We all spend a lot of time on social media every day – Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, and the list goes on. If you’re used to getting a lot of likes or comments, or if you’re great at motivating others through your posts, you might want to consider turning this into a profession.

Social media managers build communities for companies on social media, engage these communities in conversations (for example, getting a lot of comments), and encourage them to take some sort of an action (like reading a blog post, signing up to an email list, or buying a product). Social media managers also play a vital role in building brand awareness for a company.

  • Average US Salary: $62,000/year for employees, according to Indeed. If you’re a freelancer, it depends on your marketing and negotiation skills.
  • Where to find work: The best opportunities in this field come from networking and pitching companies directly. To get started, try Googling marketing agencies and see if they need help handling the clients they’ve already landed.
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