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What’s New and How to Upgrade

Recently OutBuro.com has gone through many technical changes to better serve the community in a broader way from its initial concept. As a registered member, you are likely aware it was previously striving to focus purely on the professional side of life. We’ve opened it up to be more general while still providing professionally oriented groups and retaining professional aspects of the member profile. It’s your choice on what you complete in your profile, the groups you join, how you engage, and who you connect with and direct message with. Check out the Is OutBüro a Dating Site? in the growing Knowledge Base article.

What’s new?

Hope you’ve noticed, but if not take a moment and refresh this screen. DANG, that was fast. Yes, we’ve made lots of changes to our technical architecture focused on security, speed, reliability, and growth.

OutBüro has moved away from an employer-centric model to a model focused on YOU and YOUR interests and YOUR full self.

It is now a member subscription model free from Google Ads and other similar ads. Groups and Profiles/Members is Subscriber-only access. Essentially removing a free membership also means less likely to have spammers on the site. It also allows OutBuro.com to provide a greater level of services improving your experience.

Groups are now categorized into up to 3 categories:

  • General
  • Professional
  • Men
  • Women
  • Transgender
  • Regional
  • Lifestyle

Check out the Joining and Creating Groups Knowledge Base article.

Grow and Thrive Together – Earn Money 2 Ways

1. Publish Content

Site Subscribers may publish articles/content. See Get Published on OutBüro for more information. Member published content may be eligible to earn an income based on category and performance.

2. Affiliate/Influencer Program

Site Subscribers may optionally choose to be an affiliate/influencer and earn a residual income stream through promoting OutBuro.com to others. Commissions are earned upon new Yearly/Monthly subscriptions that use your unique links and/or codes. See Affiliate/Influencer Program Overview and the Affiliate/Influencer Income Estimator for more information.

Steps to Upgrade Your Account

  1. Log into your OutBuro.com Free member account.
  2. From the site’s too menu, choose Membership. Of accessing it on a smartphone the main menu is the hamburger menu in the top right corner of your screen.
  3. Select the Subscriptions link at the top of the Membership dashboard.
  4. Select Change plan next to Action.
  5. Make your choice.
  6. Complete the subscription payment information using our payment processor PayPal.

When completed and successful payment/subscription is processed you will receive a confirmation message.

After refreshing your Membership dashboard screen should see the new subscription is active.

awesome sauce!

You are now a full member of OutBuro.com and we are super excited to have you join us.

Be sure to check out the growing Knowledge Base for FAQs, user/member guides, how-to, and policies.

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Steps to Login

To log onto OutBuro.com you must be a registered site member. Check out our Yearly/Monthly memberships. Make your choice and complete your registration or upgrade.

Also be sure to check out the full growing knowledge base for articles like:

Affiliate/Influencer Income – Program Overview

Authors/Content Creators Earn on OutBüro

How to Login

From the OutBuro.com home page, when not logged in, you are presented with a member login form similar to the below on devices.

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OutBuro.com uses the primary email address on record as your log-in ID.

  1. To log in enter your email address on record and then your password.
  2. Next, click the Login button.

Select the Remember Me check box to store a temporary cookie that for a period of around a week remembers you and keeps you logged into OutBuro.com. It reduces the number of times you must log in. Visit frequently to keep that cookie active.

Sidebar Login

When you access OutBuro.com from a tablet or larger you should see left and right sidebars. On the left side bar is also your profile quick access area. When not logged in it also presents a login form regardless of what page you are on.

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Login Button Not Active

If you happen to use your browser feature to save and auto-populate logins and when you visit OutBuro.com and that information is pre-populated AND the Login button is not “active” to click, this is a known issue. For now, just click within either field to bring your browser’s attention to it. The Login button should not be “active”. Click it.

Still Can’t Get In

Change Password

If you still are having issues logging in, try resetting your password. Check out How do I change my password guide.

Clear Browser Cache

Additionally, clearing your browser cache is a great troubleshooting step.

On most browsers, you’ll find that under your browser settings, Privacy/Security, then Clear Data/History, chose Cache and Cookies if you like, and submit/save.

Chrome Instructions

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Authors/Content Creators Earn on OutBüro

Who doesn’t like a bit of news, great information, warm fuzzy stories, learning something new, or just a good chuckle?

We know the challenge it can be to craft good to great to amazing content. Don’t think we’ve hit amazing yet. We’ve always welcomed guest posts from site members. As OutBüro shifts to a paid membership model, we are striving to support the community and grow together.

Earn in 2-Ways

Would you like to share your content on a growing LGBTQ+ global community that rewards you in 2 ways?

