Flipping Houses: Turning a Wreck into a Gem

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Flipping Houses: Turning a Wreck into a Gem

Five years ago, I decided to start my own side business. Along with keeping my job as a construction worker, I decided to use my savings to purchase an older residence. The plan was to fix up the place and then sell it at a profit. It didn't take me long to figure out that while my side business would take up most of my free time, it would make me a lot of money. Today, I still flip three or four houses a year. My strategy developed through trial and error, and I've learned how to evaluate the potential of a property first, then buy second. I know what must be done in the way of exterior painting, making the place secure, and ultimately finding the right buyer. If you are thinking about trying this kind of sideline, read on. What I've learned will help you a lot.


Tips For Promoting Your New Company

When you open a small business, you will need to put a lot of work into getting your name out there. Once word of your business spreads, word of mouth advertising and repeat customers can be extremely helpful to your success. However, you won't yet have these things when you're just starting up, so you'll have to come up with a plan to spread the word and convince people to give your business a try. This article has some tips on advertising your new business to get more people through your doors.

Get a website

One of the first things you should do is have a good website built. The website should be completed as quickly as possible so people don't receive an error message when they log in to check the website out. If they do receive an error then there is little chance they will check back once it is completed.

The website should provide potential customers with as much information about your company as possible. You can also run a blog where you discuss different aspects of your business and allow for people to comment. This is a good way to get more people familiar with your company and what it is you offer.

Run some social media sites

You should also create some social media sites to promote your business and interact with customers and anyone considering becoming one. Social media is a great way to allow people to get a more personal view of who you are and what they can expect when they go to you. You can hold contests on your social media sites that get people excited about the chance to win prizes, discounts or other rewards.

Always have business cards on you

You should have plenty of business cards printed and make sure to always carry them on you. When you are out and about and you run into someone who may be in need of your services, you can give them a card. You can also leave them on the counters of other establishments that allow you to do so.

Have vinyl graphics printed for your vehicle

Putting vinyl graphics on your car that promote your business is a great way to be seen by a lot of people. When you are driving down the street, or even parked in a parking lot, people who are looking for a company such as yours will see your graphics and jot down your number. You can also ask friends and family to place the graphics on their vehicles. You may even want to have your vehicle completely wrapped in vinyl graphics so it captures people's attention immediately. Contact a company like Nesper Sign Advertising Inc for more information on vinyl graphics.

Following the advice here will help you to introduce your new company to those who may end up turning into long-standing customers.