I've been so busy lately that it took someone else pointing out that I passed 500,000 points to realize I had done it. I read lots of people getting excited about their points, but yet, most don't have anything to show for it.
What do the 500,000+ points mean to me? Since I joined in 2006, ActiveRain has put over $122,000 into my pocket, spread over 17 different buyers and sellers. That's a lot of "FREE" money, if you want to look at it like that. I know that's chump change for some of you, but I'm in a market where the average sales price is under $200k.
How did I get $122,000? From my blogging!
Too many people are blogging for "points". I have said over and over again that the points mean NOTHING if the points aren't putting money in your pocket. My points are putting money in my pocket! My points work very hard for me!
What do your points do for you? Can you track every dollar you've made from ActiveRain? No? Why not? If you're not tracking your marketing, advertising, and prospecting time, how do you know what works and what doesn't work?
I don't care to spend time on things that don't work for me, which means no money in my pockets. ActiveRain and Blogging, though I thought it was really tough at first to come up with things to always write about, has blossomed into a very important part of my business.
My proof is at the bank!
500,000 points means a lot to me, but the money in my pocket means even more! Money pays the bills, but I doubt ActiveRain will allow me to cash in my points for anymore more than a toaster!
**Are You Packed Yet?**
Austin, TX and the surrounding areas of Lakeway, Bee Cave, Westlake Hills, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Spicewood, Circle-C, Steiner Ranch, and everywhere in between... Whether you're buying or selling, I'll be with you through the entire process.