So you’ve joined the BizSugar small business community. You submit small business stories, vote for favorites and even comment on a post from time to time. That’s all great, but if you want to get the full benefit of being a thought leader in one of the Internet’s fastest growing small business communities, there are a few more things you might consider to get you there.
1. Add an Avatar
No, we’re not talking about the big budget science fiction movie. This is the little thumbnail image that represents you to the BizSugar community. By going to your profile and hitting modify, you’ll have an opportunity to upload your own smiling face and show the community who you really are.
2. Add URL and Info
Now tell us a bit more about you. Add some information, as much as you feel comfortable with, about where you’re from, what you do, how to contact you and maybe a link or two to make it easier to find you elsewhere on the Web.
3. Add some friends
As The Beatles once sang, we all get by with some help from them, so don’t forget to add friends to your profile. When you come across a post you really enjoy, click on the user name next to the submitter’s photo and you’ll be taken to his/her profile. Then click “Add…to my friends”. You can also check the list of people who have added you as a friend on your own profile.
5 thoughts on “How To Make Friends and Influence People”
Shawn: Great guide on how to “upgrade” your bizSugar profile! Talking about “How To Make Friends and Influence People,” I recommend you to read “Love is the Killer App. How To Win Business And Influence Friends.” by Tim Sanders.
It’s on my list, Martin. Of course, the title of the post is a paraphrase of the title for the famous book by Dale Carnegie and no doubt Tim’s title is a play on the same.
Great post. I believe any success I have had in life has been due to Dale Carnegie’s “How To Make Friends and Influence People” and now posts like yours tell me how to move on to Dale Carnegie 2.0.
I have found that thoughtfully commenting on community members’ submissions to BizSugar as well as their own website or blog is a great way to win friends in the this community.
It’s a great resource for small businesses. It’s even greater when you get involved!