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What are some tips to remember when creating my profile?
Your Profile is your introduction and, in that way, is not very different from walking into an interview or striking up a conversation with a stranger. The number of responses you get from other members will depend greatly on the quality of your profile. Here are some helpful tips that will help you:
Upload a photograph: People like to see who they're dealing with and as a result, profiles with photographs get up to ten times more responses as profiles that don't have one. You can either upload a photo from a digital camera or a scanner. If you don't have access to a scanner, we can do if for you (for a nominal fee). See the "How do I upload photos?" section for details.
Create a catchy title for your profile: When members search listings on the site, the title of your profile is listed next to your name. As a general rule, profile titles like "Hi!" do not catch people's attention, where as more personalized titles do.
Think before you write: Feel free to write as much as you want in our essay portions of the sign-up pages. Tell other members about yourself, for instance: what line of work you're in, a world-view or business philosophy, likes and dislikes, things you enjoy doing, what your personality is like, even your hopes and dreams. The better your profile describes you, the more likely that others will read and respond to it. If you can't think of anything right away, you can always add more later.
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