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Writing Real Estate Articles

(An excerpt from 69 Ways To Make Money In Real Estate)

By - 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 some way.

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 estate articles.


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