Blogging: The Non-Diminishing Savings Account

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How cool would it be if you could open a savings account and make regular deposits, allow other people to make withdrawals any time they wanted and your principle balance would never go down?  Then, every once in a while, one of those people who made a withdrawal would come back and make a big fat deposit.... a deposit far greater than their withdrawal.  How cool would that be?


Do you realize that is exactly what your blog is?  You make regular deposits with your blog posts. This is your savings account.  You are making deposits in the form of valuable content for your blog readers.  Your readers are making regular withdrawals as you freely share what you know with them.  But the beautiful thing is... as they make withdrawals, your initial deposit remains the same!  

Then, one day, one of those people contacts you and says they want to buy (or sell) a house.  BINGO.  They just offered to make a big deposit into your savings account in the form of real money!  

This can go on over and over again, literally, into perpetuity.  

Have you ever thought of your blog as a powerful financial planning tool?  

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Rainmaker
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
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Hi Dorie Dillard .  Thanks for the love.  

Dec 02, 2016 01:08 PM #23
Rainmaker
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
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Thanks Beth Atalay .  I'm always honored to get a feature!   Thanks so much for reading.  

Dec 02, 2016 01:10 PM #24
Rainmaker
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Jan Green .  Not sure what inspired this analogy but it seemed perfect.  Glad you liked it.  thanks for reading.  

Dec 02, 2016 01:11 PM #25
Rainmaker
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Ed Silva .  Yes the gift that keeps on giving and growing, for everyone to share!  Thanks for reading and commenting.

Dec 02, 2016 01:12 PM #26
Rainmaker
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
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Hi Marte Cliff .  Is the ezine.com article on your AR blog?  I need to read that!  Thanks for reading and commenting.

Dec 02, 2016 01:13 PM #27
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
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Hi Gita Bantwal .  So glad you enjoyed the article.  Thanks for reading and commenting.

Dec 02, 2016 01:13 PM #28
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Lottie Kendall .  I am a blogging evangelist!   Thanks for reading and commenting!

Dec 02, 2016 01:14 PM #29
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Lyn Sims ,  No matter how hard we try, some people will justy never get it.  Thanks for reading and commenting.

Dec 02, 2016 01:15 PM #30
Rainmaker
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
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Hi Kathy Streib .  So glad you enjoyed the post.  I am a blogging evangelist!    Thanks for reading and commenting.

Dec 02, 2016 01:16 PM #31
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Janice Zaltman
United Realty Group - Boca Raton, FL
South Florida Residential Real Estate

Hi animated Carol: Great analogy! Also like your term blogging evangelist. 

Dec 02, 2016 06:31 PM #32
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

When I joined AR in early 2007, I started writing blog posts related to home staging ... as a result my business gradually grew so much that I have to refer out quite a few projects to other local home stagers.  The referral fee they pay me is like "interest" in my savings account from blogging!

Dec 02, 2016 06:50 PM #33
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Yes, I agree. I've been ignoring deposits into my savings account lately, and I have GOT to get back to the bank!

Dec 03, 2016 04:05 AM #34
Rainmaker
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Good morning Janice Hope Zaltman LEED AP .   I'm on a crusade!  LOL  Thanks for reading and commenting.

Dec 03, 2016 04:13 AM #35
Rainmaker
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Good morning Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging .  That is a great testimonial for blogging and would make a great blog post for others to read.  Congratulations on your blogging success and  thanks so much for sharing!  

Dec 03, 2016 04:15 AM #36
Rainmaker
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Good morning Kat Palmiotti .  We're all looking forward to making some more withdrawals from your account!  
By-the-way... I just realized I wasn't Following you.  How did that happen. Oversight corrected!  Watching for those deposits.   

Dec 03, 2016 04:16 AM #37
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Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I have blogged for business since day one and not for points. People will call you.

Dec 03, 2016 06:13 AM #38
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

I agree too this is a wonderful analogy and I am seeing the depositsis week. 3 three this week alone in fact. Thank you. Love those long tail topics

Dec 18, 2016 10:02 PM #39
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Good jmorning, Harry F. D'Elia .  Blogging for business should always be the goal.  The points are a nice meter, but not easy t.o spend.  Blog on!  

Dec 19, 2016 05:35 AM #40
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Good job, Lise Howe .  Blog on!  

Dec 19, 2016 05:36 AM #41
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

A fantastic analogy, and a very true one, indeed! It's great when the phone rings and someone says they read our blog and want us to come list their house.

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