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Online skills deficit? Outsource! - 06/24/10 08:59 PM
Let’s face it. Almost everyone who doesn’t make a living online would like to. Often the reason is that the person feels overwhelmed and unequipped to take even the first step. Relax, breathe quietly for a moment, and look at the issue logically.
Say you want to start an internet marketing business selling your own product. That’s a good idea. Lots of people make great money doing that. We’ve established that information marketing is an eternal money maker so we’ll go that way with our example. Now you need to write an ebook about your area of expertise. But you (0 comments)
Demystifying and Successfully Navigating the Real Estate Financing Maze - 06/23/10 12:57 PM
In episode 148 of my Creating Wealth podcast, Jason Hartman (I) try to clear up the current murky lending picture for my investor audience. This discussion aims to dispel some common misconceptions about financing for rental, non-owner occupied property. Investors today are obviously faced with new obstacles to financing. These new restrictions are part of what the host calls a “hangover” from the easy lending frenzy of the recent past. But obtaining financing is not an impossibility. In fact, paradoxically the opportunities for investors who qualify for financing are better than ever, since the field of competition has been narrowed. Who (0 comments)
Ten Commandments to Successful Investing - 06/18/10 02:32 PM
Hello friends, I created my Ten Commandments of Successful Investing™ many years ago, and over the years, these principles have only been strengthened by all the economic chaos going on in the world today. I have created a PDF I would like to give to you so you can print these and pin them up in your office, upload them to your desktop, or any other form of visibility which will allow you to see these on a daily basis! Ingrain these in your brain...follow them...and you WILL be successful at investing and create long-term wealth. It is time you took (0 comments)
Invest in a property that’s properly located - 06/17/10 07:28 PM
Most people are aware of the old maxim “Location, location, location.” when it comes to real estate investing of any sort, and income property investing is no different. We at Platinum Properties Investor Network are here to tell you – it’s true!
An example of this is a form of rental investing you may not have considered is university housing. One thing that appears to be a constant – no matter the present state of the economy, sometimes it even increases during hard times – is that people will always seek to better themselves financially and enrich themselves intellectually through (4 comments)
The difference between hobby and business... - 06/16/10 01:08 PM
...accountability. Why do we go to work? For a very few of us, job satisfaction. For the vast majority, because it takes money to live. If they had a choice, most people would rather work at a home based business, selling a service or marketing a product over the internet. To many, that’s a distant dream that doesn’t seem to fit into the day to day reality of living.
You can make it fit, though, if you do two things. 1.Find an extra hour or two in your day and take focused action to build a business. 2.Make yourself accountable (0 comments)
Wouldn’t it be nice to make your mortgage disappear without lifting a finger or making a single payment? This kind of self-liquidating debt is exactly how real estate wizard, Jason Hartman, made millions investing in income properties. There’s nothing fancy about the method. Nothing hard to learn or shady in nature.
What it does do is turn the bank’s profit making model against them. Consumer debt is bad debt. We’re talking about things like big screen televisions, fancy cars – yachts, if you really like going out on a limb. Mortgage debt tied to a residential, income producing property (1 comments)
Are you on Meetup.com? - 06/14/10 01:46 PM
Join us! http://www.meetup.com/Platinum-Properties-Investor-Network/ -Jason Hartman www.JasonHartman.com (1 comments)
The best defense against bogus internet jobs – common sense! - 06/08/10 08:11 PM
Sometimes common sense seems to be an uncommon quality, especially when it comes to job offers found on the internet. It should come as a shocking surprise to absolutely no one that the FTC has decided there are too many con artists targeting the unemployed with bogus jobs and work-at-home scams these days.
You can’t believe everything you read on the internet? Really? If you learn nothing else in this life, learn this – you don’t get something for nothing. Are there legitimate ways to earn huge sums of money on the internet? Absolutely. They entail busting your butt for (1 comments)
The #1 piece of advice for growing wealthy is - 06/01/10 07:37 PM
Forget the stock market exists! Follow our logic. Conventional wisdom says invest in the stock market (TRUE). The vast majority of people in the United States are not wealthy (TRUE). The only conclusion we can reach from these statements is that investing in the stock market is a bad idea. Do so at the risk of dying poor, or at the very best, average and hoping like heck Social Security is still around when you need it.
The truth is that almost every wealthy person in America got that way through real estate investing. For more reasons than we can (3 comments)
Twitter’s darkest secrets - 06/01/10 05:23 PM
You don’t have to surf far on the good old world wide web to find marketers screaming about how Twitter is the greatest tool since sliced bread for driving traffic to your website. To paraphrase Billy Joel, they may be wrong but they may be right – the jury is still out. If you find any hard numbers regarding Twitter marketing, let us know. So far, it all seems to be mostly circumstantial evidence.
A prevailing problem with Twitter is no one tells you exactly how to use it to drive all that traffic. Here are four ideas to try: (2 comments)
While running my successful real estate and media businesses, I (Jason Hartman) believe that giving back to the community plays an important role in building strong personal relationships. In addition to my real estate investing company (Platinum Properties Investor Network - www.JasonHartman.com), I established The Jason Hartman Foundation in 2005 with $200,000 of my own money to provide financial literacy education to young adults so they can utilize the all important real world skills not taught in school which are the key to the financial stability and success of future generations. We’re in a global monetary crisis caused by decades of misguided policies and the cycle of financial dependence has to be broken, literacy and self-reliance are a good start. I am here to help!
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