Ideas To Help You Reach Authority Status
Many of us dream about becoming authorities in the niches we’re interested in. Being a niche authority means gaining the respect of the community, and getting plenty of opportunities to keep evolving and profiting.
It’s almost like becoming a celebrity of sorts, and some of the perks are definitely similar to those celebrities enjoy (like VIP invitations to events). The road to reach that point is long and difficult though, and it requires much hard work and extreme dedication.
However, if you know what steps to take to make the largest impact on your reputation, it will be much easier.
One thing that practically every authority figures does is publishing their works on a blog. It’s a great way to build an audience by sharing helpful information and showing off your personality. Even if you’re not a good writer in a traditional sense, you could still blog successfully by writing in a casual, conversational tone. What’s more important than the actual writing is the information you share, so make sure you’re doing your best on that front.
Of course you cannot be an authority figure today without having at least one active social media account. Whether you prefer Twitter, Facebook or Google + doesn’t really matter, as long as you’re certain that large parts of your potential audience following uses that platform too. If 99% of the existing authorities in your niche all use one platform you may want to consider sticking to that one though, as that’s obviously what the audience prefers. Don’t forget that old-fashioned forums are also great for networking and participating in the community surrounding your niche, so make visiting the largest ones and answering questions a weekly habit.
You may also want to consider writing a book where you share your knowledge of the niche. This is maybe not something you can do in a week, but rather a long term project you can work on whenever you have some spare time. The thing is that a book with your name on it is an incredible authority booster – assuming it is well received in the niche it is guaranteed to help your status more than almost any other activity you can focus on.
These were just some of the things you should consider doing if you want to become an authority in your niche. You can probably think of many others. Just keep your head down and put in the work, and you’ll start seeing results before you know it!