15 High Rewarding Jobs for People Good with Social Media
Imagine you could turn your time on social media into a high rewarding career or even a business. Wouldn’t that be worth it? If you spend a good amount of time on social media, it’s about time you started putting your money where your mouth is. Fortunately, such jobs exist that reward you for your time on social media, and if you are willing to put in the work and patience to learn, you get rewarded handsomely!
So today, we bring you 15 high rewarding jobs for people good with social media. Interestingly, a good number of these jobs do not require a university or college degree.
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If you’re the wordsmith, you can follow a career in social media by creating captivating and engaging content for brands on their social channels. With 160 characters or less, you’ll need to make sure that every word counts, which can often be a challenge for many trained writers. However, you have the flexibility of different social media platforms to work on. Income varies depending on your skill and the company you are working with.
- Social Influencer
Almost everyone on social media dreams to be an influencer of some sort. But you need a sizable following on social media to influence opinion and perception. While an ‘influencer’ can mean a lot of things, you’ll typically be engaging with your consumers while advertising products and experiences through ad campaigns and endorsement deals. To succeed as an influencer, you’ll need a large following and a great personality and image to stand out from the crowd. Social media influencers today earn between $2,000 to $50,000 per month depending on number of reach and level of influence.
- Art Director
Art directors are typically responsible for the images you see in online and print advertisements; in today’s digital age, these ads are made with social media in mind, before any other outlet. This means that you can work with campaigns for interactive video and still imagery for outlets like Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. Income can range between $700 and $10,000 per month or more.
- Customer Service Representative
Businesses need to interact with their customers now more than ever. And the bulk of conversation happens on social media. If you like talking to people on social platforms, you can work as a customer service representative, solving issues and giving advice online. If you target the right employer, you can earn high income.
- Social Media Manager
Majority of businesses today employ the service of social media managers. If you’re good at creating, executing and managing social strategies, then you should definitely consider becoming a social media manager. You’ll typically be responsible for increasing brand awareness, driving traffic and creating a buzz that will drive result for the business.
- Social Media Strategist
If you are a thoughtful person and are good at coming up with marketing strategies, you can work as a social media strategist for businesses and brands. Your job will be to come up with creative, efficient and cost-effective ideas to help brands achieve their objective. To be successful in this role, you’ll need to stay on top of industry trends and find the best tools to engage with your clients.
- Social Media Analyst
If you love crunching data to make intelligent decisions, you can build a career as a social media analyst. This role involves using data analytic tools to identify patterns, trends and behaviors that a business can exploit for maximize result. To succeed as a social media analyst, you should be vast with web analytic tools and search engine optimization.
- Public Relation Specialist
As a PR specialist, you are responsible for ensuring that a brand or celebrity’s image is presented in a positive light. A large part of the job involves monitoring your client’s image and engagement on social media, creating and sharing press releases, and making connections within their industry. Your social media skill comes in handy and will influence how much you can earn.
- Graphic Designer
As a graphic designer, you can be responsible for designing visual content for social media pages, as well as other online outlets and print. If you’re familiar with social trends, you can find high-paying opportunities with big brands.
- Film and Video Editor
Social media platforms are becoming more focused on video content. And brands and businesses want to make the most of the opportunity. Highly skilled video editors are constantly in demand. If you are skilled in video production and editing, your social media skill will help you secure jobs to create short video content for brands.
- Marketing Manager
As a marketing manager, you’ll be responsible for overseeing all projects in the marketing department. A large chunk of your duties will entail social media management, ensuring that all social pages and campaigns present the business in the best light. As a marketing manager, you’ll also be involved in the campaign creation through to the analysis of engagement. Your earning will vary greatly depending on your experience, management skill and the company you are working with.
As a model, a big part of your job will involve using social media to grow a large following and get more gigs. So, if you’re not shy posing in front of the camera, you can start off by becoming an Instagram model before you progress to paid jobs. Marketing skill and proper branding will be an added advantage.
If you have been nurturing the dream to venture into acting, social media gives you the platform to get attention. A number of actors and actresses today started off their career on social media before getting the real job. If you’re just starting off in the acting world, you’ll need to have a good social presence to boost your chances of securing new jobs.
There is a growing number of video bloggers as a result of the increase in video content consumption on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Your time on social media can be used to create interesting and educative video content and grow an audience around your niche. To be successful in this field, you’ll need creative ideas, a great online presence and basic video editing skills. Earning can go from zero in the beginning to tens of thousands of dollars
Ultimately, entrepreneurs need to make the most of social media. Strive Masiyiwa, the founder of Econet Wireless, was named the most engaging business leader in the world on Facebook. His Facebook page has millions of subscribers and gets millions of engagement. In addition to sharing advice on entrepreneurship, you also promote his business on his Facebook page. So, if you plan on building your own business, you’ll need to be social media savvy too.
In conclusion, the most commonly mentioned social media job is for social media manager. But as you can see, there are more jobs that feed off your knowledge of social media. Interestingly, a good number of these jobs do not require a university or college degree. If you can demonstrate that you can make things happen on social media, with the right skill set, you can get the job.
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