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7️⃣Tips for Using Your LinkedIn Profile for Personal Branding

7️⃣Tips for Using Your LinkedIn Profile for Personal Branding

Did you know that typically when someone does an online search for an individual, their LinkedIn profile shows up as the first online link in those search results or the top five links on the first page of those results? This simply means that your LinkedIn profile page could be the first and last impression that someone — a potential client, investor, employer, mentor or friend — could have of your personal brand.

According to LinkedIn, the platform has 800 million members in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. It's the home for decision-makers, corporate executives, entrepreneurs and employers to connect, collaborate, recruit and share their thought leadership in a particular industry or area of expertise.

You may already have a LinkedIn page, but could be still using this only as a placeholder for your online resume, which may or may not have an updated profile image, headline statement or even updated work experience. This simple link could be putting your brand at risk if you are not optimizing all of the features the platform provides and updating your content to make your brand stand out.

You have to remember that every day, even without you realizing it, your name is already showing up in searches within LinkedIn for individuals and companies looking for people with your knowledge, skills, education and expertise. Since LinkedIn is the platform for professionals, you should utilize the platform to promote your personal and professional brand.

Here are seven ways you can start using your LinkedIn profile page like your own personal brand website to enhance your personal brand.

  1. Update your Profile: This is the first and most important step. You have to update the existing content on your page as it should be an accurate representation of your brand today, and not three years ago:

  • This means updating your profile photo to look like the person you are today. Get a professional headshot done with a clean background or use your brand color.

  • Include a background photo. This could be a call to action, a list of your services or your website.

  • Update your headline statement. Do not just include your job title — tell people what you do, how do you do it and for whom.

  • Turn creator mode on — include your key topics of focus and expertise

2. Add a welcome video or voice recording introduction: You can now add a video to your profile image and you can also record an audio greeting that lives on your profile page. This allows someone to virtually meet you, get a feel about your personality and learn about what to expect on your page

3. Utilize featured posts: When you start sharing content on LinkedIn, you can turn your posts into "featured" posts, which enables specific posts to show up on your profile page. If you post content that has valuable information or showcases your thought leadership, feature it so that anyone that comes across your page for the first time can access it

4. Show your value in the "about" section: Don't just list your expertise and credentials in this section. Use the "about" section for potential viewers to learn more about who you are. Showcase how you add value and how you help your ideal audience. I also recommend adding your website links and direct contact information in this section.

5.Maximize your experience: LinkedIn allows you to add supporting media files to your experience. This could be in the form of video, images, podcast episodes, certifications, case studies, presentations, you name it — you can add anything that can provide social proof of the work that you have done during your experience.

6. Create a newsletter: An awesome and relatively new feature in LinkedIn is the ability to create your own subscription-based newsletter on the platform. Choose your area of focus and start creating a weekly or monthly newsletter to share with your existing followers and subscribers. This also helps you to gain thought leadership and be discovered by other members on the platform.

7. Ask for recommendations: LinkedIn makes it easy to ask for recommendations from other users of the platform who have experience working with you. Start reaching out to past clients who had a great experience working with you and request a recommendation. You should also give recommendations too — it is, after all, a community.

With these seven steps, you can start to feel more confident about your online brand and start leveraging your brand across the LinkedIn network. But more importantly, you will know that an online search will now produce updated and accurate information about you and your brand to start attracting the right individuals, brands and companies to your profile.




This is what you will have ready in the next 30 Days if you follow the Instructions:

  1. Your Own Personal Branded Website Created by Yourself- Keep upgrading, modifying and adding as you go along

  2. Your Own Personally Branded YouTube Channel-Keep upgrading, modifying and adding as you go along

  3. Your own Podcast-Keep upgrading, modifying and adding as you go along

  4. At least two Blogposts, YouTube Videos and Podcasts- You can create more if you can give this more than 1-2 hours a day and grow as you move along

  5. Optimized Social Media Platforms- LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Twitter and any others you may want to build on

  6. Learn how to get Organic Leads from Social Media and start building your email list.

  7. Start building an additional income through Affiliate Marketing if you want to.


📃 About Vandana Nanda

📖 My Story : The Journey Thus Far

Vandana Nanda, is the Founder and CEO of Winbrand Academy, an Online Personal Branding and Digital Marketing School.

After working in the corporate world with IT and Education companies for over two and a half decades, Vandana decided to venture online in 2020 on a full time basis.

Working online with Time Freedom and Financial freedom has been a long cherished goal for her. Vandana has travelled the world and experienced both extremes of life , going from being a successful corporate executive and a homemaker to being a single parent and bringing up two young children while also focusing on a full time corporate job.

She has been able to bounce back, learn new skills and continue on her path to achieving Financial and Time Freedom. She has made it her mission to achieve financial freedom herself and also help thousands of people across the globe to find financial freedom by doing what they love. Through Winbrand Academy ,she is helping Entrepreneurs, Small Business Owners, Real Estate Agents, Insurance Brokers, Authors, Actors, Musicians, Lawyers, Teachers, Industry-Specific Professionals, and of course, people with a specific Passion from around the globe brand themselves.

Vandana’s purpose is to help people brand themselves as Leaders and Authorities in either their specific niche or in whatever their passion is while creating an income doing what they love.


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