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Here’s a 5-minute video how to get started so you won’t make the newbie mistake that almost everyone does.
1- Before you can join Google+, you have to create a gmail account

2- You’ll be prompted to create Google+ account
TIP: Make it a personal profile rather than a company page when you start. can
add your business page later. I’ll explain why in a subsequent video.

3- The profile starts out with a generic background and you need to upload background photo, headshot and add a tagline. The first thing you need to do when you use Google+ is add a cover photo, a headshot and a tag line that tells who you are.

4 -Upload your headshot

5 -Add your tagline to create your G+ “card”

6- TIP – to save time and aggravation, use Social Media Image Maker to make your cover image the perfect size for GooglePlus

7 – IMPORTANT– complete your profile BEFORE starting to use Google+ More
about that next time!

B.L. Ochman is CEO of MaximumPlus Workshops for GooglePlus Success which specializes in helping associations and agencies make the most out of GooglePlus.

Read B.L.’s article “Debunking 5 Myths About GooglePlus” at Association Adviser newsletter to learn why you can’t afford to ignore GooglePlus for another minute.