How to Capitalize on Your Gifts w/Dustin W. Stout
In the current economy, a lot of people shy away from entrepreneurial ventures because they’re afraid the industry is already too saturated. Is it possible to still make a dent in the market? What role do your gifts play in this endeavor?
On this episode, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and digital marketing consultant, Dustin W. Stout shares how he’s used his gifts to carve out a niche and help others.
“I realized I could take my future into my own hands and never let my families future depend on someone elses business or their decisions.” -Dustin W. Stout
Things We Learned From This Episode
1. There are still opportunities (06:22- 07:12)
Don’t fall into the trap of believing your market is already saturated. With the right intention, you can still make your mark and freelance successfully, even in the current economy.
2. Focus on a niche (22:16- 23:19)
You can narrow down your target by looking for people who are utilizing their gifts, but merely don’t have the time to run the social or business aspects. Look for a group who have the talent, but who need to outsource parts of their business.
3. Share your gifts (26:42- 29:40)
No matter what your gift may be, never forget to share them with others. While your business certainly doesn’t need to become a charity, and you have every right to capitalize on your talents, remember that your gifts can- and should- be used for the greater good. Use your talents to build a business that can empower others, whether as clients or as employees.
While there are so many business opportunities available thanks to the internet, the sheer number of them can be overwhelming. Don’t allow it to stop you from using your talents to get ahead. Identify your gifts and the audience you can help. You’re allowed to benefit from helping others- so capitalize on your talents.
Dustin W. Stout is an entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and digital marketing consultant. His blog, Dustn.tv, was named one of the best social media blogs by Social Media Examiner and continues to be a growing resource for marketers, entrepreneurs and bloggers alike. His newest venture is aimed at helping fitness brands get unlimited access to social media graphics for a small monthly subscription. It also gives suggested captions and hashtags to help busy fitness pros spend more time engaging their community and less time trying to be graphic designers or social media marketers.
To find out more about Dustin, check him out on Twitter: http://twitter.com/dustinwstout
And Linkedin: http://linkedin.com/in/dustinwstout