How to improve your ActiveRain Profile.

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How to improve your ActiveRain Profile.

If we really believe in something, we should be willing to repeat it, repeat it often, write about it and say it out loud.

Luckily, I'm willing to do all of the above.  In fact, when it comes to your ActiveRain Profile and your profiles on all Social Media Sites, I'm back to say, You Need To Improve Your Profile.

I may have mentioned this once or twice before, but there are now several thousand new members that didn't hear it the first time and about 150,000 members that just ignored me. 

Let's try this again:

Your Incomplete Profile Is Hurting Your Image.

Points Or Profile?  Which Is More Important?

Congratulations! Your Profile Has Just Been "Featured".


Your profile is your resume.
  It's very important that you represent who you are, your qualifications, what you do and what you're capable of doing for others.  In addition, you should at least consider how to give your profile powerful SEO content and even include lead capture capabilities, if you desire.

 

Here's my Profile:  Check Me Out!  My Profile is currently valued at 5269 Points and is due for an update. 

Comparatively speaking, I have a lot of Profile Points and my profile is very long.  With enough content you will quickly gain points, but, points should not be your goal.  I've seen very powerful profiles (more powerful in terms of SEO and lead capture than mine) with many less points.   Create YOUR Profile based on appearance, content of value and functionality.

You should start with the most important content.  Make certain that your contact information is complete and accurate.  Then, provide information about who you are and what you do.  You should only provide as much information about yourself, background, experience and skills as you feel necessary.  I've provided several links to allow you or anyone an opportunity to check me out on my Website, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube, in addition to ActiveRain.

The next thing to complete is the Testimonials.  You should include as many as possible.  These are your references provided to other prospects, that may consider working with you.  Having just one reference looks questionable, having 3 is comforting and having a dozen or more is impressive and reassuring. 

The biggest section of your profile provides an opportunity to make a sale before saying a word.  What you include can make the difference between being contacted and being dismissed.  My profile includes a lot of components, which in some cases was included to generate points.  I repeat, your primary goal should not be to max out on the point total.  You should include content that benefits your consumers.  If you offer something of value, demonstrate your uniqueness and fulfill a need, the consumer will contact you.

Remember, all blogs will lead to your profile.  What will people think when they CHECK YOU OUT?


Here are some samples of impressive profiles that will give you some excellent ideas:

.....Tammy Emineth..........Cindy Edwards................Anna Banana................Lenn Harley...........

........Mimi Foster........Sally And David Hanson....Maureen Megowan...Frank And Karen Baker...

........Debb Janes................Nyssa Smith...............Jeanean Gendron.............Jeff Dowler


If you've found other ActiveRain Profiles that should be shared,
leave a comment and I'll check them out.  If they're as good as you say, I'll add them to the list.

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Rainmaker
437,393
Richard Yates
Mission Viejo, CA
Broker and Realtor Orange County, California

Tammie, You are no newbie!  I am happy to kick anyone, even you, in the butt, to move them forward.  Thank you for commenting and best wishes always.

Sep 16, 2011 05:35 PM #170
Rainmaker
179,067
Yvonne Burdette-Van Camp
To Buy and Sell Real Estate, see me at Rhoads Real Estate - Springfield, MO
Yvonne Burdette-Van Camp at Rhoads Real Estate

Oh my goodness, WOW, PHENOMENIAL!!!!   Where to start?    I love how you add video!   Interesting enough the profile is what we did when we first started Active Rain and did not know ANYTHING!   Still feel that way, but boy I see I need to focus!!  Thanks!

Oct 09, 2011 08:50 PM #171
Rainmaker
437,393
Richard Yates
Mission Viejo, CA
Broker and Realtor Orange County, California

Yvonne, I'm glad that you found your way to this post about Profiles.  Your comment is very correct about most people creating a profile, as a NEW member.  However, once you focus attention on the importance of your profile, it will begin to reflect what you wish others to know about you, and how you do business.  Thank you for leaving a comment, and best wishes always.

Oct 17, 2011 10:58 AM #172
Rainmaker
569,715
Chris Smith
Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage - New Tecumseth, ON
South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta

Wow, Richard, what a profile.  I worked on my profile when I started, but not like you have.

So far, I have not found active rain to actually draw clients to me.  For me, it has boosted my presence on the internet and drawn people to my website.  Perhaps if I had a profile like this, I would attract clients through Active Rain.  I will look at and re-work my profile

Oct 18, 2011 12:57 PM #173
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154,413
Lisa Dunham
Keller Williams Realty - Alexandria, VA
REALTOR, MBA, CDPE, Alexandria VA Real Estate, Short Sales

Richard, I am going to have to unsubscribe to your blogs ... lol ... you are giving me too many things to do! :-)  Thanks for sharing the information.  Now, all I need to do is find time to work on it.

Oct 19, 2011 02:49 PM #174
Rainmaker
437,393
Richard Yates
Mission Viejo, CA
Broker and Realtor Orange County, California

Chris, Thank you for checking out this post about profiles, and hopefully, it will encourage you to pump up your profile to the level that you desire. 

