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In this article, Kathlyn Lindeboom explains the functionality and use of our new free Services Directory section that we have added to Creative COW for the use of our members to promote themselves within the vital half-million monthly visitor stream at CreativeCOW.net
Adding to your company's marketing efforts doesn't have to be expensive, in fact it can be free if you have a membership here in Creative COW. You see, we have added a new Services Offered Directory that our members can use to build their own mini-storefront here in the COW's incredible traffic stream.
What is the Services Offered Directory?
The Services Offered Directory is a way that you can tell other users, facilities, companies, and prospects, who you are, what you do, and the kinds of projects you are skilled in and are available to participate in. Over the years, we have learned that many of our members use other members for filling in on projects when they are busy or when they need a skillset they do not possess themselves. Many mutually advantageous business relationships have been forged and projects completed because of these relationships.
With over a half-million unique visitors presently coming to the COW during a month (according to Google Analytics and other traffic monitors), the COW's incredible traffic levels give you access to a wide range of prospects -- if you take the time to fill in your Services Offered Directory registration.
The Services Offered Directory is quite simple to use and you can even add new categories if they are not currently available.
To use the Services Offered Directory, you first visit the "Services" link found in the orange navogation bar at the top of the CreativeCOW.net interface. (See example image shown here.)
If you would like to add your entry, simply click the "Add Your Service" link, seen in the upper right area of the Services Offered Directory. (See red arrow, above right.)
What If My Service Category Isn't Listed Yet?
The Service Directory can be updated quite easily if you do not find your category/market listed among the choices provided. You can add either both category and sub-category listings -- andsee them update the available listings immediately.
To Add A Category or a Sub-Category...
If you need to add either a category or a sub-category, the process is quite simple.
If you wish to add a new category to cover your skills/trade, simply click the button seen here that says "Add A Category."
It will open a new page which is called "Add A Category" in which you can add a new sub-category within an existing category -- or you can add both an entirely new main category along with a sub-category. In our exampleseen here, we have added "Imaging" as the main category and the sub-category is "Photo Retouching."
If you need to add new categories, please keep in mind that a category is an "umbrella" and the sub-category is the specific area "under the umbrella." In our example, we have used imaging as that is what category makes sense for a sub-category like photo retouching.
What If A Category or Sub-Cateory Is Wrong or Is Not Perfect Fit?
Don't worry, we regularly review the categories and will edit them to allow others to add to the category choices that you start. If they need to be refined, we will do so. So please don't worry if it's not perfect, it is better to move than to not move because something isn't a perfect fit.
Now that you know how the system works and how to add both categories and even sub-categories if needed, why not get going and add your company and its capabilities to the Services Offered Directory? With over 500,000 visitors coming to CreativeCOW.net each month, you never know who might be your next client or job.
To add your company, visit the Services Offered Directory, found in the orange navigation bar at the top of our interface.
If you need further help getting added, please feel free to ask for help in the COWmunications forum.
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