7 Tips for Hiring a Social Media Consultant Online

Hire the Best Virtual AssistantsHiring the best Social Media consultant is a lot easier than you might imagine. Once you have made the wise decision to hire a Social Media consultant, there are a few important steps to take to ensure things flow smoothly.

To ensure you are hiring the best Social Media consultant for your business, we have a few tips for you to be aware of:

1.   Firstly, you want to hire someone who will add tangible value to your business. If you hire the right person, you will gain much needed publicity for your business in a way that keeps costs to a minimum and maximizes the returns.

2.   You will need to tread cautiously as there are many self professed Social Media experts out there and not all of them are half as good as they claim to be. You want someone who can gain followers for your business and your brand. You want someone who can engage with your followers on behalf of the business in a professional, yet personable manner.

3.   It is easy enough to give the impression that one is a Social Media expert by advertising extensively. The best way around this ploy is to ask for references from past or current customers. If the Social Media expert does not have any clients then you know to stay away.

4.   Thanks to the Internet, Social Media experts can be hired without the need to meet face to face with the service provider. This means that Social Media experts could have a larger international client base than a local one. This should encourage you rather than alarm you.  Social Media experts are adept at working efficiently with resources such as email and VOIP.

5.   One of the first questions that the Social Media expert should ask you is what is your target market? If this question is not asked, consider this as a warning bell. The expert will not be able to deliver value if he does not know about target markets. What about communication and marketing skills? These are two extremely important factors to consider when hiring a Social Media expert. What other business skill sets does he have to offer?


6.   A good Social Media expert will be willing to train people in your business about social media marketing. He will train your employees on how to keep abreast with current industry related news. He will also train your organisation on how to effectively use social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+ to strengthen your company’s social media presence on the Internet.

7.  Social Media experts have vast knowledge of the Internet. Too many charlatans jumped on Social Media bandwagon and don’t actually know what they are doing, so be careful!

The cost of hiring a professional Social Media consultant will in many cases be beyond the reach of many businesses. Experts in this field do not come cheap!  There however are more economical services available.

Social Media ConsultantThe Smart Social Media Option

The other option and possibly the smarter option, is to hire a social media expert from iStaffSource.com. They offer outsourced Social Media experts to businesses who need these services in addition to virtual assistants.

iStaffSource has a stringent recruitment policy to ensure that only the best Outsourcers are made available to you.

Outsourcers are required to pass a number of tests even before being considered for your work. Once having passed these tests, they undergo extensive training to make sure that they are up to par with market standards.

You can save yourself a lot of time and effort by contacting iStaffSource.com to hire your Social Media expert today.

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  1. Michael says:

    This is great advice I was actually thinking about hiring a social media expert to start doing some of the internet work that I know longer have time for. After reading your post I know better what to look for in a self proclaimed expert and the thought of going through a company to hire one is even more appealing to me now. Thank you for the helpful tips.

  2. James says:

    I have at least 2 or 3 websites which I have little time to promote on social media networks, much less doing the time consuming SEO work on the pages of my sites. So I would have no hesitation hiring a social media expert / manager if I know I can afford one. My budget is extremely low. I’m talking less than part time money. That’s about all the cash I could dedicate for this area until my businesses grow.

  3. Kenneth says:

    The best social media marketing tip that I have been given for businesses is to use social media to engage with your email subscribers. I can’t take total credit for itit’s a concept that I heard at the Traffic and Conversion Summit in San Francisco. You see, everyone is trying to use social media to get new leads, which you definitely can do, but not enough business owners are using social media to build lasting and profitable relationships with their current subscribers. It pays to find an expert to hire.

  4. Sonia says:

    In today’s online market place, you can hire all kinds of drone workers from countries where the economy is lesser than that of the U.S. and be able to pay those workers cents on the dollar. However, those are just manual labor workers. You won’t be getting top level advice. For that you do need the help and guidance of an expert consultant. I will be scouring this site to see if I can find someone to suit my needs.

  5. Amanda says:

    This is a very good blog post if you don’t know anything about social media yourself then don’t try to hire someone to run it for your company because you aren’t going to be able to tell if they know their stuff or not. Keep posting information like this because it is very helpful when I go to hire someone I will remember this post and do it the right way.

  6. Scott says:

    With social media emerging as more of a mainstream corporate activity, there is not surprisingly plenty of demand for social media consultants to provide strategic and tactical insight and counsel. To me, these metrics are secondary considerations when evaluating a social media consultant. All they do is confirm someone is walking the walk as well as talking the talk. Simply because someone has a large social media presence doesn’t mean they offer good strategic and tactical advice.

  7. Emma says:

    The thing I am a bit unclear about is whether there is a difference between a social media consultant and a social media manager. My hunch is that their duties are basically the same or they at least cross over for the most part. Perhaps a consultant advises more than executes the tasks, whereas the manager does all the manual work as a subordinate.

  8. shannon says:

    not sure id want someone ive never met representing my company. after all, dealing with someone one on one is the biggest selling tool in my industry but i can see where other may benifit

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