But I’m not just talking about to do lists. These are actual step-by-step checklists and forms that could get anyone started in the landlording game. I started to put these forms into a book format and even shopped a few publishers. But overall, I couldn’t see the book being a New York Times Bestseller, and packaging them all together would make the book itself kinda of expensive. I don’t want to worry about marketing the whole book and justifying the hefty price tag. I just want to present it one form at a time. I want to blog about the one form and how great it is and then get my property management groupie following (yes, there is such a thing) to want the individual form. They should be able to purchase it a la carte or just download it for free. Afterall, I am all about sharing information in an open source world.
My idea is to post these checklists on my company web site and allow information-hungry landlords to search for them and download them for their own personal use. These checklists will include (but certainly not be limited to) inspection forms, applications and lease agreements, final walk through checklists, lease signing checklists, etc. Most of them will probably be free, but a few of the bigger, more intense premium checklists will be for purchase. I don’t plan on becoming a millionaire off of these forms and checklists, but to make enough money to buy a large Panera Hazelnut coffee is enough to make my day.
The problem I’m running into now is finding a WordPress plugin to help organize the numerous checklists and present them for download. I’ve got the WP-Download Manager plugin and it is not shiny or pretty. It is just okay, at best. Next, I need to find a plugin that will allow me to sell the forms or checklists. I need something that easy to work with and will handle providing the download links to the end user. Any suggestions?
I’m reaching out to you, my peeps here. Whether or not to you are a Property Manager Groupie. What WordPress plugins do you suggest to make this idea come together? What would you like to see?
And for those of you that are Property Manager Groupies… I suggest you seek help. Just as I am.