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What are the best ways to start with Tin Shingle?

Tin Shingle aims to provide artists, makers and business owners with the latest ideas and news about buzz building. There are a number of ways we make this information accessible.

1. First way is via our free newsletter, so subscribe to that for when articles with tips and ideas are published.

2. Second way is via the training classes that you can access for free or via a membership subscription. Tin Shingle’s owner Katie hosts a webinar called a Training TuneUp that focuses on something super niche in marketing. Watching or listening to the live broadcast is free so get the schedule here, and then it’s recorded and made available for the subscription membership to stream at any time.

3. Third are tools we’ve designed to make your marketing outreach easier and more targeted. We have templates to help you know what to do when, as well as a database of Media Contacts to help make your research of who to contact easier, and Editorial Calendars for print magazines, which reveal the general theme of a magazine for each month. This helps you craft just the right pitch to just the right magazine at just the right time.


Is it 30-day Terms for Cancellation?

Cancel at any time! The membership structure is based on a monthly model. Pay month to month, or get a discount on the yearly or half-yearly optoins.

If you select the $150/month plan, you are subscribing to the monthly billing membership, and can stop (cancel) at any time. When you stop, you will complete your billing cycle, and keep access to the website, and then not be billed again after the final day of your cycle.

The 6 month and 12 month options are simply a discount offering, where you get 6 months access but pay for 5 (so 1 free month) or 12 months access but pay for 10. Like the $150 monthly option, the 6 month payment option and the 12 month payment option also auto-renews unless you cancel in advance. For the 6 month and 12 month option, you will be sent a reminder email before it renews.


If I cancel mid-billing cycle, is my membership pro-rated?

With any of our payment plans, there is no pro-rated option if you cancel mid-cycle. If you want to cancel right away and finish out, but not forget that you wanted to cancel after one month (if you got the $150/month level), you could in theory sign up and then cancel, and have access for the payment plan that you subscribed to. But we think you’ll like it and want to stay! Why bother with that hassle of canceling and renewing all the time? LOL


Do I need to get the 6 month plan as a base?

No! The 6 month and the 12 month payment plans are simply ways for you to save money. They are only offered for Level 4, however. You can sign up any time for the monthly membership levels, which start at $45/month for the Community only, or $150/month for the All Access Pass.


How do I edit my profile?

When you're a member of Tin Shingle, you get to promote yourself and your business on Tin Shingle's website. List your business with your logo in our Business Directory, and promote yourself with your headshot in your Personal Profile area, which is public-facing, meaning all of our readers can see it.


How do I start my membership?

Visit this page and pick a membership level that works for you. Monthly memberships are billed month to month. You can pause at any time. You can also upgrade or downgrade your membership. For instance, if you wanted Media Contacts for research, and then got all of the Meida Contacts that you needed, but wanted to keep streaming all of Tin Shingle's Training TuneUps for free, then you would start a membership at Level 4 Media Contacts, and downgrade to Level 3 Training TuneUps.


How do I upgrade or downgrade my membership?

Log into your Tin Shingle account, and hover over the MY ACCOUNT tab, and click on BILLING.

Click on the plan you want to switch to. Proceed through checkout. If you are downgrading mid-billing cycle, then your membership level and access to certain tools will change on the first day of your billing cycle. If you are upgrading mid-billing cycle, then you will be billed the difference of the two membership levels, and your access to additional tools will be granted instantly.


How do I cancel my membership?

Log into your Tin Shingle account, and hover over the MY ACCOUNT tab, and click on BILLING.

For your payment plan, click to Cancel your subscription. Your access to the website will remain active until the last day of your billing cycle. You will not be billed again.

You can restart your membership at any time by logging in, visiting the MY ACCOUNT tab, clicking on BILLING, and then clicking on the membership level you want. If you canceled your subscription to membership and then changed your mind a few days or hours later, you can switch the subscription plan back to active, and will continue to be billed the following billing cycle.