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Just Signed Up with IBOtoolbox, Continued:
From Just Signed Up with IBOtoolbox. What do I do Next? This was supposed to be a “short” Press Release to help people get started. (Stop laughing.) At this point, after the first three steps; 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.
1) Claim the Daily Credit Code:
2) Watch the Recorded Webinar:
3) Setup your Profile:
You will see IBO Stars next to most names on IBO Toolbox. They indicate the Member’s participation in the platform. If you look down the right side of the DASHBOARD WALL, below the FEATURED MEMBER OF THE DAY and MEMBER ADVERTISING, you will see IBOTOOLBOX ONTRACK. That will tell you what Stars you have earned and what you need to do to earn the rest. You may need to Click SITE NAVIGATION – DASHBOARD to refresh the page and display any recent changes to your status.
*Note: Your Dashboard needs to display Five or Six Stars in order for you to earn Credits for each Press Release or Video Business Owner Comment.*
Why Do You Want to Display Five or Six Stars?
First, because it indicates that you are a participating member at IBO Toolbox. Second, because you earn Credits for your Business Owner Comments if you have Five or Six Stars. Third, because the Large Top Banner is not displayed on your IBOsocial pages if you have Five or Six Stars. Fourth, because maintaining Five or Six Stars makes you eligible for selection as the Featured Member of the Day. Some new IBO Members have been selected as FMOTD in their first week. Will you be next?
4) Setup your 468x60 Banner:
In SITE NAVIGATION – MY ADVERTISING, Setup your 468x60 Banner to run on “My IBOsocial Profile” and any other places you wish for it to show. If you don’t have a 468x60 Banner yet, you may want to use one of the 468x60 Banners in your REFERRAL LINKS, have Kris Karafotas create one for you at BizOppBanners, or join IBO Banners for existing Banners and the tools to create your own banners.
Advertising Tip 1) Be Certain that your Banner size is 468x60.
Advertising Tip 2) It takes an unspecified number of views to Activate your Advertising Star. To minimize that time, choose all advertising venues and the highest speed. Remember reset to your chosen levels by Editing your Ad as soon as the Advertising Star is Activated.
Advertising Tip 3) Be Sure to PREVIEW your ad and test the link as soon as you create it. Remember Rule One: Always Check Your Links.
Advertising Tip 4) Advertising runs off Impressions. You may need to Convert Credits before you TURN ON your ad. The minimum conversion unit is 100 Credits.
Advertising Tip 5) Remember to TURN ON your ad. If your Impressions ever reaches Zero, you will need to Turn your Ad on again. I recommend PREVIEWing your ad every time you turn it on. Remember Rule One.
Advertising Tip 6) Check your IBOsocial Page to verify that your ad looks right and is working correctly. Remember Rule One: Always Check Your Links.
A 468x60 Banner runs on every IBOsocial Page. You can claim yours for yourself. Otherwise, you are giving away one of your best pieces of advertising real estate.
5) Introduce Yourself in your First Press Release:
In SITE NAVIGATION – IBOTOOLBOX APPS – PRESS RELEASE you can post or edit your Press Releases. Your First Press Release should be an Introduction of yourself to IBO Toolbox. People like to do business with those they know, like and trust. Give them a chance to get to know you. Tell us about how you found IBO Toolbox, about your journey, about your why and a little about your opportunity. Posting your Press Release will earn 20 Credits. You earn a 100 Credit Bonus if you post an IBO Original Press Release. You can post two Press Releases daily.
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.
*Note: For more detailed instructions, visit IBO Tip List.*
IBO Toolbox is designed to encourage Participation by its members. A good IBO Associate will make an effort to return your supporting Business Owner Comment by commenting on one of your Press Releases. Your Introductory Press Release gives us the opportunity to learn who we are supporting.
