Take on Fun and Easy Freelance Projects in the Growing World of Social Media Marketing
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram … social media has taken the world by storm. People around the world are connecting with friends new and old, posting videos and photos of their adventures, sharing their thoughts, and much more.
The reach of social media is worldwide, and it’s not just for individuals. Businesses in every industry, of every size, have taken notice of how social media engages its users on a deep level. So now, social media is also one of the most powerful tools for marketing online.
Billions is spent on social media marketing, with companies forecast to spend even more in coming years. And all that social media content has to be written, posted, and, most importantly, organized into cohesive and effective marketing campaigns that help the business promote its products or services to its customers and prospects.
As a writer you can take advantage of that need by using your writing skills to serve these clients. If you’re already active on social media, it’s an easy switch from posting as a person to posting on behalf of clients. And including social media in the list of services you offer as a freelancer can add a lucrative new stream of income for your writing business … to the tune of $300 per hour – and that’s just for new writers in this niche. The great thing is that it’s not that difficult to get started, even without experience, as AWAI member Don Dahlem found out.
“After getting [AWAI’s] social media marketing program and starting through it, I decided that I really didn’t want to get that deeply involved in social media … until a client contacted me to take a look at his Facebook home page and let him know if I could help him with it,” says Don.
“I immediately pulled up the program to find out what was involved. It was terrific and gave me exactly the information needed.
“After going through the entire program I was able to talk with him about what he was already doing right and some of the things I could help him with.
“I am now getting more involved in social media myself and will start marketing my services as a social media consultant.”
For AWAI member Roland Millaner social media provided the major breakthrough for his career.
“My BIG break came from a local election campaign. One candidate needed a social media expert to promote his electoral campaign. I asked the candidate if he wanted to use my service for his campaigns. He hired me … and the rest was history. The campaign was so successful that I was hired by local businesses in my area,” says Roland.
“That small success catapulted my business many times. Soon enough, I launched a full-scale web design, SEO, and social media marketing for local clients. I had great successes with local clients. Especially nowadays, reputation management is a BIG income earner. Social media plays a big part of it. I've got loads of projects at the moment … more than I can handle.”
Setting up a Facebook page (which takes about two hours) could bring you a fee of $500 to $1,500. Managing a Facebook account could earn you up to $2,000 per month. And that’s just the start.
Of course, there are “tricks of the trade” you must learn to craft effective social media for your clients.
In How to Make Money as a Social Media Marketing Expert, Nick Usborne, who’s been in on this from the beginning, shares what he’s learned during his many years working online. You’ll learn …
- The top 4 opportunities for making money with social media
- 13 steps from beginning to end for creating profits from social media consulting
- What to say when talking to a potential client to get them clamoring to hire you
- Why your reputation as a serious web professional could hinge on how quickly you add social media to your offerings (slow movers, beware!)
- 9 easy questions you can ask to add a social media component to any project
- The hidden way offering social media services makes your client's life easier (and why this makes you far more valuable to them)
- How to use social media to – in just a few days – connect with enough ideal clients to keep you busy for the next year
- And much, much more!
Right now How to Make Money as a Social Media Marketing Expert is available at a 60% discount off the regular price. But you’ll have to sign up by midnight tomorrow, Tuesday, February 21st.
How to Make Money as a Social Media Marketing Expert
Everything you need to know to become a social media marketing expert, as well as four different ways to make money using that expertise. Learn More »