How To Start Real Estate Investing (Together!)
I want to get back to providing useful and motivational words to your investors to get successful. And I admit I have been slacking on this. So I started thinking… what would be a topic, that you would find useful. What would I find useful when I was in your shoes, just starting out? How about, “How To Start Real Estate Investing”?
I know how hard it is to start investing as a newbie having to do it completely alone. Been there, done that!
Well, what if you, I, and all the followers on this blog did it all together? It could be a group setting where we all would tackle tasks I present. After the task is completed we will tackle the next task together. Then the next and the next… and before you know it, you are a well oiled investing machine with the perfect infrastructure for it, set up.
How does that sound? And yes, following these tips DOES yield results! Here is a nice Halloween bonus all thanks to a good website!
But wait – Who Are We?
We are a 2 person team of relatively new investors that are now killing it. How did we do this, especially when soooo many newbies try to make it as well?
Consider this. Everyone wants to rank #1 on google. And google gives out a very cryptic and limited set of rules and guidelines on how to get on Google’s good side. So what do you think happens?
EVERYONE will follow these rules and guidelines the exact same way. If 15 sites do citations, backlinks, on-site SEO, etc. etc. why would site #3 be any different/better from/than site #7?!
Be Different – Be Better!
We considered these rules and guidelines and treated them as tools, not as “tasks”. We took these rules and principles and applied them in a creative, original and novel way to stand out! The result:
(PLEASE don’t copy our site, because we WILL find out!). I am here to help you become successful, for free! Don’t make me regret this! ^_^
We are the top-ranking Real Estate Investing site in Connecticut! Yeah I know, I know, EVERYONE says that. Well, why don’t you look for yourself! Google: “I need to sell my house in Connecticut” or “We Buy House In Connecticut“. (These are the 2 most popular keywords people use to find our services.)
Did you do it? Did you google it? No? Well, let me help you. You will see this:
Not only are we first on google (and.. 2nd, 4th, and 5th), we also have an entire right-hand section of the search result page dedicated to us. Obviously, google likes us. We pretty much own the ENTIRE first page of google!
So anyone that is looking to sell their house fast, will inadvertently be forced to click our page! Can you start to see why a killer website is a key to success?
Step Back: – A Reality Check!
Here is the thing. Ask yourself this. Do you want to make it? DO you? How bad? Imagine being able to feast on crab legs as often as you want. Imagine buying groceries without having to look into your wallet to see if you have enough cash, as you are at the checkout and you see this mountain of groceries being rung up by the cashier. Yes, I know you have gone through that. I know. Aren’t you tired of this? Tired of worrying about your car. Worrying that if it stops running you are seriously screwed. Unexpected bills that seem to creep up on you out of nowhere. Well, I was really tired f this.
The “Man” Got You Down?
Think about this. You wake up, you brush your teeth, get dressed, drive to work, work, drive home, cook dinner, unwind, get ready for the next workday tomorrow, go to bed, and.. repeat. Day in… day out.
The entire rest of your youthful life is this!! Are you kidding?! You could be traveling, seeing the world… live life! Let this set in for a bit…
Now again I will ask you. How bad do you want it? As bad I am? Well, I wanted it SO bad I conquered the fear of talking to strangers. I wanted it so bad I didn’t give up when things simply were not working out and having no idea how or if it would get better.
The number one reason new investors do not make it is either they never take that first step (to stop dreaming and start doing), or they give up when things got a bit tough!
How To Start Real Estate Investing Successfully?
– Get A Continuous Stream Of Quality Leads!
So if you remember my last experiment with my new “We By Houses In Waterbury CT” page, it went from ranking #9 to #2 in a few days. Having completely forgotten this experiment for a long time, and thus obviously having done zero work on it all this time it is very interesting to see my page now ranks 1st on Google!
my page rank #1 when I did nothing special to it? Heck, I didn’t do anything since creating the page, period.
The only thing I can think of is that my overall core site is so strong and so trustworthy that google favors my brand new page over all the other pages of my competitors that have been there for years. As you can see it is very important to do SEO (Search Engine Optimization) right.
First, to show I am not just blowing hot air let me present you with a bit of visual motivation to take this seriously.
If you are one of these people that take valuable information but just take bits and pieces of it, skipping parts because you just don’t want to do certain parts and think it is better a shorter way… I can tell you right now, you better think twice treating this post that way.
