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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd February 2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,218
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: If It Walks Like A Duck, and Quacks Like A Duck...

Very timely Monty Python reference. Well played, sir ... well played. :D
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th February 2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,661
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: Can We Really Outsource Everything?

Well, I can't read your mind, Bill ... guess I'm not a Jedi yet. Yoda's gonna be so pissed. :-)

But there are too very important things I don't think you can outsource. Colin already said the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: Free Content -vs Paid Content!

Hey, Patty ... here's something to consider.

Paid content acts as a filter. Even a small fee can separate the potential buyers from the eternal freebie seekers.

Roy
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 29,616
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: How The Clueless Throw Away Their Money

Got it, Bill. I just realized that was my own personal world view peeking through. Interesting.

Actually, there's a lot of little lessons throughout this entire thread. Good stuff.

Roy
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th February 2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 29,616
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: How The Clueless Throw Away Their Money

I know the one word that should have been present ... RESPECT. Respect for your audience. It goes a long way in developing trust with them. Hey, there's another word.

Roy
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th February 2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 657
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: Programmers wont help me so im posting this here

You're looking for membership site software. Some membership site software is stand alone, while others use Wordpress as the base.

Here are some to get you started:
aMember Pro...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: Beginner Planning, help me out :)

You should check out Rich Schefren's Internet Business Manifesto (http://www.strategicprofits.com/manifesto/).

It points out a trap you can easily fall into with internet marketing. Just knowing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: How much should I charge for this?

Hey, Matt.

Interesting idea for a plug-in. It could become very popular.

I'd suggest you split test at $27, $37, and $47 price points to see what converts the best for you.

Roy
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th February 2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,902
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: Moving Into a Real Office and Just Hired My First Full Time Employee ... Thank You Warrior Forum

And that's why video phones aren't in every home. lol


Congrats on your business growth, Andy! Exciting times, man.

Roy
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th February 2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,207
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: 1000th Post, a different approach…

Awww, shucks. Thanks, mate. Your friendship means a lot to me too, mi amigo. I love ya, man.

Roy
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st January 2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,069
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: Pictures Enclosed Do Not Bend

Having passed his course, I'm actually wondering what he didn't do in Vegas.

And Brian ... you can't get blackmailed for what you do in Vegas anymore. It's against their tourism policy. :-)

Roy
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th January 2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 782
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: Selling an e-book cheap to build trust?

I wouldn't even mention the ebook at that point. You're selling the 10 day mini course, not the ebook. It needs to stand on its own.

You use the mini course to show your prospect that you know...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th January 2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 711
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: Do I need to start over?

I edited my last post to show you the results I got in the Google keyword tool. Here it is again:
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th January 2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 711
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: Do I need to start over?

Hey, Steve ... he wasn't targeting "how to lower cholesterol". He was targeting "how lower cholesterol". Big difference.

I just copy and pasted the keywords he said he was targeting.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th January 2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 711
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: Do I need to start over?

Actually, that's not quite right. Here are the EXACT search numbers using the Google External Keyword Tool...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th January 2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 782
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: Selling an e-book cheap to build trust?

Pay close attention to what Paul and Alexa are saying. There's a lot of good info in there.

Too often we think in terms of "this" OR "that". Look at what Paul & Alexa suggest and ask yourself...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 21st December 2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: Video recording program

I suggest you head over to the CamStudio forums (http://camstudio.org/forum/) and ask about it. It could have something to do with the hardware acceleration on your graphics card. It might be a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 878
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: [QUESTION] Why Do People Click This Logo?

I think this is what's happening. When I visited the site, I thought I had landed on an internal category page rather than the main home page.

Roy
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th December 2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: Wordpress questions please...

Yes, it's very easy.

You click the "Add New" button under Pages, type a headline and text for your page, then click Update.

Wordpress will automatically create the url from the headline you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th December 2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 749
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: Clickbank failed me

Have you considered creating some re-brandable pre-sale reports and an autoresponder series for your affiliates?

If you give your affiliates some good tools to work with, it might help them...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th December 2010, 06:51 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,589
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: Why Does $10 Look So Much Cheaper Then $9.95

Back when I worked in retail management, I noticed people would tell their friends "Hey, it's only $9" when it was $9.99. And I've noticed the same thing when shopping with my own friends. They...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 17th December 2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 793
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: Big Bucks for the marketer that can provide me a...

Back when I was taking customer relations calls, I had this button on a broke piece of equipment that never got removed from my desk.

One day, I was having a really rough time with a very...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th December 2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: Wordpress Theme Issue

You can install Wordpress again to a sub-directory like www.yoursite.com/blog and use a different theme for it.

Or you can install Wordpress to a sub-domain like blog.yoursite.com.

I would...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th December 2010, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,012
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: Facebook connect opt in

Here's the link to the plugin. (http://www.getmeacustomer.com/site/plugins_update4.rar)

The link is actually on the page. You can find it by using the Find feature of your browser (usually CTRL +...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th December 2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 923
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: Giving Up Some Freedom For Money?

I've got a unique persepctive, Toni. You see ... I almost died twice this past year.

And the truth is that money never crossed my mind.

I didn't think I was going to make it and I was ok...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th December 2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: I Don't want the "blog look" for word press site. Any free Ideas?

Yes, Atahualpa is a free Wordpress theme. It's easier to update if you're familiar with CSS properties. You can find it here:

Atahualpa Wordpress Theme...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th December 2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,113
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: Which Program To Create a Video Sales Letter

Most people use Camtasia (http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia/) to record a screencast of their computer screen while they're talking and running a Powerpoint presentation.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,048
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: What kind of sites did you build with WordPress?

