This "Getting Started" Blog is just tooooo good to just bookmark it. I had to reblog it so I could put a link on my blog site to refer back to regularly!
Thanks, Brad, for all the great info. You have made such a difference in so many businesses for those of us in Active Rain.
How To Get Started on ActiveRain - A quick route to a successful Journey on ActiveRain.
The ActiveRain Staff, along with our members and ambassadors, wish to welcome you to the community. We know you have a choice, and we're glad you've chosen our network as a place to connect with others, support your local neighborhoods and communities, plus grow your business and relationships.
Before you begin your journey here, there's a few areas we invite you to navigate first. This will save you time and give you a better understanding of the Network. We're confident that our site will bring value, benefits, and substantial rewards to you and your business.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
These are REQUIRED and a MUST READ for ALL New Members - NO EXCEPTIONS!
- What We Stand For - Weltenschauung
Weltanschauung: The guiding principles and philosophy of an organization. A world view.
- The ActiveRain Community Guidelines
Please take these rules seriously.
- Terms of Service
GETTING STARTED in 3 EASY STEPS
Follow these next steps to get setup on ActiveRain.
- How To Setup Your ActiveRain Profile - Completely Customizable
Creating a personal profile is the very first step and the most important. It's ALL about you.
- How To Complete Your Profile - Part II
Your profile has three areas that allow you maximize the page. Learn How to use these sections.
- How To Use Your "My Settings" Page
Now you are ready to Customize your ActiveRain Settings.
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF ACTIVERAIN
Social Networking, Connecting and Blogging
- ActiveRain Member Success Stories
Read what other industry professionals and members have to share.
Here's A VIDEO version
- Understanding ActiveRain Points
Learn about points and how they work on the network.
- The RainMaker Membership
Becoming a RainMaker - The Value and The Benefit
READY TO MAKE LIGHTNING, THUNDER AND RAIN
Now that you're a member and RainMaker, put the power tools to work
- Top 10 Tools for New Members and RainMakers
Take the time to review what this network has to offer.
- ActiveRain Custom Outside Blogs
How To Create and Maximize Your Outside ActiveBlog.
- The ActiveRain Starter Kit
Details about more ActiveRain Products, Tools, and Services.
OTHER USEFUL RESOURCES TO HELP YOU
Use these links to dive deeper in the "Rain" if you need more information
- The ActiveRainGuide
A Tutorial Blog by Members for Members
- The ActiveRain Staff Blog
The Official ActiveRain TEAM Blog
- Help/FAQ Group
A network group created to help members
- An ActiveRain eBook Tutorial
Find Almost Anything about ActiveRain here
- ActiveRain University
Online Campus for Training and Support
- Real Estate RainCamp
"Live" Local Conferences and Seminars
- My Blog, Your AR Resource
Your One stop Shop for all AR Tutorials
DID YOU KNOW?
ActiveRain is the TOP Real Estate Social Network in the World (source: Google)
The ActiveRain Network hosts over 170,000 RE Industry members averaging 200-300 new members daily. There are more than 1.5 million articles posted, with an average of 700-1000 new posts daily. Two million+ visitors traffic the ActiveRain network each month, over 80% are consumers. Only Rainmaker upgraded accounts receive Google trafﬁc to their blogs and posts. ActiveRain Member's Blog posts receive more than 500 views on average. Activerain is the ONLY on-line Network that offers this wide variety of tools, diverse services, and proven solutions to the Real Estate Industry Professional and for consumers on the WEB.
Best of Luck and Enjoy!