We hear a lot about building a platform. There are a number of books, podcasts, and websites that deal with the subject. There is a lot of useful information that can help a budding author or speaker develop a tribe of loyal followers. Apparently the strategy works for some people.
But, there is a problem. Many of us who are in the process of building a platform lack the advantage some experts enjoy. Our previous or present employers aren't high profile publishing or media giants. Our names aren't household words. We can contact everyone we know and still not come up with someone who can write an endorsement for our books. If someone stole our identity, they'd give it back!
So, here is some platform-building advice for regular people:
Are these foolproof strategies? Nope. Success can't be guaranteed. Anyone who tries to sell you a recipe for success includes you in the list of ingredients. Think about it.
What strategies are you using to develop your platform?
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