5 Ways To Use Social Media Without Wasting Hours Of Your Day
We all know how much social media can take over our lives. It starts off as ‘just a quick flick through Twitter’ and 2 hours later you still find yourself scrolling!
So, for all of those who have little free time to spend marketing their business on social media OR maybe you’re the opposite and spend too much time on social media.
We’ve devised a little plan that will help you to use your time more effectively and not have to worry about posting a Facebook status every day – we’ve got it all covered!
1. Sign Up to a Social Media Management Website
Sign yourself up to a social media management tool such as Hoot Suite or Sprout Social. If you’ve not got the cash to spare for signing up to a pay plan – Hoot Suite offer a completely FREE package where you can manage up to 5 different accounts on – meaning you can manage your different social media sites all in one place. Trust me, you will thank me once you’ve done this.
2. Schedule Your Content
If you’re ridiculously busy and have no time to be posting tweets and statuses everyday, schedule out your social media activity for the week/month and watch your follower rate go up from little work on your part. It might take you a couple of hours to schedule everything out ahead of time but it will save you a lot of time in the future, then all you have to do is reply to any enquiries or replies that come through to you.
3. Document Your Social Media Activity
If you post any tweets and you know for a fact that certain ones work and get a great response everytime – why not create a document with pre-prepared tweets/statuses that you can paste in when scheduling. You’ll build up a great document of templates over time, ones you know that WORK!
4. Brainstorm Ideas
Coming up with what to post on social media can be difficult. So why not spare some time throughout your week to brainstorm ideas of content to post out. Below I have listed a few ideas on the sort of things you can be posting out to you followers:
- Local News – local events, charities, businesses worth supporting
- Company News – recent projects finished, testimonials, new staff, staff nights out, recent targets smashed
- Industry Related – changes within the industry, industry related facts,
- Advice – advice to potential clients who might be interested in your services
Or something simply fun or exciting!
5. Set up Google Alerts
We’re aware that time is very precious to people in the building industry, as you’re a busy bunch!! So, why not set up some Google Alerts on topics that will interest your readership? Let Google do the work for you and email you industry relevant news and topics that you can put your own spin on and post on your social media accounts!