Don’t ever claim the title of expert for yourself! You can never know everything about anything. Business owners have been burned by so many people that said they “knew everything” about something, i.e. an expert. The term expert has been given a bad name by those that claimed the title without doing the work to validate the experience.
Consider the age we now live, work, and communicate – the digital age. This is the chance to “get social.” Take advantage of all the opportunities to share your experience and knowledge. You don’t have to be a computer whiz to create a social media profile and it doesn’t cost a ton of money to invest in your career earning potential. There are many online tutorials for the current social media “big hitter” platforms: Facebook, Linkedin andTwitter. The best tutorials aren’t always in the help section of the platform itself. Consider going to YouTube to learn how to do something in Facebook. Check out Pinterest for infographics on how to manage your posts. You might even just do a browser search with your specific question and see what pops up! The answer could be in this “all knowing” pool of brainpower on the World Wide Web. The best part is the more information you share with your fans, friends, and connections the more they will rely on you for the answers. See where I’m leading you? Knowledge and connections build your expert status.
The title of expert should be earned and declared by your connections, not yourself. Client testimonials and referrals will elevate you to expert status. You won’t have to say the word – expert. They will. Hope this inspires you to dig a little deeper in social media knowledge and make a digital connection.