Friday, February 5, 2010

Spirepoint Properties - Be Rich In Residual Income

For our next meeting, we'll be getting a taste of what the rich do with their money in order to create residual income. Not only that, we'll be hearing it directly from the people who facilitate it and personally do it.

I'm very pleased to have Paul Blacquiere from Spirepoint Properties present on the 21st of February, from 3-5pm, who will be introducing the following concepts:

-Mortgages – do what the rich do, be the bank and collect passive monthly income secured by real estate

-Joint ventures – invest in real estate with no effort, let someone else do all the work and you share the rewards

A little more about Spirepoint Properties:

Spirepoint Properties is a Canadian real estate investing and education company dedicated to making real estate investing easy. The owners, Paul Blacquiere and Joanne Beehler, have extensive experience in rehab projects, flips, joint venture partnerships, and how to use other people’s RRSPs to buy real estate. They have been investing since 2002 and have purchased over $5M worth of investment property, mostly with investor capital.

Investor Training Program

Spirepoint offers a unique 3 month real estate investor training program where their students achieve great results through their personalized mentoring, hands-on, and in-the-field approach to learning. In the last 2 years, they have taught over 500 people across Canada on how to buy investment property and have helped many people realize their dreams of owing investment property.

After completing their program, students walk away with the knowledge, tools and confidence to buy all the real estate they desire.

RSVP today for your opportunity to attend this special event with our guest speaker Paul Blacquiere from Spirepoint Properties.

An out of box experience

I was working yesterday on acquiring more real estate rental property and I did something that I was scared of doing - I called the owner of a building that I knew would be coming up for sale soon and talked to him. I had previously only looked at real estate through MLS with my agent, Asokan Thurairajah, but now I'm trying to see what happens when I aim at making contacts before a property goes up on the market.

It wasn't that the call was strange or difficult to make, it was just way out of my comfort level at the time.

Then, about an hour later, I also finally got my "More Cash in Your Pocket" by Loral Langemeier delivered to my door. Talk about signs from above :)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a well kept "secret". Haven't you always wondered why some websites pop up first and others don't? There's actually a set of rules that govern in what order, or relevance, websites are sorted when you do a search on Google, for example. People pay big money to web firms to have their websites rank higher for certain keywords. But here, on this blog, I'll let you in on what I know to be the secret. It actually just consists of a few simple rules (see post below). This blog post will serve to be a search engine optimization (SEO) example.

In the previous post, I have all the rules you need to follow for blog posts or website articles for search engine optimization (SEO). Notice how I linked the search string in the last sentence to to a relevant webpage. Also notice that I'm using the keyword string, search engine optimization (SEO), exactly 6 times in this article. Why? Because the article has 206 words in it and the keyword, search engine optimization (SEO), will then be about 3% of the total word count.

So start ranking higher using your blogs and websites and take advantage of search engine optimization (SEO).

Google Ranking Rules

Rules for ranking on Google and other search engines

1) The title is the keyword string someone would search on Google such as "Do Not Call List"
2) In the body of the text, you must start with those keywords and end with those keywords.
3) The body of the text must be 200-400 words.
4) The keywords that appear in the body of the text, including the beginning and ending of the text, must appear 2-3% of the time. For example in a 300 word blog, the keywords must appear 6-9 times.
5) You must create a hyperlink of the keywords to a relevant website (such as that contains similar content.