Did you know that your BAPIA membership comes with a listing in our public directory of recommended balloon and party professionals?
Here you can list your business name, services offered, photos of your fantastic work and contact details so that those looking for reputable balloon artists in their area can easily find you.
***NEW: BAPIA's John has created a 'How To Update Your Profile' video tutorial. Click here to watch it.***
Otherwise, just follow these 6 simple steps to update your directory profile:Step 1. Log into bapiaonline.com by clicking the blue icon in the top right corner.
Step 2. Once logged in, click the blue icon again and select ‘View profile’ under your username.
Step 3a. Select ‘Edit profile’ and ensure that all of the information fields are filled in. This information is used to populate your listing in the directory and can help you to appear more prominently in searches so it’s really important to fill this as much as possible including your phone number and postcode.
Step 3b. Be sure to fill out the box at the bottom of your profile page entitled ‘Directory listing text’ as this gives you a chance to stand out from other professionals in your area. You could highlight your creative specialities or emphasise a particular deal or offer that you currently have on. Remember to save your changes when you’re done!
Step 4. Add Photos to Your Listing
Click ‘Member photo albums’ then click ‘Create / Add album’ to create a new album. Add a title and description to let potential customers know which of your services these photos are showing and any additional information they may find useful. When you’re finished, click ‘Submit’ to save.
Step 5. Then click ‘Upload photos’ towards the right side of the page to add photos to the new album. Click ‘choose file’ to select each image from your computer and when you are done click ‘Upload’.
Step 6. Finally, click ‘Back to profile’ and then select ‘My directory profile’ to see your completed listing as potential customers will see it. Double check that all your updates have saved and look great and then you’re done!
Remember to keep your profile up to date with your correct business information and the latest photos of your work - you never know who’s looking!
And remember, if we all balloon responsibly, the party never has to end!