[METHOD] How To Get $50/hr Clients For Social Media Marketing And Management With No Website Or Ads

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nice method man. Like what numbers do you think i can realistically come up with to convince a client that i can grow his social. At least if he's paying $50/hr he expect certain numbers of engagement.

I mean, are you good with social media growth? If you're good and know what you're talking about and can provide value to these people then it becomes an easy sell to at least try an hour session with you. It's also niche-dependant. I know I can grow a foodie pretty fast, but I would struggle with an author. Explain to your clients that it's also niche-dependant. Some niches grow a lot faster than others, but don't promise them anything. There's no need to. Give them a range. I think the lowest per month average with a client I've ever had is 500 new followers a month between Insta/Fbook/Twitter. She's an author lol. She was fine with that, because she was getting 0 on her own without including her friends and family. 500 to her is MASSIVE. Again, you want to target people with QUALITY CONTENT who don't know what they're doing. Content you know is great for their niche so it makes your job easier.

So, just tell them, "My clients have experienced as little as _____ new followers per month on average, and up to _____"

Again, there are sooo many people out there gaining like 10 followers a month haha. With quality content even! Because they look up how to do hash tags on insta, and they share to a facebook page, but that's the extent of their knowledge. There are also a lot of people out there with the money to burn. You also don't have to limit this to social media growth. I'm currently helping a gentleman start and grow a blog that we will be using for affiliate sales. We will be using socials to do it and I'll outsource the SEO and blog creation. Be creative! IF you have the knowledge, show people who want the knowledge you have that you have it and they will pay you for it..

I'm not US citizen.. Can I run ads on Craiglist?

I'm not sure if you can post in the United States sections, but you should try! They also have sections for Europe, Asia, Africa, etc, on the site.

Do you have a guide on how to grow them organically? Hehe Thanks

Creep the social media sections of this forum and you will learn a ton of tricks!
 

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This information WILL get your FB page and even your account banned within hours, especially when you use copy/paste text, I am willing to bet thousands of euros that you never have done this yourself.

I call BS!

That's why you don't send a shitload of messages at once. FB will block your messages after a certain while if you spam same message.

I've done cold outreach via FB messages direct to business pages because most times you are in contact
with a decision maker so it's a really good method to use. Have to watch on how many messages you send
and be sure to make each message unique slightly.
 

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Thanks for the share.

What is it you are doing to promote there social media if you are not running ads?
 

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How can you post ads in multiple locations on CL since they limit your postings to the town matching your IP?
 
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Hey everyone,

I've been on this forum for about 9 months now, and the amount of knowledge I have absorbed from the beautiful minds here has been staggering. I figured I would now give back what I can and when I can to the community. This place can make you very wealthy if you truly absorb and apply the information.

Before I found this community I was helping clients with their social media to the tune of $250/month (and I would try to only work 5 hours). I still have a few clients that I typically enjoy working with, but have since moved on to bigger and better things, and am currently working on building two long-term brands.

This is a great guide for beginners to make some cash if they know nothing else but how to successfully navigate and build on social media.

So, with no website and no paid advertising how can you do this? I just used the power of social media and Craigslist...yes, THAT Craigslist. **Note - Craigslist still works...I tried it last week just to be sure and got 3 emails and 1 client within a 2 day period for about an hour of work...we will come back to this**

Step 1: Gain some social proof for a Facebook page (or landing page)
When I first started I didn't realize I could just buy reviews or have people I knew post reviews for me - I was completely ignorant to the fact, so I helped 10 random people build their socials for free in return for a review posted to my Facebook page. Just buy some reviews or have your friends leave them to skip this step.

Step 2: Save some of your posts for proof of reach and engagement
When you're helping people grow, or if you're posting things on your own on social media that get a lot of engagement, make sure you take screenshots to use during your pitch. Here's an example:
N5NYbnu.png

This helps people see that I actually know what I'm talking about, as I have organic reach they can only dream of. It definitely seals the deal when they know if I help them this is the kind of engagement they'll get.

