Because "useful" is not a title.
December 5, 2012 10:29 AM Subscribe
Marketing Filter: What’s my job title and how much cash-monies should I ask for and how do I move forward?
posted by Phalene to work & money (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My working to eat data entry specialist job mutated when they hemorrhaged a client and they cut costs by handing over the 3 freelancers' work to me. I had little trouble adjusting to my new duties (after I stopped hyperventilating over the nearly getting laid off thing) but when I updated my resume, I hit two problems.
My duties are varied such that I haven’t the foggiest what to call myself, a task my boss cheerfully handed off to me. Copy Writer Plus? Social Media Marketing Coordinator With Content? Content Creation Slavvy & Social Media Sitter? And, eventually moving forward, I’m not sure where to take this. I want more money, and I want to work on some complimentary skills that will make me employable. I'm also clearly good at this, which is nice. Right now I’m working on Google analytics certification, but what else?
Here's my tasks in a month, can you tell me what I am?
Writing: 50 SEO articles (pure content-by-the-yard), 12 blog posts split between 3 clients, and 6 or so “press releases” also keyword padded, but coherent and promotional.
Writing promotional copy, website meta-descriptions, youtube video descriptions and page tags, etc…
Webwork: One or two “audits” that stack websites against their competitors and measure respective levels of social media engagement.
Social Bookmarking: Less common now that I write more, but making SEO keyword heavy social bookmarking posts on 9 websites, for example reddit and delicious.
Fiddly admin projects: Data entry into websites (often stuff I wrote), checking out a 1190 urls that were getting 404s and finding the place they need to redirect to, etc…
Low-Carving-On-Totem-Pole Tasks: punching holes in things, typing address lists, other stuff people used to ask their secretary to do back when they had them.
Coming up next month, calling our massive reading-the-free-newsletter potential client list to solicit for services by offering them a free audit (which I’ll probably end up doing) because I have a couple of years of phone sales/collections/survey experience.
On the side I’m trying to do the social media for a friend’s band.
As far as self training, I have a couple of hours every week to work on new skills. So what do I work on? And how do I get the best money with the talents I have/what should I put out in salary negotiations?