How to Establish Yourself as an Online Authority in Your Niche
Become an Expert in Your Niche
- Start your own blog.
- Create an article marketing plan.
- Be a guest blogger.
- Submit articles to niche magazines.
- Create viral videos.
- Plan speaking arrangements.
- Build a website, filled with niche content.
You have chosen a niche. You are an expert in your niche. But you’re starting from scratch. Nobody knows who you are.
If you find yourself in this position, don’t become frustrated or quit. There are measurable steps you can take to firmly plant yourself deep within your niche. Here are some quick tips for you to follow:
1. Write. One of the easiest ways to establish your expertise, especially online, is to write content for others to read. Article marketing is hot on the Internet because it allows you to freely distribute content to your targeted audience.
2. Network Online. You can’t expect to become known as an expert if you don’t start meeting people. There are tons of forums and message boards available online. All you have to do is Google “your niche+forum” or “your niche+group”. Sign up to become a member, start reading messages, and contribute. Build a trustworthy status by contributing quality information and help to others.
3. Network Offline. Networking on the Internet is important, but you should also make time to network in the real world as well. Attend local Chamber of Commerce meetings and get to know your fellow business people. Find ways you can be of service to others, rather than just going to see what might be in it for you. Offer your help, build a rapport with others, and you’ll begin to build a solid footing as an expert.
4. Become the “Go-To” Person. To be known as an expert, you must become theperson everyone knows as “the one who knows his/her stuff” in your niche. You want to be the Go-To-Gal or Go-To-Guy. Then when others need something from within your niche, you will automatically be the person they think of calling.
Becoming an authority in your niche is easy. It simply requires time and effort.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2008 Hope Wilbanks