How to create a Business Page on

If you are already registered on mel-jol, then:

1. Login.
2. Click on the Business Pages link available from the Main Menu.
3. You will find a link on this page to create your Business Page, click on that (only visible, if you are logged in).
4. On the next page, you will see a form to fill information about your business.
5. Choose a category for your business from the “Select Category” options.
6. If no suitable category present for your business then create one by clicking on No suitable category for your business? Click here link. A box will appear, simply fill in your business category name and click on the Create Category button.
7. Now select the category you just created from “Select Category” options.
8. Enter your business name in the “Business Name” box (within 90 characters).
9. Enter a short description of your business in the “Short Description” box (within 180 characters).
10. If you have your own website then enter the full address (including http://) in the website address box.
11. Now put all the information you want in the “Detail Description” box.
12. If you want to put an offer/service/product information then use Would you also like to add what you offer (service or product)? Click here link to enter the details.
13. Click on “Add Business” button and you are done.
14. If you want to add more products/services then go to your business page, which will have the address and click on Want to add additional services or products? Click here link. This link is available after your business information and before the product/service description start (if any present).
15. Once you click on this link, you will see a box with a form to add the relevant information.
16. After filling in the information, click on “Add Offer” button and you will immediately see a message “Added successfully”.
17. Scroll down the page, to see the product / service you just added.
18. To edit your business information or products / services, use the Edit link given in each section or simply click on the text, which will change the text into a box where you can edit information, once done click “OK” or “Cancel” to undo the changes.
19. To see, how your business page will appear to others logout and refresh/reload your business page.

NOTE: You can do all these tasks only if you are logged in otherwise you won”t see the Edit/Delete links.

If you face any problems then go to the Forum >> Newcomer”s corner >> Help and Instructions >> How to create a Business Page? and post a reply using Post Reply link and you will get a reply asap.

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then simply refresh / reload that page. Hopefully, it will work fine once you refresh that page or press Ctrl + R key together.

However, if the problem persists, then please contact

How to use Mel-jol forum?

There is a topic on “How to use forums?” in the Newcomer”s corner >> Help and Instructions forum, for people who might need some guidance in using forums.

However, if you still have any difficulty in using forum / have queries then either post a comment here or by using the “Post Reply” link given at the end of “How to use forums?” post.

Please remember, “Post Reply” link will be visible only after you log in.

Also, view How to start your own forum?

Business section on mel-jol

In the Business section, any business owner or self employed can upload information about their business on mel-jol. This section has two purpose; firstly, to help in creating awareness of businesses owned by South Asians and, secondly, to make it easy for the existing and new community members to find a product or service they are looking for.

If you are a business owner and have your own website, then you can also specify the website address in your business page on mel-jol which will obviously increase the visibility of your website. Hopefully, this will also increase your website search rankings. To go directly to the business pages Click here

Resources on mel-jol

The Resource section on mel-jol is complete now (in terms of coding). But we as community members will continue to add new links. In this section, any user can upload useful links which are not present on mel-jol. If you are a registered user then after logging in you will see “Add / share a link” at the bottom of each Resource page (for instance, Estate Agencies). You can use this link to upload a website address which (you think) will be useful for other users of this website. This way, community members like you can create a vast resource of information on mel-jol that will be useful for other members and may also act as a book mark for you.

Please do not abuse this facility as this is only for creating and increasing the resources available for the community members.