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The path to building online influence

Building Online Influence is the Path to Business Success

The internet is an amazing place for launching a new business, reinventing your career, or expanding the growth of your existing offline business. Let’s face it, business has gone digital. You can work on your business and conduct business activities from anywhere, on any device, at any time with today’s tools, technologies, and networks.

To create and grow a sustainable digital business, first establish yourself as a person of influence.

Influencers focus on helping others. They are genuinely interested in helping other people become better at something they want to improve upon or master. Influencers are teachers. They clearly understand that by providing leadership and guidance, sharing valuable information, empowering others, and connecting others, business will ultimately come back to them.

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How and Why to Promote Your Online Connections

Do you want to to earn the respect and affection of your online network of peers, influencers, and prospects? Do you want to build your digital influence the right way?

There is a simple practice that can help you accomplish this, but only if you are intentional and genuine with your actions. That practice is promoting others.

Most people will NOT go the extra mile or take the time to proactively focus on promoting others. The excuses range from having a preference for self-promotion, having a fear of promoting potential competitors, not taking the time to promote others, and not seeing the value in promoting others.

Engaging in a routine practice of genuinely promoting others is like magic. It’s a win-win. When you promote others in the right way, great things can happen. You will be viewed as a respected influencer in your industry if you make promoting others a habit.

If you’re not actively promoting your online connections, you are missing an opportunity to build relationships and position yourself as an influencer.

Here are 5 tips for becoming a better promoter online.

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4 C's for Building an Online Business

The 4 Critical C’s for Building Your Business Online

When it comes to marketing yourself online as an independent entrepreneur or business professional, there is an abundance of tactics, tools, and advice out there.

Where do you start? What do you focus on? What really works?

I certainly don’t have all the answers, but I have found a few things that may help you in your online business building efforts if you have a client relationship and referral-based businesses.

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5 LinkedIn Tactics to Increase Traffic to Your Blog [Part 2]

This is Part 2 of the article “5 Tips for Increasing Traffic to your blog from LinkedIn”.

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5 LinkedIn Tactics to Increase Visitors to Your Blog [Part 1]

Are you interested in learning how to drive more traffic to your blog from LinkedIn? There are several ways to be more strategic with this that you may not be aware of. In this post, I cover 5 tactics you can implement now to increase traffic to your blog from LinkedIn.

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Put Your Best Face Forward on LinkedIn

Is your profile image on LinkedIn professional, memorable, and likable? Here are some tips for putting your best face forward on LinkedIn!

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LinkedIn Success

5 Tips on How to Be Successful with LinkedIn (and #5 is the most important!)

With over 277 million users, LinkedIn is the world’s largest online professional network. 40% of users check in at least once a day!

Are you viewing LinkedIn as a critical place to spend your time? What steps are you taking to create personal and professional success with LinkedIn?

In order to make LinkedIn work for you, you have to put in the time to build influence and relationships.

Below, I’ve compiled a list of 5 tips that can help you become more successful with LinkedIn. These tips are based on my own experiences, and they have resulted in tremendous opportunities to grow my business over time. Implementing these 5 tips can help you achieve more in your business as well.

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Build LinkedIn Influence

Now it’s Your Turn to Be a LinkedIn Influencer

LinkedIn has opened up it’s publishing platform to ALL members, not just the list of 500 or so LinkedIn Influencers. The network is now going to essentially become a massive, multi-author blog! It’s time to start thinking about how you will leverage the program as an influencer.

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The Power of Personalized LinkedIn Messages

The Power of Sending Personalized Messages on LinkedIn

Did you know that emails received from LinkedIn have some of the best open rates around?

There are several opportunities to send 1-on-1 communications on LinkedIn. However, unless you are taking the time to personalize your messages, you are missing out on a tremendous opportunity to differentiate yourself and be remembered.

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