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Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 10th April 2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Need Simple Perl Script - $50

BTW, I would accept it in AppleScript if you prefer to do that instead of Perl...
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 10th April 2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By Troy Broussard
Post Need Simple Perl Script - $50

The script must work on Mac OS X with default Perl installation and no special libraries, etc...

Here's what I need the script to do:

* read an ePub file and "unzip" it (this is not a standard...
Forum: Local Meetups, Mastermind Groups and Warrior Events 21st May 2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,830
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: June 16th Networking On The Northwest Florida Beach

Hey Willie,

Wouldn't miss it man - a good time for us "former military guys" to catch up... <grin>

Flying in from Brazil to hang out for this...

See you soon!
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 5th January 2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 404
Posted By Troy Broussard
Looking for a FireFox Plugin Developer

I need a pretty simple FireFox plugin created.

If you have experience are are available to work on a small project for a quick completion, please contact me via PM.

Please do not post questions...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd January 2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,275
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Would You "Fake" A Webinar To Make A Buck? A ? Of Integrity

Like everything, there is a way to do it and then a way to screw it up...

The benefits of pre-recorded webinars are that they allow you to perfect that sales message by testing as well as the fact...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd January 2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,171
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Newbies . . its harder than you want it to be.

It really all starts with, as others have said above, what you are offering. To gain traffic from Google via Organic search you have to "earn" it. You do that with lots of great unique content and a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th December 2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,714
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Are Entrepreneurs Born or Created

Like anything, there is "aptitude" and then there are those that have a "gift".

As a piano player I had "aptitude". I simply willed my way to play pieces I really didn't possess the talent to play...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th October 2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 693
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Here's my question...

Well said Angela... The "forrest" can also provide you with different opportunities and that is another reason why many enter this space. Here's what I mean.

Internet Marketing is HUGE and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th October 2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 420
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: New to IM: One website or two?

Most people will tell you to diversify across many sites, but I don't feel that is wise.

As has been pointed out here, especially in the beginning, you'll waste a lot of time and resources while...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th October 2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,313
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Marketing vs Selling? What's the difference?

To me it's simple...

Effective Marketing is the art of presenting your product or service in such a way that people want to buy it without you ever having to "sell" it to them. Marketing appeals...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th October 2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Thoughts On Sales Funnel?

I completely agree with John.

Look, it's all about testing, testing and more testing...

I think your layout *could* be fine, but it just depends on a couple of things.


Are your users...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th October 2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Trying to pre-sell and having a tiny issue

Well said.

The real issue here is that you're apparently doing affiliate marketing of some sort where you don't have control over the sales page. This will always be an issue with affiliate...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th October 2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Do not use Google Search Traffic as your only source of income !!

It's really just common sense for any business - online or offline. You never want to rely on just a single form of marketing.

Offline businesses will do yellow page listings, local newsletter and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st September 2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Low Cost Ways To Reach Monthly Goals

There are tons of ways offline to make that very easily and bridge some of your talents. But I would just start with services - it's always the quickest way to earnings.

You could get an account...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st September 2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,343
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: New Paypal Advantage Membership

LOL... Yeah, I hear ya...

I guess I'm even out on that benefit down here in Brazil...

But then again, I'd much rather have my Brazilian coffee than Starbucks anyway!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st September 2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,619
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Major way to improve the WSO section...

Good points Rob.

Too many people keep trying to raise the "free bar" with more, more, more...

But the truth is the #1 worst sin you can commit as a marketer is making your client feel stupid....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st September 2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,894
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: How Would You Market Yourself, As A Insurace Agent?

When you're in such a competitive market you need to specialize.

"insurance" is just a Jack of All Trades type of market. I would strive to carve out a sector of the market and focus on it. For...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st September 2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: How many people on list is enough to launch a product?

