Should you hire a Social Media Manager?

by northwish 8 replies
Which are your biggest obstacles in maintaining & updating your social media pages/profiles? Do you hire a social media manager? If so, how much do you invest per month in social media?
#social media #hire #manager #media #social
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  • Profile picture of the author sadafmohd786
    Social media is not only for posting on profile or page. It is a platform where there is a lot of things to do such as managing paid campaigns, creating pages, sharing in a groups, commenting, replying queries, creating images, creating infografics, polls and voting, shopping facility, and many more. Monthly by paying 200-300$ you can find a good social media manager freelancers. You can contact me for this. My email id is sadafmohd@ymail.com or find me on facebook using the same email id. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Joshua Young
    My social media manager is my wife. : )
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  • Profile picture of the author Soulstreak
    If you decide to do this, you better be sure that the person you give content creation rights to ends up being a trustworthy individual that will post what you want. I have yet to find someone that I really like.
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  • Profile picture of the author overtonis
    Originally Posted by northwish View Post

    Which are your biggest obstacles in maintaining & updating your social media pages/profiles? Do you hire a social media manager? If so, how much do you invest per month in social media?
    No. You should never hire someone to do you social media work. They won't capture the vibe that you (the creator) of company will. Find which social media platform works for you and hammer it. Be ultra disciplined and consistent and keep pumping good content. What I do is on sunday write out which picture & text I will post for every day. Only day I don't post is saturday.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      Originally Posted by overtonis View Post

      No. You should never hire someone to do you social media work. They won't capture the vibe that you (the creator) of company will. Find which social media platform works for you and hammer it. Be ultra disciplined and consistent and keep pumping good content.
      That presumes that your content is really good and you have a lot of free time to spend away from your core business. Unfortunately too many people make these kinds of blanket statements in part because they don't have businesses that make them more money away from being online or writing their own content.
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  • Profile picture of the author avowzone
    Social media management is important for many reasons. First of all, social networking is just that – social. That means that whether you are good or bad at social networking, the word will get around. It is absolutely imperative that you make your best effort in social media because when you fail to respond to problems or grievances on social networking sites, you are risking the sharing and alienation of more than just the person that originally had the grievance.



    It is also important that you use social media to take part in conversations about your own brand, and find out information about the industry in general, and your competitors. Even if you aren’t actually pursuing an active social media plan yet, you are able to get information and keep tabs on what people are saying and that is important for trends, problems and basic information.



    It allows you to know what people are saying about your company, both the good and the bad, as well as what is being said about your competitors as well. You also get information on current trends as they are happening.



    By making your company a part of the conversation and keeping updated on what is happening, you not only build your expertise and credibility, you also help build your company’s positive image. You also can do damage control quickly, when it happens by responding to complaints. In addition, social media can help you expose potential customers to your more active marketing programs.



    If you use social networking correctly, it can help you in many different ways, not the least of them is generating leads and attracting new customers. But maintaining social networking sites, posting relevant content on all of them and being part of the conversation takes a great deal of time and energy if you do it manually. For example, you must create content across multiple platforms. Even if you are only using Twitter, Facebook and a company blog, you still are spending several hours per week.



    You also need to be checking Twitter and Facebook for conversations that mention your company as well as checking Google Alerts to find out if your company is being discussed on the web. You also must monitor and interact with the community on sites like LinkedIn, and then there are the pictures for visual social media sites like Instagram and Pinterest.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tiendinhau
    It is a platform where there is a lot of things to do such as managing paid campaigns, creating pages,
    Social media management is important )))
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  • Profile picture of the author LeonardTrox
    Depending on your idea and niche. For what exactly you need to hire a Social Manager.
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