One of the first things that I heard when I started working online that you have to learn to brand yourself, your product, your site etc. Well I can remember telling the person that told me that they were crazy as how do you learn to brand online. Branding – have you learned it yet?
Years ago – you could tell alot from a person’s attire, the way they managed themselves when you met them and even sealed deals with handshakes. Well that isn’t so easy to do online as you can’t always see the person you are dealing with and you really have to careful as everyone has their own story to tell.
Years ago, I was told by a mentor of mine, if you meet someone online before you do any kind of work with that person – go to Google and put in their name. If this person is let’s say walking the walk and not just talking the talk – you will find out, you will find what that person has been doing, you will learn the good, bad and ugly about that person.
Does that mean that if you do find something bad or ugly – run in the other direction – NO – I have found over the years for SEO purposes many people like to use some of the keywords for what they are writing at the time and may add scam etc. to the title just to get attention. Be sure you read ALL and not just the headlines about the person that you are looking up.
Now if that person has done their homework and like my friend told me have branded themselves – they you will be able to see it when you Google them. Another thing that I like to do is visit social sites also and put in their name, read their profiles and one of the best places that I have found for other business people is APSense. A friend of mine also wrote a great article on how to brand yourself there – Click Here To Read
Ok I know what you shy people are thinking, I really don’t want to put myself out there it makes me feel uncomfortable and I don’t like talking about myself. In the TE Land there are many other ways that people are branding themselves – when talking to other listen to how some sites are being branded – here are some examples.
How about a dog named Fred at ClickFred Traffic
Every time you see a Frog now – dont you think about Froggy Hits
Horror Films makes you think of Horror Movie Hits
Mention Cows and who do you think of Mo’s cows at Holy Cow
And we all know about “Flash” at Hot Flash Hits
Can’t forget the one and only Krazy Kaye over at Krazy Exchange
What site has taught us about Marijuana and Kudos to Jon on a great job at Marijuana Hits
How about Teacup Puppies – didn’t even know they existed Teacup Puppy Traffic
Last but not least – the kid on the block – Yuppie over at Yuppie Hits
Saving the best (JMO) example of branding ……….If you have not heard about IT, seen IT, grabbed IT, and even joined IT – well I just don’t know where you have been because I think James has done an excellent job (don’t tell him as IT will go to his head) in branding his site Internet Traffic (IT) 24/7
One more before you go – want to make sure you get it – here is his latest Video
So Branding – have you learned it yet?? I hope by the examples in this post that you will get out there and start branding you, yourself, you logo – YOU need to make your presence known – have fun.