There are many tips to follow written by well known social media marketers on how to get started with a career in social media marketing/social media advertising. But from all those ways there is always one best way to get started with social media and we are here to share that. Just like there are a lot of ways to get into the industry / business there is a best way to get in the industry which is just “get into it”. Reading blogs and books, viewing job posting and professional comments, attending informational conferences, meetings and attending interviews is the best way.
Read Books – One must always read books be it in the field of advertising, modern marketing, mental and behavioral etiquette, social media works, internet marketer techniques etc. Reading books gives you an edge in terms of knowledge. Through library of books you can advance your career and can begin to becoming an expert from the start-up in any field be it job or business or an entrepreneur. Books always gives you a high level view of learning tactics and no doubt theory gives rise to practical, so get going reading books.
Follow Blogs – Blogs are always a great place to learn business tactics. Browse through a world of marketing blogs offering real value be it Moz Blog offering studies about the much talked search engine optimization, Scott Stratten’s blog on unmarketting which is just worth a read. Many other blogs like “a list apart” gets you tactics to follow for typography to project management to excel to everything. The Harvard Business Review shares some of the best lessons on social media.
Get a Job– Will all your knowledge gained from your reading, blog following, you now have a solid foundation and are aware of the marketing trends so is the best time to search a job. Everyone needs a marketing experience and when it comes to social media you need not have gone through a marketing job for marketing experience. In world of social media industry you can build marketing experience anytime, anywhere you like.
Highlight your presence – With social media happening everywhere one needs to share its online presence by sharing insights on Facebook, Google+, blogs, LinkedIn, Twitter etc. Define to rest that you are an expert and you can do this too even by creating your YouTube videos or by upload of an entire presentation on SlideShare. Build your network by writing about your interest and share it with others. Invest yourself an hour a day and write few good articles by producing good and worth reading content. Not everything on internet is worth reading but if the concept is interesting reading get inclined to spend their precious time for you and may become regular visitor to your blog. Socialize with all through this media and take out time to share your great works on all channels. Make announcements for your future projects and remember to engage with your network of audience.
Go out and stick there – Gaining entry in an agency or reputed industry is a tough task so pre-screening and few talks with members of the agency is a great way for a smooth entry. Almost all agencies hire person who is smart enough to write well. Most of us become quite happy in meeting someone from the same agency but it’s always better to put worth question relating to kind of people and skill sets they hire and if your capabilities, skills sets they would like to hire nor not. In worst scenario you may end up having a great deal with someone who’s been a keen member of marketing. Remember persistence is important than anything else when it comes to marketing. Keep reading and learn well, keep writing and improve well is the rule of the marketing industry. Marketing field is one of the great profession not because you are great in doing it, it’s because there is no end to learning in marketing.