How to become Rich and Famous blogging on ActiveRain !!

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Services for Real Estate Pros with John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. 13013

Let's cut to the chase shall we?  I believe that fame should come before fortune, although it works the other way around as well.  In other words, reputation should propel success.  Ponder this:


TEN WAYS BLOGGING ON AR WILL MAKE YOU RICH AND FAMOUS

 

  1. Blogging is an activity requiring mental preparation, organization, and will.  But it is executed by writing an essay of sorts.  It forces you to write in English and to write well.  After 35 years in my profession, I find that a well-written proposal and contract, plus follow-ups, marketing pieces, etc. shows what you are made of - your level of education and knowledge about a subject.  Your words indicate whether or not you have a command of English and know how to express yourself well -- or poorly.  It is a reflection of your skill and knowhow.  It either instills confidence in a prospect or makes them realize that you may be weak in one thing, and if so, possibly weak in your ability to serve them properly.  So blogging forces you to polish your writing skills.  It is a fact that management and high-income professions are extremely accurate when it comes to writing and elucidation.  Better writing means the ability to reason and convince, thus leading to more commissions and higher income.
  2. Writing well means people will take notice of you.  You become separated from the pack.  You have something unique to say and people will seek you for your expertise.  You are remembered and when your niche or specialty is mentioned, you will be sought.  You will receive more commissions and become famous!
  3. A blog necessarily makes you an 'expert'.  Use that opportunity to strengthen and amplify your niche.  Your expertise is worth something.  And that something may be of interest to other news organizations.  By 'practicing' composing and posting your articles of expertise here, you may be of value to other national and niche-specific news outlets that are looking for content.  Being a content provider to just one national publication means your identity now is broadcast over a much larger population and your reach has grown exponentially.  Other media groups may find you and before long your ideas and thinking/writing will be sought and now you are a bonafide 'influencer'.  You may be asked to speak at seminars.  You might find yourself on a TV news program.  You are definitely gaining fame and your income should be increasing.  
  4.  Why AR you ask?  AR may be the first blog on which you have written.  AR has more clout than blogs you could write on your own web or blog account.  That means that even a poorly written piece here is picked up by the search engines and cataloged.  (so DO be careful what you write!)  Think of what a well written and informative essay will do.  The SEs will also pick up photographs and drawings and these, if properly tagged, will also show in the image results.  Not only that, the simple act of including links to your web means a respected forum like AR is promoting you and your services.  The backlinks from a reputed source are the best way to increase exposure of your web.
  5. And speaking of backlinks, imagine how important a backlink from a national trade or news outlet immediately fortifies your business as a high profile referral.  You are now immediately pushed higher on search results on Google, Bing and Yahoo.  This means more exposure, more chances that someone will find you, more income, more recognition, more fame.  IN FACT: this may be the second most important consequence of blogging.
  6. Blogging clarifies your own thinking.  It makes you search for other information that assists your own business.  It instills confidence in you.  For a long time, just having your associates and even strangers on AR to comment and wish you kudos is enough to keep you going and going strong.  Writing is a confidence builder which means you will tend to succeed, thus raising your income and notoriety.  You may feel isolated, but when you write and become especially "a household word" your chances of success have grown astronomically.
  7. Blogging your interests, points of view, and expertise is the best way to reach others who have no idea you even exist.  You should sharpen your niche and make waves.  Push your ideas out and see the world respond in a positive way.  This is the best and possibly only way to reach others and explain clearly what you can do, how you can solve their problems, and why necessarily they should contact you.  You will never feel isolated again.
  8. Writing (blogging) may also be the best way to get out of your shell, especially if you feel isolated.  It is therapeutic. It gives you a sense of accomplishment.  It hones your writing skills and therefore ability to effectively communicate with others.  Writing well bolsters your credibility and chance of succeeding in your business.  It may be the best game-changer you have in your bag of tricks.  Many famous writers were introverted at one time or repressed.  You never know.  You may have a novel in you!!
  9. Writing numerous blogs gives you a wealth of accumulated wisdom from which you can collect, edit and publish as either a real or virtual book.  Imagine your own book, ebook, whatever.  You have achieved a level of expertise now that will command attention.  You will be noticed and sought.  You may decide that writing is your thing and leave the mundane to others... I recall a real estate flipping author in the 80s, like most of their ilk, made all of his money selling books and seminars rather than buying and selling real estate personally!  Result: riches his way and potentially your way!  Money for nothing and _____ for free!
  10. The single most effective and zero cost marketing move you can make right now is to write.  Yes, this is the least expensive GAMECHANGER of your life.  If you do this well, you will not have to buy ads, send out mailers, SEO until you are blind, etc.  A national web that features your work, your ideas, your approach, your niche, automatically qualifies you as an expert.  People tend to hire or commission those who have the best referrals.  If a national news organization features you, then that means you must necessarily have risen above your peers, that you have been vetted.  I want to thank AR for allowing me to write and be featured here.  I have gained confidence, I have learned from others, I keep learning, and I am doing better and WILL succeed.  (sounds like Jack Handy, eh?)  

