Hey FamZoo booster!
If you like what we’re doing here at FamZoo and would be willing to help us get the word out, we’d be mighty appreciative!
Word-of-mouth is by far our most effective and compelling marketing channel.
Not sure where to start?
Most of them are super simple, super quick. Just click on a link below to get the details.
- Use our referral program
- Talk to a fellow human being
- Send an email to a friend
- Mention us in your Facebook news feed
- “Like” our web site on Facebook
- Comment on the FamZoo Facebook page
- Tweet about @FamZoo on Twitter
- Mention FamZoo in an article or blog comment
- Comment on the FamZoo Blog
- Forward our monthly newsletter to a friend
- Share one of our videos
- Plaster our stickers all over
- Hand out some of our business cards
- Hand out some free months
- Buy a gift subscription for a friend
- Send us a testimonial
- Talk to a reporter
- Walk the talk in our custom FamZoo shoes!
Got a suggestion of your own? We’d love to hear it! You can either contact us privately or just lob in a comment below.
Thanks so much for your help. We really appreciate it.
Use Our Referral Program
Interested? Read all about how our referral program works here.
Then you can use your special referral link with several of the suggestions below.
Talk to a Fellow Human Being
Yeah, yeah, we know. Face-to-face communication is so “Old School”. But, the next time you’re sitting around chatting with fellow parents and the topic of teaching kids about basic life skills comes up, we’d be ever so grateful for a mention.
Or, suppose you find yourself thrust into an awkward silent moment with some random parents at a school function or sporting event. Feel free to use FamZoo as an icebreaker. You could say something like:
Hey, have you ever heard of FamZoo? It’s this cool site we’ve been using to teach our kids about personal finance and charitable giving. It works like this...
Voilà! Ice broken.
Send an Email to a Friend
If you know someone with kids who might appreciate FamZoo, we’d be delighted if you dropped them a quick email on our behalf.
Feel free to wing it, but here’s a cut & paste sample in case you need something to get you started:
Subject: Cool Site for Teaching Kids about Personal Finance
We've been using this site called FamZoo.com to teach our kids some basic personal finance skills. It's also a great way to get them involved in charitable giving. I think you'd enjoy using it with your family too. You can see a quick 2min intro video here:
Let me know if you have any questions or want me to show you how we've set it up for our family.
Mention Us in Your Facebook News Feed
Every so often, let your Facebook friends know you’re using FamZoo to teach your kids personal finance skills. Something like:
We're using FamZoo.com to teach our kids personal finance skills. Questions? Just ask me. Here's their 2min intro video http://bit.ly/famzoointro
Just sign into Facebook, type a status update into your News Feed page (or even cut & paste the one above), and click Share. It’ll look like this:
“Like” Our Web Site on Facebook
If you haven’t done so already, you can “like” our web site right here by clicking on the little Facebook widget below. When you click the Like button, you’ll have the option to add a comment that shows up in your News Feed as well. Need inspiration for a comment? See the previous section.
Comment on the FamZoo Facebook Page
We have a FamZoo page on Facebook at http://facebook.com/famzoo. Stop by and check out the Wall. Like, comment on, or share a recent post. Or, if something’s on your mind, weigh in with your own post.
Tweet about @FamZoo on Twitter
From time to time, remind your Twitter followers that you’re using FamZoo with your family. Something short and sweet like:
Using @FamZoo to teach our kids good money habits. Check out 2min intro video here: http://bit.ly/famzoointro
You can use this widget to send a Tweet right now.
Feel free to follow FamZoo and retweet some of our messages too.
Mention FamZoo in an Article or Blog Comment
We get a lot of nice traffic to our site when folks mention FamZoo as part of a thoughtful, relevant comment on a popular article or blog post out on the Internet.
Need ideas on the best, most relevant places to comment? Check out our ever-growing list of bookmarks here. We collect and organize new links to posts and articles related to family finance every day.
Comment on the FamZoo Blog
We post articles right here at least once a week: weekly roundups of family finance articles, tips for parents, How To videos, FamZoo news & stats — all kinds of stuff for parents who want to help their kids thrive in the real world.
It really boosts the credibility and the value of our blog when people like you contribute thoughtful commentary. Don’t be shy. Share your opinion. Be the one who gets the ball rolling!
Forward Our Monthly Newsletter to a Friend
How about forwarding our monthly newsletter to a couple of friends who might be interested?
Don't have one handy to forward right now? No problem. Just email your friends a link to our archive with all the past issues. Something like this:
Subject: Teaching Kids about Personal Finance
As a fellow parent, I thought you might be interested in this Newsletter from a site called FamZoo.com. We've been using it to teach our kids some basic personal finance skills and to get them involved in charitable giving. You can see the latest issues of their Newsletter here:
You can click on the "join our mailing list" link on the right side of the archive page to subscribe.
Share One of Our Videos
Visit the FamZoo Channel on YouTube to see our growing collection of videos. If you see one that tickles your fancy, please share it with a friend. As a sample, we’ve embedded one of our Introduction videos right here:
If you’d like to see all the different ways to share it, you can click on the YouTube button in the lower right corner of the player. That will launch the video on the YouTube site in a separate browser window. From there, you can click on the Share button beneath the video player and pick your favorite mode of sharing.
Plaster Our Stickers All Over
We’ve got some fun stickers featuring Henry Payne’s delightful cartoon characters. If you have younger kids, they’re great for marking chore completions on paper chore charts. If you’re beyond the stickers-for-rewards phase, you can plaster them anywhere — laptop lids, cell phone cases, book covers, homework folders, you name it.
Check out this little slideshow to get a preview of our sticker pack:
Want some? Just contact us.
Hand Out Some of Our Business Cards
If you happen to be striking up those Old School face-to-face interactions, and want people to have an easy way to remember that site you were raving about, grab some of our business cards. They feature Henry’s awesome drawings, and it’s always fun to see which avatar someone chooses. (You know, kinda like dog owners seem to look like their dogs.)
Watch this slideshow to see all the different cards that come in a pack:
Want some? Just contact us. We’ll send you ones with generic contact info on the back, unless you have some overwhelming desire to masquerade as one of us. Weird.
Hand Out Some Free Months
So you’re a giver are you? Maybe you’d like to shower your friends with some free months of FamZoo.
You can do it in style with these colorful coupon cards:
Just get in touch with us, and we’ll send you some cards along with your own personalized promo code to write on the back.
Buy a Gift Subscription for a Friend
Ah, you’re the super generous type. You want to give something to a friend and boost FamZoo’s bottom line at the same time. Bless you! A FamZoo gift subscription is just the ticket. Buy one (or ten!) here.
Send Us a Testimonial
Has FamZoo made a positive difference in your family? If you’re comfortable sharing, we’d love to feature your testimonial on the site and in our marketing materials. (We only list first names and last initials.) Just drop us a note with your story.
Talk to a Reporter
Are you comfortable having your name in print? We respond to media inquiries all the time, and reporters love to include quotes from real members. If you’re up for it, just contact us. We’ll keep your name on file for that next big story!