5 Jobs for Social Media Addicts

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There isn’t one self-respecting company out there that doesn’t have a position related to social media. So, if you’re a social media addict, then we’re certain you’d thrive in one such position.

Social media has taken over the world for quite some time now, and companies are making use of it to market themselves and their products. And the statistics are shocking: eight out of 10 people admit that their purchasing decisions are influenced by what their friends post on the internet while 74% of consumers rely solely on social media when it comes to deciding what to spend their money on. Companies are expected to double their social media marketing budgets within the next few years while a whopping 97% of people only search for local businesses online. So, taking these numbers into consideration, it’s obvious that companies require social media experts who will establish their online presence as well as increase the company’s following and, by default, its sales.

If all this sounds like a career path you wouldn’t want to miss, then here are the top five jobs for social media addicts.


1. Social Media Manager

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Social media managers are expected to come up with strategies to distribute content through social media platforms. These strategies should be successful in creating traffic to the company’s website. The median pay for this position is $43,800.

2. Online Marketing Specialist

Online marketing specialists help companies succeed with their online marketing. Usually, they evaluate the products or services provided by a company to propose the best online strategy to promote that product or service. The median pay for this position is $45,600.

3. Online Community Manager

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An online community manager is essential in the first phase of any company because they can make the company’s following stronger. They interact with customers and followers to establish the company’s online presence, and they earn about $47,800 per year.

4. Content Marketing Manager

As anyone in the marketing business would tell you, content is king. And that’s because content fuels any marketing strategy. Depending on the quality of the content, a company’s message will be spread and the company’s following will increase. The median salary for this position is $63,300.

5. Internet Marketing Director

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At the top of any successful marketing strategy, you’ll find the company’s internet marketing director. This person has to be savvy about all things internet and marketing. Internet marketing directors work with their team to increase their page’s ranking and to come up with new content strategies. The median salary for this position is $97,400.

So, there you have it: if you’re real about your social media addiction, these are the careers you should be focusing on. They all require hard work and marketing skills, but we are certain that if you ever find yourself in such a position, you’ll do what you love and you’ll never again have to work a day in your life.

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