The Geek Estate Community. What Exactly is It?
I’ve been asked a few times what members can expect from the new private community of creatives/innovators making real estate, financial independence, & home ownership more accessible using technology.
You can read about the vision here.
The focus of the community is two fold:
- Curate the most incredible and diverse membership of the real estate creatives, doers, and creators in the world.
- Make our members wildly successful in their careers building real estate companies.
In terms of logistics, what can community members expect?
Forum: Membership includes membership in a private Facebook group where members can post questions, make connections, and seek advice. Though the “forum” is on Facebook now, the plan is to migrate to a standalone platform such as Mighty Networks once we have more members (50+).
Email Newsletter: On a weekly or bi-weekly basis, I curate news and deliver strategic industry and product insights via a private newsletter. Over time, more and more of my content will be shared privately with the community rather than publicly on this blog.
Ad Inventory: Some ad inventory on the blog is reserved for founding members’ companies. Geek Estate Blog reaches 10,000-15,000 visits per month, but there’s no guarantee of reach for an individual member. A couple 180 x 150 slots are devoted to paid members, all members’ ads are placed into a “group”, and the system rotates through all the ads in the group. Obviously, the more members we attract, the less ad inventory each member will receive (which favors early adopters who sign up early). If you want 100% share of voice, you can sponsor at $500 per month. If you’re okay being put into the founding member rotation without any guarantees, then become a member.
Consulting: I’ve stopped taking all small consulting projects. Therefore, anyone who wants my time/help/attention going forward will be directed to join the community. I’ll do whatever I can to help members, but won’t be spending time with non-member entrepreneurs anymore. If you’re not serious enough to spend $97 for a 3 month membership (less for founding members), the chances you’ll implement any advice I’d give you are fairly minimal. And if you’re not going to implement (or at a minimum seriously consider) my advice, you’re wasting my time as well as your own. Keep in mind $97 is less than one hour of my time on a short term consulting basis. Worst case, as a member you’ll receive my time and advice. Best case, you receive advice from an entire community of knowledgeable & diverse advisers.
Interested in joining? Discounted pricing is available for 24 more founding members — then pricing will go to regular price of $32.33 per month.