Step 3: Find clients
This is the "work" part of this. I would just use Facebook and Instagram to find people who need help. Let's say I want to try to work with as many vegan foodies as possible since it's a growing niche and I find food to be one of the easiest of niches to grow. So, on Facebook I would search something like "vegan" and then filter the results by page. I would scroll down targeting people with a couple thousand likes or less. I would scroll quickly while right click/opening in new tab for speed sake, and then I would run through them and see A. how long have they been trying to grow this page and B. are they still active. If they've only been at it for a couple of months and have thousands of followers, then they most likely no what they're doing and won't need your help), though it doesn't hurt to reach out, and obviously you want them to still be actively posting.

For Instagram I would search the most popular vegan tags, so lets pretend we search "vegansofig". and then I would quickly scroll down the results and hover my mouse over the photos as I went, looking for posts that had less than 50 likes on them. I would again right click/open in new tab so I can move quickly and check a ton of people at once, and I would look for the same thing: someone with quite a few posts (indicating they've been at it for a while) that's still actively posting. I don't like spamming via messenger on insta, as I find most people never even look at it, so I typically take the email route here and collect the emails then send a mass email. A large % of these people already have a blog setup even though they aren't getting traffic, or they will just list their email in their bio maybe praying that some company will want them to do an endorsement with their weak following.

Note** Don't go too fast with messaging pages on Facebook or you will get the temp ban. Space it out a bit...I would message 5 then wait 30 minutes or so (I don't know the actual time)**

Step 4: Selling yourself
So, I would write a nice message and then reach out to all these people quickly. On Facebook you just open up the chat with the Facebook page you're targeting and go page-by-page copying and pasting your message, and for Insta send a mass email. I would write something along the lines of "Hey I'm a social media marketer and manager. I help people grow their socials and make money from them. I think you have great content but you could use a little help with the growing process." yadda yadda yadda and then I always show them my engagement. Since I didn't have a website up and didn't look super "legit", I would typically tell them we can do the first hour for free as a show of good faith, and then they can pay me $100 for their first paid hour to make up for it. I would also let them know there's no long-term obligation - they can pay for an hour whenever they find they need me. Typically when talking to someone about this for an hour it's easy to sell that you know what you're doing and you can help them...assuming you actually know what you're doing.

So, that's really it. If you're good with the ins and outs of social media you can definitely use this to make your first internet marketing money. You can even reach out to people on Pinterest, Reddit, Twitter, etc, with the same idea in mind.

Bonus: I found Craigslist to be a hidden gem. I would write out a post and list it as "Internet marketing lessons" in the "general" section of "for sale". Then I randomly go city-to-city posting my listing and charging $50 as the price and you actually get a great amount of emails. Craigslist will eventually flag and remove your posts, but it honestly takes a while and it's so easy to just copy and paste for an hour a day. As I posted above, I tested out if it still works and it does. I posted 10 times in 10 different cities (it took about 10 minutes) and within 3 days I got 3 emails and landed a client. He signed up for 2 sessions at $50/hr and he should be a long-term client. I decided to charge $50/hr instead of what I used to do ($250/month) and I think it's better psychologically.

This is a method you can use to scale an actual business if you're actually good at helping people build their followings, and eventually you can outsource the work and just manage it. I don't enjoy it that much and am happy to be no-longer doing it, but this method should be able to help beginners with good knowledge on using social media. Good luck.
If you ask me, I'd say I love this method. I'm a soctal media manager myself but twitter is my own strength

I have some questions Bro!

I'm a little familiar with craiglist but what kind of message would I type is it like a lesson or what or would I post about managing their accounts?

What if I have no proof?

Well the only proof I have Is when I once help a friend to manage his twitter page and helped him to close two sales

How could I show this as proof?

I would really like to get in on this method
 

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Really impressive guideline. I liked the part about only checking <1000 likes FB pages and targeting only them;

Good one! Thanks
 

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Great share!

very ingenious method, thanks for sharing

Some great advice here OP
Thanks guys!

