Qwyqr Personal Branding & Solopreneur
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Leo Day is an author. His book "Marketing Your Personal Brand Online: The Qwyqr Way To Get A Powerful Mobile-Friendly Webpage" is available on Amazon as a Kindle book. To accompany the book, people like job seekers, solopreneurs, affiliates, graduates and authors can create their own personal branding page on www.qwyqr.com. You can also get a free weekly newsletter with story highlights from this curated magazine. To subscribe to the newsletter, visit my Qwykr personal branding page at: http://www.qwyqr.,com/leo-day
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Free weekly newsletter. Personal branding tips. Click here to subscribe.

Free weekly newsletter. Personal branding tips. Click here to subscribe. | Qwyqr Personal Branding & Solopreneur | Scoop.it

Want weekly tips to boost your personal brand? I research the Internet every day to find the best news stories for you. Get the news roundup in your mailbox every weekend. No spam. Privacy assured.

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Please visit my Qwyqr Personal Branding website to subscribe to the free weekly newsletter.

 

(And if you're a solopreneur ... you can also create a personal branding page that works on PCs, tablets and smartphones!)


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How to Grow Your Personal Brand When You're an Introvert.

How to Grow Your Personal Brand When You're an Introvert. | Qwyqr Personal Branding & Solopreneur | Scoop.it
How to Grow Your Personal Brand When You're an Introvert
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I had just finished a talk at a leading technology company when an engineer approached me. “I liked your ideas about personal branding, and I can see how they'd work,” he told me.
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Extract: with a little strategy and effort, you can become a connector one person at a time. A friend of mine used to work at a large research hospital; it was a sprawling institution with countless divisions and initiatives. She made a simple commitment: each week, she’d ask a person from a different office or department to lunch. Often, she’d meet them initially at company meetings or through project work; if the suggestion to have lunch together didn’t arise naturally, she’d tell them about her project, and they were almost always intrigued enough to join her.

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Personal Branding for New Real Estate Agents (Guest Post)

Personal Branding for New Real Estate Agents (Guest Post) | Qwyqr Personal Branding & Solopreneur | Scoop.it
Today’s guest post is by Sabrina Clark, Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications with BrandYourself.
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Extract: Whether you’re a new hire at a firm or new to real estate in general, it can be difficult to get the ball rolling in growing a customer base – especially when so much of a consumer’s decision is based on an agent’s established reputation. With 90 percent of home buyers searching online during the home buying process (National Association of Realtors), building a positive personal brand and online reputation is more important than ever when attracting new clients.

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10 Things a Solopreneur Can Do Without

10 Things a Solopreneur Can Do Without | Qwyqr Personal Branding & Solopreneur | Scoop.it
As a solopreneur, there are a variety of items you need to be successful - and there are a few things you want to avoid!
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As a solopreneur you need a positive, healthy attitude. Here's ten emotional states to avoid.

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Slideshow. How To Talk The Talk On Twitter.

How To Talk The Talk On Twitter @GerryMoran A guide to using the right kind of tweets to have the right kind of conversations.
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Great slide presentation from Gerry Moran of www.marketingthink.com

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The Power Of Personal Branding In B2B Lead Generation.

The Power Of Personal Branding In B2B Lead Generation. | Qwyqr Personal Branding & Solopreneur | Scoop.it
When it comes to B2B lead generation, you have to admit that getting in touch with your target market can be pretty hard. These days, with the explosion of online B2B lead generation and ...
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Extract from this article: Unlike the days of old, where we work our content around our brand, we now have to work our brand around our content. Our marketing focus today is no longer about reaching out to our customers. Rather, it is how to get our customers to reach out to us. We can drum out a lot of noise for our products, but if it does not reach the consciousness of our audience, as long as they fail to feel any connection to us at a personal level, then we are just wasting our time.

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Personal Branding Summit® @ Airport West Hotel, Ghana, August 10

Personal Branding Summit® @ Airport West Hotel, Ghana, August 10 | Qwyqr Personal Branding & Solopreneur | Scoop.it
In recent years Personal Branding has become a major topic of discussion and attraction for entrepreneurs, businesses and job seekers. Its benefits are gargantuan. In the quest to educate and empower ...
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Extract: The event will enable participants to utilize available mediums such as social media networking, formal and informal interaction to grow their career aspirations. For graduate students, this will equip them in building a great personal brand for career search, using social media, blog, brand management and reputation.

