Here are some tips for taming the social media beast. Come and get it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tip #1 Set a time limit on how much time you spend on social media.
If you are not in a position to hire a social media manage [I feel your pain]. Try setting aside a certain amount of time each day [think 30 minutes to an hour] to spend on social media AFTER you finish your work on your own content [like those video scripts for your new YouTube Channel… cough…cough..]. If you don’t set a time limit, you may end up using social media as an excuse not to work on your REAL work. Social media is important, but if you don’t have something to share with the world, then it loses all of its importance.
Tip #2 Schedule your social media posts.
There are several ways to schedule your posts. On individual social media, you can often schedule your posts (e.g., Facebook). There are also other options such as Hootsuite where you can schedule posts for several social media sites. If you have time to sit down and schedule out your posts for the next 1-2 weeks, this allows you to set aside chunks of time to work on your own content.
Tip #3 Not everything you post on social media needs to be your original work.
The great thing about social media is that you are able to share other people’s content that matches up with the brand and mission of your endeavor. With Twitter, this is particularly helpful as you Retweet others work related to your mission. Many times you will make new connections with others in the same area as your own. This helps you build a platform to chase whatever dream you’re chasing… so chase that dream already!!!
Tip #4 Network, network, network on social media.
Social media opens many doors to network with other bloggers, YouTubers, etc. There are tons of groups run through Facebook where you can find other creators out there to ask questions of, cross-promote, and just hang with others creating fabulous content. A website called CoPromote offers ways for creators to cross-promote, but it is more helpful to use when you already have tons of followers on Twitter, subscribers on YouTube, etc. You can sign-up for free at awe.sm/hR1O4 . The more you engage on social media, the more you network, the more your platform grows!!!
So go ahead and tame that social media beast!!!
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