Conversations with the Carrot Community
March AMA (Ask Me Anything) with Content Strategist Brady Winder Recording
Hey Carrot Fam!We had a great discussion with our in house Content Strategist Brady Winder. @bradywinder answered a lot of questions from the Carrot Community about video marketing, its importance, and how to get started / up your video marketing game. The video is long but packed with great info!Here’s the recording with timestamps and resources linked up below. Timestamps0:00 Intro + Brady’s backstory 4:49 Video storytelling tips 6:24 Why is video marketing so important? 8:24 How does video marketing impact seo and what role does it play in ranking my site? 11:54 So would you recommend we add a video next to our about us page or on the homepage? 13:48 How can someone get started in video marketing? 17:12 How many minutes should the videos be + how many videos per week? 20:25 Building an audience and becoming an influencer vs videos for leads 22:12 How does video marketing look different for investors vs. agents? 24:10 What would good video marketing look like for a hybrid (investor/
How to Buy Back Your Time: Get Unstuck, Reclaim Your Freedom, and Build Your Empire with Dan Martell
Hey Carrot Fam!This is another interview with Dan Martell where he talks about his book and creating systems to buy back your time + how much your time is worth. It’s a very interesting conversation and reframing on when to hire/get help in your business. Link up any questions or insights you have below!
March AMA (Ask Me Anything) with Content Strategist Brady Winder
In preparation for our March AMA (Ask Me Anything) with Content Strategist @bradywinder on Wednesday, March 15th, at 1pm pacific / 3pm central / 4pm eastern, we will be collecting video marketing questions to ask Brady in this thread. We will also have the opportunity to send questions in the live chat during the event. You can join the event here: https://go.carrot.com/carrot-community-ama/ Please ask any questions you have for Brady below as a comment or in the live chat!
GoDaddy DNS Changes
@beth Hi Beth - I’m responding to the message you sent my VA here in the community to get feedback from others as well as your input.“Hi Grace,I forgot to mention that I noticed your godaddy domain name looks like it was reset in godaddy and isn't linked up to the site.Please come in to live chat with your login info and the guys in chat will get that fixed for you.Thanks for your help with this.Beth” I discovered last night that my site was down. I worked with Ryan in chat and we seemed to have fixed it. What we found was that my DNS settings had gotten changed. We both couldn’t understand how this could happen. We fixed it. If it wasn’t for Ryan, I wouldn’t have been able to fix this issue in a timely manner. Huge shout out to Ryan for helping me work through it.I was on the phone for 2 hours with GoDaddy last night. And they could not tell me how the DNS settings got changed. They could only tell me when I changed them back to the right settings. So I’ve checked in again this
Biggest challenge in your business right now?
What is your biggest challenge or frustration in your business right now? I’ll start. Lead quality for me has dropped in the past 6 months...deals are getting harder for me. I think it’s temporary, but its definitely unknown. And unknown = Tim stresses lol.
The 3-Level Strategy to Buying Back your Time & Energy w/ 8-Figure Serial Entrepreneur Dan Martell
This interview is from 2021 but it’s a great one that talks about mindset. Dan Martell is Trevor’s coach and they cover a lot of topics including Dan’s personal story + how he coaches his students. Dan Martell is a serial entrepreneur and coach to some of the top SaaS companies in the world. His passion is growing businesses and people and I am one of the fortunate ones that get to call him coach. Dan has challenged me personally and within my business and has initiated transformation on the highest levels. Building businesses of impact and freedom are what we are all about here at Carrot. Today I was honored to sit down with Dan to talk about life and the strategies he uses and teaches to buy back your time. Timestamps0:00 Intro2:04 Start Small5:33 Who is Dan Martell11:06 Coaching16:38 Personal Story21:41 The Next Level26:51 Stepping Up30:46 Impact34:38 The Pain Line35:21 The First Principle38:02 The Buy Back Budget40:56 Dan’s Book Link up any questions below!
March Member Profile: Content Strategist Brady Winder
1- Your name:Brady Winder 2- Agent, investor, both, or neither?Technically an investor, but a storyteller & marketer by trade. My wife & I flipped our first home and just finished our 2nd home with me as the GC and us doing 90% of the work, including design. 3- How long have you been in the real estate industry?4 Years 4- How did you get started?I got into podcasting through my failed attempt at producing bands in the music industry. Then, this guy named Trevor Mauch said he needed videos for his software company and tossed a camera at me. He taught me 90% of what I know about marketing. Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to hone my skills and find my lane in helping people tell their stories, more specifically helping investors & agents formulate & refine their ideas into content that generates leads. 5- Do you have any specialties or favorite types of deals?nope! But, I love seeing a high-quality flip that an investor is proud of. I’d also love to see more affor
Anyone wanting to get into Airbnb or short term rentals? Conversation with Jorge Contreras.
