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15 Day Confidence Challenge

So lately my confidence has been as you could say in the shitter. Not that it always wasn’t sitting on the rim of it, but you get the point. I started to google confidence challenges only to find about thirty different challenges that I still didn’t think would be that helpful. In response, I decided to create my own challenge. Starting this Monday it’s on! Since I will be doing the challenge along with whomever also needs a serious boost, I’m not sure how well this will go. However, hope is in the horizon, so let’s get started!


CHALLENGE RULES: You must make a social media post for each day.


Because it’s important that we face our fears –our naked selves, today we are
going as natural as possible. Yes, this means no makeup –ahh! And no styling. It’s hard for us to see, but this is where the real beauty lies. Are you scared yet? Because you also have to post photo evidence.

Motivational Quote: “A confident girl doesn’t show off her naked body, she shows off her naked face.”

Now that our esteem probably back tracked, it’s time for a little reminder about what we got goin’ on! Make a status asking this question: “What is my best attribute?” Confidence and taking compliments go hand in hand, so no ew no’s. Just throw in some thank you’s and sit back and take it.

Motivational Quote: “We are prepared for insults, but compliments leave us baffled.”

Do you feel a little better after all those compliments? That’s right, because compliments empower people. So this time you’re going to be doing the complimenting. Today you have to compliment 5 people –and they have to be legitimate. You’ll be amazed how complimenting other people will actually help your own self confidence.

Motivational Quote: “Girls compete with each other, women empower one another.”

Living in a society where we are taught to constantly be striving for more, it seems impossible to be content living within our own skin. Guess what though? Everyone struggles with this. So today we’re going to google insecurities of one of our idols and post the results. Being able to see that our idea of perfection isn’t really perfection at all is going to help us start seeing things, ourselves, in a whole new light.

Motivation Quote: “You were born to be real, not to be perfect.”

Now that we know that our perfect idols are okay with throwing their insecurities out there, it’s time for us to do the same. It’s not going to be easy, but nothing rewarding ever is. Today make a list of all the things you think keep you from having a confident relationship with yourself, no matter how silly or embarrassing, and post the list. Once it’s out there, you won’t have to hide behind a front anymore, so this experience should be in a weird way relieving.

Motivational Quote: “Insecurity knocks from time to time. Invite it in for coffee, talk with it, understand it, and then poke it in the eye with the sugar spoon.”

Unless you’re richer than red velvet cake, there’s no changing your base physical attributes. With that said, today is going to be about embracing and highlighting what you’ve got. Put on a ridiculously cute outfit, style the crap out of your hair, and put on your glam face. Just remember that we’re not hiding behind all of this, we’re enhancing the best parts about ourselves. So don’t go clown face crazy. And of course don’t forget to take a selfie!

Motivational Quote: “All women are pretty without makeup, but with the right makeup can be pretty powerful.”

So this one might seem a little weird, but do you remember the best attribute status? Go back and recollect all the attributes that were mentioned. Today we are going to focus on those. For all the physical attributes mentioned we’re only going to apply makeup to those areas. For any personality traits mentioned we’re going to entertain with only those traits. For instance, if someone said you were funny, spend the day telling jokes, making puns, snapping funny faces, anything along those lines. Don’t forget to post the photos, videos, and/or statuses.

Motivational Quote: “Focus on the good.”

Although we are always going to have to hear other people’s opinions, we have to learn not to take them to heart the way we do because they do not define us. Make a status that says, “What are my worst qualities?” Do not respond to comments. At the end of the day post a picture of you smiling in the comments section.
If you’re really bold wear something crazy and bold into public for the day. You’re going to get a lot of judgmental looks, but make sure to stay smiling and post pictures!

Motivational Quote: “Let your smile change the world, don’t let the world change your smile.”

Calendar - day 9 stock photoToday is an easy day. We’re going to search for our all time favorite quotes, post them, and pick at least one to get your craft on with. Make a sign, a quote block, t-shirt, or anything you’d like with the quote on it. Staying confident is hard so we’re going to need things to keep us on the right track. Place somewhere obvious to help keep you motivated, inspired, and confident every day.

Motivational Quote: “Stay inspired so you can inspire.”

