Let’s admit it; being an affiliate is great. Ok, maybe a little more than great. Where do we start – the freedom of working from home or the simplicity of being your own boss? Real money is coming in while you work, and while you don’t, it’s insane. There are dozens of perks to being an affiliate and so many other dozens to being a real estate affiliate. Here you may see all the benefits.
Perhaps as an affiliate, you’ve given the real estate industry a thought, but then it dawned on you that you don’t have the relevant certifications. What if I told you that you don’t need to be certified to offer these services – that you could sell or rent homes through affiliate marketing. You don’t need to be physically present or even pick up the phone for that matter. You only need one thing to be well on your way – a website to promote your product.
So you have your website, it functions perfectly and looks great! What now? The next step is to find the niche you’ll be promoting. There are two ways to approach this. You can either go for a general niche, which means your website will be featuring a variety of properties for either rent or sale. Alternatively, you could focus on a sub-niche and promote vacation homes exclusively, for example.
Choices are anything but limited in the real estate industry. What you really need to strategize is how to pick your niche. The first thing you need to do is – research.
As Abraham Lincoln said, “give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax.”
Be as prepared as possible before making your move. It can make all the difference. Google’s External Keyword Tool is an excellent place to start, and it’s fun to play with. It allows you to find not just local but global search volumes along with how competitive your keywords are. This helps you get an idea of what to expect once you start not only competition-wise but profits wisely. Paid ads are usually a good indication that there is real money to be made. But – because there’s always a but – the secret ingredient is passion, and passion will always beat the competition. Always.
THE INDUSTRY NOW
I think we can all agree that real estate is one of the most profitable niches out there. Addressing one of the most critical investing issues – stability. As we see it depicted in the Google Trends graph, demand is high and steady, because somewhere someone is always looking to buy a house. 2017 has been heavily influenced by these two elements: demographic shifts and technological advancements.
Why is that?
Because the adults of the ’90s have already settled down, and most of them aren’t looking for houses anymore. But the millennials are, which has dramatically changed demand in the industry. You’ll want to know everything about these demographics before you get started.
You have your website, your niche, and you know your audience. These three factors make for a great foundation. Like we previously mentioned, the rest is passion, so with that said, are you ready to start selling property?