The Barefoot Writer’s Club – Good, Bad, or Ugly?

I got an email for The Barefoot Writer’s Club. I went to their website and as the  woman started to speak, I started to get really interested.  She  told of making money writing letters like the ones you received in junk mail which is called copywriting.  She also talked about information emails, and research of other writers as well as other possible jobs that may well be possible to earn money for writers.   After  watching a very long winded video that was nothing more than watching words on a sceen as the voice of a very boring woman’s voice  talked to you.  It almost put me to sleep, and by the way she told you  some of the same facts over and over again.

She made it sound all soooooo good.  They offer a report of” 9 secrets to making a six figure salary”, but you  can find a book on Amazon that  is call “103 Ways to Easy Money as a Professional Writer” for under $5.  Then you FINALLY get to hit the button that has been begging to be hit since the beginning of the video,  they ask you to pay a membership fee of $49.  Once you open the website, you walk into the land of a little information that is useful, but a lot of stuff and coursework offered for sale.  I’m not a rich person.  In fact, I’m on a tight budget and the $49 was a lot for me so there is no way that I can keep giving anymore.  If you want to take any of their courses or get ahead in their business you have to  pay even more money.  The first  $49 will just get you the magazine. with some good  information but most likely nothing but more ads for stuff and courses that may or may not help you. I don’t know.   I didn’t get to look at the employment board that they said they  had that had all the opportunities on it. I just got out of there because I knew I was in the wrong place for me.

After being disappointed with this website.  I asked for my money back and they did refund it.  I was surp rised, but happy to get my money back.  After my experience I wondered if I was the only one so I searched the web to see if I was alone in my experiences, and I wasn’t. As it turned out, “The Barefoot Writer’s Club,” was already labeled a disappointment by other people.  I can’t say it’s scam just because I can’t afford what they provide.  I can’t tell you if what they offer is any good or bad either.  All I can tell you about it is that if you want to throw a lot of money around for your writing career, then you can try out the Barefoot Writer’s Club. Otherwise, save your money and don’t even try the Barefoot Writer’s Club.  Their free report is not really that good, and the email that you have to put up for it is just not worth the hassle.

I hope this helps just one person.

“For as you think in your heart, so you are!”

This is a powerful Proverb. It says it all. Proverb 23:7 tells us in plain English that everything is tied into our thoughts and what we are thinking at this very moment. What are you thinking right now? Does it matter? I mean really matter in and to your life at this very moment?  Does it? The answer is a resounding “YES!”

People don’t realize that what they think dictates everything else about them: mood, feelings, words, attitude, behavior, and even actions and therefore reactions.  Your thoughts and therefore your imagination shapes your life.  If you want to change any thing at all about you, you have to start with changing your thinking it first.

Let’s take the number one thing that almost everyone knows about or has tried at least once in their lives: Dieting.  There are so many diets out there that it is hard to choose one. It is just crazy. You don’t know which one will work for you.

Of course, if you are anything like me you choose the one that will cause the least amount  of change to your routine and food intake or eating habits and the easiest to do and if it fits into your budget.  You pick a pill.  Maybe it works for a while so you lose the weight you wanted to and you stop taking the pill. All of a sudden you start gain the weight right back.  You go back on the diet again, but this time it doesn’t work. What do you do? You look for the Next Diet…

Again, you go for the one that offers little change or effort, but doesn’t work.  You are not a gym person so what are you going to do.  You can always jump on the diet bandwagon of those diets where you have to buy their food and never cook your own food again.  Is that what you really want? Are you ready to face the truth? Now?

You need to change your thinking! Then you will lose weight.  Start living healthy, and whole lives. Do some sort of exercise program.  It does not have to be at a gym.  It can be as simple as a yoga/video workout at home. Study and read the Bible about being healthy. It has a lot of things to say about and fill you thoughts with all those good thoughts.  Pray and God will help fill you mind with good thoughts too.

I’ve not had a very good life, but it’s made me the woman I am today.  I was (and still am to a point) a very angry woman. (God’s still working on me.  Praise the Lord) I am now in my 50s and it has taken me until now to know that negativity will slowly kill you.  It will eat you up from the inside.  You can’t love if you are always negative.  You will be miserable in your own little bit of hell and make everyone around you miserble too. There is no hope there either. There is only fear and despear. There is hate there too.  Do you want that?

I don’t want that anymore, but I backslide sometimes and God corrects me sternly, but patiently.  I am blessed with a housemate that is very humble, kind, caring, and forgiving of my faults.  She has helped me more than she will ever know.  She has taught me and most likely will teach me a lot more in the future.  I just pray that I am such a good friend to her.  At least I try to be.

Now Positive thinking is something to grab a hold of  and not let go.  If you start to fill you mind with Bible verses and positive quotes and thoughts which you share with all your friends, you will push all those negative thoughts out of your head then your mood, feeling, words, attitude, behavior, actions and even reactions will change in a more positive way.  You just might start loving people and finding hope again.  People will start to see the change in you, and start gravitating toward you instead of away.  You will get a pep in your step and be a happier person all around.

Don’t worry……Be Happy!

 

 

 

3 Day Quote Challenge: Day 3

Well this is it.  This is the last day of this challenge and Thank the Lord I made it.  I have to thank my readers for hanging in there with me during this challenging time because that’s exactly what it has been for me.

My Quote for today comes to me from my studies in creative writing:

Larry Menkin, Writer and Teacher, “Always said the most important advice on writing he could offer his students was this:  ‘Apply seat of pants.'”

In the textbook “Writing Great Short Stories” By Margaret Luke, She talks a lot about the only way that if a writer can get ideas is if he/she writes, writes some more, and then keeps on writing even more.  You also have to learn how to listen to other people “nicely” so you are not rude to them. This way you can get ideas and learn about dialog so you can make your characters seem more real.

Thank you Stuart Tutt of  Something to Stu Over so very much for this nomination again.  I have really enjoyed the act of searching and trying to find the right quotes to use for this challenge.  I do look forward to the future and more challenges that stretch my mind.

The Rules of this challenge are extremely simple.  They are as follows:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.

  2. Post a different quote for 3 days (weeks, or as soon as you can)  and explain why each one appeals to you.

  3. Nominate at least two bloggers each day.

I nominate the following blogger for this award:

  1. Lonelywarrior2018, FadedFaith

  2. Fr. Kevin, Inwardly Digest

For those I nominated, Please understand that you do not have to participate if you chose not to.  It is just something fun and challenging to do.  Thank you.