What is the key to getting invitees hooked on Active Rain?

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I would be curious on what long time Active Rain members would say is the key to getting invitees hooked on Active Rain? I have successfully invited two people to at least sign up on Active Rain. However, neither of those persons has become active or even regularly stops by to learn.

Is there anything we can do to help invitees become hooked on Active Rain? I know we write posts on what to do, how to blog, how to create SEO, ways to create leads and ultimately business from our activities on the Rain. This is what has brought me here and helped me earn over 300,000 points.

Like lead generation, I suspect that invitees is a numbers game. One needs to invite a large amount of people to get a few active and occasionally one of those invitees will become a heavy hitter. So I simply have not invited enough people. Ok, I can hear everyone in the Rain audience saying, "DUH!!!"

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Susan Goulding
Crown Key Realty, Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate - Tracy, CA
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The best way is to teach them, not only how but the value of active rain.

Jan 21, 2012 01:50 PM #1
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Cal Yoder
Keller Williams Elite - Lititz, PA
Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744

Susan, I hear you, but how do we teach them the value of Active Rain. Slowly I feel I am building my online presence, but I cannot point to anyone who said, "I chose you because I feel I know you after reading your blogs." I do believe it is part of the larger online lead generating which I am doing. What do you do to teach them?

Cal

Jan 21, 2012 01:55 PM #2
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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I don't even worry about invitees.  I only had one accept.  They never did much.  So I'm happy to tell people about it if they ask, but I can't make them want it.  And I have had people choose me and tell me they did so after following my blog.  It's a fantastic feeling.  They were dog lovers and choose me because I wrote a couple posts about my puppies.

Jan 21, 2012 02:02 PM #3
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Cal Yoder
Keller Williams Elite - Lititz, PA
Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744

Good for you Tammy. That is a wonderful feeling. I learned something about the power of social media when I wrote an a comment on facebook about my daughter needing a job. I receive numerous comments and actually two possible job leads for her. And several were from folks who have never written anything on my facebook page before. I thought about that in the context of active rain and realizing that I have no idea who all might be reading my posts.

Cal

Jan 21, 2012 02:19 PM #4
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Jeff Markell
Empire Home Loans Inc. - Tustin, CA
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I have seen some people recruit fantastic bloggers. No such luck for me. I have invited approx. 25 people and none of them really embraced AR. We can invite them, we can teach them, but we can't 'make' them understand. I hit subscribe just in case someone responds that has a great formula.

Jan 21, 2012 02:43 PM #5
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Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

I have four invites with over 100,000 points, but that certainly isn't the number I was hoping for from them. 

 

Jan 21, 2012 05:37 PM #6
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Roger D. Mucci
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It's been much the same way for me Cal............I have to invitees and neither of them blog, but I'm not too concerned with it.  Just keep doing what you're doing and it will pay off.

Jan 21, 2012 08:46 PM #7
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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I haven't had much luck with this either Cal.  Some folks just don't see the benefit of 'the Rain'.

Jan 21, 2012 10:47 PM #8
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Cal Yoder
Keller Williams Elite - Lititz, PA
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Thanks for your comments guys. I love hearing your experiences and how the Rain is working for you. Have a great day.

Cal

Jan 21, 2012 10:57 PM #9
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