Welcome to IBOtoolbox News!
Welcome to Issue 230 of IBOtoolbox News! There are many social media sites on the Internet, IBO differs from them and is unique. IBO is geared toward business owners to help you promote your business and brand you in a very professional manner. "IBO" stands for "Independant Business Owners". It's environment was created for this and welcomes it, unlike other platforms where doing business is frowned upon and on some not allowed. Make sure to invite your team to IBOtoolbox! Thank you for reading IBOtoolbox News, enjoy your newsletter!

Here Is What's Happening at IBOtoolbox!
Members are encouraged to take advantage of everything IBOtoolbox has to offer to move your business forward daily. If you "get all in", you will be way ahead of your competition! In addition to utilizing all the tools and resources, refer fellow marketers to IBOtoolbox! This is a great way to give value! When you are constantly in front of people promoting your business, people become "numb" to what you are saying. By offering IBOtoolbox, you are introducing them to 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.

Keep in mind, 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? So get busy, grab your IBO promotional links and graphics at Referral Links under Site Navigation at IBOtoolbox and start spreading the word!

Writing Ideas for IBO Press Releases - Training
We have all heard the saying "content is king" and it is, however it's not if it's not original. In fact, it can get you into a lot of trouble if the content that you write in your PR is copied or it is not original. Since IBO does such a wonderful job of getting you ranked up high on the search engines for your chosen key word, tags or company that you promote, it is even more important now to push out good quality content on your press releases. Additionally, PRs are automatically pushed out to Homebizblogs.com, IBOsocial's Twitter and Facebook feeds, Networkedblogs.com, IBOsocial.com, your IBOsocial profile as well as the IBOtoolbox wall!

So what does this all mean? Good quality, original content can be simple, here are some ideas that will hopefully help you in your writing:

1. Write something that you you know a lot about. Maybe you are an "expert" on a given subject and you want to share that with the community.

2. Give an honest review on something. Maybe you have had an experience about a product or service that you might want to share. The more transparent you can be on this review the better and you will find that it will bring loyal followers to press releases because they trust what you say.

3. Write "how to" press releases. Be as detailed as you can when writing this kind of PR listing step-by-step instructions so it's easy for your reader to follow and apply.

4. Interview someone that might be an expert in your field or someone your target market might be interested in. Publish a question and answer type PR for this one.

5. Tell a story and make it entertaining! Tell something that has happened to you that your readers can relate to.

Hopefully these ideas will give you something to get you started! Most of all remember two things when writing:

1. Be original - your thoughts, your writing - no one else's!

2. Quality posts outweigh quantity!

Just remember to have fun with it, don't stress out! Practice helps you improve your writing skills - the more PRs you write, the better you get at it! You can do a lot with the press release tool at IBO like add video, images and more!

IBOtoolbox Tip of the Week!
The IBO Wall is a constant and ever moving feed of everything posted in IBOtoolbox. When you post to the wall, it goes into the main feed (wall) of every member. Did you know that you can filter what you see on the wall? For instance you can select to display your Wall Posts, your Associates as well as replies to your posts/comments. Additionally, you can filter wall posts to display New Member posts, Non Associates or just Press Releases. You can also filter the wall by displaying IBO Featured Member, IBO Contributors, IBO Top Enrollers, IBO Big Dogs, or IBO Traffic Leaders posts!

Special Note: Looking for more tips? Just visit the IBOhelpdesk FAQ Section!
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-tothetop" 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...
Creating a banner graphic can be a little more challenging than putting some words and images together. You have about 5 seconds to grab attention and above all, make sure it gets clicked before "digital distraction" kicks in. Designing an effective banner takes creativity and experience. Here are my top 3 traits of an effective banner graphic:

1. Know your audience! This will help you to determine the right text, graphics and color scheme to use.

2. Image Type - when selecting images, it is best to use a "PNG" image. This format was specifically designed for the web. This image format saves color information more efficiently and also supports a transparent background enabling you to do a lot more with the image such as shadowing, outlining and other effects. Using PNG images can make your banner graphic "POP" drawing more attention!

3. Make your call to action stand out! Be as direct and clear as possible making it simple for them to know what it is that you want them to do. Example: if you want them to visit your website, have a button on your banner that says "Click Here".

You have a great resource available here at IBObanners where you get access to ready made banners for different business opportunities or templates that you can customize for your business with text, graphics, etc! IBObanners will host all of your banners, give you access to a banner maker and a huge library of banners. Make sure to check it out!

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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Lenzie O Winstead  - www.ibosocial.com/diggity   41 hour(s) ago
Kris you're a great teacher & associate thank for your help.
Joseph Monsen  - www.ibosocial.com/jmmsen   43 hour(s) ago
What I got out of this weeks newsletter is to write original content it out weighs quantity go IBO.
Dr Gerard Saltibus MD  - www.ibosocial.com/easycare   49 hour(s) ago
Content is King. Thanks for the guidelines for making our content even better than we thought it could be.
Wunmi Ogunmakin  - www.ibosocial.com/bellasade   3 day(s) ago
Love the articles! You rock!!
Sunny Dominion  - www.ibosocial.com/DominionSunny   3 day(s) ago
Kris, I like reading from you always, thanks for sharing.
Terri Pattio  - www.ibosocial.com/mspattiomentor   3 day(s) ago
Great information on what to write about in your press release. Awesome newsletter as usual Kris. ~Terri Pattio - MLM Coach/Mentor with a servant's heart
Jack Shea  - www.ibosocial.com/thewriter   4 day(s) ago
Thanks for the continuous updates and reminders of all that IBOToolbox offers for free.
Fred Mugone  - www.ibosocial.com/fredds   4 day(s) ago
Kris, loved this newsletter. Excellent training and tips - especially the trainging and tipa on how to write good quality content.
Sule Yesufu  - www.ibosocial.com/sdymanagers   4 day(s) ago
I really enjoyed reading issue 230 Newsletter. The tips are invaluable and easy to follow. Many thanks Kris. Just keep them coming.
Herb Ratsch  - www.ibosocial.com/pmapower   4 day(s) ago
Great training tips on the type of content we can use in our PRs. The possibilities are endless, limited only by our imagination. The key is quality content, not just sell, sell and sell some more. :-) Thank you, Kris!
Dr Delgado, Jose Angel  - www.ibosocial.com/htwprogram   4 day(s) ago
Great newsletter - More to the point than never !
Athena Gay  - www.ibosocial.com/AthenaGlobal   4 day(s) ago
TGI Sunday Kris and fellow Associates! Writing original and creative press releases can be quite challenging sometimes however with your tips above, having a topic, introduction, subject outline and conclusion, one can make a bold start toward discovering one's writing abilities. Bravo! :)