My Secret is Out – The New Calistyle101.com

May 6, 2009

Ok, I know you've all been wondering – What is the deal with Leslie, The Freebie Guy? He hasn't posted to his blog recently. If you've been following me for a while, you know that whenever an extended period of time (over 1 week) passes and this blog hasn't been updated, I've been up to something. Well, yes, that is correct, and this time it's bigger than ever.

Since starting as a freebie trader, I've spent a lot of time at Freebie Trading Forums. They are great places to get referrals. However, there was one thing that ALWAYS stuck out in my mind – They didn't seem fully optimized for new people who just happened to land there, maybe via a google search or some other random method. I imagined myself as someone who never heard about Freebie Trading, coming to a Freebie Forum and trying to find my way around. Whenever I imagined that, I imagined myself leaving soon after. The reason for this is that usually there is no clear guidance as to what the forum is about. Yes, there are many tutorials on these forums, but putting it all together seemed to be a huge task without strategic guidance.

A little over a month ago, I was approached by the owner of CaliStyle101.com (CS101). He wanted to know if I was interested in purchasing CS101. He needed to sell for personal reasons and really wanted me to buy it because he thought that I could help to take CS101 to the next level. I thought about it for a while and then decided not to buy it. It wasn't a forum that I'd ever used. However, over the next few days, I kept thinking about it over and over and I finally decided to not just buy it, but to invest a lot of time and energy into doing whatever I can to make CS101 the BEST Freebie Trading Forum in the industry, with the main goal of doing whatever I can to help others be successful in the Freebie Industry.

So, there you have it – The secret is out! I am now the proud owner of CaliStyle101.com. My partner, Chris Deals and I have been working tirelessly at developing some concepts that we believe will revolutionize the entire industry. Ok, maybe not tirelessly, because I'm extremely tired, lol.

There are some things you will notice as soon as you get there:

Completely New Design

I really wasn't feeling the old design, so we came with something nice, bright and fresh. We want that when people come to the forum, they feel calm and relaxed. It had to be easy on the eyes, and we feel like we accomplished that.

Simple, Clear Video Training

You shouldn't be confused when you first come to CS101. Many people come to CS101, register and leave because they are unaware of what it is about. Now we have some simple, step by step video tutorials that outline the entire process of Freebie Trading. You can check out the Video Tutorials here.

New, more effective homepage.

If you go to http://www.CaliStyle101.com, you will know exactly what I’m talking about.New, More powerful server
This was a necessity. We wanted to revamp things, and because of this – we needed MORE POWER. Hopefully this translates into a smoother CS101 experience for you all.

Featured Freebie Networks

We’ve partnered with 10 sites to be able to provide you with the best service possible. It’s going to take work to build CS101 into what we want it to be, but with the support of these 10 sites, we know that we will make it. Go ahead and check out our Featured Freebie Networks.

Now, we are going to be kicking off this launch in style. We are giving away a bunch of prizes. I'm not going to tell you all about it here, but go on over to CaliStyle101.com and Register to find out about the Cool stuff we have going on this month. You won't want to miss out.

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44 Comments

  • Cheryl says:

    Congratulations Leslie
    You never stop amazing me

  • b1tzmast3r says:

    Ah ha!! I was wondering where you had gone :O)

    Congrats on the purchase of the site!! I’m going to go check it out for sure!

    Since I’m a total noob I’ll be the perfect guinea pig to see how things work for someone who just comes across your new site.

    I’ve been waiting for the right moment to get the ball rolling in trying freebie trading…maybe this will be the ticket!!

    Thanks for taking the time to create this resource.

    b1tzmast3rs last blog post..An opportunity that could work for you!

    • Yep, I’m right here, and the posts will start back now that the relaunch is underway. Hope to see you thriving over there 🙂

    • RocketBills says:

      I’m sure you’ll find it very easy and if you have any problems you can always ask the great community that has already been built there as well as the Site Owners such as myself. Great to have you be apart of CS101!

      RocketBillss last blog post..Uncovering Leo Shimizu’s Posts Part 1 – Site Owner Ban

    • Easily_Suede (Susan) says:

      I’m right there with you b1tzmast3r! I’ve been reading & reading & waiting for the right time to jump in and now the Universe (& Leslie!) has provided. See everyone over there soon!