Really impressive guideline. I liked the part about only checking <1000 likes FB pages and targeting only them;

Good one! Thanks
Yeah, you want people who definitely don't know what they're doing haha. I also like to make sure they actually have good content, though, or else it will make the growing process difficult.

If you ask me, I'd say I love this method. I'm a soctal media manager myself but twitter is my own strength

I have some questions Bro!

I'm a little familiar with craiglist but what kind of message would I type is it like a lesson or what or would I post about managing their accounts?

What if I have no proof?

Well the only proof I have Is when I once help a friend to manage his twitter page and helped him to close two sales

How could I show this as proof?

I would really like to get in on this method
If Twitter is your jam why not try to get clients via Twitter? Look for accounts in specific niches who are trying to build their Twitter and are failing. For Craigslist my title was "Internet Marketing Consultation" and then in the body I talked about social media growth and other things I could help with.
 

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i never sold Hourly consultant service before ...

1st you msg page and if they accept then how you go for 1 hour session ? is it text msg session or video call ? how you count 60 mins ?
 

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Very detailed and useful method.

Nice one man I like the method
Thanks guys!

i never sold Hourly consultant service before ...

1st you msg page and if they accept then how you go for 1 hour session ? is it text msg session or video call ? how you count 60 mins ?

First I message them telling them what I do and showing them my proof of engagement, and then we consult over phone or a messenger call. I will do a free 15-minute consultation if they're iffy, or you can tell them you'll do 30 minutes free and then the first $50 they pay is for 30 minutes (completing that first hour) and then for each hour after they start paying upfront.
 

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Hey everyone,

I've been on this forum for about 9 months now, and the amount of knowledge I have absorbed from the beautiful minds here has been staggering. I figured I would now give back what I can and when I can to the community. This place can make you very wealthy if you truly absorb and apply the information.

Before I found this community I was helping clients with their social media to the tune of $250/month (and I would try to only work 5 hours). I still have a few clients that I typically enjoy working with, but have since moved on to bigger and better things, and am currently working on building two long-term brands.

This is a great guide for beginners to make some cash if they know nothing else but how to successfully navigate and build on social media.

So, with no website and no paid advertising how can you do this? I just used the power of social media and Craigslist...yes, THAT Craigslist. **Note - Craigslist still works...I tried it last week just to be sure and got 3 emails and 1 client within a 2 day period for about an hour of work...we will come back to this**

Step 1: Gain some social proof for a Facebook page (or landing page)
When I first started I didn't realize I could just buy reviews or have people I knew post reviews for me - I was completely ignorant to the fact, so I helped 10 random people build their socials for free in return for a review posted to my Facebook page. Just buy some reviews or have your friends leave them to skip this step.

Step 2: Save some of your posts for proof of reach and engagement
When you're helping people grow, or if you're posting things on your own on social media that get a lot of engagement, make sure you take screenshots to use during your pitch. Here's an example:
N5NYbnu.png

This helps people see that I actually know what I'm talking about, as I have organic reach they can only dream of. It definitely seals the deal when they know if I help them this is the kind of engagement they'll get.

Step 3: Find clients
This is the "work" part of this. I would just use Facebook and Instagram to find people who need help. Let's say I want to try to work with as many vegan foodies as possible since it's a growing niche and I find food to be one of the easiest of niches to grow. So, on Facebook I would search something like "vegan" and then filter the results by page. I would scroll down targeting people with a couple thousand likes or less. I would scroll quickly while right click/opening in new tab for speed sake, and then I would run through them and see A. how long have they been trying to grow this page and B. are they still active. If they've only been at it for a couple of months and have thousands of followers, then they most likely no what they're doing and won't need your help), though it doesn't hurt to reach out, and obviously you want them to still be actively posting.

