Become a Social Media Manager and Work from Home
Are you still looking for that online job which you can run from home on your laptop and which will pay you a decent salary?
Are you familiar with all the social media sites and how to post and promote on them?
Do you have great writing skills, love being creative, an eye for detail, an ability to work accurately and posses an analytical approach to data information? Then you should consider looking into Social Media Management!
What does a Social Media Manager do? Well, they set up social media accounts for companies. They write articles, blogs and posts, which they then upload to the social media websites daily. They monitor all content on a company’s social media, respond to questions and replies on the social media and interact with the readers to build the community.
A social media manager also promote social media within companies and overseas their promotion campaigns. They develop strategies to increase their reader audience. And they run ads and work with tracking tools like Google Analytics or Bitly.
Is this really a job? Yes, it certainly is. And a very important job at that. Social media is super important for all businesses today. Actually 81% of small and medium size companies use social media today. And 94% of them use it for marketing purposes. It is a growing industry, with more and more businesses looking to outsource their social media to professional social media consultants!
And it is a well paid job too. Companies will pay a social media manager from $500 to $3000 to set up a social media account. And between $10,000 to $30,000 to have a social media strategy created for them. As a social media consultant or manager you may charge from $50 to $500 per hour, depending on the scale of the work.
How do you become a social media manager? If you are new to social media, there are many courses where you can learn about social media from A to Z. But many skills you can also teach yourself. You definitely need to set up social media accounts with all the major sites, and get to know them thoroughly. Look at professional accounts and how they are done. Familiarize yourself with blogging, graphic design, SEO, the most used tracking tools and social media marketing.
To get clients to your social media business, you must begin to network. Online and offline. Build a great social media presence of your own. Turn your own passions and interests into your business niche. Invest in social media ads to find clients and set up an email strategy to lead businesses to your website. You can list yourself on freelance job listing websites as well, but know that the pay is low and the competition is high on these sites. And at last, tell everyone you know about your new social manager business. Word of mouth is still probably the best marketing you can get!