Here's the thing that I think a lot of people are missing. The fact is that you're not likely to have a home run on your first launch no matter what - it's a process. So just "go for it". It's all a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st September 2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,343
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: New Paypal Advantage Membership

Yeah, got the invite too but haven't had a chance to dig into it yet...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st July 2011, 12:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 713
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Creating an e-Book using only images in a pdf...

I think the big point that is being missed is that yes it will be copied, but you're not going to lose sales because of that.

The people that go into black hat forums and piracy forums to download...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th July 2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,028
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Do you REALLY want to know the secret to online success? You may not like it.

This single statement really says it all...

Thanks for the post - it should be required reading for those getting started. I have noticed the exact same thing with those that I coach as well....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th July 2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 886
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Clickbank isnt a discount coupon facility

That's a very good point and I've used that same justification for serial refunders, but I've never thought of it towards Clickbank (though I don't use their network). I think that this is probably a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th July 2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: My own clickbank product?

Exactly. That is what I was saying in my post above as well.

To the thread owner...
If, however, you're doing just a low end quickie product - like a $7 product or something - then perhaps you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th July 2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 886
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Clickbank isnt a discount coupon facility

Give 'em an inch, they'll take a mile...

Honestly I know you know this and don't want to hear it, but if there's a way from them to do it, they will and you just have to factor that in before you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th July 2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 697
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: How important are bonuses?

Bonuses can be a double edged sword.

If you give don't give something of real value they can damage your reputation. So even though your main product "rocks" you need to deliver quality bonuses as...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th July 2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: My own clickbank product?

What type of traffic are you getting for your site?

I really wouldn't suggest creating your own product for a site until you've established that it "makes sense". Now, this is just my approach,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th July 2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Product Launch Mistakes? - did you make any ?

Probably the single biggest mistake that most people make with product launches is that they launch too soon. Here's what I mean.


They launch before adequately generating buzz with affiliates,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th July 2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,217
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Who are the BEST UK Marketers?

2 hours a day and $10k a month - sounds like a winning combination in my opinion...

Nice job...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th July 2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Whats high conversion?

The question has already been answered *perfectly* so nothing else to add to that...

But... if you're looking into understanding conversions you will want to look into split testing and tools like...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th July 2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,063
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Heres 9 Ways To Increase Your Online Profits Super Fast!

The list segmentation is a great recommendation and is not really talked about much. The only people that really "get this" in my opinion is InfusionSoft with their robust tagging and segmentation...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th July 2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Survey Says ... but does it Reveal Anything?

Surveys work great, but you have to incentivize people to participate if you want a lot of feedback. It's the typical "give to get" philosophy. We've run several surveys and gotten mediocre results...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th July 2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: How Do I Promote a New Blog?

I would advise stepping back and going with your own domain before you start investing time and money on a blogspot blog. Your own domain and hosting will only set you back about $20 and then you own...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th July 2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,139
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Posting your real identity

As many are pointing out, what you perceive as a weakness might actually be a strength...

Many struggle to create an identity, but with a strong and striking name, you're not likely to be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th July 2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Help with Stratagies

One of the most basic and important things you can do is often ignored - conversion testing.

You need to establish the conversation rate of your sales page and continue to refine and work on that....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th July 2011, 09:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 713
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Creating an e-Book using only images in a pdf...

Every system you can devise or purchase can also be hacked. That is the nature of hacking. If you don't believe me, look at DVD's. You think they've not invested millions trying to keep people from...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th July 2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,279
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: WARNING to those who use Plimus - recent Plimus experience

Unfortunately this is the risk you run doing affiliate marketing - there's no way of getting around it. You will lose some sales.

If you think the big guys are bad, well, the independent ones are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th July 2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 905
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Anyone selling Plimus Affiliate products

Just to be clear, I've not sold my own products through their network. I have and continue to promote products on their network on some affiliate sites.

I've never had a single problem with them....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th July 2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 713
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Creating an e-Book using only images in a pdf...

