18 months ago my son was born and even though I was warned continuously about how it would affect my life and free time I don’t think I fully understood what that meant. In the beginning there was just chaos, lack of sleep and sheer helplessness. The idea of a schedule was just crazy, but thankfully we all settled into a daily routine which allowed me to carve out some time for real estate again. Unfortunately it was at most only half the time I used to get.
To say there was never any frustration would be an utter lie. When I’m with Ben, my mind can’t be any where else…Period! Oh trust me I tried. My patience would be so short that getting pissed off was a regular occurrence. As it would approach his bed time and I wanted to start getting into work mode, Ben would have other ideas. He would take off running around the house, diaper half on. Then he would proceed to pee on the kitchen floor, slip in it and soak what clothes he had on left him. I laugh now, but back then I had no patience for any of that…I needed to get some work done!
A More Relaxed Me
What I learned over time was that if I just put all myself into spending time with my son, I didn’t get pissed off. When my son would run behind the furniture to keep me from changing him I now laughed and played with him. When he was ready for me to change his diaper…I would. I become more relaxed and a better father. The added bonus is that I got my work done anyway.
I found the balance that worked for me and my family which is very very important. The only issue is that I’m not going to be getting any more time to really grow my business the way I need it to grow. Unless I quit my 9 to 5 job. The hours in the day just aren’t there. In the world of trading hours for dollars, I’m all maxed out.
So how is someone in this position going to grow?
My partner and I have one main lead strategy and that is Probates. In order to get this list in New Jersey you are pretty much stuck having to pull the leads yourself at the court house or hire someone to do it for you. My partner does this dirty work and it takes days to pull the lists from the 5 counties that we get. That brings us a total of about 600 to 800 leads a month. The only way to grow is to go to more counties and spend more time pulling leads. Not very scale-able.
We need a way to get leads that we didn’t have to work for (Trading time for money again). My solution was to start concentrating on inbound leads. That means I needed to create a web site, do SEO work and write content for this site. I was all excited at first, was going to build it myself and even started the process. Once again I quickly realized I just didn’t have the time. Frustration was really setting in at this point.
How the heck was I going to get more leads if I had no time to build the systems to get those leads? Hiring the job out was the only way. I finally got it….
The solution I found actually came to me when I had bought an SEO course. As part of that course I joined their Facebook group and I found that many others had my exact issues with time. At hat point I was introduced to a product called Investor Carrot websites. So I looked into it.
The sales page sounded great and there was only a $1 introductory offer so what the hell I signed up. About 2 days later I got an email from an old online friend, Trevor Mauch. He apparently is the founder of Investor Carrot and saw my name when I signed up and wanted to touch base and answer any questions I had and even happily took my input on the system.
I liked this product so much that I talked Trevor into a big discount for a few lucky people. Unfortunately this type of product doesn’t work as a free giveaway because there is a lot of constant support and costs that Trevor must take on for each subscriber. I pay $50 per month for a 3 site plan and the quality of the sites that were created for me is outstanding. What took 3 days from Trevor’s team would have taken me 6 to 9 months to do on my own (remember, I have no time).
Here is an actually getting started Training Video trevor did on what the website is all about
So what is being given away
Rules to Enter
Entering is easy…all you have to do is post a comment below. In the comment just ask me a question about the InvestorCarrot website. Not only will that enter you into the contest but Trevor or I will answer it. It’s a nice To-For.
Who will win?
The winner of the 3 Website Pro Package will be selected by who ever asks the best question.
The winners of the Solo Packages will be selected at random
When will the winner be announced?
I will announce the winners Wednesday, October 30th.
As with all products and services I use and really love, I am an affiliate of the Investor Carrot service. I am NOT getting any commissions for this giveaway however because I gave that up in order to reduce the price to you. I just hope it can really help someone out.
If you are interested in kick starting your online presence and getting Leads coming to you I highly recommend at least a Solo Package.
You can get more information by going to the Investor Carrot Website
See what my experience has been like after a full year of using their service…My Full Investor Carrot Review