Virtual Social Media Jobs
If you’re anything like me, you spend a lot of time on social media–pinning, tweeting, posting, snapping, sharing–it can actually be a lot to keep up with!
Corporations, startups, bloggers, and entrepreneurs know how important it is to stay relevant on social media, but keeping up with all the different platforms requires a lot of time and effort–it can be overwhelming. Knowing what to post and when, how to build an active and engaged audience and convert readers into customers is no easy task. Sometimes it just makes sense to outsource social media activities to individuals who know (I mean really know) social media.
So, if you consider yourself a Social Media Sensei, a Marketing Maven, a Jack or Jill of All-Things-Social Media and are able to create truly share-worthy content and campaigns, read on, you may just be the perfect Social Media Assistant/Moderator/Marketer!
eaHelp is a Virtual Executive Assistant (VEA) service provider. They match up virtual assistants with clients based on the needs of the client and the skills of each VEA. They also offer Social Media Assistants, too:
As a virtual social media assistant with eaHELP, you’ll be working with senior leaders from all industries – from Fortune 500 companies to fast-paced start-ups to non-profits dedicated to changing the world. You’ll be responsible for the ongoing management and growth of social media presence in alignment with the client’s business strategies and direction.
You will do a lot of collaborating with clients to identify their social media goals. Your job will be to manage accounts and come up with strategies to help accomplish those goals. You should be comfortable using many different social media platforms and understand best practices for each (like when is the optimal time to post).
You are qualified to be a Virtual Social Media Assistant if:
- You know how to write engaging content for use on social media
- Can use analytics tools to monitor growth and impact of campaigns
- BA/BS in Communications OR 3+years corporate experience
This is a contract position (1099). Workload will vary depending on client need. You may have to pass a background check in order to work at eaHELP.
Come. Engage. Belong. That’s Affimity’s motto. Currently in Beta, they are all about social channels. What’s a social channel, you ask? A social channel is an interest-specific gathering place. For example, Affimity just launched their Kardashian channel that, you guessed it, shares all things Kardashian.
There’s also channels for vegetarians, music, movies, fitness, health, automotive, random thoughts, working moms–whatever your interest, there’s a channel for you. They are adding new channels all the time.
They occasionally have openings for Social Media Moderators. Moderators are expected to promote and grow a specific channel by keeping content fresh and engaging with users. You will also read through channel content and make sure it’s a good mix of news articles and user-generated comments.
To be successful as a Social Media Moderator at Affimity, you will need to have an interest in and knowledge of certain channels. An ability to engage with others while promoting and growing channels is important, too!
Metaverse Mod Squad specializes in digital engagement. They help companies stay on top of their web presence. That’s where Social Media Moderators come in. At Metaverse Mod Squad, Moderators are part of engagement teams that interact with a company’s customers via chat, email, social media and forums.
Metaverse operates 24/7. They allow their Moderators to work when they can, so this is super-flexible! In addition to being social media savvy, mods (Metaverse lingo for Social Media Moderators):
Show strong attention to detail as well as the ability to work at a sustained pace in a production environment using a variety of CRM systems to engage with customers via ticket (web), live chat, telephone and social media.
You get to choose which projects you work on and when you work. A private home office and a high-speed internet connection are all you need to get started!
Appen is a global company that often hires work from home professionals. Sometimes they have openings for search engine evaluators, transcriptionists, linguists, and translators.
They recently added a new job to their lineup: Social Media Evaluator.
As an Appen Social Media Evaluator, you will work to improve the relevancy of a global company’s news feed. To be a Social Media Evaluator:
You’ll need to commit to work 4 flexible hours a day, 5 days per week. At least one must be a weekend day. Once accepted for a project, you must meet consistent quality standards. Superior performance will make you eligible for additional social media projects.
All work will need to be performed on a Mac or PC. You will need to read and write English and be able to complete tasks with little direction. This is an independent contractor position with lots of flexibility! If you are a daily social media user, then you are qualified to be an Appen Social Media Evaluator!
Time ETC. is a leading provider of virtual assistants–they’ve completed over 1,000,000 tasks for their clients! They’ve been around since 2007 and, in addition to VAs, hire Marketing and Social Media Assistants.
As a Marketing and Social Media Assistant, you will provide basic administrative support like a VA typically does but use your social media expertise to help clients, too:
Got marketing or social media experience? In addition to providing clients with general administrative and assistant support you will also be able to use your marketing and social media experience to help clients promote their businesses.
So you might be tasked with drafting some tweets or Facebook posts one day. The next day you might need to write blog posts. The day after that, you might focus only on administrative duties–you never know what your client will need on any given day.
This is a freelance position. There are no guaranteed hours. However, you should be available to respond to your clients and get tasks done during normal business hours as needed.
Don’t forget about Indeed! You can perform a Social+Media+Jobs search to find any number of available positions. I frequently come across smaller companies, startups and other opportunities for remote Social Media Workers here.
Have you worked as a Virtual Social Media Assistant? Have any advice for someone who wants to get paid to use Social Media? Share it in the comments below!