Strategies to Attract and Sign On New Clients as a Social Media Manager

attracting clients business growth clients social media Mar 25, 2024

As a social media manager, attracting and signing on new clients is crucial to your business growth. However, with the rising competition in the digital marketing landscape, this can be quite challenging. Here are effective strategies that can help you attract and secure new clients.


1. Showcase Your Expertise

Your skills and expertise are your biggest selling points. Start a blog, create engaging content on your social media platforms, or host webinars to showcase your knowledge and skills. This not only helps establish you as an expert in your field but also enables potential clients to see the value you can bring to their business.


2. Develop a Strong Portfolio

A well-rounded portfolio gives prospective clients a clear idea of your capabilities. Include successful campaigns you've managed, impressive metrics you've achieved, and testimonials from satisfied clients. Make sure your portfolio is easily accessible on your website. If you don’t currently have a portfolio, check out my free portfolio template, I’ll link it in the show notes.


3. Networking

Attend industry events, join online forums, and participate in social media groups relevant to your field. Networking opens doors to potential clients who may need your services. Don't forget to follow up with the contacts you make. Need a little help with networking, check out my Social Biz Marketing challenge, which will help you get your name out there. 


4. Leverage LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a powerful platform for B2B marketing. Optimize your profile to showcase your skills, join relevant groups, and actively engage in discussions. LinkedIn's advanced search feature can also help you identify potential clients.


5. Offer a Free Consultation

Offering a free consultation can be an effective way to attract new clients. This gives you an opportunity to understand their needs and show them how your services can help achieve their goals.


6. Use Client Referrals

Happy clients are often willing to refer you to others. Develop a referral program that incentivizes your current clients to spread the word about your services.


7. Collaborate with Complementary Businesses

Partner with businesses that offer complementary services, such as web designers or SEO experts. This can help you reach a wider audience and increase your chances of landing new clients.


8. Paid Advertising

Consider using paid advertising on platforms like Google, Facebook, or LinkedIn to reach a broader audience. Target your ads to businesses that are likely to need your services for best results.


9. Cold Outreach

While it may seem old-fashioned, cold outreach can still be effective if done right. Whether through email or LinkedIn messages, make sure your communication is personalized and clearly outlines the value you can provide.


Attracting and signing on new clients requires a mix of showcasing your expertise, networking, leveraging platforms like LinkedIn, and effectively communicating the value you bring to the table. By implementing these strategies, you can grow your client base and take your social media management business to new heights.

Now, get out there and find those new clients and help them build a social media presence they are proud of. If you need help, join my Social Biz Marketing challenge to help guide you to gaining your next client.

Listen In! - Check out the podcast episode on this topic as well!

What’s next?

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