One of the best ways to market your business is to become a market expert, but how does one achieve such a status? There are several ways to go about establishing yourself as a leader and market expert.

Hard work, experience and some creative thinking will help get you started. Below, 11 members of Business Journals Leadership Trust share their best advice on how leaders can establish themselves as market experts.

3. Create a plan and have patience.

Have a plan and be patient. Being seen as a “market expert” doesn’t happen overnight; it takes diligence and fortitude. Create a multifaceted plan that includes having a vibrant website, writing blogs, being on panels, doing keynote speaking, winning awards. Do social media marketing that highlights you, your business, your accomplishments and getting published in leading business publication articles! – Aviva Ajmera, SoLVE KC