How Much Time Does Social Media Take?

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Social media is a powerful marketing tool... and it only works if it's done consistently and strategically. How much time you should spend depends on whether you're being productive or not.

Once your social media profiles are set up & integrated and your content is already planned, it might take you 20 minutes to one hour to write or film your blog, 5-15 minutes a day updating your social media sites, and another 10-30 minutes replying and networking with your friends, followers and contacts.

How much time you spend should be something you decide. The important thing is to set aside some time each day to devote to productive time on social media.

What is your social media routine?

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7 thoughts on “How Much Time Does Social Media Take?

  1. Gail,

    This is a great reminder that you can have big results if you just PLAN! I tell clients this all the time – with ALL marketing tactics and tools, it’s just a matter of planning for it and sticking to the routine. In as little as 15 or 20 minutes a day you can build a pretty decent social media marketing system!

    Great post and great tips! – Thanks

    -Carolyn Higgins
    http://FortuneMarketingCompany.com

  2. Gail,

    This is a great reminder that you can have big results if you just PLAN! I tell clients this all the time – with ALL marketing tactics and tools, it’s just a matter of planning for it and sticking to the routine. In as little as 15 or 20 minutes a day you can build a pretty decent social media marketing system!

    Great post and great tips! – Thanks

    -Carolyn Higgins
    http://FortuneMarketingCompany.com

  3. Gail

    I am still working to get it down to a science. I spend a little more time than I would like (squirrel, I am a cheerleader and get distracted) and I am aware of this. Which is the first step! And I am in the process of setting up a schedule, my second step. With your help and tips I should have this conquered soon, I give myself a month. Without all your help and tools I would have been lost in space! So thankful to you!

    Victoria Buckmann
    Your Wealth Catalyst

  4. The time I spend is exactly what you describe…wonder why? I know – because you taught me! LOL! Thank you for an effective strategy that yields results!!!
    Brandy 🙂

  5. The time I spend is exactly what you describe…wonder why? I know – because you taught me! LOL! Thank you for an effective strategy that yields results!!!
    Brandy 🙂

  6. Hi Gail, I usually set aside 5-10 minutes in the morning to schedule my tweets through hootsuite. Then, after I do that, I scan through the tweets of people I follow and either reply to them or retweet what I think is worth retweeting. Every now and then, I’ll comment at other blogs and about 1-2 times a week, I’ll write a blog post.

    You’re right, when you know what you’re doing, it shouldn’t take too much time. But, if you don’t, then they need you…lol.

    Anna D.

  7. Hi Gail, I usually set aside 5-10 minutes in the morning to schedule my tweets through hootsuite. Then, after I do that, I scan through the tweets of people I follow and either reply to them or retweet what I think is worth retweeting. Every now and then, I’ll comment at other blogs and about 1-2 times a week, I’ll write a blog post.

    You’re right, when you know what you’re doing, it shouldn’t take too much time. But, if you don’t, then they need you…lol.

    Anna D.

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