Monthly Archives: December 2011

Mobile Business

Is there a blogging platform that has a mobile website that I can use so I can post from there?

And I mean a mobile web portal, not a ‘post from phone’ option where you text to post your blog.

you can use wordpress or blogspot for blogging purpose. If you need any help for mobile application development, please go through the website www.mymobileinnovations.com.

Mobile Home

How to Properly Enforce Rules in a Mobile Home Park

Many park owners feel that it is their duty as the owner to rule with an iron hand. They think that they can cure all of the park’s ills with rule after rule. At many parks, the rules section is longer than the lease itself.

But is the park any better off with “rules phobia”?

I have tested operating parks with extreme rules enforcement, and also with virtually no rules enforcement at all. And I think I have found the solution to successful park rules.

Think Subdivision

For inspiration on proper rules enforcement, look no further than the nearest residential subdivision. These rules are found in the city’s code enforcement manual, and are monitored and enforced by the code inspector. They must be important, since most of the city lives under these guidelines. And what do they focus on? Only a few, very important items such as 1) no non-running vehicles in yards 2) no big trash or debris in yards 3) grass mowed to a certain maximum height 4) reasonable maintenance of your property. Is there really any reason for a mobile home park to expect, and enforce, greater rules on their residents? I would argue that there is no possible way that you can expect a park resident to be more proactive on rules than someone who lives in a subdivision.

Be Reasonable

If a resident has a car up on blocks while he is fixing the radiator for a few days, you cannot count that as the same offense as someone who has a car up on blocks for ten years, waiting to sell it off part by part. When you fail to see the gray areas, but only black and white, you will begin to really offend residents – and rightfully so. You would never accept such treatment yourself. You need to allow room in every rules problem for extenuating circumstances. These are another reason not to micro-manage. You will get caught up in too many special cases if you go crazy over hundreds of rules.

Enforcing Rules Costs You Money

The more rules you write and enforce, the more money it costs you. How? Every time you spend your time, or your manager’s time in writing letters and following up and meeting with residents regarding rules violations, it costs you money. In addition, when you have to kick residents out to set examples that you won’t allow your rules to be pushed around, you cost yourself legal fees, filing fees, and opportunity cost of a lot income lost. Remember that the average park as a multiplier of 10 times the net income in valuation, so that resident you just kicked out for too many loud music violations cost you $200 x 12 x 10 = $24,000. Was it worth it?

Nothing Scares Residents Away More Than Overly Tight Rules

The number one reason I’ve found for a resident to come to our park and talk about moving their mobile home over, is ridiculously tight rules enforcement. To many residents, you create a “prison” atmosphere when your rules are too intrusive. Would you want to have that kind of rules enforcement by the code officer in your subdivision? Or would you go nuts and tell the wife and kids “that’s it – we’re out of here, I’m putting the home on the market” after you receive your fiftieth code violation ticket?

Conclusion

Rules are important. But they can be taken too far. Remember that it’s pretty crazy for you to expect more than a subdivision. And every minute spent on rules is costing you, not making you, money. So ease up, and let those residents alone. You will be richer and happier, and so will your resident base.

Frank Rolfe
http://www.articlesbase.com/small-business-articles/how-to-properly-enforce-rules-in-a-mobile-home-park-614878.html

Mobile Broadband

Mobile Website Development – Basics (part 01)

0 Mobile Website Development   Basics (part 01)In this tutorial we will take a look at how to create a very simple mobile website using Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and test it using Adobe Device Central.

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Mobile Broadband

3 mifi – New wifi dongle+hub from ’3′ Three – wifi hub – MOBILE BROADBAND technology

0 3 mifi   New wifi dongle+hub from 3 Three    wifi hub   MOBILE BROADBAND technologyReview: The New MiFi (from Three) is a wifi , but not quite the ordinary one… instead quite extraordinary ! From now on, Three ’3′ customers can get their hands on the new high speed mobile Wi-Fi device, the Huawei E586 MiFi, or online from Three.co.uk and in Three stores. Three mobile broadband has already proved it is a very high quality wifi ! However, the ‘MiFi’ is the very 1st mobile Wi-Fi device -in the UK- to feature next generation HSPA+ mobile broadband technology. And works as a Hub at home or anywhere , in the office !
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General

Social Media, Article Directories and Blogs: Must Haves for SEO

When it comes search engines, google is still the king, and they are doing everything they can to maintain their lead,   the reason cited is that google wanted to provide more relevant results, on official google blog it is estimated 11.8% search results will be affected by this update, put it this way, almost 12% of google search results are useless or of low quality. The update was initiated more than a year ago, maybe that’s why some of my ranks dropped out of first 10 pages, the good thing is that those keywords promoted by content rich links are not affected, a few of these keywords ranked better than ever, it’s safe to say that old way of link building is doomed.

So what exactly is linking campaign the old way? a lot of marketing companies did and are doing the plain link building, they put your links on websites which only exist for holding links, the content on those sites will never be updated, almost all of them are garbage, the name of link spamming sites is justified. Now google algorithm probably will weed out these sites, the links on those spamming sites won’t work anymore.  

Maybe a few examples will make it clear. When I got into online marketing long time ago, I needed to rank the keyword, Transport Chains, of course with old way of link building, lately I figured that every site in the campaign had way too many links, and those sites had only links, no real content at all. In the beginning, the ranking of the keyword in question rise pretty fast, eventually the keyword could be found on first page, this was the case until google made the change. Something opposite happened to this keyword, chain puller , we promoted this keyword with articles and blog posts, not too many plain links have been built, you can imagine how this keyword ranks. Now contextual links win the battle, then what? It all boils down to content, as long as you dole out high quality content, you will attract readers as well as search engines. You probably think there are already too many blogs out there, it’s not true, there will never be too many good blogs, take a look at this blog, sue havens toys , I didn’t put too much effort into it from start, but I never stopped posting, now it can even rank the highly competitive keywords. As we can see, blog marketing with great content is the way to go. If you can build a group of your own blogs, for instance Ratchet Load Binder, then you will have a powerful weapon in your SEO arsenal.

