Setup and Customization Requests

Brilliant Directories is designed to be an out of the box solution to get your site launched quickly so you can begin your marketing and start earning an income from your directory immediately. However, some directory owners will want to make some aesthetic or functionality changes to their new website.

Depending on the nature of the changes you would like to make, these could fall under two different categories:

 

Setup Requests

A setup request would be a small modification to your directory that our coaching team can help complete for you. Setup items that would fall under this category would be things like:

  • Changes to the text in certain areas of your directory
  • Updates to the main menu of your directory
  • Implementation of the category structure as you outline in your Launch Plan
  • Setup of the membership levels of your site, including the activation of member features as you outline in your Launch Plan
  • Implementation of your pricing page based on the membership levels as you outline in your Launch Plan
  • Changing colors of buttons, backgrounds, text, etc
  • Editing the SEO elements of specific pages
  • Assisting with the parsing and import of members to a site

In order to facilitate these kinds of changes as quickly and economically for our partners as possible, we include Training & Setup credits with every Subscription Plan that can be used for our team to make these kinds of modifications on your behalf (please see all of the Subscription Plans here). You can choose to use these credits to have our team complete these modifications (setup requests) on your behalf, or you can use this credit to purchase Training Sessions from our Coach Team.

In our experience, the complimentary Training & Setup credits you receive as part of your Subscription Plan are more than adequate to launch a successful, profitable directory website. However, in the event that you use up all of your complimentary credits, we are happy to provide a quote on any additional setup changes to your site you would like our team to complete for you.

 

How to use Training & Setup Credits

Whenever you would like our team execute on any of the types of modifications as described above to your directory on your behalf, please send an email directly to your assigned coach (or coach@brilliantdirectories.com if you have not yet been in direct contact with your coach) outlining the request in as much detail as possible.

Please note: Sending the requests via email is always a requirement before we can provide a quote or execute on any setup requests you have.  We do this to make sure the scope of the request is crystal clear to both parties so we can execute on the request as quickly and accurately as possible and to prevent any miscommunication during the setup process.

Once we receive a setup request, we will analyze the request and provide you with a quote to complete the request for you.  When we give a quote for a setup request, it is a comprehensive quote, taking into consider all the different resources required to deliver on a request, such as:

  • The coaching staff’s time to analyze a request, respond with questions, and come to an agreement on the entire scope of the request.
  • The coach and/or development team’s time to execute on the request, and test the functionality once complete.
  • The QA team’s time to analyze and test the request that was completed to be sure everything is in working order.
  • The coach’s time to communicate with the partner that the request is complete
  • The entire team’s time necessary to make any updates or tweaks to the setup request as required after it is sent to the partner.

Because we must go through this process with each request, the cost for us to complete a request may be higher than the cost for yourself, a developer on your staff, or an outsourced developer to complete it on your behalf.

Even though the quoted cost may be higher than the cost of doing it yourself or outsourcing it to another developer, the benefits of having our team execute on the request for you is that the same team who built the software from the ground up will be completing your request, so we can insure that all modifications are done in the optimal manner given how the software is built.

Once we have provided you with a quote on the request, you will be able to decide whether you would like to move forward with the request or not.  Any Training & Setup credits you have remaining with us may be applied to pay for the request.  If the cost of the request exceeds the amount of credits you have, you may choose to pay the difference with the credit card you have on file with us in order to move forward with the request.

Once we receive confirmation from you that you would like to move forward with the request, we will charge your credit card on file (if additional payment to cover the cost of the request is necessary) and queue the request with our team to complete for you.

Once we have finished the work for you, our team will notify you by email or phone to confirm completion.

 

Customization Requests

Customization requests are modifications to your website that would not fall under the list of “Setup requests” as described above. These are generally larger-scale requests like more significant changes to the design or functionality of your site that require more in-depth analysis, communication, quotation, and execution than the Setup requests mentioned above.

While our own internal development team is typically not equipped to make significant customizations like these to your website for you, we do work with several 3rd party developers and development teams that are certified to quote and complete these types of requests for you.