  • b1tzmast3r says:

    Ah ha!! I was wondering where you had gone :O)

    Congrats on the purchase of the site!! I’m going to go check it out for sure!

    Since I’m a total noob I’ll be the perfect guinea pig to see how things work for someone who just comes across your new site.

    I’ve been waiting for the right moment to get the ball rolling in trying freebie trading…maybe this will be the ticket!!

    Thanks for taking the time to create this resource.

    b1tzmast3rs last blog post..An opportunity that could work for you!

    • Leslie says:

      Yep, I’m right here, and the posts will start back now that the relaunch is underway. Hope to see you thriving over there 🙂

    • RocketBills says:

      I’m sure you’ll find it very easy and if you have any problems you can always ask the great community that has already been built there as well as the Site Owners such as myself. Great to have you be apart of CS101!

      RocketBillss last blog post..Uncovering Leo Shimizu’s Posts Part 1 – Site Owner Ban

    • Easily_Suede (Susan) says:

      I’m right there with you b1tzmast3r! I’ve been reading & reading & waiting for the right time to jump in and now the Universe (& Leslie!) has provided. See everyone over there soon!

  • Cheryl says:

    Congratulations Leslie
    You never stop amazing me

  • Larry says:

    Had missed your blogs. I am going to check out CS101 now. Sounds interesting.

  • Jaclyn says:

    Wow! What a change! The website looks great now!

  • Onna says:

    Leslie-I am so thrilled with the new design of calistyle and the great, clear tutorials for new traders! With you and Chris at the lead I know it will go far and I am excited to become an active member there!!

    Freebie Trading has been a great thing for me and I am thrilled to be trading on calistyle!! I know this is just the beginning of all the great changes coming to calistyle!

    I have missed your blog posts-but know you have been so busy creating a great forum!! You always give great information about making money online!!

    Congratulations, best of luck and THANK YOU!

    Onnas last blog post..Calistyle 101

  • Onna says:

    Leslie-I am so thrilled with the new design of calistyle and the great, clear tutorials for new traders! With you and Chris at the lead I know it will go far and I am excited to become an active member there!!

    Freebie Trading has been a great thing for me and I am thrilled to be trading on calistyle!! I know this is just the beginning of all the great changes coming to calistyle!

    I have missed your blog posts-but know you have been so busy creating a great forum!! You always give great information about making money online!!

    Congratulations, best of luck and THANK YOU!

    Onnas last blog post..Calistyle 101

  • Go get ’em Leslie! That’s a really good look for you, buddy!

  • Go get ’em Leslie! That’s a really good look for you, buddy!

  • Larry says:

    Had missed your blogs. I am going to check out CS101 now. Sounds interesting.

  • Jaclyn says:

    Wow! What a change! The website looks great now!

  • Karmen says:

    This is great news ! ! I have not used Cali Style before and look forward to it !

    Congratulations !
    Karmen

    Karmens last blog post..Adertise your Website and Earn

  • Karmen says:

    This is great news ! ! I have not used Cali Style before and look forward to it !

    Congratulations !
    Karmen

    Karmens last blog post..Adertise your Website and Earn

  • SwiftRewards says:

    I’m excited to be part of CS101. I’ve been signed up there for a long time but I know that with Leslie at the helm that things will take off for sure 🙂

  • SwiftRewards says:

    I’m excited to be part of CS101. I’ve been signed up there for a long time but I know that with Leslie at the helm that things will take off for sure 🙂

  • Malcolm says:

    Wish you the best on your future endevours…
    Quick question. I am currently a college student in chicago. I dont own a computer, I use my schools computer to do work. I haven’t started freebie trading yet, but will start doing it full time once I go home. Like I said I don’t have a laptop so I will have to use my paretns. However, WILL earn a new computer using freebie trading. I remember you saying to use ONE computer when trading. But what about my new computer?
    When I recieve my new computer could I just create new user infornmation and just take note of the offers I have already completed?
    Thanks alot

    Malcolm

    • Using a new computer isn’t a problem. The main problem is the following. If you use a computer with a certain IP address, and someone else uses a computer later on (or before) with that IP address, your accounts will be placed on hold for duplicate IP. That’s the main problem. If you are using a computer at school (with your own IP) and you go back home and use the computer there, that isn’t usually a huge problem. Usually you can just notify the freebie sites and it can be taken care of. You don’t want to create a new account or anything like that, because that’s where you run into a problem.

