Ed Toups is a Best Selling and Award Winning Author, founder of entrepreneur center, Office Ready llc and is regarded as a leading expert in business consulting for small business owners, Internet entrepreneurs and solo professionals.
In 2013 Ed was selected to co-author Dan Kennedy's much anticipated business and marketing book, Stand Apart. Ed shares the page with marketing legend Dan Kennedy, self-made internet genius, Mike Koenigs, and longtime Tony Robbin’s right hand “man”, Pam Hendrickson along with other experts from around the world.
Ed was honored with the 2013 Editor's Choice Award for his outstanding contribution to the book. The hardcover edition of Stand Apart released in January 2014 with a BANG...the book quickly reached Best-Seller status in 4 categories: Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Direct Marketing and Sales.
Ed was named New Orleans Urban Legend of the year in 2012 for entrepreneurship, and was recognized with a prestigious New Orleans City Council Proclamation in 2013 for his charitable contributions to the Back to School kids programs.
In November of 2013 Ed appeared on WWLTV's CBS Morning Show with Sally-Ann Roberts and celebrity artist/philanthropist Marlin Miller to talk about the Restore The Bayou Canopy Campaign. Ed and Office Ready donated one of a pair of 25 year old live oaks many determine to be the largest ever given to the city of New Orleans. In May of 2013, Ed recommended a lightning struck tree on the bayou his donated tree was to replace be saved instead of taken down and destroyed. He had a vision to transform it into a beautiful work of art that would serve as a symbol for the surrounding neighborhoods. Ed wanted Marlin Miller, the famed Mississippi sculptor to do it...Jared and Armand from Mothership Foundation saw the possibilities and made it happen. You can enjoy Marlin's 30 foot sculpture on the bayou today.
In addition to his local business, Ed has become known for his ability to get big results from online marketing. With his advice and guidance, Ed has been instrumental in achieving top 3,395 most trafficked website in the United States and top 15,149 most trafficked in the world with over 20 million page views and over 3.5 million visits a month as determined by industry authorities Alexa.com and Google.com.
Ed is also recognized for his skill in converting site visitors into active followers… building lists from several thousand to over 76,000 responsive, engaged and interested prospects. He does this by building highly effective multi-step email and marketing campaigns readers love to receive that are written with a casual down-home appeal.
It’s easy to get lost and overwhelmed in the technical jungle of a modern day business, but Ed has the uncanny ability to bridge the gap between this fairly technical experience and his local small business owner and online niche entrepreneurial roots.
Early on, Ed discovered most entrepreneurs need only a few tweaks here and there to have the lifestyle and business success they dream of. Ed’s laid-back style combined with his knack for seeing the path of least resistance along with his no-nonsense approach for seizing and executing “low hanging fruit” opportunities have helped him and his clients get the results they want quickly.
Ed makes things simple for clients who feel “stuck” and not getting the results they expect but are ready and anxious to make a LEAP forward in their business careers.
When consulting with small business owners and online entrepreneurs, Ed collaborates with them to create the most effective offline and online plan-of-action and outlines the step by step tactics and strategies needed to get the profits and results they want.
Ed learned first hand in the Small Business and Internet marketing trenches that you don’t have to be wealthier, work more hours, work harder or even be smarter than everyone else to have success in the modern world…you just need the foresight to know where you want to be and simply make the wise decisions that lead you there.
To learn more about Ed Toups and his Short Cut to Success VIP Days, finding Internet marketing gold in your business, packaging your ideas into online info-products, list building and communication programs and more on his business consulting call 504-272-2221