Self-branding is important online, and it doesn’t matter if you brand yourself or your company (if you have one that is).
Even if you don’t have a company it doesn’t really matter because when you switch jobs and have to do those annoying interviews they will always look you up on the internet to get a first impression so if you have some impressive presence it only helps in getting that job.
It doesn’t require that many steps really but if you want to do it good you will have to spend some time on each step at least say once a week.
Start with LinkedIn
This is the sites for professionals so it’s the first site you want to join, fill out your profile as completely as possible as that simply looks better, then start making connections with everyone you know and this should get you at least a few dozen, or perhaps even a few hundred people as you can simply enter your email address. Everyone that you ever mailed with will then automatically be invited to follow you.
Next is Facebook
Perhaps you already have a Facebook account, in that case even better as you can authorize LinkedIn to import your contacts or better said Facebook friends so that they will be invited as well. Facebook is a good way to stay in touch with old friends and family members that you see less often than you like to so it’s not like you’re wasting your time on this.
Befriend on Instagram
Instagram is the place to be these days and as Facebook owns it, it’s once again very easy to use that same circle of friends, you can even take it a step further by expanding your group of friends as maybe you have certain ambitions and well, Instagram is THE place to make your dreams come true. Check this post to see what I’m talking about: “How to Become Instagram Famous in 2018 -Be an Influencer Today“. It explains in a few easy steps how it works so don’t worry if you’re short on time.
Don’t forget Twitter
They really can’t make it any easier, Twitter also has this in-app authorization thing where you can connect it to Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. There are even tools where you can connect it all together so that when you post something on Facebook it automatically gets posted on Twitter as well so this is a very low-maintenance social platform.
The best for last
Start your own website and link from all those profiles to your website and vice versa, you don’t need to publish a new post every day, heck you don’t even need to do it every week, if it’s a personal site you can simply add a few pages about yourself and never update it ever again, while if it’s a site for your company it would be wise to add a new blog posts at least once every two weeks for extra traffic from the search engines.