What Does Personal Branding Mean to You?

Personal BrandingWhat does the phrase “personal branding” mean to you?  I hear a lot about this whole personal branding topic.  Is it a good thing to develop or can it end up being hurtful to your career?  As an entreprenuer, I think that it is important to develop a personal brand.  You are a company.  The skill sets that you possess are services that this company can provide to an employer.  That is how the title of this blog came about.  Chris Stocker Inc is me.  It is who I am, it is what I do, and every site that I own or everything that I do relates back to Chris Stocker Inc or the 3 letters, CSI.  That’s where the CSI in my company name CSI Marketing Solutions, LLC came from. Continue reading

How Do You Explain Your Work to Family Members

seo workWith part of my consulting business being social media management, it is tough to explain to family what it is exactly that I do because they just don’t get it.  CSI Marketing Solutions primarily does social media management, web design, affiliate program management and SEO consulting.  Having this type of job can become stressful on your family and relationships that you have, so it is important to manage them properly. Continue reading

My Three Words of 2010

3 WordsAfter taking some time away from the blog world and social media to spend much needed time with family and friends, I have been catching back up.  One post that sparked the most motivation, was Chris Brogan’s 3 words for 2010.  This has motivated me to do my own three words.  Now, I have decided to break these words into two seperate posts.  Business and personal.  If you would like to see how these words affect my personal life, please visit my other blog, The Life of a Diabetic. Now into my three words for 2010: growth, dedication, health. Continue reading