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The ActiveRain Ambassador Program

 

The ActiveRain Ambassador Program

Today we are launching the new 'ActiveRain Ambassador' program for members of the ActiveRain community.  We have been kicking around the idea of setting up this program for months now and think we have finally come up with something that will work well and benefit ALL members of the network.  What is an "ActiveRain Ambassador" and how does this program work? 

Since the inception of ActiveRain, there has always been a "Pay It Forward" spirit amongst our membership.  Invitations sent out by members were often followed up with courtesy calls to help new members get acquainted with the basics of the site.  As new members joined the community, others who had been around for a while would welcome them by commenting on posts, sending a quick email with suggestions of how to improve, even picking up the phone to call those in their area to say "Welcome Aboard."  We have always had 'ActiveRain Ambassadors', lending a helping hand in whatever capacity they could to get "Newbies" up and running, we've just never had a formal program to reward those willing to give so freely of their time.

The Ambassador Concept and Our Culture

The new 'ActiveRain Ambassador' program will be a formalized way that our ambassadors can call and welcome new members of ActiveRain to the site while at the same time walking them through some basics of the site, including the RainMaker upgrade, and sharing their experiences. Many times it takes new members some time before they figure out the nuances of the site and how it can have such a positive impact on ones business. Having someone to guide you through these first few days and someone to reach out to if you have questions was the foundation of the early days of our network. This foundation is still solid but the shear growth in numbers makes it hard for every new member to find the guidance they need when getting started.

We are going to make sure they get that guidance from the members who have been here for years already making it rain in their own businesses. We want to allow these new members access to the veterans of ActiveRain who have seen the bottom line of their business impacted as a result of their participation on ActiveRain, and we want to reward (a monetary reward......although, TLW, we will probably pay you in shoes) our 'ActiveRain Ambassadors' for helping us indoctrinate new members into our culture.

Here's an outline of what it is and how it will work.  Your feedback and comments are always welcomed!

ActiveRain Ambassadors

"One more step in becoming the social hub of your local real estate market and industry."

Requirements for this position:

  1. Unanimous approval from AR Staff “Ambassador Advisory Council”
  2. Must have three examples of your Blogs at the top of Google.
  3. Must have 100k ActiveRain points.
        (Over time this may be opened up to lower point earners)
  4. Must love the ActiveRain Network
  5. Maintain a minimum level of monthly participation. Required deliverables will be communicated in Independent Contractor agreement all ambassadors must sign
  6. Ambassador position is teaching and support focused. Ambassadors will each compensation when new members that they call sign up for Rainmaker accounts, but 'hard sells' will not be allowed. Again, this is a teaching, networking and support focused program

Ambassador Program Benefits:

a. Public recognition, AR Ambassador Badge
b. Structured program to grow your professional network 
c. Free Outside Blog
d. Free Localism Sponsorship
e. Link to Ambassadors Roster from AR Home Page
f.  First in line for AR swag (logo t-shirts, etc.)  All provided for free to Ambassadors.
g. Special events at industry conferences for Ambassadors.
h. Additional recognition for top Ambassadors. 
i. Access to Ambassador Program Funds to support grass roots gatherings, training
classes, or events, created/hosted by AR Ambassadors.

Signing Up as an ActiveRain Ambassador

Many of you already value the time you spend on ActiveRain and you do some amazing networking through the site. This is a formalized way for you to continue to utilize ActiveRain for some amazing networking opportunities while at the same time taking on an Independent contractor role where we can pay you for helping to train the next generation of ActiveRain Blogging Superstars.

Just imagine being the go to person for hundreds of agents in your area. The networking effect and impact of that kind of exposure is too good to pass up!  :-)

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Comment balloon 19 commentsC Tann-Starr • July 06 2009 06:36PM

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Roland Woodworth, thank you for the shout out! Wouldn't have known this posted until much later if not for you. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

OHHHH! This sounds pretty cool! How did I not know about this program until just now?!? C-Tann you are always on top of every new thing in AR. Way to go girl!!

;)

 

Posted by Betina Foreman, Realtor, C.N.E., with WJK REALTY (WJK Realty) almost 9 years ago

Betina, you should sign up. I'm hoping the bay-bays will give 'em a lot to talk about (LOL). ;-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

This looks like a really great idea!! I love it.

Posted by Stephen Kappre, Helping You Home (KW Hometown) almost 9 years ago

I'm a bay-bay and I totally LOVE this idea!

Although I'm feeling like a bit of a moron after reading this:"Having someone to guide you through these first few days and someone to reach out to if you have questions was the foundation of the early days of our network."

DAYS???!!!

Are you frickin' KIDDING me???

I've been here for MONTHS now and my brain is STILL exploding trying to figure out what the heck is going on!!

Are the Ambassadors going to be part of a long-range sleepover program for new members? Just curious. 

Posted by Coleen DeGroff, Haile Plantation Real Estate - Gainesville FL (eXp Realty) almost 9 years ago

Coleen, can you cook? (LOL).

Steve, it's a grand idea. I want my bay-bays to put in for this.  :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

CTann, Thanks for guiding us to Brad's post. What a fabulous idea. May have to quit real estate just to keep up with AR...but not right now!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 9 years ago

Missed this the first time around.  Thanks for the reblog to let us know what's going on here in the Rain.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) almost 9 years ago

LOL @ Margaret. I hope you apply. :-)

Christine, you are very welcome. Toss your hat into the ring bay-bay. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

C: I was suprised you was not all over this...  This is gonna bea great program and opportunity... Looking forward toworking with you.. :P

Posted by Roland Woodworth, Q Realty - Power In Real Estate (Q Realty) almost 9 years ago

Roland, still squabbling with the brick and mortars (LMAO). I am in the middle of a cyber-audit from hell. We're having fun with it, though. You know what they say about statistics (LOL) ;-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

Hmmmmm.....you will have to tell..

Posted by Roland Woodworth, Q Realty - Power In Real Estate (Q Realty) almost 9 years ago

Hmmm... do I? There are so many interesting ways one can fill that blank in (LOL). ;-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

C: you are so bad.. has anyone ever told you that ?

Posted by Roland Woodworth, Q Realty - Power In Real Estate (Q Realty) almost 9 years ago

LOL @ Roland. Yup. Among other things... ;-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

Hey...what a great idea Brad has! There's always something new going on around here.

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty,Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes - (Lizette Realty - Lexington KY - Richmond KY) almost 9 years ago

Lizette, I second that and always look forward to the next present they cook up to gift us with. BTW, I owe you a phone call and will try to catch you later on today. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

I see the Ambassador badges have started being issued...

Posted by Roland Woodworth, Q Realty - Power In Real Estate (Q Realty) almost 9 years ago

Ooooooo... Very cool. Let the fun begin (LOL). I have to send more people Brad's link. Thank you, Roland. ;-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

Participate