As a social media marketer, you quite naturally have an inclination towards social media giants like Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms. Having given the responsbility, you head towards your favorite network, let’s say, Facebook to share an important update or information as the main beef.
But, here’s the catch, while in the process, in all likelihood, you get nudged by some flashy content, like a funny illustration, or a the dance contest, which is up and going, denying to leave your attention, subsiding the motive with which you logged in.
Yes, it happens! The black ineffective hole of social media often lures you to enter and then find yourself trapped within. Though, this would absolutely be fine, if you weren’t a social media marketer, however, as a responsible social media professional, you are expected to stay focussed, and manage your time and work in the most apt manner.
Considering this, we are listing four simple points to adhere to, and work in a more organized way to make the most of social media time management –
1. Go by the Plan, Much Needed
Working on social media definitely requires a plan. You can’t sit and spend ages without much meat. Go by the goal you created before jumping onto a medium. For example, get your likes increased, or get your followers bloated. Or you could just say, let’s increase the traffic by some percentage in 3 months. Repeat the process, until its workable.
Moreover, make a plan to discipline yourself. It will help you avoid linkhopping and would call for effective time management.
2. What’s Your Schedule
Although, most of us tend to divert from our usual schedule, still there has to be one, to be followed.. Think of time as money, and manage it the way you would manage your cash and finances. Another tip, jot down the must-do activities you would do daily. Make sure you complete them the same day. Prepare a schedule for the coming week as well, if you foresee deadlines approaching. This would give you some space and let you work freely.
3. Work With Social Media Managing Tools
Content creation and curation, both are crucial for a social media management plan. To effectively manage your time while using social media, use tools like Hootsuite to schedule your Tweets or posts. Your posts, or tweets can be scheduled for anytime of the day, so you don’t have to wait for the time to post a particular tweet or share an information with your followers.
4. Total Control Over Social Media
We know it moves all so fast, social media. There’s scope always to manipulate strategies or refurnish them according to the requirements of the audience. While social media content would continue to do what it intends to, you may gradually learn to exercise control over your usual tendency of getting distracted.
When you feel offended by the constant bugging of the real-time Twitter stream, don’t hesitate to button it off for some time; give yourself time to be relax and freshen-up. Come back to the normal, when you feel good and get back to engaging your clients and do what’s required out of you..