Your profile page is your first impression on the RidePost community. We designed the site so that you could share as much or as little about yourself as you are comfortable with. Truth be told, the more you share on your profile page, the more likely you are going to find fellow drivers and passengers to RidePost with. Here are some tips on how to get the most mileage out of your profile page:
1. Complete the Basics
When you click on your name, this takes you to your profile page. In the top right corner of the page is the “Edit Profile” button. Click it. This will take you to your basic profile information.
You’ll start with the main stuff: your location, email, and phone info. Make sure it’s accurate. And just FYI: your actual email and phone number WILL NOT display on your public profile page; it will just show that it is ‘on file.’ This serves as further confirmation that you are indeed who you say you are.
2. Make it Your Own
Now, you can get into the more personalized stuff. We can’t stress enough just how important it is to be yourself. A great place to shine is the ‘About Me’ section. You can also share your music tastes, interests, and education info. These sections are all great opportunities for other members to get to know a bit more about you, and it will increase the likelihood of having something in common with another member on the site. Once you’re in the car, it’s a great place to start the conversation…”so…you love the Beatles? Me too!”…wild conversation ensues… (see how easy it is?)
3. Upload Photos
It’s no secret we love photos. Lots and lots and lots of photos. So we made sure you’d be able to pull in pictures from all of your favorite places – Dropbox, Facebook, Flickr, Gmail, Instagram, and many more. Or, you could just take a picture right on the spot. Either way, we’ve got you covered in the photo department…so make full use of it! We want to see who you are and some of the cool things you’ve been up to.
4. Introduce Your Ride
Here’s your chance to tell us about another important member of the trip – your car! While we certainly cherish our members in every way, this community would not be possible without the love and support of our very own cars. So we gave the car it’s place to shine, as well. You can upload a picture, include information about the make, model, year, mileage and audio…and don’t forget your car’s nickname.
5. Claim your TrustScore
One of our latest and greatest updates to the site is our integration with TrustCloud. You’ll notice under your profile picture the blue “Claim your TrustScore” – click on this! You’ll be redirected to TrustCloud’s site where you can build your TrustScore in under 2 minutes.
The coolest thing about the TrustScore? You’re able to leverage your behavior across the internet to create a singular score, portable across multiple sites. And, it pulls in all of your social verifications – making you that much more transparent to the RidePost community. Having this 3rd party verification system is another way RidePost is making the community that much more safe and social.
So those are our tips for getting the most out of your RidePost profile. What are yours? If you need any help getting your profile set up, you can chat with us on the site, anytime!