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Subject: Creative ways to get more people to join PBS?
Date Posted: 12/18/2009 12:37 AM ET
Member Since: 12/3/2008
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Who can suggest some creative ways to get more people in my area to join PBS?  PM me

Date Posted: 12/18/2009 6:14 AM ET
Member Since: 1/20/2009
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Bribe them with pizza? I don't know. In all honesty, I just tell people who seem interested in books about the site, and that seems to do the job well enough. I have about eight uncredited referrals who are now active members just by doing that (they're members because I told them about it, but I'm not listed as their referrer because I was truly just telling about the site and wasn't worried about making sure they had my nickname or whatever to give me credit).

Date Posted: 12/18/2009 6:57 AM ET
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Print up the PBS bookmarks and leave them in library books? Print out the flyers and leave them on bulletin boards in public areas? Send a note to your local newspaper with information about PBS and suggest that they do an article on the site--if you have a local PBS group, invite them to your next meeting so they can do a special interest article.

Edited to add, you don't mention whether you just want to get a bigger group of PBSers in the area or if you are looking for credits from referrals. If you want referrals, be sure you write your username or email you use for PBS on the flyers and bookmarks so people can say who referred you


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Date Posted: 12/18/2009 9:15 AM ET
Member Since: 2/26/2009
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Have done all the above....   not much luck.

Ms K. (MsK) -
Date Posted: 12/18/2009 11:44 AM ET
Member Since: 10/1/2005
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I started a friend with PBS by requesting books for her.... I got her used to receiving them & letting me know. I posted some of her books, too.

She got used to knowing how books should be wrapped (really really well) and how often books went out.

Then she signed up for her own account.... and loves it!!  No newbie mistakes for her!!

(not exactly a method for everyone, but it worked for me)

I've gotten books for some other people & I'm about to suggest that they join now... especially since their internet connection is working better.

Having a good, reliable internet connection is the most important key to success... IMHO.

Date Posted: 12/18/2009 3:55 PM ET
Member Since: 5/5/2008
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Every week when I go into Wal-mart, if I see anyone looking at the books, I tell them about PBS.  Six people that I know of, that I told have joined.