Todd, what nice buttons you have! – Why thank you I just had them upgraded

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Respect Realty LLC 200311024

Ok, Ok, I've gotten enough requests through the blog comments and e-mails that ask me if I will reveal the secret, but don't be disappointed when it really isn't that hard, and I'm not a super genius having created them.

The first thing you need to do is go to and pick out a button that you like the looks of and download a .JPG of it.

Then the next thing you need to do is use your favorite photo editing software and add text to the button. Once again fairly easy, just bring up the photo in your software, go to edit, and click on add text, and then save it again.

Now you are ready to add it to your blog like I have. Now what you do is add it to your blog like you would any other picture. Now that you have done that, click on the button and when it has the little "re-size dots" around it, go to the top of the blog and click on the hyperlink button and direct the button to where ever you want it to go.

And there you are, you now have buttons just like mine at the bottom of your blog. I hope this was helpful and stay around, you never know what other little ideas I may come up with.

Todd Clark - broker
Kastings & Associates
Phone: (503)524-9494
Fax: (503)622-8739


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The Friendly Home Team
Realty Pro, Oregon LLC
Phone: (503)524-9494
Fax: (503)746-9573





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Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)
Todd - Nicely done.  I need to do a bit of upgrading myself.  I hope you have a great week, buddy.
Jan 07, 2008 04:30 AM #5
Rick Grand
nowhere - Eugene, OR
Todd it really is so easy! Thanks a I can finally upgrade my blog and be super cool! haha...I hope all is well and 2008 is starting good.    
Jan 07, 2008 06:31 AM #6
Frances C. Rokicki
Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC - Bolton, CT

You are amazing! Thank you for sharing lots of good tips!

It's a Good Life!


Jan 07, 2008 09:38 AM #7
Christine Bohn
RE/MAX Professionals - Gainesville, FL
The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL
WOW, thanks for the info.  I have bookmarked this post! 
Jan 07, 2008 10:50 AM #8
Dionne Morgan
Realty World Solano Realty - Vallejo, CA
I will get back to this post. Is there a choice of size too?
Jan 07, 2008 03:50 PM #9
James Downing - Metro DC Houses Team REALTORS®, CRS, GRI, ABR,MRP, MilRes
Real Living | At Home - Washington, DC
When Looking to Buy or Sell - Make the Right Move
Yes! The secrets of the buttons are revealed!!!  Now we can all have buttons!! - Thanks Todd.
Jan 08, 2008 12:34 AM #10
Christopher Ohlsen
Credit Werx, LLC. - Malone, NY
Yeah the buttons are great. Another good place for buttons is Which reminds me, I really need to start syndicating my blog. Thanks for the tips
Jan 08, 2008 12:59 AM #11
Wayne Miller
San Diego, CA
This is great, thanks Todd.  I was thinking as to how I can enhance my website and page on Active Rain. 
Jan 08, 2008 02:03 AM #12
Lori Gilmore
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Joliet, IL
Realtor - Will County Illinois
Thanks for revealing your secret. . .you know that buttons are going to spring up all over the place now, don't you?  I've bookmarked this so I can create mine!
Jan 08, 2008 04:11 AM #13
Take 5 Team
Take 5 Team, Illustrated Properties - Jupiter, FL

Thanks for the tip! 

Jan 08, 2008 07:33 AM #14
Bonnie & Terry Westbrook
Westbrook Realty - Ada, MI
Grand Rapids MI Real Estate

Okay,Okay, I bookmarked it so I can have big buttons, too. Think of all the big buttons you will be responsible for out here! Aren't you proud?  If my buttons get arrested,can I call you to come bail me out??

8-) seriously, thanks for the secret formula.

Jan 08, 2008 09:33 AM #16
Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

Cait - E-mail me when you get your buttons working, I would love to see how they look.

Matthew - Not a problem, don't mind giving back as so many before me have.

Donald - Can't wait to see how they look.

Carolyn - I checked your blog, and didn't see any buttons. Kinda hoping to see how you changed them up and how they looked.

Jason - You are my twin, you don't need any upgrading you are perfect! - ROFL

Rick - Look forward to reading more from you in 2008!

Frances  - Amazing? Don't talk to my wife, she may disagree.

Christine - Hope it helps.

Dionne - You can decide that when you put them into your blog as a picture, if you look at the tabs as you ad the picture the 2nd tab lets you choose size.

James - You know me well enough, when everyone else has buttons, I will have switches.

- I will check out that site also.

Wayne - My hits to my website went up last month by 500, so I have to assume it is in part due to the buttons.

Lori - It doesn't bother me so much, if it helps then I don't care. I find most won't do it because it involves extra work.

Meghan - Not a problem, glad I could help.

Rebecka - Have fun, but not too much fun.

Bonnie - NO! I don't supply bail money to anyone! You put yourself in the situation, then I can't help you.

Jan 21, 2008 10:59 AM #17
Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate
Todd- perfect thanks.  I bookmarked it so I can come back when I have a few more minutes :)
Feb 12, 2008 01:55 PM #18
Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Todd....Thanks Great Assortment of Buttons to choice from...and Free too! The Rain is the Place to be and Grow.

 Thanks again, have a great day!

Mar 03, 2008 11:21 AM #19
Ross Quintana
Real E Smarter - Spokane, WA
Real E Smarter Real Estate Coach - 509-362-1966
Cool, I like the previous blog next blog thing.
Mar 04, 2008 03:53 AM #20
Jill Watts
Realty Pro, Inc. - Vancouver, WA
Multi Million Dollar Seller in Clark County WA

O.k....I went to the site, did the flaming text, saved how do I put a "block" of them on the bottom of each blog that I write?

I LOVE ACTIVERAIN...I'M LEARNING SO MUCH! Thank you Todd, for everything you have shared in AR knowledge!! You're Da Best!


Nov 21, 2008 11:04 AM #21
Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

Kathy - I may have to update this as I have changed my buttons.

Fred - This site has really changed our business for the good and I can't wait to see what the next year brings to the table for us.

Mar 31, 2009 10:50 AM #22
Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

Ross - It really keeps them focused on you instead of other rain members.

Jill - Can't wait until we can meet up again, you are so eager to learn and you can help out the other newbies understand the power of the rain.

Mar 31, 2009 10:54 AM #23

I have the buttons all made!! I have them on my computer harddrive. I can't get them to transfer to my blog like I want them. Do I put them in the wysiwyg? or the other one and link them to the site I want them to go?

How do I get them to actually "subscribe" to my blog?


Apr 01, 2009 06:59 PM #24
Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

To the unknown blogger... Click subscribe to your own blog under your name and then copy the link in the address bar and put that as the link to the subscribe button.

Apr 01, 2009 07:10 PM #25
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