The blog has been neglected recently as I have been elsewhere, writing elsewhere that is. I haven’t put up much new stuff here recently because I am finding that a lot of the things I am writing about are not massively relevant for this blog. However I will still be producing stuff for this blog in the future. I have a few follow ups for the “Battle For Spanish Society” trilogy coming up although unlike Star Wars they will not be prequels, they will be concrete steps that the country needs to take to get out of the hole where it finds itself at the moment.
So you might want to know what I have been busy doing, and yes, some of it is entrepreneurial in nature so should be looked at from the viewpoint of this blog.
Firstly, I have been busy at Valencia Property of course as always although August was very dead. September has started very well with lots of clients and work and it is looking good for October and towards the end of the year too. (Have just rented this out for example)
Next the big entrepreneurial project that took over most of the summer has paid dividends. The Spanish Property Magazine is working really well and positioning itself well in a market that is almost virgin territory. (There is even a new website at SpanishPropertyMagazine.co to show it off. When I show people how the app and the magazine within it work and what it does they are blown away comparing it with other agencies. This is the future of publishing and it also works really well as a check move with clients. (The more contacts you have with a client the better of course) Now I have a trip planned around Spain for October to seal deals with agents and get collaboration agreements with other companies allowing us to expand the reach of the magazine within Spain and the marketing of it outside.
I am happy to say that there is going to be a second magazine too about International Property and the great deals that are available all over the World for property investors. The potential market for this is huge of course and in a “Dragons’ Den” moment I have just received a rather large investment in the project for a 25% share of the second magazine and a smaller percentage of the first one. Sweet!
Now to set it up really well and outsource most of the spadework like a true entrepreneur. The app is being prepared right now and should be ready within a couple of weeks depending on Apple. Once there the inApp purchases of the magazine will take another couple of weeks so I estimate it will be ready in about a month.
I have been continuing to write on Houses For Sale In Spain of course but again less than before. This is because of the lull in the market meaning that there have not been as many properties coming into the agency recently, another job that needs outsourcing I think to make the greatest possible effect.
So there you have it. A busy time within a lull and I even managed to get on two holidays this summer to France and Asturias so as you can see the Entrepreneurial Lifestyle for all of us Jamaican Snowboarders here in Spain* can work, you just need to keep working at it and never ever stand still.
*See the tagline for the site “Being an entrepreneur in Spain is like being a snowboarder in Jamaica” quoted from @MartinVars
And just to finish off some quotes from Warren Buffett (Apparently) Just forget the mistyping of “Excellent” in the title!
(Which is rather ironic right?)