With the recommendations I made on the last post, “Job Security Is Dead,” the comments were very intriguing.
What may work for one, may not work for the other.
Here are two more recommendations that may be better suited for you.
Start Your Very Own YouTube Channel
Who says media companies can have all the fun?
Anyone can join in on the party by creating their very own channel on YouTube.
YouTube was launched in 2005 and has over 1 billion unique viewers each month.Well known media organizations like ESPN, CNN, NBC, CBS, etc. are using YouTube to attract a new audience and to keep up with their competition.
If you want to display your expertise in a industry like public relations, marketing, oil and gas, etc. and love being in front of the camera, YouTube is for you.
Amy Schmittauer saw an opportunity to grow her company, Vlog Boss Studios, when she launched her video series, Savvy Sexy Social, on YouTube in 2011.
Not only did Ms. Schmittauer, who is a natural in front of the camera, showed her expertise on social media, she showed her charisma and personality that her channel grew to over 518,000 viewers and has a subscriber base of over 13,000.
It also put her in a position as a thought leader in her industry.
As a result, her business has gained more clients.
Even if you are not good in front of the camera, you should aim to let people see the face behind the expertise because you have to be seen if you want to advance in your field.
Write A Book
Everyone dreams of writing a book.
They might think it is impossible to do because of the process like: Writing a book proposal, then hire a literary agent, who would then pitch the proposal to a publisher in hopes that you will get a contract to write the book.
Though those things are important, one thing to remember: The publishing industry is dwindling slowly, but surely.
They are now more selective on who they take on because they need to make revenue in order to keep their operations going.
The good news: Anyone can self-publish a book.
They are many platforms were a person can self-publish a book.
Platforms like Createspace, a subsidary of Amazon.com, that has the free tools to help you self-publish your book and get it onto the Amazon website.
Another platform to consider is Nook Press, a website where independent publishers and authors can publish their ebooks to the Nook Bookstores, a subsidary of Barnes and Noble.com, LLC.
For many, this is the route they choose if they receive rejection letters that is raining in on their parade.
Natalie Sisson, who is widely known as “The Suitcase Entrepreneur,” had a desire to write a book on how anyone can run an online business from anywhere in the world.
When she submitted the proposal to the publisher, who approached her to write the book for them, they rejected it, stating that no one was ready for what she had to shared.
Unphased by the rejection, Ms. Sisson went the self-publishing route where she raised the necessary funds from a Kickstarter campaign.
Months later, Natalie released the book, “The Suitcase Entrepreneur” and it is now an Amazon best-seller.
You can’t say that you can’t do it anymore because the tools are out there to bring that dream to reality.