Blogging Boot Camp Classes [Updated May 2016]

Education & Training with ActiveRain University

ActiveRain Bloggin Boot Camp

Our fundamental blog training on ActiveRain is our Blogging Boot Camp series. This post is a hub to keep you updated on the most recent recordings from Blogging Boot Camp, as well as a way for you to sign up for the next live series of classes for Blogging Boot Camp. 

Blogging Boot Camp is a series of classes that gives you the fundamental understanding of how to get your blog posts to rank, what you should be writing about to get in front of interested consumers in your market, how to get your information in front of as many consumers as possible and also how to use calls to action in your blog posts to drive traffic to your website and generate leads for your business. 


Blogging Boot Camp Class 1: The SEO of Blogging -  How to Get Your Blog Ranked in the Search Engines

Watch the Full Recording of the Class Here

This is possibly the most important class related to ActiveRain. We want you ranking well in the search engines so people will find the things you've written. This class will give you the tools and the understanding to do that. You will learn:

  • The Long Tail and what that means
  • Why picking a target is important
  • How to go about selecting your keywords
  • What elements on the page can help your content rank better
  • Some commonly missed opportunities for SEO

This is a core class for understanding how to maximize your RainMaker account and how to get your content to rank well in the search engines. 


Blogging Boot Camp Class 2: Lead Generation: How to Ensure Your Blog Generates Leads

Watch the Full Recording of the Class Here

Learn to generate leads with your blog posts using calls to action! You can be doing everything right, but if you don't have the tools to convert traffic to leads, you are missing out on a major step of the online funnel. In this class, we'll look at:

  • Where should your links be going for the most impact?
  • How do you get people to consume more of your content beyond the first page they land on
  • How can you use visual aids to increase the chances of someone taking the action you want them to take
  • What kind of value can you offer on your blog in order to get consumers to give up their info

The session is valuable in understanding the importance of your blog in your overall online strategy and how to maximize the impact of each post you write.

We'll show you some best practices in this class, so by the time it's done, you'll have all the tools you need to generate leads for your business.


Blogging Boot Camp Class 3: Keywords and What to Blog About

Watch the Full Recording of the Class Here

What kind of phrases are consumers searching for that could lead them to your content? What type of content does a successful real estate blog have in it? What are some fundamental posts that every agent should have in their blog? In this class, you will learn:

  • What is the Long Tail and how do you target it?
  • What are the 5 best types of blogs you can produce
  • If you only have a limited time devoted to blogging what gets the best return

Join ActiveRain Community Evangelist Bob Stewart to tackle one of the most challenging parts of blogging - choosing what to write about.




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Comments (96)

Marcella Chrisman
Keller Williams - Glendale, AZ
Real Estate Agent Glendale Arizona Sold By chella

These classes sound like something I could benefit from. Thank you for offering classes to help keep things and for beginners. 

Aug 02, 2014 12:04 AM
Pamela Madore
The Pamela Madore Group - Amarillo, TX
Team Work Makes The Dream Work

Love classes!

Aug 02, 2014 09:45 AM
Anita Allen
Levin Rinke Realty - 850-377-4410 - Pace, FL
Your Realtor for NW Florida, Pace/Milton/Pensacola

What is the difference between a rainer and a rainmaker?  I am new to AR and noticed it in the comments on this post.

Aug 23, 2014 03:10 AM
Jeff Jensen
The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states - Greenwich, CT

I guess repetition is a marketing tool that bears its gift over and over.

Sep 10, 2014 08:15 AM
Sharon Paxson
Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties - Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Real Estate

I also bookmarked this post and thanks for sharing this information, there is always new information to learn.

Sep 11, 2014 01:14 AM
Lisa Perry - NMLS # 276329
FHA, VA, Jumbo, Downpayment Assistance, Conv. - Fairfax, VA
Northern VA - VHDA, 100% Loans - Jumbo Loans

Its always good to get a refresher on how we could make our blogs better.

Sep 14, 2014 07:40 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Your success is up to you and reading, learning, applying what is proven to work. Be the best, work hard to achieve more with AR continuing education!

Sep 19, 2014 09:26 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Very helpful for me. I'm new to blogging and need all of this, so thank you for making learning easier!

Sep 24, 2014 10:29 AM
Scott Webster
William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance - Wilton, CT

Looking forward to learn more!

Oct 30, 2014 10:18 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

ActiveRain University - time for me for a refresher course, it seems.

Oct 30, 2014 04:10 PM
Frank Castaldini
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in San Francisco

Im feeling like recharging my Active Rain batteries.  How is everyone else doing with ActiveRain.  I have been inactive for awhile but feel like wriiting a few new posts.  Are people getting the google juice still?  Thanks in advance for any answers.

Frank Castaldini 415.846.1899

Nov 02, 2014 06:14 AM
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES

Frank Castaldini -I just started recharging my Activerain batteries this month myself. So I know exactly what you mean. Entered the 30 for 30 November Blog Contest, Have to rebuild my website to generate traffic again and get some good home buyer and seller leads. 

Nov 18, 2014 10:59 AM
Debra B Albert, PA - Keyes Realty
Keyes Realty Treasure Coast, 34986 - Port St Lucie, FL
Ron and Debbie 772.708.3292

I write posts most days and some days more than 1.  I have some landing pages that I blog to for buyer and seller reports, community posts and local market updates (for the most part).  I Love Active Rain!  Debbie

Feb 20, 2015 02:47 AM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Going to recharge some AR blogging batteries -in particular re-take and review the classes at the ActiveRain Blogging Boot Camp.  Have a feeling my batteries are very weak or nonexistent :)  Need to review those classes. Came over from AR member, Debbie Gartner's post. 

Jun 07, 2015 09:54 AM
David J. Caracausa
The Premier Properties Group - North Wales, PA

Great stuff, very helpful. Thanks for the post.

Aug 12, 2015 10:47 PM
Mary Catchur
Marimark Mortgage - Tampa, FL

The bootcamp can help you with all your blog marketing.  It's very much worth the time to learn about ActiveRain blogging.

Sep 15, 2015 08:17 AM
Jim Frey
Vestisure Consulting - Ocala, FL
Personal & Real Estate Funding

I have some work to do today...and tomorrow!

Apr 12, 2016 03:29 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

There it is. I am not sure how current it is today.

Aug 23, 2016 05:41 AM
Shahar Hillel
Encino, CA
Mortgage Consultant, Loan Officer.

Thank you for the information.

Nov 24, 2016 05:55 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

A review can always be helpful because in the process of doing real estate we forget things. I'll check it out.

Nov 25, 2016 06:33 AM