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Online Reputation Management For Dummies by Lori Randall Stradtman

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Juicing Lemons into Lemonade

It’s impossible for everything you do online to get a 100 percent “tickled pink” response. Even if you offered $1 million to the next five responders, you’d get criticized. It’s just human nature.

Whether you’re a seasoned hand online just looking to beef up your online reputation management and security, or a newcomer into this exciting space, I encourage you to keep doing, keep trying, and to pick yourself back up again if something goes amok. This is the only way you can get through the learning curve to where you want to go quickly.

Thankfully, the stakes tend to be pretty low when you’re starting out online. You should always be experimenting, trying new things — and sometimes that translates into falling flat on your face. It’s part of the experience. Oftentimes, people don’t even notice your mistakes. They’re too busy taking care of their own businesses to pay a lot of attention to what’s going on with somebody else online.

remember.eps No great plan that goes sideways online is ever a waste of time if you’re appropriating valuable lessons from what did and didn’t work. It’s a process, not a formula.

Dealing with constructive criticism

Sometimes when you try something new and it doesn’t work out as planned, people will be kind enough to point out what you could’ve done better. Feedback loops like these can help keep you on track, at least in terms of technical ...

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