Hi Carrot Fam!In this CarrotCast, @bradywinder talks to Jorge Contreras about how he makes 6 figures automating short term rentals. He talks about his backstory, how he got started, the systems he created for these short term rental, how to lower your risk, get started without a lot of money, and how he pitches the idea to landlords.This conversation is packed with ideas to get started with short term rentals. 00:00 Intro3:00 Jorge's crazy story10:28 Jorge's AirBnB business model17:48 Pitching to landlords20:13 Profit & Starting with no money22:48 Automate short term rentals27:29 Finding properties32:09 Risks, Regulation, & Seasonality40:35 The future of AirBnb InvestingJorge on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thejorgecon...Work with Jorge: https://therealsystem.com/ Ask any questions below!
Company Name Importance
Company name question: When I chose a name a month ago for my company I didn't realize that it might be a good idea to include "house buyers" in the title. I went with Sentry Real Estate, but looking back I feel like I should have gone with "Veteran Home Buyers" or something like that more related to REI. Any opinions on if it's worth changing it now? I already have the LLC and the webpage built (only been a month) but just trying to get opinions on it.
February AMA (Ask Me Anything) with SEO Expert Bryan Sekine Recording
Hey Carrot Fam!We had a great discussion of all things real estate seo with Carrot’s in house SEO Expert Bryan Sekine. Bryan answered a lot of questions from our Community and some of my questions 😁.The recording is long and worth the listen. Lots of helpful seo info on this call! Timestamps0:58 Bryan’s intro and how he became an seo expert2:55 Where Bryan received his seo certification from3:49 I would love to learn more about your thoughts on Google Business profile, especially how to utilize for those that work out of our home + what is a service area5:53 Can you explain the importance of NAP (name, address, phone) and what to do if you work out of your house + what is a citation and EAT score9:06 If you have multiple sites with different phone numbers and addresses on each site, should you have different google business profiles for each site?9:39 Are there specific items on a google business profile that are especially important? Are adding FAQs important and can they be word for
February AMA (Ask Me Anything) with SEO Expert Bryan Sekine
In preparation for our February AMA (Ask Me Anything) with SEO Expert @bryansekine on Wednesday, February 15th, at 7am pacific / 9am central / 10am eastern, we will be collecting seo questions to ask Bryan in this thread. We will also have the opportunity to send questions in the live chat during the event. You can join the event here: https://go.carrot.com/carrot-community-ama/ Please ask any questions you have for Bryan below as a comment or in the live chat!
February Member Profile: SEO Expert Bryan Sekine
1- Your name:Bryan Sekine 2- Agent, investor, both, or neither?Neither! I'd like to get more into investing, but instead of flipping houses I would flip websites. 3- How long have you been in the SEO (search engine optimization) industry?It will be 6 years this May! 4- How did you get started?I got started working on my own sushi website (secretsofsushi.com). I took a course on 'how to build your own website' and it had quite a bit of SEO knowledge in there - mostly in the form of keyword research. Once I started to see some success with it, I decided to look more into SEO. That's when I got hooked! I've been studying web design and SEO ever since. 5- What do you find most challenging about being in the SEO industry?It's constantly changing and it can be difficult to stay focused. Prioritizing what to do next with SEO is hard, but also immensely rewarding. 6- Are there any books you read that influenced being in the SEO industry and in what way did they influence your business?There a
Introduce Yourself | Meet the Community
Hi Carroteers! My name is Beth and I am a Community Manager here at Carrot. So excited to be here with you and have a chance to create this space for all our Carrot members to connect, collaborate, empower and share knowledge with each other It will be wonderful if you introduce yourself here in the thread:Name Location Investor/Agent/Both How did you get into business and how long have you been in the real estate industry? What is your area of expertise (GIVE) (i.e: SEO, PPC, successful deal stories, anything you are proud of)? What are you looking to gain (ASK) (I.e: joint ventures, mentoring, marketing, sharing leads, anything and everything)? Feel free to add any other fun facts about you, throw in some hobbies, pet pics This is the best way for all of us to get to know one another!
The community is going public!
Hey Carrot Fam!We are super excited to announce that the Carrot Online Community will be made visible to the public this week. 🎉This is a great opportunity to expand the digital footprint of your business, and increase your personal brand recognition as an industry expert.Here’s what’s changing…Member topics and profiles will become publicly visible and searchable on the web, so spruce up your profile to build better impressions and connections. 🤝Let us know if you have any questions or need any help.Thanks for your help with this!Beth
Does anyone know how to do a Zap from the content/blogs to be posted on Google my Business?
Hello everyone! I am looking to get an automation completed with Zapier. I want the scheduled content packs that post on the blog to ALSO post onto Google My Business. I want to fill it the same way our websites fill them with content. Let me know how to set it up! I am struggling!
