Internet Marketers looking for consulting work can surely find it helping out small businesses with their social media marketing plan. My father owns a local mini storage business. Obviously people are constantly talking on Facebook about finding a place to store their stuff while they move, boasting about their upcoming move, or just looking for a place to store their boat during the winter months. A small business such as my Dad’s could easily benefit from an effective social media marketing plan. I’ve personally tried to work with him and his staff but they’ve still yet to gain any traction. Why? They simply don’t know where to begin.
Time-and-time again I’ve seen small businesses understand the fact that they need to move more towards social media as they understand the future advertising opportunities but they don’t even know where to get the first friend or what to post when. I personally thought it was just me that realized this but apparently not. OfficeArrow recently conducted a survey amongst small business owners where they examine “The State Of Social Media In Small Business.” The below infographic encapsulates their findings for small businesses and social media, and highlights how many owners are not utilizing the media correctly to gain from the endless opportunities:
If you’re looking for an easy avenue to get started in the “make money online” space look no further. As long as you have a strong understanding of the social media platforms out there (and read the Grind daily) you should have more-than-enough knowledge to start approaching small businesses and begin helping them with their social media marketing practices. Social media is exploding and is an area that’s going to continue to grow. Get in early and chances are you’ll find some very rewarding success.