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521, Facebook & Twitter
Posted by barbara L., Wed Sep-28-11 04:30 AM
Hello If i wanted to hire someone to twitter and post up-dates on my Facebook account. How much should i pay them.

Should i charge minimum wage or a little over minimum wage? Should i charge per tweet and up-date?

Thanks for responding!!
522, RE: Facebook & Twitter
Posted by kindsvater, Thu Sep-29-11 04:58 AM
Without knowing how many updates, tweets, or size of your business, and, of course, value to your business of the updates, that is hard to gauge. I suggest minimum wage. See how it goes. Then go up from there to keep a valuable worker.

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523, RE: Facebook & Twitter
Posted by barbara L., Thu Sep-29-11 05:57 AM
Thank you so much for responding!! I'm going to go with your suggestion.
525, RE: Facebook & Twitter
Posted by astrosnider, Fri Oct-28-11 09:40 AM

I just thought I'd check in here to see if the campaign was going well. I have not had the best luck with entry-level social media service providers and wanted to see if you ended up hiring someone in the minimum wage bracket and if it was working out?

Most of the time I find that if you already have your campaign outlined and have your posts and directions ready word-for-word this could work, but I've had more success with people who understand your ultimate goals with the social media sites and know how to help you build a successful and lengthy campaign.

Interested to know how yours is going if you went forward.


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526, RE: Facebook & Twitter
Posted by DigitalNinja, Tue Nov-08-11 04:04 PM
Hi Angela,

As an internet marketing firm I would caution using someone else for facebook and twitter. The key to making any social media succeed isnt based on your ability to post (although its part of the game). Its about your ability to engage.

Basically hiring someone at minimum wage to "post" will simply increase your content but wont be communicated using your "business speak". Think of it as a conversation ... who you are and your business culture all are a part of your overall communication or marketing message.

We offer social media support but its only after a thorough analysis of what the clients wants/needs and how they communicate that we actually start. And more important than posting anything will be having whoever you hire engage with people as they respond to your posts.

A quick benchmark to know if your successful with your social media campaigns will be how much engagement you DO get.

My personal recommendation ... use Hootsuite (its free) ... you can post once and push it to facebook, twitter, foursquare, AND linkedin so you kill 4 birds with 1 stone.

Really no one is going to better be able to represent your business than you ... and especially at minimum wage.

David GS