Earning a Living through Social Media: The Ultimate Guide
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Earning a Living through Social Media: The Ultimate Guide


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Social Media has only really been in our lives for a short ten years. LinkedIn launched in 2003 for business professionals, Facebook in 2004 for college students and Twitter just slightly later in 2006. More networks have emerged and we see a regular line of social network icons wherever we turn. We connect with our family, our friends and our work and industry colleagues. Businesses realize that an active social media presence is essential to their success, and employees and entrepreneurs alike utilize social media to work. Internally organizations connect through their own networks, or use external networks, Facebook pages, and these connections transfer externally as employees use their social networks to influence customers and consumers. Twitter feeds, and of course LinkedIn, where connections made whilst working with one firm, carry over to the next. How to earn a living through social media networks So can we earn a living through Social Media, businesses have recognized it must be a key marketing strategy, and many are taking advantage of the demand by:

Supplying social media services

There are many entrepreneurs and small firms, and large organizations too, specializing in digital marketing and offering outsourced social media management services. Designing and integrating the organizations networks, and managing them on a day by day basis with content to engage and drive traffic to websites and increase sales. These services are provided on hourly, weekly and monthly basis and work can be found easily through freelancing platforms like Elance, Freelancer, People Per Hour and Coworks.

Use social media to make your business work

Social Media LEAD - earning a living on social media through recommendations If your business or employer makes money then you will too. Whether social media management is internal or external the key is to use it well. A social media presence actively determines search engine ranking. To be top of Google you must be regularly marketing your content, and links to your website to represent your products or services. If you are good then your posts and tweets will also drive traffic to you site and result in direct enquiries or purchases. Building a healthy social media profile shows the world your credibility, your news and views and most people engaging with a new brand will click on at least one of those social media icons.

Find work with social media

Most job opportunities are now posted on social networks, either directly from the company or through job boards, recruitment agencies or freelance platforms. Google estimates that 1 in 5 job searches start with social media. Few times ago, I wrote an article about on hiring through LinkedIn and in my conclusion, LinkedIn are the job finding specialists with premium programs for recruiters to find candidates and massive investment to double the number of jobs posted on LinkedIn in the past year. Connections and endorsements on LinkedIn make it easy to connect with a new employer or client, and to see who you know already connects with them.

Let your social media connections find you work

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You can go a step further and allow your social media connections and endorsements to gain you jobs directly. For freelancers there is a new platform which offers the normal payment protection and administrative systems but goes a step further to show potential clients recommendations gleaned from social networks. Coworks offers firms the ability to choose freelancers with what they term the new “word of mouth” referrals, rather than sifting through tens of propositions, taking a risk on an unknown resource. It also allows new freelancers to compete based on completed work or referrals gained outside of the platform, and aims to increase both price and quality by ruling out untried, inexperienced bidders.

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17 comments
  1. merry

    December 5, 2013 at 2:47 am

    thank you for sharing this one.. i like this

    Reply
  2. Bruna Maganga

    December 7, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Top tips, thanks alot for this post, i like it very much.

    Reply
    • Olawale Daniel

      December 7, 2013 at 9:50 pm

      You’re welcome here Bruna. Thanks for taking time to read the article.

      Reply
  3. Dev pandey

    December 9, 2013 at 4:48 am

    Hi,

    Nice post!!
    In today’s world social media has become very important part. Whether its personal life or professional, we need to socialize things to get better response.
    Thanks for sharing this useful information!!!

    Reply
    • Olawale Daniel

      December 15, 2013 at 11:39 pm

      Hey Dev, you’re absolutely right. We need social media engagement to get most things working the way they were supposed to be. Your comment is helpful. Keep it up 🙂

      Reply
  4. Robert

    December 10, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    You’re right about this. Nowadays almost every business and company have profile on either one of social media sites. It’t require to have it, either the competition will eat you. The biggest audience is now on social media, like the new world is there for hanging out xD
    Thanks for this share, very good written.
    Regards,
    Robert

    Reply
    • Olawale Daniel

      December 11, 2013 at 8:53 am

      Thanks Robert for adding your voice. It is nice seeing you around.

      Reply
  5. shiwangi shrivastava

    December 16, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Nice post regarding social media. Without social media our business is fish out of water. Social media is encouraging us to excel in our respective field. Thanks for your wonderful insight.

    Reply
  6. Michael

    January 17, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Very nice post. I normally use social media sites to connect with subscribers and followers. Without the connections from social media sites. I personally think
    I wouldn’t have had half the subscribers I have today.

    Reply
    • Olawale Daniel

      January 19, 2014 at 9:18 pm

      You’re absolutely right! Connecting with social media network followers and subscribers helps us reach out to their networks which in the end might develop into a long term relationship and business transactions for your company.

      Reply
  7. Stephine

    June 11, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Superb post about social media’s latest trend. Nowadays, social media is becoming a most powerful tool for building a good business network and earning good through it. It helps to connect directly to customers and keep engage to them with your business.

    Reply
    • Olawale Daniel

      June 18, 2014 at 12:33 am

      Hey Stephine, I’m glad to have you here.

      How you doing?

      Reply
  8. Hiren

    August 19, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Nice article i never know that social media is also help to earn some money. very informative and helpful post. thanks to share with us.

    Reply
  9. Archana

    January 15, 2015 at 4:20 am

    In today’s world social media has become very important in order to communicate your ideas to a large crowd. And in terms of earning, every business is targeting social media only.

    Reply
  10. Archana

    February 23, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Hey, I have visited your this article before also and I really liked it. Today I was searching for the ways of earning money through social media and guess what got your article. Great information shared by you. Thanks.

    Reply
  11. Manela

    August 17, 2015 at 9:49 am

    I was not knowing earlier that social media is so powerful to live out a life through it. Well Daniel, thanks for this informative article.

    Reply

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