You don't have to monetize your website to make money in real estate, although, I don't disparage those who do. Nothing wrong with extra income. I know because although I've made a fortune selling a ton of real estate over the past 17 years in Sacramento, I also held a second job writing about home buying for another website. Up until last year, that is. I quit because I was not encouraged to write new content any longer and was financially rewarded basically for updates. Not enough motivation. My mark was already made.
The reasons though to hold that second job were many. For example, it was fun and I love to write, and very importantly, I felt I had knowledge to share. But also, it elevated my ranking in Google for my own business.
It all comes down to SEO. Always has. Blogging solely on Active Rain is not enough to boost your business into the stratosphere, but it's an excellent place to start. You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: Why Realtors Need to be Found in Google Top 10 Results.
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Elizabeth Weintraub is an author, home buying expert for About.com, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully sells short sales throughout the four-county Sacramento area with an emphasis on Elk Grove. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 40 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate. BRE License # 00697006.
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