Agency Knowledge Base

Getting started with TDA

To register, simply go to this link and complete the registration form.

When you fill in the necessary information, click on the Register button and you’ll be taken to your agency dashboard.

If you created a profile, you can log in by clicking the Login button in the top-right corner of the website.

You’ll be taken straight to your agency dashboard.

Creating a profile and listing your agency on TDA is completely free. There are no charges or drawbacks when it comes to listing your agency publicly.

Your Agency profile will be public and anyone who visits the website will be able to see it. The case studies and articles that you publish will also be visible to everyone.

With a free profile you can:

  • Be publicly listed
  • Publish unlimited case studies
  • Published unlimited articles
  • Verify up to 3 case studies
  • Earn up to 300 TDA coins by filling in your profile information and verifying at least 1 case study

The default sorting for agencies is by content relevance.

This means that whenever you publish a piece of content (a case study or an article) and our editorial team approves it, you’ll jump to the very top of the list. Every agency has an equal opportunity to stand out!

The other sorting options are:

  • Membership Level: shown in the order of Gold, Silver, Bronze, and then free members
  • Score: sorting by agency score, which is the average of case study scores
  • Publication Date: latest created profiles show up first
  • Agency Experience
  • Alphabetical order: A-Z

Expertise are the digital services that you provide.

They can be anything from web development, web design or social media advertising, all the way to blockchain and machine learning.

This is entirely up to you and it should describe the work that you usually do for clients, as well as the digital services you are able to provide.

Technological Expertise is used to describe what you use to complete a project from the technical standpoint.

It can refer to anything from Shopify for eCommerce or WordPress for web development, all the way to JavaScript.

Yes, every agency profile can have multiple users who can access it, edit information and post content.

The best way to contact us is to use the chat feature in the bottom-right corner of the website.

We’ll try to get back to you as soon as we can. In case no one is online, leave your email address and we’ll get in touch with you!

We help agencies create a one-stop-shop for all their needs. You can use your TDA profile as a third-party credible database of verified case studies, articles, and any important information about your business.

If you are meeting a potential client, simply send them a link to your TDA profile to save both their time, and your own. They’ll be able to see everything in one place that isn’t your own website.

TDA is also a marketplace where companies come to find digital agencies for various projects. Premium agency members can promote themselves to stand out to potential clients and pitch for projects.

Free members have the chance to earn passive leads by publishing unlimited case studies and articles.

The best way to stand out is by building a quality agency profile and publishing as often as you can.

  • First, complete your profile with all the necessary information which will give potential clients a good idea of who you are and what you do. Make sure to go through all of the categories: Main Info, Additional Info, Expertise, Locations and Languages, and Contacts.

 

  • Then, you should publish case studies about projects you completed for clients in the past. This will give your future clients valuable insight into the projects that you usually do, and what your line of work is.

 

  • After your case study is published, you should always verify it by clicking the Request Review button and sending that link to the client who was the topic of the case study. This will give a lot of credibility to your case studies because they will receive a score. The average of your case study scores will be your agency score, which will be a great way to stand out.

 

  • In addition to case studies, you can also publish articles about topics in your industry. Try to write something insightful and interesting for potential clients!

TDA coins are our internal currency which can be spent on different types of promotion on the marketplace, or for pitching for projects.

When you become a premium user, the amount of TDA coins you receive will depend on your membership level.

Each membership option gets you more TDA coins, which allow you to use more promotional opportunities.

When you buy a membership package, you’ll be a premium member for 365 days after the purchase, so make sure to use your coins in that period.

The pricing of promotional opportunities depends on:

  • The type of promotion you choose (agency profile, case study, or article)
  • The placement (homepage or content archives)
  • The size of the promotional banner

You can deactivate your agency profile at any time by completing the Delete My Data form.

To register, simply go to this link and complete the registration form.

When you fill in the necessary information, click on the Register button and you’ll be taken to your agency dashboard.

You can access your agency dashboard at any time by clicking the My Account button in the top-right corner of the website if you are logged in.

You can edit your information by accessing the agency dashboard and clicking on Agency Details on the left.

