Complete Your Profile

Please follow these guidelines to help you get the most of iHubbub's social network for home based working. Your profile completion is essential for you to gain maximum benefits from all the iHubbub Activities.

You can also see our help page for more information.

Your profile is divided into four areas:

Profile
Account
Dashboard
Complete Your Profile Links
Activities

 

Appear On Our Home Page

Please note that your profile will not show on our home page and our search pages unless you have completed your profile as shown below.

Once your profile is complete your pop up on our map will be far more informative to other members and visitors searching our site.

Check out how you can get a great looking pin or search our map to see for yourself.

Be Visible On Our Search Pages

You will not be visible on our home page unless you have completed your job title and uploaded an image. Upload & Edit An Image >> and Add Title >>

You will not be visible on our search pages until you have added an industry term category in which you want to be found.
Add Category >> and a location Add Location >>

All you have to do is join ... and complete your profile and your pin is automatically pinned to our map.

When our visitors hover over your pin a pop up opens and your profile shows oPin yourself as a freelancer to iHubbub's map to get found by employers looking for freelancing consultantsff all your talents!

Find out more about how you can get pinned or search our map to see for yourself.

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All you have to do is join ... and complete your profile and your pin is automatically pinned to our map.

When our visitors hover over your pin a pop up opens and your profile shows oPin yourself as a freelancer to iHubbub's map to get found by employers looking for freelancing consultantsff all your talents!

Find out more about how you can get pinned or search our map to see for yourself.

- See more at: http://ihubbub.com/pins#sthash.Le9fIi0o.dpuf

Profile

Start to build your profile so that important information about you and your business can be seen by our visitors and members. To see what they see, click ‘View public profile’. Once you have started to create your profile, edit links will become visible for you to make any changes.

Your profile URL link will become your 'Username'. For example: If your username is Handmade Coffee Mugs, your profile link will be: http://ihubbub.com/handmade-coffee-mugs.

Edit your business profile and view what iHubbub visitors and members see when they search our home business community

 

Account

In your Account you can change your email address and password, by clicking on the ‘Account Information’ link below. If you want to change how your first name and surname appears across the site, you can also edit both in ’Personal’. You can change your email notification frequency by clicking the ‘Email notifications’ link.

Edit your name, password, email address and account links on iHubbub's home business network

 

You can see what membership type you are subscribed to by checking the icon in your account, as shown in the example below.

 

Check your membership type on iHubbub's home business network

 

 

Dashboard

Your Dashboard will give you latest information and news that may interest you.

Keep up to date and check notices on iHubbubs home business start up community

 

 

Activities

The activities button allows you to share your home business ideas and thoughts with other iHubbub home business owners. Post images and comments.

Find out more about following other members.

Share your home business thoughts and ideas with other iHubbub business owners

 

 

 

Complete Your Profile Links

Here is a list of helpful links to get you going so you can complete your profile.

Complete Your Profile Links

Username
Create Your Profile
Add A Title
Add Category
Add About Me
Edit About Me
Profile Completion Indicator
Upload & Edit An Image
Add & Edit Member Type And Contact Keywords
Registration Information
Add & Edit Social Links
Special Offers In Our Online Shop
Connections
Adding And Managing Pins
Adding Business Photos
Add A Location

 

 

Username

You cannot change your username, so please choose a permanent username that reflects your profile.

For example, if you are choosing a personal profile use your first name and last name with capital letters – for example Joe Black. Your URL will become http://ihubbub.com/members/joe-black.

If you are aiming to brand your business, it may be best to add your business name as your username.  Whereas if you are a freelancer or self employed contractor selling your time as a service in multiple sectors, then it may be better for you to use your first name and surname as your username. In this case you are branding yourself with a portfolio of skills.

We strongly advice that members DO NOT use their email address as a username.

Spam bots crawl the internet looking for emails to spam. They find them with the @ sign or ISP brands such as @yahoo or @gmail and then they will start spamming you.

This is the very reason we have set up iHubbub with a ‘contact me’ private block so no spam bots can see or access your email. Thus they cannot find you on our site to spam you. When a member wants to make contact with you they can do so via your safe contact on iHubbub. Check out this example of how other members can contact you.

