These 2014 Top Personal Branding Tips will help you with your journey into Personally Branding yourself via going the website route, fundamentally owning your name and finally owning your own Brand.
Before you can begin it is a good idea to discover what is already known about you.
Yes Your Brand already exists, and it is simple to find out what is known about You in the general public simply Google Yourself. Yes this is what everybody else is doing, long before they meet you they are looking you up online. So know before you meet someone they have already Googled You.
Personal Branding Tip 1: Google Yourself
Google Yourself – what do you find? What kind of information have you found? Do You like it? Do you wish there was more or less?
Now that you know the information that exists for strangers, potential clients, associates, bosses, dates it’s time to take control of your information and make it your own.
Personal Branding Tip 2: BUY Your Domain Name Now
This is big. BUY Your Domain Name Now – before its taken…
Claim your domain name this is www.maryjones.com or you may prefers something like www.Peterthefinanceguy.com you can search for your domain name here
The sooner you get your name the better, as the word of business steadily moves towards recognising the very valuable business currency each person controls via their connections and tribes.
Of course we advocate you should have your Social Media Profiles set up on LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest. These are all necessary and hugely beneficial however these are still not your owned platform, they are controlled by the rules of the community and that is why we advocated for total professional independence you should have your own website.
Personal Branding Tip 3: Get Your own Website
Establish Your own Web Site – Your Personal Brand is super important, it is you and what you do with it will determine your future. If you don’t do anything with it, you are wasting a tremendous amount of business and career equity. I believe as do many others that having your own website is super important as this site is yours and yours alone, it is not a page on another site controlled by another concern.
You are in charge of its content and look and feel. This may sound like a lot of work but at www.yourpersonalbrandname.com we have made it super simple via a step by step process. Once it is complete you will have elevated yourself, your brand and your business to an international platform and you will stand out as an individual, leader, and entrepreneur and be found on Google for your name and brand.
Personal Branding Tip 4: Establish Your Personal Brand Statement
Create Your Personal Brand Statement read more about this here
Personal Branding Tip 5: Get Professional Photographs
Get professional photographs taken, you are always going to need these, you will be suing on your site, attaching to your resume’s, placing on your social media profiles and they are your first visual introduction to your world. We strongly believe your shots should be on a white background or even a transparent background for superimposing over other images.
Personal Branding Tip 6: Find a famous Quote
Identify with a famous or well-known quote; you are known via your associations. We gravitate towards people who have similar interests and likes. We have some suggested quotes here.
Personal Branding Tip 7: Tell Your followers About You
About You Information, this information will be found on all your social media profiles and on your website, this is an expansion of your Personal Branding Statement. People want to know you and how you can help them. So quantify your skills and your unique abilities and maybe even your geographic location. These elevator pitches might be helpful
Personal Branding Tip 8: Create a Video
Create a video or use a professional service like Video Bio or Jalandajames, the power of video is immense as video sparks an emotional response to a person and immediately we intellectually feel we know and can trust the person.
Personal Branding Tip 9: Upload Your Resume
House your resume or your qualifications in a page on your site, this will tell the world your exact qualifications and how these have assisted other organisations or people. There are many extraordinary Resume and CV specialists that may assist you with this.
Personal Branding Tip 10: Post Your Testimonials
Much like LinkedIn, we showcase endorsements and recommendations.
It is a good idea to showcase Testimonials on your site. These can be from clients, customers, associates, anyone who has worked with you. This gives you credibility and helps people make the first step towards trust.
Personal Branding Tip 11: Input Contact Details
Your contact details, you want people to connect with you and they will via your social channels but you may also want people to Skype you or showcase that you are local to them.
A great piece of advice by Michael Hyatt
“The focus of your blog—and all your content—must be your readers. What are their needs? What are their pains? How can you help?”
Always remember you are Branding Yourself for the purpose of supplying your followers and your tribe interesting engaging and helpful content.
All of the above 2014 Top Personal Branding Tips will help you establish Your Personal Brand Website and ensure that the next time someone Google’s You this is the site they will see. Start now visit our site and decide which option suits you best.
This article was written by Diana Swan