You want to buy properties as investments, but how do you find them? How do you promote yourself and what you do?
At a recent investment meeting, we made a list of ways to create opportunities. Some, as you can see, take your time – some take your money. Which do you have more of? And maybe that changes. Here are some things we came up with.
- Website – Do you have one? You should.
- Social Media – Facebook, Twitter, Linked-in. How are you connected?
- Blog – pretty big time commitment. Do you have the time?
- Email Signature – great place to describe what you do or add links to your sites.
- Business Cards – get them and hand them out!
- Bandit Signs – know your local laws before you put them out.
- Post-it Notes – requires going door-to-door or paying someone to do it for you.
- Flyers – inexpensive and easy to distribute by hand or through the mail.
- Postcards – more expensive but more targeted to your exact audience.
- Handwritten Letters – very few people do this anymore and they really get noticed.
- Craigslist – it’s free and a very popular online source.
- Networking – in person, not just online.
- Newsletters – create your own or write for neighborhood papers.
- Magnetic Car Signs – I, personally, hate having them on my car, but they work!
- Vinyl Letters or wrap your vehicle.
- Door Knocking – may need a solicitors license – check your local ordinances.
- Google Places – great place to advertise.
- HOA Newsletters and websites. Many let you advertise for free.
What have you tried that works for you? What can you add to our list?