Calendar - day 10 stock photoWe have been thrown into a competition we can never win. So basically today we are going to stop being sore losers. Find a friend a do something competitive. A sport, a board game, a race, or whatever. Just make sure if you lose you keep a smile on your face, congratulate the other person, maybe buy them an ice cream cone, and remember that everyone has to lose to really appreciate winning. Make sure to post evidence of your good sportsmanship! I want to see lots of hand shakes and ice cream cones!

Motivational Quote: “If you can’t win, lose like a champion.”

Calendar - day 11 stock photoLet’s take a break from all the mental exercises and let’s get physical. Today we’re going to focus on our bodies. That means on this day we’re eating and drinking healthy –no fast food, no soda, no alcohol(fuck), and we’re going to do something active –take a walk, workout, dance, etc. Now I’m a big believer in also engaging in things you love even if they aren’t necessarily healthy, like eating Taco Bell, but living right is about living with balance. So this exercise is to make up for all the booze and Taco Bell our poor bodies have endured, cleanse, and help us feel good from within to without. I strongly encourage you to do something like this often. This one is going to require some serious evidence so post pictures and videos!

Motivational Quote: “Balance is not something you find, it’s something you create.”

Calendar - day 12 stock photoI hope after yesterday you’re feeling extra good and ready to make some changes. Because today we’re going to make some changes. Confident people know how to analyze their flaws, work with them, and fix them when they can. So as part of our confidence boost journey we are going to fix some. Pick some things about yourself and/or that you do that you would like to change and do just that. Now remember you can’t change everything, but this will help get rid of some of the negative baggage that we all carry around. Post your goals.

Motivational Quote: “We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are.”

Calendar - day 13 stock photoWe’ve been working so hard, I think it’s time to treat ourselves. People tend to become so focused on their insecurities that they deprive themselves of the best kinds of pleasures. Today we are going to indulge in those best kinds of pleasures. Buy yourself something cute, bake some brownies, eat that beefy five layer burrito from T-Bell, get a massage, a pedicure. Basically anything that makes you moan or want to, do it. It’s time to stop feeling guilty about pleasure.

Motivational Quote: “I don’t believe in guilty pleasures. If you f***ing like something, like it.”

Image result for calendar day 14When you look at nature isn’t the only ugly thing about it what people have done to it? Yet if you’re in the middle of nature where people have barely touched it does it not touch you? And yet it is so flawed. We have to start viewing ourselves as part of nature. Remembering that the flaws are what make us unique, beautiful, interesting, and inspiring. We have to set aside all the trash people have thrown at us, and get back to the roots. So today we’re going on a nature adventure. Go somewhere with lots of trees, water, and/or animals and analyze. Take pictures of all the flaws you see –a crooked tree, a one legged animal, etc. Post them and think about how serene you felt in the middle of all those flaws.

Motivational Quote: “Take a quiet walk with Mother Nature, it will nurture your mind, body, and soul.”

Calendar - day 15 stock photoNow that we know it’s possible to feel serene and content in the middle of flaws we have hope. Today we’re going to talk about how this challenge affected us, what things helped us most, and what we will do to stay confident. Hopefully we’ll inspire someone who is not unlike us. Make a video of your experience. Being in front of the camera will prove that you’ve improved your confidence.

Motivational Quote: “Confidence is like a muscle the more you use it, the stronger it gets.”

Congratulations! You’ve completed your challenge! And remember to treat yourself and repost. ♥courtblogsmoe


9 Reasons Why Social Media Marketing Is Great

1) You get to view your target market on a whole other level. The cool thing about social media marketing is that you get to see what your customer base is all about. This will give you helpful insight for future preparation.

2) You can respond to problems quickly and immediately. Social media is crazy about feedback. The buzz about your product or service or business will spread like wild fire and you will hear of it. This allows you to see what consumers think of your business and for you to respond accordingly.

3) Your competition is all over social media. No more sending secret spies in to see what a competitor is up to, you can see it all online! Social media allows you the ability to look at the competition and find ways you can exceed them right at your fingertips. Marketing made easy.

4) People are receptive. People love to hear what people have to say. We have tons of social media platforms based around it – Facebook, Twitter, etc. Make statuses and let the people browse through them. I can promise that someone will have something to say.

5) You will get more sales. People love shopping online because it provides convenience and they get great deals. Just being able to shop at home in footy pajamas has consumers in awe. Put them even more at awe with some amazing incentives. The best part of social media is that there are so many ways to offer incentives with such a diverse selection of platforms. Have contests, drawings, offer coupons, gift certificates, and much more. One really awesome thing you could do is have a photo contest on Instagram. Hint, hint.

