5 of The Best Productivity Tips For Social Media Managers

Are you finding it hard to keep on top of everything as a social media manager? It can be difficult to stay productive, especially when most of your role requires you to be using apps that are designed to be distracting. To help you boost your productivity and feel better about your to-do list, we've rounded up some great tips for you to try.


1. Schedule, Schedule, Schedule

With so many scheduling tools available, it would be almost criminal NOT to use one! Scheduling tools like Later, Sprout Social, and Hootsuite allow you upload and schedule your posts for the week all at once. Once you've got them locked in, they'll be automatically posted on the days and times you've set, and you won't have to worry about forgetting to post anything.


2. Do Tasks In Batches

Batching is a great way to get many tasks done at once. Instead of switching between a whole lot of different tasks, group similar ones together and do those at the same time. Because your brain won't have to keep switching gears, your focus and headspace will be on one type of task, and you'll be a lot more productive overall.


3. Repurpose Existing Content

It's not always easy coming up with brand new content ideas when you're under the pump. Instead of banging your head against a wall hoping something fresh will come out, look at your existing content and see how you might be able to repurpose it. There's so much value in taking what you've already spent time creating and putting a new spin on it - we've even written a whole piece about how to do it here.


4. Learn To Say No

As a social media manager, people will likely come to you for help and advice. Instead of giving in and showing them how to delete a comment or how to post a TikTok video, put your foot down and set some boundaries. It might only take a second to help someone out, but it adds up, and it's taking up valuable time that you need to be spending getting your work done.


5. Switch Off

If you've got content to create and schedule, the last thing you need is 3,742 notifications blowing up your phone. Yes, you need to be across any comments and engagement, but you'll never produce anything decent if you can't focus. For a social media manager, switching off your notifications might seem sacrilege, but try it out just for an hour and see how productive you can be.

The next time you're feeling under pressure to get everything done, try out some of these tips and let us know how you go. Got a great tip you want to share? We're all ears! And if you could really use an extra pair of hands, let's chat about how we can help you out.

8 of the Most Common Marketing Myths

You might have heard some crazy things about marketing. It's too expensive, it's not worth it,...

How You Can Repurpose Your Existing Content

Coming up with new ideas for engaging content can be a challenge, especially when you're running...

How to Sell Your Products On Instagram

The ability to showcase engaging visual content and provide an up close and personal look at...

The Metaverse - What's All The Hype About?

Facebook's latest venture, the Metaverse, has been all over our feeds and newscasts, but what is...

Why customer retention is so important in eCommerce businesses

Generating new leads for your eCommerce business might be your focus, but retaining the customers...

The Complete Guide to Using Hashtags on Instagram

If you use Instagram, you'll be very familiar with the hashtag. A great way to help your posts...

A Year On: How Our Boycott On Facebook's Going

This time last year, we decided to part ways with Facebook. Some of you might have thought we were...

Lead Nurturing For eCommerce Brands: Step by Step Guide

Are you wanting to grow your eCommerce brand? If so, mastering your lead nurturing is a must. Lead...

7 tips for creating Outstanding eCommerce customer service

To run a successful eCommerce brand, you need to stand out from your competitors online....