Dec 21

Social Media Marketing: Setting Goals Saves Time

photo_4004_20090125[1]When planning out your social media marketing plan, there are three important reasons why you should create goals for your social marketing time.

Goals help you achieve. Looking at your goals from time to time will assure you that you are staying on track with your marketing purpose. If you are specifically working toward branding your business and building your community,  from time to time, ask yourself, “Am I using my time wisely to build my online community of prospective customers?”

Goals help you stay focused and minimize the time you spend on social media marketing. As an entrepreneur, you are constantly churning through tasks that relate to all parts of your business. Marketing is only one of those many tasks.  Setting goals with your social media time will help you focus on what really moves you forward. Once you know where your time is best spent, it is much easier to jump on the networks, accomplish tasks that will move your marketing forward, and then get off the networks and on to the rest of your day.

Having goals causes you to track and measure your results. This can be as simple as setting a goal that you want to increase your Facebook friends list to 300 members.  Broken down into weekly goals, this means you need to add five to six new friends each week.  Once you’ve added that number, you can move on to other tasks.  But having this goal causes you to watch that number grow and spend time on this specific strategy.

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Have you set your goals for your social media marketing time? What are your goals?

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