How to get more time out of your day by using your social media accounts wisely
Do you sit there on your computer or phone, aimlessly wasting time, watching the world go by? If you counted up all of the seconds it took reading Facebook, seeing how many people liked your post, checking whether there is a new cat video out or if you can top your high score on Candy Crush, how much time would it be?
Have you ever thought what you could do with that extra time in your day? First of all, let me tell you about a little secret called Hootsuite. Hootsuite is a nifty little program that aggregates your social media into one place, so rather than having to (or let’s face it, wanting to) check each and every social media stream that you have, they’re just sitting there all in one place!
For example, you wake up in the morning and the first thing you do is check Facebook….I know you do! Then a little while later you log on to Instagram just to see how that pic of your kids playing in the water is going. Any likes yet? Ooh, a few! Then you jump on Twitter. Has Kim Kardashian hash tagged you today? Unlikely..
With Hootsuite, you can see all of this info at the click of a button.
On a free plan, you can add up to three 'streams' or social media pages that you can monitor in one easy spot. The other great thing about Hootsuite is, is that you can post from here to all of your social media streams. Cool hey? So if your sunrise this morning was really awesome and you think all of your friends should have a great start to the day, just head up to the top of the screen, hit compose message, attach a pic, select the social media streams you want to share it with and boom! You're done!
Hootsuite is great for businesses like mine who are short on resources including people, time and money! It is also great for bloggers, big businesses or the regular social media Queen or King who loves sharing their lives and experiences with their communities. If you want to save time, head over to www.hootsuite.com If you want more tips and tricks like this one, to organise your busy life, sign up to our newsletter here.