Starting any business is a tough task – it takes a lot of work (more than most people realize) but it can also be very rewarding. More and more people are asking me about starting a social media businesses. People want the freedom to be their own boss, and realize that social media marketing is a HUGE and GROWING opportunity.
I remember a few years ago a “business coach” (over 65 years old) tried to convince me that social media was just a fad. Facebook is now 10 years old and growing, and almost 100% of young people are using social media. It isn’t going away. It is growing. Now is the time to start your social media business to take advantage of the shift in marketing.
1) Outsourced Social Media has Grown 130%
The number of businesses outsourcing social media marketing has grown 130% — that means that more businesses are looking for social media consultants and social media managers to help them. This is a tremendous business opportunity for savvy business professionals who want to be on the leading edge of this opportunity.
2) By 2015, 95% of Businesses will be on Social Media
This means that the opportunity to help businesses will be HUGE as almost every business will be active on social media. Social media isn’t easy — most of these businesses will need help!
3) 20% of Businesses Aren’t Sure if they are Getting A Return
… this is because they aren’t strategic and don’t know what they are doing. Over half of marketers have generated customers from Facebook, but many businesses aren’t sure if it is working. Because they don’t know what they are doing! By tying social media back to their business goals you can help them to get results from social media.
4) Social Media Budgets are Expected to Double in the Next 4 Years
With growing budgets there is no better time to get involved in social media marketing and get a piece of the pie. With social media spending on the rise, businesses are looking for help. This is a great time to develop the expertise and the business to help them.
5) Social Media is Still Changing and Evolving
Which means that businesses owners don’t have time to waste staying up on trends and becoming social media experts – they have a business to run! This is why there is a huge opportunity for social media consultants, social media marketers and social media businesses to establish their expertise and help businesses make sense of the opportunity that social media can deliver.