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20 Best Social Media Manager

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Samantha Taylor

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Social Strategist + Creative ✨

Common projects for Social Media Managers

Developing and implementing a comprehensive social media strategy.

Creating engaging content for various social media platforms.

Managing and growing a brand's social media presence.

Analyzing social media metrics and adjusting strategy as needed.

Running social media advertising campaigns.

Responding to comments and messages on social media.

Tips for working with and hiring Social Media Managers

Define your social media goals

Clearly outline your social media objectives and key performance indicators (KPIs). This will help the social media manager to design a strategy that aligns with your goals.

Understand their expertise

Review their portfolio, past work, and experience with various social media platforms. Ensure they have a proven track record in creating engaging content, growing social media following, and driving online engagement.

Communicate regularly

Maintain regular communication with your social media manager through Contra to stay updated on the progress and performance of your social media campaigns. Provide feedback and direction as needed.

Ensure they understand your brand

The social media manager should have a clear understanding of your brand, its voice, and audience. They should be able to create content that resonates with your target audience and aligns with your brand identity.

How to hire Social Media Managers

Define your needs

Identify your social media goals, the platforms you want to focus on, and the type of content you want to create. This will help you find a Social Media Manager who can meet your specific needs.

Post a detailed job

Provide as much information as possible about your project in your job post on Contra. Include your objectives, the platforms you want to use, the type of content you want, and any other specific requirements.

Review applications

Review applications and shortlist candidates based on their skills, experience, and fit for your project. Look at their past work and check their performance metrics.

Conduct interviews

Interview shortlisted candidates to gauge their understanding of your brand and their approach to social media management. Ask them about their experience with similar projects.

Make an offer

Once you've found the right Social Media Manager, make an offer through Contra. Include the project details, payment terms, and timeline.

3 questions to ask when interviewing Social Media Managers

1. What social media platforms do you specialize in and how do you use them to achieve a brand's goals?

2. Can you provide examples of social media campaigns you have managed and the results achieved?

3. How do you handle negative comments or a social media crisis?

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Frequently asked

A freelance Social Media Manager is responsible for managing a brand's presence on various social media platforms. They create and curate content, engage with the audience, analyze performance metrics, and strategize to achieve the brand's social media goals.

A freelance Social Media Manager is responsible for managing a brand's presence on various social media platforms. They create and curate content, engage with the audience, analyze performance metrics, and strategize to achieve the brand's social media goals.

Hiring a Social Media Manager on Contra allows you to easily connect with top freelance talent. You can review their portfolio, collaborate on projects, and handle contracts and payments all in one place, commission-free.

To hire a Social Media Manager on Contra, you can post a job detailing your project requirements. Social Media Managers who match your requirements can apply for the job. You can also browse through the profiles of Social Media Managers and invite those you are interested in to apply.

Social Media Managers work on a variety of projects including developing social media strategies, creating and scheduling content, managing social media advertising campaigns, analyzing social media performance, and engaging with the online community.

Social Media Managers use a range of tools like Hootsuite, Buffer, and Sprout Social for scheduling and managing posts across multiple platforms, Canva for designing visuals, and Google Analytics for tracking performance.

The cost of hiring a Social Media Manager on Contra can range from $20 to $150 per hour, depending on their experience and the complexity of your project.

Freelance Social Media Managers can charge per project, per hour, or per milestone and get paid commission-free on Contra. This payment is for the work they produce for their clients. Clients must pay a minimum of $250 or $25 an hour to post an opportunity on Contra.

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