Make sure to go through all of the categories:

  • Main Info
  • Additional Info
  • Expertise
  • Locations and Languages
  • Contacts

To change your logo:

  1. Access your agency dashboard
  2. Click on Agency Details on the left side
  3. Click on Main Info
  4. Scroll down until you see the Agency Logo field
  5. Upload your logo, the optimal size is 500×500 pixels and the optimal format is .jpg

The optimal dimensions for the logo are 500×500 pixels, in .jpg format. The maximum file size is 10MB.

To make changes to your Expertise:

  1. Access your agency dashboard
  2. Click on Agency Details on the left side
  3. Click on Expertise
  4. Select which Expertise you provide
  5. Click Save Changes at the bottom

To make changes to your Technological Expertise:

  1. Access your agency dashboard
  2. Click on Agency Details on the left side
  3. Click on Expertise
  4. Select which Technological Expertise you provide
  5. Click Save Changes at the bottom

To add additional users to handle your Agency:

  1. Access your agency dashboard
  2. Click on Users on the left side
  3. Click on Invite New User
  4. Enter the Email of the new user
  5. Assign a role to the new user
  6. Click the Send Invite button at the bottom

 

When you find an agency that you like and you’d like to keep up with their work, you can add them to your favorites.

This won’t be public and agencies aren’t notified when someone adds them to their favorites.

To favorite an Agency:

  1. Open their profile
  2. Click on Add agency to favorites

To view your favorite agencies, open your dashboard and click on Favorite Agencies on the left side.

No, the list of your favorite agencies isn’t public and agencies aren’t notified when someone adds them to their favorites.

To view and edit your favorite agencies:

  1. Open the dashboard
  2. Click on Favorite Agencies on the left side

There, you’ll be able to keep track of and manage your favorites.

To remove a favorite agency:

  1. Open the dashboard
  2. Click on Favorite Agencies on the left side
  3. Click on the Remove from favorites button next to the agency’s name

All agencies can be found within the agency archive.

To open the agency archive:

  1. Click on the Menu button in the middle at the top
  2. A dropdown menu will appear. Click on Agencies and you’ll be taken straight to the archive

Expertise are the digital services that you provide.

They can be anything from web development, web design or social media advertising, all the way to blockchain and machine learning.

To filter agencies, first navigate to the agency archive. When you do, there will be various filtering options:

  • Expertise
  • Technology expertise
  • Geographic focus.

You can also sort agencies by:

  • Content relevance: agencies which published an article or a case study most recently
  • Membership level: shown in the order of Gold, Silver, Bronze, and then free members
  • Score: sorting by agency score, which is the average of case study scores
  • Publication date: latest created profiles show up first
  • Agency experience
  • Alphabetical order: A-Z

When you find an agency that you like and you’d like to keep up with their work, you can add them to your favorites.

This won’t be public and agencies aren’t notified when someone adds them to their favorites.

To favorite an agency:

  1. Open their profile
  2. Click on Add agency to favorites

To view your favorite agencies, open your dashboard and click on Favorite Agencies on the left side.

No, the list of your favorite agencies isn’t public and agencies aren’t notified when someone adds them to their favorites.

Verified case studies can be easily identified because they have a score from 1 to 5 displayed next to them.

The default sorting for agencies is by content relevance.

This means that whenever you publish a piece of content (a case study or an article) and our editorial team approves it, you’ll jump to the very top of the list. Every agency has an equal opportunity to stand out!

The other sorting options are:

  • Membership level: shown in the order of Gold, Silver, Bronze, and then free members
  • Score: sorting by agency score, which is the average of case study scores
  • Publication date: latest created profiles show up first
  • Agency experience
  • Alphabetical order: A-Z

Publishing content

To publish a case study, you need to:

  1. Log into your agency dashboard
  2. Click on Case Studies on the left side
  3. A dropdown menu will appear along with the Publish New Case Study button

Then you’ll be taken through the publishing process in a few simple steps with additional instructions along the way. Your case study will be publicly visible as soon as our editorial team approves it!

Your case study will be publicly visible as soon as our editorial team approves it. To check if your case studies have been published:

  1. Open your dashboard
  2. Click on Case Studies on the left side
  3. A dropdown menu will appear and you’ll be able to see which case studies have been published, and which ones are still pending

When your case studies are published, everyone who visits the website will be able to see them.

You can use your content to impress potential clients, other agencies, or anyone else who is interested in this type of content!

