How do I sign up for a paid service / plan?

If you currently have a free account and want to switch over to a paid service, it's easy to do so on the Services page of your account.

  1. Log into your account, hover over your profile photo, and click "Account Settings" from the drop down menu.
  2. Click on "Services" in the top menu.
  3. Select the paid service you wish to subscribe to (Premium / Optimum). You can also sign up for extra storage for unlisted publications on this page and choose between monthly and annual plan (if you remove the checkmark from the box "Save $X/yr with Annual Billing).
  4. Click on "Upgrade" and you will see the total amount you have to pay. If you have subscribed to multiple services, you will see the total amount you'll pay per month.



So if you are already subscribed to a service, and you add another one, it will still state the total price you will pay per month. This does not mean that you will be charged again for the existing service. You only pay for the new service and you will see the details once you have clicked on 'Proceed to checkout'. You will see how much you have already paid and how much more you need to pay.

If you are signing up to a service for the first time,  you'll need to enter your billing details and then click on 'Submit'.

If you are signing up for an additional service you'll be shown the billing details of your previous service and how much more you need to pay. Click on "Confirm" to complete the process.

If you have successfully added the service to your account, you will see a green bar on the top stating that "We have successfully updated your Services. Your next billing cycle is on mm/dd/yyyy".


TIP: To complete the process, you should see a pop-up dialog box after clicking "Upgrade". If you don't see the pop-up box, please check and make sure you don't have a pop-up blocker activated. If you do, please change the settings to allow for pop-ups from


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