David Aanderud's Blog: What is this "RainMaker Upgrade" and what is it good for?

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What is this "RainMaker Upgrade" and what is it good for?

This is a question that I get to answer many times per day and wanted to shed some light on the subject........Man Confused

ActiveRain is a fantastic place to network with your peers and build relationships that are not possible, or at least much more difficult, without this platform. However, if you are not a RainMaker you will be missing out on perhaps the most important function of ActiveRain....the ability to reach customers that don't know you.

Simply put, the RainMaker Upgrade allows you to blog publicly on ActiveRain. However, it is so much more than that.

Imagine if you were able to take common customer search terms like; Open House, Foreclosure Homes for SaleVacant LandWaterfront PropertyGated Golf Course SubdivisionMountain View Home for sale or Lake XYZ Homes for sale? These search terms when coupled with the neighborhood/city and state for the area you work are very common searches made by customers that haven't found their real estate agent yet.


Imagine if customers found you instead of you looking for them? You have a beautiful website but how are you driving traffic? What would that do for your lead conversion?


Need some examples?

Try to Google search the following:

Copper Bluffs Search Result

"Copper Bluffs Mesquite NV"

"Condos for Sale in Mesquite NV"

"Rivers Bend Mesquite NV"

"Open House Mesquite NV"

"Vacant Land Mesquite NV"

"First Time Home Buyers Mesquite NV"

"Tax Credit Mesquite NV"

Virginia Hepp is on the first page of Google for nearly any search that pertains to Mesquite NV real estate. The results you see are the results from blogging on ActiveRain and syndicating to Localism and her Mesquite NV Real Estate Blog. What has this done for her business?


So now that we have established what the RainMaker allows you to do, lets address what you get and how much it costs and what you get.


Features of the RainMaker Upgrade:


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That is correct, for a mere $5 ActiveRain gives you the opportunity to use the RainMaker product for 30 days with absolutely no contract. If you don't get results you simply cancel. Guaranteed results and training so that you cannot fail. After the 30 day trial you can continue for $39/month or pay for a full year at a discounted rate of $29/month.



Once you are upgraded you need to get you enrolled into one of our live Webinars. The training is part of the upgrade, ActiveRain will not allow you to fail.

I hope this answers your questions and lets start to make it rain!!!

Comment balloon 4 commentsDavid Aanderud • October 12 2009 01:52PM


I've had so many people ask me this and I didn't know!  I didn't even know what made me a Rainmaker because I don't pay for anything.  Am I grandfathered or something?

Posted by Liz Moras Migic, Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor over 11 years ago

Liz -since you joined back in early 2008 and you were extremely active you were indeed Grandfathered in. Members who started blogging prior to Feb. 2009 were rewarded since they helped make ActiveRain what it is today.

Posted by David Aanderud over 11 years ago

Hi David, got info.  When we first joined AR we never got into blogging, didn't even know what it was.  So we pay for not being quick enough.  Alls fair in love and war.

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 11 years ago

David. I am going to be the rain maker of all rain makers. Thanks for your help last week.

Posted by Joe Maez, CDPE (The Maez Group at Keller Williams Realty) over 11 years ago