Social Media as a Super Tool

Precious Empress

Published 5 min read

I discussed Upwork in my previous blog post, but this week we will take it up a notch.

Freelancing is one of the most rewarding careers you could ever venture into. It is flexible for those who want to spend time with their children, provide a steady income, and provide a career path. To attain this goal, you must enhance your skills, market yourself, and paint a picture of who you are to the rest of the world.

You have now embarked on this journey and are applying for jobs but are not receiving any responses. How is this possible? Therefore, if you wish to attract clients, you need to appeal to what they are looking for and why they should choose you instead of someone else. Among other things, freelancers should use social media to reach their target audience.

These are just some of the many platforms you can use as a freelancer to get yourself above the competition.

Types of Social Media Platforms

Social media is becoming increasingly important to build more meaningful relationships and gain a better understanding of future consumers. It facilitates business development to increase brand value and provide a great deal of exposure for businesses. Freelancers have the opportunity to build audience followings and solicit feedback from their target audience. Having your products and services recognized by consumers can create new marketing channels that lead people to your products and services. Your business marketing strategy must include social media. Connecting with your customers using social media platforms helps you increase brand awareness, leads, and sales.

As you browse TikTok, Facebook, or YouTube, people posting Content only have a few moments to capture your attention before you move on. People need to be inspired by what you're attempting to sell them, which, in this case, is your services. Several social media platforms are available, including: Facebook: In the work section of Facebook, you can advertise your services to business people, join groups within your niche, and share Content and apply for jobs.

YouTube- Posting quality content to YouTube is crucial to attracting viewers to your channel. You can create videos presenting solutions to the problems that your customers face in your niche. As consumers, we are always seeking ways to improve the quality of our lives.

Twitter- is an online community where Content is shared constantly. Please make use of this, yes, you're going to post your Content, but it shouldn’t always be about you all the time. The posts you make should be of interest to people and be targeted toward a specific group of people you wish to contact. Twitter provides you with the opportunity to converse with people who have been in your position and learn how to develop your skills.

Instagram- You can leverage Instagram as one of the most popular social media platforms if you know how to reach your audience and gain active followers. Remember that not all of your followers are likely to be active on your page.

Quora- is another platform where you can ask questions and get responses from your audience. As freelancers, you have specific skills, and persons in your niche sometimes need a helping hand. You can do that for them.

LinkedIn- This is another popular network where business professionals from around the world can network. Create your profile and include all the skills you possess and contribute to a company's success. Freelancers are invited to share their journeys, milestones, and what interests them.

Pinterest - here you can share content related to your business and connect with other people.

What type of content to post?

Now you know what platforms to use, but what type of Content should you post. Here are a few ideas as to what to post.

  1. As a freelancer, you need to provide information regarding your business on your blog. Regarding your blog, the possibilities are endless, so it is entirely up to you. It is acceptable to post pictures of yourself doing your work if you are not camera shy. This will help your audience get a better impression of who you are. Be yourself!
  2. By posting news stories and resharing critical information, you enable your audience to stay current with what is happening both in your niche and around the world. If you are a freelancer, you must ensure that what you post is legitimate!
  3. Provide answers to frequently asked questions in Question Posts.
  4. Customer reviews- Clients will know what you have done for others in your field if you post customer reviews.
  5. Share your expertise on a particular subject.
  6. Utilize memes or GIFs
  7. Seasonal Posts
  8. Publish infographics
  9. Provide links to free online resources
  10. You may host a live session using Twitter Q&A
  11. Use inspirational quotes to spread love and positivity.
  12. You can give subscribers a daily update on your Content by encouraging them to sign up for your newsletter.
  13. Ask For Customer Feedbacks
  14. We always want to learn something, so make how-to videos on things you can accomplish.
  15. Provide images of your journey, your products, and your services.

Here are a few tips that you can use to market yourself as a freelancer

Establish a strategy - determine what you want your social media platforms to accomplish for you. For prospective clients or employers, you must create a portfolio as it reflects your expertise. A portfolio is essentially a collection of all the work you have done as a freelancer. Employers want to see what you are capable of.

Creating quality content is a must! - Freelancers can use free apps to create high quality content for your social media page.

Assign a certain amount of time each day for social networking. It is essential to be patient during this process. You must post high-quality Content regularly on your social media channels. Engaging your audience, making and replying to comments, and presenting a consistent image is all-important.

Concentrate on one platform- Having multiple social media platforms is all well and good, but how do you find the time to maintain them all? This will lead to you feeling overwhelmed and confused about what to post. The cost of hiring a social media manager will be a few dollars. As a solution, you need to focus on one platform at a time, learn how to use it, and determine what customers are looking for. Freelancers can always choose the one they feel most comfortable with, and they understand.

Contribute to the Community- As stated before, you cannot be all about yourself. What about your audience? Develop content that will benefit the communities you are involved in. It is always rewarding to lend a helping hand, and when people see that you do this, they will gravitate towards your page as they realize how much you care about them.

It is essential to utilize a blog to inform and educate the public. However, perhaps you are not a proficient writer, in which case, ask someone to help you. Watch a video on improving your writing skills, read more, and take a free course. YouTube, here we come!!!

Demonstrate Your Work - Showcase your work at every opportunity, even if it is not all the time, because you want to engage your audience as well. You should consider creating something new or participating in a challenge and posting your results.

What free apps you can use to design Content?

There are a few apps that you can use to make your life easier if you're not a designer. A few of them are free, but you can use the premium version you desire. Some of these are:

• CANVA • Grammarly • Fotor • Image quotes • Pablo

I am sure you guys know a lot more apps that you can use.

Even though many people are using social media, it remains one of the most effective ways to stand out from your competition. It depends on how you go about it. I hope you learned something, and I would appreciate feedback so I can know what I can do to improve and help you. Muchas Gracias!!

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