For Instagram I would search the most popular vegan tags, so lets pretend we search "vegansofig". and then I would quickly scroll down the results and hover my mouse over the photos as I went, looking for posts that had less than 50 likes on them. I would again right click/open in new tab so I can move quickly and check a ton of people at once, and I would look for the same thing: someone with quite a few posts (indicating they've been at it for a while) that's still actively posting. I don't like spamming via messenger on insta, as I find most people never even look at it, so I typically take the email route here and collect the emails then send a mass email. A large % of these people already have a blog setup even though they aren't getting traffic, or they will just list their email in their bio maybe praying that some company will want them to do an endorsement with their weak following.

Note** Don't go too fast with messaging pages on Facebook or you will get the temp ban. Space it out a bit...I would message 5 then wait 30 minutes or so (I don't know the actual time)**

Step 4: Selling yourself
So, I would write a nice message and then reach out to all these people quickly. On Facebook you just open up the chat with the Facebook page you're targeting and go page-by-page copying and pasting your message, and for Insta send a mass email. I would write something along the lines of "Hey I'm a social media marketer and manager. I help people grow their socials and make money from them. I think you have great content but you could use a little help with the growing process." yadda yadda yadda and then I always show them my engagement. Since I didn't have a website up and didn't look super "legit", I would typically tell them we can do the first hour for free as a show of good faith, and then they can pay me $100 for their first paid hour to make up for it. I would also let them know there's no long-term obligation - they can pay for an hour whenever they find they need me. Typically when talking to someone about this for an hour it's easy to sell that you know what you're doing and you can help them...assuming you actually know what you're doing.

So, that's really it. If you're good with the ins and outs of social media you can definitely use this to make your first internet marketing money. You can even reach out to people on Pinterest, Reddit, Twitter, etc, with the same idea in mind.

Bonus: I found Craigslist to be a hidden gem. I would write out a post and list it as "Internet marketing lessons" in the "general" section of "for sale". Then I randomly go city-to-city posting my listing and charging $50 as the price and you actually get a great amount of emails. Craigslist will eventually flag and remove your posts, but it honestly takes a while and it's so easy to just copy and paste for an hour a day. As I posted above, I tested out if it still works and it does. I posted 10 times in 10 different cities (it took about 10 minutes) and within 3 days I got 3 emails and landed a client. He signed up for 2 sessions at $50/hr and he should be a long-term client. I decided to charge $50/hr instead of what I used to do ($250/month) and I think it's better psychologically.

This is a method you can use to scale an actual business if you're actually good at helping people build their followings, and eventually you can outsource the work and just manage it. I don't enjoy it that much and am happy to be no-longer doing it, but this method should be able to help beginners with good knowledge on using social media. Good luck.
Awesome awesome post! Definitely bookmarking this! I had so many "aha" moments whilst reading this. Thanks for all the ideas, and most especially, spoon feeding me.
 

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Awesome but I don't think it's viable for someone based in third world countries pitching tier 1 clients Craigslist also doesn't work. Main question is how win clients trust? Do you follow any guidelines or tricks
 

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Awesome awesome post! Definitely bookmarking this! I had so many "aha" moments whilst reading this. Thanks for all the ideas, and most especially, spoon feeding me.
Great man I hope it helps you out!! Glad you enjoyed it!!

Awesome but I don't think it's viable for someone based in third world countries pitching tier 1 clients Craigslist also doesn't work. Main question is how win clients trust? Do you follow any guidelines or tricks
That will definitely make it harder. Tips to get their trust if you aren't established :
-show them proof of your skill set
-give them free consultation
-give them a day or a few days of your help for free

If you show them you can provide them value that's worth what you charge then they will want your service.
 

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Great tips, bud! Giving your prospects a little "teaser" for free definitely helps seal the deal. Tried and tested. It works! I'm gonna message you with something that might be of interest to you :)
 

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I think you have great content but you could use a little help with the growing process." yadda yadda yadda and then I always show them my engagement. Since I didn't have a website up and didn't look super "legit", I would typically tell them we can do the first hour for free as a show of good faith, and then they can pay me $100 for their first paid hour to make up for it. I

You get a client. What do you do next with him? How do you grow his page?
 
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