If you are looking to make a decent income working online, look into working as a social media manager. This is a new thing yet it is highly needed in today’s market. What you’ll be doing is promoting people’s social networking accounts. Will people pay for this service? Absolutely! Do some research on Google and various freelance and employment sites and you’ll see that many of these businesses are juggling their everyday business activities and responsibilities along with their social networking and social marketing.
Businesses and entrepreneurs are spending more time on social marketing via Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace, YouTube, and, of course, Facebook. Who knew that these social networking websites would be so vastly used for business marketing, communication, and news/update? Yet these businesses not only don’t fully understand how to take advantage of all the features that are available, they also don’t have the time to learn and to do their own marketing online. This is where you can step in.
Now it’s not just a matter of getting the login information from your client and adding a bunch of people to their accounts. There is definitely lots more to it. Before you tackle the job of finding a job of being a social media manager, you’ll have to learn how each networking site works. This means being able to understand how to best integrate the services and features that are offered. In other words, you’ll have to get a full understanding of handling your own accounts so that you can manage the accounts of others. Each social networking site is not like the other. Not in the least. For instance, Twitter only allows so many characters to be posted each time and this is completely different than Facebook. Yet Twitter is extremely successful when done correctly. LinkedIn is quite different from Facebook just as MySpace has its own unique way. Yet each is very effective and together, they make an incredible marketing campaign.
But you’ll have to learn how to use each one and how you should use each one for your potential clients. A full marketing campaign is effective yet needs to be customized for each client as every one has its own products and/or services, goals, and target audience.
So if you’re looking for a second income or a very good first income, you might want to learn all you can about managing people’s social media accounts. As stated, make sure you have your own accounts and use them so that you can learn. Once this is tackled and you have a good understanding, do the research and find out which companies are looking for someone to manage their online marketing and online communications. Working online and getting paid to take care of others’ Facebook accounts is not just a dream, it’s a reality in today’s business environment.