6) You will find customers you never knew existed. One of the greatest thing about being online and using social media is that it instantly becomes international. Forget only reaching people that are footsteps away from your store front.

7) Customers you never knew existed will find you. Because the internet is so diverse and so broad, customers can literally come from anywhere. As long as your are posting links in other places, engaging with consumers, and promoting your product or service, people will find you from all over the world.

8) It’s free. You can market for absolutely no cost! Of course there are options for better promotions that you can pay for but the great thing is it all revolves around your budget. If that budget just happens to be no budget at all then so be it. You can still become a major success.

9) The playing field is pretty fair. Unlike the brick and mortar world, money doesn’t necessarily mean success on social media. The most successful people on social media are the most clever. These are the ones using good tactics, hooks, and worthy content. Some of the most ordinary people become extraordinary through social media.


5 Reasons Why You Should Take a Social Media Marketing Class

In today’s technological world we have the great privilege of expanding ourselves beyond the typical face to face interactions and our businesses beyond the store front. We have an even greater privilege of having the resources to learn how to do that in the most effective and convenient ways. From my own personal experience I find one of these ways is taking a social media marketing class. Whether it is online or in the classroom, I can promise that you will gain knowledge that you will take with you for a lifetime. After all, they do say knowledge is power.

Here are 5 reasons why you should sign up for a social media marketing class as soon as possible.

1) You learn about new and useful social media sites. So yeah you probably know about Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, but while taking a social media marketing course you will learn about all kinds of useful platforms. During my social media marketing course I learned about this really interesting email template creating website called Mail Chimp. I had never heard of the website before, but now I can’t get enough of it! I use it for making my mass emails lively and professional looking. It really comes in handy for my business promotions. Trust me a social media marketing course will force you to branch out from the Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube love triangle to benefit you in ways you never imagined.

2) You learn how to be consistent. In the business world especially consistency is important. During a social media marketing course you will be asked to post and check assignments on a regular schedule. It practically becomes routine. Yeah I know that does not sound like the funnest concept, but if you want to be a successful social media marketer, whether it is marketing yourself or a business, it is important to get in the habit of. One it gives consumers something to expect and two it helps with their engagement. Reputation is everything in marketing and by simply keeping consistent, you can begin to develop a positive and professional one.

3) You learn the do’s and don’ts of social media marketing. You may think that knowing how to log in and out of Facebook is all you need to know, but after taking a social media marketing class, you will find that to be quite the contrary. Social media is something that is apart of all of our lives. We have seen it done right and we have definitely seen it done wrong. Not mentioning the Kylie Jenner lip challenge or anything – cough, cough. Seriously though it is important to know how to conduct yourself online. From blog posts to tweets to Facebook statuses there is a correct way to do them.

4) All of your assignments are interactive and informative. Oh how this is such a nice change from dull and pointless busy work. During a social media marketing course you are always doing things on your favorite sites. Social media is something that is apart of all of our lives, so being able to do something that you are basically already doing is actually fun. The only thing different is that now you are learning how to do it correctly. Yippy!

5) You learn how to optimize. Ever wonder how certain websites appear at the top of your Google search? Or maybe how searches work at all? You will learn the epitome of optimization through a social media marketing course. After my course I have been able to successfully market my business products through Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and also much more. Before this class I had no idea what keywords or proper hashtags were. Now I’m an optimization professional. Sign up for a social media marketing class and you can be too.


3 Products That Will Help You Keep Your Man

#1 Shake Weight


“A little practice doesn’t hurt anyone.”

This interesting little product not only gives you a great workout but will have your man in the palms of your hands. After all, a little practice doesn’t hurt anyone. Add the Shake Weight to your squat routine and it is a win, win for you and the main squeeze.

#2 Elite Cuisine Sandwich Maker


“All men love sandwiches.”

After using your shake weight I’m sure you’ll be hungry and wore out and chances are so will your man. Give the impression that you’re doing hard work in the kitchen without all the hard work with the Elite Cuisine Sandwich Maker. After all, the rumor remains true – all men love sandwiches. Make your man a sandwich and he just might love you more than the treat itself.

#3 Crest Garlic Toothpaste


“Tame your man, not his breath.”