6) Wall Comments:
The Recent Wall Activity Star has the shortest life. It only lasts 24 hours from your most recent Dashboard Wall activity. These activities are direct Wall Posts and comments on existing Wall Posts. I like to support the Featured Member of the Day by commenting on one of their Wall Posts. Just Click their Name and select the Quick Link for wall posts to see their recent wall activity. *Note: I don’t make a direct Wall Post of congratulations to them because they are unlikely to see it. Instead I support the FMOTD by commenting on one of their wall posts.* If your Recent Wall Activity Star is not active, you may need to complete three or more Wall Post activities to reactivate it.
*Tip: To help keep your Recent Wall Activity star active, start each day with congrats to the Featured Member of the Day on one of their wall posts and complete a Dashboard Wall activity just before you log out for the day.*
7) Business Owner Comments:
To make a Business Owner Comment (not to be confused with a Facebook Comment) go to the bottom of the Press Release and Click leave comment. Your comment can be up to 500 Characters and should be supportive and on topic. When your comment is complete, Click [Submit Comments]. After the Comment is “Posted”, Click close comments. For every Business Owner Comment you receive on your Press Release, you should leave your own Business Owner Comment thanking them on your Press Release. That will send the post back to the top of the IBO Toolbox Dashboard Wall to be seen by members and visitors. Then Click TheirName to see their IBOsocial Profile. Select [PRS] from the IBOsocial Menu Header to see their Press Release List.
*Note: I prefer to comment on their most recent Press Release when possible. Sometimes I go to the bottom of the List to see their Introductory Press Release. Doing it First makes it easier to find.*
Our Business Owner Comments are the driving force that makes IBO Toolbox Work for You.
Visit the IBO Toolbox NewsLetter which is published every Sunday afternoon. The 100 Credit Code is usually good through the following Saturday. This is a great place to get noticed by leaving your Business Owner and Facebook comments. Remember to Redeem your Credit Code.
Every week, Kris Karafotas comes up with useful information and reminders about making IBO Toolbox work for us. Besides, the Credit Code is worth 100 Cr.
Daily Credit Codes:
When you Login to IBO Toolbox for the first time each day, go to SITE NAVIGATION – CREDIT CENTER – FREE CREDITS to claim the 50 Cr. Daily Bonus Coupon. The Wednesday Webinar at 8PM Eastern and the Saturday Webinar at Noon Eastern each have a 200 Cr. Coupon Code at the end. Register early and see it live, http://www.ibourl.com/webinar. Or catch it later on YouTube at http://www.ibourl.net/recordedwebinar. And the Sunday Newsletter is worth 100 Credits, http://www.ibotoolboxnews.com/. If you take advantage of all of these Free Credit Opportunities you can earn 850 Credits each week.
Five Stars Fast:
When you log back into IBO Toolbox, any expired Stars will disappear almost immediately. With preparation, you can turn them back on quickly. See IBOTOOLBOX ONTRACK for details.
1) Have a Press Release prepared and ready to go.
2) As soon as you log in, post your new Press Release.
3) Verify that your Advertising is Active. Restart it if necessary. *Note: It takes an unspecified number of Views to restart your Advertising Star. Consider editing your Advertising to High speed and all venues to activate it quickly. Reset after Star appears.*
4) Make 3 or more Wall Comments. I like to start with a Wall Post of the Featured Member of the Day (FMOTD).
5) Make 3 or more Business Owner Comments to activate the fifth Star. Again, I like to start with the FMOTD.
6) Return to the IBO Toolbox Dashboard and Click SITE NAVIGATION – DASHBOARD to refresh the page.
Participation is what makes IBO Toolbox work for You. IBO Toolbox was designed to encourage your participation through your Profile, Advertising, Press Releases, Business Owner Comments and Wall Activity. Every Business Owner Comment sends that Press Release Wall Post back to the top of the Dashboard Wall to give visitors and members another opportunity to see it.
*Tip: To earn your Sixth IBO Star visit SITE NAVIGATION – REFERRAL LINKS for links and banners. Don’t keep IBO Toolbox a secret. The more you share, the better it works for all of us.*
If you have done everything mentioned in these two Press Releases, you should now have Five Stars, 670 to 1090 credits less those you converted for advertising, and a good Idea of how to make IBO Toolbox Work for You. It really is a case of nothing ventured, nothing gained. Nove-Noga!