Become a Social Media Consultant

You will learn: what a social media consultant does and how to carry out social media consulting projects, how to develop your skills to succeed in a social media consulting career, and how to start your own social media consulting business and get clients.

What Happens in the Social Media Consultant Certificate Course

The Social Media Consultant Certificate Course Online is an online learning program with suggested readings from the textbooks (IAP Career College Guide to Become a Business Consultant and IAP Career College Guide to Become a Social Media Consultant). This course is self-directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home.

This part-time online Social Media Consultant Certificate Course Online has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks, depending on your schedule.

The Social Media Consultant Certificate Course Online has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course and advice to help you succeed in the career.

Course Topics

The Social Media Consultant Certificate Course Online has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Social Media Consultant Certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College. Topics covered in the online Social Media Consultant Certificate Course Online include the following:

Introduction to Social Media

  • Overview of Popular Social Media Platforms
  • Case Studies: Social Media Success and Social Media Disasters

What a Social Media Consultant Does

  • The Role of Social Media in Online Reputation Management
  • Elements Involved in Social Media Campaigns
  • Targeting and Reaching Audiences
  • Using Social Media for Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Paid Versus Organic Social Media Marketing
  • Blogging and Social Media
  • Using Local Social Media and Review Sites
  • Monitoring Social Media
  • Digital ROI: Measuring Results

Starting Your Own Social Media Consulting Business

  • Getting Started
  • Financial Matters
  • Setting Your Fees
  • Getting Paid
  • Client Contracts
  • Working with Other People

Getting Clients for Your Social Media Business

  • Choose Your Target Markets
  • Marketing Tools
  • Marketing Techniques
  • Creating Proposals
  • Your Sales Presentation

What Is Included in the Social Media Consultant Certificate Course Online

This all-inclusive online Social Media Consultant Certificate Course package includes:

  • Registration for the online Social Media Consultant Certificate Course
  • Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice
  • (Optional) 2024 membership in the IAPO International Association of Professional Social Media Consultants for only $2.99 per month
  • Downloadable Social Media Consultant Certificate personalized with your name and the seal of the International Association of Professions Career College which you may print
  • (Optional) Opportunity to order official certificates printed on fine linen paper and embossed with the gold seal of the college
  • Textbooks: IAP Career College Guide to Become a Social Media Consultant and IAP Career College Guide to Become a Business Consultant (e-book editions)

Register for the Social Media Consultant Certificate Course

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You can have all this for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other programs. (We found courses based on old editions of our guides with registration fees of up to $999 and more.) We are able to offer you online courses at a significantly lower cost to you because of our expertise from over 20 years of producing the leading online guides for non-traditional careers.

Our online certificate courses have previously been offered for a registration fee of $297 U.S. and include a textbook and professional membership – a total value of almost $377.

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About a Career as a Social Media Consultant

In May, 2019 Instagram account @justaconstructionguy was launched for a construction worker named Omar in Austin, Texas. The appeal of this “regular guy” influencer, whose bio describes him as a “Father & Husband, Coffee Lover, Lifestyle Influencer” resulted in over 500,000 Instagram followers by early June. Even after news broke that the account was actually created to promote Austin’s Cuvée Coffee, it has continued to grow in followers.

When social media is done right, the results can be phenomenal. In 2014, a three-and-a-half minute black and white video of 20 strangers meeting for the first time and sharing a first kiss – some awkwardly, some passionately – went viral on the Internet. Uploaded to YouTube on a Monday, by Tuesday morning it had been viewed almost two million times. Shared through social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Reddit, within 10 days the video had been watched 70 million times.

While many of the people viewing and sharing “First Kiss” assumed it was simply a short film, in fact it was a promotional video for Wren, a seven year-old clothing company with four employees. Made for a total reported cost of $1,300, the short film resulted in a 14,000% increase in website traffic and an online sales increase of 13,600% in a single week according to Business Insider.

While this social media success story is exceptional, there can be little doubt that a career in social media consulting offers the opportunity for excitement, creativity, and rewards for social media consultants and their clients alike.

As a social media consultant you will use tools as simple as your smartphone to get the word out across the web through campaigns about your client entrepreneurs or organizations – and get paid well for doing it! It’s a rapidly expanding field, with social media consultants valued for their expertise in markets and industries around the world.

Faced with rapidly changing technology and a slow economy, companies need social media consultants to help grow their business. It is no wonder social media consultants are among the most in-demand professionals today.

I studied at IAP Career College for the Social Media Consultant Certificate, and my experience has been wonderful. I learned a lot during this certificate course, the management and faculty are very helpful, and the teaching material very modern and useful. Immediately after graduating with the Certificate, I was promoted at my current employer to be a Director of Social Media at ACFSM (Arab Center for Social Media).
Fadi Setabouha, Toronto

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  • Assurance to clients of your professionalism
  • Evidence of your expertise
  • Higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in Certificates: A fast track to careers)

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It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other certificate programs. When we discovered online courses based on old editions of our career guides costing over $1,000.00, we knew it was time to offer our own online certificate programs.

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  • How Much Money Does a Social Media Consultant Make?
    You can choose how much you pay yourself in this career. By finding a good range of clients, you can make quite a bit of money for yourself. You can work for $75 up to over $200 an hour on average as a social media consultant and you can choose however many clients you want to work for to create your dream salary range.
  • What Does a Social Media Consultant Do?
    As a social media consultant you will use tools as simple as your smartphone to get the word out across the web through campaigns about your client entrepreneurs or organizations – and get paid well for doing it! It’s a rapidly expanding field, with social media consultants valued for their expertise in markets and industries around the world. Faced with rapidly changing technology and a slow economy, companies need social media consultants to help grow their business. It is no wonder social media consultants are among the most in-demand professionals today.
  • How Do I Become a Social Media Consultant?
    Earning a certificate as a social media consultant will equip you with the principles and techniques for starting and running your own consulting business and becoming a professional social media consultant. A certificate also provides evidence of your expertise, assurance of your professionalism, an important credential for your resume, a competitive advantage when marketing your services and higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
  • What is the Social Media Consultant Certificate Course?
    In IAP Career College’s part-time online Social Media Consultant Certificate Course you will learn important principles and practical step-by-step techniques for getting started in a career as a professional social media consultant. This online course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks, however it may be completed in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks. The course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance, however as a student you have access to Faculty Members to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice.
  • What is IAP Career College?
    The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) is a leading online career college offering affordable online certificate courses and professional certifications for non-traditional and "dream" careers. When you take a part-time online certificate course with IAP Career College, you can schedule your learning around your life - you can work at your own pace, at the best times for you and from the comfort of your own home. IAP Career College and affiliated company FabJob Inc (the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career) have served over half a million career changers on six continents since 1999.