If you are interested in requesting this type of customization, please be sure to have the following items prepared in order to receive a quote on the work you would like completed:

  • A detailed description of each piece of functionality that you would like modified or developed
  • A professional mockup of the desired completed design for aesthetic customization requests that require a very specific look to be delivered
  • A wireframe mockup of the completed design for aesthetic customization requests that do not require a very specific look, or just require a re-arranging of the already-existing elements of a page or the implementation of design elements from another existing website onto yours.

Once you have these items ready, please feel free to submit your request to the Marketplace in order to be put in contact with a certified 3rd-party development partner that can discuss your request with you.

Typically our development partners quote and charge for their services by the hour, so if you would like to have a direct discussion with them about the potential customization request and do not have the items prepared as described above, then the developers may request compensation for the time required to create these for you based on your conversation with them.

 

One final tip

Through the process of launching thousands of directories in myriad industries, our most successful partners have demonstrated time and again that the best strategy for launching a successful directory is to get a working model of your website online as quickly as possible with the fewest number of modifications possible. This allows you and your potential members and users to see a real working directory online fast quickly.  Once you are able to get your initial members on the site and have some real users making use of your directory, you can then use their feedback and your experience with the initial launch to make better-informed decisions on the kinds of customizations that would be prudent to invest in.

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  • Set up additional admin users to manage your website
  • Connect your live domain name
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  • Upload your member categories
  • Upload your brand’s logo and favicon
  • Add your website’s social media links
  • Add a main image to your homepage (image provided by you)
  • Activate and organize your homepage streaming content
  • Closing Phone Session to review your website and ask any questions (30 minute meeting)

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Brilliant Directories has solved a major problem for me in my business and am now making over $10,000 a month.

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I’ve spent the better part of a year working with various directory systems, mostly built on WordPress. These systems were buggy, slow, expensive, and prone to plugin breakage. It was a frustrating experience getting them to work.

I was skeptical of Brilliant Directories until I tried it out. Wow! With their system, I had a working directory in minutes that was fast and simply worked.

One of the great things about their system is that it’s incredibly customizable. They’ve built their system on a widget platform that allows you to not only customize any part of the site, but you can use your own PHP and javascript code to create your own functionality.

There have been a few times when I’ve needed some help with their system, and I’ve found that their support team is very quick and efficient with ticket requests. They have a nice knowledge base and community forum that answers a lot of your questions.

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I’m pleasantly surprised! It’s always been a dream to be able to create web directory website. I’m really happy with the service. I’ve never had customer service call me to make sure everything is going well. Dennis was very kind, understanding, and explained everything clearly. This really made me feel happy & comfortable. I love the videos. They are so easy to follow and everyone seems knowledgeable, yet so friendly. My site has been up for months and I’m looking forward to a long term partnership. With service like this I feel like I would go to battle for Brilliant Directories.

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By Zach V.

I have been in the Military for 6 years now getting my company up and running. Meeting Jason and his team was the biggest blessing yet. We were able to get our company up and running with out worrying about website development, Letting us focus on what we do best “marketing” Would I recommend Brilliant Directories to anyone else? I would STRONGLY recommend Brilliant Directories to anyone that is wanting to have a business for life. Thank You again for helping out so much.

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I started using Brilliant Directories 6 months ago after trying to build directories on my own. I found their product to have all the elements that I needed to have in order to launch a directory. They gave me individual support and training to learn how to personalize and customize the directory for my market. I look forward to a long and productive relationship with Brilliant Directories. If you are looking for a directory for your niche then look no further. Brilliant Directories has it all.

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Brilliant Directories is amazing. From the first moment I reached out to them through their website, the experience has been terrific. The system is the cleanest directory system available in the market today, bar none. The people at Brilliant Directories are top-notch, and are always ready to assist in every way possible. I have worked with a lot of companies, both as a business owner and international business consultant, and I can truly say that Brilliant Directories understands what a “great user experience” really means.

If you are considering going into the directory business, I would highly recommend talking to the experts at BD. Jason, Matthew, and their team truly care about their customers.

Simply put, you would be hard-pressed to find a better directory team, or directory technology, in the world today.

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First, I have admired this directory a little over a year ago. I consider myself mid-level experience in web design. I am very proficient with Wordpress and Drupal but Brilliant Directories is far less complicated. The day I found this directory sometime around June 2014, it was the most beautiful directory I ever saw at that time even without trying out the admin demo. If I didn’t buy this directory a year ago it was because of price was a little on the steep side. Now that I own this directory I now know why it was somewhat pricy.

