Ahhh… have you ever wondered, “How long does it take to standout online?”

The strange and sometimes alarming aspect of representing yourself professionally on the internet is that it can appear never-ending. Ughh! Uncomfortable!

It doesn’t have to be. Here’s our simple guide on how to standout so you can see what stage you’re at and simple timings to understand what’s coming. Cool hey?

How long does it take to standout online?

How long does it take to standout online

1. Setup LinkedIn with your simple career history

Time it takes: 45 mins – 3 hours

How to? Google search: setup LinkedIn account

2. LinkedIn with words your target audience uses

Time it takes: 30 mins – 3 hours

How to? Use The Standout Professional’s LinkedIn Guide

3. Simple personal website

Time it takes: 15 mins – 1 hour

How to?

  • Setup about.me one-page 1-page website – a professional experience paragraph, contact details & the link to your LinkedIn.
  • Add link to your website to LinkedIn, email signature & any other professional Social Media content such as your tweets.

4. Personal website with two pages: Home & About

Time it takes: 15 mins – 1 hour

How to?

  • Setup Strikingly or WordPress.com site with link to LinkedIn.
  • Add website link to your LinkedIn, email signature & any other professional Social Media sites you use.

5. Personal website with 3 pages: Home, About & Blog. Monthly Blogging. Newsletter

Time it takes: 15 mins – 2 hours each month

How to?

  • Add blog to personal (or business) website.
  • Consider starting a regular newsletter & design process to publish regularly (fortnightly / monthly).
  • Content plan (audience, language used, topics, perspectives you’re keen to share, case studies, publishing day/dates).
  • Create blogposts & publish on blog & as a LinkedIn article.
  • Share on professional Social Media.

6. Outreach – Advanced techniques to grow your audience quicker

Time it takes: 15 mins – unlimited

How to?

15 mins – unlimited

  • Find & share interesting information on professional Social Media & forums where your target audience meets.
  • Plan your best activities with respect to intentions
  • Connect with media, influencers of your audience and provide content to them for their influential sites & podcasts.
  • Consider: increasing frequency of posts & scheduling, creating content (e.g. video), writing for industry magazines, guest blogging, engaging PR / Outreach services (we can help), SEO, and setting up livechat on your website (and also livechat smartphone app turned on so people can quickly gain answers).


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