Forum › White Hat SEO › Social Media › I feel like I’m in over my head. I started a Social Media Management/Production Company due to high demands for a “One Stop Shop” marketing service. I’ve made many connections over the years being in the restaurant business and just signed on my 5th client. › Reply To: I feel like I’m in over my head. I started a Social Media Management/Production Company due to high demands for a “One Stop Shop” marketing service. I’ve made many connections over the years being in the restaurant business and just signed on my 5th client.
Sounds like you have a little bit of imposter syndrome, that you feel like you aren’t doing every single detail right because you’re self taught. Chances are you’re actually doing really well. Have any of your clients actually complained about the work you’re providing them?
Like el_tiger_stripes said, if you feel like you could improve, YouTube is a great resource, as is SkillShare and other video-based learning platforms. But you will never know everything there is to know about marketing. There is no expectation for absolute perfection. As long as you’re organized and getting done what you tell your clients you can deliver, you have no reason to feel doubtful.
It also might help to look into bringing on another person, even just as an assistant to help you with the things you are not fully confident in, maybe that’s videography/photography, or maybe that’s the data and analytics side. Just something to think about if you are feeling extremely overwhelmed by what you have to do for all 5 clients.
There’s also nothing wrong with asking people for help, especially if you have a bunch of connections to other marketers. Meet with them in person and ask how they handle certain areas and how they think you can improve. Because as nice as Reddit is to have a community of social media professionals, we don’t know the inner workings of your business and thus we can’t fully help you from the other side of a screen miles and miles away.