Austin TX Real Estate - Hill Country Austin Lakeway Homes for Sale: How Do You Become a Sponsored Conversation?

How Do You Become a Sponsored Conversation?

Have you heard of this phrase called "Sponsored Conversation"?  I had never heard of it until today, but I've read a couple of news clips about it, and how it's becoming more and more popular.

I wanna be part of it!!  How do I become a Sponsored Conversation?

For those who are in th dark, like I was, and still kinda am, a sponsored conversation is where a company pays you, either with money, products, or incentives, for you to blog about their product for the world to see.  Sound familiar?  There's a lot of it going on within the ActiveRain community.

However, from what I'm reading, in each and every blog, you are supposed to acknowledge that you have been "paid" for your opinion.  That part, I know for a fact, is not a rule all those Growth Leader testers are doing, though some are.

With companies like Ford offering up the use of a car, and Sears giving out $500 gift cards, and HP giving out free printers... I want part of this!!

There are so many companies doing this, how do I get on the bandwagon of FREE stuff??  My opinion can be bought, to an extent... As long as I believe in the product, I have no squabbles of letting the world know how great the product is.

Any corporate people out there reading this?  I could use a new car!!

Comment balloon 16 commentsDonna Harris • March 03 2009 11:27AM

Comments

Donna- I never heard of this, let us know if you receive any offers!

Posted by Joseph D. Federico, Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate (Donahue Real Estate Co.) over 9 years ago

Joseph, I'll definitely let you know.  I kept this "public" so Google Juice could post it out there for me for those "big" companies to find!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 9 years ago

This is going on all around us --- not sure how to get in the loop -- but is is going on more than one would think.

Posted by Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes (Benjamin Realty LLC) over 9 years ago

another way to do this is to promote affiliate products as well.  kind of the same concept.  more and more people are doing that nowadays.  it's fine IMO as long as people provide good information as opposed to spam. 

Posted by John Jones (Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty) over 9 years ago

I heard that Marker Leader is offering free trials for sponsored conversation. I called for one, but they don't work with my board of realtors.

Posted by Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen (Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Bob & Carolin, That's what I heard, though I have no idea why I  had not heard about it until today.

John, Are you going to give me a free car if I refer all my clients to you?  J/k Hope to see you this afternoon at class!

Vickie, Don't bother with ML. It's a waste, you're not missing anything. You can do a search for my blog about it, and I'll leave it at that.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 9 years ago

I had been approached about this with a lead generator company to try their service and blog about it in the past Donna, but declined it. Let us know if you sign up with someone.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 9 years ago

Only 80,000 of these and you can buy a car!

Donna, I'll give you a shiny quarter for every time you blog about me, and why buyers and sellers alike should utilize my services!!!

After about 80,000 blogs, you'll have enough to buy yourself a $20,000 car!!!

But all kidding aside, if you find out about this "Sponsored Conversation" please let us know.

 

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) over 9 years ago

I tell you Donna, you always have these neat TOYS to play with, and you constantly find more toys to play with, I wanna play to so SHARE!! ok! you always do!  BTW I am addicted to this AR thing! what did you do to me : -)))))

Posted by Jesse Vasquez, "APPROVED” (Graystone Mortgage LLC) over 9 years ago

Gary, And if it's the one I think it was, it's good that you said NO!

Craig, I think I would need a little more than a quarter for my time.  Your name is not that easy to type!

Jesse, Yes, it's addicting.  We got off on an AR tangent during my Internet class today.  They're alll going to join and I warned them it's addicting and to control themselves.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 9 years ago

and you go to class too? internet class? see what I mean

Posted by Jesse Vasquez, "APPROVED” (Graystone Mortgage LLC) over 9 years ago

Jesse, I wrote the class and TEACH the class.... "Creating an Internet Presence and Converting Cyberleads".  2 hours MCE credit! 

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 9 years ago

Hey Donna, I have never heard of this but would like to know what you find out. And yes I am jealous, please consider offering your class as a webnar next time.

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) over 9 years ago

Teresa, I haven't figured anything out yet. As for the class, I need to look into how PayPal really works as I've never been on the receiving end, but if I'm going to do a webinar, I need to see how people would pay. I'll let you know what I find out, but it'll probably be something I don't do until I complete my move.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 9 years ago

Hey Donna - if you're anywhere near the SXSW Interactive conference 3/14-17, I'll be giving rides in the Ford Flex. I'd be happy to have you along.

Normally, we give influencers an opportunity to drive our vehicles for up to a week so they can experience what it's like to have them in their daily lives. The sponsorship referenced above was for an influencer who demonstrated her enthusiasm for and desire to own a Flex. She's got an established community and is well respected among her peers.

Always happy to talk with you mor about this. I'm @ScottMonty on Twitter and my personal blog is at http://www.scottmonty.com

 

Scott Monty

Global Digital Communications

Ford Motor Company

http://thefordstory.com

Posted by Scott Monty over 9 years ago

Scott, Thank you for your response. So cool!  Actually, I won't be in Austin during the SxSW activities, but I'll touch base with you next week. Thanks!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 9 years ago

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