How to Attain Expert Status in Your Niche
Every blogger would want to be considered an expert in their niche. Though this might seem to be a lofty ambition, it is not impossible. However, attaining expert status is not something that is acquired, but earned. If you consistently present yourself professionally and offer valuable content, people are likely to start considering you an expert in your niche.
The following are some tips that can help you earn the expert status.
1. Find the right niche for your website
Many people read widely about a specific subject, and then think that they are experts based on that knowledge. However, having a lot of information about a niche does not mean that you are an expert. Make sure you choose a niche in which you have substantial experience. For instance, don’t write about ‘How to get 10,000 ‘likes’ on your Facebook page’ when your page has only 500 likes. This will only put off the readers.
2. Know your niche
Before you begin creating and publishing posts in your blog, you should first take time to understand your niche. Ask yourself the following questions:
1. What specific market are you targeting?
2. What are their major needs?
3. Where else can your target audience go to get their needs met?
4. How can you make your content stand out from what is offered in other blogs in your niche?
Don’t get started until you have the answers to all these questions.
3. Be everywhere
By sharing your valuable information in as many places as possible, people will inevitably pay attention. However, trying to be everywhere can be a very overwhelming and frustrating experience. You don’t have to be on every social media channel, membership site or forum. Only choose the ones which offer you a better return on investment. You could start by testing social media platforms such as Facebook, Google + and Twitter to find out which gives the best returns in terms of conversion.
4. Target specific returns
Once you are everywhere, there is likely to be an increase in the number of people visiting your site or blog. However, this is not enough. For every promotion you run, be it a blogging contest, giveaway or guest blogging, you need to know exactly what you want to achieve out of it. What do you want people to do? Buy your product? Join your list? Share your post on social media? 5. 5. Offer value
To be considered an expert in your niche, you need to offer valuable content. If your posts are beneficial to readers, they will be bookmarked and shared with many other people. However, posts which offer no real value will not be read by many and will end up spoiling your reputation as a blogger in your niche.
6. Give generously
Experts have learnt to be generous. Giving away free valuable things will help you build a good long term relationship with your readers and subscribers. In addition, it encourages word o mouth referrals and promotions. This will result in increased traffic to your site or blog, as well as increased sale of your products.
About Author: Charles Mburugu is a professional blogger who likes sharing tips for internet marketers and bloggers. Currently, he is writing for web design library. If You Wish To Write Articles For Whitec0de Magazine, then Click Here.