9 strategies for hiring a Freelance Social Media Manager

By: Karan Maur

What exactly do you need a social media manager to do? Be as specific as possible in your job posting.

Define your needs

How much are you willing to pay for this service?

Consider your budget

Ideally, you want to find someone who has experience managing social media accounts for businesses similar to yours.

 someone with experience

Ask to see examples of their work to get an idea of their style and capabilities.

Check out their portfolio

Talk to other businesses who have used the freelancer's services to get a sense of their work ethic and quality of work.

Ask for references

Before hiring someone on a long-term basis, consider working with them on a trial basis to see if they're a good fit.

Set up a trial period.

Make sure you're both on the same page about what the scope of work will be and what you expect in terms of results.

Be clear about your expectations

Once you've found someone you want to work with, be sure to get everything in writing so there are no misunderstandings down the road.

Have a contract

Be available to answer any questions the freelancer has and provide feedback on their work regularly.

Be prepared to give feedback