What marketing strategies have worked best for experienced wholesalers?
You can purchase lists with different motivations like absentee owners, 60-90-120 days late on mortgage, pre-foreclosure, delinquent taxes, water cutoff, code violation, evictions, probate, divorce, etc. and mail or cold call.
Other methods are driving for dollars, door knocking, wholesalers, craigslist, Realtors, FSBO sites, expired listings, put out bandit signs, billboards, newspapers, other offline publications.
You can use pay per click/adwords, website with SEO, facebook, Linkedin, Youtube, and other forms of online and social media marketing.
If you have a big budget you can do radio, TV and billboards. Lots of bigger outfits do well with these mediums.
@Lucas Ritter Different things work in different markets. You have to try a few and find what works.
Whatever you choose to do, plan to do it for the long haul.
If you're going to do DMM for example, plan to do it for at least 6 months to a year. It might be a while until you start to gain momentum, and you need to make sure you don't give up too soon.
I think the best strategy is to talk to people. You can do that by cold-calling, knocking on doors, or whatever. Yes, you're going to get a lot of people who won't be receptive (you might even get called a name or two!), but I think that's the best way to connect with people.