Are you looking for social media marketing tips to help you be more productive? For starters, the process of doing social media marketing is time consuming and on average, we spend at least three hours daily scheduling and managing our social media accounts.

What if I tell you that there are a couple of ways to be productive on social media?

You see, I've been doing social media marketing since 2004 and I realized that I hate spending hours looking at the computer and doing social media. I rather spend more time with my wife and son (seriously)!

Carry on reading to find the best ways to be more productive in social media marketing.

1. Plan everything in advance

I hate planning but if you want to be more productive on social media, you got to plan in advance.

You work will be more organized once you plan everything. Instead of guessing what you should be doing, you know exactly what to do and when to do it.

Here's a quick guide from Duct Tape Marketing: 7 Steps For An Effective Social Media Marketing Plan

2. Leverage social media tools

I love automation and social media tools allow us to save more time in many ways. 

Make no mistake. There are many social media tools that are highly priced and could burn a huge hole in your wallet. So, how do you choose a social media tool?

Here are some guidelines:

  • Features
  • Affordability
  • Customer support
  • Customer review
  • Number of social media platforms

Allow me to give you an example. PostPlanner is a social media tool to boost reach and social media engagement. For only $3 per month, you can manage up to three social media profiles at the same time—from finding content topics, analytics and automatic scheduling all under one roof. Click here to try PostPlanner for free.

There are also tools such as Hootsuite which is a great choice if you are managing multiple social media accounts and want to have a bird's eye view on all of them.

3. Take automation to whole new level

With today's technology, automation is a norm and you should be using it as much as you can. What does this means?

There are many tools that allows you to put social media on automation. For example, AgoraPulse allows you to manage and automate all your social media accounts under one roof. There's also IFTTT which is a great addon especially in connecting two apps or more.

If you are looking for complete social media automation (like set once and forget), Socialoomph is a great tool for you to use without burning a hole in your wallet.

Need more tips to be productive in social media marketing?

Click to enlarge the infographic. Credits to Neil Patel and Quick Sprout.

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