How to Find the Best Self Directed IRA Custodian and Investments

Are you searching for the best self directed IRA investments to take advantage of? Are you looking for a self directed IRA custodian to hold your IRA contributions? Since there are so many different self directed IRA investments and custodians to choose from, it can be difficult finding one that will meet your specific needs. This article will explain which self directed IRA custodian is best for you, and what self directed IRA investments are best to take part in.

First, let’s go over self directed IRA investments. You’re probably familiar with the popular kinds of securities most people ultimately invest it- stocks, bonds, mutual funds, etc. If you take part in an employer’s 401k plan, or if you opened an IRA at a bank or brokerage firm, these are the investments your money is most likely going towards. Some people may invest in other things, but a large majority of people invest in these kinds of assets.

Then, there is a much smaller group of investors, which accounts for less than 4% of all IRA investors. This group of people choose to hold self directed IRA investments, refusing to let their employer or a financial institution control what their funds are being invested in. These people are not only in complete control of their IRA, but they also have a much wider range of investments to choose from.

So what are the best self directed IRA investments to go with? Currently, there’s been a lot of talk about investing in real estate using a self directed IRA. And in my opinion, real estate currently acts as the best self directed IRA investments to go with. And I’ll tell you why…

Right now, the housing market is FLOODED with foreclosed property. The banks and lending companies want to get back whatever they can for the mortgages that defaulted. And as a result, some real estate properties are being sold at ROCK BOTTOM PRICES. Then, you can sell them to qualified buyers or rent them out and make rental income. If you can locate these hot deals, then get ready to make some serious tax-free returns on your investment.

Alright, onto finding an appropriate self directed IRA custodian. There are a few kinds of self directed IRA custodians. The most popular kind are custodians that will hold your funds and make sure all the necessary paperwork and reports are filed on time and the right way. However, this type of self directed IRA custodian cannot legally give you investment advice. So I encourage you to go with this kind of custodian only if you know what you’re doing.

Then there’s another kind of self directed IRA custodian. Technically, they are not really custodians; they’re really companies that specialize in certain kinds of self directed IRA investments (like real estate). They actually point you in the right direction to a custodian that will fit your investment needs- one like I described above. But, you’re able to get a lot more advice and guidance out of a company like this.

For example, with real estate, I communicate with a company that has a program that specializes in real estate IRA investing. They not only direct you towards an appropriate custodian, but they also find the best real estate deals for you to invest in. They’ll even make all the necessary repairs to the property and find you a qualified buyer to take the property off your hands. So if you don’t know much about IRA real estate investing, then this option is made available specifically for you- in light of the recent housing bubble burst.

The program that I am referring to here involves much more than just self directed IRA investments in real estate though. Not only does it benefit investors, but it also benefits working-class families and urban communities that have been neglected in the past.

How Do I Become an Internet Marketer and Quit My Job?

This question is a question that I hear a lot of. How do I become an Internet Marketer is this; you must mentally and truly deep down within, know for sure that you believe this is the path for you. Having your own business is the key to your success. Working for some one else is not going to benefit you in any way in the long run.

After you get your mind focused, then you need to find an internet business that you love to do. Doing something that you enjoy is half the battle. Once you find the business, then you need to do extensive research on the business at hand. Find out what their marketing tactics are, go online to the better business bureau and make sure they don’t have any unresolved claims. Make sure you are going to be willing to put your name behind this company.

To become an Internet Marketer and successful in your business you must have a system that does all sifting, sorting, telling, and selling for you. Everyone can’t sell and nobody likes to sell. The company has to be that of the Direct Sales industry. Direct Sales businesses have higher ticket products but it puts you into profits quicker. Remember, this is your business, the quicker you can grow your business the quicker you can quit your job.

The training in your business has to be step by step. So many people get into marketing as a novice and within months are marketing like seasoned vets because of the step by step training. This is something else your research must include. There are some business opportunities that will let you view their business before becoming totally committed. If the business won’t let you do this, maybe they have something to hide.

To become an Internet Marketer and have the skills to do so is all in the research. If you find a system that already has the results you are looking for, being successful is almost impossible not to have. All you have to do is plug into the system, get all the training that is provided, get massive amounts of traffic to your opportunity, let the coaches close your sales, and you are on your way to quitting your job.

Direct Marketing Mastery: How to Turn 1 Pile of Great Copy Into a Mountain of Cash (You Can Too)

So you’ve written this all powerful copy that can convert even the harshest sceptic to a new customer and then keep them for life…

You know that you want to use it to create mountains of cash…

Do you know what you are missing to make that happen?

You probably do.

The first thing you need is a market.

“There is only one asset in business, it is customers nothing else can give you money.” Peter Drucker said something to this effect. (If he didn’t, its better to attribute it falsely than to claim it as original thought.)

So the bottom line is you need those people who can give you money. If you don’t have that shame on you for not looking into who will buy what you have to sell first.

I’ve gotten in backwards before too. It sucks. I will never do it again. The first thing I look for is when assessing an idea/product/opportunity is “where can I get access to the market?”

It’s great if there is a market but if there are no media you can use to get your message to your market then you are in trouble.

The Second Thing You Need Is To Be Able To Affordably Acquire a customer

If you can’t buy a customer then you are in serious trouble. You are playing at home in your sand pit alone. This is the difference between a real business and a pretend business. A real business factors in customer acquisition costs and gladly pays them because they have a bigger picture plan to be able use some of that other copy in order to be able to monetise their customers.

So if the thought of buying a customer scares you, makes your underpants feel tight… Then you need to be rethinking how you are monetising your customers initially and over the long term.

The Third Thing You Need is Marketing Systems

To me a marketing systems are the clever organising of the copy you produce in order to achieve a series of goals. Firstly customer acquisition, secondly retaining and growing the value of those customers.

This should be achieved with systems – largely build with a set and let them run mind set. Otherwise all you do is create a treadmill that you have to run on. There is an overhead of time and costs associated with the building disposable marketing materials.

So build the systems with an eye to the long term. And then it is much easier to build turn your copy into a mountain of cash.