Earning a Living through Social Media: The Ultimate Guide

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Social Media LEAD - earning a living on social media through recommendations

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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Olawale Daniel is a business builder and psychologist, a network marketing professional, a world-class motivational speaker, a successful internet entrepreneur and a digital media strategist interested in all things mobile and digital — start-ups, media, branding. He started TechAtLast back in 2010 as a platform to quench his thirst for latest technologies. As a motivational speaker and author, Olawale has published several motivational and personal development books and he's currently working on "SUCCESS AHEAD - Don't Quit" which is billed to hit the stand by Q4 of the year. He writes regularly on his personal website on motivation and personal lifestyle and tips for network marketing success, OlawaleDaniel.com. His latest book on How to Sponsor More People in Your Network Marketing Business is still one of the best sellers in its category. He's presently working as a Health and Wellness consultant at BURN SLIM TRIM Inc., a firm that helps people regain their perfect lifestyle through state-of-the-art recent discoveries way back from nature. He's also the brain behind FOBCourse, a business university for startup entrepreneurs in Africa.

17 COMMENTS

  1. 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!!!

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

    • 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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