Young professionals are busy. Between work, friends, social media and finding time for self-care, it feels like the battle of time management. Worse, you’re spending more time on social media than all the other life demands combined. The good news is, there are many ways to take the time back, but you’ve probably never tried them before. Stop dealing with time consuming social media to build your following or grow your business through the never ending scroll or thinking of clever captions to capture your audiences’ attention. Try these ideas instead.
Automate Your Posts
While it’s nice to post in real time, you could be doing more productive things for your business than editing and posting photos all day. Apps like Planoly and Un Um make automated posting easy and efficient for the extra busy hustlers. Schedule your posting times, then boom – post away!
Plan Your Captions Ahead of Time
In those moments when you’re trying to figure out the best caption seems harder than deciding on a new car, planning your captions in advance will minimize your stress level. If you know you’re not the best caption story-teller, do some research and create a caption file in notes with pre-planned content ready to go.
Map Out Instastories on Sunday Night
As instastories become more engaging than actual posts, it’s important to post at least 3-5 stories per day at best. Let’s be honest, you may not be doing something cool everyday. No problem. While you have downtime on a Sunday plan out your posts for instastories. Maybe Monday is dedicated to inspirational content, morning coffee or a pep-talk to your followers – taking a few moments to prepare will free up space later in the day to do others things that are important you while staying engaged on social media.
Store & Categorize Photos
Pinterest for Instagram – is this really a thing? A while back IG launched a featured that allows users to save photos to a file. Now you can categorize those photos into different albums. Let’s say your a food blogger – save tons of restaurants, food flaylays, and recipes as inspirational for future content into different categories.
Track Your Stats
Do you have your business account liked through your Facebook page? If so, now it’s time to start tracking your stats. Find out the interactions, profile visits, website clicks, age group and more. All of these tips are simple, yet hugely helpful when it comes to data and saving time on finding this information using other apps.