A Couple Affiliate Sales and Extra Income Update

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Today is going to be a quick update on my extra earnings from my blog and other sites.  Last week I posted about trying to build up extra cash in order to fund my real estate investing marketing.  The goal is to accumulate roughly $200 of income per month through affiliate sales and PPC (pay per click) advertising.   I’ve chosen to use Google Adsense for my PPC advertiser and am currently only displaying ads on blog posts and articles that …

Create Extra Marketing Money With Your Real Estate Blog

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For those people who have been reading my blog for a while know that I’m pretty limited with my marketing budget of $200 per month.  This gets eaten up quickly when half of that goes to my probate list provider.  That leaves me with only $100 for Stamps, paper, ink and envelopes.   Sending out 80 to 100 mailers each month is all i am about able to do. This causes a problem because I want to send out a multiple …

30DC – Final Statistics

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Here is my 30 day update for my 30 day challenge.  I’ve yet to receive any leads to this point, but they will come in do time.  I’ve broken the update down into a few sections (adwords, analytics, keywords) and tried to explain some of the stats and their importance.  Hopefully this will help anyone who is struggling to figure all of this out. Adwords Overall 1707 impressions (total times ad has been shown) 20 click throughs 1.17% CTR (click …

30DC – Day 25 – Sell Your Blog

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So what do you do with the blog if you decide to cut bait?  Surprisingly the answer is to sell it!  This is one of the great ideas and one that I never thought of going into the 30DC.  There are a few sites out there that allow you to flip your blogs, crazy I know! I mean who would buy it right? Apparently there is a pretty big market for selling websites and you can take advantage of it …

30DC – Day 7 – Statistics

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Google Analytics is the tool of the day and a very important one at that.  On day 7 of the 30 day challenge went over using Google Analytics, creating an ad using Market Samurai and the pretty links plugin. In my mind, the most important thing when trying to develop a website is knowing the stats.  Google Analytics is an awesome free tool that will track TONS of statistics, enough to make you dizzy.  Let me list just some of …

30DC – Day 4 – Monitization

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Day 4 was mainly about making money, but not in the way an investor is looking to do it.  They focus on selling affiliate products through amazon, clickbank and a few other sites.  This could be a great source of added income in the future for me, but at this point the focus of my efforts is to get leads so I can by some houses! There are some pretty good lessons to be learned from this day but none …

Ready to Advertise

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After what seemed like way to long and a few change of directions, I’ve finally written the 10 articles about foreclosures.  I will start advertising the artiles tomorrow on craigslist to see how well different advertisements work.   I will post 4 different types of ads over a 2 week period and use google analytics to track which produced the most hits. Types of Ads A ad that just has the link to my site A picture ad ad advertising some …

Few more articles to go

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Because of the hacking, I had to rebuild my local blog as I didn’t have that one backed up.  Luckily the 4 articles that were written, I stored on google docs so I just had to copy them over. I’m back in business! Yesterday I wrote three more articles, Avoiding Foreclosure Scams, What to do if you owe more then your house is worth and Selling a Probated house. I really had to do some research on the Probate process …

IM: Created the Local Blog

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Last night I created the local blog for real estate. I’m still struggling with the content I’m going to put on it. Ideally it would be helpful seller tips with a slant towards getting them to contact me. My first two articles where about determining a value for a house and selling FSBO. After reflecting I would say I failed to really point the reader towards using my “service.” Writing about it now actually gave me a few ideas about …