You’ve probably been caught up in the social media dance routines a time or two by now, wondering how you make money doing something that is so addictive it sucks away your time online. The reality is, there are many ways to work social media without losing track of time.
Let’s sort out a few basic concepts and see if we can’t bake those hours into less time.
First, no matter what else you learn about the social medias, realize that if you’re not making relationships on those social medias you’re wasting your time there.
Setting a timer for 60 seconds and allowing yourself to review for that long and post, before you go back to work on your regular online job, makes sense. Do it. Get a timer and set it each time you get on your social media sites. Don’t fudge and don’t reset it.
Limit the number of times you’re on the site to 3 – 5 times a day. Post, visit a few other sites and move on. You don’t have to read EVERYTHING on the page three times each.
Scheduled BUILD Time
Previous items relate to posting allowances. There’s such a thing as needing to catch up with your friends. The minute they think you’re just posting at them, you’ll be labeled a spammer and it won’t matter what kind of relationship you’ve developed, you’re DONE. You’re TOAST. You won’t be on their friends list for long. Take time, make time, and allow yourself scheduled BUILD time on each of the social medias each week. A few minutes may be enough, or you may need more time, depending on how much you count on Social Media for your overall income.
Build a Fan Page
Be sure you connect in various ways that relate to what you’re looking for online. If the only people you connect with online are old friends from high school, you’re probably NOT going to make a lot of serious cash. But then, growing a fan base, means building a fan page that supports your business and invites professional interaction from your business connections.
Hire a Professional Social Media Director
You may think you can handle the social media precepts of your business, and there’s a good chance you can handle it. But there’s an even better chance that you’ll need assistance, either in managing your social postings or in managing what happens after you post. Either way, having a professional social media director to keep up with your social media will solve many problems.