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Don’t be a worry wart when it comes to guy’s night out, embrace it with Crest Garlic Toothpaste. It’s the perfect way to let your man have his fun, but keep all those hair twirling ladies far, far away from him. Just ask if he brushed his teeth before he goes out the door and sit at home content. Win, win again.

5 Restaurants Using Social Media Right

From their cover photos to their hashtags, restaurants are taking full advantage of social media today. The best part of all is that the customer base does not mind! Who does not love to see a picture of good looking food that has you running out the door to get a taste. These five restaurants not only gave their customers something to taste, but tasted something for themselves – success.

1) McDonald’s

McDonald’s is claiming the number one spot with almost seventy million followers across all social media platforms. How can they possibly have that many followers? Because they engage them. McDonald’s is constantly promoting different sweepstakes, sales, new products, and most of all their more healthy lifestyle approach on all of their social media platforms. One of the biggest campaigns McDonald’s has done over social media is their transparency question and answer where consumers asked about ingredients and preparation and McDonald’s told them. There is a reason everyone knows the name McDonald’s. Good job McDonald’s your consumers are lovin’ it.

2) KFC

KFC apparently does not only have good fried chicken, but good social media skills. KFC spends its online time giving their fans and followers gift certificates for tweeting all about their delicious fried chicken. They also engage their audience with intriguing videos that are not necessarily promotional, so that they never feel too bombarded. Smart move. KFC you are not only finger lickin’ good, you are finger clickin’ good.

3) Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut is doing amazing social media things these days. You can even order and track your pizza online! People love pizza and Pizza Hut knows it so they post anything that will get their market talking about their infatuation with pizza. Clever memes and amazing Instagram photos are their specialty. Pizza Hut really does know how to deliver.

4) Applebee’s

Applebee’s is constantly promoting deals like two meals for twenty, five dollar snacks more bang less buck, etc. Moreover, on all of their platforms, especially Facebook and Instagram, they are posting appetizing photos that make people want to dive in instantly. They really know how to make a nice dining experience appear affordable. Good job Applebee’s.

5) Burger King

Since challenges have been pretty big lately, Burger King found themselves making one of their own. The Burger King Challenge was issued on Instagram asking if anyone was “king enough” to eat all ten burgers on their menu. Once L.A. Beast got on board, the challenge was a complete success. It was an epic social media move on Burger King’s part. Keep up the good work Burger King.


5 Retailers Using Social Media Right

Social media, if used properly, is a great way to engage and maintain their current customer base as well as attract new customers. Here are five retail businesses that are properly using social media.

1) TJ Maxx

Chances are you have heard about the TJ Maxx created term “Maxxinista” and even thought about becoming one yourself. What TJ Maxx is doing right on social media is taking advantage of user generated content. They simply ask their customers, through social media, to hashtag Maxxinista on their instagram photos or tweets and let the users do the rest. It is an easy way to create brand awareness. Good job TJ Maxxinistas!

2) Costco

Costco, one of the largest retailers known, is doing their best work on their Facebook page. Costco reveals seasonal products that are returning so their customers can take note, as well as their personal customer favorites. This informative approach is great for awareness but business in general. Can not wait to see what is in store for Christmas this year Costco!

3) Marshalls

Like TJ Maxx, Marshalls focuses on user-generated content. However, not only are they asking customers to hashtag their Instagram photos and tweets with Marshalls famous saying “Fab Found,” but are giving them prizes for it! Each day Marshalls gives away a gift card to their favorite hashtagging customer. Incentives are must and Marshalls knew it. Your social media skills are just fabulous Marshalls.

4) HTC

Lets just say there is not a iPhone verses Android war because HTC does not know what they are doing. They know exactly what they are doing. What are they doing you ask? HTC takes advantage of the easiest thing you can do on social media – pictures, videos, and a lot of them. Visuals hook readers in and HTC puts them everywhere they can. A big thing that they have done recently is engage their audience with their new “Beautiful” campaign. This allowed individuals to send in their own beautiful photos for a chance to win a free HTC phone. The best part of it is that they do these interactive photo campaigns all the time. Congrats, it is working for you HTC.

5) Target

Target hit the bull-eye with social media content. You can literally find Target on just about any social media platform. Which is just plain smart. I know one of my personal favorites is seeing Target all over Pinterest. Being about to visualize a cute outfit, bag, etc., and know that I can go somewhere close to get it it really helps push me to consume! I guess you could say I am not the only one. Target = winning.


