I’ve mentioned the Penturbia theory before… it’s an attempt to predict where the next boom counties will be.
As I look at the book, my rural county is NOT supposed to “boom” but because we have low property taxes and no state income tax, our Local Chamber of Commerce receives 2 to 3 calls per day about land.
How many people per month search for things in YOUR area?
You can check using the inventory tool at Overture.
You may be saying “I don’t have the money to speculate in real estate even if this is true!”
Sure, but anyone can set up a free blog to try to capture some of this traffic. Most likely if you’re posting about a smaller town, city, or region it’s a “niche” market online.
You may be able to become the “gate keeper” through whom people come to find out information about your area.
If you live in a small town, have you checked out this option for making money online?