co Social Media: Can It Be Outsourced? |

There are a lot of things that can be outsourced, but many people wonder about social media. After all, it`s a more personal venue, so is it something that can be turned over to a professional?

The answer is yes. However, you need to be very careful about how you do this. Because social media is more personal, you can`t just expect someone else to fill your shoes, so you will probably want to keep your finger on the pulse and keep doing some of your own social networking.

What I would suggest is setting up a business account at any and all social media sites that you want to belong to. This would include places like StumbleUpon, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. A business account isn`t quite as personal and you`ll be able to outsource most of it. A few examples of things someone else can do for you:

  • Send out links to new blog posts.
  • Connect with others on the social media site
  • Reply to comments
  • Comment on other profiles
  • Release news updates
  • Bookmark other people to catch their attention
  • Update profile
  • Add product photos or links to a page

Social networking and social media can end up taking up a lot of your valuable time, so it`s often worth it to see if you can outsource this type of task.