What would you suggest someone do that is trying to get in the business, but doesn't have the money right now for marketing. I'm currently living check to check and it's hard to put money into anything else other than living. I have been D4D and I'm just looking for a way to get out of my current situation and into what I know I'll succeed at. Any HELPFUL information would be greatly appreciated.
Hey man, I definitly feel your frustration.
We're just about halfway into January, take a look back and think about what you've accomplished. Even if its something as small as breaking out of your comfort zone, that can be a huge step.
Now as far as living check to check, a lot of people are doing that now. Do you have any reliable partners in the area that can co-wholesale with you? If not, make finding a partner a priority partner.
If you go out and do some birddogging, then you should be able to get anywhere from $100-1000 dollars in your pocket. Just gotta be aware that no deal is going to happen overnight, and its going to take weeks to months for you to get that check.
Keep your eye on the prize and set real goals for yourself. I'd make finding that partner your next goal if you don't have one already. Keep me posted how it goes man
@Michael Webster - How do you feel about letting all your family & friends know you're in the game now as a means of drumming up business? In addition, there's a list floating around BP right now with a ton of no-cost lead generation ideas on it; have you seen or tried the list?
Good luck and stay encouraged...
I fully understand the frustration try going to sum local rei meetings or researching zero down home buying methods trust me they are out the and on bp Site itself. How to buy properties with no money. That's where I'm researching now hope this helps.
Attend your local REIC meetings. You will most likely find what you are looking for there.
Its a REI meeting coming up Tommorow. I'm pretty sure myself and a couple other newbie wholesalers will be there. @Michael Webster
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Thanks everyone for your positive feedback. I will be looking into all your advice to move forward!!
@Cass R. Smith I'll be there tomorrow for sure!!
There are so many things you could do. I had to stop mailings for a while because of my budget so I just started calling FSBOs and D4D. You could also get some cards from VIstaPrint and hand them suckers out to everyone you come across. One guy I know who is pretty successful right now started off by Door Knocking. He would find the neighborhood he wanted to do business in and went door to door ( I don't think that was for wholesaling though) There is nothing face to face talking. you don't need tons of money to find sellers,
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