You can gain more respect in your area of expertise by using a few basic strategies, according to Entrepreneur Magazine.
Start by narrowing your field of interest, then follow up by writing articles, speaking to groups, and doing podcasts and radio.
Micro-specializing is key. An interior designer might know generally about home and business design. But the idea is to become an expert in one particular type of design. Choose fitness centers or CEO offices, for example, and know everything possible about the needs in the niche.
Publish your results, observations and advice on your specialty in trade journals, or other professional media. This way you become known in the industry.
Once you’ve established yourself in an industry, you could consider taking your most popular or even controversial topics and delving deeper into them with a book focused on solving a problem or informing an audience.
Ultimately, one of the best ways to become an expert or even a celebrity in your field is to move into speaking engagements at professional conferences.