Welcome to IBOtoolbox News!
Welcome to Issue 254 of IBOtoolbox News! IBO is a safehaven for all and those that help and support others collectively will succeed! The new year will undoubtedly bring us changes and opportunities. Let's continue to work together as a strong community to increase our results across the board and get ready to take your business to the next level with IBOtoolbox! Happy Holidays to all! Thank you for reading IBOtoolbox News, enjoy your newsletter!

 
Here Is What's Happening at IBOtoolbox!
As we wrap up 2016, I encourage you all to take advantage of the next couple of weeks and work like crazy continuing to use IBO to move your business forward. Doing this will set the tone for your success in 2017! This is the busiest time of the year for marketers and those that embrace this will win big time! One of the best and easiest ways to do that is to refer your fellow marketers to IBOtoolbox! Think about it... when you are constantly in front of people promoting your business, people become "numb" to what you are saying. Why not offer them something that is of value, something that they can use to build their business? When you do that, people see you as helping them first - because all anyone wants to know is "what's in it for me", right? You are now being known as the helpful person instead of just another marketer promoting a business. This sets you aside from all the rest, then you begin to build that relationship with them and business will flow naturally.

Referring new members to IBOtoolbox brings a little something to you as well! When you refer others to IBOtoolbox and they complete their profile and earn their first star, you are awarded with 200 IBO credits (400 if you are an IBOcontributor) that you can use to advertise your business on the platform! That is huge and let's face it, we are all here to get extra exposure for our business, right? Taking it a step further, you also have the ability to earn commissions on your referral credit purchases! So get busy, grab your IBO promotional links and graphics at Referral Links under Site Navigation at IBOtoolbox and start spreading the word!

 
How To Achieve & Maintain IBOtoolbox Stars & Badges - Training
At IBOtoolbox you get rewarded for your activity. The more decorated you are, the more visible you will become and with that comes more success! The best way to stay on course is to ultilize IBO's OnTrack feature located on the right side of the dashboard. OnTrack functions in "real time" monitoring your activity within the site and rewards you with stars. If you click on the links just to the left of any of the arrows (green or red) you will get a report that will tell you what you need to do to achieve the star and what you need to do to maintain it.

STARS (OnTrack)

At IBO, you have the ability of earning 6 stars. These stars are achieved by completing the following tasks:

1. Receive a star for completing sections 1-3 of your profile.
2. Receive a star for publishing a press release within the last 48 hours.
3. Receive a star for engaging and posting on the wall within the last 24 hours.
4. Receive a star for getting a referral to IBOtoolbox within the last 5 days.
5. Receive a star for running advertising within the last 48 hours.
6. Receive a star for commenting on other members press releases and videos.

IBO members can also be recognized with badges that identify them as leaders on the platform. Here are the different categories and how they are achieved:

IBO BIGDOGs

These are the Top 10 IBO members who have the most advertisements shown. These members receive the IBO BIGDOG badge and this list resets daily. Members can either earn credits by publishing press releases, referring new members or by purchasing advertising credits. New IBO members receive 500 credits when they complete their profile.

TOP Enrollers

These are the Top 10 IBO members who received the most amount of IBO referrals. These members receive a trophy cup and this list resets weekly, from Sunday to Saturday Midnight EST.

Traffic Leaders

These are the Top 10 members who received the most visits to their IBO profiles. These members receive a checkered flag and this list resets daily.

IBO Contributor Badge

This badge goes to members who purchase credits and/or have an active subscription to ClubIBO to advertise their business. This badge is displayed to show off their support for IBOtoolbox! This badge is good for 30 days from the time of purchase. Members that are IBOcontributors earn double credits for PRs, comments, and referrals. **Special Note: ClubIBO member credit purchases are doubled even on sale packages and active ClubIBO members earn 50 percent commission on their referral credit purchases!

It's important to keep in mind that the more you engage, participate and interact on the platform, the more you will get recognized and the more people you will attract. If you get stuck on something or one of your arrows turns red, just refer back to IBOtoolbox OnTrack!

