Social media is a hot topic these days and it doesn’t seem like social media will be going away anytime soon.  In fact, more and more social media avenues are popping up and organizations, businesses and anyone selling a product or service knows that social media has become a huge avenue to reach your market.

Some of the hot social media platforms out there today include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube and Google+.

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Can social media be a career?  Absolutely!  In an article How to Launch a Career in Social Media Marketing, it states “Think that reliance on social media is just a fun way to pass the time while in college? Think again. There is an explosion of career options that mandate stellar skills in social media marketing. “Digital Etiquette” is seen as one of the top-eight core skills required in the modern workplace, according to Grovo, a firm leading the charge in closing the digital skills gap. Excelling in online connecting is a bankable skill.”

Social Media jobs falls under the Marketing and Advertising category.  Employment of advertising, promotions, and marketing managers is projected to grow 9 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Advertising, promotions, and marketing campaigns will continue to be essential for organizations as they seek to maintain and expand their share of the market.

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How to Get Your Career Started in Social Media 

There are some great resources available to get you started in a career for Social Media and to learn how to help a business with their Social Media.  For example:

  • The Book Starting Your Career as a Social Media Manager style= – This exciting career manual explores the fundamentals of the social media manager’s profession and its endless possibilities. Starting Your Career as a Social Media Manager is a must-have for anyone considering launching a career in this growing field, offering useful advice making yourself marketable to potential employers using social media tools, advancing your career, and identifying the “best fit” social media employers and positions for you. Social media specialists are employed by companies as diverse as boutique shops, government agencies, and large corporations, so it can be a challenge to find your niche and land the job you want.
  • Social Media Made Me Rich Here’s How it Can do the Same for You style= – You’ll learn:
    How to profit big from Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest, Amazon, and Google. The biggest (and dumbest) mistakes to avoid when using high-leverage social platforms. A million-dollar plan so you can start from scratch and monetize who you are along with what you know. The most sought after scripts that grow your brand, influence, and bottom line fast. How to become the celebrity expert in your industry. The secret to attracting greater numbers of clients and sales without spending money.
  • Social Media Marketing for Digital Photographers style= – With the rapid rise of both digital photography and social media, amateur photographers can now turn what was once a hobby into a thriving business. Social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Flickr offer loads of exciting marketing opportunities. This practical guide from a well-respected marketing strategist shows you how to take advantage of social media to grow a profitable photography business. If you’ve been wondering which social media sites to use, how to use them, how often to use them, and more, this book is for you.

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