I don’t know about you, but sometimes I really like to have things set out in a step by step kind of a way, so I thought I would put together a blog post to step you through the process of creating your own listing in My List Assist.
Add a listing
First of all, click the “Add Listing” button at the top of the home page. Here’s a screen shot to help you find it…
Once you’ve done that, you’ll go through to the “Pricing Plans” page. Check out the plans by scrolling down a little, and then select the plan you’d like to use by clicking the “Continue” button.
Submit your listing
That will take you to the “Submit Your Listing” page where you can fill in all of your business information.
That page looks like this…
Now, let’s take a closer look at the fields you’ll have to complete…
Firstly, choose add your listing title in the “Listing Title” box.
You could simply use your business name in the first box, like this listing created by Amy…
Or use your title to provide a little description about your business services also. Here’s an example from Red Feet Video’s listing…
You can then add a tagline in the tagline box.
That will display on your listing here like this…
Add your city in the “City” box (e.g. Auckland, New Zealand). This will help customers who are looking for help from someone in a specific location to find you.
If you have a physical location that you would like your customers to know about, feel free to add in your address in full in the “Full Address” box. Otherwise, we just recommend that you put the city where you are located in the “Address” box e.g. (Auckland, New Zealand).
Again, this will enable the map function within My List Assist to show where in the world you are located in the without letting anyone know your home address.
The map will simply show a pin on the city where you live (in most cases the pin will drop on the CBD of your city).
Hopefully this one is pretty self-explanatory! If you need to add further contact information, please feel free to do this within the description box.
If you have one of our paid options, you will have the ability to add social links direct to your listing also.
Now choose your category or categories. You can choose more than one. You can also choose to list in either the parent category (e.g. Accounting and Bookkeeping) and the child category (e.g. Bookkeeper).
Once you have chosen your categories they will display as per the below image.
You can then add some listing features by ticking the little boxes that you can see at the bottom of the image above.
Now you’re ready to add a detailed description about your services. This is your chance to showcase your offering so go for gold! Feel free to paste some pictures in there too!
Photos and video
Now is your chance to make your listing super snazzy with photos and video!
Embed a video from your YouTube channel to showcase your business by pasting a link in the “Your Business Video” box. Then upload some images to create a banner for the top of your listing page.
You might choose to load some photos of you or your work like Courtney from 3C Communications.
Or use a banner image like Amy from Ask Amy…
If you want a banner like Courtney’s simply choose multiple photos when you upload, and they will be presented in banner format in your listing. If you want an image like Amy’s head along to Canva, create your banner image (a LinkedIn banner works well) and upload it to the photo box.
Your Details, submit and preview
Now just insert your contact email address, choose a username for your page and click save and preview.
Once you’ve clicked save and preview, you’ll see a page like this…
This means that your listing has been submitted to us for review. We’re normally pretty quick at getting your listing approved, but please allow 24 hours for us to get online and have a look.
Claiming your listing
The final step for you to take is to claim your listing. In most cases we will allocate your listing as “claimed” when we review your original listing submission so there will be no extra step required here. However, if for some reason we haven’t done so just click the “Claim Listing” button on your listing, answer a few extra questions and we will review your claim.
Editing your listing
If you have submitted your listing and still have some changes that you want to make, you can do this from your dashboard.
To access your dashboard simply hover over your username in the menu as pictured below. Then click “Dashboard”. If you aren’t signed in, you’ll need to login first.
Here is what your dashboard looks like…
To view and edit your listing click “Listings” in the menu on the left-hand side of your screen. This will show you the listings you have available for editing.
To edit just click the three dots on the right-hand side of your listing. On this example image you can see the dots beside the word “Pending”.
Click edit to make any changes and you will be taken back to the listing page to make your changes…
If you get stuck
If you’re trying to make a listing and things just aren’t going to plan, or if something isn’t working correctly please do let us know.
We look forward to approving your listings!