However, it’s easy to spend way too much time on social networking sites. That’s why I want to share three small tweaks that can help you make the most of social media sites, without it being too much of a time suck!
#1 Schedule Time for Networking
Just like checking email, networking online can eat up a lot of time if you let it. To eliminate this and stay productive, schedule time for it each day. For example, network for 30 minutes during lunch and then again after dinner in the evenings. Or schedule time each morning.
You can also outline at the beginning of your week what you plan to post about and when. This will help you stay on track and focused.
This leads us to #2
#2 Use Technology To Streamline Social Networking
Technology offers a number of options to make social networking quick and easy. For example, if you’re using Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn you can use services like MarketMeSuite that allow you to schedule posts in advance. You can create your plan at the beginning of the week, implement it and half of your work is done. All you have left is checking responses later in the day and commenting on posts that are interesting and relevant.
#3 Outsource Your Social Networking
Just like people outsource their blogging, you can also outsource your social networking. You can have a virtual assistant or a writer do everything from:
- Create posts for you
- Schedule and upload posts
- Follow, unfollow and invite people
- Create your profile
- Manage your communications
Choose this option wisely and make sure you’re getting your money’s worth. Sometimes it takes a while to see a benefit from social networking and it’s important to keep your budget in check while you grow your business.
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