whip them up and we’ll release them publicly.
-Unique affiliate marketing tools. I’ve teamed up with a really awesome programmer and he’s designed some tools that will make your lives easier and more efficient. These tools haven’t been released before and are being saved until the new launch.
-Any other perks that I feel paid members should get.
So there is the short version of what’s going on. So get over and apply. Now for the explanation why…
So when I first started UberCamp, I wanted to make a really tight knit community of smart guys that could all brainstorm together and would have some awesome conversations. That definitely happened. We have some GREAT guys in the forum that give away a ton of the tips they’ve learned, and I’ve participated in almost every thread, helping where I can.
I made a post a couple days ago about opening up applications again and getting a new designer. After really thinking about how the forum was growing and the general reactions to it, I decided to pull the post and go a different route. If things were so great, then why the sudden change? A couple things influenced it :
- Time constraints and pressure. This was probably the biggest factor. In order to run a huge operation like this all by myself, I needed to invest almost all my time into it. I tried my hardest but I had so many of my own things going that ate up time like a mother, working on UberCamp just felt really pressured. I don’t want people paying and not getting what they expect, that’s bullshit and the main reason why things are going to be free.
- Thoughts and opinions from other people. Although most people have a retarded way of getting their point across, others can be constructive and I took all of the opinions into thought. I can’t count all the hours I’ve spent on this blog writing for you guys, and I don’t make anything from it (aside from the few bucks I make from selling my cheap ads). A lot of people just saw UC as a little project I started to take advantage of all the people I’d influenced through my blog. Stupid reasoning but if I truly want to give and help, it should be free or partially paid like it is now. The setup we now have is MUCH better for everyone.
I don’t want to drone on about it because it doesn’t really matter. I created UberCamp and ran it wrong from the start, the setup we have now is how it should have been from the beginning. Enough said.
If you’re wondering about the members that have already paid for the first couple months, they’ll all be getting lifetime access to the premium forum at no charge, as well as some private AIM time with me to talk about campaigns and whatnot.