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An expert knows all the answers – if you ask the right questions. Levi Strauss

Malcolm Gladwell stated in his book, “Outliers“ that “it takes 10,000 hours of involvement and practice to become an expert at something”. That means to be a world class writer, you must practice for 10,000 hours.

Being an expert means you’re competent to deliver value to your clients. If you’re a writer, you deliver top class work.Being an expert means you’re respected by your peers. This is a big deal in many fields.

Become an expert by writing impartial and informative articles on issues that affect your prospective customers in specific industry sectors. Offer these articles free of charge to newspapers, blogs and
publications.

How quickly you become an expert depends upon how hard you’re willing to work at it, how able you are to acquire the knowledge. Focus on providing helpful information instead of making a sales pitch.

Find and develop a relationship with an expert you know. It can be as simple as a friendship or as formal as a mentor. But ask questions and find out how to learn more.

Get comfortable with how to find experts and the information they publish.Explaining what you know instead of listing credentials will gain attention and goodwill.

Create a blog and begin to share.start writing what you learn and link to sources. Use social media to reach out to people who will benefit from your knowledge.

Will You Invest 10,000 Hours of Practice To Become An Expert In Your Industry? Are you an expert? How long did nit take you to become an expert at what you do.

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