30DC – Day 11 – Squidoo and Hubpages

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Day 11 focused more on article publishing but in a bit of a different way using Squidoo and Hubpages.   On day 10 we uploaded articles to ezinearticles and scribd, which were straight up article hosting sites.  The sites today were about creating fan type pages much like you would in Facebook.  I also categorize them as glorified one page website. In Squidoo you create what is called Squidoo Lenses.  They define a lens as “…one person’s look at something online. …

30DC – Day 9 – Rank Tracking

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Rank tracking was the focus of day 9 in the 30 day challenge. The idea here is to keep track of where your domain and posts/articles rank on google for each of your keywords. This is something fun as you can hopefully watch your site rise in popularity and soon to the first page on Google and other search engines. The trainers used a Market Samurai and it’s Rank Tracker module to quickly and easily find the rankings for you.  …

30DC – Day 8 – Getting Traffic

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I’m already up to day 8!  This is kinda fun if I do tell you the truth.  I love this internet marketing stuff.  Today we dealt with getting traffic to our websites.  For me this has been a daily grind, even getting visitors to this blog.   It has taken me over a year to get a steady flow of about 45 visitors a day. There are many ways to get people to come visit your site, but it comes down …

30DC – Day 6 – WordPress

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WordPress was the theme of day 6.  This is the second time where they are using a service/software to help you out.  First it was Market Samurai which I found very helpful and might consider purchasing it when the 45 day trial is up, but we’ll see. This time the good people at 30 day challenge recommend using WordPress Direct.  WordPress Direct is a service that makes it “easy” for beginners to setup a wordpress site and manage all the …

30DC – Day 3 – Google Rankings

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If you want to do well with internet marketing your website has to show up on one of the first few pages of Google.   Where your site appears is called your Google Rank.  It’s not the page you appear on it’s your ranking.  The higher the page rank number the better. In the third day of the 30 day challenge we went over how Google figures out which websites appear on the top few pages for a particular search …

30 Day Challenge

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I came across this website the other day that was called the 30 day challenge.   It’s run by a guy named Ed Dale and he set up this internet marketing training.  I’m not that far into it, but it looks really interesting so I signed up. What he does is each day for 30 days he takes you through different ways to market your blog/webpage/squeeze page, each day building on the previous day until you have this webpage with tons …

How To: Do It Yourself – Yellow Letter Marketing

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Do It Yourself – Yellow Letter Marketing: Materials Required: – Stamps – 8-1/2” x 11” yellow ruled-paper – 8-1/2” x 11” white paper – 4-3/8″ x 5-3/4″ Ivory Invitation Envelopes – Red Ink Pens (Gel) – Extra Printer Ink Cartridges – Computer Scanner – Image Editing Software – Word Processing Software – Local Personal Assistant – Handwriting Font Objective: Yellow-Letter marketing has been proven over the years as one of the most effective marketing methods available.  When sending a personalized, …

More Marketing

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I’m not quite getting the results I was hoping for with the craigslist and backpage marketing. On average I’ve been getting about 2 hits per day from craigslist and 0 from backpage. In fact I’ve yet to get 1 single View on backpage so go figure. Here are the current stats Craigslist Backpage Ad Type Views Clicks C/V Views Clicks C/V Picture 85 0 0% 1 0 0% Article 99 4 4% 1 0 0% Extended 6 5 83% 1 …

Click to View Ratio

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Class yesterday went pretty quickly.  We covered the types of contracts you can sign with a seller in order to list their property. Open Contract: Who ever brings in a buyer gets the commission Exclusive Agency: Only agents of the signing broker can sell the house.  You yourself can also find a buyer, and if that happens you don’t pay the brokerage a commission. Exclusive Rights: This is the most common type of agreement and states that during the contract …

I feel lighter

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With August just starting it’s time to report on my monthly improvement plan.  The idea was to pick one thing per month that you’d like to improve upon and concentrate on that one thing only.   Since I’m also reading the Total Money Makeover I chose to eliminate my debt, which obviously is going to take more then 1 month but that is what I’m working on. I am happy to report that we just paid off our student loans today!  …

IM – Quick Update

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Quick Update… I created the 4 ads and placed them on craigslist.  Actually I could only place 3 ads as craigslist said the Straight Link Ad and the picture ad were too similar and wouldn’t post both.  Since I posted the Straight Link Ad first that was the one that I’ll use. I’m debating if I should post these ads on backpage as well.  It might mess up my ability to analyze the results though, so I’ll have to deeper …

Licensing Class Day 4 and Internet Marketing

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The 4th day of my real estate class dealt mostly with types of ownerships (Tenants in common, Joint Tenants, tenancy in severalty, Tenants in Entirety) and encumbrances (liens, easements).  I can see this information coming in handy when trying to work out proper ownership of a property and to understand what types of encumbrances can be on a property.     Time for a little teaching for those that don’t know the above terms… Tenancy in severalty: ownership of property by …

Licensing Class Day 4 and Internet Marketing

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The 4th day of my real estate class dealt mostly with types of ownerships (Tenants in common, Joint Tenants, tenancy in severalty, Tenants in Entirety) and encumbrances (liens, easements).  I can see this information coming in handy when trying to work out proper ownership of a property and to understand what types of encumbrances can be on a property.     Time for a little teaching for those that don’t know the above terms… Tenancy in severalty: ownership of property by …

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 – Craiglist Update

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Sorry I haven’t updated in about a week.  The process is a little slow going as I get some content on the local blog.  I want to have a least 10 articles on the site and also a “contact me” form created before I release it. So far I have 4 articles written and some ideas for a few others.  These are the topics to the articles I have written Selling FSBO How much is my house worth Foreclosure Options …