26 Oct 2011

Social media doesn’t have to be all work and no play.

Social media marketing doesn’t have to take up all your time , nor does it have to be all work and no play.
By now your probably already signed up for one or two social networks, and if you’re like most people, you’re probably feeling overwhelmed with it all .There’s a lot to learn , and each network has its own strengths and weaknesses , which makes it difficult to know where you should make a start .
Here ill help you to lay out a plan you can use to get  more out of your social media marketing effort , starting with how to avoid turning your social time into just a waste of time .

Facebook and Twitter both lean  toward the social side with games like Mafia Wars and Farmville, distracting  quizzes or Twitter parties . While entertaining , they can cause real problems if your easily distracted .
Make it a habit to check in once or twice a day , quickly respond to messages , post an update , and then log out . There’s no need to leave a browser open  all day , or remain logged in hours . Limit your time to 20 or 30 minutes , make the time to connect with family or friends , and  to play . If you do end up playing poker , try setting a limit on how many friends you like to accept while around the table , i found a good tactic is to say hi to everyone the minute i take my seat when playing , its amazing how fast six or seven requests will come , then move to another table and repeat . 
A lot of people that are new to social media marketing will make the mistake of going straight for the marketing side and forget all about  the social part , and that will lead nowhere , fast . If all you  do is drop links to the latest affiliate programme your  promoting , it wont take too long before your followers and likes begin to disappear . And the same with too much socialising too , if all you talk about is  kids or the weather , you wont make  many sales either .So get the balance right and you will be half way there .
Social media doesn’t have to be all work and no play.

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