Everyone wants to know, what is going to be the next big social media platform? What sites will become as big as Facebook or Twitter?
The truth is that the next big social media site may already be out there. But the next popular site probably won’t be like the social media sites developed five or more years ago.
As a freelancer, you need to stay on top of social media trends. Social media is an important tool to help you market your freelancing business and connect with others. That’s not going to change. But how you do it just might change.
In this post, I share six important social media trends that I’ve observed this year.
Odds are that the next big social media platform will conform to one or more of these trends. If you liked this post, you may also like Should Freelancers “Waste” Time on Social Media?
Quick, what’s your first impression of Tumblr?
If you’re thinking of a site that serves as an online diary for thousands of teens, you’re only partially right. Many of Tumblr’s users are teenagers. However, I was surprised to learn that the average age for a Tumblr user is 34.6 years old (according to Garrett Button’s article, Age, Gender and Social Media Strategy: Audience Analytics for B2B, published on the ArgyleSocial blog). That’s about 15 years older than I expected–certainly at 34 years old most users are past the teen diary phase.
While Tumblr is popular with teens, like other social media platforms before it, it is moving into the mainstream. In fact, according to this recent post from Julie Bort on Business Insider, Tumblr Is Being Used In A Supreme Court Case For The First Time. You read that correctly. The U.S. Supreme court will be referring to a Tumblr blog in a case.
So, as a freelancer, what should you know about Tumblr?
In this post, I’ll explain what Tumblr is and share five Tumblr blogs that might be helpful to freelancers.
Sadly, many freelancers do not really know how to network through social media.
The other day, I received an odd tweet from someone I didn’t know. In fact, I wasn’t even following the person who sent the tweet. Maybe something similar has happened to you?
The tweet I received read something like this:
“I’m available to work on writing projects now.”
I hadn’t mentioned needing a writer. In fact, I rarely need to hire other freelancers and I never hire a freelancer that I’m not familiar with already.
You might think this was an isolated instance, but sadly I receive unsolicited social media requests for jobs fairly often. Sometimes, it’s a message through Google+ rather than a tweet.
If you’ve ever wondered about how to build a strong online network, one that will eventually lead to prime job offers, this post is for you. In it, I share ten things freelancers should understand about online networking.
Posted August 5, 2013 in Social Media
If you’ve been reading Freelance Folder for a while, you know that we’ve already published a lot of helpful posts on how to get them most out of Twitter.
One of the great things about Twitter is that there are a lot of third party tools available to expand how you use Twitter. In this post, I provide an overview to 15 of the top Twitter apps.
Whether you’re already a Twitter user, or just thinking about getting started, you’ll want to read to this post.
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