30DC – Day 14 – Weebly and Facebook Pages

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Did you know there is another blogging site out there? I didn’t!  It’s called Weebly and it’s another blogging platform that 30DC recommends setting up a keyword optimized blog on.  They go through how to setup an account and then some of the features on the site, it’s very basic.    Again you’ll need a unique article that is optimized with your main keyword and then you’ll just post it to the blog.   There are no special tips, just add …

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 10 – Article Submission

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It’s web 2.0 week in the thirty day challenge! Day 10 was about submitting your articles to ezinearticles.com and scribd.com.   We also got some pointers on how to optimize articles for your keywords. Promoting your articles on web 2.0 sites like these is a tremendous way for getting traffic to your site.  The reason is that these sites are very well thought of  by the Google bots and because of that your articles, on said sites, will naturally rank highly …

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 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 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 5 – Content

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This is probably one of the most important items when it comes to ranking well in google and other search engines.  Content is King as they say.   One important point I’d like to mention about content and SEO…the content must be unique. Duplicate content, which means another site has the same exact article, will either hurt your page ranking or it won’t count that content.   How much it hurts, nobody knows. So you might be asking…”how do you get this …

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!  …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Investing Goals for week 7/13 to 7/20

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Alright I’m back on track with my goals. I completed them all this week so lets review… Rework my short term goals – DONE, I accomplished this by setting up my new schedule for every week. It usually takes me a few weeks before I have the routine down as I’m a forget full person and a creature of habit so I’ll do my best. If you want to see my new schedule go here Find another house to make …

Brain Dump, LLC and internet marketing

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Lately I’ve been thinking about creating an LLC so I can write off some of my business expenses so far.  I haven’t been making any money, only spending it it seems.  It’s not a lot of money but it would be nice to be able to deduct it at the end of the year.   Things I spend money are marketing with postcards driving around looking at houses educational material website tools (hosting, domain names and templates) Those are my main …