This was a blog post on my list to do, but now is a good opportunity to tell you my journey into Freelancing as a Social Media Manager as the Social Media Managers Toolkit is being relaunched! Here’s the link*>

Its one of the things that literally got me off my arse and set up my business and I’m happy to recommend and share my thoughts with anyone else trying to make a decision about freelancing as a Social Media Manager

Pre 2012

Various general marketing roles in the leisure & tourism industry

Completed Charted Institute of Marketing Professional Diploma


Started as new job as a Data Analyst – totally new but loved the number crunching


Promoted to IT Project Manager developing software systems


Started managing the family crafts business in my ‘spare time’. Built a website and managed social media accounts and Facebook Advertising


Had a baby!

Jan 2019

Back at work and struggling with work life balance

Aug 2019

Decided to set up as freelance

Started The Digital Mums Foundation Course

Bought the Social Media Managers Toolkit > More Below….

Went to lots of great networking events in my local town of Huddersfield

Googled the whole of the internet, watched all the webinars and listed to all of the podcasts!

Started applying my knowledge to the family account and got amazing results and increased sales from Facebook Sep – Dec19!

January 2020

Launched my website (using the toolkit guide)

Running my own Facebook and Instagram Ads group for beginners and talking with potential clients for work in 2020 (Alongside IT Job)

Started formally Training in Facebook and Instagram Ads 

The future

Looking good for full time freelancing working around my family 🙂



The Social Media Managers Toolkit

One of the reasons I bought it is because it was set up by two women, like me creating a business around their family life. They had their own small businesses previously and had trained in Social Media and Facebook Advertising with various accredited education providers.

It was positioned as everything you needed to do to set up as a Social Media Manager. Sold.

In the toolkit they provide LOADS of practical resources.

  • Templates for client documents – Audit, Strategy, Proposals, Power Hours, Training & Invoicing
  • Strategies on how to get clients and make more money once established
  • Guides on finances , GDPR compliance and PR
  • My favourite and well worth the money alone for this – Building a Website. I have used template sites such as before but this tells you step by step how to build a great looking WordPress site. 

If you have any other questions, please DM me on Instagram @rubytuesdaysocial or contact me here.

Its £299 for 12 months access. For me it was worth the investment as a newbie and I still dip in and out now as things come up.

Here’s my affiliate link if you would like to join>

*It won’t affect your purchase in anyway but might give me some pocket money commission (There’s a bit the toolkit about affiliate revenue!)







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