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11 Real Estate Influencers Agents Should Be Following

The world of real estate can get competitive, so it’s crucial for agents to understand what their peers are doing—particularly the most successful among them. If you’re looking to dominate your local real estate market, here are 11 thought leaders you need to follow on social media right away.  Tom Ferry View this post on… Read more »


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The Best Marketing Plan for Financial Advisors – What the Data Say

Updated May 5, 2021 There is no shortage of advice available to financial advisors and broker-dealers about how to market their businesses. I’ve seen advice ranging from sending birthday and holiday cards to hiring a marketing firm or consultant whose expertise is working with financial services professionals. But if you’re a new advisor who’s only… Read more »


Starting Conversations using ALTV

For the past 10 years, American Lifestyle magazine has been celebrating the flavor and flair of life in the United States, delighting readers with articles that traverse through the nation’s sights, sounds, smells, and tastes. However, more often than not, these articles take us to places so beautiful that words don’t do it justice, to… Read more »


How to Track Print Ads in Google Analytics

Google Analytics can be a great tool to improve your marketing efforts. It can show you where your visitors are coming from and what they do while they’re on your site. For example, looking at the referral traffic, you can see all the sites that sent traffic your way and if they completed any goals… Read more »


Ep. 211 Jeff Lerner: Giving away millionaire secrets

 How to Use Retargeting Ads as a Part of Your Digital Marketing Strategy Jeff Lerner is the epitome of the entrepreneur who simply won’t quit. During his interview with Luke and Josh, he explains that he: Dropped out of high school to become a jazz musician … Got fired from his first job after… Read more »


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Ep. 222: 4 ways to generate leads in 2021

 4 Hot Marketing Ideas for 2021 They’ve been around for years but in 2021, these four marketing ideas—three based solidly on evolving technology and one on good old-fashion human contact—will be at the top of every smart entrepreneur’s list: YouTube videos Predictive analytics Marketing automation Relationship marketing   YouTube: Video marketing has become essential… Read more »


How to Improve Email Open Rates by Cleaning Your List

How to Clean Your List and Get Better Open Rates

Updated March 12, 2021 Email marketing can be an amazing way to connect with clients and prospects. Email helps you build relationships, stay top of mind, and leave the lines of communication open for referrals and repeat transactions. Of course, you’re only going to get results if people are actually seeing what you send. Too… Read more »


7 Costly Mistakes Everyone Makes with Direct Mail Marketing Campaigns

Congratulate yourself on making the decision to start using direct mail! Direct mail is a marketing tool that, unfortunately, some business owners don’t believe in.  But you know better! Still, you do need to take some care when using direct mail. Specifically, you want to avoid these seven costly mistakes when planning your direct mail… Read more »


Ep. 169: Mary Grothe – How BQ Beats Out EQ When Driving ACTION in Sales

 Bringing Business Intelligence and Emotional Intelligence Together There is some concern that the sometimes-fanatical allegiance to big data analysis, and the business intelligence it inspires, might overshadow the humanizing influence of the emotional intelligence people bring to decision making.[1] That’s a lot of big ideas shoved into one small sentence, so before we go… Read more »


Ep. 201: A conversation with 30-under-30 Top Realtor, Cyrus Mohseni

 What Does It Take to Succeed? To succeed in business, it helps to succeed in life. Helping you succeed as an entrepreneur is what Stay Paid is all about. Week after week, Luke and Josh interview highly successful entrepreneurs and ask them questions about how they built their businesses and what advice they would… Read more »


Ep. 171: Tamara Johnson: Dream big. Fail hard. Get back up.

 This is Not a Failure to Success Story. Nor is it a story about succeeding and then failing. It’s not even a story illustrating the quaint but annoying panacea: Success is not final; failure is not fatal. It is, however, a story to which every entrepreneur can relate. It’s a story for anyone who… Read more »