The Internet today is a lot different place than it was years ago. In years past you could put up a landing page and drive traffic and make sales. But today's Internet is different. This is why self-branding is essential. Let's look at the ways that people are branding themselves online today.
Self-Branding Through Blogs.
One of the latest ways that people are branding themselves online is through blogs. What is a blog? Well a blog, short for web log, is a website maintained by an individual, with regular entries or commentary about a specific topic. These entries are normally displayed in reverse chronological order. When a blog is properly maintained and constantly updated with up to date valuable information, the owner of the blog can become an authority on a subject and create a loyal following, which can help to build relationships and may lead to sales.
Self-Branding Through Video.
YouTube has totally changed the world of online sales and branding in general. YouTube is a video sharing website where users can upload view and share video clips. This is a great way to present your business opportunity to others and it also give you a great way
to brand yourself through video. Creating a channel around your subject matter is a another great way to create a loyal following. Some stats for videos reveals that more than 100 million videos were being watched every day (as of July 2006).
Self-Branding Through Social Networking Sites.
MySpace, since its inception has taken networking online to a whole new level. Before MySpace and social sites like this there was very little ways outside of chat rooms to meet and great others online. MySpace has made it possible to communicate and share ideas at the speed of the Internet. This is where you tell viewers about yourself, your likes and dislikes and what types of business your in. You can then share and network with other people that share like interest.
Self-Branding Through Product or Services.
Creating products or services that help others increase their online potential is another way to branding yourself. These include e-books, websites, application packages, and software. Adding you name to an e-book or a some other product can create a viral type of marketing that is unstoppable with the right content. The same goes for the products and services. With the right product or service that carters to your industry you can find plenty of people that are willing not only to use your product but they will also see you as an authority and check your business at the same time.
There are many ways to brand yourself online, these are only a few. What ever you decided to do make sure that you choose one avenue before adding another. Here's to your self-branding.
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