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How to Use the BiggerPockets Social Network To Build your Real Estate Investing Business

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Learn how to effectively use the real estate investing social network, BiggerPockets.com - home of 97,000+ members and 350,000 monthly unique visitors. …

Learn how to effectively use the real estate investing social network, BiggerPockets.com - home of 97,000+ members and 350,000 monthly unique visitors.

Presentation includes the 3 Keys to Success for using the site, which are applicable for using any other social network - such as Facebook, Google+, etc - as well.

1 - Completing Your Profile
2 - Staying Active & Engaging
3 - Building and Expanding Your Network

If you're looking to expand your fledgling or large-scale real estate investing business, BiggerPockets can help . . .

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    • 1. How to Use BiggerPockets To Build your Real Estate Network and Grow Your BusinessJoshua DorkinFounder / CEOwww.biggerpockets.com
    • 2. BiggerPockets is a one stop-shop website that simplifies and enhances networking, deal making, data evaluation, education, marketing and transactions for real estate investors & real estate professionals.Photo: Flickr - marc e marc
    • 3. The Buzz 93,000+ Members 340,000 Monthly Unique Visitors (May 2012)Photo: Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/aussiegall/345009210/
    • 4. 3 Keys to SuccessPhoto: Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/wneuheisel/3923470620/
    • 5. #1 Completing your profilePhoto: Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/gugugagaa/5378186359/
    • 6. #2 Staying Active and EngagingPhoto: Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/gugugagaa/5378186359/
    • 7. #3 Building and expandingyournetwork
    • 8. Completing Your Profile www.biggerpockets.com/basics
    • 9. Be truthful about your background and experience.
    • 10. Upload a personal profile photo of your face.Photo: Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/scjn/5423307327/
    • 11. Fill in ALL sectionsof your profile in detail.
    • 12. Use relevant keywords in Your profile descriptionsPhoto: Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/stribs/6845725834/
    • 13. Staying Active and EngagingPhoto: Flickrhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/stirlingcouncil/5453496276/
    • 14. Participate, share, and get involved in conversations on our forums, blogs and your dashboard.Photo: Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/8136496@N05/3570163270/
    • 15. Be consistent and responsive in your participation.Photo: Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/adrianv/5123245748/
    • 16. Set up a regular schedule for your participation.Photo: Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarahreido/4442226810/
    • 17. The more value your bring to others, the more likely people will want to connect and do business with you.Photo: Flickrhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/exfordy/2950573720/
    • 18. You can grow your business without advertisingPhoto: Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/66176388@N00/5436227257/
    • 19. Tips for EngagingPhoto: Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/dullhunk/5209515801/
    • 20. Before anything else, introduce yourself to the community in our New Member Introductions Forum.Photo: Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/dermotohalloran/5503138833/
    • 21. Do NOT Sell or Promote ANYTHING until you’ve spent some time participating on the forums, blogs &dashboardPhoto: Flickrhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/laszlo-photo/2657752330/
    • 22. The more often others see you contributing value, the better your odds of building credibility for yourself.Photo: Flickrhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/adam_t4/2310806289/
    • 23. Don’t be afraid to share your opinions, even if others have already said what you’re thinking.Photo: Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/alvesfamily/6708306757/
    • 24. If you’ve spent the time to read an article or thread, take one more minute to share your thoughts.Photo: Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/22244945@N00/3278869535/
    • 25. Building & Expanding Your NetworkPhoto: Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamadams/51633710/
    • 26. Once you start engaging, other users will reach out to contact you. Be responsive to their messages & colleague requests.Photo: Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickskitch/3118738007/
    • 27. Be proactive and send colleague requests to others investors andexperts in your niche, as well as with other investors in your area.
    • 28. Make sure to personalize your request with a message explaining your reasoning for connecting.Photo: Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/psycho-pics/5965531912/
    • 29. Use the site’s invite function to invite those people in the industry that you know. www.biggerpockets.com/invites
    • 30. The more people you’re connectedto, the better your opportunitiesespecially when marketingor soliciting deals & opportunities.
    • 31. Joshua Dorkin www.BiggerPockets.comFounder / CEO @BiggerPockets josh@biggerpockets.com