Affiliate/Influencer Program

We have to pay for marketing so we might as well provide an optional ability to earn residual income through our Affiliate/Influencer program as you influence your audience (10%), their audience (5%), and their audience (2.5%) to join OutBüro as a Yearly/Monthly member. Yes, that is 3 levels deep. See the Affiliate/Influencer Income Estimator for more on that.

Post Performance

We have implemented a system integrated into analytics to track many forms of interaction with a post. Provides an Author Income and Page Performance Dashboard. We want to strive for a good balance of value for all coupled with the 1st revenue stream. From word count, a number of images or videos, total views, unique views, comments, and more for a holistic view. We’ll be working on a Post Income Estimator soon and will update this when ready. We’ll be open to constructive feedback on the base and have the ability to provide per author unique plans if agreed.

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Joining and Creating Groups on OutBüro

On OutBüro you are able to be your full self and explore all aspects of both your professional interests and personal interests. We’ve recently implemented Group Categories to differentiate between groups at a high level. If you have an idea for another high-level category we’d be happy to consider it. To make a suggestion, just use the Contact Us form.

Group categories

  • Regional – City, Region of a city, County, State, Provance, State, Country
  • Professional – Legal, Human Resources, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, College, Students, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Real Estate, Writing, Journalism, Brands/Businesses/Organizations, professional networking, etc.
  • Life-Style – Sports, Gardening, Cooking, Nightlife, Yoga, etc.
  • General – Mental Well Being, Coming Out, Law of Attraction, Caregiving, Brands/Businesses/Organizations, Philosophy, Family, History, Nutrition, CBD, Reading, POZ, QPOC, Pride Event Organizations, etc.
  • Gender Queer – All groups with a focus on genderqueer, gender-fluid, non-binary, personal connections, etc.
  • Men – all groups with a focus on topics and interests of self-identifying men, personal connections, etc.
  • Women – All groups with a focus on topics and interests of self-identifying women, personal connections, etc.
  • Transgender – All groups with a focus on topics and interests of self-identifying transgender persons, personal connections, etc.

Group Types

  • Open – group and content visible to all site members – anyone can join
  • Closed – group visible to all – must be accepted – content visible to only group members
  • Secret – group and content only visible to group members – must be invited

Group Requirements and Management

  • To access groups on OutBüro users must be a Yearly/Monthly member of OutBüro.
  • Group owners/administrators/moderators control the content of their groups. The OutBüro team does not provide oversight or admin support unless content is reported and/or if asked by the Group owners/administrators/moderators for assistance with a particular issue.

Income Potential

As a Yearly/Monthly OutBüro member, you have the option to join our Affiliate/Influencer program and earn residual income from those that you spur to join the site. The system is set to 3-levels earning 10% on Level 1, 5% on Level 2 and 2.5% on Level 3 as long as the memberships remain in active status. Check out the Affiliate/Influencer Income Estimator. This is for all OutBüro members, but additionally for those running a group on OutBüro.

Locate Groups of Interest

  1. From the top menu if on a desktop or tablet, under the Community menu item, choose a Group Category or All. On a smartphone it is under the hamburger menu icon.
  2. Scroll or use the Search feature to find Open and Closed groups.
  3. Learn More – For a brief introduction to the group scope and intent, click the Learn More link.
  4. Join – Click the Join Group button at the top yet the bottom-left area of the Group Cover/Header area.
    1. Open Groups – As soon as your request to join you’ll be admitted and be a group member.
    2. Closed Groups – After requesting to join, the group owner/admin/moderator will either approve or reject your group membership request.
    3. Secret Groups -As mentioned you will not know of Secret groups unless you are invited to join them. If invited, make your choice if you would like to accept the invitation.

Create a Group

  • If you don’t locate a group currently active on the site that suits your interests, consider creating a group. We love to have you participate and grow the community.
  • Create: From the main group page, near the top on the right side click the Creat Group button.
  • Name: Enter a Name for the group.
  • Description: Provide a group Description.
  • Type – Choose the type of group it will be. The options are open, closed, and secret.
    • Open – This type of group allows anyone to join and participate and is displayed in the list of groups and may be found via the group search. Being Open means too that the contents of the group is visible to any site member, even non-members, and internet search engines. A non-group member may not interact in the group such as posting or commenting, they may only view it. To comment or post, they would need to join the group.
    • Closed – The contents of the group is not visible to non-group members and is also not indexed by search engines. A closed group is displayed in the list of groups and may be found via the group search. In this type of group, persons must request to join or be invited to join. Once a group member they may participate.
    • Secret – The content of the group is not visible to non-group members and is also not indexed by search engines. A secret group is NOT displayed in the list of groups and may NOT be found via the group search. In this type of group, persons must be invited to join. Once a group member they may participate.
  • Submit – To complete this step click the Create Group button in the bottom right of the dialog box.
  • Group Logo – Like a profile headshot, the group logo is used on the site as you see on this listing of groups. We love branding so if you create a group and are not sure what to use or how to create a logo, we’d be happy to help. Please submit a Support Ticket and request help. A square image is best and we recommend 400×400 pixels in JPG or PNG format. Remember to respect copyrights.
  • Group Cover/Header – Just as on your profile page, a group page may and should have a group header image. Ideally, the image would have a relation to the group. If you are stumbling to find a related image, a great Pride image with rainbow flags waving is always great. Remember to respect copyrights. Group cover/header images are recommended to be a 3:1 ratio such as 1200×400 in JPG or PNG format.

