Colette Campo Freelance Assignment #4
I pitched and bid to a company who was looking for a “Social Media Writer”.
The job was for ImIn.com, and there were many specifics on the job description. There was an entire word document of the duties that would be required for the job. For instance, they want the employee to use Twitter, Facebook, and Bitly for the social media sites to promote on. Furthermore, the status updates would consist of promoting coupons, deals, promotion of the website, promotion through holidays, relate popular movies, foods, etc. Furthermore, the requirement is 50 posts on facebook a week and 500 posts on Twitter a week. To be honest, I found the amount of posts per week to be rather high, but if it is the company’s main source of advertising I suppose it makes some sense. However, the only caution I would advise is that that amount of posts and updates a week could annoy followers and fans.
I found this experience to be more interesting than the other ones mainly
because the job description was so detailed that it provided a very good idea of what is expected for the job. Furthermore, it gave me a good idea of how much work would be required for the week and, therefore, how many hours I would need to work and what to charge the client. I also found this experience more interesting because the job description was social media which is the area I feel most qualified and experienced in, therefore, I felt more confident applying for this job.
My overall impression about the process was, for one, that the employer was
very organized and had a good idea of what they wanted the employee to accomplish. Furthermore, I felt that I was more qualified bidding for this job and
Colette Campo was confident in the amount to charge the client since I had a good understanding of what was expected from this job. I learned that specifics in a job makes a huge difference in what to expect and in knowing your own capability and qualifications for the job.