With the ever increasing weight that Social Media plays in our business development, Social Media Managers are now for hire. Perhpas in years past, this was a specific person in charge of PR. Now that the internet is accessible almost everywhere, new leaders have risen above the flames to bring you the methods you need to bring your busines to the top of the social ladder.
Social Media expert Kate Buck being interviewed by Fox News
There are many social media courses out there now where you can learn to develop your skill set and become the leading consultant in your local town or city. It might only take you a few clients to start developing a nice additional income in the beginning and turning that into a full time position;
Here are some high recommended courses in social media to take for your own business or to use to become a social media manager for hire;
The above three are all course you can take to compliment your learning to become the best Social Media Manager for hire. They are present their own little tips and tricks while some provide more software and services that you could directly pass on to the client, or use for yourself. Check out all three and you will learn something from each just for checking them out.
Don’t wait and put off your social media development as these are the places that most businesses are being found nowadays. Even if you do not have a website online, you can and must realize the benefit of having your social media set up.
Please leave me a comment below in regards to how you feel about your social media status these days. Want to get it set up yourself, but have no time. I offer these services and you can comment about that as well.
A couple summers ago, I took an online course in Social Media and one of the main stars was Laura Betterly. Recently, she developed her own course, Mobile Local Fusion, http://bit.ly/LauraBetterly that brings Mobile technology to the forefront of the online world.
If you are business owner, this course is a must. As mobile media continues to develop in terms of smart phones alone (think ipads etc., as well) business are scrambling in order to keep up with the changes in order to continue to provide their clients with the services they need. Advertising has flipped from mailings and phone book listings, to listing online. Did you know that with your smart phone you can click a phone link in your internet search and it can dial the number for you. How cool is that!
As the big players like Google are controlling the waves online, they also have the technology to send you local businesses to your phone when you do a search, regardless of where you are. The satellites will pick up on your location and give you the most relevant business for the terms you enter into your search.
Laura Betterly’s Mobile Local Fusion, http://bit.ly/LauraBetterly provides the necessary means to to get your business listed at the top of the search rankings. Who wants to be listed on page 2? And if you are on the top, are you sure you do not want to risk losing this spot. So all are involved here.
From setting up your google place page to other major search engines like yahoo and bing, to providing options for client retention, outsourcing work and of course keeping you on the 1st page of the search engine. If you think about it, how many businesses ask you for a testimonial, or to write a review for them online? This is just one of the many suggestions made in Mobile Local Fusion, http://bit.ly/LauraBetterly that will provide the needed online juice to keep your business working well.
From my own perspective, I have been through the course when it first opened and have seen my sites come out on page one. I live in Camillus, NY, which is the home of the West Genesee Wildcat Lacrosse team, who has for years been on or near the top of the country rankings. So when you do a search for Camillus Lacrosse, one would think you would come up with the wildcats etc., however following Laura Betterly’s course, it is my lacrosse website, BasicLacrosse.com that shows up instead.
Regardless of whether you are a big business or a small mom and pop shop in the village, you can get yourself to the top to be ranked. I have received at least half a dozen phone calls recently just from people doing searches on their phones or online for services I offer. The way I see it, the price of the course was paid for with just one of the clients. The modules help with customer retention will help in regards to the lifetime value of the client. Being able to continue to bring in clients this way will show you that her course is extremely underpriced and comes with my highest recommendation.
So go check out the video that our other friend, Ryan Deiss put together that gives a little more insight into the course at http://bit.ly/LauraBetterly where he will take you inside Mobile Local Fusion a bit more.
For those of you that are action takers, either owning a business, or are looking to be the next online guru, I have an incentive for you when you join MLF! Take a look at what I want to offer as a bonus for you. (As I am an affiliate for Laura Betterly, I will earn a commission from the sale and will be able to contact their office for your info to provide you with your bonuses)
1) Speedy Profit Creator DVD will be mailed to your house. This is a series of 10 videos that bring you from getting a website to creating a product for release.
2) Free Membership in the Traffic Generation Club where you will learn from a mamstermind group including the likes of Ewen Chia, Mark Joyner, Robert Puddy and others.
3) 30 minute phone session with me helping to answer any questions you have when you start the course. (if you are in the Central NY area, I might even come right to your business to help you through it!)
4) I will review your google place page and provide suggestions to how you can improve it once you get going. As google is the top, this is the one you want to take care of first.
5) Unannounced bonuses to follow!
So in addition to being able to learn from Laura Betterly, I want you to be able to get more value from me as well. Together we can help your business reach the top.
So recently I have been taking time away from social media and when I do go there it seems as though I may be pushing too much….but I just can’t believe the material and content that is coming out lately that I feel the world should know about.
If you are like me, this is most likely how your social media life has been online. Too many offers, not enough time. We all fall into this trap and it is ok to realize this. Making the appropriate changes to improve your branding and ability to conquer the almight task of being someone you can “KNOW, LIKE and TRUST” can be daunting for some. It is not impossible though.
Dripping in quality offers or suggested sites here and there is the norm it seems and often many posts get overlooked and pass into the abyss of messages. If it is an affiliate offer, this might not do you any good as the product hype might die down and thus you have wasted space online.
Now, what if you had written a short review article of the same product and added a link to your site/blog etc. on the social media sites. Now this would be recognized by the search engines as having backlinks from quality sites and increase your rankings on sites like google which of course is what we all want. We want to rank high for keywords related to our websites.
Developing relationships and getting involved in conversations in social media is a great way to improve your chances in the “KNOW, LIKE and TRUST” world where people will start to recognize the consistent value you provide for them…Be giving and they will come!
Without beating the social media donkey, to round out the post I want end by stating the obvious…warm people up before you try to jump in their marketing pants!