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This episode features David Liu and Ben McCarthy. David is a 7x Salesforce MVP and Salesforce Technical Architect at Google. He’s the founder of SFDC99.com, which helps point-and-click Salesforce admins learn Apex. Ben is the founder of SalesforceBen, and has various roles over the years working for end users, ISV’s, before founding EMPAUA’s UK office (a consulting partner that works with hypergrowth firms across Europe to implement and optimise Salesforce).
- We kicked off our conversation by talking about goals – what David’s goals were when he started SFDC99.com and Ben’s when he started SalesforceBen.com, plus how goals and personal brand evolves over time.
- Why there are lots of niches still available in the Salesforce ecosystem, but you should define a niche that’s as small as possible – “once you think you’ve found your niche, cut it in half”
- Why David would probably use video rather than blog if he were starting SFDC99.com today.
- “If you start small and put in all the reps…you almost cannot fail” to build a successful brand, and the importance of persistence: setting a cadence and sticking to it consistently
- How to avoid analysis paralysis. You can’t figure out your niche in isolation, you need to get started and make mistakes along the way.
- …and more!
Referenced in this episode:
- Ben’s article 5 Simple Steps to Create a Personal Brand.
- David’s interview about personal branding on the SalesforceWay.
- CRM Technical Recruiter Christopher Hopper on LinkedIn.
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