January AMA (Ask Me Anything) with Investor Andy Kolodgie Recording
Hey Carrot Fam!We had a great discussion of all things real estate seo with Andy Kolodgie. Andy answered a ton of questions from our Community. The recording is long and worth the listen. Timestamps0:32 Intro and more about Andy2:31 How Andy got into seo and real estate5:01 We are all playing on google’s playground and have to follow their rules + how do you stay up to date on all of google’s algorithm updates?8:59 The 3 core concepts of seo + the importance of having a strong brand13:46 What is the on page box google is looking at?15:58 What defines a good backlink?19:51 What is domain authority?21:34 Are link exchanges helpful?23:33 How should members vet backlink or seo companies?26:16 Can you explain what exact match backlinks are and why google doesn’t like them?28:45 What are aggressive backlinks?30:36 Can you explain what an entity is and why it’s so important + what is keyword density?34:55 How long does it take google to reevaluate site and/or page rankings?36:57 What’s the v
January AMA (Ask Me Anything) with Investor Andy Kolodgie
In preparation for our January AMA (Ask Me Anything) with Investor @Andykolodgie on Wednesday, January 18th, at 9am pacific / 10am mountain / 11am central / 12pm eastern, we will be collecting seo questions to ask Andy in this thread. We will also have the opportunity to send questions in the live chat during the event. You can join the event here: https://go.carrot.com/carrot-community-ama/ Please ask any questions you have for Andy below as a comment or in the live chat!
What is the best PPC Manager to hire
I currently do a ton of lead business online for cash offers but I want to run ads to my own site and/or landing page rather than pay for leads. I have used a lot of ppc management in the past with my retail business, and I know finding the best manager is what can separate a great business and a failure. I know there are some recommendations that carrot has, but I want to hear from the real people that are converting leads and hear who they find to be the best. I will not run my own campaign. I am thinking of starting with a $5k budget and then increase over 6 months to something like $20-$30k a month. Thanks for your recommendations in advance.
January Member Profile: Andy Kolodgie
1- Your name: Andy Kolodgie – @Andykolodgie 2- Agent, investor, or both? Investor (although mostly on the passive side now) 3- How long have you been in the real estate industry?March 2020 4- How did you get started? I was looking for a way to accelerate income growth 5- Do you have any specialties or favorite types of deals? Lead Generation (SEO) 6- Are there any books you read that influenced your real estate business and in what way did they influence your business?No book in particular. I would say the podcast "The Game" has been the most influential content I've used since starting. Although it's not a book it's definitely a summary of a lot of different books. 7- Do you have any routines/regiments you feel necessary to become successful?Run and workout daily. Currently we're doing ArpWave right now and liz is kicking butt and leaving me in the dust! 8- Have you had any coaching you have paid for or continue to pay for that you feel is/was valuable to achieving your success?Not
Planning an EPIC 2023 w/ Trevor Mauch, Carrot.com CEO - Recording
In case you missed @Trevor.Mauch’s annual EPIC call! Join me for my Biggest and Favorite call I do all year! I'm going to dive deep into some of the freshest lessons i've learned over the past year from running two 7 figure software companies, and maintaining a healthy balance between those endeavors and my personal life.I've been doing this crazy 2 hour long "EPIC Planning Call' for FIVE years in a row! So I can share the exact process I use to get crystal clear on where I'm headed in business & life, and create a legitimate plan that actually gets me there. This is the planning process that's put us on the INC 500/5000 fastest growing companies list six years in a row. That's helped us thrive in one of the most challenging years. It's a process that creates freedom, instead of heading back to the grind. All you gotta do is show up and commit! Resources mentioned in the EPIC call are linked up below:Daily Habit Tracker Worksheet + explanation
The 13 Point Quickstart Package
We’ve worked hard as heck to build out a great Carrot Help Center for our members that’s complete with guides and tutorials that will coach you through the initial setup and personalization of your site. We’re also ready to support you via our email and live chat support, so for those members who want to learn the system and leverage that knowledge to do it yourself, awesome! You’re covered.But if you’re busy and don’t have time to go through the tutorials and don’t want to do it yourself, we’ve also got you covered with our very cost-effective 13 Point Quickstart Package geared to do the 13 MOST IMPORTANT things on your website to help you…Add your unique identity to your company page Add credibility to your website when visitors land on your page Match colors and template with your logo (most Carrot members don’t even change their template type, we will make sure to choose a different base template.) Integrate your CRM or Email Marketing System (available for Content Pro and Advance
Overwhelmed and Need to do deal
So I’ve been on carrot for the better part of this year. I’ve had all kinds of life distractions - who doesn’t, I guess. Started the 30 day challenge in August - haven’t finished it yet. I’m not getting any leads, and I feel the pressure. One of my keywords was in first position for a week or 2 now it’s slipping. I am open to all suggestions on how to get this thing running more effectively.I need some guidance on scripts and talking with sellers as well.Thank you in advance Carrot Community.
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