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Super User-Friendly!

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I highly recommend Brilliant Directories for anyone who is interested in starting a directory website. Both their software and customer support are first class!

I’ve been interested in holistic health for a number of years. I’ve found it hard to track down reputable holistic health care providers, so last year I decided to create a web site where holistic practitioners can list their services (and eventually get rated). This would be helpful not only to me, but tons of folks worldwide who prefer a holistic approach to healthcare.

I first started trying to code the site on my own using an ‘easy’ plugin, but realized it was never was going to be what I envisioned. I then tried to hire a developer to create the website for me. I got several quotes from curiously cheap to very expensive. In general, I found them difficult to communicate with and didn’t feel that they understood what I was looking for.

Luckily, I came across Brilliant Directories in a Google search. Not only did they understand what I was trying to accomplish, but they were able to execute my vision quickly. I found their customer support to be both extremely knowledgeable and patient with my questions. They even shared strategies to help get my first hundred members listed. 5-stars!

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A Message From The Founder

Jason Haloossim, CEO & Co-Founder

The first Brilliant Directories website was our own. In 2009, we took an idea we believed in and built software for it from the ground up. The idea was to build a directory website of interior designers and build an empire around it. But there was a problem: the software we found seemed to work against our ambitions at every turn. Back then, the options for directory software were unreliable plugins or expensive custom development. It was incredibly expensive, unnecessarily complex, and frighteningly unstable to combine random plugins.

Existing directory software did not have the features we needed and were not solutions we could rely on. Furthermore, as young entrepreneurs with basically no budget, we didn’t have a lot of money to invest in expensive development, so we rejected those options and created our own. Our custom software met our needs so well that we decided to take everything we learned and shifted our business away from the interior designer directory and towards fixing the glaring hole in the directory software market. We knew that we weren’t the only ones looking for a better directory software, and there needed to be an option to support the needs of start-ups and established organizations. We set out to create the software that we wished would have existed, and we launched it in 2010 under the name Brilliant Directories.

Brilliant Directories is exactly this: the only platform you need to build your directory website. Brilliant Directories is reliable, complete, and most important, saves you time and money compared to traditional web development. It’s a mission that we take very seriously. We stand behind our product with top-rated customer service and a dedication for continually improving our software daily. With thousands of users worldwide and growing every day, we hope to help your dream come online very soon.

To your success,
Jason Haloossim

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  • Activate and organize your homepage streaming content
  • Closing Phone Session to review your website and ask any questions (30 minute meeting)
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What’s Included?

  • Dedicated Account Manager for Your First 30 Days
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  • Activating your features
  • Setting up your membership levels (up to 3 levels)
  • Setting up your pricing page (up to 3 levels)
  • Importing your category structure
  • Add a main image to your homepage (image must be provided by you)
  • Uploading your logo and favicon
  • Setting up the homepage streaming widgets (please let us know which features you would like to stream on your homepage and in what order)
  • Closing Session to Review Website & Ask Questions (30 minute phone meeting)
  • BONUS PHONE SESSIONS – Schedule any time after your Closing Session

  • Editing Your Website One-on-One Training (30 minute phone meeting)
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With the IN-PERSON Website Setup Package, a specialist from Brilliant Directories will meet with you in-person at your location for 3 days to ensure a smooth and quick transition to our platform.

What’s Included?

  • Dedicated Account Manager for Your First 30 Days
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  • Activating your features
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  • Importing your category structure
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  • Closing Session to Review Website & Ask Questions (30 minute phone meeting)
  • BONUS PHONE SESSIONS – Schedule any time after your Closing Session

  • Editing Your Website One-on-One Training (30 minute phone meeting)
  • Member Management One-on-One Training (30 minute phone meeting)
  • Banner Ad Management One-on-One Training (30 minute phone meeting)
  • $500 in Training & Setup Credits

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The Do-It-Yourself Setup Plan is perfect for individuals who want a detailed breakdown of tasks they can complete themselves, in order to get their website up and running as soon and as efficiently as possible.

What’s Included?

  • Step 1 The Basics
  • Step 2 General Website Setup
  • Step 3 Website Design and Sales Strategy
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