Roving Report: Get Your Social Media Marketing Profits Flowing

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Web writers can make money with social media in several ways. They can:

  • Set up and manage social media accounts
  • Write social media content
  • Optimize web content for social media
  • Consult

Nick Usborne, author of How to Make Money as a Social Media Expert, joined Wealthy Web Writer recently for a live webinar on how to quickly start earning an income offering social media services to clients. You can view the entire webinar here.

Nick, as anyone familiar with Wealthy Web Writer knows, has spent the last 15 years of his 30-year copywriting career focused on web-related trends. In 1997, he recognized the vast opportunity online writing represented, and was able to capitalize on it to create a successful business. Now Nick is seeing the same type of substantial opportunity on the Web: this time with social media.

Social Media Represents a Big Opportunity for Web Writers

There’s a huge amount of social media outsourcing going on, Nick told attendees.

About half of all North American companies are farming out their social media. “You can make a nice fee helping companies set up their Facebook page or their Google Plus page,” Nick reminded us.

When you set up your personal Facebook page, you might be able to knock it off in 10 minutes. Not so with a business Facebook page.

In fact, there are people who charge upwards of $1,000-2,000 to set up a business Facebook page.

Besides the setup, about half of all North American companies outsource the writing of their tweets, status updates, and other social media content. If social media is a conversation, it’s a conversation that’s driven by writers, Nick reminded us.

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Susanna Perkins

Susanna was dragged back, kicking and screaming, into freelancing after losing her job in the banking meltdown in March, '09. One 3-month stint in an appalling temp job persuaded her to get serious about establishing herself as web writer. In March, 2012, she moved to a small town in Panama with her husband and three small dogs. After enjoying the writer's life in the culture of "buenas" and "mañana" for 2-1/2 years, she's returned to the US. At least for now.

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