10 Most Effective Ways For Building Your Personal Brand

By on January 17, 2017
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Building a personal brand means having a personality that will reflect your brand and business. Though your personal brand is all about you, it is not limited to you only; it is what people know about you, how they view you and what they expect from you. No doubt you do a lot to build your personal brand, but in reality, your personal brand builds you, i.e. it makes you, you. So, if you are starting or have already started to build your own brand then you must be proactive about it. Here are some effective tips to guide you in building your own brand.

1. Create Your Vision

 Building your brand begins with creating a personal vision. Though there will be a lot of aspects, you must decide which aspect you want to put forward. Accordingly, you need to create a vision and develop strategies to convert that vision into reality.

However, your vision should not be focused only on the present; you must decide where you want to see yourself after 30-40 years and should create your vision accordingly. It is recommended that you create this vision keeping your interests and hobbies in mind.

2. Prefer Personality over Persona

Paying attention to the needs of the professional, what most start-ups do is focus on the persona of industry pros and try to have the same. But, you cannot present yourself better by acting like someone you are not. So be yourself and focus on creating your own personality as it would not only help you do the right things, but it will also let you stand out of the crowd.

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”- Dr. Seuss

 3. Create Assets Both Offline and Online

 No doubt having online presence and networking are crucial for your personal brand, but don’t forget about offline assets. While social media networks and other online channels can help you enhance your exposure, offline promotions are equally essential. For example, conferences not only allow you to tell the people who you are, but also gives you a chance to build relationships with industry professionals.

4. Define Your Audience

Whether you are branding yourself to find the best job or are starting a business, you will have your target audience. In the case of a job, your audience will be potential employers and in the case of setting up a business, your audience will be consumers. So define your target audience and create your brand building strategies accordingly. Don’t keep your audience limited, try to create a community of people who will become an important asset of your business.

“The most important thing to remember is you must know your audience.”- Lewis Howes, author and entrepreneur

5. Be Patient and Exercise Confidence

Don’t expect to become a success overnight.  Building your personal brand is a long-term process that can take months or years. Even after that, you will have to work continuously to enhance your brand and keep it relevant. Two things that will definitely help you succeed are patience and confidence. Your confidence will let you cross the uncharted waters to grow your brand. It will let you get out of your comfort zone and take risks.

6. Create Quality Content

Content marketing is one of the most important marketing strategies but it does not mean you should focus on creating as much content you can. Instead, you should focus on creating the best content. Keep it less but keep it best.

When it comes to content, images and videos are preferred over written content. So spend time producing high-quality images and videos that will make your brand stand out.

7. Interact With Your Audience

Your relationship with your audience does not end after they make a purchase.  Instead, it is the first step for building a relationship. The quality of your services, customer interaction, and attention to detail are some of the things that will help you develop a good relationship with them.

Your engagement with your audience is very important. Interact as much you can with them to let them know that you care about them and their ideas and opinions. Answer their queries, like their posts, ask them to rate your services and more. The more interaction, the better the relationship.

8. Focus On The Expectations Of Your Audience

When it comes to choosing a niche or expanding on the existing one, your main focus should remain on consideration. No doubt it should be, but along with that, you should consider what your audience is looking for and what they expect from you. Tailoring your services to the needs of your audience is the best way to build a long-term relationship with them. And this, in turn, will positively impact your brand.

9. Take Advantage Of Social Media

In an era of tough competition, you will not be successful without promoting your brand and social media is the most effective tool for that. A number of platforms are there that you can choose to connect with your target audience. Create effective profiles by mentioning real and important information on these platforms. Also, keep your profiles updated, even if you don’t use them regularly. Social media plays a great role in creating the perfect reflection of your business, so take advantage.

10. Have A Specialty

Specialization is necessary whether you are selling your services or products. Many businesses claim that they specialize in a full range of services; but specialize in one or none at all. So, rather than focusing on a range of services, offer just one or two you do best. Refine your skills and know your specialty; it is better to do one thing in the best way rather than doing ten poorly.

Start by knowing who you are and what you want, build credibility around it and aim at delivering it in a compelling way.”- Gurpreet Walia, CEO of Suffescom Solutions

Building your own brand is crucial even if you are working for someone else. Your personal brand will let you display your skills and talents, which, in turn, will bring new opportunities for you. So keep these tips in mind and start building your brand.

 

About Jaffrey Eric

Jaffrey Eric is a freelance writer whose passion is business, technology, and lifestyle to name a few. He loves to travel in his free time.
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