How to Work From Home in Social Media

Updated on: by Miranda Grimm

Work from home jobs in social media! Earn as much as 50k a year!! Find out how to get started.Working in social media may seem like a fun way to get paid while hanging out on Facebook.  However, working in Social Media requires a high level of skill in marketing, a natural ability to interact and encourage engagement and understanding the ever-evolving rules and techniques you must work around within each social media platform.

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Successful Social Media experts are constantly researching, completing their own test studies and staying up to date with changes in order to remain educated and relevant.

Social Media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest are great tools for businesses and people to reach an interested audience.

With the right understanding of each network, Social Media experts have been able to bring great success and awareness through their unique campaigns. More companies are seeing the role of Social Media with great importance and this once low-paying job is now a field for experts.

The following article will lay out several ways you can begin a work at home career in social media, listing companies that often hire and resources for finding a remote based job working with your favorite social networks and finally, ways you can educate yourself become a true expert in the field.

The Freelance Social Media Expert

If you are prepared to reach out to businesses, bloggers or other public figures looking for social media assistants, you can work online as a virtual assistant with your expertise focus being in social marketing.

There are countless people looking for help managing their social media. Many don’t have the time or feel they want to take their social engagement to the next level. As a virtual assistant, you can find these clients in various places like AdHuntr’s craigslist search. It is a good idea to create a basic profile website to market your skill sets and show off some of your best work.

Wondering what an experienced social media expert can charge?

According to research performed by, Social Media Experts are earning great money!

“Glassdoor’s national average was $51,613, while Indeed’s was $61,000. For a final source, we checked PayScale, which showed a median salary of $45,260.”

As you can see, it is a field worth investing your time and energy into.

Social Media Experts for Big Corporate

If you want to go big with your social media marketing skills, you can seek out jobs with big corporate companies. I am part of a few facebook groups with focuses on sharing social media job openings. I have regularly seen big-name companies from all around the world looking for social media marketers with top notch skills. Unfortunately only a small percentage of those jobs are remote based.

I have also found many big companies posting their social media job openings at Indeed. You can use the search box I set up below to go ahead and see what is currently listed at Indeed. It’s already filled in so just hit the “Find Jobs” button and it will take you to Indeed, where you will find all of the remote jobs in social media!


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Keep in mind, many big companies actually start off hiring interns with little or no pay at all. If you are able to handle working as an intern for a short amount of time, this is a great way to get your foot in the door with a big professional company and have experience to  back you up.

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Work in Community Management

Another way to work within social media is to become a community manager. There are many companies that hire remote workings on a regular basis to manage online forums and other communities like Facebook groups, chats and emails. Here is a list of some of the most common companies I think you should check out.

eModeration – One of the biggest global moderating companies working within social media.

ICUC – This company has job postings in social media for remote workers on a fairly regular basis. I have seen positions from health related industries to other professional fields.

Lithium – You may find work at home positions in social media through Lithium’s career page. Lithium builds social software to help businesses engage.

Liveworld – this company always seems to have community managers and network specialists positions open on their career page. They work with some of the biggest companies in the world from Dove to Pfizer.

Metaverse – Moderating company, Metaverse, is a global company that offers moderating and other services. They have most notably worked with the NFL, PBS, Warner Brothers, NBC and Nickelodeon.

Quiip – This australian based company offers work at home positions in social media and community management primarily to Aussies.

Zynga – Most known for their Facebook games and smart phone apps, Zynga has hired many remote based community managers in the past.


Social Media Training for Newbies and Wanna-bes

Train online to become a social media marketing expert and work from home!If you would like to begin a career in social media but would like the education and an official certification to boast on your resume, check out Moderation Gateway. It offers virtual courses that can be completed at your own pace, providing you with a certification recognized by several of the companies listed above. The course comes with a price of around $200 or less if you can find a promocode.

Hubspot offer free online certification courses to increase your knowledge and understanding of social networking and the best part- it’s free!

Constant Contact offers some basic beginner 101 courses for each social network, again free to complete at your own pace.

For a deeper and more involved education in social media, I suggest checking out some of your local colleges and universities. Many are now offering social media classes and have online courses available.

Work in Affiliate Marketing

Becoming an affiliate marketer requires you to be a social network genius and more. However, this is a way some people are earning multi-six-figure annual incomes. This is a huge market, but it does take some serious skill, all of which can be self-taught. It is not uncommon for affiliate marketers to earn 10k+ a month!

A reliable and trustworthy blogger, Eddy with a y, from has found success as an affiliate marketer and he suggests the Wealthy Affiliate program. I have not tried it myself but have considered it several times. I just wish there were more hours in a day so I could truly pursue it.

However, as a blogger, I naturally dabble in affiliate marketing. My favorite companies to partner with have been Escalate Media, Panthera and Commission Junction.

Finding Your Social Media Job Online

There are many ways you can earn a living in social media. As mentioned above, you can be a freelance virtual assistant, work as an employee, become a community manager or even become involved in affiliate marketing.

Additionally, there are ways you can make extra money online in social media by posting or sharing campaigns in exchange for money or rewards. For example, you can earn money pinning to Pinterest at Viralti, tweet on twitter through Sponsored Tweets or sharing on Facebook through MyLikes.

Additionally, companies like Flexjobs post remote based social media positions that are hand screened. This is one company I highly recommend if you are looking for a home based job and want to avoid the common scams or creep companies. Good luck on your journey into social media!

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Eddy with a y

June 24, 2015 at 3:11 pm

Hi Miranda,

Thanks for the mention in your article. You should definitely give WA a try. It has really helped me step up my game with my blog. And I’m sure you would learn some great things as well. But you’re already doing pretty well now. 🙂

Thanks again!


June 25, 2015 at 8:50 am

Miranda, thank you for this article. I didn`t know about social media job for big companies, you gave me a motive to change my writer`s life. I hope I will improve my skills as soon as possible. If you don`t mind, I`ll share these advices with .

Rajeev .p

July 22, 2015 at 1:12 am

The above informations are really very useful, Earning money from social media is little hard.

Because you should have passasion for all these procedure..

Its taking lots of attention and you should worh hard for these tools

To understand People which you targeted is most important..


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