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3 Ways to Stand Out in the Expert Economy

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It doesn’t matter if you are selling your expertise to a company in exchange for a salary or directly to clients in exchange for contracts or freelance fees. Today’s economy likely sees you as an expert. Your value is your expertise, which allows you to make quick and educated decisions in a world where complexity is rising by the hour.

The Industrial Revolution promoted the working class, as new machines demanded workers who knew how to deal with them. The modern-day technological revolution has led to an overwhelming increase in the amount of available information. And increased demand for those who can help us make sense of all that information from traffic reports in your city to realizing there are about 30-plus ways to cook chicken for dinner. Every day, we have more information about every aspect of our lives, including those we once deemed "simple." However, more information does not always make our lives simpler.

Just as an engineer was a hero of the Industrial Revolution, an expert is a modern-day savior of the technological one. And as demand for experts is rising, so is the supply. According to "The Rise of Expert Economy Report" by Bruce Reed and Matthew Atwell of Civic, the expert sector is about to hit the 1 billion mark by 2022. So, as an expert, you are up against an ever-growing competition. If you want to stay afloat, it’s time to get savvy with the law of the expert jungle.

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