Kick Up Your Social Media Game

Running an online business is hard enough, with all the management, making, bookkeeping, email writing, and so on. Throw on top of that the world of social media, and whoa! - there goes your weekend plans.

For most of us, social media is the hardest part of running an online business, but with a couple of steps, you can make it productive without it being distracting.

1 - CREATE A PLAN FOR CONTENT

Everything comes out better when you go into it with a plan. For social media, I like to lay out what each week will look like. What's my tweeting schedule? How often do I post on Instagram? What days do my emails go out?

When you create a plan for social, you can more easily and productively take action, putting you in control of your social media, instead of allowing it to control you.

2 - AUTOMATE YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA

The best thing I ever did for my own time management was to get on the automation train. Toot toot!

I can now sit down once a month and schedule a month's worth of Instagram posts, write a bucket of Twitter posts, and get Facebook over and done. Then I schedule it all up and let 'er roll. I can spend the rest of my month just doing the [non-social] work.

3 - PUT ENGAGEMENT IN YOUR CALENDAR

Instead of keeping Facebook open and constantly scrolling through Instagram, try focusing your social media attention to just a few times per week. This way you can engage when it's time to engage, and work when it's time to work.

Blocking time off on your calendar a few times a week to reply to your Instagram comments or catch up on Twitter will do wonders for your productivity, making you a boss of your to-do list and still an engaged online business owner in your community.

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