At first, spending under half an hour on managing social media may sound like a tall order, especially considering that an average user spends approximately 3 hours on social media per day. But if you’re running a small business, you may not have 3 hours. Let’s say you’ve only got a measly 18 minutes—it’s going to be tight, but we’ve got a plan we think can work for you.
Before you start, there’s a lot to think about. Which social media network do you visit first? Do you go through the same steps for each network every time, or prioritize your actions on the spot? Another important consideration before you create your speedy social media management plan is what social networks your business needs to be on. In this sample plan we will go over the 5 major networks—Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, and Instagram—we will help you choose the right channels.
To help you plan your day, we’ve divided this approach by blocks dedicated to an important social business activity. You may go over the 18-minute mark in the first few tries as you adjust to the new rhythm, but once you familiarize yourself with the routine, you will never waste a minute on extraneous social media activity again. Become a social media management rockstar with this 18-minute-a-day social media plan for small businesses.
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