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Social Media Market Consultant
Not only has social media changed how friends engage, it also has transformed the way businesses reach customers and build brand loyalty. Companies need people for whom Facebook, Google Plus, Instagram and Twitter are second nature. Sound like you?
What you’ll need: Experience in communications, journalism, public relations or marketing gives you a leg up. What’s most important is a facility with social media so that you can communicate with consumers to build brand awareness and drive traffic to a company’s website, tweet about special deals and keep a company’s Facebook page current. For $25 per month, you can access courses in social media marketing at lynda.com.
How to get started: Show potential bosses your Web skills by including links to your Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts on your resumé. Maintain active, creative social accounts. If there is a cause you support, highlight it on your Facebook page and Twitter feed. Show how you created links to relevant stories and gained followers. Submit your resumé to sites such as jobsinsocialmedia.com and elance.com.
Expect to earn: $10 to $25 per hour. But some pros get as much as $75.