Get A Good Fast Website.
I simply do not know how to make you see/understand how important this is other than just telling you.. this is really the key to success.
If you need to start getting leads, you need a website. Indeed start with direct mail marketing or PPC if your site is new, or if it is not ranking. But eventually, you need to have your site ranking #1 because you do not want to depend on expensive direct mail marketing to get continuous leads coming in.
Imagine high quality leads (direct mail marketing is not high quality leads and you are begging them to sell their house). When people find you on google, THEY are begging YOU to buy their house from them. So that makes it a very high quality (or a very motivated seller) lead! Now imagine these hot lads streaming in none stop.. for FREE!
So the first step you need to take is to invest in a website. I wish I could remain neutral here and yes although I get a commission every time someone buys a membership that I referred, I am still using these sites because it is not that I “believe ” in them. No.. this denotes a personal opinion. My site recommendation is not based on personal opinion, it is based on FACT! I have made a small fortune because of InvestorCarrot. Besides, my (free) help applies to any site you choose to get. But why not get the best?!
Here are the plans Investor Carrot is offering. If you want to go for the other platform other than Investor Carrot, that is OK too. You can still apply everything I am teaching you on your own site.
Investor Carrot Websites Simply Have An Unfair Advantage.
If you have any other site and your competitors have an investor carrot website, it is HIGHLY unlikely you will ever outrank them. Highly unlikely!
When you get your website whether it is an Investor Carrot site or not, follow these steps/tips to set up the site:
- Never use stock photos. Take your own!
- Rewrite ALL content. Aim for zero duplicate content. Rewrite all copy in your own words.
- Invest time and effort in your “about us” section. The biggest mistake all these websites make is put fake story there EVERYONE else is using, like: “Oh we are a nice family-owned business that loves helping others. We put value in the neighborhood by fixing houses, we want to help YOU. Sorry, but What The Heck Man. EVERYONE knows you do this for money!” Oh please! Stop it, because all you do is taking a severe hit to your credit score!
- Be actually honest and genuine. Don’t TRY to come over as such, be it.
- Work on citations and backlinks.
- Design your site to have people stay on it and interact with it. My secret? People that need to sell their house and were looking for your site, make them stay. People that accidentally landed on your site and have no interest in buying or selling real estate… KEEP THEM ON YOUR SITE!! (how? think, be clever).
- Focus on On-Page SEO
- Focus on Off-Page SEO
- Work on Internet Presence, Citations, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Google+ etc. etc.
- Be different
- Be unique.
- Work on your brand. Something that is uniquely yours, your angle, your pitch, your calling card.
- Put your picture in your about us section!
- Get a blog that is not related to your website. (for example, this blog I am writing is not related to my website. Different host, different domain names.
- Most importantly, do your own research on SEO, Learn SEO and apply what you have learned in your own unique way.
Becoming Successful Is Easy! You Just Have To Start!
Want to make it? DO it! When I started I was alone. No one wrote a blog for me in such detail on how to do it. My (processed) knowledge always came from these “guru’s” preaching the same thing after the fact they already made it. This is a blog written as a diary. I put down the steps I took that got me this far (doing deals and ranking first on google). Bad steps, good steps, it is all there. You learn from my mistakes and you can see “where you will end up if you take my steps” because I have been there and done that! Literally. So if you do not start right now, right NOW, why would you start tomorrow? Tomorrow will soon be right now too.
If you really are motivated and really want to start, get in touch with me. I will help you.
Not a sham Not a gimmick. With traffic and interaction to my blog, my blog will rank and in turn, my sites will rank as I am feeding backlinks from my blog to my sites! So now you know why I am offering help for free. It is a win-win situation.
I know this can be overwhelming. But lucky for you, you do not need to be overwhelmed because you will just do as I tell you (at your own risk of course) without much thinking on your part!.
- The first thing you need to do is get a website. Period. Once you have done it, get in touch with me. We will set up your site together. And I will guide you on the next step to take!
- Get some sort of legal protection. I got an LLC.
- Follow the steps numbers above to set up your site.
- Follow this 90-day action plan
This shortlist is crucial and you need to do this and it is simple. Just focus on this for now and let me know when you are done. I will write a part 2 on this post in a week or 2.. CORRECTION
The second step is published, and Ironically it is called “Step 1”: Get Your Killer Investor Website Set Up!