Increasing your Internet presence and drawing people to YOUR Profile is exactly what you should want from ActiveRain.  Let their Google Authority Ranking create the magnet to draw them to your blogs, and then you give them reasons to engage with your profile, which should lead them to YOUR WEBSITE, and off of ActiveRain.  The sooner you get a lead away from AR and it's 215,000 other (mostly) AGENTS, the better.  ActiveRain helps you attract leads, but YOU must capture and service those leads.  Good luck and best wishes always.

Oct 19, 2011 03:16 PM #175
Rainmaker
437,393
Richard Yates
Mission Viejo, CA
Broker and Realtor Orange County, California

Lisa, Even if you Unsubscribe you will still seek me out.  I'm the drug that you crave, even if I do create more work from you.  We both know that what I'm recommending, is good for you.  Best wishes always.

Oct 19, 2011 03:23 PM #176
Rainmaker
40,880
Andrew Ostrander
Ostrander Real Estate Group - Phoenix, AZ
Ostrander Real Estate Group

I think I will be referring to this in the future as I get the profile more and more complete.  Great job and reminding everyone it is still about getting in front of the clients and doing a great job for them.

Sep 04, 2012 10:40 PM #177
Rainmaker
437,393
Richard Yates
Mission Viejo, CA
Broker and Realtor Orange County, California

Andrew, Thank you and good luck with continuing to update your profile while making it more complete.  Best wishes always.

Nov 05, 2012 04:34 PM #178
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72,287
John J. Woods
Aardvark Appraisals - Palm Desert, CA

 

   I have yet to sign on as a Rainmaker and I no longer appraise, but I am a general contractor, so my Profile is in dire need of an overhaul.  I will be making many changes to it in the near future and will keep this handy so I can 'hit the ground running' as a Rainmaker.  Thanks...

 

Nov 06, 2012 09:31 AM #179
Rainmaker
492,212
Frank & Karen Baker
Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty - Sunset Beach, NC
Professional Help with Rapid Responses...

Richard ~> Great mention today in Bob Stewart's blog!! Can I hire you to improve mine??

Nov 07, 2012 02:21 PM #180
Rainmaker
437,393
Richard Yates
Mission Viejo, CA
Broker and Realtor Orange County, California

John, Becoming a Rainmaker will allow you to actually reach the consumers in the area that you'll be doing General Contracting.   Having an impressive Profile will go a long way in convincing prospects that you're the right person for the job, whatever that job may be.  Good luck and best wishes always.

Nov 07, 2012 05:35 PM #181
Rainmaker
437,393
Richard Yates
Mission Viejo, CA
Broker and Realtor Orange County, California

Frank and Karen, I saw Bob's Blog this afternoon and have been busy updating and revising all of My Profile Related Posts that he mentioned.  ;-) 

As I recall, YOU'VE been highlighted as an example of having a Good Profile, by me.  Keep doing what you've been doing and do it better, when you know you can and have the time to do it better.  Best wishes always.    

Nov 07, 2012 05:41 PM #182
Rainmaker
524,075
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. "Said and Done!" - Merrick, NY
Long Island's South Shore Real Estate Agent

I guess it's time for me to invest a little more effort. Jeff Dowler's put mine to shame.

Nov 07, 2012 06:52 PM #183
Rainmaker
437,393
Richard Yates
Mission Viejo, CA
Broker and Realtor Orange County, California

Jill, Take the best that Jeff has to offer on his Profile, mix it with some good stuff from other Profiles and make Your Profile the best that it can be.  ;-)  Good luck and best wishes always.

Nov 07, 2012 07:29 PM #184
Rainmaker
208,938
Dana Hollish Hill
Buyer's Edge Company, Inc. - Bethesda, MD
Vice President & Associate Broker

Yes. Your profile is well designed and so easy to read. I guess I need to get to work on mine right away. I feel like I was filling in the blanks.

Nov 08, 2012 08:59 AM #185
Rainmaker
437,393
Richard Yates
Mission Viejo, CA
Broker and Realtor Orange County, California

Dana, With a little time invested, YOU can have a Great Looking Profile that will be working for you 24/7.  I took a quick look at your current Profile and just sent you a brief email.  Let me know when you've pumped it up a bit and I'll check it out again.  ;-)  Good luck and best wishes always.  

Nov 08, 2012 09:07 AM #186
Rainmaker
38,285
Jody Siano
Keller Williams Princeton - Princeton, NJ
With You Every Step

Thanks for reminding me. I'm adding my testimonials right now.

Jan 12, 2014 02:35 PM #187
Rainmaker
38,285
Jody Siano
Keller Williams Princeton - Princeton, NJ
With You Every Step

Thanks for reminding me. I'm adding my testimonials right now.

Jan 12, 2014 02:35 PM #188
Rainmaker
437,393
Richard Yates
Mission Viejo, CA
Broker and Realtor Orange County, California

Hi Jody, Testimonials are a gift that keeps on giving.  ;-)  Best wishes always.

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