3 Reasons Why your Wasting your Time with Social Media

Wasting your Time with Social Media

There's so much to do when it comes to your business but the biggest hurdle that you cannot avoid is talking to people.  With social media, being a big part of your business whether you like it or not are you using it the right way.

I want to share with you three reasons why you're wasting your time with social
media. You want to sell your products and everybody's doing it & everyone's on social media sharing their information millions of people every day.

Facebook monthly active users 1.1 billion
Twitter monthly active users 288 million LinkedIn has over 200 million users in total
Instagram has over 70 million users

So from the above figures alone you know if you're not on social media, you're kind of missing out a lot of traffic.

What's your verdict on social media?

Are you saying "At last I'm not the only one saying social media is a waste of time" Or are you saying "Social media wasting my time are you crazy". Whichever sentence you lean towards, it shows one thing that social media is here to stay.

Social media is even being the first place new business owners start selling, instead of creating their own space online. There are always talks about why traffic is not flowing to a business site via social media or why engagement efforts are useless. You know deep down that social media can boost, explode and totally change your business but what you see is not convincing you.

Well it's about time we look to see if social media is really wasting your time and how you can flip that thinking into positive action.

Reason one

You're trying to use them all. Every single social media platform that's out there, you're on it. Each one is powerful in its own right. You can't use all social media the same way.

Reason 2

You're sharing your product images, you're sharing your blog post but that's all you're sharing. You can't go on social media sites and do this unless you are a large brand already. You need to be social and share other content with will still help market your business but it's not all about your products or services.

If you want people to be trusting your products you have to have a genuine interest in other people. Just clicking retweet, retweet, and retweet through your pretty stream will eventually get boring. Why because you have no interest in these retweets really.

Reason 3

The third reason why social media is wasting your time. You're saying you're not seeing any results from social media. It's just not working for you. With social media you have to learn how to get results. Everybody who's on social media now had to learn
methods techniques to get to where they are, For you to see results for your business you have to put in the work. You have to invest in your business. So instead of saying I can't see any results. The question you should be asking is where can I get help? Where can I go and read about how others are getting results using this social media platform?

The results are not going to happen overnight. For example I have been working for the past five years. It's only been the last year from those 5 years I've seen the power of
twitter for me. When I go on Twitter and put a question out there or want to join a conversation, I want someone to engage with me. To get to that level takes time. Plus I enjoy looking through my feed of my follower's shares. Its harder to see everything now my numbers are a lot bigger for that something I can't control.

Social media can get overwhelming & frustrating. But stay with it that suits you. Take your time there's no rush. Learn from others but always experiment with your own twists. Remember your business has its unique traits that make your business unique.

 

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3 Reason Why your Wasting your Time with Social Media

In the comments
1 Share what social media sites your using, & list them all 🙂
2 Which one are you most active on? So we can support, share, link, follow, and engage. Let's begin, shall we 🙂

Janet Walker helps small business owners share their Gifts. By simplifying SEO, crafting your product story, getting traffic & learning, exploring ideas. When she's not in business mode (which is hard not to be) she's being creative somehow, making a mean green juice or busy in her garden learning how to grow vegetables.

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4 Comments. Leave new

  • Thank you very much for sharing the video and for the shout out Janet.

    I totally agree with what you’re saying and had already done lots of research on the subject. I currently get most of my business from word of mouth and local advertising..I am still not ready to handle bigger traffic and workload as I am in the process of putting an adequate structure in place.
    As soon as that’s done I will put more work more into my social media and definitely follow your advice 🙂 Much love. Elena

    Reply
    • Hi ya Elena,

      Glad you could stop by. Sounds like your on a good path with your business right now. Yes don’t rush into social media until you know you and your business is ready. The shout out was nothing, considering if not for twitter I would never have met you:)

      Blessings Janet

      Reply
  • This is definitely advise to follow.

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    • Hi ya Tracey

      You are becoming a regular around here, which is awesome. Yes social media can be daunting but if you have a plan in place no matter how small it can help a great deal.
      Blessings Janet

      Reply

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