Frequently Asked Questions About YourTango Experts

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Frequently Asked Questions About YourTango Experts
Thinking of joining? Here's all the facts you need to know to make the most of your membership.

What is YourTango Experts?

YourTango Experts is a service designed to help relationship, dating, marriage, divorce, sex, life, love, parenting and lifestyle Experts market themselves to the YourTango audience. Our 5.7 million monthly readers are on YourTango seeking advice and our goal, is to put the very best advice in front of them. That's where you come in. 

Our services can be simply a powerful directory to help you find clients. However, it's at our advanced level that things get really interesting. With the ability to publish unlimited articles and connect directly with people in need, as an Expert, you can market your business, products and services to a ready-made audience looking for your help.  YourTango Experts is an all inclusive marketing, advertising, publishing and promotion tool that can take your business directly to the audeince you most wish to reach.  

How we help Experts?

With the launch of YourTango Experts, we now connect helping professionals of all kinds with our 5.7 million monthly readers; readers who are all looking for advice on how to live their best lives and create exceptional relationships. While the content on our site promotes the development and creation of healthy relationships, our experts also write on topics that intersect with our love lives.

Topics like: dating, marriage, couplehood, relationship challenges, divorce, communication, sex & intimacy, self-care, self-development, health, wellness, careers, money, marital discord, mediation, parenting, mental health, social services, addiction, trauma, healing, bodywork, friendships, aging, fertility/adoption, diet, beauty and more.

What type of “Helping Professionals” can participate in YourTango Experts?

Currently we are listing Experts who are trained  in the following categories: Authors, counselors/therapists; social workers; coaches who specialize in dating, relationships, life coaching, money, sex, divorce and wellness areas; marriage and relationship educators; psychologists; psychiartists; matchmakers; rabbi/clergy/pastoral counselors; hypnotherapists; personal trainers and speakers/presenters.

What if I’m already listed in another directory service?

Listing in multiple places is a smart, savvy business idea. It brings your practice to numerous audiences and diversifies your marketing outreach. We recommend that you take advantage of as many marketing avenues as you can. Each one offers you an opportunity to build your practice and further your business goals. Just keep in mind that as your practice grows, your marketing objectives will change. One genuine benefit of listing on YourTango Experts is that we’re a very diverse service and we offer marketing tools for people seeking clients, selling their own goods and more.

How will clients find me on YourTango Experts?

Clients can find you in a myriad of ways including: searching for you by name, location, profession, credentials, fee structure, remote services and more. They can also find you by reading content you have posted. In each piece you post you will have a byline and a signature; both of which link back your YourTango Experts profile.

How much does it cost?

Memberships can be purchased at a monthly, six-month or annual rate.  We offer the biggest discounts on our annual membership, and all of the benefits of membership are the same independent of your term.

  • Monthly rate: $44.95
  • 6-month rate: $240 (savings of $30)
  • Annual rate: $419 (best offer with a savings of $120)

What credit cards to you accept?

We currently accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express & Paypal payments.

Can I show a photo of myself?

Absolutely, in fact it's a mandatory field when you register. Adding your photo is one step in the process and you can change or update your photo as often as you like. If you have any difficulty with the process, just send an email to tinag@yourtango.com and we'll be happy to help.

How can I submit an article written by me to YourTango?

The simplest way is by logging on to your account and clicking "Write a Post" in the upper right hand corner. All content that you create is posted on our Expert Blog and on your profile.  You can also log into your YourTango Experts account and click the My Tools link and there you'll find a block on the right side called “Share Stories, Content & News”.  Simply click on "Submit new content here" and follow the instructions.   

What’s the minimum amount of information required for my profile to be listed as ‘live’?

After you register, the Step 1 tab on your 'edit profile' page is that only information that is “required” for your listing to show as “live” on the YourTango Experts site.  This includes items such as basic demographics (name, address etc.)  licensure, email, basic payment info, credentials, signature and more.  On average, this page takes users approximately 15 minutes to complete and can be edited at any time. 

How long does a complete profile take to post?

On average, it can take 45 to 90 minutes to complete their profile if they have to create everything from scratch.  Many Experts already have bios and they can simply cut and paste those documents into their profile which saves significant time.  Just remember, your profile can be edited as often as you like so if you need to work on it in blocks that’s perfectly OK.  

Can you add another helping orientation, specialty or organization to the lists?

Yes, absolutely. If you have one you’d like us to list, please let us know by sending an email at tinag@yourtango.com.  We review organizations and add relevant ones to our available list regularly.

How do I view my profile?

To view your profile, log in to your YourTango Experts account and you will be automatically directed to your administration/My Tools page.  In the upper left section is a link to “view profile”.  Click that and you can see how your profile looks live on the site.  You may also view your profile from any of the "edit your profile" pages by clicking the "View Profile" link on the left hand side of the page.

How do I edit my profile?

To edit your profile, log in to your YourTango Experts account and you will be automatically directed to your administration/My Tools page.  In the upper left section is a link to “edit profile”.  Click that and you can select the page you want to edit from the navigation on the left side or by clicking “edit profile” above your name.

How do I manage my email?

To manage your email, log in to your YourTango Experts account and you will be automatically directed to your administration/My Tools page.  In the upper left section is a link to your “inbox, click that and you’ll be redirected to your email.  You can also view your inbox by looking down the page also on the left and your 5 most recent emails will show there.  

How will I know I receive email?

When an email of any kind is sent to you via the YourTango Experts mail options (email, free consultations if you are an advanced member, responses to questions etc.) we will notify you by sending an email to your personal account.  This is the personal email address is the same one that was used to register with YourTango Experts.  

All YourTango Experts email is handled securely and very similarly to how Facebook processes emails/notifications.  When we get an email for you, we send you an alert notifying you of that email.  Included will be the first few lines of text as well as a link to click back to the YourTango Experts site and read the rest of the information. 

As you can imagine, it’s important that you keep your personal email address updated in your YourTango Experts account so we can alert you to any clients who are seeking your help.  As a security feature, all email is handled this way with no exceptions.

What do I do if I lost or forgot my password?

In the upper right hand section of the page is a link to sign in to your YourTango Experts account.  There is also a link to recover your password.  Just click that link and complete the information in the corresponding page. 

Can I upgrade or downgrade my membership level?

Yes.  Please send us an email to tinag@yourtango.com and we would be happy to assist you.

What if my field doesn’t require a license?

Then just simply select the option in the drop-down menu that says that you don’t have a license.

How do I cancel membership?

Send a request to tinag@yourtango.com.

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