Setting Up Your AdvoConnection Profile Listing
Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to be included in the AdvoConnection Directory!
Here are instructions and hints that should make it easy for you to add your profile to our list of professionals, and to create a listing that patients and caregivers will be eager to respond to.
Here is an overview of the process. Don’t worry! It looks like a lot, but it’s really quite simple, and you will be in full control of your listing:
- You will register to use the AdvoConnection Profiles site. (Don’t forget, AdvoConnection is a different website from this myAPHA membership website, so yes, you’ll have two different logins, although we recommend you use the same username and password for both.)
- You will log into AdvoConnection Profiles site with your new registration information.
- You will set up your new profile and submit it.
- You will get a reply email that says your profile has been published. (It may take up to 24 hours to receive this notice.)
Let’s get started!
A. Register at the AdvoConnection Directory site: You’ll only ever do this once:
Please note that this is not the same registration as the link found on the login page. It is set up to work with our profiles software.
If you register using that other link, you will not be able to log in and we will not be able to post your listing live.
B. Use the same username and password you use for the myAPHA membership site – that will just make it easier for you to remember, and for us to process. Then wait a few minutes – a link to confirm your email address will arrive in your email.
C. Click on the link in the email. You’ll arrive at Manage Your Profile Listing – click on “Here’s where to start.”
D. Before you begin, be sure to have your Coupon Code – find this in your email invitation. It is not located on this page nor will you find it on the Profiles website.
E. Choose at least one Service.* (You may choose up to 5 services. See note below.) Click in the middle of the Services box and they will drop down. Repeat for more than one service.
F. From there you will choose the Listing Level you have already paid for. If you aren’t sure which level you have paid for, you’ll find it in your email invitation next to your Coupon Code. You can ignore the money amounts because your Coupon Code will pay the right amount for your listing. (If you choose the wrong one, then either you won’t be able to set up the right sort of listing, or you will be asked to pay the difference.)
G. The remaining instructions are found right on the Listing page – on the right, opposite the form (or, if you are using a mobile device, they may be at the bottom of the page.) Be sure to mind word counts and fill in all fields. If you were listed in the “old” directory (prior to October 2016) please go ahead and copy and paste if it makes it easier for you.
(At any time you need extra help. you’ll be able to find it here: AdvoConnection Profile Help)
H. Be sure to add logos and photos. These may be your own logos, or for other organizations you belong to. You can easily access the most popular logos from the Logo Bank, where you’ll also find instructions for retrieving and adding them. They can include your headshot, your logo, certifications you have earned, other organizations you belong to, the Health Advocate’s Code logo, or others as you see fit.** (Schueler winners and Spotlighted advocates, see note below.)
If you have trouble with images, they may be too large. We’ll add them for you once you’ve gone live. Email them to us: firstname.lastname@example.org
I. Once all the fields are filled in, please agree to the terms and conditions – and click CONTINUE TO PAYMENT.
J. Here is where you’ll use your discount code. Go ahead and put it in there…
K. Hit SUBMIT – and you’re finished! Note: You may get a Paypal error… it’s infrequent, but it happens. If you do, don’t worry about it. We will have received your listing and will be notified that it’s time to approve it. (We just don’t want you to worry, thinking we didn’t get your submission. As you know, it’s free with your +ADL membership anyway.)
There won’t be more you can do until we’ve approved your listing (usually within 24 hours), at which point you’ll get your next steps email and will have the opportunity to make any edits and adjustments you would like to make.
Included in your next steps will be your direct profile link so you can send people to your listing without them going through Search.
*You are limited to 5 categories of services. You can choose more, and it will go through, but we will delete any extras through the admin, or we will ask you to pay extra for more. There is method to our madness here, based on too many advocates claiming to do work they are not competent to do – which is against our Code of Ethics.
**If you have been featured in the AdvoConnection Spotlight, or if you have won the Schueler Award, we will add those to your listing through the Admin, and they will not be counted against your image count.