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Off to Chase The Next Big Storm AR's V.P of Sales and Blog Trainer Signing Off.
Thanks to C Tann Starr for calling our attention to this.
Yes Active Rain is changing, and it will be interesting to watch watch happens next.
And educational, too.
If you ask Jon Washburn he will tell you that he is “not a sales person”, but don’t let this fool you! What began as an innocent lunch back in 2009 resulted in me leaving my successful business behind to join forces with Jon at ActiveRain. The goal was to find a sustainable revenue model for a company that was on the brink of running out of the capital.ActiveRain was a robust community at the time with a little over 100k members but very little dependable revenue. Jon, in my opinion, had two choices: he could clutter every page of AR with advertising, or we could start charging our new members to take advantage of the reputation (SEO) the community had built. Thus, the Rainmaker concept was born. A few months later I began noticing that the agents who were upgrading to RainMaker with the hopes of increasing their online presence didn’t have the training required to make that possible. So I turned to my trusted friend Steven Graham, who within two weeks developed ... more
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