"Rain-vitations!" Your Ticket to a Higher Point Score - Blog Tips for Rain Drips

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Real Estate Broker with Keller Williams West Sound Realty

It's no secret.... The genius of this platform? ....It's in the points!

Seriously,... forget about all the great information, the social networking, and all the potential business it generates. We Want Points

Just put a bunch of "Type A" personalities in the same virtual room, tell them they're competing for status & position by earning points, and watch the 'FRENZY' begin!

Now, granted, there are some who take this point thing just a little TOO seriously! But for the majority of us, it simply adds to the fun and enjoyment of participating in the Rain.

(Who are we kidding? We'd sell our own Mothers if it would help us achieve top spot in our State, right? Well, okay, maybe not 'Mom,' but maybe that annoying little brother or sister, eh!)

For some of you newer members, you may be asking yourself, "What hope is there for me? How can I ever hope to catch up to some of the veteran players who've racked up a gazillion points already?"

 Well, don't despair, Buckwheat! You too can become the Big Cheese in your respective town, city, county, or even State, by following one simple, seemingly overlooked strategy.....

 

                     ......by 'Inviting Others' to the Rain!

Down at the bottom left-hand side of your "My Home" page, you'll find the link that says, Invite Others Bonus Points for inviting real estate agents

Click on that link, and it will take you to the 'Invitation Page,' where you can enter your colleague's name, e-mail address, write a short personalized note encouraging them to join our beloved community, and hit 'Send Invitation!'

It's that simple!

For every person you get to join the Network, you receive 50 points! Then, after that, you receive 10% of ALL the points that person earns from there on out!

 We have a member here in Washington State who has nearly 70,000 points! He's only posted 3 articles, made 9 comments, so almost ALL of his points are from inviting others to the Network! Imagine how much more he could do if he were actively participating?

If you look at some of our Top Scoring members, almost all of them have 10's of Thousands of points as a result of 'Inviting Others.' Granted, they've all worked hard to achieve their ranking. Effective blogging takes time, hard work, and commitment. But 'Inviting Others' to benefit and contribute to this platform is a major part of their success. And it can be a part of Your success too!

So start Inviting a couple of people a week, and watch your numbers climb!

Your Mother will most definitely appreciate it!

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Rich Jacobson is a licensed real estate professional providing knowledgeable empowerment and relentless representation for his clients of residential properties and vacant land throughout all of Kitsap County WA and portions of Pierce, Mason, and Jefferson Counties. You can also find him at KitsapLife.com, SOUNDBITEBLOG and Crabbing in the Hood, or e-mail:  kitsapagent@gmail.com

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The point system is awesome, but I think it is time to get creative with new ways to earn points.  In the hayday when AR was free to set up a blog I think it was probably much easier to invite people with some success.  Any other tips on some of these bonus points and linking points?

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Bruce & Sandy:   I still think that one of the most effective ways of garnering points is inviting other to the Rain. On your 'My Home' page on the lower left column is a link 'Invite Others.' If you click on that, you'll find a link similar to this:

http://activerain.com/action/referrals/rich

Whenever you invite someone to the Rain, take the time to sit down with them and actually help them log on with this link. Then, help them with the 5 minutes it takes to set-up a basic profile.

This ensures that you get credit for inviting them, and they'll appreciate you taking the time to help them get started!

March 03, 2009 01:10 AM
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Maureen McCabe
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I've invited two members passively since the membership changes.  I don't think the changes are going to kill invites.  

Something creative (to earn points) to get people involved in ActiveRain is always fun!!!!!

March 03, 2009 05:42 AM
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Kim Scott
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Thank you Rich for all the knowledge I am gleaning from you as a newbie.  Your tips are walking me through this in an easy to understand way (and helping me figure out this point thing along the way)

 

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Kim:  It thrills me to know that someone is deriving value/benefit from something I've written. Thanks! Feel free to shoot me an email if you ever get stuck or need some help!

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