Make Money with Social Media

HootSuite Pro - Social Media DashboardJust a few short years ago, job titles such as “Social Media Specialist,” “Social Media Marketing Manager,” and “Blogger/Social Media Content Writer” were unheard of, and the idea that such grand titles could be held while working at home in your pajamas would have been far-fetched. Now, however, with approximately one out of every 13 people in the entire world on Facebook (1), and social media affecting approximately 196 million of the estimated 245 million active internet users in the United States (2), social media has become a leading marketing arena.

Because of the mobile nature of social media, opportunities abound to wear one of those fancy titles while spending the day at home in your pajamas. However, because working in your pj’s is quite appealing, people who want to make their passion become their profession need to find a way to stand out in the crowd.

Money to be Made

Do people really make money working in the social media field? The answer is a resounding yes. According to US News, social media specialists make from $30,000 to $70,000 per year (3). Of course, not every social media manager works on salary for a particular company. Many people work as contractors, landing clients from various online job sites. In such cases, yearly income varies greatly, depending on the person’s ability to market himself and land clients.

Not the Average User

Just because you have a Social Media Checklist and have a Facebook, Google+, and Twitter accounts you are not automatically qualified to work as a professional social media manager or writer. Look at the average user’s profile and you will discover hundreds of random posts about their social activities, random “likes” of some of their favorite activities, businesses, and music bands, and a slew of pictures of every friend and pet they have ever rubbed elbows with. If you want to make it in the professional social media world, your online presence may need a little cleaning up (4). A professional appearing social presence lends more credibility to your ability to become an asset to a company’s social media presence.

Multiple Platforms

In order to boost a company’s online presence, you will need to be proficient on many different social media platforms. Do not just list various platforms on your resume; build an online presence on each of the sites yourself. Be active on the various platforms: post meaningful, professional content, be deliberate in your blogging, tweeting, and posting efforts, prove in your own social media efforts that you are aware of the importance of timing, SEO, and other critical social media factors.

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Powerful Resumes

Because social media is a relatively new field, nobody can claim years of experience in the field. This actually works to the advantage of those new to the profession, because their education and experience portfolio will be strong deciding factors in the hiring process (3). Having a college degree in marketing is always a great benefit, but building a saleable portfolio highlighting certifications, experience, and listing current online presence is a high priority for landing jobs.

Navigate the Field

Although a social media job may allow you to work from home, it is not a laidback job. Social media is a highly competitive field that requires a bit of savvy and a lot of tenacity in order to succeed. A host of online job listings are available, allowing potential specialists to search jobs and market their skills. Discovering and utilizing such sites will go a long way toward making your work-from-home dreams become reality.

  1. http://www.digitalbuzzblog.com/facebook-statistics-stats-facts-2011/
  2. http://socialmediatoday.com/mlewis1/752336/3-shocking-social-media-stats-will-amp-your-marketing
  3. http://money.usnews.com/money/careers/articles/2010/12/28/rise-in-social-media-jobs-means-opportunity-for-job-seekers
  4. http://dailyinfographic.com/how-to-get-a-job-in-social-media-in-5-minutes-infographic

Michael “Big Mike” McCaffery loves his job of assisting customers find the perfect entertainment services for their families.   Come visit their careers page at www.GoDish, as well as their Facebook, Linked In, and Twitter accounts.

Comments

  1. goutham says

    It\’s very great feelings when we made money through social media.thanks a lot for sharing this type of posts.i like ur blog…..

  2. Frank says

    Thanks Mitz Yes – totally agree. Its my understanding thatvLinkedIn and Facebook were originally founded to put offline contacts online. People can make that mistake – the profit can indeed be what you want it to be

  3. hari says

    i never thought about It…it is the best way of making Money Online and its craze is JusT Increasing Day By Day.

  4. says

    From day one of publishing my website, social media has played a very big role in my companies success. We have connected with other professionals that have helped us land accounts. Social media has been a huge additive for website traffic.
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  5. says

    I guess that we all have already made sure that social media plays very important role in any business’ promotion and successful further existence. This post has only proved it once again, thanks)
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  6. says

    Hello Mitz,
    Social media is the big platform to promote our business, & on another site Online marketing can be very helpful as an easy and convenient source of income without having to go to a traditional office

  7. soniya sharma says

    Hi, Really Nice article and i fully enjoyed while reading your article. I knew it that social media is a great methode to promote your Business and you can easily promote. But i didn’t know about the making maney online that we can make money online with the help of it.Well thanks for sharing with us..

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    • says

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  9. says

    Social media can be used effectively to drive sales,Because it helps you distribute marketing messages further, faster, and cheaper than ever before.But most companies struggle, or don’t see any return at all. the reason has nothing to do with how many hashtags you use, or how often you update Facebook. otherwise, There are many ways someone can job-proof their social network accounts. The easiest is to just not post things you wouldn’t want a potential employer to see.

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  10. says

    Great share, Mitz. A business surely need social media to take it to the next level. It not only gives credibility to the business but also helps increasing the cash flows. Thanks for this insightful share.