Invite Others

  1. Now that you are in a group and/or created a group, let’s get others involved.
  2. From the group page, use the Invite button in the bottom-right area of the group header/Cover.
  3. Search for site members and select Invite.

Group/Site Notifications

You control all site notifications including those from the groups you belong to.

To do so, in the bottom right of the group header/cover, click the bell/notifications button and make your choices.

To view/modify all site notifications navigate to your profile, click your About tab, then the Notifications sub-tab, and make your choices.

My Groups

To easily located all the groups you belong to you’ll find them via 3 easy methods. You must be logged in with a Yearly/Monthly membership.

Desktop and tablet – From your Profile Actions menu located in the left sidebar and/or top menu from your Profile image dropdown menu choose Groups. Also from your profile page, select the Groups tab.

Smart Phone – When logged in, click your profile image at the top of the page. then click the drop-down menu arrow next to your profile image, then select Groups. If you navigate to your profile page, select the Groups tab.

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How to Publish Articles on OutBüro

Our publishing platform allows active Yearly/Monthly members. See our Get Published article for an introduction.

First, on your profile be sure you have uploaded a headshot and filled in the Short Bio field. Together, these will be displayed on every article you publish as your author block at the bottom of your articles.

Also, be sure under preferences your profile is set to use your Real Name or the pen name of your choice. This will be how your profile is displayed throughout the site. If needed you are welcome to have more than one membership account.

Lastly, in order to publish on OutBüro, your account must be set to “Author”. You may submit your first article without yet being an approved Author or you may use the Contact Us form to request your account to be changed to an “Author” prior to submitting. In either case, we’ll review and change your account if approved.

Make Money with OutBüro

Consider being an Affiliate/Influencer. Your other accounts (if you have more than one) can be your Level 1 affiliate. Check out the Affiliate/Influencer Income Estimator. We are close to bringing an Author Payment feature to the site so that based on performance and/or other factors authors, journalists, content creators, and content marketers can earn in two ways. Check out the Affiliate/Influencer Income Estimator.

We have added a new feature to reward Authors. See Authors/Content Creators Earn on OutBüro.

Requirements

  • Follow Articles: Publishing Platform Guidelines
  • Note that will be moderated: reviewed for potential approval. It will not be publicly visible on the site blog until it has been approved.
  • Via the Publishing Account Dashboard, you’ll be able to edit the article and/or delete it.
  • It may be slightly edited to improve the layout, SEO (search engine optimization), and other factors.
  • As with all content on the site, even after publication, has the potential to be administratively moderated, and all content may be reported by community members is believed to not be in compliance with the community standards and policies.

Adding an Article to OutBüro

  1. While logged into your OutBüro Yearly/Monthly Member account, under the News, Articles, and Resources (blog) tab, choose Submit Article.
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Title: Enter an article title that is catchy, includes pertinent SEO key words and under 50 characters is ideal.

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Article Body: We recommend composing your article in a word processor tool like Microsoft Office or LibreOffice along with using a tool such as Gramerly.com. Have any links already formatted within the article body? When your article is ready, copy and paste it into the Article Body section. We recommend adding an image or two to the article. You may also link to videos from popular video content sites such as YouTube and Vimeo.

Click the keyboard image in the format bar to extend for more options.

Click the little icon in the lower right and drag to make the area larger or smaller as you like.

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Category: Choose at least one category from the drop-down menu that best matches the genre of your article. You may choose more than one category, yet do so judiciously and purposefully. Selecting all categories will not help exposure and actually diminish search engine optimization results. If you believe additional categories should be added, we are happy to consider adding more. Go ahead and choose one that is present and then submit a Support ticket requesting an additional category to be considered.

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Tags: Add a 1-4 tags that summarize the body of content separated by commas. Example: Gay Film Director, Gay Screenwriter, Lesbian Producer, Transgender Actor, Queer Film Cast, LGBTQ Movie, Gay Short Film, etc.

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Article Excerpt: Add a short summary of the article, try to keep it under 150 characters.

