I am Diana and I started The Social Butterfly in January 2012 after I had fallen in love with Social Media whilst marketing (chatting, making new friends) my other business Supported Holidays Spain.
I helped out some friends to get started on their Twitter accounts and Facebook pages and one of them said (joking) you should charge for this you know! It planted a little seed in my mind and so I set up my own Social Butterfly Twitter account (@soc1albutterfly) and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Soc1alButterfly) to test the waters. I figured I would need to build up my own accounts before anyone trusted me with theirs so I set out on a mission to make as many great contacts as I possibly could.
Whilst working on my own accounts I started to get enquiries, firstly from friends and then from people I had never met, asking me to help them with their social media campaigns.
A couple of months in my social media profile had been building up and a friend of mine asked if she could come on board. I had met Zofia through a forum years before and we had become Facebook friends but never actually met. She had been an online community moderator for ivillage but been made redundant and wanted to offer her services as a community and forum manager to my Social Butterfly customers. I jumped at this opportunity and as it turns out Zofia and I work so well together, we bounce ideas off each other and take up the slack from each other when our busy lives get in the way!!
We work alongside other fab social media people too from time to time, we have made some great partnerships and this is only the beginning, are you coming along for the ride?