• John Casmon

How to Produce Life-Changing Content with Seth Williams, Episode 133


Launching a blog is relatively easy. Delivering content that can change someone’s life on a consistent basis for 7+ years is like running a marathon with porcupine needles in your shoes. Nonetheless, Seth Williams has done that with his popular blog, RETipster.com. Seth struggled with house flipping and wholesaling before finding his niche on land investing. After realizing his struggles and recognizing others may be going through the same issues, he launched his blog to help others. Today, he shares how he consistently develops engaging content that has led to his blog becoming one of the top real estate blogs on the web.

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Key Insights

  • Struggled with flipping and wholesaling, before discovering land investing

  • Looked for deals on the MLS and realized he wasn’t looking for the right people

  • Each county has delinquent tax list but getting them may be challenging

  • Differences in land investing: less hassles, harder to find a physical address

  • Inspired by Pat Flynn and his blog – SmartPassiveIncome.com

  • Launched RETipster.com after realizing there was no content equivalent for real estate

  • Clearly define your goal when launching a blog/content platform - Seth’s goal was to change someone’s life through content

  • If you are only doing it to make money, it will be obvious

  • Approach is to be trustworthy and transparent when sharing tips and info

  • To make a life-changing blog post takes Seth 8-10 hours – including video

  • Tips to stay inspired as a writer: Figure out what frustrates people and make a running list of topics

  • Advice for starting a blog in 2019 – Get off your blog and meet people where they are already engaged

Bull’s Eye Tips:

Most Recommended Book:

Building a Story Brand by Donald Miller

Most Recommended Digital/Mobile Resource:

The Land Investor’s Guide to Getting Started by Seth Williams

Daily Habit

Drinking Coffee, Morning Routine

Wish I Knew Starting Out

Trying a lot of tactics and zeroing in on things that work

Where to find motivated sellers

Wish I Knew Last Year

How long it takes to re-develop a website

Current Curiosity

What a live event would look like – meetup

Best Place to Grab a Bite

The Real Food Café – Grand Rapids

Resources:

RETipster.com

Land Flipping Life Cycle

Tweet This:

“My goal is to change someone’s life.”

“The reader should walk away with their life changed in one way or another.”

“If you are active in the business and actively engaging with your audience, you will have no shortage of content.”

“If you’re helpful enough, people will find you where you are.”

Connect with Seth:

Website: RETipster.com

Twitter: RETipsterSeth

Instagram: RETipster

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