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If you are wondering why I am so jazzed, it's because a recent essay I have written about Modern vs. Traditional architecture related to a potentially new Federal mandate has been accepted by a national political web and will be featured in March.  

Don't let the sun go down on me
Although I search myself it's always someone else I see
I'd just allow a fragment
of your life
To wander f-r-e-e...  Elton John

Sunset photo below: Lake Lilly in Maitland Florida

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Rainmaker
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John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

Hi Matthew Klinowski, PA   I am glad to hear that blogging is working for you.  Yes, it may not be an immediate results activity but at least the SE's pick up your blog and catalogue especially the photos, which for me have been very helpful.  

Hi AndreaBFerreira CRS - SRS - CLHMS  If writing is not something you do beyond typical forms and small contracts then it will feel difficult to get into.  To break the ice, try writing something unrelated to your job.  Here on AR you will see jokes, historical facts, recipes, photos, and personal stories.  There are categories under which you can post.  I think something that would work initially and help business-wise is to write about your community and the benefits of living there.  Best wishes!

Hi Kat Palmiotti   Yes, blogging can be very good for all of us.  Bill Spear has informed us how his niche is pitched on AR at least and that it brings positive results without end.  Thanks for the kudos and I will let you know when my essay goes live in March.

Hello Beth Atalay   No doubt consistency is very important.  No one, rich or famous, stands still after reaching a goal.  You need to continue doing what works best.  Yes, quality should be high.  Thank you!

Feb 25, 2020 09:07 AM #39
Rainmaker
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John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

Hello Anthony Kirlew   I think any blog posted online on any web will be seen by SEs and on AR I don't think you have to be a Rainmaker for that to happen.  I did a quick search on this and couldn't find the answer.  Having your own blog is important and I see upticks in traffic on my web when I post on my own web blog.  But AR has a higher relevancy or clout and blogging here seems to work best.  I think you should be more industry and niche specific on your own web.  Thanks

Hello Kevin Morris   YES, we make many mistakes and too often dwell on them but we should learn, chalk it up, and move forward!  Thank you.

Hello leigh gilliland   Glad to know that a few words resonated! Best wishes.

Hi Grant Schneider Thanks very much for noticing the last two years.  I have been actually writing about things I never imagined I would!!

Hello Sharon Tara As I just mentioned to Grant above: I thought I would be writing about what I actually do but ended up with totally different material that has been enabled only through blogging!

 

Feb 25, 2020 09:21 AM #40
Rainmaker
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John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

Thanks Dave Rosenmarkle   Good to hear from you

Hi M.C. Dwyer   Congrats on picking up on the Dire Straits line!!  Glad you liked the post and thanks for the kudos!!

Feb 25, 2020 09:23 AM #41
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Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Congratulations on having your essay pubished - AND on writing a motivating post here in the Rain.

I talk with so many new agents and try to convince them to start blogging - but most do not listen. They're afraid to write.

Feb 25, 2020 09:51 AM #42
Rainmaker
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Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

John - are you aware of HARO - helpareporter.com? You can sign up to get notices 3 times daily, telling you about topics reporters are researching. They're asking for quotes, advice, etc. from experts in a wide variety of fields.

Feb 25, 2020 09:57 AM #43
Rainmaker
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Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

I have written thousands of blogs in the past 12 years since joining AR, in the beginning I had more time to write. When success comes there is less time. I guess the way to tell it's working is to become to busy to blog. Great points to ponder.

Feb 25, 2020 10:48 AM #44
Rainmaker
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John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

Hi Marte Cliff  THANKS SO MUCH for this tip!!  I will look them up immediately.  Very interesting...  Again, I think each of us has something to share with others.  You start small, you learn, you read what others are posting, etc.  Like Steve Loynd below, blogging has obviously worked!!

Hello Steve Loynd   You are the poster child of proof that blogging works and leads to success.  Thanks for writing in and best to you!

Feb 25, 2020 11:11 AM #45
Rainmaker
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Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

You're welcome John. The queries are interesting, and I'm sure that now and then one of them would apply to your work.

