Personal Branding Tip – You Gotta Blog.

Fifty Shades of Fame #9 It goes without saying that these days you want to have a blog. A blog is the “home base” you use to establish yourself. You can post any type of content there, including curated content from others.

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Once the Travel Bug Bites…

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“Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life” – Michael Palin

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Personal Branding Tip – Pick Your Type of Content to Own.

Fifty Shades of Fame #8 There are four basic types of content you can create: writing, video, audio, and images. You need to pick the one that suits you best to be your main focus, and do the others as a supplement to help with your social media and/or blogging efforts.

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4 Terrific Ways to Use Current Events to Drive Traffic

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Current events can be a great way to drive traffic to your website. If you have a blog and you are including current events in a blog post, you might be able to get a small part of the huge traffic that comes with current events. Here are some of the ways that you can use news articles or current events to drive traffic to your site. First, make sure that you are getting the latest current events. You should […]

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How to Look More Professional as a Brand

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If you want to be heard online then you also need to be trusted and you need to look professional. Reaching people is only half of the battle. The problem is that a lot of the time, we see the things that businesses and bloggers post and then just ignore them. After all, we’re bombarded with messages all the time and a lot of them are low quality from dodgy sources. Why would we wake up and pay attention to […]

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How to Create a Personal Brand

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When you hear the word ‘brand’, you probably think of things like Apple, Microsoft, Virgin or Coca-Cola. These are some of the biggest brands in the world and we have pretty good ideas of what to expect from their products and services, of what their logos look like and of what their guiding principles are. But what about Angelina Jolie? David Beckham? Tim Ferriss? How about Pat Flynn? Or Hulk Hogan? Because actually, these are brands too. We know the […]

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5 Real-World Ideas to Promote Your URL

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Promoting your website online is terrific but there are actually are some reasons that you should promote it offline as well. You can get quite a bit of traffic by promoting offline, depending on what your URL actually is and how you advertise it. Obviously, you need to generate some interest with the way that you’re distributing your URL. When you have the perfect set up, here are five real-world ideas to get the word out there.   Put your […]

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Personal Branding Tip – Have the Right Look.

Fifty Shades of Fame #7 Make sure that whatever your niche is that you look somewhat appropriate for it. If you work for a corporate hotel chain, your persona may have to be a bit dressed up. If your brand involves luxury travel, then very nice casual clothing with high-end accessories and grooming will be what you need. If it’s more budget or adventure-oriented, then there are particular looks for that. Try to meet your “tribe’s” expectation of what you […]

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Personal Branding Tip – What Makes You Different?

Fifty Shades of Fame #6 If you want to be seen as an authority, you have to brand yourself. Yyou have to decide what makes you different from any other person in your niche. It’s kind of like the universal selling proposition for a product. Determine what makes you unique and why your “tribe” should follow you.

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Personal Branding Tip – Pick a Specific Niche

Fifty Shades of Fame #5 Pick a specific niche in travel and then pick a subset of that niche for what you want to be an authority in. You won’t do very well if you pick a large niche like “Paris Travel” but if you come at it from a specific angle like personal finance for people who have no money or for college students then you’ve gotten down to a subset of the niche where you can actually establish […]

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