You spend your life on social media — wouldn’t it be great to get paid for it too? Meet bloggers that have made the move from social media consumer to social media manager at BritMums Live in the session “How to be a social media manager”.
They help create content for their clients, they advise on strategy, they can take the reins and do the tweeting or Facebooking, and they faciliate between a client and its online audience.
Best of all, they are sharing their insight on what it takes to make the leap and turn your social skills into a consulting role or a job.
About the speakers:
Chelle McCann Mum of two Chelle started blogging in 2009 on various sites, finally finding a home at www.TheMumingtonPost.com. Not long after starting to review products for her parenting blog, a few small businesses asked Chelle if she would give managing their social media a go. In 2011 after growing her business successfully by word of mouth alone, Chelle took voluntary redundancy from her day job and launched Social Sparkle (www.socialsparkle.co.uk @socialsparkleuk). Although the main aim of the business is to serve as a consultancy to small businesses (she’s counted over 35 clients from cloth nappies to language learning products), it’s also to support other freelancing parents — so she formed a group where you can find cover for maternity, sickness and for those days you just can’t get out of bed to work as the baby has kept you up all night. Chelle returns from maternity leave this year so understands the importance of balancing family time with work time. She says, “It’s tough, but it’s really worth it. I get to do the school run, spend time with my young family whilst also creating a business that I enjoy. More importantly it works around family needs.”
Carol Smith is an award winning, serial blogging, coffee drinking, crocheting mum of two with a huge passion for music. Carol also happens to be a Freelance Social Media & Content Manager. Carol started blogging six years ago and went freelance five years ago. She works from home part time in between school runs and toddler groups, and currently manages several social media accounts and blogs for small businesses. You can sometimes find her blogging at www.lipstickandlace.co.uk and find her pretty much all of the time on twitter @caroljs
Kate Sutton is a freelance writer and social media/community manager, a single parent to two very handsome boys, and an occasional dater. She has blogged for five years, after graduating from University as a mature student, and enjoys writing about positive body image, single parenting, plus size fashion, travel and dating – making sure she never takes herself too seriously. Also, an avid vlogger, Kate loves the challenge of creating new video content and is keen to show the world that being in your 40s is a fantastic and positive thing. In her spare time, Kate loves cycling and baking … not necessarily in that order. Kate blogs at the lifestyle blog, WitWitWoo. @iamwitwitwoo
Don’t miss out on this and other great sessions, opportunities to connect with brands, the parties and networking with all your favourite bloggers at BritMums Live!