Case studies are content pieces about projects that you have completed for clients in the past.

The content of your case study is entirely up to you. However, a good practice is to write something about your client, and the challenges they were facing, and how you helped them deal with those challenges.

Publish examples of your previous work in order to show your agency’s skills and benefits. In this way, you can show your expertise to clients and viewers, as well as provide real examples of work you have done with prior clients.

When you verify a case study, it gives a lot of credibility to your profile because anyone looking at your profile will know how satisfied your clients were with your work.

Not only that, but verified case studies receive a score and the average of those scores is your agency score. Having a score really helps you stand out and it puts you in the category of verified agencies.

Post as much as you can because it will help you cover more ground. Clients usually favor agencies which have worked in their industry before!

To verify a published case study, you need to:

  1. Open your Dashboard
  2. Click on Case Studies on the left side
  3. When you do that, a dropdown menu will appear with the option Published
  4. In that section you can see your published case studies and click on the Request Review button
  5. After clicking that button, a link will be generated
  6. Copy that link and send it over to the client that was the topic of the case study. Explain the purpose of this survey and they will just answer a couple of questions to verify your work

However, your case study will be publicly verified once the team at TDA gets in touch with the client who was the topic of the case study.

To speed up the process, let your client know that we’ll contact them in advance, so that they can expect a call or email from TDA.

Verification of client reviews depends on the availability of your client (who left the review). They need to be available for a quick call with someone from TDA to verify the review’s authenticity.

Informing your client that we will call them makes this process much smoother and faster, so make sure to let them know in advance that we’ll contact them.

To edit the text of a case study:

  1. Open your dashboard and click on Case Studies on the left side.
  2. When you do that, a dropdown menu will appear with the option Published.
  3. Next to each Case Study, there is a button in the form of a pencil.
  4. Simply click on that pencil icon and you’ll be taken to the suggest edit page.
  5. When you fill out the form, click on the Suggest Edit button at the bottom and that’s it!

To edit an image within a case study, you need to:

  1. Open your dashboard and click on Case Studies on the left side.
  2. When you do that, a dropdown menu will appear with the option Published. That’s where you’ll see all of your published case studies.
  3. Next to each case study, there is a button in the form of a pencil.
  4. Simply click on that pencil icon and you’ll be taken to the Suggest Edit page.
  5. When you fill out the form, attach the image that you want to use for the case study and describe your change.
  6. After that, simply click on the Suggest Edit button at the bottom and that’s it!

To publish an article:

  1. Log into your agency dashboard
  2. Click on Articles on the left side
  3. A dropdown menu will appear along with the Publish New Article button

Then you’ll be taken through the publishing process in a few simple steps with additional instructions along the way.

Your article will be publicly visible as soon as our editorial team approves it!

Your article will be publicly visible as soon as our editorial team approves it.

To check if your case studies have been published:

  1. Open your dashboard
  2. Click on Articles on the left side
  3. A dropdown menu will appear and you’ll be able to see which articles have been published, and which ones are still pending

When your articles are published, anyone who visits the website will be able to see them.

You can use your content to impress potential clients, other agencies, or anyone else who is interested in this type of content.

The topic of your articles is entirely up to you, but the purpose of posting articles is to show your understanding of the services you provide.

Try to grasp the reader’s attention by writing about interesting and relevant topics for your line of work.

To edit the text of an article, you need to:

  1. Open your dashboard and click on Articles on the left side.
  2. When you do that, a dropdown menu will appear with the option Published.
  3. Next to each article, there is a button in the form of a pencil.
  4. Simply click on that pencil icon and you’ll be taken to the Suggest Edit page.
  5. When you fill out the form, click on the Suggest Edit button at the bottom and that’s it!

To edit an image within an article, you need to:

  1. Open your dashboard and click on Articles on the left side.
  2. When you do that, a dropdown menu will appear with the option Published.
  3. Next to each article, there is a button in the form of a pencil.
  4. Simply click on that pencil icon and you’ll be taken to the Suggest Edit page.
  5. When you fill out the form, attach the image that you want to use for the Article and describe your change.
  6. After that, simply click on the Suggest Edit button at the bottom and that’s it!

Agency Membership

We have a free trial in the form of a freemium model.

