A career in social media – really? Indeed. People are getting paid to do what a lot of people do for free… Namely to Facebook, Tweet, Pin and blog. And some of these social media jobs pay good money.
In today’s business world, social media is a very real, and very necessary thing. Establishing an online presence is a crucial element to a business’ success, but establishing that presence is time-consuming, confusing, and quite often, done by people that have never used a social network like Facebook or Twitter before.
Jobs are being created that focus solely on things like blogging, social media marketing campaign strategies, and maintaining customer satisfaction by monitoring and responding to things like Twitter and Facebook feeds as soon as they arise.
Social Media Jobs Are On the Rise
Hiring for social media jobs started picking up steam in about 2005, though it still constitutes only a small percentage of overall post-college job placements; but those numbers have been increasing.
The demand for social media jobs has exploded, even as overall unemployment heads in the opposite direction.
A recent study published by SocialMediaInfluence. com showed that 59 of the Fortune 100 companies have at least one employee who works full time in social media, and that job postings directly related to social media have soared 600% in the last five years.
Demand is huge and very few people are taking advantage of this opportunity so if you act now, you can get in from the ground up and have your pick of clients eager to pay you to work from home.
Not surprisingly, social media jobs are primarily found in larger cities, like New York City, Miami, LA and the Silicon Valley. There are a lot more of these being done online from home (a virtual social media manager) throughout the nation, but there’s no data on that as this infographic looks at the top 20 markets for social media jobs.
The list is nowhere near comprehensive, but the companies that have hired social media marketers, community managers, strategists, specialists, and consultants is impressive. Microsoft, IBM, Intel, GM, Cisco, AMD, Nationwide, MTV, and Google are only the beginning of this list.
Companies big and small are hiring people at a rapid pace for social media roles.
For example, John is a small business owner. John wants his business on Facebook, Twitter and other social media websites. But John knows that to be successful in his own business, he should NOT be spending his time fiddling around on Facebook.
That’s where a social media manager comes in to play. If you know how to post on Facebook and Tweet on Facebook, then you know how to help companies get connected through social media. And they are willing to pay you big bucks for it.
Social Media Job Description- One Example
So what else can you do as a social media consultant? Here’s an example we found online…
“Do you know how to use photo tags in Facebook? Would you like to be paid to tag people in photos for several nightclubs?
Thousands of people tag themselves in photos for these nightclubs every week and the owners are looking to hire someone who can assist with checking that the correct people are tagged in the photos, and also send friend requests to those who are tagged…”
Granted not everyone knows how to use photo tags in Facebook (we don’t); but there are people willing to pay good money to people that do. And you can find these social media jobs online.
Finding Social Media Jobs the Easy Way
You can spend hours looking online for social media jobs, and be successful. But why work at it that hard?
What if you had a central directory that was updated daily with a comprehensive list of available social media jobs that you could pick and choose from?
And you also picked up some tips and tricks on the best way to apply for (and land) these social media jobs?
Along with resources that would help you expand your social media skills?
Would that make your job a little easier? If so, then click on the link below and give this site a look…