It’s Yetunde Shorters here, chiming in sharing with you, as we plan for the New Year, seven powerful ways to level up your personal brand in 2019.

This year flew by so quickly that we couldn’t even catch a breath, but it’s never too late. You can start now and start today, and let’s plan for manifestations in 2019.

Below are my suggestions of 7 powerful ways to level up your purposeful personal brand in 2019.   

PLAN AHEAD

Planning means take the time one of these days before the year is over and sit down and plan for the things you want for your brand or your business.

Plan what your social media would look like, what each quarter would look like, and what products you’re going to launch.

Write it out. You have plenty of time to do that this year so that you can be prepared and schedule things for next year. That way, you save yourself some time.

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MANAGE YOUR TIME

Manage your time like a boss. We all have 24 hours in the day. If you’re a solopreneur or you have a small team, you have 24 hours a day. You have a lot to do.

What that means is you need to be conscientious of how you spend your time.

What are you doing with your mornings? Do you find yourself on Facebook or Instagram immediately? STOP IT!!!

The first 90 minutes set the tone. Be intentional about those 90 minutes.

CONNECT, BETTER

That means online and offline. Sometimes we get caught up in posting, and we forget that we have to engage other people, so dedicate 20 to 30 minutes of your time per week and go back to the people that follow and engage on their pages.

Like the comments, like their pictures, read stuff, and leave your thoughtful feedback. Also, do this in live events. That means go out more, look for networking or marketing events that you can be a part of.

MAP OUT YOUR SYSTEMS

If you are going to be doing events, a photo shoot or consulting with clients, write out what that looks like. For example, when a client inboxes you, what is your response? Or when a client responds to you.

What do you reply to that? Write it out step-by-step.

Having automated content helps in a way that when anything happens, you’re literally just cutting and pasting again saving you time. Or you can use e-services to create an auto send out.

DOCUMENT IT

This is one of the things that were actually in the recent book I had with the Better Business book. I shared the 10 things I’ve learned from my 10 years in business.

If I knew then, I would have documented any good thing that happened in my business. When you’re going to do a review of the year or an analysis to a client, you can go back and have documentation.

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So, at the end of the year, if you have to do a year in review, you have all your ducks in a row. You have content for your portfolio. You have content for testimonials. It’s a great way to track your progress. 

TRACK AND ANALYZE

This often depends on how engaged you are on social media or your newsletter or in person, to see what’s working.

Test it out and then come back and take off the things that are not working. Tracking and analyzing helps you see that your efforts are being put to good use.

That way, you will get into the quality of what works for your brand, and so you just rinse and repeat and use the things that work over and over again.

AUTOMATE YOUR PROCESSES

Create your automation systems. What does it look like when someone signs up for your newsletter or signs up for talking to you, what is that process?

If there’s anything you can automate, which means use a mailing service where something is automatically sent to them without you, your business can function without you; you automatically automate all the stuff that you want your customers or potential clients to know.

Again, you have a plan ahead, manage your time like a boss, map out your systems, connect better and more, document the milestones, track and analyze often, automate, engage, and convert.

These 7 steps are what you need to level up for your brand in 2019.


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