7 Ways to Be Seen as an Expert in Your Industry

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Ways to be seen as an expert in your industry

Being perceived as an expert in your industry is one of the Financial Tips I Wish Someone Told Me When I Was Younger as well as a great source of job security and profitability.  As someone who has become an expert in a specific niche, having sold a successful information based resource website to a Fortune 500 company, I’ve seen the benefits of expertise first hand.  I’ve also seen others expand upon their own expertise to create phenomenal entrepreneurial opportunities.  Follow these initial steps to start down the path of becoming an expert in your industry:

    1. Be organized!  I’m a huge believer in organizing your resources and information.  To be perceived as an expert you don’t have to know every answer immediately, you just need to be able to access information in a timely manner.  Throughout the day I have no problem telling a client that I’ll have to call them back – I’ll then review my notes or do additional research and formulate a focused and intelligent response.
    2. Ask for help.  Experts become experts by learning from other experts.  Mistakes can be good, but avoiding them can be better.  Associate with people who share your same level of passion, even if it’s a different niche, and you’ll be inspired to achieve more. Excellent Read: Outliers: The Story of Success.
    3. Get your knowledge out there.  This may be the most important takeaway – get your expertise out there in the marketplace.   I have seen great results, including job offers,  from non-monetized websites, twitter posts or Facebook pages.  Volunteering to speak at a company seminar, submitting a guest article for your industry newsletter or writing an eBook will all work to get you recognized as an expert.

  1. Learn something new each day.  And don’t just learn something, write it down and store it to be used later (you’ll be glad you did).  I’ve used the medium of blog/website articles as a motivator to learn and bank my knowledge for later use.  Find a medium that works for you.  Remember, becoming an expert doesn’t happen overnight - it is an everyday process which starts in the morning.
  2. Welcome peer feedback.  Hearing the views and opinions of readers, coworkers or clients is a great way to grow.  I’ve found feedback (good or bad) is what motivates me to continue on.  Welcoming this feedback will ultimately reveal a path or use for your expertise.
  3. Set specific goals, then focus on them.  A great exercise to stay focused is to keep a list of topics that you’d liked to become an expert on.  Checking topics off your list will boost your confidence and fuel your learning.  “The best way to move a pile of bricks is one at a time” – Sam.
  4. Stay interested/intrigued.  Experts are ultimately passionate about their profession and it shows.  Don’t try to force a profession or business if it isn’t fun or intriguing, life’s too short and it usually won’t work. If you’re not interested in your field, find a new one.

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Comments (9)

  • Davi

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    Love the post. Very insightful information. Also enjoying the daily feed updates.

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  • Christian ODZAME

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    I truly like this article. It wil be inspiration for me on my way to become an actuarial expert. Thank you so much!

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  • Barbara Diener

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    This is a fantastic article and so true. Setting goals is the best advise. As a lover of travel, having traveled for the past 30 years, I had set goals for myself each year. Acheiving those travel goals helped me learn about the places I wanted to visit. Meeting people along the way has been a valuable reward. After traveling the world for all that time, I finally opened my own travel agency. It was like getting my education and then applying all I had learned to my business. Having a successful travel company, I made the decision to move to AAA Travel. Considering all my options and using my knowledge I have become one of their destination experts and love every minute of it. How many people can say they love their job??
    Learning and growing every day is the best part of my day. Clients, colleagues and friends have become my graduate studies advancing my knowledge.
    Thanks for sharing this article. I will continue to adhere to the lessons and continue to grow as a travel expert.

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    • Sam

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      Thanks Barbara – You touch on a great point, which is how much happier you are when you’ve become an expert (achieved self-actualization) at what you do!

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  • Allen

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    My site will be archived in a couple of months and then it will go on sale.

    I am semi retired and a passionate expert in transportation. I believe that I have developed MCOTS [modular community owned transit systems] that can be reproduced and work in all 4 seasons and social densities.

    I would like to hear about your management techniques.

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  • sam

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    nice one sam. keep up the good work

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  • Mirna

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    I like the efforts you have put in this, thanks for all the great posts.

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