Are you always on social media? You know you can make money by managing other people social media accounts. Sounds great, doesn’t it? If this seems like your type of hustle, then why don’t you become a social media manager. Being a Social media manager you must write and schedule posts, run ads, reply to fans and create graphics. Here are some great tips to become a social media manager:
Research and study
Before becoming anything, you must learn the ropes. Get knee-deep in learning everything about social media managing from articles, e-courses, books, YouTube, etc. Do some research on creating content calendars, social listening, analytics, creating great content and influencer outreach. The more you know, the more you’ll feel confident moving forward into becoming a social media manager.
The biggest thing you’ll notice is that anyone who is a social media manager has an organizing system. You must work on your organizational skills. Check out programs like Trello, reminder, google calendar, etc. I have a few printable planners that are great for organizing and planning your content. Click here to get it.
Observe other accounts
Follow well-respected brands and influencers accounts. Analyze their tactics and practices. Every social media manager starts out by analyzing other accounts to learn too.
Create your social media presence
Create a profile for yourself. If you have your profile and show how active you are with ads, quotes, etc. People will have some idea on how you would run their profile. Remember you are your best client so treat your account as such.
Look for opportunities
Getting an internship can help you get a lot of experience and it’s a great way to grow your network. Search for openings on Indeed or Linkedin. You can also google social media manager internship.
Ask local companies if they have a social media presence for their company. Explain the importance of a social media presence then you can ask if you can manage their account for free. By doing this, you’re creating your opportunities to gain experience. Remember not everyone will say yes, so ask a few.
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