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Are You Looking For All Of These Items When Driving By?

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My partner and I market to a wide part of New Jersey, covering over 6 counties. Because of this we don’t really know the areas as well as we should. The ideal scenario is only marketing to areas that you know like the back of your hand and can pin point all the pockets of profit and disaster. To make sure we avoid the bad areas, we have to drive by the houses and look around the neighborhood. This gives …

Alerts! and Stephani Davis

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On another note, my friend Stepani Davis has just release her eBook, Flip This REO!.  She seriously put her heart and soul into it and the end result is 57 pages of pure content.  Steph provides great tips, strategies and has answered every question someone could possibly have about wholesaling REOs.   I’m sure most of you who read my blog already read Steph’s blog, so you know how great and always helpful she is.  Get this eBook today! You can …

30DC – Day 19 – Setup Google Adwords

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It is time to start paying for your traffic.  On day 19 of the thirty day challenge we setup our Google Adwords accounts and our first campaign.  If anyone is not sure how adwords is used let me give you a screen shot and explain it a bit… Adwords ads appear on the right side of the Google Search Results, it also sometimes appears on top as well.   The position of where your ad appears is determined by how much …

30DC – Day 18 – Paid Traffic

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Today we went over the ways in which you can get traffic to your website. The truth is there is no free way to get traffic, you have to pay for it in one way or another. You pay by either spending money to use adwords or other pay per click (ppc) service out there or you spend your valuable time building up your sites SEO with article publishing, keyword optimizing and backlink creation. Paying For Traffic You can pay …

Did I Pass?

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I sure did! Managed to get an 83 on the federal section and a 77 on the NJ specific section.  I’m not sure what I got wrong just yet as we will be reviewing the test on Thursday. I used the 80/20 method of studying for this test.   Since I only needed a 70% I figured why kill myself studying anything that was going to be complicated or take too long to learn.  I sured up the info that I …

Back to School Jitters

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For some reason today I woke up feeling a bit overwhelmed and anxious.  Maybe it’s because I’m going back to work after another holiday and I don’t want to, or because the summer is over and I feel like I’m starting school…haha I get this feeling from time to time and I like to share it because I know other newbie investors get it as well and I wanted to say it’s normal.  What I’ve learned to do is just …

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 …

Power of Less – the Zoho affect

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JerryNJ over at flippinghomes.com forum along with another member (sorry can’t remember who) mentioned using zoho.com to help keep track of your daily “To-do” lists.  The tool, within Zoho, that they are using is Zoho Planner.  I’ve used it for the last two days and I like the simplicity of it and will probably continue to use it for the next few weeks to test it out.   Hopefully I can find an iPhone app for it to make it that …

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 …

30DC – Day 1

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Last night I started my thirty day challenge! I got through all the preseason modules  yesterday afternoon.  The preseason consists of introducing you to the tools (google analytics, google reader, twitter, facebook, firefox, youtube, Market Samurai, etc..) in order to get you setup and ready to start the challenge.  Most of the tools are free forever while some like market samurai are free for 30+ days.  None of the tools are necessary to go through the thirty days, they just …

Audio: Double Closing

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How are you going to buy and sell a property on the same day?  That is a question many new investors will run into.  In truth there are a few ways to go about doing it… Double Close Simultaneous Close Assignment (not really buying and selling, more like selling the right to buy) In this Audio Article by Eric Medemar he goes through the process of double closing and many of the reasons why you might want to go that …

Hard, Smart and Consistent

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I never realized how much real estate investing related things I do on a daily basis, that is until I came back from vacation.  It is very hard to catch back up.  I read blogs… FlipthisWholesaler.Net 123flip.com goodfaithinvesting.com 100buckschallange.com bloggertips.com sahmrealestateinvestor.blogspot.com KellyFlippinCali.blogspot.com and more! I also spend a good deal of time on forums reading up on the latest news, getting great tips about investing and marketing as well as asking any questions I have.  These forums are a daily/weekly …