10 Reasons CRM is Important

Do you want to limit your business on what information you can get to stick in your head? That is one of the many reasons social media CRM (customer relations management) is so important. Face it, to be a successful business owner you have to keep up with and on top of things. CRM will help you do just that.

Ten Reasons Why CRM is Important:

1. Your memory is not perfect

At certain point maybe you can remember enough to keep up with 10 or so customers, but your brain has a limit. If you are basing your expectations on that limit than you are limiting your businesses opportunities. Do not do it, do CRM. Having CRM is like having a hundred more brains. It will store everything you need to know about each and every customer you have and more.

2. Emails are decentralized

As your company grows so will your email inbox. As it does that, your inbox all of a sudden starts to become unmanageable. CRM is the solution. It keeps all the important information and makes it easy to find and access. 

3. You need metrics

Do not waste your valuable time trying to figure out rations and spreadsheets when CRM automatically does it for you. It is really just the smart and efficient thing to do. 

4. Statuses are important

It would help to know the level of interest your customers or prospects have correct? Well CRM lets you push your wonders aside. CRM gives you the most up-to-date status on customer or prospect sales process. Also, if you forget (because your memory is not perfect) you can go back and review anytime you need to.

5. History is important

By having the ability to look back on the things that your company has done, you will be able to figure out what you did wrong and you did right and build from there. CRM gives you this necessary information right at your fingertips.

6. Competition helps businesses

As much as we think we hate competition, it actually is good for business. Competition motivates us to continually improve and keep up-to-date. CRM will help you track exactly what your competition is up to and what is or is not working for them.

7. Never lose your data

Using notebooks, calendars, or even laptops to store everything on? Well those can be lost or stolen at any given time. CRM assures you will never lose what you store because it is web-based.

8. Predict your future

Ever wish you could predict the future? Well CRM is the closest you can get to that super power. Of course it is not set in stone, but CRM has the ability to make a pretty darn good hypothesis. 

9. Track your tasks and events

Talk about an awesome calendar. CRM not only is able to backup your plans, but organizes them in a way that will assure you can not forget them. Also, having a dashboard with a quick overview of what is coming up soon is really helpful. Call it your own string on finger.

10. Be organized

The key to good business is good organization. You may be top in your household, but you are still human and make mistakes. On the bright side CRM is not human and can assure you, mistakes aside, you will remain organized.

Get on the right track and get CRM


Is Social Media Monitoring Important?

Yes, yes, yes is the definite answer. You can not understand your company if you do not know what is going on with it. Social media monitoring gives you answers. Think of your company as a tree. The roots are your initial launch and they are embedded in the rich soils of social media. Social media monitoring allows you see where your company has sprouted and branched out and help you determine if your company has overall successful growth. So start monitoring folks!

Ten Things Social Media Monitoring Helps You Do:

1. Respond to complaints

Not only does addressing a negative complaint look more professional but it allows you to take a bit of hold on the gripe before it gets out of hand. Also, monitoring means you will catch these complaints quicker to respond or adjust accordingly.  

2. Share the compliments

Reputation is key. Boost your company rep by sharing positive feedback with your social media audience so that they know what your business is all about and how awesome it really is.

3. Solve customer problems

It can be rough to hear a customer has a problem with your product or service, especially if your product or service is near and dear to you. However, for good business, you have to face your problems and then fix them. It is easy to identify these problems if you are monitoring conversations and reviews on your social media platforms.

4. Answer audience questions

A huge social media advantage is that it allows us to connect with people conveniently and quickly. When people have questions they want answers fast, by monitoring your social media regularly you will be able to do just that.

5. Know what is what

After monitoring social media outlets for a while you will be able to tell which ones are getting your message across and your brand name aware. Take advantage of that and be aware of what keywords are most effective on each social media outlet.

6. Manage any crisis 

When the shit hits the fan and you want your business to come out spic and span, you have to know how and when to take action. If you are not monitoring your social media outlets, you will either have no or delayed awareness of the crisis and attend to it too late.

7. Monitor the competition

Know what your audience likes and dislikes about your competitors and use it to your advantage. If you want to keep up with the big boys, you are going to have to monitor your social media outlets – because they sure do.

8.Spot the trends 

By simply just logging in your social media accounts and taking a scroll through, trends will pop up right in your face. This will aid in helping you form marketing campaigns for your company big time.

