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Best way of finding a freelancer for social media?

Discussion in 'General Business Forum' started by DaliaSpring, Jan 11, 2021.

  1. DaliaSpring

    DaliaSpring UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    We're looking for help with our social media channels, adwords and digital marketing in general.

    We're a small co. so thinking a freelancer rather than an agency. Firstly is this a good idea, and secondly, what's the best way of finding a decent freelancer?

    Thanks in advance.
     
    Posted: Jan 11, 2021 By: DaliaSpring Member since: Jan 4, 2021
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  2. fc-ramon

    fc-ramon UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Surely if they're a good social media marketing "person or company" they should have a pretty good social media profile and presence. You can have a look at some business directories or just google "Social media freelancer in <Your town>"
     
    Posted: Jan 11, 2021 By: fc-ramon Member since: Nov 6, 2020
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  3. Lucky8

    Lucky8 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    It's a really good point @fc-ramon made above. They should have a great social media profile that attracts exactly the sort of clients they need and that need them.

    All I would add is that if you find a freelancer for anything on UpWork, or any similar site, if they say "I prefer to work outside of Upwork/<whatever platform>" say No. There's some level of protection, accountability and reputation for you as a client by going through them properly.
     
    Posted: Jan 12, 2021 By: Lucky8 Member since: Jan 17, 2019
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  4. AllUpHere

    AllUpHere UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Completely the opposite is true. Nobody who's any good is going to be spending their time messing about with their own social media accounts; they'll be too busy with client work.
     
    Posted: Jan 12, 2021 By: AllUpHere Member since: Jun 30, 2014
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