Spaces are allowed. Punctuation is not allowed except for hyphens and underscores. However, if you do decide to use a hypen or underscore be aware of how it will look to one of our visitors who could be a potential new business customer or client!

If you are choosing a business profile such as ‘Your Business Name’, your URL will become http://ihubbub.com/your-business-name.  Your username will also show other members and visitors who you are or what you do in hover-over pop ups, such as the example shown below.

TOP TIPS: Best way to approach a username > put yourself in your customers shoes. How do you want them to see you on iHubbub? What will be important for them in deciding to engage with you and do business with you or contact you for your freelance services? Will they be confident to buy your product or service based on your username?

Contact us if you need to change your username and we can do it for you.

Your username is used to showcase your profile to other home business members

 

Start Creating Your Profile

When you first login to iHubbub you will be taken straight to your profile page. Start to [build your profile] [link] so that important information about you and your business can be seen by our visitors and members.

To see what they see, click ‘View public profile’ at any time. View your public profile so our visitors and members can see more about your business interests.

To get started hit the link > Start Creating  Your Profile.

Start creating your profile so our visitors and members can see more about your business interests.

Once you have started to create your profile, edit links will become visible for you to make any changes. All you have to do is follow the quick and easy links, which open right there and allow you to edit any information from your profile.

Business Summary And Job Title

Add a job title or business summary - remember to use good, strong, relevent keywords to describe what you do - see the example below.

When you start creating your profile so our visitors and members can see more about your business interests remember to add a business summary and profile image

 

How To Change Your 'Title'

When you're logged into iHubbub, click the edit link beside your business summary title [which is your job title if you have joined as a home worker or freelancer] and the edit block will slide open for you to make any changes.

how to change your home business summary title on iHubbub's home business network

Profile Summary About Me

Complete your profile to engage with iHubbub's home businesssocial network so other members can see more details about you or your business.

When you complete your profile you can tell our visitors and members a little about yourself or your home business.

You will see this as the next step to creating your profile as shown in the example below.

When you complete your profile you can tell our visitors and members a little about yourself or your home business.

How To Change Your 'About Me'

When you're logged into iHubbub, click ‘Edit My Profile under your image [only visible to you], then click ‘About’.

Edit your details or type in a new bio and then click Save at the bottom of the page. Follow the steps in the image below.

Edit your 'about me' to be sure visitors will find your home business or freelance consultancy on iHubbub

 

 

Add Member Type And Contact Keywords

When adding what member type you are from the drop down shown in the example below, your new member profile gives you the ability to show 'contact terms' to our visitors and members. 

Why? So they can see your range of skills and easily - at a glance - see why they should get in touch with you to do business. This is your chance to ensure you use strong keyword tags for you to get found by others.

 

add what type of member you are and give keywords for our visitors to make contact with you to do business

How To Change Your Member Type Or Contact Keywords

In the example below you will see that all you have to do is click the 'Edit terms' link, make your changes and hit save.

edit what type of member you are and give keywords for our visitors to make contact with you to do business

 

 

Add Industry Category

Click 'Add or Edit Terms and select a category, which will enable you to be found in our search pages. See for yourself by searching freelancers or searching home businesses.

How to add an industry category to be sure you are found on iHubbubs freelancing home business map

 

 

 

 

Add or Edit Your Location

Click the add or edit location link and give as much details to get an accurate location. See the image below to edit your location.

If, after saving, you find your location is in the middle of the sea, it is because of inaccurate information. Google Maps defaults the location to 0 longitude and 0 latitude if there is an error. Or maybe you have no given enough details, such as your town's name with a postcode, which means Google Maps cannot find your location.

Go back in and check you have added all the information. Or to remove the location tick the ‘delete’ box when you click ‘edit location’, save that and then start again. See the bottom image to find out how to delete your location.

Edit your location on iHubbub's home business network

 

Edit your location on iHubbub's home business network

 

Profile Completion Indicator

Your profile completion indicator shows you how much of your profile still needs to be completed. Just click on the little [?] question mark and a pop will remind you what needs to be completed.