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Entrepreneurs: Delegate Before You Have To, Say Your Most Successful Peers

Entrepreneurs: Delegate Before You Have To, Say Your Most Successful Peers | Qwyqr Personal Branding & Solopreneur | Scoop.it
Other people can run the company you created. They probably will be better at it. (Growing from a solopreneur to a #microbiz is certainly a challenge. One piece of advice?
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The author is right. I know I find delegating hard. It's like you create a baby ... then ask somebody else to look after it. It's tought to let go.

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How to build your personal brand. UK Guardian.

How to build your personal brand. UK Guardian. | Qwyqr Personal Branding & Solopreneur | Scoop.it
A strong personal brand is essential in today's job market, but it's diffcult to know where to start. Here are some top tips on how to build an effective brand from scratch
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Excerpt: Some of us associate marketing with attempts to manipulate customers into buying something that is of little value to them. It doesn't have to be that way, however. A powerful personal brand has to be authentic, ie based on your talents, your values and the way you serve other people. This will help people to be clear about who you are, both in person and online, and through the opinions of people whom they trust.

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Anti-Stress Hacks for the Solopreneur WAHM | The Work at Home Woman

Anti-Stress Hacks for the Solopreneur WAHM | The Work at Home Woman | Qwyqr Personal Branding & Solopreneur | Scoop.it
Yes, that’s right, ladies! You see, even though we juggle multiple tasks and multiple jobs, we never really get more done for our business when we are stressed.
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I wish I could multitask. Sadly, I'm strictly 'one thing at a time'.

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Qwyqr Personal Branding

Qwyqr is, well, the quickest way to get your personal brand online. It's great for job seekers, career builders, affiliates, authors, solopreneurs and small businesses.

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I just put a slide presentation on SlideShare. Thought you might like to see it.

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Qwyqr: DIY webpage for small businesses.

Qwyqr: DIY webpage for small businesses. | Qwyqr Personal Branding & Solopreneur | Scoop.it

Qwyqr is the fastest way to create a mobile-friendly webpage. Our page creation wizard does the hard work for you, so your page looks great on PCs, tablets and smartphones.

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More web pages are browsed with mobile phones than PCs. Small businesses, solopreneurs and affiliate marketers need an easy way to create a mobile webpage.

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Mindfulness and Personal Branding Success - Business 2 Community

Mindfulness and Personal Branding Success - Business 2 Community | Qwyqr Personal Branding & Solopreneur | Scoop.it
Mindfulness and Personal Branding Success Business 2 Community If you're not actively and continuously involved building your brand throughout your day, you may be missing important opportunities to advance your career.” Or, even worse, your...
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Extract: A sound personal branding strategy never “begins,” because it never ends! Success is based on all of your daily behaviors and all of your interactions with clients, prospects, and co-workers. It’s what you write, what you say, and how you look. The best way to build a strong personal brand is to be mindful throughout your day, always looking for ways to reinforce the image you want others to associate with you.

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Where is the T-E-A-M In Solopreneur?

Where is the T-E-A-M In Solopreneur? | Qwyqr Personal Branding & Solopreneur | Scoop.it
Our successes will be so much sweeter with like-minded companions we've developed our businesses with. Are you a Solopreneur with a Team? (Where is the T-E-A-M In Solopreneur?
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Extract: However, while you are managing and creating and financialing and marketing and selling and blogging and designing and handling social media and Aweber who are you bouncing ideas off of? And how are making sure you are up-to-date on trends? And who is verifying all programs are up-to-date? And who is keeping abreast of the daily changes to social media? And who is keeping an eye on your competition? And do you really know how to crunch the real numbers that tell you if you are making the best decisions possible?

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Personal Branding for Introverts

Personal Branding for Introverts | Qwyqr Personal Branding & Solopreneur | Scoop.it
Build your reputation — without the schmoozing.
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Extract: Despite the common misperception that all introverts are shy, and vice versa, they’re two very different phenomena. (Author and introversion expert Susan Cain defines shyness as “the fear of negative judgment,” while introversion is “a preference for quiet, minimally stimulating environments.”) I actually like giving talks to large groups (that day, there were 180 people in the room and another 325 watching online). I’m happy to mingle and answer questions afterward. But at a certain point, I’ve learned through experience, I have to get away and go somewhere by myself.

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Power Up for Profits: The Smart Woman's Guide to Online Marketing: Kathleen Gage.

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Kathleen Gage is the “no-nonsense, common sense” online marketing strategist, speaker, author, product creation specialist and who helps entrepreneurs make money online. Successfully self-employed since 1994, she gives her clients the tools to create businesses that last and make a difference at the same time.

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How To Tweet. What The @Mt@Rt#dM@d?

