What do you get?
Ever fancied starting your own business? Social media is THE hot topic that businesses around the globe need help with. Train with us to start your own freelance social media management business..
Join over 3,500 students and create a business of your own. This course is growing by the day and new content is being added as we receive feedback. Last update: March 3rd 2015.
Introduction to this course
This course takes you step-by-step through the process of establishing a credible social media management company. The same blueprint we used to start our own social media management company that has gone on to support global brands and organisations.
Why become a social media manager? The numbers talk....
Who are we?
SO ME Academy are a best-selling Udemy author. Our social media courses are consistently rated 5 stars and we have taught over 22,000 students. We are a collection of social media professionals who have worked with small businesses, charities and some of the world's largest brands.
This course is about starting a social media management business. The blueprints, the documents, the sales process. If you'd like to learn the intricate details of the social media platforms, check out our other course- "Social Media Marketing 2015- The Complete Course".
How we support you
With over 11 years' experience of supporting and accelerating some of the UK's most successful companies, SO ME Academy is uniquely placed to help you prepare your own business as a freelance social media manager. As a student of SO ME Academy you will be eligible for on-going support via the discussion functionality, Twitter or access to our exclusive "Social Media Management Group".
We look forward to welcoming you as a student and helping you launch your own business.
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Click the "take this course" button straight away at the top right of this page to unlock the power of social media for your business.
Welcome to this latest course from the SO ME Academy. Find out what to expect, how to get help and why @CalumBrannan is your teacher with the know-how.
So what is a social media manager? Probably more than you think....
Do you understand what you may need to do as a freelance social media manager?
This lecture looks at a few myths and home truths when starting your business and introduces section 2.
How do you stand out from the crowd? We look at your unique proposition in this lecture. Don't forget the worksheet attached to the lecture too.
In this lecture we look at the 4 steps to building your brand.
Prestige or something a little more fun. How should you name your business and where can you get help? This lecture dives right into naming your business. Don't forget to read the attached PDF too.
We believe that getting started shouldn't be complicated. Enjoy this lecture as we guide you through the expensive, cheap and free ways to get your website up and running.
Which customer should you target? Is your target market too broad? How can you decide which customers are the best to target. Don't forget to review the sector list attached.
Your competitors offer a whole world of insight. In this lecture we learn how to find them, monitor them and learn from them!
More than tweets and pokes. The freelance social media manager needs to know how to do a whole load of stuff. Here's our introduction to the big list!
Pricing is a really key point to look at when starting your business. It can be the make or break of your business. Pricing shouldn't be a finger in the air exercise. Follow our lead to understand how you should charge for your time.
Your clients are out there, waiting to sign up to your services. But how do you find them?
Offline events are the perfect way to attract businesses who are not quite ready to start with social media, well not without your help anyway. Here's our guide on exactly how to win clients with offline events.
It's time to pitch to your first client. Use this lecture as THE framework for success. Come back and use it for future meeitngs too!
This lecture includes a sample social media proposal and an exact guide on how to land your first client. Good luck!
Freelance websites provide a ready-made market place of people to buy your services.
Now it's time to deliver those social media services.
This is our jam packed guide on how-to deliver each social media service. How much to charge and how to persuade your client to buy that service from you.
A look to outsourcing to help you save time and increase your profits.
Take this quiz to understand any areas you may need to review or to give you the validation that you're ready to become a freelance social media manager.
SO ME Academy is the UK's leading social media training organisation. We have taught over 29,000 students and continue to keep our courses relevant and up to date.
We help social & digital media come from the heart of your business. Social is by definition; attitude and behaviour which takes the needs of others into account. The key is to relate to people, engaged but respectful, open and honest. Great socialisers are natural, charismatic and engaging – so we think you should be too.
You are your own special little creation. We arenʼt pretentious enough to claim to transform your brand – itʼs great as it is; but we will help you onto the front foot by providing straight-to-the-point teaching and giving proactive advice when you need it most.
Join us today!