Posting an Event Listing
Event Listings are a great way to promote your upcoming Workshops, Retreats, Teacher Trainings and Vacations.
If you are interested in advertising with us but are not sure how to go about it, please read through our step-by-step instructions and you'll see how easy it is. Advertising your events is just a few steps away.
EVENT LISTINGS include the following;
• Full color image of your choice
• Start and End Date
• Schedule Info
• Event Cost
• 5000 word description
• Internal Link to your Studio Listing
• Contact & Event Location Information
• DirectLink to your company website
• All Event Listings will appear in every monthly newsletter until the Listing expires*
* Event Listings expire 3 days after the scheduled start date.
CREATING AN ACCOUNT
You'll need to have an account with us before you can post an Event Listing.
You can find the Sign Up link at the top right of any page
IMPORTANT! Make sure you are not already listed with us before you making a new account (Search our database)
ALREADY HAVE AN ACCOUNT?
You can find the Log In link at the top right of any page
Forgot your username or password?
BUYING EVENT CREDITS
Posting Event Listings are done through a prepayment system using virtual money. YDC virtual money is called Event Credits.
So 1 Event Listing costs 1 event credit.
You will need to pre-purchase some of these Event Credits before you can post your Event Listing. We have provided you with different credit packages to meet your finacial needs and remember the more credits you buy the cheaper each credit becomes. Plus they never expire so you can keep them as long as you like and use them whenever you need them.
The Purchase credits area is located at the bottom of your admin main page. (Look for a section like the image below) Click on the "BUY" button corresponding to the package you would like to purchase. You will then be redirected to PayPal's website to complete the purchase. Simply follow their steps to do so. Once the transaction is complete PayPal will redirected you back to our site and your credits will be automatically banked in to your account. It’s that simple!
NOTE: Credits can be ordered by cheque/money order. If you wish to do so simply click on the "Order Credits by Mail" button, fill out the form and mail it to us with payment. Credits will not appear in your account
until we have processed your payment. We do not accept payments via credit card over the phone.
All Event Listings expire 3 days after it's scheduled start date.
So for example, if you posted your Event Listing on January 10, and choose your event's start date to be May 10. Your Event Listing will stay up on the site until May 13. That would give you 4 months of advertising.
Now 1 credit can cost $19.99 if you buy just 1 at a time, but if you purchased one of the larger packages, let's say 3 credit ($47.97). Each credit would then cost $15.99. So if we take the example above, 4 months worth of advertising would only cost $15.99. So if you know in advance that you plan on advertising many workshops with us it's always most cost effective to purchase one of the bigger credit packages.
POSTING AN EVENT LISTING
Now you have your credits you are ready to post your Event Listing.
Which type of event do you want to advertise? You can choose to post your Ad in one of the four directory sections
1. Event Ad in the Workshop or Retreat Section
2. Event Ad in the Vacations & Tours Section
3. Event Ad in the Teacher Trainings Section
4. Event Ad in the Teacher Training Abroad Section
Click on the appropriate corresponding link under the Posting an Ad Event section in your admin area (as you see in the image below)
A New page will open. Use the online form to enter your events info and add your photo. Before you click "Submit" verify the information and dates you have entered to make sure it is all to your liking. Once you click submit 1 credit will be deducted from your account at this time and you will be redirected back to your main admin page. If there was an error the form page will come up again with a yellow message box with instructions on what needs to be fixed.
Under the "Edit your most recent event(s)" section your new Event Listing info will appear (a little down, just above the buy credits area). You will have 48 hours from the time of your initial posting to re-edit your event(s) without being charged additional credits.