I'm kicking myself for not discovering what I know now sooner.
Part of planning for that transition includes my having to come up with a rock solid marketing plan, systems, processes, etc.
As I dive deeper into my execution points things come full circle because I'm back to my "offline marketing" roots.. I'll have to:
- Get better at direct mail.
- Continue to hone my copywriting skills.
- Re-read Claud Whitacres books. Shout out to Claude for the wealth of knowledge he has shared!
- Brush up on telephone and e-mail negotiation...
The list goes on. These are some of the many skills that many of you have and a lot of you are running businesses that you are comfortable with and that make you happy.
I'll be deploying those skills in service of running the best offline business in the world? What is it?
REAL ESTATE INVESTING
Learning from a friend by watching him go through a deal where he literally bought a house using none his own money (less the cost of legal and marketing) was truly life changing. It started with a letter, that found the right person, that resulted in a negotiation, which resulted in him taking title to a property and flipping a week later (as is) for almost no money out of pocket. banking $18,000 in the process. Wow.
It's nuts to think about it. Any one of you can literally use the sum of all the skills you've acquired over the years to gobble up real estate - a true wealth builder. And... you can get started for very very little of your own money (depending on your REI sub niche).
So, I had to ask; are any of you active in real estate investing? There are other forums out there on the subject but I feel like a sub forum for REI here on WF could be amazing because many offliners have the skill set to GET THE DEAL FLOW (most important part). Many IM'ers also have the same skill set (SEO, PPC, e-mail marketing) but their expenses may be higher.
It seems like it would be very cool to have a subforum here that allows folks to channel those skills into REI under the WF tent.
What do you guys think?