Becoming an Authority in Your NicheWritten by Mustafa Khundmiri
September 30, 2012 # 9:33 am # Expert Guides, Specials # One Comment
It’s a known fact that real success comes easy to those who happen to be an authority. Getting more leads, sales and growing your online business boils down how comfortable people are calling you an “expert”. Because that’s when they trust you with their money.
By making your website an authority, you will be able to stand out of the crowd. Being an authority not only impresses people, but also Google. And every online marketer knows the importance of traffic that comes from the big G.
So the question that comes up here is, how do you really become an authority within your own niche? What can you do to get more and more people to trust you?
Given below are a few useful tips that you can apply to turn your site into a strong authority and make a positive impression on your target audience.
Know Makes You Tick
There has to be something that makes you different from the rest. Call it the winning difference or your unique selling point. Doesn’t matter what you call it as long as you know it is important.
Knowing what makes you tick is the first step towards becoming an authority. In order to convince your target audience that you are the real deal, you have to present them with a version of you that they can’t ignore.
Regardless of what niche you’re targeting, you have to work on bringing out your originality. Because everything else comes later. Once you get in touch with your uniqueness, you’ll find that it starts to reflect in everything you do with your online business. Becoming a powerful authority is not for someone who likes to follow the crowd.
Become a Teacher First
The reason why most online marketers fail to become an authority is because they try to sell. Yes, selling is important but before that you need to become a better teacher. You need to give your target audience real value that will push them to trust you.
Every single step that you take towards imparting valuable knowledge to your audience will help you become that authority you always wanted to. People like learning and they like marketers who know how to teach.
Once your audience starts seeing you as an authoritative figure who knows his game, they wouldn’t hesitate to buy from you when you recommend them a product. That’s the power you gain by teaching rather than selling.
Hang Out with the Influential
Being an authority and being influential goes hand in hand. So if you want to you gain authority in your niche, you have to go where the influencers are. You have to hang out with the influential people, connect to them and build relationships.
However, bear in mind that this is a process that will take time. And it’s not possible to connect to every influencer within your niche. So being patient and taking calculated steps is important. Get in touch with the right people to slowly and steadily grow your own network.
Do you have any tips on becoming a niche authority? If yes, then we’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!