Using CMI® to market yourself on InterNACHI’s forum

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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 words “Certified Master Inspector®” under their name on the message board and 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.

To add “Certified Master Inspector®” under your name:

  1. Go to your profile editor.
  2. If you do not remember your InterNACHI username or password, get your username and password.
  3. Scroll down to the Suffix field.
  4. Enter the letters “CMI” in your Suffix without the quotation marks.
  5. Scroll down that page and click on the blue “Save Changes…” button.
  6. Go to the message board.
  7. Log out of the message board using the “log out” button at the top right of every page of the message board.
  8. Log into the message board using the “log in” button at the top right of every page of the message board.
  9. If you do not remember your InterNACHI username or password, get your username and password.
  10. You should then see “Certified Master Inspector®” under your name on the message board.

To add the CMI® avatar next to your message board name:

  1. Go to the Certified Master Inspector® logo download page.
  2. Click on the blue “Download CMI® logos” button.
  3. Click on “OK” if your computer prompts you.
  4. Find the download on your computer and click on the “CMI_Logos-1.zip” zip file.
  5. Click on the “CMI_Logos-1” folder.
  6. Move the file titled “CMI logo.png” to your desktop.
  7. Go to InterNACHI’s message board.
  8. If you are not logged in, log in at the top right corner.
  9. If you do not remember your InterNACHI username or password, get your username and password.
  10. Once you are logged in, click on the Control Panel tab at the top left of the message board.
  11. At the Control Panel, you will find a navigation bar on the left side.
  12. The navigation bar contains a section titled “Settings and Options.”
  13. Under “Settings and Options,” you will find a link titled “Edit Avatar.
  14. Click on the Edit Avatar link under the Settings and Options section of the navigation bar on the left side of the Control Panel.
  15. The Edit Avatar page contains two sections.  The lower section is titled “Custom Avatar.”
  16. In the Custom Avatar section, you will find two options.
  17. Option 2 is titled “Upload Image From Your Computer.”
  18. Press the “Browse” button.
  19. Find the CMI® logo on your computer’s desktop.
  20. Click on the CMI® logo titled “CMI logo.png”
  21. Scroll down and click on the “Open” button.
  22. At the bottom of the Edit Avatar page, you will find the “Save Changes” button.
  23. Click on the “Save Changes” button.
  24. Go back to InterNACHI’s message board.
  25. Find one of your previous posts or make a new post.
  26. You should see the CMI® logo next to your name.

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

Visual instructions

To add the CMI® logo into your message board signature:

  1. Go to the Certified Master Inspector® logo download page.
  2. Click on the blue “Download CMI logos” button.
  3. Click on “OK” if your computer prompts you.
  4. Find the download on your computer and click on the “CMI_Logos-1.zip” zip file.
  5. Click on the “CMI_Logos-1” folder.
  6. Move the file titled “CMI logo.png” to your desktop.
  7. Go to InterNACHI’s message board.
  8. If you are not logged in, log in at the top right corner.
  9. If you do not remember your InterNACHI username or password, get your username and password.
  10. Once you are logged in, click on the Control Panel tab at the top left of the message board.
  11. At the Control Panel, you will find a navigation bar on the left side.
  12. The navigation bar contains a section titled “Settings and Options.”
  13. Under “Settings and Options,” you will find a link titled “Edit Signature.”
  14. Click on the Edit Signature link under the Settings and Options section of the navigation bar on the left side of the Control Panel.
  15. The Edit Signature page contains several sections.  The second section down is titled “Signature Picture.”
  16. In the Signature Picture section, you will find two options.
  17. Option 2 is titled “Upload Signature Picture.”
  18. Press the “Browse” button.
  19. Find the CMI® logo on your computer’s desktop.
  20. Click on the CMI® logo titled “CMI logo.png”
  21. Scroll down and click on the “Open” button.
  22. Near the bottom of the Edit Signature page, you will find the “Save Signature” button.
  23. Click on the “Save Signature” button.
  24. Go back to InterNACHI’s message board.
  25. Find one of your previous posts or make a new post.
  26. You should see the CMI® logo in your signature.

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!

Visual instructions

 

 

 

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