As an online entrepreneur, I pay attention to my social media platforms more than your average person. I like to have an account on the most popular social media platforms, and I am quite active on a couple. Social media is my bread and butter, so growing my following is important to me. Having said, I am not able to dedicate as many hours in a day to build my social media following as I would like. So I had to think outside the box. I am quite impressed with how I have grown my social media platforms but there is still room to grow, and I plan to increase my following significantly before the end of this year.
How to grow your social media 30 minutes a day
So how do I grow my social media 30 minutes a day? Here are some things I do, you may find them helpful too!
I schedule my tweets on Buffer everyday. It usually takes me about 10 minutes to get this done. I always have my tweets ready in my head so I don’t over think the process too much. Also, I am always manually tweeting when I get the time so my whole feed is automated. But being to schedule my tweets does help me grow my following massively. Using the right hashtags and images also help my tweets get some engagement. Plus Twitter is all about chitchat so I make sure I engaged with others everyday.
I spend a few minutes a day on Facebook creating stories, replying comments and resharing relevant posts from other pages and creating ads. It takes me about 10 minutes to get all these done on Facebook. I also go in and out of the Facebook app on my iPhone as often as I can in the day, but I make sure I dedicate 10 minutes a day to get my promotional stuff done. Facebook reach can be tricky to get up but sharing your new blog posts in relevant groups does help.
Now on Instagram, I spend a bit more time because I am seriously trying to go my following on it. I spend around 20 minutes a day creating stories, posting shots/captions, replying comments, liking and commenting on photos and researching hashtags. Instagram is such a competitive platform but I try to do me on there as much as possible. I make sure I don’t spend too much time on the platform though, as it is so easy to get carried away checking profiles out.
I have fallen in love with Pinterest and I now spend around 10minutes a day pinning. Pinterest is an interesting social media platform and I love the fact that I have noticed a spike in my monthly unique and engaged viewers. My following is also gradually increasing on there and I am loving it. Plus it is so easy to manage once you know what you are doing. I always go in and out throughout the day on my iPhone and I pin as much as I can outside of the 10 minutes I dedicate everyday.
You don’t have to spend hours working on your social media platforms. Just start with a couple of minutes every day on each platform and see how you get on. It is more about consistency than the amount of time you spend. You doing the same thing everyday for a week will mean more than you spending hours on a platform on 1 day and not do anything else on it for a week. Consistency leads to growth on social media, so don’t give up!
How do you grow your social media platforms? Do you have any tried or tested tip to share?