UberCamp Is Now FREE

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.


  1. July 31, 2008

    I just want to say, that I get a lot just from the blog and you have done a great job, and i like to think that most people who come here appreciate your help, and others with negative comments, well too bad for them, what goes around comes around, just don’t want you to think everyone thinks you are ripping people off, you aren’t, you put a lot of time, effort and money into learning what you are sharing and you give it away for free, people should be thanking you.

    Anyways, I applied and thanks again, even if I don’t get in, Ill be here checking you out with every new post.

  2. TipJar
    July 31, 2008

    Good deal

  3. great post john, i’ll definitely be trying some of these tips to make money online with my own blog

  4. July 31, 2008

    Ah your last few sentences suck. I was there that first month and declined month 2 as I didn’t feel it was going where I wanted it to go. Maybe I’ll try to go in the free part, idk yet.

  5. Mikita
    August 1, 2008

    I echo Mary’s comments and believe you’re doing an excellent job. I too have learned a lot already about PPC just from your blog posts. Granted, I’d love to learn more, so it’s refreshing that you are giving back by opening up part of your program to the public for free. In addition to a couple of other blogs such as CDF Networks and Super Affiliate, your blog is the top resource for PPC education. I’ll definitely be signing up for UC in hopes that I can soon have enough knowledge, and capital, to join the paid membership forum.

  6. you should also check out http://www.stakloaded.net they have some really good tips there. i read it all the time

  7. August 1, 2008

    John? I’m pretty sure its Paul who wrote this.

  8. Ad Hustler
    August 1, 2008

    Congrats Paul, this is a respectable decision.

  9. August 1, 2008

    Wow Paul thats a very good step into the right direction. I rally admire that you have captured some of the comments and did this out of your decition. Huge kudos to you.

  10. August 1, 2008

    That takes guts, to open a product up for free, kudos for that Paul, we’ll see how this pans out

  11. August 1, 2008

    Who’s John? he he

  12. August 1, 2008

    Now that’s what I’m talking about Paul. Great idea! I’ll definitely com back to Ubercamp now!

    How do you know if you get some AIM time and paid forum access?

    Thanks again!

  13. Frank
    August 1, 2008

    Dude, dont forget to remove Wickedfire.com from your blogroll.
    These guys dont seem to like you any more:


  14. Frank
    August 1, 2008

    Great step, though

  15. August 1, 2008

    Interesting, now that it’s free, I may have to check it out again.


  16. August 1, 2008

    I got banned from wickedfire for posting a pic of Jon and Shoemoney in his post where he bashed him. LoL He acted like a little kid and said “that was last year, that’s a long time ago” whaaaa

  17. Frank
    August 1, 2008

    Wickedfire is a bunch of frustrated kids. Kinda sad.

  18. Frank
    August 1, 2008

    I wonder why Uber put them in his blogroll – wanted to kiss up to those Wickedfire kids?

  19. August 1, 2008

    thanks for sharing with us with such a wonderful news!!!

  20. ryanb
    August 1, 2008

    Paul, you make a lot from your blog. Maybe not directly through ad sales but indirectly through promotion of uber camp and being known by all the affiliate companies. Think you would get those pay raises on your offers right out of the gate without affiliate managers knowing who you are? Think ubercamp would exist without the steady buildup of readers to your blog? Think of all the other opportunities that have opened up to you because of the success of this blog. At the very least you can bet that 4500 subscribers would be worth something in a sale.

  21. David
    August 1, 2008

    Are you the owner of Stak Loaded because your name also links directly to that website too!

  22. Kris10
    August 1, 2008

    Error: Great “guys” in the forum
    Correction: Great “people” in the forum


  23. haha i could be, or maybe im just a diehard fan. check it out and see if you like it

  24. August 1, 2008

    looks live a steal
    i will be signing up.

  25. August 2, 2008

    No, it’s not. haha.

  26. August 2, 2008

    I’ll sign up and see what happens…

  27. qqqq
    August 2, 2008

    OT: do you cheat your age when talking to AMs or other ppl?
    I’m also quite young and I’m afraid they will disrespect me when I’m ~20…

  28. August 2, 2008

    what about all the people that pay?lol

  29. August 2, 2008

    Congrats on this move. My guess is the free forum will grow to be much more valuable that a paid forum could have been.

  30. August 3, 2008

    Good question…. what about all the people who actually paid? lol!


  31. August 3, 2008

    Sounds like a great deal… Ill check it out

  32. August 3, 2008

    Seems like a good deal. I will have to check it out.

  33. August 4, 2008

    `No its not ha ha

  34. August 5, 2008

    I dont think it is john lol it is Paul! lol :D

  35. August 5, 2008

    i really dont see anything that big in this anyway….im not sure but now that it is free lets see how it will work out…oh my invite code aint working either!

  36. August 5, 2008

    Hell ya its free yay!!!

  37. August 7, 2008

    it is really great!!11

  38. August 8, 2008

    I think it is perfect news to have now General access into UberCamp for free. It is worth signing us indeed. Will have a try right now.

  39. August 11, 2008

    So what about the other people (if any) that paid the crazy prices? Do they get a refund? It is good though to see you come to your sense and offer it free, with a reasonable priced premium section. Good Job!

    Shudogg Dot Com – Make Money Online Blogging

  40. August 14, 2008

    This is the first time that I’ve ever been to this site and it sounds like you’re very picky about who you admit.
    I wish you would provide even more details about the private section as I know that most likely will have the most valuable stuff in it.

    “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.”

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