1. Show Legitimacy
Think about the people you admire the most in business. They are very legitimate. They have a following. They have an actual business name. They write for big publications. They have professional photos. They have positive reviews. They have interactive websites. Some of them even have a Wikipedia page! If you show people you mean business, they’ll trust you.
2. Google Yourself
What shows up when you Google yourself? If you have party photos, old resumes, and other useless information, you’re only hurting yourself. While it’s great to share your personal life, you don’t want to go too far and show the world what you’re doing when no one is looking. Keep clear cut profiles that show the utmost professionalism.
3. Create Content
Sumner Redstone is known for saying, “Content is king.” Today, it’s truer than ever. However, your content must be CONSISTENT and DIFFERENT. There’s a ton of inspirational people who are trying to do the same things, but get little results. Your content must be original and thought-provoking. You also want to produce content that is ‘shareable’ with the world.
4. Leverage Social Media
These days, you can use social media from your phone. You can also set posts to deliver while you’re sleeping. By utilizing my favorite social-media avenues (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube) and learning about new ones (Snapchat, Instagram, Periscope), I can reach hundreds of thousands of people each day. Start by making at least 10 posts per day across all social-media platforms and you’ll be recognized by many.
5. Build a Following
People who purchase my products and services have been loyal followers for a long time. I have thousands of loving fans who “check-in” every month. Every day, I’m winning the hearts and minds of those who are looking to obtain financial freedom.
6. Promote Advocates
As you become more well known in the marketplace, people will want to help. One quick trick if you’re extra busy is to hire an intern at the local university. Interns will help your run your social media and put together some of the graphics necessary to appeal to your audience. You may also want to get your “competitors” to share, comment, and like your work.
7. Never Compete
The surest way to fail in building a million-dollar brand is to emulate others. There are too many carbon copies in every industry. You must not look at the work of others with envy or contempt, nor should you compare your products and services with another person. However, you should create an empire so large that your former “competitors” start asking you for help.