The way TDA works is that you can create a profile and publish as much content as you wish completely free. In addition to that, when you create a profile, in your dashboard you’ll see a progress bar.

When you fill out your profile, publish an article, as well as publish and verify a case study, you’ll receive enough TDA coins to try out the promotional features.

After that, in order to promote, you’ll have to purchase one of our yearly membership options.

We have 3 membership options on TDA: Bronze, Silver, and Gold.

Each membership option gets you more TDA coins, which you can use to promote your agency and get more eyes on your profile.

When you buy a membership option, you’ll be a premium member for 365 days after the purchase, so make sure to use your coins in that period.

We have 3 membership options on TDA: Bronze, Silver, and Gold.

Each membership option gets you more TDA Coins, which you can use to promote your agency and get more eyes on your profile.

In other words, the best option for you depends on your desire and budget for promotion.

If you’d like to promote yourself in the best slots, and quite frequently, the best option would be the Gold package. It gives you the most value.

On the other hand, if you don’t plan to promote very often and you’re satisfied with the cheaper promotional options, you could go for the Bronze package.

The Silver package is somewhere in between, and you can use it to promote your agency in great positions, but not quite as often.

TDA coins are our internal currency which can be spent on different types of promotion on the marketplace, or for pitching for projects.

When you become a premium user, the amount of TDA coins you receive will depend on your membership level.

Each membership option gets you more TDA coins, which allow you to use more promotional opportunities.

When you buy a membership package, you’ll be a premium member for 365 days after the purchase, so make sure to use your coins in that period.

The pricing of promotional opportunities depends on:

  • The type of promotion you choose (agency profile, case study, or article)
  • The placement (homepage or content archives)
  • The size of the promotional banner

There are many different features you can spend your TDA Coins on.

The central feature is promotion, and the price of promotion depends on:

  • The type of promotion you choose (agency profile, case study, or article)
  • The placement (homepage or content archives)
  • The size of the promotional banner

Yes, you can upgrade your yearly membership at any time.

However, the amount of coins you receive and the dollar amount you pay will be adjusted based on the time you spent in your previous membership tier.

In order to upgrade:

  1. Open your dashboard.
  2. Click on Account Settings on the left side and a dropdown menu will appear. Then, click on Subscription.

At that point, you’ll see a list of your purchases. To upgrade:

  1. Click on the View button next to your active subscription.
  2. You’ll be taken to the details of that purchase and that’s where you’ll find the Upgrade or Downgrade button. Click on that button.
  3. You’ll be taken to the Membership and Pricing page. Click on the I AM AN AGENCY tab.
  4. Select which membership option you’d like to upgrade to and continue through the checkout process.

In order to upgrade:

  1. Open your dashboard.
  2. Click on Account Settings on the left side and a dropdown menu will appear. Then, click on Subscription.

At that point, you’ll see a list of your purchases. To upgrade:

  1. Click on the View button next to your active subscription.
  2. You’ll be taken to the details of that purchase and that’s where you’ll find the Upgrade or Downgrade button. Click on that button.
  3. You’ll be taken to the Membership and Pricing page. Click on the I AM AN AGENCY tab.
  4. Select which membership option you’d like to upgrade to and continue through the checkout process.

You can downgrade your membership, but it will be applied to your profile only when your current membership expires.

In other words, you’ll be charged for a new year of membership in the selected (downgraded) option.

If you spend all of your TDA Coins, you can either upgrade to a better membership option, or buy an additional package of TDA Coins.

If you decide to upgrade the membership option, the amount of coins you receive and the dollar amount you pay will be adjusted based on the time you spent in your previous membership tier.

Yes, you can purchase additional packages of TDA coins. These coins expire along with your current membership.

To purchase additional coins, log into your Dashboard and click on Account Settings on the left side. Scroll down until you see Available packages. Simply click on Get Started and follow the checkout process.

To purchase additional coins, log into your dashboard and click on My Account on the left side. Scroll down until you see Available packages. Simply click on Get Started and follow the checkout process.

To check when your membership expires:

  1. Open your dashboard
  2. Click on Account Settings on the left side and a dropdown menu will appear. Then, click on Subscription.

At that point, you’ll see a list of your purchases. To check the expiration date, click on the View button next to your active subscription.

