A lesson I learned while chatting with my cousin the other day about social media marketer jobs…
If you’re under the age of 30 right now and are trying to “break in” to the social media marketing world, you need to find a way to go above and beyond at your current job.
Yeah I know, it’s going to suck at first taking on more responsibility.
But that’s part of being an incredibly valuable person in life. If you’ve been thinking that you want to start getting paid for being on social media, you’re not alone. Thousands of other people at this point are thinking the same thing. There might even be someone doing social media marketing for the job you’re at now.
But there’s always opportunity.
One simple thing you can do is do a social media audit of what is currently being done at your business, and then create content to help. You can spend 1-2 hours creating some epic pictures/videos or setting up high quality images for your place of work and then take that to show your boss.
Creating things to help the boss get more business is a sign that you actually care about the success at your workplace. When your boss see’s that, he/she is more likely to try to help you get what you want out of that job.
If you want to become a social media marketer, then you’ll want to take the steps that you would take if you already had that job. Create things and provide your boss with results in advance.
If you can get customers for your existing job, that shows immediate initiative and revenue. It’s hard for someone to say “no, I don’t want more business and revenue”. So if you’re willing and able to build something in advance (without getting paid at first), you can then leverage that into a paid opportunity if you show them the value.
You’ll have to put in the work though.
You’ll have to go above and beyond your current job description. You’ll have to take the initiative to making it happen. But if you do, good things will happen.
After that, you can simply take the results you got from the first place, and duplicate it for others.