Writing Real Estate Articles
(An excerpt from 69
Ways To Make Money In Real Estate)
By Steve Gillman - 2005
Writing real estate investing articles or home buying articles,
or any other articles related to real estate is a great way to
invest a little or nothing and make a lot of money. You have
to know how to write decently, or be willing to learn. but you
do not need to sell your articles.
You don't need to be a marketer to write about real estate
and make money. I make well over $1,000 per month with one of
my real estate sites - without having to sell any real estate
books or courses of my own. All I do is write, put up pages and
promote the site.
It costs $8.00 per year for the domain name - just 75 cents
per month. The server has 20 of my web sites on it and costs
me $25 per month, or about $1.25 per month per site. I would
have my internet service in any case, but if I divide the cost
among the sites, it runs about $1.50 per month per site. I use
old page maker software I borrowed from my brother years ago
(no cost). I spend nothing at all on advertising. If you just
did the math, you can see that my total expenses for the web
site run $3.50 per month (yes you read that correctly).
I don't have to sell anything of my own (although I do that
on other web sites) because there are so many good programs that
pay per click for ads on my site, or pay a commission for referred
sales. I put the links up and let them do the selling. I just
have to get visitors to the web site and keep them interested.
Getting traffic to a website is a subject of its own, but
I use one primary strategy. I write articles and distribute them
through article directories. They are read there, and taken for
free by other web site owners who wish to use them. In all cases,
the "about the author" box at the end has an active
link to my web site for readers who want more. This is a powerful
way to bring in the traffic. There are now thousands of links
out there that point to my web site.
What Kind of Real Estate Articles?
The more important issue is probably how you make that writing
generate income for you, but it does matter what you have to
say. Look for a new angle on some aspect of real estate. The
site I refer to above is HousesUnderFiftyThousand.com, and it
arose from our experience exploring the country for cheap towns,
and eventually buying a nice home for $17,500 a few years ago.
You might have real estate stories to tell if you are a real
estate agent. People love stories - especially true stories.
If you have a lot of experience investing in real estate, you
can write about your own investments - both the good and the
bad. A good story with a lesson will always be a hit with those
who are interested in real estate investing.
You could concentrate on a niche, like fixer-uppers, if that
is where your experience is. If you have invested in a few such
projects, you should have enough to say to fill a couple dozen
articles or pages on a web site. If you specialize in buying
and selling land, write about that.
What if you have no real estate investing experience, but
you love to read about real estate? You can write reviews of
real estate investing books. You'll have links to the books on
your site, of course, and get a commission when they sell.
What if you have an interest in real estate, but mostly just
like to write? You can interview real estate investors, real
estate sales agents, appraisers and others, and put those interviews
on your web site. You can also write short biographies and stories
about investors and others that are involved in real estate in
Bottom line? If you already have a computer and internet access,
you can even start with one of those free web sites. You can
invest nothing but your time and still make money writing real