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Upload An Image

** Please note: your profile will NOT be visible in different areas around the site until your image has been uploaded. Upload your image through your 'Edit My Account'.

You can add an image when you start completing your profile. You can upload a logo or image at any time by going to your 'Profile' and hit 'Edit image' then follow the instructions. An example is shown below.

How To Change Your Profile Picture

 

When you're signed into iHubbub, click ‘Edit My Profile under your image [only visible to you] and click ‘Account’.  Then browse for your image  and remember to hit Save at the bottom of the page.

 

 how to change your home business logo or profile image on iHubbub's home business network

 

Registration Information

Basic information such as your name and country can be added on joining and edited through
> Account > Personal. See example of editing your account.

Your member type will help us to connect you with other home businesses in your sector, freelancers in your area or remote workers and home workers in your industry sector or line of work.

And it shows on your profile pop up information to new members, as shown below.

Show our home business and freelancer members who you are and what you do in our membes area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Own Online Shop

Advertise your business products and freelance services and sell them directly from our online shop.

Your profile will encourage you to add a product or service, however if you wish not to sell from our iStore, that does not effect your profile. It is fine to have a profile that is only 80 or 90% complete. If you do add a product or service, your profile will show as complete.

This is only to help your business grow stronger and help you to get sales from our site.

Find out more about selling your goods and services in iHubbub's iStore.

Connections

In order to be social and connect with other iHubbub members we suggest you add your social links as this will give our visitors and other members the opportunity to take a peek at your social links to see what you've been up to.

The links will be visible in your profile so be sure to give other members the chance to click on your links!

Best to do it on joining because it is permanently saved in your account.

You can edit them at any time and each time you add content these fields will be automatically populated so other members can follow your social media posts.

Read more on why you should follow other members and how it works.

What Is A Follow?

When you “Follow” someone it means you're connecting with that person to make friends with them. If another member ‘Follows’ you, your profile will be visible on the site to anyone visiting their page.

 

How To Follow?

We suggest you browse through our home page map or our members area and follow anyone who may be of help to you and your home business or vice versa.

To Follow just click the 'Follow' link and you will see your new friends in your 'Connections'.

To ‘Unfollow’ any member, just click the greyed out block under their name at anytime.

Follow other home based business owners on iHubbub's home business network

How Does It Work?

You can simply just follow them and keep an eye on what they are up to. Or you may want to drop them a line to say ‘Hi’ to another home business you find who may be ‘just up your street’. You can easily do this by hitting their 'Contact' link under their profile image and sending them an email.

Why Follow?

It may benefit your new start up home business if you find other members with similar business interests or who may be of help to you and your home business. You may also want to consider buying their freelance services or swap resources. And if a new member spots you on someone elses Friends list they may want to buy your product or service. All round ... following leads to more exposure and business networking connections for your business.

 

Add Or Edit Social Links

When you're signed into iHubbub, you will see your Social Links block and click ‘Ed

it social links', [only visible to you], then edit your links when the block slides open. Add any new social links or edit them and then click Save at the bottom of the open block.

Add social links on iHubbub to get our home business visitors looking at your social links

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When you have added social links and want to go back to change them, again, click edit social links as per the example below.

 

Add your social links to become more visible to iHubbub's home business community

 

 

Post Photos

Upload images to the map by clicking the Add Photo link and you will be able to drag and drop images into iHubbub. They will be featured on your public profile and showcased in our Photo Gallery.

add images or logos of your new start up home based business

If you already have added images to iHubbub's Photo Gallery Syou can see the Add Photo link below your other images that you already have uploaded.

See how to add your own image to your profile below.

add images or logos of your new start up home based business

Watch this video on how to upload your images.

Showcase products, services, events, your business, recent work or images of yourself working at home.

Showcase products, services, events, your business, recent work or images of yourself working at home.

The dashboard is pretty self explanatory, but do drop us a line via our contact us page or send your feedback and our team will take on board all suggestions to make iHubbub the place where you want to hang out!