Best Advice for working in social media

UrNaughtyaAngel UrNaughtyaAngel
I love being online reading articles, and tweeting. My dream job would be PR/Social Media. I know that social media includes more then being on twitter and facebook. What advice do you have for someone who wants to get into social media especially for adult toy company?
05/28/2013
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js250 js250
Are you starting at the beginning or do you have any training? This makes a huge difference in how to approach getting experience or jobs. When I read your response I will be happy to let you know what steps you should take towards having a good career. I work with advertising--part of the services I offer clients is a complete PR package which I tailor to the business and their objectives. I also have a sideline paid hobby that I really enjoy--thinking up viable businesses and designing a complete business package then selling the package. Just giving you a bit of background....
05/28/2013
UrNaughtyaAngel UrNaughtyaAngel
Hi Js250. I guess you can say I am starting. Though I have had my twitter account since 2009 and though I do not have a blog not post naughty pictures I do have well did have a major following. I also have a Facebook account but that is more for personal use.

But I know that having a lot of followers is just the start. I need to be familiar with Tumblr, Insragram, 4squares, Google+ and some other sites.

I would love to have a career in social media I follow a few shows and several times I am like "come on that's the best you can do?" even one of the actors from the TV series Shameless told the Shameless Twitter account that they were fire. Lol I mean a great scene had just happen and what the person tweeted was so.... like I said one of the actors of the show said your fire. But I doubt the person was fired. But a job like that would be nice, I hope.
05/28/2013
js250 js250
I would start at the local library and study all the various means of advertising. There are the obvious commercials, but many people tend to forget about more subtle and subconscious means of advertising (such as bumper stickers, road signs, sports venues, schools, sponsorship...etc.). Once you are familiar with the advertising methods out there, study web sites and web affiliate programs to become familiar with the advertising methods they use...look everywhere to get the overall picture.

Start a blog and use the various methods of advertising to promote it and pay extra for the traffic compilation. That will break every click, hit or route a visitor took to get them to the site. Once you learn all the effective methods of bringing in new visitors--then you will need to learn about the search engines...keywords, web crawlers, etc. Use the blog to check the growth of the popularity and search placement. Once you have the basic ideas for optimizing your popularity, you will need to build your portfolio.

Your portfolio will consist of examples of your work, show why the client should hire you and should showcase the work you do for other clients. I would suggest that you may want to consider doing a few free or low cost projects to help build your portfolio and client recommendations.

There is much more involved--but this may give you an idea of where to start. Hope this helps!!
05/29/2013
Ciao. Ciao.
Up until about a month ago a chunk of my actual job was devoted to web and social media work (they've since created two new positions to manage what I was doing with it!).

Social media management is really just one branch of general communications/marketi ng so if you work in that field or have an interest in that field I would recommend pursuing things that way. Often social media positions are considered the "bottom" level of communications (since they're often given to younger professionals), but that doesn't mean you can't make a career out of them.

Look for consulting opportunities, contact companies that are in your area that might need/want/or are lacking a social media presence. Build up a good knowledge of what makes for effective social media. Learn about analytics. Get a good knowledge of general web work.
05/29/2013
Trysexual Trysexual
Proofreading your writing is a good start.
05/29/2013
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Trysexual
Proofreading your writing is a good start.
Was just about to say the same thing.

You have to have really thick skin to work in social media. It's a tough, tough place and getting a presence in the market as being "first" or the "best" at delivering information people care about is grueling and exhausting work if it's not something you truly love to do (and even then it's still really hard on days when it feels like the world is imploding).
05/29/2013
UrNaughtyaAngel UrNaughtyaAngel
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Originally posted by js250
I would start at the local library and study all the various means of advertising. There are the obvious commercials, but many people tend to forget about more subtle and subconscious means of advertising (such as bumper stickers, road signs, sports ... More
Thank you for the detail information. I know I have just have to dive right in and just start a blog. I guess blogger will be the best place to start. Thank you again for taking the time reply and for all the valuable information.
05/29/2013
UrNaughtyaAngel UrNaughtyaAngel
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Originally posted by Ciao.
Up until about a month ago a chunk of my actual job was devoted to web and social media work (they've since created two new positions to manage what I was doing with it!).

Social media management is really just one branch of general ... More
Thanks for your input. Well in a way its good that hey realized you were doing the work of two but too bad they didn't compensate you the work. Great advice thanks.
05/29/2013
UrNaughtyaAngel UrNaughtyaAngel
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Originally posted by Trysexual
Proofreading your writing is a good start.
Lol, I know I am often so full of excitement that I just let my fingers do all the talking and forget to go back and make sure that every word I wanted to say was typed out and that it all made sense.
05/29/2013
UrNaughtyaAngel UrNaughtyaAngel
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Originally posted by Ansley
Was just about to say the same thing.

You have to have really thick skin to work in social media. It's a tough, tough place and getting a presence in the market as being "first" or the "best" at delivering information ... More
Thanks, I had forgotten about the critics. I know with my own tweets I am like "oh well, I misspelled a word/forgot a comma/used slang but if I do want to make a career out of it or be known for it I will have to make sure I can handle all the negative criticism.
05/29/2013
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