How To Set Up Your TikTok Profile: Step By Step

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In this post I’m going to show you EXACTLY how to set up your TikTok profile the right way so that you can get more TikTok followers.

In fact, this is the same process every successful creator uses AS SOON as they create their TikTok profile.

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So if you want to start off on the right foot from day 1 and convert as many visitors into followers as you can then you’ll love this new TikTok step by step guide.


Step 1 – How To Set Up Your TikTok Profile: Download The TikTok App and Create An Account

Most people that are reading this are more likely to be on their mobile phone, but you can also do this via your desktop or laptop.

If you already downloaded the TikTok app then go ahead and skip to “step 2”, but if you haven’t then this section will quickly give you the steps needed to install TikTok on your device.

Readers that have an android device can download TikTok from this link.

Readers on an iDevice can download TikTok from this link.

Once you have downloaded the app, you’ll need to create an account.

When you launch TikTok it’s going to take you through a prompt that asks you about your interests.  

Tap the “skip” button in the top right corner and continue into the app.  At this point you’re going to start seeing videos.

At first, you’ll think you already have an account, but you actually need to sign up.

On the bottom of the app you’ll see this bottom bar:

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You need to go to the right side of that bar and hit the “me” area:

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Once there, you want to hit “sign up”:

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At this point it’s going to ask you to sign up to TikTok by using a phone number or email address, your Facebook account, a Google account, or a Twitter account.

Whatever preference you use to create your TikTok account is up to you.

After you sign up it’s going to ask you to create a username.  You can do this now or skip it, but we’ll be talking about this down below in a minute.

Remember: You can always change your TikTok username.


Step 2 – How To Set Up Your TikTok Profile: Go Into “ME” Area

Now that I’ve taught you how to create your TikTok account, we need to set it up the right way which gives you the most opportunity to grow your audience wicked fast.

When you know how to set up your TikTok profile the right way it helps you get more followers faster.

This step is going to be quick because it’s literally one tap.

What you want to do is go to the right hand side of the TikTok bottom bar and hit the “me” section.

That will take you to your profile area that gives you a breakdown of your followers, following, and likes.  You can also see your content, except if you’re on a new account you won’t have any yet.

Once you’re in the “me” section, simply hit “Edit Profile” and then we can move on to the next step.


Step 3: Change Your TikTok Photo

Once you’re in the Edit Profile area, you want to start off by changing your TikTok Photo.

If you’re a business or company, then obviously you want to have your logo as your profile picture.

Learning how to set up your TikTok profile is even more important if you are a business.

If you’re a personal brand or influencer then you want to have a clear picture of your face because humans are hardwired to lock their eyes on faces which will keep people from bouncing off your profile.

Choose a photo that people are interested to look at and makes somebody want to follow your profile.

Simply tap the camera icon in the left circle where your image is and it will ask you to take a photo, select from gallery, view photo, or cancel.

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Step 4 How To Set Up Your TikTok Profile: Change Your TikTok Name and Username

After you’ve chosen your photo for TikTok, it’s time to change your TikTok name and your TikTok username.

It’s very straightforward.  You can choose your own name, a brand name or business, or you can put in a nickname for yourself.  

It isn’t rocket science and I don’t think we need to talk more about the TikTok name.

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As far as your username goes, you want to make sure it’s easy to remember and doesn’t have a difficult spelling to it because this is the part of your TikTok profile people will type in to find you.

If you username is spelled incorrectly or has things like an underscore, it makes it more difficult for people to find your profile which means less eyeballs on your content and less followers on your TikTok.


Step 5 How To Set Up Your TikTok Profile: Add a TikTok Bio

Next up we have the TikTok bio.  You’re allowed to put up to 80 characters in the bio for TikTok.  Ideally, your bio should include who you are, what you stand for, and what kind of videos you make.  

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On top of that, you should really aim to have a call to action in your TikTok bio as well because it will help move people to where you want them to go.  

It could be for them to follow your account, to send them to your other social channels, or get them to click through to your bio link.


Step 6 How To Set Up Your TikTok Profile: Add a Website On Your TikTok Account

Once your TikTok bio is sorted, you can add a website to your TikTok account.  This is a huge deal because it gives you a chance to get free traffic to your website.  

Maybe you sell products or services, or maybe you want to send people to sponsored endorsements that you make a commission from.

Whatever the case may be it’s absolutely crucial that you add some type of URL otherwise you’re giving up tons of free traffic (especially when you start going viral).


Step 7 How To Set Up Your TikTok Profile: Link Social Profiles To TikTok Account

Right now TikTok allows you to add your Instagram and YouTube account.  

Some people are divided on this because they think you should add only one profile because they think if you give somebody too many options they will not click anything.I beg to differ, though… I think adding all the social platforms you can is the best option.  

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When you create amazing content that connects with your audience then they want to consume as much as possible and that means as many channels that they can see you publish on.


Now I’d Like To Hear From You

The exact formula on how to set up your TikTok profile.

Now I’d like to hear from you… 

Which strategies did you already have in place?

Are you going to update your TikTok account now that you know the best way to se tup your TikTok profile?

Or maybe you already have all the elements for success.

Either way, let me know by leaving a comment right now.  

P.S. — Leave your TikTok username in the comment too, because we’re always looking for awesome accounts that we can feature in our content.

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  1. Sydney May 22, 2020

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