So, I went dormant there for a while. Honestly, as soon as Matt Rissell said he wanted to hire me as the head of Social Media Sales and Marketing at TSheets…I took a big sigh of releif & watched a mini-marathon of Paris Hilton trying to find a new BFF on MTV. Don’t remember a thing about it…just noise.
Here is one thing that I needed to get out there - I used SureveyMonkey to ask my friends & collegues some questions about how they would pay an independent social media consultant. Here is some of the Q&A.
SHOULD I CONSULT?
1. Have you considered integrating a Social Media/New Media/2.0 marketing plan into your existing marketing plan?
2. Would you rather hire someone…
Internally – full or part time: 30.4%
On a Consultative basis: 69.6%
3. Would you rather pay a consultant based on…
An hourly rate?: 57.1%
A paid up front block of time?: 42.9%
I also asked an open ended question of how much it was worth per hour & that was just all over the board from “show me the ROI first” (really? Let’s blog about that later) to $300 an hour (thanks mom).
My goal starting December 1, 2008 is to blog here three times a week and for TSheets twice a week…along with my other communications out there, I really think that we can show a consistant ROI for Social Media.