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Gaining credibility in the beginning is key to long term success as an entrepreneur



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Gaining credibility in the beginning is key to long term success as an entrepreneur

In todays world, if you don't have credibility you won't survive long as an entrepreneur. When you have something you need done whether it's get something plumbing related or a task you need done on your website, you're going to look over reviews of people you want to hire before you exchange anything. Establishing credibility in the beginning can increase your chances of being successful sooner than later.

You always want to select a credible business when you're doing something for yourself, so why wouldn't you try to build your own credibility? The power of getting positive reviews anywhere you can online will help your business close deals before the client even contacts you Gaining credibility in the beginning is key to long term success as an entrepreneur


Stop talking and listen
A lot of younger, or new, entrepreneurs feel that they need to prove themselves in the eyes of their potential clients or business partners. They try to come off as more experienced than they really are and that's never a good thing if you're talking to someone who knows what you're trying to talk about. If you're young you don't have to worry if you don't know all the answers, people will understand that you don't know everything because you just don't have the same amount of experience.

When you decide to listen more instead of opening you mouth and hoping to put together some words that make sense, you will gain much more respect from your elders and business partners. You can learn a vast amount of knowledge when you stop talking because they people who actually know their stuff will have more time to explain things. This will only strengthen your own credibility because you will build great business connections and also learn from them so that the next time you do talk, you will be correct Gaining credibility in the beginning is key to long term success as an entrepreneur


Learn from experience
If you're just starting out, you won't have much experience and that's never a good thing, but it will change. The good thing is that you haven't hurt anyones websites, broken anything or made any mistakes yet Gaining credibility in the beginning is key to long term success as an entrepreneur

Now if you have made some mistakes, I hope they haven't been career killers. Usually when you're starting off you can make some mistakes, and you need to learn from them. If you aren't learning from your mistakes you won't make it far in any business.


Choose the right industry
If you're staring off in an industry where there are already a massive amount of experts, you're fighting an uphill battle. You'll have to price your service or products cheaper than your competitors so that your potential customers will give you a chance in order to save some money. If your product or service is top notch, your clients will be extremely happy that they got it for such a great deal.

If you're starting up in a new industry, you're going to be on a level playing field with everyone else, so make waves Gaining credibility in the beginning is key to long term success as an entrepreneur

Not only will you be on a level playing field, you will be more confident because you're not coming in late and fighting through all the competition to take the crown. You're in a race to be the best and get crowned by everyone Gaining credibility in the beginning is key to long term success as an entrepreneur


You'll need to be professional
When you're just starting out, you can be considered more credible than some of the people have been in your industry for years. You can start off on the right foot and be professional with everyone and help anyone you can, and your credibility will overtake those who were suppose to be the real professionals in your niche.

Being professional comes in many forms. It could be due to the way you dress every day when you go into work or meet up with clients. It could be how you talk to the people interested in your services or products (email or in person). When you do everything right, it doesn't matter if you just started or if you've been in the industry for years, you'll be taken more professionally and that will gain you credibility over time.


Think quality and not "buy low, sell high"
It really doesn't matter how long you've been in a specific industry, if your services or products are horrible, you will be considered a source that isn't credible and you will lose respect.

If you're focused solely on your profits and you're sourcing everything you can from China, you will likely be told that your services and products are no good. When I sell something, physical or digital, I will always focus on quality rather than something I can get for cheap. By doing this I will always get a positive response from my clients and I'll never hear "This is just a cheap knock off!"



In Conclusion:
It doesn't matter if you're a young entrepreneur or someone that just retired and trying to start something for a second income, if you follow what I said above you can become credible in a short amount of time. Focus on your business and make it the best you possibly can, this will help out a ton later on in a couple years because all of your hard work is basically logged online in the form of happy customers saying kind words about you.




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idealmike

Very nice! And very true too. I've always found that when I'm trying to sell something, even if I don't know much about what I'm selling, as long as I sound like I know what I'm talking about lol that usually swings in my favour. And I basically would just get in, sell and get out as soon as possible before they start asking too many more questions lol Gaining credibility in the beginning is key to long term success as an entrepreneur

But that's basically just winging it and winging and winning it is just something entrepreneurs will likely have to do a lot of before they get to the top. But it definitely helps if you are someone that can hold your tongue and use your ears instead. A lot of people talk too much, they think just because you have a mouth that can speak they have to be using it. But then they talk so much they can end up alienating the potential client. Inundating them with information overload. So much so they end up saying something like "Okay, I'll think about it". Or, "Alright, I'll get back to you in a few days" or something. Small words no seller or entrepreneur wants to hear but words you might hear if you've been doing too much talking and not enough listening! Gaining credibility in the beginning is key to long term success as an entrepreneur




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overcast

I think gaining credibility is hard work. It can't be done overnight. One can see that it takes years to even reach the trust. And just few minutes to lose it. All depends on how the people are learning to make changes in their life. Some of the time people may like your service and may keep you on recurring basis. And in some cases people are going to cut off the contract. So it all depends on how we manage those things. That's for sure.




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Corzhens

When choosing the industry, my take is to listen to you heart. If you love the business then it wouldn’t matter much if it is going great or going worse. You will definitely enjoy doing business if you love it. When I opened my boutique, I was so excited that despite having a full time job, I would be reviewing the transactions of the day when I come home at night. It was not an easy task but I was doing it with fervor simply because the boutique was my passion.




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