69 Simple Tips To Increase Your Profile

If you want to get yourself out there you really need a strategy and a game plan to increase your profile. It doesn’t happen automatically although sometimes you can get lucky. Take a proactive approach and do things that get you noticed. When I did some stand up comedy last week I wanted to make sure I used up all my business cards so I spread them about the place.

Just yesterday I was in the audience for Question Time on BBC1. I made a comment on the show and I was wearing a purple jumper which everyone now remembers me for! (For which I have also now earned the nickname Cadbury boy!) ๐Ÿ˜† There are literally bazillions of ways you can increase your profile but here’s my list to get you started!

Use Radio

1. Take part in a phone-in
2. Get yourself interviewed
3. Dedicate songs to people
4. Do shout outs
5. Participate in a radio show debate
6. Do a radio training course and become a presenter
7. If you’re a presenter, interview some celebs or entrepreneurs
8. Learn to D.J. and mix (Try iPhone Babyscratch)

Use T.V.

9. Go to the audience of a T.V. show (I was on Question Time yesterday)
10. Be an extra in a movie (I’m an extra in It’s A Wonderful Afterlife coming out next week)
11. Participate in T.V. street interviews
12. Apply for reality T.V. shows
13. Go on topical shows and get heard
14. Do Some Modelling
15. Enter a quiz show

Get Published

16. Write a book
17. Write an e-book
18. Ask to write for a magazine column
19. Start a blog
20. Guest post for big blogs
21. Comment on other blogs

Re-Invent Yourself

22. Learn how to stand out
23. Dress well and try new trends
24. Change your hairstyle
25. Learn other languages
26. Learn new words (Subscribe to dictionary.com word of the day)
27. Get cool hobbies (knitting does not count, try badminton instead)
28. Join Clubs
29. Volunteer at charities
30. Work with children
31. Work with disabled children

Spread The Word

32. Create a funny viral video
33. Stumble (stumble yours but more importantly stumble others)
34. Tweet (get tweeted and tweet others)
35. Facebook (put a poll up or random question on your status)
36. Flattr (it’s new so try it)
37. Link your profiles
38. Create a fan page
39. Get some funky business cards (you should see my new ones)

Random Suggestions

40. Do some stand-up comedy
41. Act in a play
42. Host an event
43. Watch movies and skim the news (it gives you plenty to talk about)
44. Busk
45. Set up a stall at a fair
46. Make up a new word
47. Start a new movement
48. Donate
49. Give your stuff away
50. Play pranks on people (In cafes when paying for my drink I give the cashier my ร‚ยฃ1,000,000 note and ask ‘do you have change?’)
51. Talk to random strangers
52. Sit in a cafe and say hello to people
53. Enter competitions
54. Review products
55. Specialise
56. Karaoke
57. Pimp your ride (each to their own)
58. Send out a mass text message
59. Play poker
60. Host a soiree at your place
61. Gatecrash parties
62. Turn up at the wrong wedding
63. Start a petition
64. Be unusual
65. Call the newspapers and tell them about a story
66. Learn magic tricks (everyone loves a magic trick)
67. Run for a charity
68. Clean up your neighbourhood
69. Run for president ๐Ÿ˜›

One very last tip to leave you on. Did you notice the fact that I used 69? Why everyone knows the number 69 and for that reason alone I knew that it would increase my profile. Be bold.

60 Responses

  1. I think number 62 is among the best tips…really!! ๐Ÿ˜€
    .-= New at Christopher Kabamba’s blog ..4 Things Worth Telling Yourself During Tough Times =-.

  2. sarah says:

    Flattr looks interesting… is it a way to make money fom blogging?

  3. Hey Amit,

    I totally agree with you that if you wanna make yourself known, you need a strategy. It doesn’t simply happen over night. This is why I put a lot of value on personal branding. It allows you to project yourself in a consistent way and make yourself remembered. Awesome stuff ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Amit Sodha says:

      Indeed Eduard. We can cast doubt on our ideas sometimes because of what people may think but once you can leap that self created barrier you just start going for it.

  4. Amit, you always have just the right mix of serious and silly. Love this post. Creative, funny, very you. Thanks.

  5. hesbon says:

    you really touched me with those points. keep up
    .-= New at hesbon’s blog ..Apr 15, achieving goals =-.

  6. HEy Amit,
    You know there are already so many of these I already do..hmm..that means I have a pretty good profile ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I especially love #53…cause you see only recently i entered and won an ipod ๐Ÿ˜‰
    And mr. blogging mogul…speaking of guest posts and increasing profiles…how about I do a guest post for your awesome blog??
    Much Love,
    Z~

    • Amit Sodha says:

      You do have an awesome profile, both physically and digitally! ;-P

      Oh Zeenat I would love for you to guest post for me! I’ll email you and we’ll get it organised! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Anastasiya says:

    What a great list, Amit! Some of the tips are not exactly for me (I don’t know how to play poker, for example :-)) but the majority is absolutely great.
    .-= New at Anastasiya’s blog ..Get the Life You Love (and live it) =-.

  8. Amit,

    I did shout out for you on my 101 changes: slow blogging post ๐Ÿ™‚ rests, I am not sure I can do right now, as I am very laidback and very busy with 2 kids (pulling me right now as i type) but enjoyed reading it.

    How is your mom now?
    .-= New at Zengirl @ heart and mind’s blog ..We are what we eat, really! =-.

    • Amit Sodha says:

      Awwww mom is good, she should be home very soon. She’ll need a lot of care in the beginning but she’ll get stronger as time goes by! I like your idea of slow blogging, I generally only do about 2 a week. The rest of the time I just tweak the blog or old posts…I enjoy that process! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Farouk says:

    very useful points Amit, i discovered that i have already done few of them, gotta complete the full list ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Big up Amit – these are awesome tips. I think if you’re not bold, you might as well go home. I’m off to retweet you right now and then Flatter myself!

    Phil
    .-= New at Phil – Less Ordinary Living’s blog ..How to Kick your Bad Habit for Good =-.

  11. Valerie M says:

    Amit… you’re killing me. But I had a good laugh. Where can I find a million dollar note, I wonder… I’m dying to try that one out.

  12. Baker says:

    Hey Amit
    This is a really good list. I have done some of these, and I’m glad to have completed some of these with success. I think You are really good at marketing your talents in a fun way that people can all relate with. Good list here!

    • Amit Sodha says:

      Hey Baker, it’s my pleasure and it’s great that you’ve used a lot of these for your own success which is great because it also strengthens my points to people who need the. Much obliged.

  13. This is a great list. Keep up the fantastic work with your blog!
    .-= New at Nicholas Scalice’s blog ..The Socal Aspects of a Church Group =-.

  14. 62. Turn up at the wrong wedding

    hahahaha lol

  15. Hey Amit, excellent list my friend. Thanks so much for the link and the work you’re doing.
    .-= New at Jonahan – Advanced Life Skills’s blog ..Full Presence Stomps Multitasking =-.

  16. Nice to read this! So simple and useful! Thanks a lot!
    .-= New at Roman Soluk’s blog ..The main benefits of walking outdoors =-.

  17. rajiv says:

    very good work must say its simple but very practical.

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