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Linda asks…

Has anyone sold their home through a flat-rate MLS service, and what were the results?

We are preparing to sell a $300K house and just can’t understand how a listing agent can still justify a 3% / $9K commission. Property values have increased substantially in our area, as in most, but the work the agents have to do to market properties has decreased significantly with the advent of internet marketing.

I understand the value of the buyer’s agent, bringing pre-qualified buyers to see my home, but I just can’t see paying the same commission to another agent just for listing on the MLS and coming by to stock flyers, especially when I can buy an MLS # myself through one of these services. And as for the paperwork, a real estate attorney can do it for far less.

On the downside, I can imagine that the buyer’s agents may be less enthusiastic to show such a property out of support for their industry. What experiences have you had? Are listing agents still necessary or are most people just willing to pay the 3% b/c they are so happy to hear how much their house is now worth?

barry0912 answers:

IMHO, there is a TON more work now that it is a buyers market. A couple years ago, people engaged in bidding wars to buy property. Now, there is a ton of inventory, interest rates are low and buyers are shopping around. It is a buyers market.

In the US, most areas are experiencing a price decline.

The internet does not make it easier. Everyday I get emails about a property, most are just tire kickers or want to make a ridiculously low offer on a property. At this point, I’d say 1 out of 50 prospects are actually interested in purchasing a property for fair market value.

As a listing agent, I just don’t stock flyers and wait for a buyer to come. I put up signs, advertise, send mailings, hold open houses, get your home on many websites, create a virtual tour, and bring qualified buyers through the home. Limited service agencies cannot say that. Most Realtors won’t show a property through a limited service agency, it doesn’t have anything to do with supporting the industry, but most of those sellers are so penny wise they are pound foolish. Very difficult and once a Realtor is involved, they want the Realtor to represent both sides without compensation. Ugly for the Realtor.

And you pay a limited service agency whether you sell the home or not. If I don’t sell your home, you don’t pay me a dime.

Chris asks…

What is Internet Marketing?

I’m confused with these stuff, internet marketing, search engine optimization, social media optimization, etc.. Are they all related?

barry0912 answers:

Internet marketing is the marketing of products and services using the Internet as its medium. Lower costs of dissemination of information and a global audience are its main advantages. Internet marketing also encompasses digital customer data management and electronic customer relationship management (ECRM), which are widely used in businesses today.

I’d suggest you download the ebook about internet marketing here:http://tinyurl.com/237cvqj .
It’s a simple and straight-forward ebook with step-by-step instructions that can produce a lot of traffic, leads and income for you if you’re willing to put in the small amount of time and effort to do it.

The truth of the matter is that the ebook is proven to be effective when it comes to internet marketing. So if your trying to build an online income without a powerful Marketing System you will always be climbing a slippery slope.

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Carol asks…

What college should I go to, to get a art education degree?

I’m looking for the best universities that offer a good art education degree program.

barry0912 answers:

First, let me know where you are. But if you are willing to study here in the Philippines, I can recommend my school: De La Salle-College of St. Benilde.

Under the School of Design & Arts of this college, you can choose the following degree programs: (source is www.dls-csb.edu.ph)

Bachelor of Arts in Animation (ABANI)

The Animation program strikes a balance between commercial and fine art animation. It is a comprehensive program that focuses on three areas: 2D, 3D and experimental animation, and will train you in developing original Filipino content. It is the first program of its kind in the country.

Bachelor of Arts in Arts Management (ABAM)

The Arts Management program allows you to become proficient in art history, theory, and criticism as well as cultural programming and its resources, while learning design and arts management techniques and technologies.

Bachelor of Arts in Digital Filmmaking (ABDGFILM)

The Digital Filmmaking program combines motion picture production and broadcast arts with a strong understanding of the legal and financial workings of the film and television industries. You will undergo entrepreneurial training to encourage you to set up your own production studio or create independent features, short films, documentaries, music videos, or educational TV programs and shows. It is the first program of its kind in the country.

Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Arts (ABMMA)

The Multimedia Arts program combines evolving areas such as digital media and the Internet with core skills such as communications, programming, and graphic design. You harness the power of the latest digital media technology. It is the first program of its kind in the country.

Bachelor of Arts in Music Production (ABMP)

The Music Production program focuses on the use of technology in the field of music. The program aims to elevate the fields of video and music scoring, jingle and commercial music writing, and popular composition/arrangement for local and international audiences and markets. It is the first program of its kind in the country.

Bachelor of Arts in Photography (ABPHOTO)

The Photography program establishes photography as a fine art and as a viable creative industry that keeps up with global standards in communication and information design and technology and is used as a medium for social change. It focuses on aesthetics and the development of creative photography skills, professional and business practices, and promoting ethical practices in the field. It is the first program of its kind in the country.

