Social Media Tasks
Social media tasks can be time consuming, but here are 5 ways to make it simpler for you. There are only so many hours in a day and making the most of our time is crucial to growing our businesses, right? Social media platforms can make a huge positive impact on your business, yet many out there struggle with overwhelm from it.
This blog post shares 5 golden nuggets on how to best spend your time using social media for your business.
Which social platforms are you going to use?
You can’t be on them all, so figure out which social media platforms you want to be on (and find out where your audience is) Some questions to ask yourself are: Which platforms are people engaging with you the most? Where do you get the most visits to your website from?
2. Stick to a schedule or time block
Time management is my thing, i am amazing at it and I help clients manage their time better too. Time management is super important to any entrepreneur or freelancer. When you set time aside to manage your social media tasks, a lot gets done! So i regularly time block now and i work less hours because of it. Pick a days and times that you want to set aside for your social media tasks and stick to it.
Create a daily to-do list of social media tasks
Lists, lists and more lists. As if you haven’t got enough social media tasks and blogging to be getting on with right? I like lists and i like ticking them off. This week i have set aside Monday, Wednesday and Friday for my social media tasks, for scheduling mine and my clients posts. Then every day i set aside time to do the following:
- Respond to comments
- Comment on other peoples posts
- Network online and engage in communities
- Like all comments on my social media platforms
Make your time count and ENGAGE a ton!
Allocating time for building relationships SHOULD be part of your time allocated for your social media tasks. Notice above i put Network online and engage in communities? That’s what i’m talking about!
Yes it’s true, it means you actually have to talk to people 🙂 But it’s all online, so it’s super easy and can be done in your own time that suits you. See the word social? That’s why we have to engage.
I pretty much respond to every message, retweet and comment because those people are helping grow my business and getting it exposure. Yes i miss the odd one, we’re only human after all. BUT i do make time to do this, it’s so important.
Use tools to help with your social media tasks!
Ahhhhh tools, aren’t they great? So i keep it simple and use hootsuite to schedule posts. There isn’t enough time in my day (or yours) to be posting live every hour. Not to mention posting when you are sleeping to reach a bigger world wide. Let a scheduling tool do the work for you whilst you’re asleep.
Using tools will help grow your business and save you a ton of time. If you need any more recommendations, find me on Facebook Here.
Hopefully these 5 tips will help you better manage and your daily social media tasks better in order to get the most out of your time.
Which tip/tips spoke to you the most? Let me know in the comments. Or add your own tips related to social media tasks.
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