Day 9 – 3rd Party Integration & Domain Setup
Welcome to Day 9! Integrate With Grady!
We are so grateful for you! This challenge isn’t easy. We have asked you to do a ton of work over the past few days. We have asked you to buy in to Carrot’s vision for the future of investors and the future of your business.
The purpose of today will be to integrate your 3rd party CRM (if you have one) and attach your domain name! But first, check out Dave Brown’s story below that Trevor talks out in the video above.
How Do You Want To Manage Your Leads?
Investors use many different Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tools when it comes to working their leads. There is no perfect lead solution that meets every need of every agent. The most common we see are Podio, InvestorFuse, Realvolve, REIPro, Salesforce, or you can use our own system. If you want to use our system, check out the tutorial below (data on screenshot crossed over for security reasons)…
Otherwise, you can use a popular tool called Zapier to Integrate Carrot with most other CRM platforms and other 3rd party softwares. If you choose to go this route, check out the tutorial below!
We also have a few direct integrations with the following CRM’s and email providers
Choosing The Right Domain Name
One of the first things you’ll want to do with your site is to get your custom domain attached. Today is all about picking out a good domain name, where to get one, why you need one and how to attach it.
If you want a full breakdown on choosing the right domain, read this article.
If you just want a few simple pointers, buy a domain that you like, buy a domain that kind of follows some of these criteria:
Don’t over think it! Don’t buy the domain just for SEO, but if your keywords are in the domain, AWESOME!
- Keep it Simple
- Avoid Dashes
- Location can be a good thing – but not required
- Easy to remember
- Go with .com or .net
Some other useful suggestions to think about
- Base it on your company name
- Base it on keywords
- Base it on your keywords + location
Where To Buy Your Domain Name
Buy your domain from Namecheap
Namecheap is by far our favorite domain registrar. They make it easy to find and purchase your domain name. In addition, here are a few other benefits of buying with Namecheap.
- They don’t upsell you like crazy
- We have multiple tutorials showing you how to connect your Carrot site
- They have an easy to navigate backend
- Their support is awesome
- They suggest alternative domains when yours is taken
- They allow email forwarding
Let Get It Attached To Your Site
Check out our full instructions here on getting your domain attached.
We also have a form at the bottom of the page if you’d like for us to attach it for you.
Day 9 Action Items:
- Integrate your CRM using Zapier (or use our lead manager!)
- Attach Your Domain Name!
- Post your domain name and/or what CRM you use (if any) in the Facebook group! See what others are using!
Day 10 – Using Our Content Packs
Day 11 – Personalize Confirmation Emails & Test Forms
Day 12 – Create Google Business Profile
Day 13 – Get Social! Connecting Your Accounts
Day 14 – Set Up Google Search Console
Day 15 – Create Your First Craigslist Post
Day 16 – Facebook Retargeting Pixel
Day 17 – Cost Per Lead & Google Ads Basics
Day 18 – Google Ads: Your 1st Campaign
Day 19 – SEO: How It Works
Day 20 – SEO: Location Specific Pages
Day 21 – SEO: Citations
Day 22 – Google Ads: Review & Optimize Your Campaign
Day 23 – SEO: Create Your First Backlink
Day 24 – Create Your 1st Video
Day 25 – Other Lead Strategies
Day 26 – SEO: Creating Unique Content
Day 27 – Launch Your Buyer’s Site
Day 28 – Build Your Buyers List
Day 29 – Leads & Appointments
Day 30 – Preparing For Long Term Success