Why Every Entrepreneur Should Build a Personal Brand
Don’t be scared to present the real you to the world, authenticity is at the heart of success.
We’ve all heard the saying ‘people connect with people’, and for entrepreneurs and freelance professionals, this statement is especially important. To understand how important, we need to look at where the global freelance market is heading. According to (Peerism) Freelancers could represent 80% of the global workforce by 2030, an eye-opening estimate.
With so many people becoming self-employed, differentiating yourself from the growing entrepreneurial workforce will become vitally important when trying to attract new clients or land freelance gigs.
Building a Personal Brand is the key to standing out and being noticed. This is not just true for those that are themselves the face of their businesses, think authors, speakers, or consultants, but is equally important if you run your own business.
Which brings me back to ‘people connect with people’. An audience is more likely to be attracted to and connect with a person than a faceless brand. It’s a way for you to create impressions that customers will remember. Every action is a way for you to increase exposure.
Let’s have a look at a few benefits having a personal brand can offer:
Establish yourself as an expert and build authority.
Having a personal brand can help you position yourself as someone with expertise in your niche. This helps you build trust and a connection with your audience, and in the famous words of Zig Ziglar; “If people like you they will listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you”.
Grow your network and gain clients.
We all know why growing our professional and social networks is a smart business move. Having a personal brand that speaks to who you are and what you stand for makes it easier for people to want to connect with you.
A personal brand separates your products or services from everything else on offer. When people see the value in your brand, they become willing to pay higher rates.
Having a personal brand can open doors and lead to new opportunities. It makes it easier for you to be found by potential clients, businesses, and the media. It also makes it easier for you to pitch yourself or your business when new opportunities present themselves.
In the future, you may decide to change your offering, sell your business, or start new ones, but your personal brand and experience will continue to evolve with you. Helping separate you from the competition as someone unique and worth talking to.
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