I don't think it's worth going thru all of the effort to protect your stuff. The fact is no matter what you do those that want to steal from you will.

But here's the thing. You have to step back...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th July 2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 905
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Anyone selling Plimus Affiliate products

Yep, we use them and have never had a problem with them.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th July 2011, 11:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,310
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: coaching

Coaching, like any other service, is all relative to your value of time and money. To some SEO is "too costly" while to others spending $3k a month on SEO is "a bargain". Someone selling a $7 eBook...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th July 2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Paid for Coaching...How Do I Handle This?

Just be honest with your coach...

Tell him your expectation and find out what his is and see if you can work it out. Expecting immediate assistance is not going to happen and if it does you should...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th July 2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,855
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Aweber Experts - Using Segments

Yes, you can do this very element method via their automation as I mentioned earlier in the thread, but this is hardly advanced segmenting. And there is no way to do conditional branching in your AR...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th July 2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,827
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Make money without a website?

There was a recent WSO for less than $5 or so that was really good and talked about just that...

It was about going offline and charging $20 a head and doing small training sessions teaching...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th July 2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,338
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: I bought my first WSO and made $8,614!

Thanks guys... you both hit on the key point here that most are missing out on. It's not just about the WSO you buy, its mostly about the action you take. Having good guidance and advice is critical,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th July 2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,825
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: More Smaller Sites Or less Larger Sites?

Keep in mind, authority, like most other factors is affected by your niche. You don't necessarily have to have thousands of posts or 10 updates a day to be an authority site in your niche or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th July 2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Resurrect a Dead List

Why abandon them?

Just start giving more value with some quality free information (something enticing like a free, no optin PDF report or something) and try to bring them back. After two or three...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th July 2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,653
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Fiverr - Sellers Deleting Their Gigs Before Completing Your Order and NOT Telling You

Interesting... I didn't know that they could do that. Have bought quite a bit through there and not had that happen yet personally, but I guess I've just been lucky so far...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th July 2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 800
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Main Discussion V WSO

I think that has a lot to do with it. People want instant gratification and for $7 honestly they don't even care that much if the answer is somewhere else for free. And can you really blame them? I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th July 2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,825
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: More Smaller Sites Or less Larger Sites?

Hi ~kev~,

Yeah, I get ya man... and I think your site and niche is cool and you're creating a huge value for your users. I was just pointing out that most sites and niches don't require the level...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th July 2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,616
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: More People Being Priced Out Of Internet Marketing?

There's a lot of heated discussion about what constitutes a business and whether or not it is profitability, etc...

The thing is "business" is a specific term and the simplified definition of a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th July 2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,825
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: More Smaller Sites Or less Larger Sites?

The reward is traffic and rankings. It is getting very difficult to get rankings and traffic on smaller low authority micro sites, so unless you're sending paid traffic to them or have another...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th July 2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,825
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: More Smaller Sites Or less Larger Sites?

I don't really agree with that. I think that it's partly a function of your particular niche. Yes quality sites take more work, but in many niches you can automate and outsource a good portion of it.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th July 2011, 12:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,271
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: What Do You Do When You Have Nothing On Your Agenda?

Whenever that day comes, I'll get back to you...

:-)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th July 2011, 12:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 981
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Sales Page Conversion Percentage

Want the percentage to increase?

Meet your new best friend (and he comes cheap - free)...

Introducing... Google Websiteoptimizer

All kidding aside, it all comes down to testing...

Test,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th July 2011, 12:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: ebook Launch - Need Help!

When you go to start your testing, here's a tip...

Buy some traffic through a solo list or safe list, etc... something low priced.

Now, change your price point entirely - make it a free action...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2011, 11:57 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,616
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: More People Being Priced Out Of Internet Marketing? Agree or Disagree?

Well I don't really agree with that. Just the process of opening the doors for a brick and mortar business is in itself a "process".

You will have to actually have a business created - LLC, Corp,...
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