Feb 25, 2020 11:18 AM #46
Rainmaker
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John Marshall - FORE!
LoKation Real Estate - Cherry Hills Village, CO
Specializing in Golf Course Properties

I love this post John Henry, Florida Architect ten great reasons to write and I love to share the truth that you mention as your 10th - The single most effective and zero cost marketing move you can make right now is to write.  Yes, this is the least expensive GAMECHANGER of your life.  If you do this well, you will not have to buy ads, send out mailers, SEO until you are blind, etc

Feb 25, 2020 05:12 PM #47
Rainmaker
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Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FL Probate Agent, Hotel & Land Specialist

Congrats John Henry, Florida Architect on your feature and your content!  Inspiration is a wonderful motivator for many.  You market is on fire.  Here is southeast Florida many luxury homes have become tear downs for modern construction.  Double lots are being sold off for new construction.  Will follow your links to view your product.  

Feb 26, 2020 05:38 AM #48
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Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

How can one not click on a post with a title like yours! Well done! And congratulations! 

I remember when I first started playing in the Rain - I had my first clients & closing as a direct result from blogging just 6 months into it. Needless to say, I was hooked and blogged more or less diligently in the years to come. But then I got too busy to blog & life happened & AR changed etc. and it hasn't been the same since. 

Now I am considering which direction I want to take it to get noticed (more) again and to not just blog to stay with it (which I am currently doing) - niche is the way to go, I think. It does take time which I don't seem to have enough of. One thing I am certain, however, blogging needs to be authentic! Canned content and ghost writers? Not for me. 

Feb 26, 2020 06:09 AM #49
Rainer
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Erik Hiss
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Worthington, OH
You can trust me for all your real estate needs!

Thanks for the insights and I'm sure all of us here on AR could implement most of them!

Feb 26, 2020 07:59 AM #50
Rainmaker
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John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

Hello John Marshall - FORE!   Yes, really, the tenth reason is totally without fault.  It is the most reasonable and free (except for your time to write) and most effective I think!  Thank you

Hi Eileen Burns Thanks for your comment.  I have been in Central Florida for over 30 years and am interested in the Palm Beach market and Ft. Lauderdale.  Here is a link to some modern house designs: https://www.dreamhomedesignusa.com/transitional-multigenmodernhouses

Hello Andrea Bedard   It looks like you have already achieved Rich, and are also likely Famous as a result of it!!  NOW you can write a book about how you were so successful!!  Blogging will get people interested you, no doubt.  Thanks and best wishes!
Hello Erik Hiss I hope you can benefit from blogging!

Feb 26, 2020 08:20 AM #51
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

John Henry, Florida Architect - I said it before; I'll say it again. You're a breath of fresh air on ActiveRain. Thank you for your willingness to write great content and to share wonderful ideas. As with anything else, practice makes a difference. 

Congratulations on a great feature story!

Feb 26, 2020 12:37 PM #52
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Catherine Ulrey
Keller Williams Capital City - Salem, OR
Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist

Well said!  I drifted away from blogging for 2-3 years, and am so glad to be back.  

Feb 26, 2020 09:13 PM #53
Rainmaker
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John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

Hi Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP   Thanks for being an ardent supporter and hope you are well!  It now takes quite a bit to come up with something of interest and after this particular blog I am having difficulty imagining a feature that can top this entry.  HA!  

Hello Catherine Ulrey   Blog a little, get ahead a lot!!  Best wishes!

Feb 27, 2020 08:42 AM #54
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I don't think blogging means you can stop other kinds of advertising, but it's certainly a good supliment.

Feb 27, 2020 02:41 PM #55
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Love this post!  You hit the nail on the head with this post. Writing is many things to many people, but your targeting isolation was something I've never seen anyone write about.  That's exactly why I started writing many years ago.  I was alone at night a lot with all of my daughter's having moved out of state and no family in Arizona.  Writing became a nightly event, along with making many firends online.  The therapeutic effects of writing also are rarely discussed.  Writing is  a great way to also become a better speaker, building confidence as well.  Excellent! 

Mar 01, 2020 02:47 PM #56
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Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Really good article, but even more exciting is your postscript about having your article accepted by a major publication. Congratulations! Be sure to share when it's out!

Mar 07, 2020 08:29 PM #57
Rainmaker
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John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

Hi Tammy Lankford, of course you can't stop other forms of advertising.  Blogging is obviously free here on AR and can get you a big bang for the time and effort.  Thank you.

Hello Jan Green  Yes, therapeutic aspect of writing anything is positive. A little research also opens you up to other ideas and methods.  Writing well is so important in the business world and yes, it does help you with organizing thoughts to put into a better speech and builds confidence.  Thank you!

Hi Mimi Foster  Thanks for your kudos.  I have the article written and posted right now.  Send me an email for a link.  

Mar 08, 2020 10:00 AM #58
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