5 Ways to Find New Team Members for Your Social Media Agency

5 Ways to Find New Team Members for Your Social Media Agency

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Working solo definitely has its perks, but if you plan on taking extended time away from your business, or simply want to scale & earn more revenue, you’re gonna need some help! 

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Finding the right team members to help you grow your business can be daunting if you don’t know where to start. 

First, you’ll need to get clear on the role you want to hire for – including its specific responsibilities & requirements. Once you have that sorted, you can use these tips to start seeking out qualified candidates to add to your team! 

Here are 5 ways to find new team members for your social media agency… 

1 | Direct Connections

Begin your search for new team members by looking within your personal circle & the people closest to you. Tap into your direct network to find the right candidates & get recommendations. Consider who you’ve worked with in past jobs that may possess some of the qualities or skills that you’re looking for. You can also reach out to your friends & family to get them to spread the word for you about your needs. 

2 | Internship Program

You can create an internship program & reach out to various schools. You may choose to do paid / unpaid internships. Unpaid interns are typically going to attract super “green” candidates who have little to no experience, so you will need to train on the job. 

This method may save you money – but in exchange you’re investing a lot more time & additional resources, adding value to their experience. After an unpaid internship ends, you may choose to hire them for satisfactory work. Paid internships will allow you to bring on workers for a temporary amount of time to “try things out”. At the end of a paid internship you can discuss whether or not to continue working together based on the experience.

3 | Virtual Assistants

A virtual assistant (VA) is often the best first hire for a small business trying to scale. Working with an assistant is a great way to learn how to delegate certain parts of your business, plus really good VA’s can help you develop and record repeatable processes in your business that can be passed on to other team members later. 

4 | Outsourcing​ ​/ Freelance Sites

You can use platforms like UpWork, Fiverr, and Freelancer to find freelancers with specific skills that you need and negotiate one-off projects. This is another great way to try out working with others without the pressure or commitment of long term employment.

5 | Social Media

Look to your social media channels, LinkedIn, Facebook groups, and other online connections for more ideal candidates to add to your team. You can also post your job opening on your social media channels to allow interested job seekers to come to you.