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  • Landing a Great Internet Job With Good Pay in Today's Economy
    • Aliza Sherman
    • Conversify! - www.conversify.net
    • [email_address]
  • How Bad Is It?
    • The economy sucks. But what does this mean for you. And your future?
  • Today’s Topics
    • Cool Jobs (that pay well!)
    • What You’d Do
    • Skills You Need
    • What You Need to Succeed
    • Resources
  • Social Media Job Titles
    • Social Media Marketer
    • Pro-Blogger/Podcaster
    • Apps & Widgets Developer
    • Social Networks Designer
    • Community Manager
    • Virtual World Developer
  • Social Media Marketer
    • $50 to $250+/hour
  • A social media marketer...
    • Develops marketing strategies using social media tools.
    • Works with Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, YouTube, and all relevant Web 2.0 tools.
    • Blogs and podcasts or hires people to do that work.
  • Skills: Social Media Marketer
    • Communications and Marketing
    • Use of social networks & Web 2.0 tools
    • Multimedia (PhotoShop, audio/video editing, basic Web dev/design)
    • Strategic thinking
  • Pro-Blogger or Podcaster
    • $10 to $150 per post or podcast
  • A pro-blogger/podcaster...
    • Writes blog posts and/or writes/records podcasts.
    • May also edit/publish blog posts and/or produce/upload podcasts.
    • Can be freelance or in-house/on staff.
  • Skills: Pro-Blogger/Podcaster
    • Writing blog posts/Writing podcast scripts
    • Work well on deadline and prolific
    • Niche expertise
    • Blog pub tool skills
    • Digital audio/video editing skills
  • Apps & Widget Developer
    • $1500 to $5000+ per app or widget
  • An apps or widget developer...
    • Comes up with cool ideas for apps or is hired to execute someone else’s ideas.
    • Works on the Web and with mobile devices.
    • Gets to “play with code.”
  • Skills: Apps/Widgets Developer
    • Flash, Javascript
    • Facebook and other network proprietary programming languages
    • HTML, XML, CSS4, php
    • Graphics skills a plus
  • Social Networks Designer
    • $5000 - $25,000 per network
  • A social networks designer...
    • Designs interfaces for social networks.
    • Works on Facebook, MySpace, Ning, and other customizable sites.
  • Skills: Social Networks Designer
    • Web development, HTML, XML
    • Familiarity with customization features and proprietary code for MySpace, Ning, and the like.
    • Graphic design, PhotoShop
    • Multimedia, Javascript, Flash
  • Community Manager
    • $25 to $50 per hour
  • A Community Manager...
    • Hangs out in online forums and social networks.
    • Helps to guide the conversations.
    • Polices the forums.
    • Resolves conflicts.
    • Comes up with ways to grow network.
  • Skills: Community Manager
    • Experience participating in and building online community.
    • Great people skills.
    • Strong communications skills.
    • Detail-oriented.
    • Diplomatic.
  • Virtual Worlds Developer
    • $25 to $100 per hour
  • A Virtual Worlds Developer...
    • Works in 3-dimensional spaces.
    • Can work within gaming environments.
    • Creates structures, objects, and design elements for virtual spaces.
    • Must have their own avatar.
  • Skills: Virtual Worlds Developer
    • Graphics, PhotoShop
    • Programming (proprietary to virtual world)
    • 3-D Rendering
    • Eye for detail.
  • Other Job Titles
    • Social Media Jedi Master
    • Social Media Optimizer
    • Avatar Designer
    • Chief Twitter Officer
    • Captain Genuine Superhero of the Twitterverse
  • What You Need to Succeed
    • A good education.
    • Internships under your belt.
    • A mentor.
    • A solid resume.
    • Willingness to learn, experiment, explore.
  • Job Resources
    • LinkedIn.com
    • jobs.mashable.com
    • SocialMediaJobs.com
    • JobsInSocialMedia.com
    • http://twitter.com/socialmediajobs
  • Social Media Resources
    • SocialMediaToday.com
    • Mashable.com
    • ChrisBrogan.com
    • Problogger.net
    • SmartBrief.com
  • The World Is Yours
    • The possibilities are endless...
  • Landing a Great Internet Job With Good Pay in Today's Economy
    • Aliza Sherman
    • Conversify! - www.conversify.net
    • [email_address]