  11. says

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  12. hira says

    hi Mitz – I just don’t get people sometimes. How could you be running a business and not understand what you laid out in this article. This is beyond basic crap. This is elementary, there is absolutely no insight in this article. thank you for sharing this awesome article
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  13. says

    I agree, you have to be active on diffeent platforms. For a long time I thought – along with many others it sems – Facebook and Twitter would suffice. But seeing how social media is becomiung even more important and those FB updates with post promotion, I’m looking for other options as well.

  14. Dan says

    The idea of making money with social media is great and i agree with Mitz. Social media is at the boom on making money ..
    Thanks for sharing ..

  15. says

    Hello Mitz,

    Great work Mitz, I just don’t get people sometimes. How could you be running a business and not understand what you laid out in this article. Mitz I appreciate this article to make money with social media.
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  16. says

    Hi,

    Nice article you posted and its very helpful for those who want to earn at home in there pajama’s.
    But one think i would like to ask you,You didn’t explain it what work should we provided in Social media marketing? and how can we find a sincere contractor,i mean is there any specific place where we can find them ?
    Thanks for the great post!

  17. Elena says

    There is no business these days that can survive without having a Social Media account whether it’s on Facebook, Tweeter or Linkedin. Social media gives a lot of marketing and other opportunities to everyone, but it became extremely competitive in the past few years. Great article!
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  18. says

    Did not realized earlier that so much money can be made from social media.$30,000 is huge but ofcourse, it requires more than just membership of the site. I will follow the tips you mentioned to see how much I can make from this opportunity.

  19. Jerry says

    $30.000 per year? Oh…that’s a lot of money here. I didn’t know that you can make so much money on social media. Interesting article also and nice info.
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    • mitz says

      Hi jerry
      Yes there is money to be made eaverywhere when it comes to working online…It is the new big gold rush…:)

  20. Paul says

    Social Media has worked wonders for many small businesses. They have provided them with a new way to interact with their customers. Business when integrated with social media not only increases money in your pockets but also gives you fame in the Internet world. Looking at the latest technologies getting launch, one can bet on the substantial increase in their business if such technologies and networking are used. I really enjoyed reading your post.

  21. Sajid says

    One of my relative told me that she is earning from promoting and running face book pages for various companies. I am new to social media as i was quite out of touch from SEO and website building. Is it some reality in this ? Reading your article, i found some really in this.
    Can you please write an article here as how she has achieved this.

  22. Brenda Macalino says

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  23. says

    Social media is a good way to generate money , now a days social media is forcing people to come and earn money online easily ..

  24. says

    Hi Mitz! I agree that there is a lot of money to be made with social media and I like the point you make about establishing a strong social media presence for yourself first. It does look great on a resume if you have strong social media ties. The way social media is becoming less “social” and more “promotional” is an alarming trend, as evidenced by the uproar about Facebook introducing sponsored posts. If we push this much longer people will be turned off by social media and might, dare I say, resort to the good old fashioned face-to-face communication.

  25. Prisely says

    Always shares useful information and reply/answer to each of your audience query. For this you don’t need to be logged in every time on social media accounts, you can easily schedule your posts and can set fixed time to answer everybody on social media.
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  26. says

    Thanks for nice tips. These are really helpful. Making online money is first you need to introduce your self advertise your self then you need to do wit work in which filed you are doing get it professionally and then you can make the money easily as it is not hard but very smooth way to get earned. So nice post thanks for sharing.

  27. Aasma says

    To get success in social media marketing, you must focus on building trust among your targeted audience. Always shares useful information and reply/answer to each of your audience query. For this you don’t need to be logged in every time on social media accounts, you can easily schedule your posts and can set fixed time to answer everybody on social media.
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  28. John says

    it is very good way of making money through online. Social Media is playing a very vital role in market .

  29. says

    Certainly, none of us will deny the important role of social media in our lives and in our work. You just proved it once again with the help of this post, thanks ;)

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  30. says

    HI Mitz,

    Well to be honest im new when concerned to social media marketing and yeah sounds amazing “make money with social media”. However i believe it would be an awesome job by earn huge income with social media in easy way (if it done correctly).

    And i’ve inspired after reading about the payouts of social media specialists who made $30,000 to $70,000 in an year.

    thanks for the informative post.
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  31. says

    Thank you for a great post. I totally agree that now become a SMM specialist is extremely easy on one hand – you don’t need to prove huge work experience, and at the same time extremely hard – you have to learn yourself and provide a great portfolio, and you can never stop learning because social media develop every day

  32. Ayan says

    Thanks for guiding us such a great way of making money through/over internet, its really helpful for those who waste there valuable time by clicking on “Like” button on Facebook, its should help them to work also by promoting another website…Thanks once again.. :) :)

  33. Jasmine says

    There is certainly money to be made from social media. You can work for other people on a full time basis, or as a freelancer. Of course, you can market your own services or products through social media sites. Anyhow, this requires a lot of hard work and dedication.
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  34. says

    The idea of making money with social media is great and i agree with Mitz that is written in paragraph “Not the Average User” If you don’t reflex your professional skill on your page you never be counted. So be conscious whenever you are adding a page or even likes.
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  35. sarika deshmukh says

    Hello Dear

    really very interesting post i think you are right social media is great way for icrease your business in fact mostly people are using social media sites really thanks for the sharing me

    Thanks & Regards
    Sarika

  36. venkat says

    it is very good way of making money through online . Social Media is very important role of geeting money through adds, doing promotions, marketing, sales

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