Expert Blog Compelling advice, stories, and thought-provoking perspectives straight from YourTango's lineup of Experts to you

Frequently Asked Questions About YourTango Experts

Thumbnail: 
questions

Thinking of joining? Here's all the facts you need to know to make the most of your membership.

 

What is YourTango Experts?

It all started in 2004 with a print magazine that finally gave women what they were craving...

Insightful, intelligent content about relationships, all in one place. Sure, other sites wrote about relationships, but no one had ever done it so thoughtfully, with smart, provocative, inspirational articles that real women could relate to. Over the years the brand evolved into an online resource for women, devoted entirely to love, life and relationships.

Today YourTango is a dynamic community of 13+ million monthly readers who are all actively seeking to create the best life (and love life) they can.

If you consider yourself an expert in love, life, dating, marriage and relationships, and you’ve been looking for new ways to promote yourself, your message, your books or your practice, YourTango Experts IS the place to be.

How we help Experts?

With the launch of YourTango Experts, we now connect helping professionals of all kinds with our 13+ million monthly readers; readers who are 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 professionals in the following categories: Aging & Caregiving Resource, Attorney, Author, Business Coach, Career Coach, Career Counselor, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, Change Management Expert, Chiropractic Physician, Chiropractor, Clergy, Consultant, Counselor/Therapist, Dating Coach, Dentist, Dietitian, Divorce Coach, Divorce Financial Planner, Divorce Mediator, Divorce Recovery Coach, Doula, Energy Healer, Family Coach, Health Coach, Hypnotherapist, Image Consultant, Leadership Coach, Life Coach, Marriage & Family Therapist, Marriage Coach, Marriage Educator, Marriage/Couples Counselor, Massage Therapist, Matchmaker, Mediator, Mentor, Money Coach, Naturopathic Doctor, Naturopathic Physician, Neurolanguage Coach, Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Oriental Medicine Specialist, Parenting Coach, Pastoral Counselor, Personal Development Coach, Personal Trainer, Physician/MD, Plastic Surgeon, Professional Organizer, Psychiatrist/MD, Psychic Medium, Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Qigong Specialist, Rabbi, Relationship Coach, Risk Management Consultant, Sex Coach, Sex Educator, Sex Therapist, Sleep Specialist, Social Worker, Speaker/Presenter, Spiritual Coach, Spiritual Healer, Weight Loss Coach and Wellness Coach.

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. Each piece you post will have a byline which links back to your YourTango Experts profile.

How much does it cost?

Membership ranges from $44.95 per month to $360 for a year, which is a savings of $180 off the standard monthly rate.

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 build your profile. Adding your photo is one step in the process and you can change or update your photo as often as you like. Head shots work best (jpg, gif or tif) and be sure to limit the size of your image to less than 1MB. If you have any difficulty with the process, just send an email to us customerservice@yourtango.com and we'll be happy to help.

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

After logging onto the site, click on “Create Articles” on the blue navigation bar. All content that you create is posted on your profile and in the Experts blog.   

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

After you join, the Step 1 tab (Getting Started On Your Profile) on your 'Edit Profile' page is the only information that is “required” for your listing to show as “live” on the YourTango Experts site. This includes items such as basic demographics, main profession, licensure, how you work, basic payment info, credentials, and more. On average, this page takes users approximately 20 minutes to complete and can be edited at any time. 

How long does a complete profile take to post?

On average, it can take an expert 45 - 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. One caveat - you must complete Step 1 at a single sitting and save without any errors for your profile to go live.  

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

Yes, absolutely. If you have one you’d like us to list, please let us know by sending an email to customerservice@yourtango.com with your request.

How do I view my profile?

To view your profile, log in to your YourTango Experts account and click on your username in the upper left hand corner of the blue navigation bar.

How do I edit my profile?

To edit your profile, log in to your YourTango Experts account and click on “Edit Profile” on the blue navigation bar.

Can someone message me?

Right below your photo on your profile page is an envelope icon. If someone clicks on that, a contact form pops up and they write their message to you. Two things will happen: (1) you will receive an email from YourTango; and (2) the next time you log on to YourTango you will see displayed “You have messages”. To pick messages up, click on “Messages” on the blue navigation bar.

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

After typing in your username in the login screen, this sentence appears below: “If you already have an account but forgot your password request a new one .” Click on it, type in the verification and a new password will be emailed to you. 

Can I upgrade or downgrade my membership level?

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

What if my field doesn’t require a license?

Then just simply select “No License” in the drop-down menu.

How do I cancel membership?

Send a request to customerservice@yourtango.com.

Author
Expert