Yup, farming with foursquare!
So we farm neighborhoods by sending mailers, newsletters, giving out pumpkins during Halloween, flags for the fourth. We doorknock the neighborhood to meet the neighbors. We send just listed and just solds to gain more mindshare... We visit garage sales and walk the neighborhood on Saturdays to meet the neighbors that we never get a chance to meet.
So how the heck would foursquare play into this? I mean foursquare. The location based microblogging social media site. www.foursquare.com. Where so many of us are using it to check in places and get awarded badges for eating, sleeping, shopping, etc...
Yes, location based, microblogging. The one where you check in places to get points... And if you check in to a particular place more than anyone else you can become the mayor of that location... Which means that anyone else that checks in to this location after you arYes, when someone else checks in to a location that you are the mayor of, they see you.e the mayor, they all see your name and picture when the check in. Sooooo... Let's think about this for a second. If you are farming 500 homes in neighborhood that also has a dry cleaner, a pizza joint, an insurance office, a taco bell, a hardware store and nail salon... If you check in to these places more than others, YOU will become the mayor of that location. With a little effort you can become the mayor of ALL locations in your farm. So that when any of the members of your farm use foursquare and check in to their neighborhood businesses, you will appear as the mayor, lending another way to touch your clientele. (People who use foursquare check in to all locations that they visit, and they enjoy doing it).
So what I mean is, use foursquare to enhance the farming you are doing right now... 5 million or so foursquare users... The ones that use it will have a connection with you... The ones that do not use it won't care either way. But at least you can make a difference with some. Second: Friend request all that have visited the local businesses, to increase your sqhere of influence.
So here is a new way to enhance your farming! Do you use it? What benefits are you having?