If you are an Internet business owner, using IBO Toolbox will be highly beneficial since it is deeply dedicated to helping you scale up your online business. And it is FREE!
Instead of lumping this tool under our collection of “free tools available on the Internet”, we are separately presenting IBO ToolBox here for reasons that will become obvious as you read through this special highlight.
What is IBO ToolBox?
The owner of this platform is Paul Williams and the website is www.ibotoolbox.com. IBO Toolbox is a social networking platform where Independent Business Owners (IBO) share information and work together to scale up their businesses.
Traditionally, branding a business costs thousands of dollars. IBO ToolBox allows you the rare opportunity for branding your business without any kind of cost incurred on you. It’s completely free.
IBO ToolBox provides you a toolbox of marketing including social media marketing, press releases, SEO and many other essential tools that help you get ranked in Google and drive traffic to your website.
Why You Should Use IBO ToolBox
The advantage of being part of the community using the IBO ToolBox is that you can effectively promote and/or exchange business opportunities with other like-minded IBOs. You can also help and at the same time get help from other members. There are many other advantages and I will describe them below.
IBO ToolBox and Google Ranking
If you have already acquired the vital knowledge of Internet Marketing such as SEO and could effectively use keyword research tools, it is even easier for your blog posts or websites to get first page ranking on Google by using IBO ToolBox platform, because the platform itself is an authority site and its high-quality contents rank very high with Google.
What you can do with IBO ToolBox
Once you join the FREE platform –
- you will instantly have access to two weekly webinars on Wednesdays and Saturdays,
- you will be able to post two daily business press releases to boost your business campaign,
- you can help and get help from other business owners like you,
- you can enhance your business through exchanging ideas and knowledge with thousands of friendly and active business owners,
- you will have equal access to all the IBO Toolbox like all the other members, there is no limitation or restriction.
- you can earn 25 credits by logging in to the platform daily and use the credits to post your affiliate ads on the platform (that means, you earn credit for boosting your own business – doing your primary tasks – and with these credits you get even more bonus – more business opportunity)
- It is the mecca of Internet business owners and marketers, who flock together and help each other with one common goal in mind – to make money online.
Getting FREE traffic with IBO Toolbox
You can generate a very high traffic to your blog or website – the dream of all IBOs – by utilizing the platform without having to pay a dime. That means if you are an online business owner using IBO ToolBox you do not need to use any other time consuming and costly paid traffic programs like Adwords or Pay-Per-Click (PPC) and the like.
Buying Ad Space on IBO Toolbox
You are not required to pay or buy anything on IBO Toolbox. It is a totally FREE program. But if you want you can buy ad space for $19.95 per month. This is an option.
IBO ToolBox is Not a Training Platform
IBO ToolBox is not an Internet marketing training platform. It is rather for those who already acquired the basics of online marketing and have already established one. (If you are looking for honest and legitimate ways to get started with online marketing please read below: Training Platform for Starters)
Getting more Referrals
Once you have set up your website and need to expand or get more referrals for your business, IBOT platform is one of the best places to give your site a wider exposure and to make your business grow.
Inside IBO ToolBox
Once you join the IBO ToolBox, I would recommend you to first familiarize yourself with the platform by going through the IBOT training by Kris Karafotas, which also included Webinars. You can directly communicate with Kris on the platform as well. There are written and video tutorials given by other IBOT members, including how to do various tasks and create press releases etc. If you have any problem you can get assistant from IBOT HelpDesk.
When you join the platform you are assumed to know the basics of Internet/affiliate marketing and website design. So, apart from these basic questions, you can contact IBOT HelpDesk for help if you have any difficulty using IBOToolBox. It will take you some time to figure out how to make good use of the resources on this platform. So, be patient and be prepared to learn and grow your business.
You can open a new IBOTube Account from which to upload your YouTube Videos.
Grow Your IBOSocial Profile and Grow Your Business
You can monitor the number of visitors per day you get to your site via your IBOSocial Profile. You can effectively grow your Network Followers through your activities like the Press Releases and or Videos you uploaded. Live Chat with members who are online is another means of growing your follower base.
Words of Caution
Unlike Wealthy Affiliate that strictly forbids spamming on its platform, the IBOT has no such restriction. So, be careful with marketing pyramid schemes and MLM-type schemes on the platform. Just shy away from them or tell them you are not interested in MLM programs.
Training Platform for Starters
If you are a starter and wondering where to find a legitimate and honest online marketing training, I would strongly recommend you to join Wealthy Affiliate University for free. This is where I learned about affiliate marketing and all the nitty-gritty of designing website. I soon upgraded to a premium membership after I was convinced that this was the right place for me to begin. Before joining Wealthy Affiliate University, I have zero knowledge of web technology and affiliate marketing. I have now built this website on my own and become a member of IBO ToolBox. This fact alone serves as a good testament that Wealthy Affiliate is the best training platform for beginners.
First learning the basics of Internet marketing at Wealthy Affiliate University and then promoting your business by using the IBO TooBox platform as a complement is the best way to go.
If you have already established you website and have a good foundation then IBOTOOLBOX is the one that I recommend for getting more exposure and increasing your traffic flow.
Questions or Comments Welcome
I am relatively still new to IBOT so I will appreciate any comments from those who are already having first-hand experiences with the platform. If you have any question please leave it below and I will try my best to answer you. In due course, as I get deeply involved with IBOT, I will share more of the experiences I gained through using this great platform.