9 Social Media Consultant Success Stories [2022]

9 Social Media Consultant Success Stories [2022]
Become A Social Media Consultant

Social media has become popular due to its ability to link businesses to their target customers. Social media consultants are professionals who help their clients improve, optimize and grow their social media presence.
Becoming a social media consultant comes with work flexibility and higher earning potential, but it also takes time and work commitment to grow the business.

To become a social media consultant, you must first become adept at using social media platforms and industry tools. Take online or offline courses like content marketing, public relations, and communication skills. Social media experts can choose a general practice or opt to focus on a niche.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a social media consultant:

1. Social Media Manager Society ($180K/year)

Amanda Shepherd (from Las Vegas, NV, USA) started Social Media Manager Society about 2 years ago.

Revenue
$15K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees

Case Study

I’m Amanda Shepherd, the owner and lead mentor at the Social Media Manager Society. Aside from social media consulting to businesses in the food, beverage, and hospitality industries, I created a program to teach other women how to run successful social media businesses so they can have the time and financial freedom they’ve always wanted!

I quit my 9-5 and in one year made almost $100,000 working an average of four hours per day - and still growing!

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2. Good Chance ($240K/year)

Kelsey Chance (from Bellingham) started Good Chance over 4 years ago.

Revenue
$20K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees

Case Study

I’m Kelsey Chance and I run Good Chance Creative, a creative agency specializing in social media content creation! I work with companies to manage their social media pages, take and post custom lifestyle imagery of their products and services, and strategize creative ways to keep their social media posts, reels, stories, and videos on-trend and successful!

Behind the scenes - shooting a tabletop recipe video for a client’s social media page

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3. BT Neil Consulting ($1.2K/year)

Cornelia Malloy (from Dunn, NC, USA) started BT Neil Consulting over 4 years ago.

Revenue
$100 / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees

Case Study

Hi, my name is Cornelia “Miss Co” Malloy and I started an online consulting business, BT Neil Consulting. I use social media as a platform to promote and market my business and brands (Miss Co’s Tee Line and God’s Girl). I also have implemented affiliate marketing as part of my business with the hopes of landing some pay-per-click sponsorship opportunities.

I am still in the stage of getting my business name out there and building awareness of what I have to offer. I have not made any big money yet but I remain consistent and I operate as if I already have the followers and customers I want.

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4. Inquivix ($1.2M/year)

Joon K Lee (from Seoul, South Korea) started Inquivix over 4 years ago.

Revenue
$100K / month
Team
2 founders / 15 employees

Case Study

Hi guys! My name is Joon K Lee and I am the CEO at Inquivix. To be honest, I started this agency as a little side project back in 2017 when I was working for another company in Korea. (Of course, my bosses supported my venture and they let me work after hours) And ever since then I put my heart and soul into all the work that Inquivix has become today.

Now, I am beyond proud to say that we have diversified and grown to great lengths and will continue to aspire and grow with our experts and, in time, Inquivix as a company, would love to be recognized for the love and passion into our projects and work by the whole world.

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5. Three Girls Media, Inc. ($600K/year)

Erika Taylor Montgomery (from Rainier, Washington, USA) started Three Girls Media, Inc. over 17 years ago.

Revenue
$50K / month
Team
1 founders / 10 employees

Case Study

I’m Erika Taylor Montgomery, the founder and CEO-President of Three Girls Media, Inc. I oversee sales and marketing for the company. I’m also a wife, mother and have a dog named Phoebe Ingrid Blu, a Jack Russell terrier mix, and a flock of chickens. Three Girls is a full-service marketing and public relations agency and offers a wide range of services including social media management, blogging for search engine optimization, email marketing, media relations, and website design and build.

Over the last 16 1/2 years, I’ve grown the business to ten employees and we gross about $550,000 annually. We’ve been at that level the last three years.

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6. Rossman Media ($11.9M/year)

Today, I'm thrilled to have Alex Rossman on the show. Alex is the founder of Rossman Media, which is a social media agency that helps improve the sales and site traffic for ecommerce businesses.

His agency was awarded the best social media agency award in 2020 by Business Insider and he has help…

Alex Rossman (from Portland, Oregon, USA) started Rossman Media over 5 years ago.

Revenue
$990K / month
Team
1 founders / 36 employees

Case Study
  • Alex Rossman is the owner and founder of Rossman Media, a social media firm that assists e-commerce companies in boosting their site traffic and sales.
  • He turned his love of social media into Rossman Media, a prestigious advertising firm.
  • The company was founded in 2017 and three years later Business Insider has recognized Alex and his team as the "Best New Social Media Agency" of 2020.
  • To date, they've collaborated with big brands like Airbnb, OrangeTheory Fitness, Nike, Dior, Louis Vuitton, and Saks Fifth Avenue.

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7. MeetEdgar ($4M/year)

Laura Roeder (from Edina, Minnesota, USA) started MeetEdgar over 8 years ago.

Revenue
$333K / month
Team
1 founders / 11 employees
Location
Edina, Minnesota, USA

Case Study

Hi, I’m Laura Roeder, the CEO and founder of MeetEdgar, a social media automation tool.

Here’s a recent team photo at one of our biannual company retreats. This was taken in Phoenix, Arizona.

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8. Mari Smith ($1.32M/year)

Today I have my friend Mari Smith on the show. Mari is often referred to as the Queen of Facebook and is widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost experts on Facebook marketing.

She’s a Forbes top Social Media Power Influencer, author of The New Relationship Marketing and co author of Face…

Mari Smith (from San Diego, CA, USA) started Mari Smith over 15 years ago.

Revenue
$110K / month
Team
1 founders / 14 employees

Case Study

Mari is frequently referred to as the "Queen of Facebook" and is regarded as one of the leading authorities on Facebook marketing worldwide.

She works with entrepreneurs and freelancers to maximize their social media activity and presence on Facebook and Twitter, producing measurable and beneficial results.

Mari has co-authored books named Facebook Marketing: An Hour a Day and a Forbes top Social Media Power Influencer. She also wrote The New Relationship Marketing.

She specializes in developing a comprehensive social networking strategy for your company before empowering you to launch the campaign using free and inexpensive methods.

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9. Eight Loop Social ($2.4M/year)

Meet Cat Howell, Founder and CEO of Eight Loop Social, a successful Facebook Ads Agency that has pioneered performance-based ads.

Catherine Howell (from Auckland, New Zealand) started Eight Loop Social almost 11 years ago.

Revenue
$200K / month
Team
1 founders / 5 employees

Case Study
  • Catherine Howell is the founder of the independent social media agency, Eight Loop Social.

  • The brand offers specialized digital growth solutions to e-commerce and corporate brands. They have associated with big companies like Coca-Cola, AMP Insurance, Vodafone, and Midori among many others.

  • Since this brand's establishment in 2011, it has aided over 700 agency owners and independent contractors in generating over $35M for their companies.

  • From social networks to blogging, newsletter creation & distribution, and creative online integrated campaigns they will craft and manage the digital strategies for your brand.

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