Social Media Manager Support Course

Social media manager training

Hello! At Social Bods, we are committed to helping you to become a professional freelance social media manager.

Whether you want to become a freelance social media manager for extra income, or to find a way of fitting work in around other commitments, there is demand out there for people just like you. Social media marketing is a growing industry and many businesses don’t have the skills or time to do it properly. If you have the skills, then you can sell them to a commercial company for cash.

Social Bods are here to help you make the leap from being a competent user of social media to a freelance professional.

Learn more about the course from our founder Joanne Brady

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Modules covered – 

  • Finding and winning clients – How do you go about finding clients? What are the best type of clients to have? Are some clients better than others? How do you go about convincing them that you can do the job?
  • Pricing, costing, and invoicing – How to price a social media job when they don’t have a budget? How do you produce a social media plan from a given budget? How do you keep track of time spent? How do you get payment from a customer in a timely fashion?
  • Content creation and curation – How do you decide on a content strategy for your client? Where do you find good content to share? How do you find interesting things to talk about? Does a content calendar help or hinder you? What tools can be used for content curation?
  • Skills needed – What skills do you need to be able to manage social media for a business? How do you go about learning these skills? What skills do you need to be able to manage your workload effectively?
  • Essential tools – What do you need to procure so you can get the job done? Do you need to pay for tools? How do you find the right tools for the job?
  • Reporting and stats – How do you justify yourself to a client? What stats do you need to keep track of? How best to present your data so your client understands it? What stats can you use?
  • Managing your time off – How do you manage your work when you need to take a sick day, or a holiday? Are there any tools you can use to help manage your time away? Do you have a contingency plan?
  • Professional and business development – Are there any courses which can be done to further your social media skills? What publications could you be reading? Should you think about certification?

Dates –

The next course kicks off on the 28th April, which is a Friday. Webinars will be on a Friday morning at 10am. There is NO webinar in half-term (w/c 29th May)

The eight webinars will be………. 28th April, 5th May, 12th May, 19th May, 26th May, 9th June, 16th June, 23rd June 

Webinars can be watched back later if you are unable to attend a specific date but you MUST register for that webinar to receive the invite for the replay.

Pricing – 

£200 – no vat applicable

This is for eight modules with a weekly webinar and handouts, and includes ongoing membership of the Facebook support group.

I have priced this to reflect what it takes for me to deliver the content. £200 is approximately what you would get from one client for one month’s work. Work and clients after this point are your profit!

The fee is payable in two four-weekly installments of £100 and payment can be made by bank transfer, or by Go Cardless.

To sign up to the course

Please email us and we will add you to the roster for the next available course. Full details of how to pay, how to join the Facebook group, and the full webinar schedule will be sent back by return.

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What topics are covered by the support course?

See the full list above

How long does the course last?

The formal part of the course is for approximately one hour a week for eight weeks. This includes email support and all handouts that you will need. You can stay in the Facebook support group for as long as you feel you would like to.

When do you run webinars?

The first course will be run on a weekday morning from approximately 10am. Further courses will be run at different times to try and suit as many people as possible.

Courses will run term-time only in consideration of school holidays. While school holidays can vary across the UK, we will try and suit as many people as possible when planning courses.

Do you guarantee I will get any work from this course?

No, sorry. I can point you in the right direction and tell you what you need to know but ultimately it’s up to you whether you win any work, or indeed, if you want to find work.

How do I sign up?

Send us an email and we will send you full details of when the next round starts. You can then decide whether you are able to join the course.

Social Media Manager support from Social Bods