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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Today I got 11 emails asking to guest blog on my site. That was 11 clicks into spam. 

Jan 28, 2020 04:18 PM
Rainmaker
135,031
Dario Ferreira
Attleboro, MA
Internet Marketing

Two different things at play here.

1) When someone asks to guest blog on your website, they are looking to get backlinks - it's an SEO play.

2) Influencer posts are done for the eyeballs - it's an advertising/marketing play.

It could be a combination of the two if the website guest blogging has a huge number of visitors, but, that's often not the case.

Jan 28, 2020 04:05 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

 I found it interesting that Twitter was the lowest paying of all of the social networks. Does it have to do with the popularity of the site (how many 'members') or the class of those members?!!

Jan 28, 2020 10:04 PM
Rainmaker
3,685,692
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Could I get paid?  Possibly.  Is it something I am inclined to do?  Not likely.  

Jan 28, 2020 07:52 PM
Rainmaker
2,559,854
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

This is not a new concept...Every movie star who an agency agrees to represent is told a set of rules upfront. Rule #1: Don't believe what we say about you and #2: we get a percentage of everything you make. $$$ there

Jan 28, 2020 05:18 PM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
There's no place like home.

Hey, I'd like to get paid for hyping my OWN business!

Jan 28, 2020 04:24 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

LOL I hyped other people's businesses on the air for over 20 years, and got paid for doing so. So that's a yes.

In our business . . . it may be doable and yet careful avoidance of 'bias' would be tricky. 

 

Jan 28, 2020 03:45 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Annette,

A lot of money can be made!  However at that point one is biased, which is something we do not want to be...we have been offered "influencer" positions and have refused.  It does not match our brand or who we are.

A good friend of ours used to review the luxury goods industry.  Some of the brands sent her expensive gifts which she sent back.  If they insisted that she keeps the item, she would disclose on the site that they refused to take it back.

Walt Mossberg who used to review tech for the Wall Street, sent every single gadget back that he was sent to review...

A

Jan 28, 2020 03:24 PM
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Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 702-574-8102

In real estate, agents are better served focusing on building trusted client relaionships, testing their marketing and watering their farm.  

Hype is a fleeting thing.  Here today, gone tomorrow.  When the ____ hits the fan in a transaction, hype's not gonna help you!

Jan 28, 2020 03:01 PM
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Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
Glad to be of Service 661-714-1643

I'm such a small speck in the universe that I could not think that my "influence" had any bearings at all. Well, except for my fellow agents that has no clue about the procedures that are needed, selling a mobile home.

Jan 29, 2020 04:57 AM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Worth it, IF you had 250k or more followers, which doesn't happen accidentally.

Jan 29, 2020 03:26 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I may need to get a few more followers before I can consider myself to be an Influencer.

Jan 28, 2020 11:29 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Influencers - my mind thinks "fake" news.  This also causes my mind to think of all the fake agent reviews out there - the good, the bad, and the horribly ugly. I focus my time and energy on positive, constructive marketing.  Paid influences ... no, thank you.

Jan 29, 2020 08:38 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

If I'm ever paid for being an "influencer" then either I'm so super successful as a real estate Broker that I don't need their money, or I've failed at life so hard that all I have to show is a boat load of followers because of stupid borderline pornographic pics. 

Jan 30, 2020 09:17 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I generally do not use guest bloggers.

Jan 29, 2020 03:57 PM