Man, I have been slacking completely on my blogging. I’m back on it though. I haven’t posted any ‘Accountability Tuesday’ updates lately because as I mentioned, I wasn’t going to do so until I completed the launch of my direct mail campaign. It’s still not launched yet. I’m very close however, as I have the mail-merge setup, all of the stationary, and I’ve selected a college student with nice handwriting to handwrite my envelopes and stuff them (all 900 for $120 or $0.13 each). This same college student is going to act as my phone receptionist and field my calls during the day. I found this girl on CraigsList and haven’t met her yet, however she stands far above the other candidates and just from the looks of her on paper. She sent me her resume and this girl is solid, college senior, great relevant work experience, good GPA, etc. I’m to meet her this weekend so that I can get her the materials to get started on this first project of hers’. I can already tell, this girl is a real go-getter…my kind of people. I’m already loving the idea of having a local assistant.
My attorney is on vacation, so I’m still waiting on some things from him that I have him working on. And it all concerns the usage of Birddogs in Illinois but on a completely different level than you may be familiar with. I’m looking to implement both buy-side and sell-side Birddogs. If it’s possible and safe from being misconstrued as a non-licensed practitioner of Real Estate, he is going to construct a proprietary model for my business to use Birddogs. My bill from him is going to be through the roof, but it will definitely be worth it if I can make this happen in my biz.
On a non real estate note, but business related, I am now a Mozenda affiliate marketer. That may not sound all that special, but I haven’t mentioned that I am the ‘only’ Mozenda affiliate marketer! This came about all because I happened to like their software, I posted a YouTube video about it, they noticed it, they interviewed me for an article, I asked about their affiliate program, they said they didn’t have one, they offered me a deal to become one, and here I am. This is an awesome opportunity, because not only is their product superior to their competition, but they are going to pay me $5 per trial sign-up and additional if those trials convert to memberships. As soon as this arrangement was made my mind started racing on how I could market and expose their product. There are so many voids in the marketplace it is ridiculous, GAME-ON! I did some research on Google and found that for the key term “Data Mining” (which is what this software does) ;245,000 people searched by that term on Google in July of 2009 alone! Let’s just say if I can advertise on Google and other places and send 10% of 245,000 to http://www.Mozenda.com, which would make 24,500 monthly visitors. Their conversion rate is currently approx. 3%, which means 24,5000*3% = 735 people sign-up, which for me means 735*$5 = $3,675 gross monthly! This is going to take a little of my time away from Real Estate, for good reason as you can see.
I have a phone meeting with a web development firm out of New Hampshire this evening, about working with them and structuring an arrangement that will allow me to outsource my web projects to them, while I serve as the project liaison. Hopefully this will workout. Another source of income doesn’t hurt.
So, I’ve got a lot going on. I’ve been slacking on my other areas because of it. I think I gained about 7 pounds since I’ve been so busy. I need to quit eating the garbage and get my ass back in the gym regularly, no excuses. I’ve only taken like two weeks off and I feel like a bum, you HAVE to workout to keep yourself up. But anyway, that’s it for now. Stay on your grizzy.