I use Wordpress mainly because it's allowed my clients to update their own websites very easily. I've mostly built blogs, sites that look like static websites, membership sites, squeeze pages, and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th December 2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,759
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: Hostgator.com Internal Server Error?

I've been developing on a Hostgator account all day and I haven't had any problems. Just checked the Hostgator main site and it's fine too.

Roy
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th December 2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 960
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: I 've just made my first money today!!

Great job, Werna! Tell me ... did you do a little "happy dance"? Come on ... you can tell me. I know I did. :)

Roy
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th December 2010, 07:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 980
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: Full time IMers: How do you explain that you actually "have a job"?

You ain't kiddin'. lol I'll never make that mistake again. hehe

Roy
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th December 2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: TIP: A Really Effective Way to Gain Your Articles More Views on Facebook!

Nice strategy and a very positive approach. Thanks for sharing it!

Roy
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th December 2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 972
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: Offline Marketing Experts HELP: How do you market commodity products?

I don't know if this applies to your situation, but you could try picking your client's brain and see if there's a way you could give value to the customer through education.

You could create...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th December 2010, 03:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 831
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: How Big is Too Big??

Hey, Nick ...

I started wondering about this myself about a month ago because widescreen monitors are starting to really find their way into people's homes.

So I started asking people I know...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th December 2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: What Do You Do When A Guy Invests $1000 USD Into Your Product?

Mike Young (http://mikeyounglaw.com/internet-lawyer/) is a lawyer who specializes in the internet, so you might want to take a look at his website and see if there's anything there to help you.

Roy
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th December 2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: squeeze page

Can you walk us through exactly what you're wanting to do? What do you want to happen when someone hits your page?

I'm asking because it sounds like you're trying to put links up to affiliate...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th December 2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 936
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: How To Start A Hopping Forum From Scratch

It doesn't have to be an "either/or" thing. You can use the same content for both. You'll hit different crowds of people with it.

You're much more likely to hit me, for example, with the email...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th December 2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 5,068
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: World Class Spam King Arrested

Now if we can just get rid of the Nigerian scammers ....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd December 2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 936
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: How To Start A Hopping Forum From Scratch

Try to find people with an interest in your topic and personally invite them to participate in your forum. Just explain you're trying to get it off the ground and you'd like to seed it with some...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd December 2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 989
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: Should I buy both the .com and the .net?

If you're going to build a brand around your website and plan on investing in it for years, you'll probably want to pick up the .com, .net, and .org versions of your domain.

It helps you protect...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 3rd December 2010, 11:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,943
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: Thesis VS Genesis WordPress Themes

iThemes Builder looks pretty cool. Have you used it? What did you think about it?

Roy
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 3rd December 2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,943
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: Thesis VS Genesis WordPress Themes

I haven't used FlexSqueeze itself, but I have built several websites using the free Flexibility theme by the same guy.

It's really easy to use. You just have to be willing to play around with...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 3rd December 2010, 04:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,943
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: Thesis VS Genesis WordPress Themes

Hey, Jason ...

I've never used Thesis, but I have Genesis. It's a solid theme framework.

It's not a point-and-click website design tool. You need to understand HTML and CSS to use it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd December 2010, 01:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: WP install problem

If I'm understanding correctly, you should be able to change your blog settings by clicking on Settings near the bottom of the left-hand menu, then click General.

Roy
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd December 2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,896
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: Hostgator or GoDaddy

I've got to agree with HostGator. Great customer service and their hosting is dependable.

Roy
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd December 2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,405
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: Which HostGator plan is best for a beginner?

If you're going to host more than one website, go with the Baby Plan. It's enough to get started hosting multiple websites.

Roy
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd December 2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 868
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: Best URL Shortening Service to track click-thrus?

You preach it, girl!

Seriously, why would you want to put all of your links under someone else's control? That's just crazy to me.

Roy
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd December 2010, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: How do I embed a Youtube Video in a Post?

The embed code won't work because HTML is turned off on the forums.

Just paste the link in like:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSK_Likqv24
And it will automatically appear like this:
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd December 2010, 04:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: Tips for designing a site

Are you using Wordpress? You should be able to go to Appearance >> Widgets in the WP dashboard and add a search widget. Different themes will let you add it to different areas.


Think about it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st December 2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,742
Posted By Roy Penrod
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st December 2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,742
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: Adding a facebook like button to your email

Here you go:

Add a Facebook Like Button to Email (http://emailexpert.org/adding-a-facebook-like-button-to-your-email-template/)

Hope it helps!

Roy
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st December 2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: Tips for designing a site

The best advice I can give is to think of it from the perspective of your members.

If you're just logging on and you're looking for a PLR article pack for the weight loss niche, how would you want...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th November 2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,900
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: Made My First Sale Today!

Rock on, Matt!!!

Time for the happy dance ...

YouTube - " HAPPY DANCE " PEANUT

Roy
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th November 2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,486
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: Copying articles from books/magazines

Unethical and illegal. And it's very easy to find people doing it by running your article through Copyscape.

Roy
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th November 2010, 05:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 884
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: The Best IM Advice Ever...

ROFL That's funny, man.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th November 2010, 02:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 884
Posted By Roy Penrod
Re: The Best IM Advice Ever...

It's gotta be the popular Zig Ziglar quote:


Roy
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