Your Marketplace listing on The Aisle Guide, included for free in each Aisle Planner account, is equal parts form and function. Build a beautifully designed landing page, promote your business, showcase your work, inspire your ideal clients, and make it easy for them to connect with you. Here's how:
Step 1: Start By Customizing Your Listing Domain
To access your vendor listing, click on the Listing Manager, under the Marketing tab, of your Pro Dashboard. Then, kick things off by customizing your listing domain. (You’ll find this under your organization name that appears in the center of your screen.) Enter something simple, like your business name, so it is not only recognizable but better optimized for SEO.
Step 2: Add Images
After you’ve customized your domain, go ahead and upload two images to help your business profile stand out.
Drag and drop an image that best represents your style in the hero position at the top where it says “Welcome to Your Listing Manager!”
Drag and drop either your logo or headshot into the profile position (the round image spot directly underneath the hero image)
If you need to replace any images, just click on either photo to open your computer's browse option, OR just drag and drop a new image into place.
Pro-tip: Use a high resolution image for your hero that is at least 1200px wide. You can also crop your hero image to 900 x 375px to make sure the image appears how you want it.
Step 3: Complete Your Business Profile
Next, enter your business and contact information.
Enter the address for your business (we recommend entering in an exact address, even if you don't want it to be displayed publicly or you work from home. Once you've added you address, you'll have the option to select whether or not to just show city and state.)
Enter a contact phone number and then select if you want your phone number shown on your listing
Set your price range
Add a business description that includes an introduction of who you are, what you do and what areas you service
Enter your website URL
Add in your social media profile links
Pro-tip: Copy the unique tail from your social media domains and paste them in the corresponding fields. For example, you would copy the bolded tail end of this Instagram URL www.instagram.com/tolalune
Step 4: Define Your Markets and Services
Next you’ll want to define your markets, categories, and products and services so potential clients know what vendor type you are, what services you offer and where. To add a market, category, product or service, simply click on the + sign you see next to the section title.
The number of markets, categories and products/services shown on your listing will depend on whether you have a basic (free), enhanced or premium listing.
To add a market or markets, lookup your location in the modal that opens. As you type, a list of tagged locations will appear below the text box. Select the correct one and click You can repeat this process up to 5 times.
To add categories, select the vendor category or categories that apply to your business in the modal that opens. You can select up to 5 categories. (Don't see a category that applies to you, let us know here.)
To add products and services, simply enter in a name and description for what you’d like to include in your listing and click Done when finished. You can add up to 12 products and services to your listing.
Pro-tip: Order your markets, categories, products and services with the most important one at the top of the list to ensure that is appears in your profile regardless of what plan you are on.
Step 5: Build Out Your Portfolio
Now to everyone’s favorite part – building your portfolio! You can create up to 12 image or video based portfolios that showcase your style and expertise - the number of portfolios shown will depend on your plan type. To add your first portfolio, simply click on the + that appears to the right of Portfolio and select the portfolio type (image gallery or video).
For image galleries:
Give the portfolio a name and description
Drag and drop the images you’d like to include onto the page (You can add up to 40 images)
Reorder the images within the gallery to tell a story by clicking on the Reorder Images gold button. When you do, a modal will open and you can simply drag the images to reorder
Select a cover image. When you hover your cursor over an image, a Set Cover Image button will appear
For video portfolios:
Give the portfolio a name and description
Enter in the url from where the video is being hosted (ex. YouTube or Vimeo)
Upload a cover image
Pro-tip: Don’t limit your portfolios to just images from your weddings. Feel free to upload brand videos, video tours of your venue/property, portfolios that showcase your favorite bouquets – whatever! Don’t be afraid to get creative!
After you’ve uploaded your portfolios, reorder them with your most impressive at the start! To do this, make sure you are on your listing’s set up page (the main page where you can see everything) and simply drag the portfolios to rearrange them within the portfolio section.
Step 6: Publish Your Listing
Once your listing is all set up, don't forget to publish your listing. Once your listing goes live, we'll send you an email letting you know, along with a link to view your listing on The Aisle Guide!
Be sure to click through the link in that email to check out your listing!
We recommend that you perform a quick search in The Aisle Guide marketplace to be sure your listing appears in the right category/categories and locations that you service. If it doesn't, reach out to use through the messenger to the bottom right of your screen or email us at email@example.com
If you make any updates to your listing or subscription, don't forget to republish your changes to set them live!
More Helpful Tips Regarding Your Listing
Take advantage of the auto-response feature and set up your auto-responders so couples quickly get more information from you after inquiring. You can see detailed instructions about how to set them up here.
Have you had work that has been featured on The Aisle Guide? Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know. We’ll tag your listing in it so it shows in your profile. You can also grab a badge here!
You can request reviews from past clients and vendors that you've worked with. Any reviews are automatically posted to your listing. Learn more about how to request reviews in three easy steps here.