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Getting to Know Your Profile

Getting to Know Your Profile

How to Create and Customize Your BitSignal Account

Digital business cards are the new frontier in self-representation. You want to look your very best, and with amazing technology, you can do just that. So how do you get started building your BitSignal account to represent yourself and your brand to the fullest?

We’ll walk you through each step so you can get the most out of your digital business card. Skip to any of the steps below as needed, or follow them down step by step to get the best of your card!

Basic Set-up Steps

The process of creating an account is as easy as signing up.

  1. Go to www.mybitsignal.com
  2. Click sign up and enter a username, email, and password
  3. Fill in the optional information if you wish

a. The optional information will autofill certain information on your account, and can be changed at any time

And then, you’re in! Now let’s get into the specifics.

Creating Themes and Adding Images

Now that the account is created, it’s time to personalize and fill it with your brand. To start, click the profile picture and add an image of your choosing. Next, if you want to use one of the pre-made themes, click theme selection and peruse the possible themes for your card. If you like one of those, keep it! It can be changed at any time.

If you’re looking to do a little more branding by using color or a backer image, click edit under custom theme, where you can change the colors of any aspect of the card you’d like. Play around with the color wheels, or enter a hex code that matches your business’s branding, and your whole card will feel like an extension of your business. Here is where you also add your backer image as well. As a pro feature, your backer can also be a gif or a video, to add some flair or additional information to your profile.

Customizing Buttons

Setting buttons is the most important step; buttons are what display the important information you want to tell your customers about. For starters, your first button will appear after you log in, having taken the email you signed up with and creating a button for it. This can of course be changed or deleted to make way for a different email or different button.

To add a button, start by clicking ‘add a button’. From there, you’ll see a drop-down menu that allows you to pick what type of button you’d like to add. There are options for websites, social media, YouTube, phone numbers, email, and a custom option for including things like apps or stores. Just note that whenever a client clicks download contact, the only information that will be pre-installed to the clients’ phone are your name, phone numbers, and emails.

When adding a button, simply pick the type of button you want, give it an appropriate name, and add a link. You can also customize the icon it will appear on your profile with, helpful if you want to emphasize a certain button, or differentiate two buttons of the same type.

You can also change the order in which the buttons appear, especially to display the buttons in order of relevance or importance. Buttons are the most important area of your profile, so be sure to explore all of it’s possibilities, and display all of your important information exactly the way you want!

Set Up Messaging For Your Account

The next step is setting up your messaging settings. Messaging is an entirely optional feature, and there are a few options for set-up, so if you’re looking to set it up, let’s go through those options here:

  1. First, click the advanced tab at the top of your settings page
  2. Fill in your desired messaging email.
  3. If you wish to enable messaging, you have two options. while enable messaging will be pre-checked, check either, both, or neither of the boxes to begin:

a. Enable Messaging allows you and users to send you a desired contact email with the default message, in this case pre-set to read ‘Contact me!’. This feature allows you to send emails with which to initiate contact to other users, not actually message on the page.

b. Allow User Messages allows users to send you messages directly to your email from the page.

c. As you can see, there is an additional option for pro members as well. If you are a pro member, enabling Pro Messaging allows users to send not only an email address and message, but also their name, number, and organization.

  1. If you’d like to change the default contact message, feel free to do that as well.
  2. Click save, and your messaging function will become active.
  3. This will also activate an inbox for you to manage and respond to your messages on the page.

Signal Strength

Signal Strength

Now let’s talk link sharing. Showing off your BitSignal profile with an nfc business card is always a great option, but you can also send clients to your BitSignal profile with links or a QR code by adding them to a webpage, and email, or just by sending a link.

    1. Head over to the Signal Strength tab to get started

a. Analytics is also stored in the signal strength tab as well, which is unlockable with a pro account

    1. To acquire the QR code:

a. Desktop: right click and either click "copy" or "save as" to save the image.

b. Mobile: tap and hold and click "copy" or "Add to Photos" (on iPhone) or "Download Image" (on Android) to save the image.

    1. To acquire the link:

a. Desktop: click the clipboard to copy.

b. Mobile: tap the clipboard to copy.

  1. Next is simply to add the QR code or the link to whatever correspondence you desire.

Wrap Up

And there you have it! You now have a fully branded and customized digital business card, and instead of ordering new cards, all you need to do is log back on to update it should any information need changing. The only final step is to make sure you have a card with which to transfer your digital business card to your clients’ phones. If you need an NFC card, there is a link at the bottom of your profile to order your business cards! There are plenty of designs to choose from, and once your card is programmed, you can start sending your digital cards right to your clients.

There are also a few pro features we can go over here as well, you can already see them in your settings tabs as well. In addition to advanced backer images and pro messaging, pro members also have access to analytics. This allows users to see how many people see their profile, how many people click their information, and more. Another pro feature is scheduling, which allows clients with shared information to schedule meetings right there in the app. It can also be added to your profile as a button.

So get started building your digital business card today! Head over to www.mybitsignal.com and start sending your information right to your clients’ phones today.