  • Aaron says:

    Hey Leslie,

    I haven’t been around the freebie industry too much lately so I haven’t been following the blog to much. I wanted to congratulate you on your move to further anchor yourself into the freebie industry. I will definitely check out the new forum. Take Care.

    Aarons last blog post..The Beginning of My Journey for Wisdom and Wealth

  • Aaron says:

    Hey Leslie,

    I haven’t been around the freebie industry too much lately so I haven’t been following the blog to much. I wanted to congratulate you on your move to further anchor yourself into the freebie industry. I will definitely check out the new forum. Take Care.

    Aarons last blog post..The Beginning of My Journey for Wisdom and Wealth

  • Malcolm says:

    Wish you the best on your future endevours…
    Quick question. I am currently a college student in chicago. I dont own a computer, I use my schools computer to do work. I haven’t started freebie trading yet, but will start doing it full time once I go home. Like I said I don’t have a laptop so I will have to use my paretns. However, WILL earn a new computer using freebie trading. I remember you saying to use ONE computer when trading. But what about my new computer?
    When I recieve my new computer could I just create new user infornmation and just take note of the offers I have already completed?
    Thanks alot

    Malcolm

    • Leslie says:

      Using a new computer isn’t a problem. The main problem is the following. If you use a computer with a certain IP address, and someone else uses a computer later on (or before) with that IP address, your accounts will be placed on hold for duplicate IP. That’s the main problem. If you are using a computer at school (with your own IP) and you go back home and use the computer there, that isn’t usually a huge problem. Usually you can just notify the freebie sites and it can be taken care of. You don’t want to create a new account or anything like that, because that’s where you run into a problem.

  • Blaine Moore says:

    Nice work, Leslie!

    I’ve seen the old layout of that forum, and the new layout is way way better and much easier on the eyes.

    You did a great job with it.

  • Blaine Moore says:

    Nice work, Leslie!

    I’ve seen the old layout of that forum, and the new layout is way way better and much easier on the eyes.

    You did a great job with it.

  • Malcolm says:

    SERIOUS BUSINESS!

    Quick question… I am just getting started and I currently share a computer with my parents and I don’t have administrative privileges. It was informed to turn off anti virus. Is this absolutely necessary. I am trying to avoid not getting credit when I start going green. A little help would be great
    Thanks

    Malcolm

    • Usually antiviruses don’t affect crediting. However, sometimes it does. It’s really hard to say which ones do and which don’t and that’s why I recommend disabling. You can try it out and see.

  • Malcolm says:

    SERIOUS BUSINESS!

    Quick question… I am just getting started and I currently share a computer with my parents and I don’t have administrative privileges. It was informed to turn off anti virus. Is this absolutely necessary. I am trying to avoid not getting credit when I start going green. A little help would be great
    Thanks

    Malcolm

    • Leslie says:

      Usually antiviruses don’t affect crediting. However, sometimes it does. It’s really hard to say which ones do and which don’t and that’s why I recommend disabling. You can try it out and see.

  • RocketBills says:

    Great Job with CS101 Leslie! Looks a lot nicer and with you running it will soon be one of the top freebie forums!

    RocketBillss last blog post..Uncovering Leo Shimizu’s Posts Part 1 – Site Owner Ban

  • RocketBills says:

    Great Job with CS101 Leslie! Looks a lot nicer and with you running it will soon be one of the top freebie forums!

    RocketBillss last blog post..Uncovering Leo Shimizu’s Posts Part 1 – Site Owner Ban

  • gogreen4cash says:

    Hi Leslie I love the new look at CS101 I can actually read it now lol…It was hard on the eyes before so happy to know
    that you own the forum now I know you and Chris will do great..Congrats!!!!!!:)

  • gogreen4cash says:

    Hi Leslie I love the new look at CS101 I can actually read it now lol…It was hard on the eyes before so happy to know
    that you own the forum now I know you and Chris will do great..Congrats!!!!!!:)

  • Cash Regime says:

    Hey Leslie,

    I wish you great success on your project. You’re off to a great start already! Looking forward to what you have next.

  • Cash Regime says:

    Hey Leslie,

    I wish you great success on your project. You’re off to a great start already! Looking forward to what you have next.

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