 
IBOtoolbox Tip of the Week!
Using the IBOurl is a great way to shorten and mask long affiliate links. When using an IBOurl, it places a menu bar at the top of any webpage that creates branding for you in a very professional manner. You can also choose to let your visitors have quick access to your videos, press releases and social networks with this menu bar. This menu bar can capture leads for you by selecting to display a "learn more" form or "create IBOtoolbox account" form as well as give your visitor an opportunity to chat live with you! Isn't that cool! To set up IBOurls, just click on IBO Apps/IBOurl under Site Navigation at IBOtoolbox to create an IBOurl.
 
IBOtoolbox Training and Webinar Information
Training is an important part for those that want to be successful in any business. Members are encouraged to take time to learn how to use the platform and utilize all the tools to get the best results! Here's how you can take advantage of the training available to learn how to leverage the power of IBO!

IBO Training: - Members are invited to MarketWithKris.com Online Marketing Training Platform. Register for free, view the powerful video training series and earn up to 2,250 IBO credits for completing the IBOtoolbox Training! Training is critical to your success! If you are brand new to IBO, this fast start training has been created with you in mind! Veteran members can easily stay in tune with this up to date training as well!

Webinar Information: IBO Training Webinar is held weekly on Wednesdays at 8:00 PM EST. This is a live question and answer session giving the attendees the opportunity to ask questions about the IBO platform and its family of websites. All attendees must register for the webinar by visiting www.ibourl.com/webinar Once you register for the webinar, you will receive your personalized entry link in an email from GoToWebinar. Emails will also go out prior to the webinar as reminders. A special credit coupon code will be given out only to those members who attend the "live" event at the end of the webinar worth 400 credits that can be redeemed for advertising! If you miss attending the webinar, they are recorded and the latest one is available to view here!
 
IBO's Family of Websites!
IBOtoolbox consists of a whole family of websites! Each website/platform runs independently and offers you a different resource to help you take your business to the next level! Members will need to register for each platform.

IBOtoolbox This is really your back office where you complete your profile, set up advertising, write press releases, post videos, post on the wall and interact with the other members.

IBOsocial Profiles Everyone has a profile page that is visible to the public. Everything you do on IBOtoolbox is seen on your profile page.

Rebrandable Traffic A state of the art Internet website traffic distribution system. Pulling traffic in from over 31 thousand websites around the world, redirecting hundreds of thousands of web visitors to customer websites everyday. RT has an Alexa Booster built in, which can lower those Alexa ratings by simply using our traffic. Free trial, no payment required. Members have the ability to rebrand and resell the traffic as well as referring others to the platform to earn commissions.

IBObanners At IBObanners you have access to a huge banner library, unlimited banner hosting, and a banner maker/creator where you can design your own banners from scratch or use one of the many templates and personalize it with your own text.

IBOextra IBOextra is IBO's inhouse banner exchange network. Advertise your business with banners for free on members websites as well as various locations throughout the entire IBO network.

IBOtube Media Sharing Platform Create your own channel and upload videos, photos, audios as well as participate in the forums and join or start a new group.

IBOlist Classified Ad System IBOlist classified ad system is a modern version of Craigslist being 100% dedicated to Independent Business Owners, Internet marketers, MLMers, and affiliate marketers. This system is SEO optimized, equipped with social media sharing, comment/feedback system and mobile optimized.

IBOexchange Social Media Traffic Exchange This is a traffic exchange and more. You pick and choose who you want to follow on other social networks. You can also get more likes, followers and views to your website or social media pages. You earn coins for each exchange you make.

IBOstats This is a full featured website stats and valuation platform specifically design for Internet marketers and small business owners.

IBO will continue to grow and expand! Those members who embrace everything that IBO has to offer will no doubt have the advantage over their competition! Go IBO!
 
Introducing the IBO Custom Order Package
IBOtoolbox is the best place to brand you and get your business the exposure it needs. The IBO Custom Order Package is now available at IBOtoolbox! If you are looking to extend your advertising reach by purchasing additional IBOtoolbox Credits, IBOlist Credits, IBOexchange Coins or VIP Days, becoming part of ClubIBO, or even a custom banner design contact me by submitting a support ticket at the IBOHelpdesk and I'll put together an IBO package for you specifically tailored to your needs. Tell me what you are interested in and what your marketing budget is. If you are not sure what you need, we can set up a time to chat live!
 
