ASK AN AMBASSADOR: How Can I Get A Free ActiveRain Account?

Real Estate Agent with 214.422.0729

Blogging is a great way to get new business, at least for me it is. In 2013, 90% of my sales came from being found on the Internet and people reading my Blog Posts.


Thanks to this blog post by one of my favorite AR Ambassadors, Bill & Liz, I've got new motivation to stay on Blogging with Active Rain! The biggies are that with every 100k points, your Rainmaker account fee goes down $10/mth ($120 year!) and when you reach 500k points, your Rainmaker account is FREE!!!


Now I've just got ~160k points and all the "Fringe benefits" he lists have happened for me so I can only imagine how they'll double, triple or more likely quadruple when I hit 500,000 points!!!


THANKS again Bill & Liz for sharing this great Active Rain tid-bit!!!

Original content by Liz and Bill Spear SAL.2002007747

BloggingASK AN AMBASSADOR:  How Can I Get A Free ActiveRain Account?

Of course you can have a FREE ActiveRain account.  Anyone can, just sign up and you're in.  However, just having a FREE ActiveRain account doesn't accomplish much unless your only purpose is agent to agent.  If you're trying to reach the consumer, the FREE account is like being a radio DJ with the transmitter turned off.  You can yammer all you want, but no outside of the room is going to hear you.

What you need is a RAINMAKER account.  And RAINMAKER status is the key to releasing your posts to Google and the consumers.  And blog right and that RAINMAKER monthly fee will get paid many times over.  And part of the beauty of Active Rain is that fee goes down with every 100,000 points you earn!  $10 off your monthly every time you hit another 100,000 points!  SWEET!!

So if you're like most of us, you like FREE don't you?  And the best way to get a FREE Rainmaker account?  Participate and get to the 500,000 point mark as rapidly as possible

How long will that take you?  That depends on you!  The more you participate, the quicker you get there.

Standard ways to get points:


Method Weekly Max Points
Daily Log in (100 per day) 700
Daily Comments (25 per, max 10 per day) 1750
Blog Post (225 per post, 10x week) 2250
Reblogging (25 per, max 10x week) 250
Featured Post (100 point bonus) TBD
Profile Update (Approx. 3000-4000 points) n/a
Points for Comments Received (posts MAX at 475 including Feature bonus) TBD
Getting YOUR post reblogged (25 each reblog) TBD
Reporting Spam (10 points, max 10/day, Mon-Fri) 500
Contests TBD
Invites (10% of all points earned by someone you invite) TBD

So if you break that down, before invites, features, comment points on your posts, contests and all the "extra" categories, if you participate fully on a weekly basis, that's about 5,000 points per week.  We'll give you a couple of weeks off for vacations and that puts you at about 250,000 points per year if you keep your fingers on the keyboard.

In two years, or less, you can reach 500,000 points.  We've seen it done quicker, and we've seen it done a LOT slower.  Like we said earlier, it depends on you and how much time/effort you want to dedicate to Active Rain participation.  Participate in the challenges, invite others, etc. and you can really accelerate your point gathering and cut months off the time it takes to reach 500,000 points and full FREE Rainmaker status.

But the fringe benefit (not really fringe actually) is that during that participation you're accomplishing MANY things beneficial to your business:

  • Building a referral network
  • Learning more about your market
  • Learning to write better
  • Learning about the latest real estate trends and techniques and gizmos
  • Making a ton of friends (IF you choose to participate fully ON A SOCIAL LEVEL)
  • Gaining business (TBD dependent upon your blog post topic selection)

So if you want a FREE Rainmaker account, our best suggestion is grab your keyboard and start working towards that 500,000 points.  Two years may seem like forever, but we guarantee you'll enjoy the journey and your business will prosper for the effort IF you blog properly and have patience!

Keep on Blogging!

Liz and Bill aka BLiz

REALTORS(S) Serving Warren County Ohio & Adjacent Areas

The Liz Spear Team of RE/MAX Elite
Elizabeth & William Spear
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Comments (6)

Laura Barron - McKinney, TX
D + B Real Estate - Collin County Texas & Beyond

Great information and motivation.  Make 2014 a great year!

Jan 02, 2014 11:37 PM
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Thanks for the reblog!  And yes, the more pertinent consumer related blog posts we put out there, the better the chance that we get that opportunity to help someone with the purchase or sale of their home.

Jan 03, 2014 12:08 AM
Samantha Smith
214.422.0729 - Rowlett, TX
Sam I Am Houses, Simply Texas Real Estate

Thanks Laura! I'm working on it ;)

Jan 03, 2014 01:40 AM
Samantha Smith
214.422.0729 - Rowlett, TX
Sam I Am Houses, Simply Texas Real Estate

Always a wealth of information Bill! Thanks for sharing so freely ~ it's greatly appreciated!!!

Jan 03, 2014 01:40 AM
Kim Dean - McKinney, TX
Simply Texas Real Estate - Broker/Owner

Great info Sam!! ActiveRain goes to work for you when YOU put in the work for it! 2014 will be your best year yet, Sam!

Jan 10, 2014 01:27 AM
Samantha Smith
214.422.0729 - Rowlett, TX
Sam I Am Houses, Simply Texas Real Estate

Thanks Kim! 2014 is off to a great start 

Jan 13, 2014 08:57 PM