You’ll be taken to the details of that purchase and that’s where you’ll find the start date of your membership, as well as the next payment date.

Your membership is renewed automatically 365 days after the initial purchase. To check the payment date of your next membership, log into your Dashboard and click on Account Settings on the left side. Then, click on Subscription.

Find your active subscription and click on the View button next to it.

You’ll be taken to the details of that purchase and that’s where you’ll find the start date of your membership, as well as the next payment date.

To change your payment method:

  1. Log into your dashboard
  2. Click on Account Settings on the left side. A dropdown menu will appear with the Payment Methods option.

Click on that option and you’ll be taken to the interface where you can manage your payment methods.

To cancel the automatic renewal of your membership:

  1. Log into your dashboard.
  2. Click on Account Settings on the left side and a dropdown menu will appear.
  3. Click on Subscription.
  4. Find your active subscription and click on the View button next to it.
  5. A new screen will appear with your current membership information. Click on the Cancel button to cancel the future payment.

Premium Agency Features

If you are a member agency of TDA, you can apply for a project by first logging in to your account, and then navigating to the project proposal database.

When you find a project that you are interested in, simply open the brief, scroll down, and click on the Apply button. Follow the simple steps and your pitch will be submitted in no time.

The pitching process consists of two rounds on TDA:

  • The 1st round, where only a general description of the project is provided and contact details of the clients aren’t disclosed. Agencies create their pitches. Then the client selects a handful of agencies which can proceed to the second round.
  • The 2nd round, in which the selected agencies get the client’s contact information, along with more detailed information about the project. Agencies then submit more structured pitch for the client and the respective project. Then the client selects the agency which submitted the best solution.

At this point, you and the client take things off the marketplace and you treat them as you would any other of your clients.

There is technically no limit on how many agencies can pitch, but only member agencies on TDA can participate.

Along with that, each project has specific requirements regarding services, agency size, budget, and so on.

This is why usually 3-5 agencies pitch per project.

You should apply to the projects that are most suitable for you.

To maximize your project acquisition rate, it’s usually best to assess the size of the client, their industry, and any other factors which may tell you what kind of an agency would be the best fit for them.

What you write in the first round of pitching is always determined by the project brief.

Some clients prefer to keep things short in the first round, which is why their brief won’t include a lot of details. On the other hand, other clients may provide a lot of information even in the first round, which will allow you to pitch a more detailed solution.

When you get chosen for the second round of pitching, you’ll receive the client’s contact information and some additional information about the project.

At this point, it will be up to you to get all the information that you need in order to make a good, detailed pitch for the second round.

You will be notified by email. You can also check the status of your pitch applications in your dashboard at any time.

If the client chooses you for the second round, that information will be immediately shown in your dashboard under My Pitch Applications. However, if the client hasn’t decided yet, the status on your dashboard will simply say Applied.

Once the project has expired, the text below the project title will change from Ongoing to Finished.

You can check the status of your pitch applications in your dashboard at any time.

If the client chooses you for the second round, that information will be immediately shown under My Pitch Applications. However, if the client hasn’t decided yet, the status on your dashboard will simply say Applied.

Once the project has expired, the text below the project title will change from Ongoing to Finished.

To promote your agency profile, access your Agency Dashboard and click on Banners and Promotions on the left side. You’ll be taken to a page where you can submit your promotion request.

Fill in any required information and make sure to set Agency as the content you want to promote. When you have entered all the required information, click on the Submit button.

To promote your agency profile, access your Agency Dashboard and click on Banners and Promotions on the left side. You’ll be taken to a page where you can submit your promotion request.

Fill in any required information and make sure to set Case Study as the content you want to promote. When you have entered all the required information, click on the Submit button.

To promote your agency profile, access your Agency Dashboard and click on Banners and Promotions on the left side. You’ll be taken to a page where you can submit your promotion request.

Fill in any required information and make sure to set Article as the content you want to promote. When you have entered all the required information, click on the Submit button.

To check which badges you have earned, access your agency dashboard and click on Achievements. There, you’ll be able to see the list of achievements that you have earned.

To published a badge, access your agency dashboard and click on Achievements. There, you’ll be able to see the list of achievements that you have earned and their current status.

To publish a badge that is hidden, click on Display Publicly for 20 TDA Coins right below it.

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