First of all, for you to become a social media consultant you will have to enroll for some training that will equip you properly, while doing this you will be thought how to go about in becoming a consultant. So check for a platform where you can learn and enroll for a certification programs. Take exam and assessment e.g google garage, Twitter flight school, Facebook blueprint etc. Then connect with an expert who is doing such job and work with to learn more.
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Hello Anthony. First of all congratulations in taking the first step in becoming a social media marketing consultant using Micromentor forum.
I will tell you a secret Anthony, do not tell anyone ok? Here is the secret, you do not have spend any money to become a social media marketing consultant. None, $0 money. This is what you could do. Go to Youtube and find a great tutorial in the different social media platforms. I am telling you, there are great tutorials worth thousand of dollars in training posted on Youtube for free!
Second step. In order to test your own campaigns, you will need to spend some money on each platform. This is to get the practice you need to talk with authority. You don't want to tell someone or an organization that you are an expert when you don't even have a single campaign experience.
You can save tons of money this way.
I hope this helps you begin your career with the least amount of effort. 🙂