Friday, August 30, 2013
Klout is one of the sites I get asked the most about. Klout is probably the easiest to use but it can be very confusing at first. With Klout the only thing you HAVE to do for a good score is connect whatever social media you are using and post like you normally would or more. Another thing that is good to do is set up your area of Influence or topics. To do this sign in preferably on a computer, and go to your profile manage topics. You can pick from the ones they have available or create your own. You are limited to only 10, I guess they figure nobody is an expert in everything. Every now and then they send an email asking you if you want to accept a "perk" how simple is that? Once you get a perk it is up to you if you want to share it or keep it to yourself. You can also review the perk on Klout by clicking the perk tab at the top right side of your dashboard.
Now if you want to get more out of the site there are other things you can do. You can give your friends Ks - what is that you ask? That is like giving them a thumbs up on a certain topic, Klout says this does not increase your score but it doesn't hurt. You do this by clicking on your friend finding their topics at the bottem and click the orange give K. Then you can set up who influences you, this is done again in your profile. They can be anyone from a friend to a business but you are limited to 10 so choose wisely.
If your score starts dropping don't be alarmed just post more. Just remember the lower the score the easier it is to raise but once your score is over 50 it's not so easy to raise.
If you are not on Klout what are you waiting for? Go sign up. I have gotten awesome perks from nail polish and skin care to a $5.00 McDonald's gift card. All of that just for doing what I would normally do on Instagram, FaceBook, and Twitter. Note: all of these instructions are for a computer, not a phone but there is a user friendly app.