So you want to start marketing yourself?
So you are wondering why you should start?
You are a product
Forget all that stuff about "being special" kids are taught today; to make money, you have to be a profit making product.
Someone must want to invest money in you because you will make them more money now or later.
Employers hire good people who will either a) make them money (sales, marketing, executives, business development) or b) save them money (everyone else).
If you are a drain on a company's ability to do a) or b) above, then you will find yourself out of work.
Next, you have the ability to produce revenue which is why you need to market yourself.
For instance, you can take a subject and produce intellectual property on this subject which another party would pay you money to obtain.
Writers, lecturers, composers and artists do this everyday. So do a fair number of bloggers, successful business people and observers.
Another example is a deep understanding of a subject and the ability to solve related problems for others who are interested in the same subject.
Consultants and contractors do this everyday in every single industry on earth.
Finally, you have the ability to take a complex subject and are able to verbally break down the complexity and explain it to others who are interested, but perplexed by the subject.
These persons are known as speakers and they can command a fair amount of money for this ability.
So, reviewing the aforementioned:
You must market yourself for desirable employment.
Your marketing must mention your ability to create or extend revenue.
You have skills which others would pay to have explained.
You must market those skills to the world so they can beat a path to your door.
Next, how to do it.
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