1. How to Create a Website

You can create an Open Off-Campus website right now for free. To do this, you'll need to sign up for a user account if you don't already have one.
To start an Open Off-Campus website at your school, first choose a subdomain:

2. How to add House Listings

The next tutorial shows how to put house listings online. In the first screen, you enter basic information about the house or apartment including its address, its price per student, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms etc. In the second screen, you can upload unlimited JPG pictures of the house. As the site owner you will be permitted to create listings for free, but all other users will be required to choose one of these three payment options:

3. How to Create a Links Section

In the OpenOC Dashboard, you can use the "External Links" section to create a list of links which will appear in the upper right corner of the homepage. Creating a links section is helpful to students and is good for your PageRank and SEO. When you include a link to someone's site, try emailing their webmaster and asking for a return link. To create links, go to the External Links section of the Dashboard, click "New Link" and then enter the URL and anchor text for the link. To delete a link, simply select and delete the text in each box and then click "Save".

4. How to Create a Housing Agency

A housing agency listing appears at the top of the homepage and is like a subdirectory that contains links to many house and apartment listings. When you create an agency, you can upload one photo representing the agency and you can enter a paragraph describing it. Once you create a housing agency entry, you can then attach regular listings to this agency by editing the individual listings and clicking "Basic Info". Large housing agencies are often willing to pay top dollar for this premium advertising space.

5. How to Send Invoices

It is possible for homeowners to put their homes online and enter their credit card information for automatic monthly billing without your assistance. But many non-technical customers won't end up online unless you handle everything for them. For these customers, you can create their house listing through your user account. Then, use the "Invoice Manager" section of the Dashboard to create and send them an invoice. When you send an invoice, they will receive an email link that prompts them to make a credit card payment. To do this, you need to first create an Invoice Account which saves the customer's address and contact information. Within one of these accounts, you can then create an invoice and you can add item amounts and descriptions to this invoice. To delete an invoice item, select and delete the text and then click "Save Changes".

6. How to use the Contact List

Once you have the basic website set up, it's time to start contacting the real estate people in your area. Cold-calling is by far the most effective way to make money and get houses online. When you call someone, you have two objectives: 1) getting the listing online and 2) getting the person to commit to paying for the listing. Ideally, you can achieve both of these goals in a single phone call. The following youtube video shows how to use the contact list to keep records of your interactions with potential customers. You can edit a contact by clicking anywhere on the row, you can delete a contact by clicking the "delete" link on the right side of the row, or you can create a new contact with the "New Contact" link in the upper right corner of the contact table. It is very important to write a lot of info into the "Notes" section so that you don't forget anything important and miss out on potential customers.