Become a Virtual Marketing Professional

At the Small Business Marketing Studio, it is our mission to help military spouses, first responder spouses, and veteran build progressive careers in the field of marketing, communications, and public relations. At the core of our efforts is our Virtual Marketing Professional Program.

Why Work with The Small Business Marketing Studio?​

For spouses of active duty military service members, many are turning to freelance remote work in an effort to maintain their career. However, this path does not come without challenges.

The top reported issues associated with freelancing as a military spouse:

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Financial Instability
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Global Competition
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No Time Off

Our Solution:

We are a military family-owned marketing agency, specializing in inbound and customer experience marketing. One of the tenets of our agency is that we recruit veterans, military spouses, and first responder spouses to help them develop their careers in marketing while juggling the unique challenges associated with military and first responder family life.
 
Created by a military spouse with military spouses, first responder spouses, and transitioning veterans in mind – this is how our opportunities differ.

  • • Work from home and control your schedule!
  • • We vet the clients, and you will get paid on a regular schedule – not when we get paid by the client.
  • • Opportunity to earn extra money! In addition to contract hours, you can earn 5% of monthly billing for any new client you bring in. Also, you get the first choice to take on those client hours.
  • • Gain experience in multiple industries! If you want to expand your resume, we can help to pair you with clients that will help you build your experience.
  • • Scholarships! A portion of our profits goes back into the education of our team every year. 
  • • Veteran, Military Spouse, and First Responder Spouse Preference.

Who We Hire

When working with The Small Business Marketing Studio, you can expect to perform a variety of tasks, including:

  • Develop strategies and tactics to get the word out about the client and drive qualified traffic to their front door (or to their website).
  • Develop and deploy successful marketing campaigns and own their implementation from ideation to execution.
  • Clearly define project goals and expectations for the client.
  • Experiment with a variety of organic and paid acquisition channels like content creation, content curation, pay per click campaigns, event management, publicity, social media, lead generation campaigns, copywriting, performance analysis.
  • Produce valuable and engaging content for client websites and blogs that attracts and converts their unique target groups.
  • Prepare and monitor the marketing budget on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.
  • Design marketing materials, from website banners to hard copy brochures and case studies.
  • Measure and report on the performance of marketing campaigns, gain insight, and assess against goals.
  • Analyze consumer behavior and adjust email and advertising campaigns accordingly.
  • Use data and experience to make appropriate recommendations for improvement to clients.
  • Work with the client’s resources and agency resources to maximize project efficiency.
  • Nurture the relationship with the client to ensure satisfactory results.
We hire marketers in various stages of their career. To be a successful candidate, you should meet the following minimum requirements.
  • Must be currently stationed in the CONUS, Alaska, or Hawaii. We are working on opportunities for military spouses stationed in other locations OCONUS, as overseas assignments are a reality for military families. At the moment, we are not hiring in those areas due to the nature and timeliness of the work. Please stay tuned for updates on this.
  • Must have at least five years of experience in the field of marketing and/or public relations with a heavy emphasis on digital marketing.
  • Must demonstrate a clear understanding of creating and deploying a comprehensive marketing strategy for a small or medium-sized business.
  • Must demonstrate a working knowledge of marketing analytics/KPIs best practices. For example, explain which are essential for specific campaigns, and tell how you would deliver that data to a client in a way that is easy to understand.
  • Must demonstrate an understanding of data privacy best practices, and GDPR as they relate to ad targeting.
  • Must have a desktop or laptop computer in good working order. Tablets and Chromebooks are not acceptable substitutes.
  • Must have the latest version of Microsoft Office/Office 365 and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Must have an approved anti-virus software installed on your computer.
  • Must have a LastPass account.

Available Employment Opportunities

We are currently hiring for the following opportunities.

Virtual Marketing Assistant

If you have less than eight years of experience as a marketing, public relations, and communications professional – the Virtual Marketing Assistant position may be a great fit for you!

You should have proven expertise in the following tasks:

  • Generating sales leads.
  • Managing the day-to-day tasks associated with a marketing strategy.
  • Creating compelling social media content that sets a brand apart.
  • Creating, testing, and managing Facebook ads, Instagram ads, Pinterest ads, or LinkedIn ads.
  • Creating, testing, and managing Google Ads.
  • Blogging
  • Assisting with search engine optimization (SEO) efforts.
  • Creating and managing email marketing efforts.
  • Basic graphic design.
  • Basic website maintenance.

Virtual Marketing Manager

If you have more than eight years of experience as a marketing, public relations, and communications professional – the Virtual Marketing Assistant position may be a great fit for you!

In addition to the skills of the Virtual Marketing Assistant, you should have proven expertise in the following areas:

  • Defining a brand.
  • Creating an overall marketing strategy.
  • Determining the right marketing budget for a business.
  • Finding the right digital marketing platforms for a business.
  • Creating and managing search engine optimization (SEO) efforts.
  • Creating compelling social media content that sets a brand apart.
  • Creating and managing email marketing efforts.
  • Building a lasting relationship between the local media and a business.
  • Managing marketing vendors for trade shows, graphic design, website design, print production, advertising, and more.
  • Training remote workers, sales representatives, and internal team members in marketing tasks to ensure maximum efficiency.

Contract CMO

Are you an executive-level marketing, public relations, or communications professional? If you meet the following minimum requirements, our contract CMO positions may be right for you!

Requirements:
  • A minimum of 15 years of experience in the field of marketing, communications, and public relations. Most of our CMOs have 20 years or more in the industry.
  • Postgrad education in the field of marketing, communications, and public relations.
  • Dynamic and extensive portfolio featuring experience in digital marketing and traditional marketing.
  • Experience in both public and private enterprise businesses.
  • Experience serving on a board of directors.
  • Experience managing large marketing budgets ($100,000 or more).
  • Experience managing teams – hiring, firing, and employee development.
  • Entrepreneurial experience.
  • Facebook Blueprint Certified.
  • Google Ads Certified.
 
 
You should have proven expertise in the following:
  • Lead strategic marketing initiatives and rebranding efforts.
  • Develop and lead go-to-market plans for new product, and new service or market launches.
  • Spearhead marketing during company transitions: start-up, merger, or acquisition.
  • Assess the effectiveness of current marketing strategies, budgets, and resources.
  • Put in place systematic marketing automation tools and programs.
  • Develop, train, and manage internal marketing department resources.
  • Select and manage external marketing contractors and vendors.
  • Fill temporary gaps in marketing leadership due to illness, sabbatical, maternity leave, etc.
  • Develop and oversee annual marketing communication programs.
  • Bridge sales, marketing, and product development departments.
  • Create the internal framework to prepare the company for a long-term, traditional CMO.

Think you're a good fit? Let’s Talk!

We hire virtual marketing professionals on a rolling basis. If you feel that you would be a good fit for The Small Business Marketing Studio, we encourage you to apply!

Please send your cover letter, resume, portfolio, and three references to  admin@smallbusinessmarketingstudio.com.