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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd January 2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,267
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 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, 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, 07:24 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 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, 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 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, 09:07 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, 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 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,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,239
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Which Email Autoresponder company has the best segmentation features?

I know that Infusionsoft takes a very different approach to segmentation via "tags". This smart tagging approach even allows you to do conditional branching in your autoresponder. So, for example,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2011, 05:39 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,534
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Product not selling? Here's why:

Feel free to quote whatever statistics you want. "Education" comes in ALL FORMS and the best "education" for Internet Marketing comes from "experience" not some self-important certification.

Those...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th July 2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,825
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: More Smaller Sites Or less Larger Sites?

Well said.

This is where Google is going and it should be pretty clear because they've been very candid about it. They want to see "authority" and the mini-site model is a dying breed at this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th July 2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,676
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Do not commit to Video Sales………it will Finish You

The thing is, you're expressing YOUR personal preferences here, not a market consensus. You're just looking at what YOU want. Actually, I agree with you. I personally HATE video based training. I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd June 2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 802
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Need opinion regarding buying of a PR2 domain

Yep, good point... I was typing on an iPad and "kept it short"...

Any domain's value is determined by both objective data and subjective data. Objective data is usually traffic, monetization, PR,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd June 2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 802
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Need opinion regarding buying of a PR2 domain

It's not very valuable for selling links. I haven't looked at the domain to know how old it is or how many back links it has, whether it has drops in registration, etc... But just in general a PR2 is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th June 2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 732
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Is it time to consider a merchant account?

Yes Rockstar - this is exactly what they told me and I was saying above. It's two different departments and they don't talk to each other, etc...

Sorry I don't have any advice for you for a UK...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th June 2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 787
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Trying to replace an existing website with WP content

Easiest thing to do would simply be to use ftp access and delete the files first and then install WP onto the clean domain.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th June 2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 732
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Is it time to consider a merchant account?

I have taken this approach with them before and they told me that it would have no affect because their fraud department wouldn't even see the notations on the account. They are just not setup to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th June 2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 732
Posted By Troy Broussard
Is it time to consider a merchant account?

We've used PayPal for processing for years - both the standard and the pro - and this is not another bash PayPal thread. We've generally had very good results with PayPal but they have certainly...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th June 2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,310
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Seriously! - You Don't Have To Get It Right.... You Just Have To Get It Going!

Well said. Lack of action is by far one of the biggest reasons for failure by Internet Marketers.

Action is the big equalizer. There are many very successful six figure marketers who honestly...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th June 2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,292
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Paypal closing accounts - possible solution...

I would like to see something official on this. Can you please paste a link of what research you performed where PayPal indicated this?

Lastly, even if that were the case... it's a lot easier to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th June 2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,596
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: PLIMUS stops Internet Marketing

As long as there are people that want to make a quick buck and buy "the dream" there will be marketers "selling the dream"...

I don't care for the hype either, but just blaming marketers is not...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 763
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: 100% commission - How is the vendor profitable ?

This is a tactic that is more advanced. Once you have a seasoned backend system and the tracking in place to know the value that a subscriber carries for you, you can consider paying out 100%...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 883
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Need help selling my website

Well the thing is that it truly is NOT monetized yet because it's not actually making money. That will have a huge bearing on your ability to sell it.

Personally, I'd recommend holding onto it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 641
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: New to forum, new to affiliate marketing, Inquiry

Honestly, the most important thing you have to ask yourself is WHY do you want to do this? Seriously.

So many people dive in and really don't have a reason why they want to and there is no...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,148
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: What Is the Best Money You Have Spent in IM ?

It's not about MONEY SPENT it's about LESSONS LEARNED and you can learn a lot without spending money.

Not trying to be a smart***, but so many think that success in IM revolves around the "tools"...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th June 2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,527
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Your Own Products VS Just An Affiliate...

The best thing about affiliate marketing is HAVING affiliates and not being one...

LOL...

Seriously, I've done a lot of affiliate marketing and still earn a decent percentage of my online...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th June 2011, 12:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,547
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: My traffic went from 700-900 daily to 120-160 why would that happen?

What you're experiencing is very, very common. So common, in fact, that I've written a blog post about it on my site called The Three Month Phenomenon. It can happen for a variety of reasons...

*...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th June 2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,084
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: How To Automate Paypal Buttons To Go To A Download Link?

When you create a paypal button there is an advanced settings down at the bottom. It's labeled "Step 3: Customize advanced features"

You can use that to specify a URL to redirect someone to when...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th June 2011, 01:26 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,391
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Does your wife/husband support you?

I'm very thankful to have an extremely supportive wife. But don't forget, it's a two-way street.

Many IM'ers 'go off the deep end' and immerse themselves to the point of obsession - you have to be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th June 2011, 11:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 757
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Took me 11 websites to figure out what works.

My only caution here is that there seems to be a lot of people that subscribe to this notion of replicating a $100 a month site. The problem is, I would argue that any site not making around $2500 or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th June 2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,399
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Nice! Clickbank Account Suspended!

That's pretty typical unfortunately. Most of these networks operate as if they don't owe you a thing when YOU are making sales for THEM.

The fundamental lack of respect is just amazing for a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th June 2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,111
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Amazon Affiliate Sites - Able to Avoid Google Slap?

Well rankings drops, despite what people believe, are rarely attributed to just one issue. There were many adjustments made in the recent Panda and post-Panda algorithm changes. Addressing "thin...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th June 2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: What do you want from a ghostwriter?

There really is not best answer. I've worked with writers that started off great and then they took advantage of me later on (outsourcing their work - obviously to a much worse writer). I've had...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th June 2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,831
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: What would you do with $5,000

Refreshingly sound advice... well said.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th June 2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 286,057
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: What to do if you're desperate

Many people focus on the affiliate side of the equation because of the lure of "easy money", but the reality is that the quickest way to create income online is in "services".

My recommendation...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd June 2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,487
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: 100 sites....is it doable?

Glad to see your post on this. I was reading through them hoping to find someone saying (and warning) just that.

This type of approach almost always implies auto-posted content which almost...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd June 2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,347
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: What about a small business loan?

Internet Marketing is not for everyone and success is far from assured. I certainly wouldn't recommend getting a loan to start your learning curve (and you will have a learning curve for sure).
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd June 2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,327
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Big mistakes that starters make!

I think that you're on to the real truth here... It's great to seek advice as a newbie and try to avoid mistakes, but at the same time it is a "learning process" and every successful marketer I know...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th May 2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 927
Posted By Troy Broussard
Re: Seriously, why spin?

From an SEO perspective I'd like to point out a couple of very solid reasons for spinning that have nothing to do with the great big debate (not necessarily in this thread but on the net in general)...
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