You’ve discovered social media and have realized its importance for your business. Good! Now how about managing your time so you can make it the most effective that it can be for your business?
Before you let the big social media craze consume all of your time and take you away from your customers, maintenance, and important business tasks, try these time management tips so that you can be most effective on all fronts:
- Select a handful of social media sites. Don’t try to manage them all. Pick 3 or 5, whatever you can effectively manage. Most people can’t manage more than 5 and stay effective. Three is even better. Pick your number and make your presence known in those social sites.
- Choose 3-5 people to build a relationship with. Don’t try to be all things to all people. Pick a manageable number of people you have an affinity with and work on those relationships.
- Set aside a specific time of day for social media networking. Work each site during that time and don’t go to the sites at any other time.
- Don’t too much at one time. Pick one activity to focus on for each site each day. Otherwise, you can get lost in the social media shuffle.
You only have so many hours in a day. Use it wisely.