Ely Social was found by Jalyn Ely in 2015 under the name Jalyn Ely Consulting. Though small initially, Jalyn soon found that consulting was more rewarding than her corporate job. The personal touch and the ability to help more people and businesses master social media was more appealing than working for the bottom line of a single company.
As her client list slowly expanded, Jalyn began to see a need for more than what she was doing. Her consulting model had focused on collaboration and coaching, teaching clients to manage their own social media so eventually they wouldn’t have to hire her anymore. But she soon realized that people also wanted done-for-you solutions that freed them up to work on other aspects of their business, so she began to offer those services, as well.
In 2018, Jalyn rebranded Jalyn Ely Consulting as Ely Social and left the corporate world altogether, starting to work as a consultant full-time. She is excited about helping people meet their social media needs and make social media work for them, whether that looks like collaboration and coaching or a done-for-you package.
- Area of Expertise: Social media
- With Ely Social Since: 2015
- Education: Bachelor of Art in media communications
- Certifications: Hootsuite Social for Business certificate; SEO Certificate from eMarketing Institute
Jalyn Ely is the founder and a consultant with Ely Social. She has been interested in social media marketing since 2011, when she started her first business in Michigan. She eventually left that business for a brief foray into the corporate world, and then moved to Indiana to study media communication at Purdue University. She launched Jalyn Ely Consulting, which would eventually become Ely Social, in 2015.
Jalyn has seven years of practical social media marketing experience from the corporate world, as well as three years of social media consulting experience. In addition to a Bachelor’s degree in media communication from Purdue University, she has earned the Hootsuite Social for Business certificate and an SEO certification from the eMarketing Institute. She also published Social Media for Real Estate Agents: The Complete Guide to Getting Started with Social Media Marketing in February 2018.
Ryan Girardot is the administrative assistant for Ely Social. With a background in music and retail sales, his creativity and customer-oriented personality are a great asset in organization and business management.
Social Media for Real Estate Agents
Are you ready to expand your network, get more clients, and brand yourself as a real estate expert? Social media is the tool you need!
It’s a fact of business these days – you need to be on social media. It’s the cheapest form of advertising you can get (spending money is completely optional) and the benefits you can get from it far outweigh the costs.
Jalyn Ely has been studying social media for eight years and spent several years with the top CENTURY 21 office in the United States, helping individual real estate agents with their social media. In this book, Jalyn distills her social media knowledge and experience helping Realtors into a simple, step-by-step process for getting your social media presence off the ground.
In this book, you will learn:
- How the 7 most popular social media networks work (so you can pick the right ones for you)
- How to set up and optimize your profiles on those 7 networks
- How to create a simple yet strategic social media plan
- Tips and tools for managing your social media in as little as 30 minutes a week
- And more!
Short, simple, and to-the-point, Social Media for Real Estate Agents is a beginner’s guide to branding yourself as a real estate expert and capitalizing on marketing opportunities of social media.