How To Tweet. What The @Mt@Rt#dM@d? | Qwyqr Personal Branding & Solopreneur | Scoop.it
How To Tweet. What The @Mt@Rt#dM@d?: How to tweet? We all know that we need to tweet for our personal branding... http://t.co/UrmLWB8ENj
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Extract: But, how to you actually use Twitter to connect and communicate with your ‘peeps’? It’s not as hard as you think. However, as Rex Kramer (Robert Stack’s character) said in the famous 1980’s Airplane movie, “flying a plane is no different from riding a bicycle, just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes.” And so is Twitter no different than having a regular conversation, if you know where to put the RT’s, DM’s, MT’s, #’s and @’s!
Read more at http://www.business2community.com/twitter/how-to-tweet-what-the-mtrtdmd-0580881#DKKXP93gtBKX0lie.99

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21 Social Media Rules for Personal Branding

21 Social Media Rules for Personal Branding | Qwyqr Personal Branding & Solopreneur | Scoop.it
The first thing many aspiring writers, designers, and photographers do to promote themselves is set up social media accounts for their brands. With the variety of platforms available the way you use them should vary.

Via Sestyle
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List of 21 neat tips for people marketing their own creative services.

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Be sure to cater your voice to fit the site and audience you’re speaking to, or you could end up alienating more fans than you attract.

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What does your solopreneur business actually sell?

What does your solopreneur business actually sell? | Qwyqr Personal Branding & Solopreneur | Scoop.it
What does your solopreneur business actually sell? http://t.co/PIAE754EPn
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Extract: I've also cut way down on the activities I'm doing to promote my business.  Not only does doing too many different things spread you too thin, but it usually doesn't work.  I had managed to keep a lid on the number of things I took on, but it had gradually crept up and needed to be pared down.  Now, I've got just 3 big areas of focus and a daily maintenance list.  It feels so much better, my results are better and I'm not working as hard!  

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Are You Elevating Your Professional Presence?

Are You Elevating Your Professional Presence? | Qwyqr Personal Branding & Solopreneur | Scoop.it
As marketers, my colleagues and I spend our days looking outward, focused on ways to connect consumers with the Citi brand, such as by sponsoring Citibike in New York City and Connect: Professional (Personal branding is critical // Are You...
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Excerpt:  Last week, at a professional development session I hosted for the team, Raleigh Mayer, aka The Gravitas Guru, helped us look inward to evaluate whether we were effectively managing and marketing our own professional brands. The hour-long conversation was far-reaching, touching on what to wear and what to say (when you bump into a “senior”) and everything in between.

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7 Signs It's Time to Reinvent Your Personal Brand.

7 Signs It's Time to Reinvent Your Personal Brand. | Qwyqr Personal Branding & Solopreneur | Scoop.it

7 Signs It's Time to Reinvent Your Personal Brand
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Last week, I read Dorie Clark's Reinventing You with great interest; it's a relevant book for anyone interested in personal branding success.

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This book review lists the 7 reasons why you should consider reinventing your personal brand. Well worth reading.

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The Problem Facing Personal Branding And Social “ME”dia Today | Loyalty360.org

The Problem Facing Personal Branding And Social “ME”dia Today | Loyalty360.org | Qwyqr Personal Branding & Solopreneur | Scoop.it
At its core, social media provides a platform to connect with family, friends and colleagues, along with the ability to meet new people with shared interests across the world.
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This is a very thought-provoking presentation by @JoeyShepp. Dang, I wish I'd thought of the phrase MEdia. That's very clever when it comes to promoting Brand You.

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5 Steps to an Engaging Personal Brand

5 Steps to an Engaging Personal Brand | Qwyqr Personal Branding & Solopreneur | Scoop.it
Personal branding is more than just a way to market yourself as a talented candidate — it’s also a valuable tool for connecting with people within your industry.
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Dan Schawbel is the guru of personal branding. These five steps are are a great idea for anybody who wants to get traction with their personal brand.

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The Key to Small Business Success on Twitter - pronetworkbuild.com

The Key to Small Business Success on Twitter - pronetworkbuild.com | Qwyqr Personal Branding & Solopreneur | Scoop.it
Twitter is littered with the carcasses of burned out washed up small business ideas that didn’t work.   I see literally thousands of small accounts who’s last tweet was 6 months ago, a year ago.  They came, saw, tried it Twitter’s way, and abandoned the effort.  These are the folks who determined that Twitter is useless,  odd, and just couldn’t get the hang of it.   Then there are others:  They are small businesses with a worldwide audience.  I have to wonder what a Gas Station in Reston, VA is doing with followers from California, Maine and London, UK.
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The author has a thought provoking comment that your tweets aren't important ... it's re-tweets that get you traction with your community. I guess that makes sense. I'm always thrilled if people re-tweet my tweets.

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