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Featured Images: Upload an image to be the article feature image. Featured Images should be at least 1200 pixels wide and 800 pixels high and no larger than 3 megs. It should be either .JPG or .PNG file format. This is YOUR marketing billboard. Make it “POP”.

Click the Featured Image button.

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Use the standard file manager on your devices as you normally do.

Notes to Site Admin: Optionally provide any notes to the site admin/content reviewer you desire about this specific posting. This is not a replacement for the Support ticket if experiencing technical issues. This WILL NOT be included in the article posting.

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Submit: To save/submit your article for administrative review and approval click the Submit button. Else, click the Save Draft to return to your work at a future date.

Edit or Delete Articles

See Edit or Delete Articles documentation.

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How do I change my password?

There are two ways to change your OutBüro password.

Like most sites/apps, OutBuro.com has a Forgot Password feature. So this should be fairly straightforward for most people.

From the OutBuro.com home page click the Forgot Password link under the login email and password fields.

Below is an image of how it appears on your tablet or larger:

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On a smartphone the homepage will appear as below:

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Additionally, if on a tablet or larger on any page you should see at the top of the left column you profile/login form as below:

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After clicking the Forgot Password link from any of the above areas, you’ll be presented with the Forgot Password form.

Enter the email address you used to register or that is currently used for your account and click Submit.

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The system will send an email with a link to reset your password. The password email may take up to 15 minutes to arrive in your inbox.

After changing your password, test it by logging in.

Change Password from Profile Account Settings

If you are already logged in and desire to change your password.

1. Log out and follow the above instructions.

2. Or navigate to your Profile and Account sub-tab.

Top Profile Navigation – Tablet or Larger

On a tablet or larger there are two quick ways to get to your Profile Account tab.

From your profile image in the top right of the page, next to your profile image is a dropdown arrow, click that, then either choose About or Preferences.

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Left Column Navigation – Tablet or Larger

Alternatively, again if logged in and on a tablet or larger where the site’s left column is visible, under your Profile area, choose About or Preferences.

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Top Profile Navigation – Smartphone

While accessing the site/app from your smartphone access your profile by clicking on your profile image at the top of the screen.

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This will display the profile navigation and other elements present on the full site.

Click the down arrow next to your profile image.

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Then click either About or Preferences.

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Profile Account Sub-Tab

Next, click your profile Account sub-tab.

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Next, enter your current password.

Then enter your new password.

Click the blue Save button.

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Logout, then re-login to test it.

If anything goes wonky, use the Forgot password process noted above.

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Down low? Bruh, we got ya.

Today for many reasons people around the country and world are secretly gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer. This is commonly known as being on the Down Low or DL for short. Everyone needs to feel safe, welcomed, and able to connect with others. They want and need to explore the LGBTQ+ community on their terms right where they are.

On OutBuro.com we got you

The OutBüro social community for the LGBTQ+ community understands this and has the ability for you to be as out, loud, and proud as you’d like or as DL as you like. It is up to you and you can change your profile settings at any time.

If you choose, you can even have two profiles on OutBuro.com. You might use one profile account to interact with general and professional groups and maybe leverage the ability to earn a passive residual income with our referral/affiliate program. Perhaps a second account that uses either a fake name or a user name like “DallasBear77” to explore all the gay/bi/trans/queer male-centric groups – as an example. There are many groups covering gender/sexuality, regional, lifestyle, hobbies, and more. Check out the Joining and Creating Groups article.

It’s your choice. If you choose to use more than one account each would require a unique email address and a Yearly or Monthly membership plan for full site access, but it’s your choice. You decide.

Get Connected on the DL

The first method is to use a fake name. You can create a fake profile first and last name when initially setting up your new OutBuro.com account, or change your name at any time. You may also change the account/profile associated email address at any time too.

To manage your Profile Preferences including general privacy settings and how your name or user name will appear on the site/app, navigate to your Profile, then your About tab, and next select the Preferences sub-tab. Here’s a Knowledge
The base article that goes into it in detail – Site/App Preferences.

Note that you also control the visibility of every field on a field by field basis – public, site members, friends/connections only or only you. You may also control the visibility of nearly everything you post. Again, please check out the Knowledge Base to learn more.

Membership Plan Subscription

Note that accessing your full profile, like groups, and connecting with other members requires a Yearly/Monthly membership plan. If you signed up with only the Free plan, while logged in from the top menu choose Memberships and then select the plan you’d like.

Like any platform that has a user-made-up profile name and paid membership, your site user name is what others on the site see. To process your membership payment your real name and other required information required by the payment processer is required. On OutBuro.com the membership system is separate from the community system.

Got Questions?

Be sure to check out our growing user/member support Knowledge Base. If you have additional questions, use the Contact Us form and we’ll respond as quickly as possible.