Are you wondering how to be recognized as an expert in your niche? It isn’t necessary for the whole world to know who you are in order to be successful. You only need the right people to know who you are. Every business has a target audience and when it comes to a niche, you can really narrow down your competition when you offer services that only you thrive in!
From my experience, expertise has proven to be more important than the size or brand name of your company. Honing in on your skills will not only increase your brand recognition but build customer trust as well. Finding your ‘tribe’ is what can make all the difference. Here are a few tips to ensure that the right people know your business.
How do you start to become an “expert”? Specialize! It’s easier to become well-known if you’re extremely good at something and the more specific the skill, the more effortless it will be.
Start with a brainstorm:
This can feel very daunting for some but it doesn’t have to be. Try putting your content in front of ready-made audiences. Make friends with other experts that already have your ideal audience. Getting in front of the right people is much more important than putting yourself out there for everyone. You can write a guest blog post for other like-minded businesses or being a guest on Podcasts is another great way to gain some reach. You can also teach an online class and offer services that only someone in your niche could provide. If you’re teaching a course that you created, you’ll be perceived as an expert.
We all wear lots of hats and have a million to-dos on our checklists, but it’s important to consistently add content on your social media channels and website. Stick to a schedule that works for you because keeping your profiles up to date is important for becoming an expert. If you have outdated content or you haven’t posted in months or years, no one will “trust” you to provide the solution to their problem. If you need to, hire a virtual assistant to help you stay on top of it.
Trust me, as a mom of 2 little ones juggling it all, I’ve been there and I know It can be hard to find time to network as a small business owner but don’t let it stop you from getting started. Try joining networking Facebook groups to start getting you and your business known. Don’t be selfish – promote other businesses and send new clients their way. Soon enough, the spirit of generosity will spread like wildfire and you will have their support and they will send new clients your way too!
A final note – being well-known has its advantages, especially within your niche. That is why nurturing client relationships is so important. Word of mouth can be a great asset if you play your cards right. When you truly love what you do, people can really feel it. Be authentic and remember to align your niche with something that you are passionate about.
June 1, 2022
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