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    • Fefee
    • By Fefee 15th Sep 17, 1:19 PM
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    Facebook management
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    Facebook management 15th Sep 17 at 1:19 PM
    Im a small business and run mum and baby classes. I dont have the time to do the constant posting, blogging etc but find all of my biz comes from fb. Im thinking of having a social media manger ? Has anyone else invested in this and thought it was worth it.
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    • Guest101
    • By Guest101 15th Sep 17, 1:41 PM
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    Im a small business and run mum and baby classes. I dont have the time to do the constant posting, blogging etc but find all of my biz comes from fb. Im thinking of having a social media manger ? Has anyone else invested in this and thought it was worth it.
    Originally posted by Fefee
    It depends on what you expect and what you offer. If Facebook is where you get the majority of your business, then I would invest time in that, rather than other advertising that you currently do.


    A good social media manager will be £30k full time.


    Now you wont need it full time probably, but then you're looking at paying a premium for low hours. or having someone inexperienced.
    • Fefee
    • By Fefee 15th Sep 17, 7:27 PM
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    Im expecting them to get me visable and well known and bookings .
    • trailingspouse
    • By trailingspouse 16th Sep 17, 11:07 AM
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    I own a limited company with a 6 figure turnover - and I wouldn't be able to justify a social media manager.
    • Fefee
    • By Fefee 16th Sep 17, 1:29 PM
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    Its more fb help rather than management , someone who does posting and that for me
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    • By Takeaway_Addict 16th Sep 17, 3:18 PM
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    Its more fb help rather than management , someone who does posting and that for me
    Originally posted by Fefee
    How much do you expect to pay for it?
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    • tastyhog
    • By tastyhog 16th Sep 17, 6:47 PM
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    waste of money, you don't have to do constant posting and blogging to have a decent facebook presence.
    • Guest101
    • By Guest101 18th Sep 17, 11:29 AM
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    Im expecting them to get me visable and well known and bookings .
    Originally posted by Fefee


    How many bookings?


    How visible, what's your service area?


    What do you do now marketing wise?


    I mean I do this for a living, but if you cant provide basic answers, then how can you expect results?
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    • By Guest101 18th Sep 17, 11:31 AM
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    • 18th Sep 17, 11:31 AM
    waste of money, you don't have to do constant posting and blogging to have a decent facebook presence.
    Originally posted by tastyhog


    Yes and no.


    it's not a waste of money, it's usually the best way to spend money.


    But you typically only need the person 1 or 2 days a week for a small business.


    The advantage is that you usually get content creation alongside management (and if you don't, then find someone else)
    • phill99
    • By phill99 18th Sep 17, 9:06 PM
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    I have a facebook 'manager' who does my business posts to fb and to instagram (its my niece) I pay her £4 per post and she does 5 each week to fb and some to instagram.


    She researches all of the images, adds the editorial and posts them. Its easy money for her and she often doe it when shes sat on the bus!!
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    • By Guest101 19th Sep 17, 10:08 AM
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    I have a facebook 'manager' who does my business posts to fb and to instagram (its my niece) I pay her £4 per post and she does 5 each week to fb and some to instagram.


    She researches all of the images, adds the editorial and posts them. Its easy money for her and she often doe it when shes sat on the bus!!
    Originally posted by phill99
    Seems a reasonable solution.


    It certainly depends on the size of the business. If there is a lot of contact via facebook, lots of offers to put out and lots of followers then one would expect to pay good money for that.


    The rule on social media is an 80:20 split, so for every 'offer' you post, you should post 4 fun things.
    • FatVonD
    • By FatVonD 19th Sep 17, 12:33 PM
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    Can you not just spend a couple of hours one day per week and schedule them to post daily?

    I was looking into kids soft play a few months ago and a quick search on Pinterest will throw up tons of great mum/kids quotes and pics as fillers for the 80% days.
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    • By Guest101 19th Sep 17, 1:10 PM
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    Can you not just spend a couple of hours one day per week and schedule them to post daily?

    I was looking into kids soft play a few months ago and a quick search on Pinterest will throw up tons of great mum/kids quotes and pics as fillers for the 80% days.
    Originally posted by FatVonD


    I'd be wary of using photos you don't own. It's harmless enough as a quick throw away, but not for 80% of your content.
    • phill99
    • By phill99 19th Sep 17, 5:56 PM
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    Seems a reasonable solution.


    It certainly depends on the size of the business. If there is a lot of contact via facebook, lots of offers to put out and lots of followers then one would expect to pay good money for that.


    The rule on social media is an 80:20 split, so for every 'offer' you post, you should post 4 fun things.
    Originally posted by Guest101
    I don't do any 'offers' via fb. I run a property maintenance company and each price for work in a customers home is tailor made.


    I use SM to promote work that we have done, what is going on in the industry and DIY tips and advice.
    Eat vegetables and fear no creditors, rather than eat duck and hide.
    • jamesperrett
    • By jamesperrett 21st Sep 17, 11:04 PM
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    I notice that you can now schedule business posts on Facebook - previously you had to use third party software to do this. Possibly this is all you need - just queue up a few posts at the start of the week and schedule them at regular intervals.
    • phill99
    • By phill99 24th Sep 17, 7:05 PM
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    I notice that you can now schedule business posts on Facebook - previously you had to use third party software to do this. Possibly this is all you need - just queue up a few posts at the start of the week and schedule them at regular intervals.
    Originally posted by jamesperrett
    You have been able to do this for at least 4 years now.
    Eat vegetables and fear no creditors, rather than eat duck and hide.
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