The business of real estate has been around for a very long time. Many of the age-old tactics pre-internet no longer work well since the majority of the population is online. Door knocking is no longer an effective use of your time and energy when you consider that most couples work during the day.
Step Back, Take Another Look…
Let’s look at the business of real estate objectively as a potential source of income. Many people jump into real estate thinking it’s easy money and not having a clue how to run a small business. Although your license is held with a Broker, you are not employed by them but rather identified as an independent contractor.
Thus, you are in business for yourself and as such can also fall under the “home-based” business category. Yes, you have a desk at the office but in reality, you’re only renting that desk space, copier and other office equipment paid by fees that are charged to you every month.When you think about it, a brokerages bread and butter does not rely heavily on sales commissions but rather on the fees charged monthly to agents.Click To Tweet
Once I came to the realization that over 80% of my real estate back office runs online, I began to focus on how to run an online business. My real estate business is essentially an online business with 90% of all marketing and lead generation performed online through:
- Lead pages
- IDX sites
- Email drip campaigns
- Online Ads
- Social Media
- E-sign contracts and more
I started treating it as such, learning all I could about online business marketing and monetization.
Adjusting Your Focus
My goal is to help you cut through the clutter and save you time and money by running an effective real estate business online.
What first attracted me to this one particular online business training platform I’ve involved myself with, was that it cost me nothing. Yep, I could move through the training for free, no time limits involved either.
I got some solid training and some time to think about whether or not I wanted to commit fully to building an online business and what niche I was going to focus on – before putting any money on the line.
In the end, I did commit fully to the business, and I’m glad I was able to make that decision without any pressure. Going PRO was only $49/month and I got full access to everything. I chose to go with Wealthy Affiliate because I like things well organized, just cut to the chase style of learning.
So many other similar sites drag everything out and next, you know you’re on another sales pitch. Not so with Wealthy Affiliate. to read a pretty in-depth review of the platform click here.
Now don’t get confused by the name. They offer two different training programs, one for those who already have a business and/or product or service. The other for those who would like to get into affiliate marketing. The review I mentioned earlier goes into all that too.
What I like most is the live member chat forum all in one place so I can get my questions answered instantly.
I also set-up, monitor and build my website all in one place instead of jumping in and out to different sites.
There’s also a huge library of courses (free with PRO) and live weekly classes are great.
Why You May Need Another Site
Wrapping It Up…
So whether you already have an existing business or product or you’d like to build an online business for affiliate marketing, you can’t go wrong. The training is top notch and very well-organized. They will walk you through the process of building and promoting your WordPress site step-by-step.
Here’s a word of advice though. Don’t skip around. Stick with the training so that you’ll know you’re building a strong foundation first and not missing anything.