Bachelor of Arts in Production Design (ABPRD)

The Production Design program develops your skills and interests in designing sets, costumes and props for movies, commercials, television, theater, events and advertising. Studies in theoretical exercises are offered together with studio classes in drawing, drafting, computer-aided drafting and design, stagecraft, props-making, prosthetics, costume construction, and other related practical skills.

Bachelor of Arts in Technical Theater (ABTHR)

The Technical Theater program develops your knowledge and expertise in the technical requirements of theater, events, concerts and other live performances—from designing lights, manipulating sound, and overseeing and enhancing the technical aspects of a concert or stage production.

Bachelor of Arts major in Fashion Design and Merchandising (AB-FDM)

The Fashion Design and Merchandising program focuses on design development and philosophies, as well as production and marketing procedures, with the fashion business at the core.

Bachelor in Performing Arts major in Dance (BPA-D)

The Dance program is designed to transform dance into an expressive art form and a profession. It is offered in consortium with the Ballet Philippines-Cultural Center of the Philippines Dance School.

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design (BS-ID)

The Industrial Design program trains you to design products that would make the everyday lives of people easier and fun. The program develops your design skills with practical aspects of ergonomics, function, marketing, manufacturing, and aesthetics as well as business-related concepts like entrepreneurship and management.

Bachelor of Science in Interior Design (BS-InD)

The Interior Design program program develops the mastery of interior space planning, as well as specifying interior elements, such as finishes and furnishings, that would lead to creating aesthetic and functional spaces. It is offered in consortium with the Philippine School of Interior Design (PSID).

Associate Degree in 3D Design and Animation

Associate Degree in Web Design and Animation

Lizzie asks…

What jobs can I get with a Bachelor’s in Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management degree?

I have been out of college for about two years now and have worked a lot of random jobs like receptionist, gym member specialist, personal home cook, etc… -the kinds of jobs I don’t need a degree for. I graduated with a degree that is probably more geared toward consulting than a skill related field. What other kinds of jobs should I apply for?
I have been out of college for about two years now and have worked a lot of random jobs like receptionist, gym member specialist, personal home cook, etc… -the kinds of jobs I don’t need a degree for. I graduated with a degree that is probably more geared toward consulting than a skill related field. What other kinds of jobs should I apply for?

My main passions are health, nutrition, psychology and public health.

barry0912 answers:

I find it ironic that you got a four-year degree in entrepreneurship/business management and didn’t mention anything concerning starting and running your own business. The brainwashing of us Americans into the template of automatically looking for jobs working for someone else is very strong. Unless, of course, you’ve already considered this and have no interest in this possibility.

As a business owner, you have total control of what you do and don’t do and your rewards when/if successful are virtually unlimited. And many businesses don’t require a lot of money to start. Plus it’s possible to get money in other ways other than out of your own pockets to start your business.

If you are interested, I would consider books written by Tyler G. Hicks. He has been writing books on this subject for many years (I recently got one with a copyright of 1966) and they are very good, IMHO. The only thing out of date seems to be the dollar examples he uses based on all the inflation over the years. He is still in business today. A number of people ding his books in reviews because he doesn’t take you through the whole process step by step and sometimes plugs his other materials, but I like him. I can virtually guarantee you’ll learn from his books. A true entrepreneur doesn’t need hand-holding. Just info, guidance, encouragement and options. I recently ordered a book of his entitled, “How to Build a Second Income Fortune in Your Spare Time” with a copyright of 1965, that I would very highly recommend to you in spite of its age. I’m only up to page 75 so far but it’s very, very good. I’m very glad I bought it.

I would suggest you go to Amazon.com or some other used book sellers on the internet and see if any of his books interest you and possibly get some ideas going in your head in the fields you are most interested in.

In school did you take coursework in business formation, business law, marketing and advertising? There are many good books on these subjects and I would use the reviews on Amazon.com to find the best ones to help you. Other business books on the subjects of interest and need to you to help you be super successful should also be considered. To look for good books on legal issues and the mechanics, I’d consider Nolo.com as an initial place to look. Their books are most often high quality, although some are of course better than others.

I am presently working on starting a nonprofit. It’s pretty hard to get fired when you’re the owner of the company. Plus, you can work at any job within your company as you desire. And switch around whenever you like. Or stay small and do it all. Or start off small and expand as you need or desire to. You can also start your business part-time while working a regular job until you start making way more money in your own business. Plus you can have more than one small business going at the same time if you’re so inclined.

My opinion is it’s pretty hard to beat the advantages and potential of the job of business owner. No matter what you do, it will build on your degree and experience in your field. That’s my suggestion.

