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If you are visiting our blog, 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 probably preoccupied with all the tasks you have to do each 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 brand online as well. Today, I am going to share with you some tips to keep your online tasks simple, quick, and easy.
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, click on the three vertical dots next to your profile picture. Then, select “Settings” and scroll down to the “On Startup” section. You can “add more than one page to start-up.” Just click on “Open Up Specific pages or set of pages” and show the pages you want to start-up when you open the browser. If you have the pages already opened, you can select “Use current pages,” and it will pull all the pages that are open in your browser.
After you do this, you can close the browser and open it up again. You will see the tabs will open up exactly how you want them in the exact order you want them.
Note: It may take the browser a little longer to load. Keep that in mind when setting the pages.
Tip 2: Schedule routine to-do tasks online:
Schedule time to go online once a day to check 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 promptly.
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 companies that will help you manage all your social media accounts, like Buffer, Tailwind, and Hootsuite just to name a few. In Hootsuite, you can easily set up all your social media accounts and be able to see all the social media feeds in one place through their “Streams” feature. These services can be used to schedule posts also.
I recommend scheduling ads, older posts, and other articles that you want to share with your followers once a month at the end of the month for the next month.
Tailwind (affiliate) is designed specifically to share on Pinterest and Instagram (if you buy the upgrade). If your target audience is on these platforms, this service may be better for you.
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If you want help setting up your social media marketing or need someone to manage them, please feel free to contact us.
Tip 5: Use Google Alerts
If you are looking to keep updated on a certain topic for your business, using Google Alerts works excellent. You need a Gmail account to set this up. All you need to do is write the subject 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 up for your business.
I hope these tips help you get your online presence up and running and help you save time online when doing your small business task. 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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