9. Discover the influencers 

Know what social media sites and the people on them that are making an impact on your audience and try to connect with them. This will intrigue your audience just that much more.

10. Reach ready prospects 

By monitoring social media outlets, you are getting right to the source – customers. This way you are indirectly learning about them and their habits to directly target them. 

Make sure to monitor viewers!


5 Blogs to Help You Improve Your Personal LinkedIn Profile

14 Steps To Improve Your LinkedIn Presence In 2014

  1. Update your photo. Make sure your profile picture is recent, professional, and recognizable.
    1. Tip: Make the photo black and white to stand out.
  2. Craft a killer headline. This is essentially the most important piece of your profile. This is what hooks the reader in so good. Make it short and simple and use a lot of keywords.
  3. Revisit your summary. Try to look through the eyes of your audience. Make sure the description entices them to pursue a professional relationship with you.
  4. Insert a call to action in your summary. Don’t assume that people know what to do next. Share a link or document that gets you closer to a connection.
  5. Join 50 groups. With over 1.8 million to choose from this shouldn’t be that hard. It will increase your awareness and furthermore get you connections, so take the time.
  6. Connect with all your current clients. Honestly they make for good references.
  7. Share a relevant status update between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM each workday. This is when people are prevalent online so give yourself the opportunity to reach them and become top of mind.
  8. Find your most relevant group and get involved. Engagement is important.
  9. Download your network database. They could come in handy outside of LinkedIn.
  10. Save your best Advanced People Searches. LinkedIn will send you a periodic email of people who meet your search criteria for free, so take advantage of it.
  11. Maximize your Professional Gallery. People love visuals so intrigue them with them.
  12. Use the Alumni advanced search feature to expand your network. This connects you with people who have gone to school with you, which can make for some very valuable connections.
  13. Manage your Skills & Expertise section. Make sure everything is significant and relevant.
  14. Pursue recommendations. It will help boost your reputation.

How to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile

  1. Find hidden user information. Finding an account that you can’t view without upgrading can be frustrating. Luckily, there is a way around it. By sharing that hidden profile with one of your own connections, you will be able to view it.
  2. Include keywords in job titles. Search engine optimization is important and you have to get use to it.
  3. Keep Summary and Specialties separate. Make sure your summary is an overview and your specialties are a list.
  4. Leverage the Find Alumni Feature. Connections, connections, connections.
  5. Connect offline. More connections.
    1. Meet up in person

Quick Fixes To Improve Your LinkedIn Profile

  1. Problem: The minimal-effort profile. Don’t just give the basics. Make sure your profile is specific and sets you apart from the rest.
  2. Problem: The default headline. Use terms in your headline that will bring you more hit rates and more traffic.
  3. Problem: The no-networking-wanted approach. If you don’t want to do this you’re in the wrong place. This is what LinkedIn is all about. If you want good advice, join groups and get connected.

5 Simple Things You Can Do to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile

  1. Get a profile picture. A good one. People like to visualize and they are going to have a hard time doing that with a generic human outline.
  2. Write a summary. Sure this is dreaded, but it’s important – especially on LinkedIn. Take the time to make it intriguing, professional, and full of relevant keywords.
  3. Add pretty graphics and videos. Don’t allow your profile to remain vanilla, it will make you appear boring.
  4. Tell the world what a good person you are. 42% of hiring managers said that volunteer experience was pretty much the same as work experience, so it’s worth mentioning!
  5. Endorse to be endorsed. Take time to give others’ profiles some love to ensure you get the love back.

Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile for Better Search Results

  1. Use anchor text in links. You can present up to three links on your profile.
  2. Finish your profile. Make sure every section is complete.
  3. Keyword-optimize your job titles. This is the bait you need to lure in potentially great connections.
  4. Maximize your group membership. It will expand your network and improve your SEO.
  5. Aggressively expand your network. 
  6. Optimize your job description. Use more bulleted lists and bolded keywords to enhance your audiences ability to scan your profile.
  7. Claim your vanity URL. This makes you appear more professional and legit.
  8. Don’t keyword stuff. Don’t repeat the same keyword too often.
  9. Promote your LinkedIn profile elsewhere.
  10. Be vigilant about building recommendations.
  11. Leave no field blank.
  12. Shamelessly self-promote.
  13. Keep collecting endorsements. This validates your skills.

Happy profile improvement viewers.


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