At Hay There Social Media, we are moving forward in a new way. We are changing the world by empowering women to run their own social media businesses. Simply put, our training program prepares you to run your own social media freelance business using the same methods we’ve used for almost a decade.
Okay, so what does it mean to run my own social media business?
As a freelancer, you have the flexibility and freedom to manage as many clients wherever and whenever you want. One client or a dozen, you decide what works for your professional goals and lifestyle. Thanks to the gig economy, many people are already working as an independent contractor in finance, marketing or project management. By expanding your social media marketing skills, you’ll be a specialized expert, and that’s pretty attractive to businesses large and small. You will not be an employee of Hay There Social Media. You will not be working for Hay There Social Media.
Why social media?
So many women are talented and experienced social media users already. Whether you are a blogger, an influencer or simply a passionate personal user, you have in-demand skills that can be put to use managing social media for businesses—allowing you to earn on your terms.
Do I need any previous experience before starting?
There are 3 general requirements to be a good fit for the program:
- Be a strong communicator in written form. You do not need to be a published author or have experience in long- form copywriting, but you need to be able to get a message across clearly in writing since businesses hire you to write their social media posts.
- Have a working knowledge of social media. You do not need to know every detail about every social network in order to be qualified. You should, however, be familiar with features and functions of social networks since our training is not a 101 on social media. You can always build upon your social media knowledge, but it’s important to be someone who embraces social technology. You do not need to have a follower minimum to be qualified.
- Be creative. This means being willing to think outside the box, perhaps have a strong eye for visuals and formatting. You will bring a brand to life through their social media presence so it’s important to have a creative spark inside.
How do I begin?
Simply click through to the enroll page, and you can choose one of the following options:
Right away! You can register and get started when we process your tuition!
Phone a friend: If you would like to speak to a member of the Hay There team and join with our assistance, you can schedule a call at your convenience.
Plan ahead: Schedule a specific start date that fits your needs after completing a payment plan available through our partner partial.ly.
What do I get for my tuition?
The tuition covers your core training, access to our team and resources. Please visit our tuition page for more details!
Is each class live?
Interactive group training sessions with our experts are held live with a combination of online tools, including Zoom.
How long is the course?
Core training takes approximately 6 weeks for a total 12 live modules.
The timeline is yours to make. Two live sessions are offered weekly, on a rolling basis so you can merge into our core training anytime after participating in our orientation session!
Is this a full-time or part-time course?
It is not a full-time commitment. It could be considered a part-time course depending on your pace. Ultimately, the social media manager training can be done by any mom. Anytime. Anywhere.
Do I need to attend every class?
You are not required to attend the live core training sessions. You may watch the core training session recordings at the 6 week pace. Some INsiders may elect to access the archives of recently recorded sessions to complete the 12 sessions in a shorter amount of time.
Keep in mind, the required portfolio work will still need to be completed and reviewed by our team before your INsider core training is considered complete. Only after receiving confirmation that your portfolio is complete and meets Hay There Editor standards will you be eligible to access Hay There’s network of potential client connection opportunities.
Throughout your training, you will learn the steps to run your social media marketing business such as defining the services you want to offer, learning how to deliver them, how to manage your clients and how to find and close more business.
You will also receive our marketing materials including: proposal templates, prospecting documents and ongoing support. This is not a “train and release” program or an eCourse. By investing in yourself, you will learn lifelong skills that will directly impact your ability to earn on your own terms. For a more detailed explanation of the course, please click here.
How does the Course work? Are there tests?
Core training material is delivered live via Zoom 2x a week but is recorded and made available for your on-demand access if you can’t attend live. There is an online portal with written training material.
As part of the coursework, there are comprehension quizzes that enable our team to hold you accountable.
As part of the course, we encourage you to build your portfolio so you are ready to take every opportunity to do client work. Completion of the portfolio work is what allows Hay There to confidently refer business leads to members of our INsiders program.
What do I get for my monthly membership fee?
The monthly membership fee, the INsiders Program, grants you ongoing access to professional development content to keep your skills sharp as well as our up -to -the -minute marketing materials to make running your business smooth and easy. Click here to learn more about the INsider Community!
You’ll also get a profile spot on our website so potential clients can find you and increase your online visibility.
Freelance life can be lonely! But not at Hay There Social Media. Your monthly fee gives you connection with your “virtual colleagues” using online tools.
In addition, as a member you will have access to vetted and trusted partners (i.e. graphic designers, web developers and more).
Lastly, members of the INsider Program have an open invitation to attend a live core training as as a refresher.
All details of the optional membership are here.
Do I have to pay the monthly membership fee?
No. It is optional.
Can I take the course more than once?
Your initial tuition grants you access to the core training session recordings for you to watch again.
One of the benefits of the INsider membership is the ability to attend a live core training as a refresher anytime.
How much does it cost?
The tuition is $2,997. Payment plans are available through partial.ly or explore our lending option through our partnership with Upstart by clicking here. After completing the INsider Training Program, there is an INsider Community Membership with a monthly fee of $99/month. This membership includes many benefits, and access to exclusive Hay There Social Media discounts on essential business software tools. Learn about all of the reasons why the INsider Community will be so valuable as you grow your business!
Do you offer financial aid?
Is this network or multilevel marketing?
No. You are not responsible for recruiting new community members and you are not required to purchase any inventory or sell anything.
Are there contracts?
Yes, there is an agreement you sign when you enroll.
This contract outlines the program, the INsider membership and you will be asked to sign an “NDA” (a nondisclosure agreement) keeping our business practices and methods confidential.
Is there a certificate upon completion?
Upon completion of the core training, you are permitted to include the “Hay There Social Media INsider Program” on your LinkedIn profile, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with tags to the company profiles.
There is not a 3rd party certificate granted upon completion.
Am I allowed to use the Hay There Social Media brand as part of my business?
Upon completion of the core training, you are able to use the Hay There Social Media brand in your social media profiles to showcase your new skillset. Similar to a realtor being under a brokerage, you will be considered a “Hay There Social Media INsider” as a graduate. As a Hay There Social Media INsider, you can deliver services using that title as a training credential or you can do business using a name you choose. Hay There INsiders are independent contractors to the businesses they work with. Hay There INsiders are not employees of Hay There Social Media.
Can I fail this course?
There is no official “failure” of the course. Ultimately, we have one common goal, to prepare you to run your social media marketing business. If you stay engaged throughout the course, you will have the tools you need to achieve this goal, especially with the ongoing INsider Community support. As they say, “the only true failure is if you quit.”
There are comprehension quizzes throughout the program so our team can hold you accountable for progress, but they are not pass/fail. We also have portfolio work opportunities built into the core training to ultimately help you get paid work.
How much money can I make?
Hay There Social Media’s offering is specifically for your education on Social Media Marketing. We aim to equip you with the tools we know you will need as you embark on your new venture. Without fully understanding your specific intentions for how you will use the knowledge and experience you gain from our program, this question is challenging to answer accurately.
We love that you are doing your homework and Emily A. Hay spoke to Personal Finance Expert, Barbara Ginty, CFP™, Your CFP™ BFF and host of the Top 10 Best in Finance podcast, Future Rich, on the podcast about exactly this. Please read this entire blog post and listen to the episode where we discuss your earning potential as a freelance social media manager.
As an independent contractor, the sky’s the limit! Typically, we see INsiders compensation vary widely based on the scope of work and the size of the client, with minimum monthly services starting around $500–$750 on the low end, but average is double and can even triple that. Most INsiders have several clients. Only you can control your earning potential!