Would you like to become a social media manager? Do you want to learn what a social media manager does, what services to offer and how to attract quality clients to help you make a good living?
There are 2.307 billion social media users. This has spurred businesses to take social media marketing seriously. 81% of small and medium sized businesses are using social media. 94% of these use it for marketing purposes. Large businesses including the Fortune 500 take social media marketing seriously too.
There are over 50 million business pages on Facebook alone and over 2.5 billion comments are made on these pages every month.
In 2015 businesses spent $23.68 billion on paid social media ads. By 2017 this figure is expected to reach $35.98 billion. This shows that businesses are investing heavily in social media marketing. Hence, there is a ton of work for social media managers now and in the future too. The pay is also very good.
Social media managers can also charge between $50 and $500 for consulting. Some even make extra income running workshops and speaking at conferences and other events.
If you’re interested in becoming a social media manager, then you must read this post. As I am going to cover everything you need.
This post will be useful for both beginners and advanced users. I am going to cover what a social media manager does, how to acquire the necessary skills, social media tools you must have and how to find work.
Make sure you read all the way to the end as I am going to share a free bonus on how to attract quality clients and negotiate lucrative prices with them.
Mainly those who want to work as freelance social media managers will find this post useful. I will share a tiny bit on finding a full time job too. But it is going to be a very minor part.
Therefore, let’s get started with the complete guide to being a social media manager…