For most of us, being on Facebook during work time is something that can get us in big trouble, if not fired. However there is a new and rapidly growing profession that actually requires you to spend all day on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
They are called ‘Social Media Managers‘
These are the people who manage the Facebook, Twitter and YouTube profiles for businesses all over the world. The social media train for businesses is huge right now and Inc magazine estimates that 91% of all businesses are currently using social media.
The most amazing thing about this emerging field of ‘Social Media Managers’ is that because it’s such a new industry and is constantly changing, there is no actual recognised qualification or degree to become one.
Social media management if kind of the ‘Wild West’ of the job market right now, there are millions of businesses looking to hire people for these positions and virtually no university qualified candidates. This has lead to a really interesting situation where the majority of people getting hired for these types of jobs are ordinary people who have never had any prior experience with marketing or social media.
According to Tom from ‘PaidSocialMediaJobs.com’, one of the leading online employment sites for Social Media jobs:
“Over 70% of our new members who join our program and go on to be successful social media managers have never worked in sales, IT or marketing before. They are just ordinary men and women who are outgoing, social and enjoy connecting with people.”
The main tasks that social media managers complete include:
- Setting up and managing profiles on the big social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, and YouTube
- Interacting with followers and subscribers
- Helping businesses increase their social media following
According to PayScale.com, the average salary for Social Media managers is currently $67,343, and this is likely to increase because the demand for social media managers is currently far outweighing the supply.
If you think that working in the field of social media could be for you, PaidSocialMediaJobs.com is a great place to find out more about this emerging field and maybe even begin a whole new career. Click here to visit their website.