How to Make the CMI® Logo Your InterNACHI Forum Avatar and Add It to Your Forum Signature.

InterNACHI’s message board (forum) comes up often when consumers search for inspectors and inspection-related information (see traffic stats).  You should use your message board posts as mini-ads to promote your inspection business.  The easiest way for Certified Master Inspectors® to do this is to display the Certified Master Inspector® logo next to their name and/or in their signature on every message board post.  Those three little words “CERTIFIED MASTER INSPECTOR®” say it all…. and say it quickly.

Instructions are as follows:  (Alternatively check out our Step-by-step instructions).

  1. Switch your browser to Chrome.  You probably don’t have to, but these directions were tested using Chrome.
  2. Go to the InterNACHI forum:  www.nachi.org/forum
  3. Scroll down and change the version to “InterNACHI 2008” (see below).  You probably don’t have to, but the screenshots in these directions were taken using the “InterNACHI 2008” version.cmisig1
  4. Log in (see below). If you have forgotten your username or password, go here first: www.nachi.org/get_password.cmisig0
  5. To make your Avatar the CMI® logo, click on “Edit Avatar” (see below).cmisig3
  6. You have two options.  To choose Option 1, copy this URL “https://certifiedmasterinspector.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2013/07/cmi.png” (without the quotation marks), paste it into the box (shown below), and click on the “Save Changes” button at the bottom of that screen.cmisig5
    Or to choose Option 2, download the CMI® logo from https://certifiedmasterinspector.org/logos and then upload the CMI® logo from your computer by clicking on the “Choose File” button.  If you are an inspection instructor you can alternatively use the CMI® Instructor logo.
  7. Click on the “Save Changes” button at the bottom of that screen.
  8. To add the CMI® logo to your message board signature, click on “Edit Signature” (see below).cmisig4
  9. Again, you have two options.  To choose Option 1, copy this URL “https://certifiedmasterinspector.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2013/07/cmi.png” (without the quotation marks), paste it into the box (shown below), and click on the “Save Changes” button at the bottom of that screen.cmisig6
    Or to choose Option 2, download the CMI® logo from https://certifiedmasterinspector.org/logos and then upload the CMI® logo from your computer by clicking on the “Choose File” button.
  10. Click on the blue, underlined “Insert Signature Picture” link (see below).cmisig8
  11. Click on the “Save Changes” button at the bottom of that screen.
  12. To add a link to your inspection business website, click on “Edit Signature” (see below).cmisig4
  13. In the white box (show below) enter this code:  [URL=”http://www.billybobshomeinspection.com”]Billy Bob’s Home Inspection Website[/URL]cmisig7
  14. Change “Billy Bob’s Home Inspection Website” to the name of your inspection company.
  15. Change http://www.billybobshomeinspection.com to your inspection company web address.
  16. Hit the “Save Signature” button.
  17. Do similarly to add other links to your InterNACHI forum signature.
  18. Add text to your signature by simply typing the text into the white box.
  19. And again, don’t forget to hit the “Save Signature” button when you are done.

All your previous posts will now have the Certified Master Inspector® logo in your message board signature for consumers to see.  Those three little words quickly say it all!

Check out our Step-by-step instructions.

 

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