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Just Signed Up with IBOtoolbox. What do I do Next?
Some people can just look at a new situation and know instinctively how to make things work. Others need a detailed guide to get them started. I have seen this frequently. “I just signed up with IBOtoolbox. What do I do Next?” When the veteran IBOer tries to explain what they have already internalized, it is easy for the new member to get overwhelmed. After all, there is So Much that you can do at IBO Toolbox that it can be difficult to figure out where to start.
First Things First:
Please Bookmark this Page. If you were fast enough to see your welcome message on the Wall when you first logged into IBO Toolbox, the sensible place would seem to be with EDIT PROFILE. There you would be faced with many of the things you really do need to setup early in your membership but, you have no real Idea what they are and why you need to do them. I have been thinking about a different path.
1) Claim the Daily Credit Code:
When you log into IBO Toolbox, one of the first things you should do is collect the Free Credit code for the day. As of 8/19/2015, the process has changed. From SITE NAVIGATION under CREDIT CENTER, select FREE CREDITS. That will take you to the FREE CREDIT COUPONS section. Copy the DAILY BONUS CODE. *EXAMPLE: daily-4D6029F8* Click “redeem here”. In the REDEEM CREDIT COUPONS tool, paste the Code into the box. *Note: You will see a REMINDER to visit a few ads on another part of IBO Toolbox. This helps keep IBO Toolbox free for us to use. After you have done so, return, tick the box and Click [REDEEM COUPON].* You should see a message that says “ACCEPTED, 50 credits were added!”.
Now you Know how to redeem any credit codes that you find for IBO Toolbox. You can also reach the Coupon Redemption Tool through SITE NAVIGATION - CREDIT CENTER [REDEEM COUPON] Our advertising runs on Credits. You will learn more about this as you proceed.
2) Watch the Recorded Webinar:
Watch the most recent Recorded Webinar on YouTube: http://www.ibourl.net/recordedwebinar. *Note: Save this Link. It is easier than trying to find it.* If the Credit Code is still good, Redeem it.
The Recorded Webinar is the most recent IBO Toolbox Webinar posted on YouTube. Every one provides a basic understanding of IBO Toolbox and shows you what you need to know to get started. Most Webinars also include advanced information on how to make the most of the IBO Toolbox family of websites. Besides, the credit code at the end of the Webinar may still be good for 200 Credits.
3) Setup your Profile:
In IBOtoolbox SITE NAVIGATION, Select EDIT PROFILE. At the very least, you should complete the first three steps to earn your Completed Profile Star and 500 Credits. After viewing the Recorded Webinar, you should have a good understanding of what you need to do and why.
*Note: For more detailed information on the following, visit my IBO Tip List.*
Profile Step 1 (required) Basic Information:
Please review and complete your Basic Information. It is best to use Your Name instead of a business name. Proper Capitalization shows a Professional Attitude.
Profile Step 2 (required) Profile Image:
Use [CHANGE PROFILE IMAGE] to upload a good personal professional image. For best results, use a 200x200 image.
Profile Step 3 (required) Business Information:
THIS is where your Business Name goes. If you do not have a current business, be Creative but Honest. You could even use your other social networks for your business links but you Need to complete this section with Something. *Note: If you do not have a current business, you may contact me for a Free Opportunity that will help you get started.*
Profile Step 4 (optional) Add Contributor Badge:
It is good to support IBO Toolbox and there are many advantages to showing your Contributor Badge but, you may want to consider your Return on Investment first. There are many ways to earn Free Advertising Credits and a Contributor Badge makes many of them even more productive.
Profile Step 5 (optional) IBOsocial Front Page:
At the very least, you Need to change the Welcome message. Your IBOsocial Front Page shows on your Main IBOsocial Link. *Note: If you haven’t found it yet, Click on YourName in the Heading on IBOtoolbox.*
Editor Tip 1) Change the font Size to 12pt or larger. (Default for PRs is 12px and hard to read. Feel free to experiment.)
Editor Tip 2) Set the font color to Black. (The default color is gray and hard to read.)
Editor Tip 3) To make a Link Active, you will Need to use the Insert Link tool on the Toolbar or Insert it as HTML.
Editor Tip 4) Images must be hosted online to be useable in your IBOsocial Front Page and Press Releases. Use the InsertImage Tool or Insert as HTML.
*IMPORTANT: The Area for the Body of your Press Release/IBOsocial Front Page is about 515 Pixels Wide. I recommend a maximum width for Images, Videos, and Tables of 510 Pixels.*
Profile Step 6 (optional) Business Links (Backlinks):
This is where you can share links to your Websites, Businesses, Opportunities, etc. Keep the link names short and review the results on your IBOsocial Pages. Rule One: Always Check Your Links.
Profile Step 7 (optional) Social Networks:
This is where you list your Social Networks. There are two things you should know. 1) Only the first six (6) show on your IBO Member Viewer. They should be your six most important Social Network Links. 2) To display properly on IBO Toolbox, your first Facebook Link MUST be a Fan Page with the Custom URL. For Details see: Why is Your IBO Fan Page Link in Error Mode.
*Tip: Remember Rule One from Step 6.*
Profile Step 8 (optional) Business Videos:
This is where you can add YouTube Videos to your IBOsocial Profile.
Profile Step 9 (optional) Monetize …
If you already have a website and an account with Google Adsense, you can use this to place a 160x600 ad unit on your IBOsocial Pages.
*IMPORTANT: To Activate your Star for your completed Profile, you MUST go back to the IBO Toolbox Dashboard. SITE NAVIGATION – DASHBOARD.
This was supposed to be a “short” Press Release to help people get started. (Stop laughing.) At this point; your Profile should be complete, you should have your Profile Star (Go to IBO Toolbox Dashboard to verify) and you should have 550 to 750 Credits.
In the next installment:
Next, you will earn four more Stars and learn how to keep them activated.
4) Setup your 468x60 Banner:
5) Introduce Yourself in your First Press Release:
6) Wall Comments:
7) Business Owner Comments:
Daily Credit Codes:
Five Stars Fast:
Sometimes it takes longer to read about doing something than it does to Do It.
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