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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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Earn points by partaking in these contest and climb the leaderboard
Do what's good for you and your business by participating
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
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Consumers peruse these pages for information
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connecting: Beware: Being on ActiveRain causes Growing Pains - 10/06/10 10:25 PM
Beware: Being on ActiveRain causes Growing Pains This statement couldn't be more true! Warning: If you're not prepared for a huge increase in connections, contacts, inquiries, business opportunities, friendships and more - then this is not the place for you. If you're interested in writing about topics that will strike a cord with someone, if you speak from the heart and have knowledge about a particular subject matter and are interested in connecting with possible clients and colleagues to develop relationships that will not only benefit your business but you personally - then this IS the place for you.
This post was inspired by Bob Stewarts Blog Challenge when he asked the question "How do you use your blog to enhance your existing relationships with clients and prospects?" I have four examples that I want to share that I hope will encourage others to be an active member of this community. I have used my blog posts (and what I consider to be another version of my websites) to generate interest in my marketing and virtual assistant services as well as provide ideas on how my prospects, readers and clients can extend their reach and provide great customer service to (6 comments)
connecting: How to Develop your blogging style with 7 easy to follow tips for new and seasoned bloggers - 10/23/09 09:35 AM
This post is to provide and encourage anyone new to blogging or someone returning to blogging after being away for a while with some easy to follow tips on how to get started blogging (again), build relationships and interact with your readers. Yes, be an "active" member of this network. Make no mistake, it will not happen overnight - it will take time and patience and will take you focusing on these areas below to develop your blog and ultimately your readership. I have been fortunate in my time here on Active Rain to interact with some amazing bloggers and amazingly enough I have (11 comments)
From the time we were young we were often taught and developed an innate sense of wanting to help others. Maybe we helped a friend who fell down on the playground by offering them a hand and as we got older we found ourselves doing good deeds for people we didn't even know but obviously needed our help whether through volunteering, mentoring or just offering them some helpful advice. In this day and age, when the typical message is "Look out for number one" I believe that most people that I have encountered here on ActiveRain have a different mantra (44 comments)
I don't know about you but one of the greatest things about blogging is the comments. It provides an instantaneous affirmation that you have reached someone, inspired them, helped them and connected with them. I've said it before and I am going to say it again, I have the best readers, subscribers and commenters on my blog. I am so grateful to all of you who regularly visit and interact with me. One of the things I vowed to do early on when I started blogging was to regularly visit my subscriber's blogs after they took the time to visit (20 comments)
I was very excited when I saw the initial email from my Philly friends, the Somers Group, asking people to join them in the Probloggers 31 Day to Build a Better Blog Challenge. They were so excited they even started a group for us to all share our experiences - check it out. I thought - who wouldn't want to improve their blogging abilities while at the same time, growing their business, their knowledge and having a way to stay accountable to those tasks? Then, the excitement turned to panic as I took on some new clients in the past (10 comments)
Let's face it, we have lots of things on our plates and we're wearing many hats these days to grow and increase our businesses. I see many newbies to ActiveRain setting up their profiles, perhaps putting out a blog and then feeling frustrated that nothing is happening. Some, sadly, give up completely and stop blogging. Sure it can be intimidating to get started but I assure you if you stick with it, give it some time, provide relevant content, explore this site - read and comment on other blogs - your readership will grow and you'll gain more confidence in (15 comments)
Anne Marie Malfi, Real Estate Marketing Consultant/Virtual Asst, Bucks County,PA
A “Marketing” Virtual Assistant that will partner with you to increase your online and offline marketing. This blog is where I will share everything from helpful marketing, branding, time management tips and solutions to tons of advice, motivation and inspiration so that you are working smarter - not harder! I look forward to getting to know you and your business more.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.