How To Build Your Personal Brand - For Most People This Approach Is Good

Behave with good character. Character is the basis of your personal brand. Without it there is no trust and without trust all comes crashing down.
Educate yourself and gain experience in your field of endeavor.
Create a social media presence that shows your skills. A good LinkedIn profile with 5 references is a good place to start. Don't forget a professional profile photo.
Attend and contribute to industry groups. Network with other like-minded people.
Narrow and focus your goal. What do you want to be known for? Everything you do should connect to that.
Share your successes on your LinkedIn profile.
Contribute to a social cause you believe in and share that as well.
Good luck.

(Originally posted to Quora)

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Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal is an author, independent brand researcher, and adjunct marketing professor with 20 years of varied experience. An avid researcher and prolific, creative writer, Dr. Blumenthal's interests span communication, marketing, qualitative media content analysis, political rhetoric, propaganda, leadership, management, organizational development, and more. An engaged citizen, she has for several years worked to raise awareness around child sex trafficking and the dangers of corruption at @drdannielle on Twitter. You can find her articles at Medium, www.AllThingsBrand.com and www.DannielleBlumenthal.com, and she frequently answers questions on Quora. All opinions are Dr. Blumenthal's own.