At the end of day all you need to do is to create attractive content, publish and share with people, in the mean time advertise your business with your content, this strategy will prevail in short or long term. Whatever you do, you will need persistence and patience, you shouldn’t expect things to improve overnight, be it your business or search rankings, keep writing, publishing, sharing and creating, you will see the day of success. When publisinh articles, I prefer ezine, a new article will be indexed and cached in less than an hour, and some popular blogs will get your post indexed in minutes, there venues are ideal for promoting your site, I believe you should see for yourself, have a taste of this one, Chains and Binders, nice writing, good content, published on popular site, this article serves it’s purpose well.

By the way, we have hot social media now, no one can afford to not using them. One thing you can do for your blogs is to install twitter tools, get a twitter account and API keys, configure your twitter tools prpperly, then make sure every new post will post a new tweet, it’s simple and elegant, no one should miss this tool out.

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Mobile Home

How to Get All the Leaks Out of Your Mobile Home Park Water System

Mobile home park tenants use, on average, about $30 per month of water & sewer. In some parks, however, that amount can run around $100 per occupied lot. Whenever you become suspicious that your water is running too high, here are the steps to find out where the water is going and proactively solve the problem.

Install water meters and read them.

Even if you have no interest in billing back tenants for their actual use, there is no way to track where the water is going without measuring how much tenants use. This will help you identify if your usage problems are tied to just a few tenants who abuse the system. I once had a tenant who was spending $600 per month in water. How? He sneaked into the park a large commercial construction water truck, and filled it up with his hose every night. That one tenant was the entire source of my water problem, and I found him through sub-metering.

Compare the master meter reading to the individual lot aggregate.

Once you have the individual readings, you can now add them up and see if they are the same as your master reading, from the main meter that you get your bill from. The difference between these two readings is the amount of water leaking in your system. Most parks have a small amount of leakage, so don’t demand perfection. If, however, the difference is significant (say many thousands of gallons), you have a real problem.

Look for visual signs of leaks.

Before you put a lot of money into testing, see if you can find the leak yourself by walking the property and looking for signs of saturated land and tall, green grass. While this can also be caused by artesian wells and sewer line leakage, big-time saturation requires the kind of constant water pressure in line with a serious leak. Fix these leaks and see what the impact is to your readings.

If that fails, then hire a leak detection company.

It is amazing what a leak detection company can find. Don’t ask me how they do it, as I do not fully understand the science. But I have been the thankful recipient of their work. The world record was a leak that had no surfaced evidence of any type, but it was huge – maybe 400,000 gallons per month. That would fill 20 commercial hotel swimming pools. In the end, it turned out to be a crime scene – someone who had their house downstream on a creek had tapped into the park’s main line and run a line to the creek so that the babbling brook was running year round.

Once you find the leaks in the system, fix them.

Regardless of the cost, there is no way that you will be money ahead by letting them keep on leaking. The only exception is the natural, tiny leaks of a large system, caused by trace seepage in the connections.

Before you start evicting tenants for water use abuse, find out why it’s occurring.

One of the best things you can do when exploring where your water is going, is to hire a plumber to come out to the park at 10 am on a weekday, and take all the clean out covers off and listen for running water. Most lots will have none. But some will have Niagara falls going down the line – even though nobody is home! Why? Because they have all kinds of leaks in their house. Toilet leaks, leaky faucets, you name it. I once had a tenant who left all of his taps running 24/7 because they were broken and he couldn’t turn them off. In these cases, you are better off having the plumber go to these tenants’ houses and spend 30 minutes to fix their leaks, rather than evict them and try to find a new tenant. If you evict a tenant, you will have court costs, loss of income, and probably an outgo of cash as an incentive to bring in a new home. If you can fix the leaks for $100 you are much better off.

Conclusion

Water and sewer is the largest line item expense for most mobile home parks. That means that saving money on it is going to be the biggest savings you can make. Your park usage is not magic, it is just science. If you take these steps you can get a complete handle on where the water is going, and then take steps to reduce the usage. Always remember that, assuming a 10% cap rate, even an $80 per month savings increases the value of your park by nearly $10,000. And you should be able to save much, much more than that.

Frank Rolfe

Mobile Broadband

Mobile Website Development – Basics (part 01)

0 Mobile Website Development   Basics (part 01)In this tutorial we will take a look at how to create a very simple mobile website using Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and test it using Adobe Device Central.

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Duration : 0:7:1

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Mobile Broadband

Monetizing mobile broadband

0 Monetizing mobile broadbandLightsquared and Henkels & McCoy discussing monetizing mobile broadband at RCR 2011 Tour in San Francisco

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Mobile Home

What is the average mobile home park rent rate in California?

My husband and I are interested in buying a mobile home in southern California. If we were to pay for the mobile home in full, how much could we be expecting to pay monthly for "Park-Rent"?
Is it possible to buy a mobile home where we don’t have to pay for lot rent?

I don’t think you’d be able to find a a mobile home in which you don’t have to pay rent for, unless you purchase a lot and use it for that purpose. My parents live in a mobile home currently, and they pay about $300-400 monthly for their "space", including sewer, trash, water, & gas. Hope that helped! Good luck on your purchase icon smile What is the average mobile home park rent rate in California?

Mobile Business

What is the best mobile website to download Tetris from?

What is the best mobile site to download the game Tetris from?

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U need to know the game title first for seach!
Peace!