This post talks about setting time boundaries for social media and how to find out when your audiences online.

Have you ever felt like you are wasting valuable time on social media or maybe you get distracted quickly? We have all done it at some point. We’ll have seen a video click on the link and then before you know it you’ll have gone down the rabbit hole that is the click bait universe of the internet.

Here are a few ways you can boost your productivity to make the most out of your time.


  • Set Yourself Goals:

If you don’t have an aim in mind when doing social media then you will likely not get much done. Set yourself goals for the overall project you are working on. This gives you a better understanding of what you are trying to achieve and allows your team to focus in the same direction.


  • Time Limits:

My approach to this is to set a time for everything and give yourself timeslots to do different tasks. Make a schedule and break down your goal into tasks and estimate the time it will take you. Making a schedule for your marketing efforts can double productivity and stop you losing sight of your goals.


Below is an example of breaking down your tasks with time limits.

Tasks Time
Social Media Check 1 Hours
Check Forums and reply 3 Hours
Social Scheduling 2 Hour
Sharing 1 Hour
PPC and Ads 3 Hours


There are some Software options that can help



  • Find Out when your followers are online:

Social networks have a lot of active users – the number of users goes into the billions. Chances are, your target market is not going to be online all of the time. You could post around the clock and just keep pushing out messages or you can do a little research to find out when they’re online. You can do this by analysing your views, mentions, likes and clicks. However, if you are quite new to this there are programmes available.


  • Tweriod is an effective tool to find the best time to use Twitter


  • Audiense is the best tool to find the best time to use Twitter and I use it a fair bit.


Both have free and paid versions, the free version lets you analyse your profile to find the right time to tweet to get maximum traction.

Give these tips a go and see how they work for you.


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