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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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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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Embed Links to Your Blog in Your LinkedIn Profile

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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Make Your LinkedIn Profile Pic Professional

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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3 WordPress Tips to Save Time and Money

3 WordPress Set-up Tips That Can Save You Time and Money

WordPress powers 18.9% of the web. Some of the largest, most popular websites and blogs run on WordPress. There’s a good reason for this. It’s powerful, reliable, and extremely flexible software for showcasing your online presence and publishing your own web content. WordPress has become the standard for online publishing.

What makes WordPress different from most other web software providers is that it is open source. This means that the software is constantly being improved by a community, not a corporation. There is no proprietary element to WordPress. Proprietary web software providers can’t keep up. They don’t have the advantage of thousands of developers constantly improving and innovating their software.

The challenge with WordPress is that there are so many options out there for setting up and building out your site that it can be very overwhelming.

I’ve learned a lot over the past five years of using WordPress myself and my goal is to share what I’ve learned with you in order to help you save time and money. Aside from graphic design and extensive coding, there isn’t much I can’t do with WordPress today.

If you’re thinking about using WordPress to power your website, blog, or a hybrid version of the two, here are some tips that can help you avoid the pitfalls that can cost you dearly over the long haul.

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