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Church Social Media Manager Hourly ‐ Posted 1 day ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

More than 6 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

I am a pastor who needs assistance with managing my social media accounts to gain more followers quickly. The ideal candidate should be…

Social Media Marketing Social Media Content Instagram Story Social Media Content Creation Facebook Instagram Social Media Management
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30+ hrs/week
Hours needed

More than 6 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

Join Momentum Media and elevate your career to new heights! We're seeking a proactive Media Buyer who excels in crafting and running ad…

Social Media Marketing Lead Generation Facebook Instagram Facebook Ads Manager
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Affiliate Link Promoter Fixed-price ‐ Posted 1 day ago

$5
Fixed-price

Intermediate
Experience level

We are seeking an experienced Affiliate Link Promoter to help us increase our affiliate marketing sales. In this role, you will be resp…

Social Media Marketing SEO Backlinking Internet Marketing Affiliate Marketing
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Social Media Marketing Hourly ‐ Posted 1 day ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

More than 6 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

Job Description: Atomsix, the global Design & Development leader is on the hunt for a Social Media Ads & Strategy Specialist with a kn…

Social Media Marketing Facebook Social Media Advertising Social Media Content Creation Social Media Content Social Media Management Instagram Mobile Advertising Display Ad Facebook Advertising
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Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

Less than 1 month
Duration

Entry
Experience level

I have a product in the Gardening niche that I plan to launch in the next couple of months. I do NOT want to pay influencers to make…

Social Media Marketing Lead Generation
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Sourcing Telegram Crypto Airdrop Channels Hourly ‐ Posted 1 day ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

Less than 1 month
Duration

Expert
Experience level

Search and identify Telegram channels that focus on cryptocurrency airdrops. Contact the administrators of these channels to inquire ab…

Social Media Marketing Cryptocurrency
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Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

3 to 6 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

***This position is only available to independent contractors*** TechForGood is a rapidly growing technology business with a heart.…

Social Media Marketing Instagram Facebook Google Ads YouTube LinkedIn Facebook Ads Manager Google Analytics Tech & IT Social Media Content Creation Facebook Advertising
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$100
Fixed-price

Intermediate
Experience level

We are in need of an experienced freelancer who can provide ADX Approval service for our website and help us increase our revenue. The…

Social Media Marketing SEO Keyword Research WordPress Google Analytics Google Ads Search Engine Optimization
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Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

We are seeking an experienced and creative Online Social Media Manager to handle social media platforms for our online gambling busines…

Social Media Marketing Social Media Management Instagram Facebook
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Shareasale affiliate marketing manager
New
Fixed-price ‐ Posted 23 hours ago

$350
Fixed-price

Intermediate
Experience level

would like to have a shareasale manager. definitely requires previous experience.

Social Media Marketing Lead Generation Campaign Optimization Affiliate Marketing
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How to Become a Social Media Marketer

A social media marketing strategy and a robust online presence have become indispensable tools for businesses looking to market products and especially build online communities around their brands. But running successful social media campaigns takes more than just posting the right images and quips every so often.

Building a strong social media presence involves:

  • Curating and posting attractive images
  • Understanding of social media users and the types of content that resonate with them
  • Keeping a finger on the pulse of current news and trends
  • Proficiency using data to inform social media marketing campaigns
  • Knowledge of search engine optimization (SEO) to ensure users can easily find content

If you are skilled in these areas, becoming an independent social media marketer on Upwork may be an ideal career path option for you!

What does a Social Media Marketer do?

Social media specialists focus on content marketing, or marketing that does not explicitly advertise a brand, but does build awareness and interest in products and services. This involves producing attractive visuals, videos, written copy, and more that fit the promotion goals for various social networks.

Successful social media managers have excellent marketing skills and use this expertise to create, coordinate, schedule posts across social platforms in such a way that all content complements each other and also the brand. Social media accounts should also reflect a deep understanding of the company’s target audiences to be able to tailor content to this group, as well as draw new potential clients.

Social media marketing managers also must use analytics tools to measure the success of marketing efforts on an ongoing basis.

What skills do I need to become a Social Media Marketer?

Social media skills essential for the job include knowledge of:

  • Demographics of social media platforms, as well as the best strategies for targeting each via social media posts
  • Graphic design fundamentals for improved content creation
  • Analytics and SEO tools
  • Social media management tools, like Sprout Social and Hootsuite to schedule posts and track social media metrics
  • Digital marketing skills and the ability to identify and reach target audiences
  • Excellent copywriting and communication skills, both for writing posts and responding to audiences
  • Public relations and how to preserve a brand’s good reputation

What are the core Social Media Marketer job responsibilities?

Job descriptions for social media marketing specialists tend to ask for candidates to:

  • Craft and post engaging content for social media channels
  • Design and produce high-quality media content
  • Track news and current trends, and curate content accordingly
  • Use SEO research to identity the best hashtags to help audiences find a brand’s content
  • Process social media data, including tracking metrics and KPIs
  • Develop strategies for driving and increasing online traffic based on market research
  • Coordinate cross-promotional campaigns with influencers
  • Engage with followers via messages and other responses to social media posts

Should I get a Social Media Marketer degree or certification?

For social media marketers, the most powerful way to showcase skills comes is a portfolio with samples of your social media design work experience. In addition—and especially for entry-level social media marketers—clients will also likely look at demonstrable success with your own social media channels. But as with any industry, having an educational background in marketing, such as through a college degree or even taking marketing courses, can only strengthen your profile.

Job postings for social media marketers often seek individuals with bachelor’s degrees in subject areas like marketing and communications.

Bootcamps like General Assembly and the Digital Marketing Institute also offer social media marketing specializations.

Finally, you can also improve the specific skills that are essential for social media work through online courses in photography, graphic design, video shooting and editing, and even web development.

Jumpstart your freelance Social media marketer career on Upwork and start looking for your first job. Eager to learn more about Social media marketer jobs on Upwork? Check out these additional resources:

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