Inspirations on Real Estate Marketing

In one of my usual reading on magazines and books, I stumbled upon an article about striving for success through hard work and dedication. One example the article related was a story about a man who is persistent in his craft and has built his own company from zero to success. He is a real estate marketing consultant who reaped fruits of his labours with the success of his business. I gathered inspiration with his story. Continue reading “Inspirations on Real Estate Marketing”

A Weekend Itinerary to Vancouver

So, I’ve been checking out real estate, activities in Vancouver and I am thinking about taking a trip up to the Greater Vancouver area to look at some properties in the Burnaby area. I know that real estate prices just keep going up over there, and my family is considering investing in some land. It’s always tough to tell whether you should be investing in something when the prices are going up, but people have been refraining from investing over the last couple years, and had they invested they would have made Millions.

I’ve been in contact with a Vancouver Realtor who has told me to invest and has even suggested me to go check out Coal Harbour condos for sale, and he seems like a really trustworthy and knowledgeable guy. So, I’m not really sure what I’m going to do, but it’s a family decision and it’s not one that’s all in my hands anyway. So, in the meantime, I think there’s a lot of things to do in Vancouver and that area anyway.

Some of the things that we’re planning on doing, other than checking a real estate, include going to a Vancouver Canucks NHL hockey game, scaling Grouse Mountain, and taking a walking tour of downtown Vancouver, starting in Gastown. Those are some of the things that have been suggested. Also, we’re just going to eat a whole lot of sushi, since we’ll be coming to the coast from the mid west, and that kind of sushi is not available in all of the other places we’ve visited recently it that kind of price, and that level of freshness.

 

 So, technically, we’re going to check out some real estate and I’ve compiled a list of Burnaby condos for sale that I think are interesting, but also we’re just going to enjoy this city that keeps Landing in top five and top ten lists for most popular and interesting cities in the world. I’ve never been to Vancouver, but it seems like a really exciting place and I think it’s going to be a great experience.

My Dilemma with Stock Photos Solved!

Okay, so this one goes out to anybody else who runs a blog or website, or basically anybody that has had to use stock photography before. I know that for me, stock photography is a really difficult thing to navigate. I always seem to have trouble finding a good source for it. I literally just finished building my site with a website builder too..

I just think that it is not a realm that is full of very effective solutions and a lot of the methods that are recommended by other bloggers and online personalities are not the kind of thing that I consider to be very good. I was actually super surprised by how impressed I have been by the services that EyeEm provides regarding stock photography.

Stock Photos have always just been such a huge annoying for me, and sometimes I feel that the blog post I’m riding isn’t getting the justice it deserves with the image that I end up attaching to it. So, when my friend recommended this, I was initially pretty skeptical because I’ve never had success with an online stock photography resource before, but I really do have to admit that this absolutely changed my mind and I will be using this provider probably forever.

So, of course, I suggest EyeEm if you need some stock photography solutions, or are just looking to try something new to decorate your blog posts with, as we have all learned that attaching it and image is an essential part of a blog post, and without it– well, you are severely harming yourself and the chances for your blog and individual posts to succeed.

Even if your previous or current stock photography sites are not the best, the service that they provide is still absolutely invaluable. So, I appreciate everybody who tries to supply stock photography, but honestly this is the only great website that I have found so far.

How You Can Market Your App

Are you a budding businessman with a website and an app? While most already know how to market a website, are you also interested in finding out how to sell your app?

Let’s say your app is just new. It was recently launched but it does not have a wide reach yet. How do you plan to make it work?

Here’s my guide for you for a nice app marketing strategy according to Entrepreneur Magazine:

  1. Make friends with the press

The press can be your friends! Invite them to check out your app and review them. Give them tokens if you can in return.

2. Make a nice product video

Collaborate with a good animator and have a cool product app video you can use on your social media activations.

3. Be active on social media

Have Facebook pages, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Even Google plus! Give a daily dose of information about the app. If possible, hold contests!

4. Have a blog or website

This is a platform where you app can get more focused. Share here the reviews of tech bloggers and press people. Also, write good content.

5. Email newsletters

It can be a weekly or monthly newsletter. Whatever you want, you can email potential clients and users for the updates of the app.

6. Go on speaking engagements where you can market your app

Hope these tips can help you on executing your app marketing strategy. Good luck!

 

School Inspired Sloppy Joes

February isn’t over yet and I’m still loving my school nutrition recipes!  I’m sharing the Sloppy Joe recipe that we used to make at school that I have since tweaked just a teensy little bit for here at home.  This is a frequently requested meal that is quite simple to make!  French Fries and a Tossed Salad compliment the Sloppy Joes and make it a complete and tasty meal for your family.

School Inspired Sloppy Joes

Rating: 5

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 16 sandwiches

Serving Size: 2 oz of Sloppy Joe

School Inspired Sloppy Joes

I always make a big pan of this as we love having it for lunches the next day!

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Ground Beef
  • 1 small Yellow Onion – diced
  • 12 oz Tomato Paste
  • 1 Cup Ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp Yellow Mustard
  • 3/4 Cup Water
  • 2 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 Tbsp White Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • Dash of Black Pepper (to taste)
  • Hamburger Buns
  • Sliced Cheese

Instructions

  1. Brown the ground beef and onions together until cooked through (Ground beef must reach a temperature of 145 degrees)
  2. Drain grease from beef and onions.
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients and mix until well blended in the beef.
  4. Bring to boil and then reduce to simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Place a slice of cheese on the hamburger bun before spooning Sloppy Joe onto the bun – the heat from the meat will melt the cheese
  6. Watch the smiles as everyone enjoys their meal!