digital presence

Brand Yourself

Wouldn’t branding yourself be painful? Doesn’t that leave a mark and scars? Oh wait…like making a brand for yourself? That doesn’t sound so painful. In fact, it actually sounds beneficial.

Branding yourself is a way to get your name out into the world and let professionals find you without straining themselves too much. Also, it’s a way for one looking for a profession to put their name at the top of the list and reach a greater audience. Brandyourself.com does a great help with that.

Brandyourself.com had me enter some brief information, and then asked if I could identify some Google searches as myself. Alas, only two of the top searches could have had me in them, and they happened to be Facebook and LinkedIn searches. Basically, I have no online reputation, and that is reflected in the featured image of this post. However, this website allowed me to connect my LinkedIn profile and gave me some suggestions to boost my online reputation. Some of these recommendations include adding past employment information, adding educational information, and simply spending five minutes being active on my feed and profile.

And if doing this does not work, here’s a book that might help you, and here’s¬†another. I have never read nor owned either of these books, so don’t blame me if they don’t help. I tried.

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Nameplate

I fully admit, for a while I became a social media junkie. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, the whole shebang. After getting rid of my Twitter, I’m more of an enthusiast now. However, even with 900+ friends on Facebook, I still don’t feel that my presence is fully out there. So what did I do? I made myself a nameplate.

This way, I can combine all of my necessary professional links together into one place. Isn’t it all about simplicity? If anyone wants or needs to know anything they need to without accessing my private information, all they have to do is see my About Me¬†page. From there, they can visit any of my social media pages, as well as this very blog.

Want to know something about me? You’re one click away.