Digital world is a swarming place. But this world is not a concert where we do not mind getting lost in the crowded place.
Online is equivalent to a neon sign that is pointed to you.
We might have different reasons getting online like, to get job, notice by other brands, get traffic on your website or blog – but the motive is just the same: ‘Getting Noticed”.
So allow me to enumerate five simple ways for you to boost your presence online.
In a day people see huge number of avatars, by browsing on Facebook, scrolling on scrolling on Twitter, people even find projects on different social media platforms. When you build online presence, this will help people indentify you as quick as possible.
Tips on choosing your profile picture:
- Crop your preferred picture focusing on a headshot, big enough so your face can be seen. Anything too small does not help others identify you.
- Use picture that portrays like you. Online connections lead to offline ones (this is fact), when people recognize you, they will not asked your social account but instead “ohhhhh I know you!”
2. Create your GRAVATAR
Some has this, but they do not know it was “gravatar”, this one is a little picture of you that shows up when you do comment on website.
The gravatar connects image to every email address. So when you leave comment and use your email, your little picture shows up instantly. And this is great to places where you do interaction and comments.
3. Always keep LINKEDIN profile fresh
If you don’t have one, make one now! People are using LinkedIn now. Bloggers connect with fellow Bloggers, brands connect with bloggers and hiring managers look people for them to hire. Name it everything is connected.
Whether you are looking for brands or looking for work, LinkedIn will help you. And as we said earlier, “if you don’t have one, do it now!” then add your website or your blog on the work experience that you have. Please use real name!
Update your profile by setting quarterly reminders. Update it with the brands you have worked, upload those updates on your profile!
4. Interact on different Social Media platforms
When things becomes super busy, your online priorities becomes affected so it might happen that you write post and just share them. Everything will be pushed off.
But doing it is not enough, seeing your profile picture on their feeds. So in order to establish effective connection, you should be online. Meaning you answer, comment, listen and reply.
Reaching at least three new acquaintances online a day, whether leaving comment on them, replying a question asked on Facebook, or commenting their blog.
When other people see comments and feels like they can relate, they will join the conversation. As result, you just connected to someone new with someone you already knew.
5. Create your Personal Website
This one is essential, many bloggers don’t have personal website. They are missing the most powerful tool to build online reputation and authority.
I am not saying that you need to create one that needs regular update, all I want to say is a website with few pages about you.