How to Control Your Time on Social Media to Grow Your Business


Melissa Batai

I don't know about you, but I have a real love/hate relationship with Facebook.  I love being able to catch up with family, friends, and other bloggers via Facebook.  There are so many pretty pictures, interesting posts, and worthwhile discussions in my feed.  If I'm not careful, I can spend a lot of time there. 

We're talking hours!

That's time that is not necessarily used productively and certainly doesn't help my business thrive.

Yet, I can't give up Facebook completely.  Besides connecting with other bloggers, I use Facebook for my blog and my business, as I'm sure you do, too.

When it comes to social media, the trick is to make sites like Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter, to name a few, work for you rather than vice versa.  With a little discipline, you can still enjoy and utilize social media sites without letting them take all of your time.

I have implemented the following strategies to try to limit my time on social media while maximizing my results:

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