How to Pick the Right Real Estate Investor Course

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You heard real estate investing is a great way to make money, millions of dollars even. You are tired of working your boring 9 to 5 job, dealing with pompous bosses, and making other people rich.  So what are you going to do about to change your life?  As luck would have it, you over heard one of your blabbering coworkers, in the cubical next to yours, talking about this real estate investors club meeting he is going to tomorrow …

Probate Monday #7 – Got the Meeting, now what?

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Before I start week 7, I need to admit that I fell behind and have yet to mail out my letters.  I’m one mouse click away from printing them out, but ran out of time this weekend to pick up the envelopes and stamps.  I’m terrible at working something new into my schedule and over the past week I have not been focused and let a few distractions get in the way.   Honestly?  how hard is it to go to …

Probate List is in Hand

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I just wanted to put up a quick update before the Thanksgiving holiday.  Yesterday I got the probate list from my source and it’s looking pretty decent, he even took the time to check the tax records for each lead to see if there was property involved in the estate.  Pretty cool! So far I’ve gone down the list anyway and have checked the tax records as well as the public records just so I can get more familiar with …

Probate Monday #5 – Make Money From Your Leads

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Since this is a short week thanks to the Thanksgiving holiday, I figured it would be the logical spot to review what we have done so far.  I will also give everyone a great tip I got from Nick Johnson. Another reason why I’m not moving forward just yet is my probate list is scheduled to arrive until the end of this week.  My source is currently gathering the information from the court house.  In my county the information is …

30DC – Update – 200 Visitors

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Over this past weekend I passed the 200 visitor mark for my 30 Day Challenge blog, NewJerseyProbate.org.  Since the end of the challenge, about a month ago, I’ve continued to write an article a week and am at about 20 total so far. 12 of them on my blog and the other 8 spread out over different sites like EzineArticles, Scribd.com, hubpages.com and blogspot.com.  I’ve also taken those articles and submitted them to Traffic-Bug.com in order to increase the backlinks.  …

Thinking of Probate Ideas

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Not to much to report over the last day or so.  I’ve been working on getting more articles up on my probate site although I’ll admit that my ideas are running very low at the moment.   Right now I’m throwing some words down on paper for an article about forcing a new executor to be named.  Outside of that one article I spent about an hour last night just pondering my next move.   I’d like to make the site a …

First Lead

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Over the last few days I’ve been writing some new articles for my site and trying to just make it a more valuable resource for people to find information regarding probate in New Jersey.   I created a page that listed all the county surrogate websites and I will also be creating a section for lawyers as well.  I plan on using the lawyers section as a possible “I scratch your back, you scratch mine” type of deal with probate lawyers …

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 30 – Wrap Up

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What now?  The final days of the 30 day (day 30 and 31) challenge wrapped everything up and went over where we should go from here.  The lesson really focused on going back and analyzing everything you have done to this point, and this is a key step before moving on and expanding your blog and affiliate marketing.  Ed breaks down the past 30 days into 4 main parts… Market Research Having a solid base is they key to marketing.  …

Brokers and feeling like a criminal

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I sent an email off to the broker at Exit Realty Gold late last week to try and re-establish communication with them and to setup another meeting to talk about hanging my brand new license.  I was a little worried I wouldn’t hear back from him because back in august I sent an email just to keep in touch and heard nothing.  Well, apparently I had nothing to worry about as an email arrived on Saturday from the broker saying… …

30DC – Day 29 – Learning From Mistakes

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Day 29 is about learning from mistakes, not your mistakes but the mistakes of other people.  The mistakes talked about in this lesson are not technical errors, such as grammar or having trouble publishing an article to EzineArticles.com.  These sort of mistakes are easily correctable and really don’t mean anything disastrous will happen. It’s going to be really tough for me to outline exactly what was said in today’s lesson without writing a book, but take a look at this …

30DC – Day 28 – High Quality BackLinks

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Today I learned about High-Quality Backlinks.  HQ Backlinks are the ultimate goal of any SEO marketer.  The reason for this is that a High Quality, Relevant site holds a lot of clout in Google’s mind. When one of those sites supports your site, with a link, that is like the president of a company recommending one of his employees for a promotion.  Das Good! Outside of scouring the internet for sites with PR’s of 3 or higher, a great way …

They Call Me Mr Agent

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Good news, Good news!  I took the real estate license test last night and I…. PASSED! I went into the test feeling a bit nervous cause I never really studied after finishing the class last week.  I brushed up on a few laws and definitions, but that was about it.   The test was a bit of a challenge, there were quite a few questions on topics we barely went over in the class like Project Management.  The testing providers are …

30DC – Day 27 – Great Backlink Techniques

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This was an awesome day of training and one that can be easily used for all your blogs and sites.  As I’ve said on some other days during the training, creating backlinks is very important for your long term Google ranking health.  The more quality backlinks you have the higher and more authoritative your website will become in the eye of Google.   High Quality Backlinks huh?  What exactly are those and how do they differ from other links back to …

30DC – Day 26 – Finding Long Tail Keywords

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On day 26 we learn how to use Google Analytics and Market Samurai to obtain some long tail keywords.  The reason is that we want to try and expose our blog to the widest range of keywords within our niche that have traffic.   There are two types of long tail keywords that we will be using, Long Tail Derivative Keywords and Semantic Long Tail Derivative Keywords. Let me explain the difference… Long Tail Derivative Keywords: These are keywords that contain …