One thing that all Internet marketers know to be true is that you need to be active on social media if you want to be successful. The problem is that social media can often be a massive time sink and you might end up feeling like you didn’t get much accomplished. That’s because you likely have some bad social media habits that you need to break if you want to be productive and successful with your online marketing.
Rule number one? Stop playing around! Social media needs to be considered work when you’re using it for your marketing campaign. You’re not there to check in on your friend’s new baby photos or to sneak in a game of Candy Crush. You’re there to help grow your business. Treat your social media time like work time, not play time!
Another bad habit is to make yourself available 24/7. Social media is ever present in our lives, but when it comes to your professional social media accounts you need to treat them like a day job. You will drown in social media updates if you are constantly checking in on them. This won’t do you any good and it won’t do your business any good. All it will do is stress you out.
Social media is a place for people to share their spontaneous thoughts and feelings. That’s great for a personal account, but not what you need to be doing with a professional account. Social media is part of your business plan, which means you need to actually plan ahead for your posts! Set out a list of tasks that you need to fulfill on social media and stick to them!
Finally, stop multitasking! You might think that it’ll save you time if you pull up you social media accounts to do some updates while you take care of your other work. The truth is that you probably didn’t save any time and now all of your work has suffered from not being given the proper attention. Again, treat social media like any other part of your job and work on it as an independent task. The work will be better and you’ll get it done faster.
These bad social media habits aren’t the end of the world, but they will negatively impact your work life. Learn to erase these habits and you’ll be able to breathe easier.
Read the full article here: 4 Things You Need to Stop If You Want To Be Productive on Social Media