If you are visiting, you are most likely a small business owner. You are so busy and can’t fit social media into your day, right? There’s no wonder you are so busy with all the tasks you have to do in your day. I’m here to tell you that you are not alone in not having time to be online. But knowing that, it is crucial to be involved and get your name online also. Lucky for you, I’m here to help you save time online.
5 Tips To Save Time Online
Tip 1: Create Automatic Startup Tabs: If you go to the same sites each day, you can set up your browser to open up the tabs for you when launching the browser. In Google Chrome, under “Settings” on “On Startup”, you can “add more than one page to start-up”. Just click on “Set pages” and show the pages you want to start-up when you open the browser.
Tip 2: Schedule a routine to do tasks online: Schedule time to go online once a day to check out your website, and your different social media sites. Try going online at lunch while having lunch. All you need is an hour to stay on top of your correspondences. This way you can respond in a timely manner.
Tip 3: Set notifications on your smartphone for your email and social media apps: If you don’t want to be disturbed throughout the day, set the notifications for each of your apps and emails to update once a day. The afternoon around 3 or 4 works great. This will help you stay on top of new prospects on the go. If you have an iPhone, here are the instructions about notifications.
Tip 4: Use a Social Media Manager application: There are several out there, like Viraltag, Buffer, and Hootsuite. In Hootsuite, you can easily set up all your social media accounts except Pinterest and be able to see all the social media feeds in one place through their “Steams” feature. NOTE: the mobile app doesn’t allow you to post to a few of the social media sites and it is displayed differently. These services can be used to schedule posts also. I recommend scheduling ads, older posts, and others articles that you want to share with your followers once a month at the end of the month for the next month. There is a free version or a paid version. The link below will take to the paid version.
Tip 5: Use Google Alerts: If you are looking for information on a particular topic, using Google Alerts work great. You need a Gmail account to set this up. All you need to do is write the topic in the space provided and Google will email you any news, blogs, videos, the web, finance, etc… that are available on the topic. You can set it up for once a day, once a week, or as it happens. Click here to set this it up for your business.
I hope these tips help you get your online presence up and running. If you need help, feel free to contact me. What is your favorite social media save time online tip for these small business owners? Please leave the comments below.
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