How To Make Money From Social Media Marketing

How To Make Money From Social Media Marketing

social media for marketingHow to make money from Social Media Marketing has become big business for people who want to get into it. Are there new career opportunities in social media marketing? If you want to work in this field, there are options.

You can either work for a company, or you can do the work for yourself. Here’s more on this to help you see what your options are if you want to make social media marketing into a career.

Social Media Marketing Is Stable

Social media is not going anywhere anytime soon. You can’t expect it to just fizzle out when so many people use these sites all the time.

So, you don’t have to worry about not being able to market through social media in the near future. In fact, this is probably one of the better places to do a marketing campaign just because of how many people use social media.

Think about how everyone is always checking their profiles and using the site to interact with others and you’ll see it’s prime ground to advertise on. Potential customers are online using social media all day long.

How To Get Started

First of all, do you need a little training? Here is a good place to go for that….

Learn social. Demonstrate expertise: https://education.hootsuite.com/

Skills are what separate pretenders from contenders. You get skill by becoming educated and putting your education into work.

One idea would be to build a profile that you build up to thousands of followers just to show companies that you have what it takes to get followers. I like this idea because it is a testament to your ability. If you can do it for yourself you can do it for them!

Social media marketing is not that difficult to work with if you buy ads space and use that to attract more attention to your company or the companies of others. When you pay for ads, you get a choice of who they are going to be seen by.

You want to make sure that you’re advertising to people that will actually be interested in what you have to offer them. Sometimes, if you’re not careful you can waste your money on marketing because you cast too wide of a net by trying to get too many people to look at your ads.

Growth Of Social Media

Social media is always changing. There are new sites that get popular quickly these days, so you have to stay on top of social media news.

google plus for social media marketingA good idea is to try to look for a blog or a website that talks about social media news on a regular basis, especially Google Plus. That way, if something is starting to get big you can be on top of it and can market it there.

Marketing is best done on sites where you can get the most reach and the newer popular sites may be your best bet at making the most money as a marketer.

There are marketing companies you can work for if you want to do social media marketing. You may not be hired on immediately as the person that does the bulk of a campaign, but you may be able to get in to where you do some of the work.

Either way, you need to find a company that is hiring, and you have to be able to prove that you have social media skills.

Be An Employee

The world’s largest job site is the place to start looking for social media jobs.

https://www.indeed.com/q-Social-Media-jobs.html

Flex jobs is another resource if you want a job, but want to stay home and work your own schedule. This will cost you $15 a month, but they have the telecommute jobs that make it worthwhile.

Here is a link to some of the social media jobs companies are hiring for….

https://www.flexjobs.com/search?search=social+media&location=

One other option is to work for a site that needs workers to complete social media assignments as a freelance worker. Some of the best include…

– Upwork
– Fiverr
– Crowd Content

A quick Google search will give you sources to research.

startup cost for a freelance business

Start A Freelance Social Media Marketing Business

Start your own blog and add social accounts to it. For sure you want to have Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts. You may even want to get set up on Instagram and Pinterest.

Blogging shows off your content skills. As you social accounts grow in number this is a good place to promote what you can do for other companies, bloggers, freelance workers etc.

The primary advantage to starting your own social media marketing business is you are the boss. Not only is this a career it puts you in the world of the self-employed entrepreneur.

Of course, the downside to this is you do not have a steady paycheck at first and you lose your benefits as well. The difference would be if you could access a 401K or some savings to set up your business and begin paying yourself out of those funds until you have customers covering your overhead.

The thing I like about starting this kind of a business is the many different ways to you could approach it.

For example, you could….

– blog for companies
– build their brand
– do video marketing
– handle their pay per click ads
– link building
– build about us pages
– handle Facebook start to finish
– and much more……

I think you get the idea. The best way to start your own social media marketing business is to specialize.

Try and cut yourself into a niche you can master and enjoy doing. The do it for yourself and promote your business in the very way you are suggesting the pay you to do for them.

In Summary

There are career opportunities in social media marketing if you know what you’re doing. Make sure that you understand your options before you get started with it.

Do you want to be an employee or a freelancer? Would you rather work for a content mill site or start your own social media marketing company?

In the end, you’ll find that this is a great way to make money whether you work for someone else or yourself.

You Can Start Here.

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6 thoughts on “How To Make Money From Social Media Marketing”

  1. I think this is a great idea! Social Media Platforms have always been an interest for me and I could see myself doing it for a living.
    Following your recommendations, how long realistically do you think it would take me to start earning money with social media marketing?
    Thanks, Jeff.

    • Hey Jeff, social media is a good way to get traffic to your offer, but it should not be your main source. building a list and content marketing will serve a longer and better avenue for building your business. But feel free to dabble in it from time to time.

      Earning money online with social media marketing can happen for you based on your offer and your following. if i were you, I would concentrate on building relationships with my following and giving value, and before you know it, they will start to trust and buy from you. hope that helps!

  2. Hey there,

    I have been running a free WordPress website and have been following the latest social media trends without even knowing they can make me money.

    I am very glad to hear there are websites that can get me money to implement the skills I have learnt. I will be checking out Upwork as I have heard it is the most reputable.

    Thanks a lot.

    • Glad that you take the time to give this article a read. Yes, you can make money with social media marketing and Upwork is one of them you can leverage.

      If you need a hand going forward, please let me know, it is working for some and can do the same for you if done right. Talk to you soon.

  3. This is an excellent guide for anyone who wants to get started on how to generate traffic in order to make money.

    I’m not too sure if you have experience in this but do you have an idea of how long does it take to build a brand for a client?

    • Frasier, glad that you were able to get some value here on providing social media traffic for your business.

      Building a brad for you client takes time, but if you have a large following, the process is much faster. Providing value to your audience would be your best net, and if you focus on just that, it may come sooner than you think. Hope that helps!

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