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If you are looking into adding more online presence as an aspiring writer or designer, there are multiple different platforms for showcasing your talent and skills. One aspect of a successful online presence is that your personal profile is something that will make people read it and then remember it later on.
It used to be that freelancers or other professionals spent long CV’s outlining their talents and past projects, but today’s fast-phased world has meant that majority of prospective clients or buyers want to get information quickly and easily. This means that personal profiles need to be very accessible, include a lot of information but not be overwhelming. These are the most important things to keep in mind when you are compiling an online personal profile of yourself. By answering these key points you will have better success in inspiring others or maybe even landing that dream job.
Where Are You Coming From?
Your personal profile should include a short history. Instead of just listing out what you have done, you should try to focus on telling it through a personal development road map. Where have you come from and what has this road you have taken changed in you and in your work. Make it clear that the experiences that you list are the ones that have most defined you and your work.
What Are You All About?
This is a very important point. Your personal profile must make people see what it is that makes you tick. Don’t hide your personality; make it your unique selling point. You can use your personality to your own advantage but don’t make it seem too overwhelming. You need to let people reading your profile know who you are but you also need to keep in mind that you don’t want to make it seem too much about yourself or make you come off as too narrow-minded.
What Inspires You?
All of the above should transform your profile into showing what is it that gives you inspiration. You should also give common examples of things that inspire you and for instance other articles or pictures that have given you ideas. Don’t make it seem too complicated, people will get what makes you work better if they are real life examples and experiences. It’s all well and good to talk about the meaning of life but this isn’t really what makes you interesting. It is the simple things of articles that have transformed you or pictures that give you inspirations that really interest people looking at your online personal profile.
If you answer the above questions in a simple and fresh way you can be sure to catch people attention. Above all the important thing is to try to keep things simple and clean. Don’t go on too much about any of the points. Go straight to the point and provide only the most inspiring and transforming examples. One way to do this is with an Enthuse personal profile. Browse through other people’s profiles to get inspiration to your own.
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Cristen Bagley is a social media enthusiast who writes blogs and articles about using this outlet to your advantage. She calls herself a ‘social media nerd’ and is all about finding the best ways of sharing information.