How to Get a Website on a Shoestring Budget

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I created my first website in 1997 while I was in my sophomore year of college at Virginia Tech.  As an aspiring geek, i thought it would be cool to learn how to make a webpage.  A free hosting account at later and a crash course in basic HTML got me started.  Oh if I could see that website again…I’m sure embarrassed would be putting it lightly.  Even back then my choice of black, red and florescent color was a mistake.  To make matters worse …

Real Estate Investor Website Winner

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Before I get start I want to give special thanks to Trevor Mauch, Founder of Investor Carrot, for being generous enough to give me these great deals to giveaway.  He is a hell of a guy.  For example, about two weeks ago he sent me an email from his personal account telling me that he was doing some random searching and found one of my websites was ranked on the second page of Google for my keyword.  That’s great customer …

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Internet Lead Generation: Website Customization

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Website Progress For the past two weeks I’ve been slowly personalizing my new buyer, seller and company websites.  I do a little here and a little there, as time permits.  When I take this approach to big tasks, the job seems much more manageable and less intimidating.  The service I signed up for to create these sites did a wonderful job of setting them up with all the content, squeeze pages and layouts.  They are created from a template, and …

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Ultimate Real Estate Investor’s Website Punchlist

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Well ok, this may not be the ultimate punchlist, but I thought it was worth sharing.  As I mentioned in my previous post about being over whelmed when it comes to Internet Marketing For Real Estate Investors, I wanted to build a punch list.  This punch list is going to be my guide to what has to be done in order to be successful. There are potentially an unlimited number of websites that you can create for your business, but I’ve …

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Marketing Monday: You Don’t Need A Website

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This will probably come as a shock to people who have been reading my blog for a while.  I’ve written countless articles about creating websites for your real estate investing business saying that you should create a websites, squeeze pages and blogs.  I still agree with that but only in the right situations.  However, I say if you are trying to break into real estate investing with limited time and money, SKIP THE WEBSITE. For the vast majority of investors …

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Marketing Monday: Online Presence, Is it Good or Bad?

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My blog has opened the door for me in a lot of ways when it comes to my real estate investing career.  I would have never gotten to this point if some of the great people I have met through my blog hadn’t pushed me and supported me.   Having a blog is good in so many ways, but there can be a major draw back depending on how you want to operate your business. Your Name Can Now Be …

Real Estate Investor Website Tip #4: Setting Up A Free Blog

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One of my most important tools for networking and meeting other real estate investors is this blog.  It makes it easy for other investors to find me instead of me always having to hunt them down at REIAs or through other means.  That’s huge because I don’t have a lot of free time after I get done marketing to home owners and dealing with the responses. Blogging isn’t for everyone, but you should definitely give it a try so you …

Real Estate Investing Websites Tip #3: Picking A Host

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The Web Host is where all your websites will be stored and served to your viewers.  Without a host you cannot create a website.  Over the years I’ve tried out a few web hosts and have settled on 1and1 for now.  It’s been very reliable and has allowed me to do what I’ve needed.    Other hosts I would highly recommend are Hostgator, Bluehost and HostMonster. They all offer similar packages so choosing just comes down to personal tastes, feel and …

Real Estate Investing Websites Tip #2: Domain Names

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Something so simple, yet so frustratingly annoying.  Picking a website domain name (a domain name is the web page address, i.e. has taken me any where from a few seconds to a few months.   In this post, I am going to share what I’ve learned about picking a domain name.  I’ve got some tips, tools and some guidelines to help you get a good name and help you rank higher on search engine results. Guidelines Get a domain …

Real Estate Investing Websites Tip #1: Understanding

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Creating a website for your real estate investing business is becoming more important with each passing year.  Along with that is the need for multiple websites to handle different aspects of your investing.  This series of posts about Real Estate Investing Websites is going to be a place for me to share all I know about creating the below types of websites. What are the different kinds of real estate investing websites and there purpose? Company Site: This site is …