Using Instagram Stories to Generate Business

Since they first appeared on the app in 2016, Instagram Stories have grown significantly in popularity. What many thought to be a “copycat” of Snapchat has now become a highly valuable resource for influencers looking to make an impact and spread the word about their businesses. Recipe accounts, for example, have used stories to create… Read more »


How to Actually Connect Using Instagram

In previous posts, we’ve discussed how valuable Instagram is for business professionals. While creating an Instagram account that’s engaging is extremely beneficial, understanding how to leverage the platform to build a genuine following is what’s needed if you want a real return on your investment. But, how do you connect with those who matter on… Read more »


Create a Poll on Your Instagram Story

Instagram offers a wide variety of options for engaging directly with your followers in fun and unique ways. Today on Put a Pin in It, Jessi Carlin shows you how to create an engaging poll on your Instagram Story, that you can use to connect with your leads.   Video Transcript If you’re using Instagram… Read more »



How to Crush Instagram as a REALTOR®

As an agent, you’ve probably heard countless times that you should be on Instagram. From networking to keeping in touch with clients, it’s obvious that the benefits are vast. But what exactly goes into managing a “winning” account? We took it to the streets, and asked three influential agents with large followings the secrets behind… Read more »


Building Relationships with Instagram

Having an Instagram profile for your business won’t separate you from the pack anymore. The real test is using it to your advantage on a regular basis to increase engagement and make connections with other users. Thriving on Instagram is all about the effort you put forth. By paying attention to small details, you’ll be… Read more »


Ep. 23: Recap of the Disrupt Tour

It’s no surprise that we live in an age where things are being disrupted left and right. As a service based sales professional, it’s imperative to leverage new technology to disrupt the market and stay ahead of your competition. In this episode of Stay Paid, Luke and Josh give a recap of the Disrupt Tour… Read more »


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Here’s What Not to Say When You Post on Social Media

In the social media world, the dos and don’ts stretch across a vast terrain. While we’ve covered everything from creating boosted posts on Facebook to garnering real relationships using Instagram, it’s time to take a dive into the copy, particularly, the type that you shouldn’t be using. For starters, regardless of the platform, social media… Read more »



Interview with Tiffany Beltran: How to Brand Yourself on Social Media

Let’s face it: breaking into the real estate industry takes an immense amount of grit—something that rising star Tiffany Beltran knows all too well. Fortunately, her determination has paid off tenfold. In the past two years, she has not only closed an abundance of deals, but also has built a notable presence on Instagram. In… Read more »


The Best Golden Nuggets from Stay Paid in 2019

Ep 112: The Top 7 Golden Nuggets of 2019

   Every week on Stay Paid, hosts Luke Acree and Josh Stike pride themselves on having conversations with top producers from all industries and unearthing “golden nuggets” of wisdom and actionable advice that you can use to grow your business. We’ve been mining the archives, and, this week, we’re excited to share some of… Read more »


Creating a Facebook Ad

How to Create a Facebook Open House Ad

Are you looking to launch an engaging, targeted Facebook ad for your open house, listing, or other product or service?   Today on Put a Put a Pin in It, Andrea Tremper gives step by step instructions for creating an effective targeted ad that will really get results. Video Transcription Whatever line of work you’re… Read more »