Good luck, Lala. 🙂

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Mandy asks…

Does anyone know of a legit way to make a 2nd income online that actually works?

Ive been trying to make money online for about 2 years now and nothing seems to work it seems like everyones a goddamn scammer!!This is getting frustrating ive learned alot about marketing seo,blogs,ppc etc..on the upside,but still looking for a way to make a little extra money and not be scammed anything work for anyone?

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barry0912 answers:

Wow, the best thing on the internet is eBay, if you study how to, you can make a very honest and good living, I personaly make $2795 + a month on eBay, selling elecronics, I put up an item, the buyer buys it at my raised price and then I order the item from the other company and keep the profit, I do over 15 transactions a day, and make around $93 a day. So eBay is your very best bet. It costs $5 to start to get verified.

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Chris asks…

Where can I find established blog websites for sale that is generating monthly income?

I have been searching the internet this weekend to find websites that generate $1,000 or more per year. Would you provide me some great websites that offers this service to sellers and buyers. Which website is highly recommend to use for finding websites for sale?

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barry0912 answers:

You can try Sedo or Site Point. Some internet marketing forums sell websites, too.

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Steven asks…

how to make your back links get counted fast?

I am new in internet marketing and in seo. I am doing directory submission, article submission plus blog commenting but i don’t know why i only see few backlinks to my site. Actually i want all my back links to show up in google. How can i make that happen is there any tool or trick.

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barry0912 answers:

Try pinging the url where your back link is placed. Visit www.pingfarm.com and start pinging all your back link pages url and this will make your back links get faster indexed by google.

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Lisa asks…

how can i improve my real estate business thru internet?

I’m just staying at home most of the time, doing household chores & running a small record bar business at the same time doing internet marketing coz my husband is a licensed real estate broker. How can I contact more buyers thru internet?

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barry0912 answers:

Best to invest in a good website. NAR’s 2005 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers showed 77% of buyers used the Internet in their search! This is a HUGE number!

Everyone wants to be on page ONE of search results! If you think it will be EZ, I have a good deal on a bridge for you!
Best to….

I personally used a firm (link below) that did a 250,000 site submissions for my site. It worked great. But, results now take a few months.

Also, Get HIGH placement for your KEYWORDS!

Even when indexed by the search engines, it’s not going to help you if your keyword shows up on page 987. Sure, everyone would like their keywords to show up on page one, two or three of the returned results. But, I want to win the lottery! So? What are you going to do? One thing for sure….it will NOT be EZ!

You need GOOD/Informative content! Without this you will be wasting your time on other methods.

Below is some info that can assist you……

When someone types a specific phrase into a major search engine usually the results will show 10 site per page. These ‘organic’ sites are boxed in, usually on all sides by pay-per-click site ads.

So, in SEO theory you have to have your site placed on page one, two or three of the returned organic results to really benefit from the power of the Internet!

As an example. If someone in NY wanted a San Diego real estate broker, they would, perhaps type “San Diego real estate brokers’ into GOOGLE. If you do this today (standings change all the time), after the pay-per-click and the ‘local results’ you’ll see the first site is: www.brokerforyou.com You will also see (upper right)
“Results 1 – 10 of about 5,080,000 for San Diego real estate brokers.”

So, you will see that this one broker’s site (not a major real estate firm) has out ranked over FIVE MILLION other sites for this VERY POPULAR real estate search phrase!!!
Quite impressive!

After looking into the site, I also noted lots, of timely useful info in an EZ to follow site. This is VERY important! As without good ORIGINAL content you’ll NEVER have a top ranking site!

But, I also found on one of the internal pages, the name of the company that does the SEO for this site. They are:
http://www.websitetrafficbuild…

I also visited their site, and found it too had a high Google pagerank. Plus, they had great articles on SEO and software for learning to do your own SEO.

The bad news is that any true SEO work to get on page one of Google is VERY time intensive. Www.websitetrafficbuilders.com has a guaranteed results program…but, as it starts at $3,950.00, it’s really not for the little person.

I have downloaded their free trial SEO software, just a few days ago, so have not used it yet! But, I’m really learing alot for the free software. If they put this into an ebook, I’m sure they could sell quite a few copies!

*Also, on first link below is a website that offers about ten website and blog awards. They are FREE & even provide a link back to your site! Plus, they show the visitors that your site is a noch above the rest. Keep in mind, to get the award you have to have good info on your site and not just junk w/jumping graphics and tons of AdWords!

So, bottom line, GET THEIR FREE TRIAL SOFTWARE and even if you do NOT do anything else…you’ll learn a great deal about SEO from people who make their livelihood DOING IT!

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