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As with 2016, 2017 was a banner year here at Carrot and our customers. Here’s a brief snapshot of some great things that happened in 2017.
It was an exceptional year for our Carrot members and another year of HUGE growth for our team and company. With the intention of amplifying our members and “Add humanity back to business and help people regain more precious time for the things that matter in life.”
Let’s recap some of the cool stuff in this quick post!
Watch the CarrotCast 2017 Recap with Trevor and Chris
Listen to the CarrotCast 2017 Recap with Trevor and Chris
Make sure you subscribe to get CarrotCast each week!
2017 Carrot Year-End Review
Carrot members crushed lead generation
9 awesome new features released
The CarrotCast Podcast continues to inspire
Customer Success team worked their tails off
Our team grew (again) and continues to be the innovators of our industry
… and more!
Here we go!
Hundreds Of Thousands Of Leads … You’re Crushing It!
You guys made another forceful charge in 2017. With over 270,000 leads coming in this year (when you DON’T count phone call leads… which we can’t track in Google Analytics currently) you’re pulling in more PPC, SEO, and social media online leads as a collective group than any other real estate investor lead generation platform… by far. Keep crushing it!
52% via Mobile Devices
Which States Converted More Leads? Well…
9 Major NEW Features Launched
Another Core Value of ours is “Consistent Improvement and Innovation“… and both our members and Carrot continued to push this value. In addition to the features, we released in 2017 to help our clients spend less time hassling and time more time focusing on their business …
New Innovative Features we rolled out in 2017 include (but not limited to)…
- Advanced marketer plan
- Keyword ranking tracking
- Stats V2
- Lead manager sessions (merging)
- App cluster upgrades (hosting)
- AgentCarrot beta
And here’s one of the coolest/most effective marketing features for our members that we launched just last week …
Check It Out: Carrot VideoPost Transcription
Carrot’s VideoPost Feature – Turn Your Videos Into SEO Content In Minutes…
We’re Building a Following for the CarrotCast Podcast
We had many amazing comments about the CarrotCast come through our Awesomeness channel this year. Here’s just a couple …
I’m hooked on CarrotCast! The latest interview with the entrepreneur from Germany… was pure awesomeness. A lot of helpful tips about real estate as well as good advice on balancing family life. Keep up the great work!
P.S. you’ve built a great company, you should be very proud. I listen to your carrotcast pods and really appreciate what you guys do. Nice to have a customer focused company in the industry, and your culture is admirable. Cheers!
Top 10 CarrotCast Episodes of 2017
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EP 56: [Case Study] From Junior High School Teacher to $80k/Month Investor in a Competitive Market. How Brian Rockwell Uses Patience and Planning for His Success
It’s awesome because once you know the formula of how to do this, its just do it again and keep going and going and see how you can grow it.
Your first month of online marketing typically is going to be one of your hardest and least productive because you’re really cutting new trail everywhere you go.
I knew from my background that once I did the work, it would keep returning a benefit to me over and over again. Today, I’m reaping the rewards.
When you’re confident with whatever it is, you expect the result. You’re not hoping for it – you expect it. So you can say “hey, here’s what we’re going to do and you can just lead.” I think when you’re starting out, your confidence is more like you’re not sure what to do, and I think that is picked up on.
Within that first year I got more leads, 10x more leads, on the InvestorCarrot website, even before it was outranking the other website.
If you want to stay busy in life but never accomplish anything, then stay busy. But if you really want to accomplish and be productiive, then you need to make that investment and find help.
During times when the real estate marketing is going good, don’t lose your focus on the business fundamentals. Feasting and blindly following a business path can lead to destruction.
We don’t work just to accumulate money. We work so we can live… Most people forget that.
Create a connection with credibility and working hard to go the extra mile to show you’re an expert in your market.
Anything that’s worth doing is worth sucking at, first. I think that’s a Gary Halbert think that he said. And, you don’t start writing and immediately build an audience. It takes time. I tell everybody, if you won’t write for one then you won’t write for a 1000.
Over 500 “Doses Of Awesomeness” From Clients
Changing Their Businesses And Lives!
We LOVE those! And those are just the ones we get each week… not counting the hundreds that happen that we never hear about!
The Carrot Support Team sends out an email chat every 45 seconds.
World-Class Net Promoter Score
One of the most effective ways to gauge the happiness of your customers and how good or bad you’re doing with the “Net Promoter Score”. It’s basically a question that asks how likely you are to recommend Carrot to a friend or colleague. With hundreds of responses in 2017 the majority scored us a 9 or 10… leaving us with an impressive NPS of 69.1%.
Now to put that into perspective… here is what some of the most respected companies in the world have scored for their NPS:
As part of our core set of values, we’ll continue to strive in 2018 to make our clients excited, happy, and successful, and to change the way people expect companies to serve them in the future after they experience the service the “Carrot Way”.
We Added Over 1400 New Subscribers and Accumulated Over 114,000 Views and Climbing!
Two Carrot Team Retreats + Growing Our Team…
CarrotCamp was unlike most events. It wasn’t a workshop or seminar, nor was it a retreat. It was an immersive experience where we did a deep dive into the campers world. We unplugged and got out of the office and into nature, and worked with our team to get massive things done to uplevel marketing… all the while building relationships with other high-level real estate entrepreneurs that will hopefully last a lifetime.
Campers Edward Beck, Jeff Milligan, Tang Nguyen, Tim Oppelt, and Kyle Doney discuss what they enjoyed, struggled with, and how Camp benefited them both personally and in their businesses.
Be on the lookout for CarrotCamp 2018 Editions …
We Launched Agent Carrot
RunnerUp In The Oregon Entrepreneur Network
“Entrepreneur Achievement Award” 2017 and a Portland Business Journal 40 under 40 Finalist
What An Amazing Year. And We’re Grateful To Have You On This Journey With Us.
How Was Your Year?
So, how was your 2017? Let us know below in the comments section. The amazing, the fair, and the awful :-)
Also… fire up your 2018 and get momentum building?
These 2 resources are the most shared and commented we’ve ever made. They can change your life…
- How A Pumpkin Farmer Changed My Perspective On Life And Business
- Make 2018 Your Best Year Yet! – Planning An Epic Year. Join us LIVE Thursday, December 28th @ 11:00 AM Pacific (2:00 Eastern)
Thank you for all you do and for inspiring us every day to do great things.
Chat with you in 2018!