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How To Avoid Wasting Time On Social Media

Posted on: December 14, 2010

How To Avoid Wasting Time On Social Media

Although I have been adamantly advocating the use of social media for small businesses, many people are still hesitant to jump right into it because of the fear of being overwhelmed. This truthfully happens all too often. You could very well become bombarded with status updates, tweets, Facebook posts, or even spreading yourself too thin across different social media networks.

Travis Hodges, a freelance social media consultant, gives us wary social media users some advice on how to avoid wasting our valuable time and marketing efforts. It is important to use social media marketing to your advantage. There are many components of social media that can become a distraction to your objectives, so pay attention.

Do not follow too many blogs

Try sticking to blogs that directly relate to your industry. Also, weed out blogs that aren’t as informative as others. You should follow blogs that you can learn from on a consistent basis. In addition, pay attention to how much time you’re spending reading each blog, you should be able to get a wide variety of information, not sinking into one particular blog for an absurd amount of time.

Do not read every single tweet, post, or status update

Social media is completely overloaded with unnecessary content. If you follow tweets or updates that can be valuable or informative to you, that’s fine, but try to avoid those that don’t quite make your favorites list or group.

Do not follow or friend too many people

You don’t necessarily have to be friends with everyone you possibly can. This is just poor networking and is inefficient. If you friend every person possible, you will undoubtedly be labeled as a spammer eventually. Again, follow and friend people that you can learn from, or converse with, all for the better of the community, your company, and yourself.

Do not spread yourself too thin over social media networks

For small businesses, the most recommended social media networks for you to join include: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and blogs. These are the most widely used and the most effective if you are using social media for your marketing strategy.

Distributed by IntelBuilder Social Media Platform

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1 Response to "How To Avoid Wasting Time On Social Media"

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