If you are thinking about trying to boost your career, then you will probably want to think at some point about how you are branding yourself. This is an important consideration and one that more and more people are becoming aware of in this day and age. If your income is dependent upon how people perceive you specifically, then this is going to be particularly important. For instance, if you are an influencer, you need your personal brand to be kept as positive as possible at all times, as that is really how you make your money. But freelancers and other independent workers are also going to find this important too. Let’s take a look at some great quirky personal branding ideas you might want to try.
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Ironic Social Media Presence
One way you could approach this is by having a mostly ironic social media presence. Essentially with this you are just putting yourself forward as a joke, playing a very specific comedy role so that people end up following you for laughs. This can work really well, but you have to be careful how you do it, as you don’t want to rub anyone up the wrong way and you need to make sure that you are going to keep it up at all times, otherwise the illusion will be shattered. You want to get to the point where everyone knows that it is a joke, but are enjoying watching you perform it. This can work very well for your personal business indeed.
Name A Star After Yourself
If you are keen on doing something which will be seen as a real flex, you can think about something along the lines of naming a star after yourself. This can work with the previous tip about having an ironic presence, especially if your persona is one of being overly egoic, for instance. In any case, naming a star after yourself can really work as a personal branding thing, and you will find that people generally go along with it. What’s more, it is actually possible to do, and easy too, and it won’t cost you much at all. Just take a look at this website to find out more about how you can name a star after yourself.
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For some people, being anonymous can be a kind of brand identity all in itself. If you think about Banksy, he is famous exactly because we have no idea who he is. Although it takes a lot of work to remain anonymous in this way, it works very well because it creates a lot of mystery and intrigue, and people will always want to find out more about who you are and why you are doing what you’re doing. It can be even more effective if you then think about giving out one or two tips as to where you are located and so on. But generally, keep it quiet and you will find that people get really intrigued about who you might be.