Newsletter Credit Code
We would like to thank you for reading the IBOtoolbox newsletter. As a reward for being an active member with the IBOtoolbox platform we would like to award you with a credit code. This credit code can be redeemed for advertising within the IBOtoolbox platform! This credit code can be redeemed for advertising within the IBOtoolbox platform! Credit Code:
"news-wrapup" To redeem the credit code, log into IBOtoolbox, click on "Credit Center", then click "Redeem Coupon", follow the instructions within the IBO Credit Code Redeemer box to unlock the redemption tool, enter in the code, and click "redeem coupon". Credit code expires on the release of the next edition. Thank you for using IBOtoolbox!
 
Banners, Graphics, and More...
One of the most important pieces of online marketing is advertising. On the Internet, that is most effectively done with targeted and postioned Banner Graphics.

IBOtoolbox does the targeting/positioning for you, but what do your ads look like? Does it stand out, grab attention, demand a click.... or does it simply blend in with everything else? Here are 2 tips that can help in designing your banner graphics.

When creating your banner graphic, you want to make sure that your design is well balanced. Let's say you have a great background image that you want use. You add some text to it but it gets lost in the image because the colors in your background are too strong, making the text almost impossible to read. By adding a shape with a transparency behind your text it makes your text easy to read and stand out.

If you have selected a clear/simple background or abstract image (one that has light colors), you will want to select a strong font with a dark color ensuring that there is enough contrast to stand over your background. Finally, add a nice border around the background image to frame out your graphic. The color of the border could be the same color as the text or a contrasting color.

Special BUSINESS BUILDER IBOstarter Pack: Purchase any 728X90 banner, static or animated - receive a FREE duplicate 468X60 banner to run on your IBOsocial profile page! Click here to place your order. Free set up and activation in your IBOtoolbox account as well as free hosting is included for both banners plus 1000 IBO credits transferred to your account!
 




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Robin Robinson  - www.ibosocial.com/RRobinson   67 day(s) ago
Thanks Kris, the Newsletters always have a tip/s that may have be missed or even forgotten about. Also for members who've been away and came back. Because IBO is constantly growing and expanding which is a good thing.
Dr Gerard Saltibus MD  - www.ibosocial.com/easycare   72 day(s) ago
Being rewarded for our efforts is always a great incentive to continue working harder. Thanks IBO.
Lenzie O Winstead  - www.ibosocial.com/diggity   73 day(s) ago
Happy holiday days season to all & prosper new year. It get better & better with this platform we predict that the IBO Community & leadership will come up with some terrific idea & innovator wave.
Fred Mugone  - www.ibosocial.com/fredds   73 day(s) ago
Hi Kris, thanks for the tips, training and info that explains how the stars and badges system works and how to maintain them. Very educative.
Sule Yesufu  - www.ibosocial.com/sdymanagers   73 day(s) ago
Issue 254 Newsletter made my day as usual. Thank you Kris.
Whitney Jacqueline  - www.ibosocial.com/LottoMagic   74 day(s) ago
Thanks for another great edition of the IBO newsletter. Always good to know stuff, updates and news - thank you! Whit
Todd Treharne  - www.ibosocial.com/ToddTreharne   74 day(s) ago
IBOurl is such a powerful tool! Just one more way IBO Rocks!
Jose Angel Delgado  - www.ibosocial.com/htwprogram   74 day(s) ago
Never stop being updated , above all in your business-mindset skills. 80% success relates to mindset + 20% action
Gary Welsh  - www.ibosocial.com/garywelsh   74 day(s) ago
I need to get myself on that IBO dog status one of these days :) Thanks for the tips shared Kris
Athena Gay  - www.ibosocial.com/AthenaGlobal   74 day(s) ago
Happy Sunday Kris and Fellow IBOTers! This year has been filled with so many fun ways to participate in this platform and expand my online world experience. I especially like welcoming new members and learning about their backgrounds and interests. The thing that resonates with me most is the desire to excel at the dreams created within each and every one of us. Let's continue to grow with the flow in IBO! :)