Artists, non-profits, and small business owners who are pressed for time sometimes ask how they can be successful with social media while spending only a few minutes a day on Facebook and Twitter. My initial response to this question is that social media isn't a magic tool for instant success. Social media provides one more opportunity for you to work hard to build relationships and achieve success in your goals.
Rather than trying to minimize the time spent on social media, I prefer to reframe the question as follows: "How can I be successful in my real world goals by using social media as efficiently as possible without wasting time that could be better spent in other marketing and networking efforts?" This question explicitly clarifies that the individual actually does spend time and effort on marketing and networking and is not seeking to achieve success with only a few minutes a day of any type of relationship building.
My response to this rephrased question is more straightforward: Focus your social media efforts on complementing and enhancing your real-world relationships and goals. Anchoring your social media plan in your existing priorities will reduce the risk of spending time in activities that don't move you towards your goals. By leveraging your existing momentum, social media does not have to add significant time or energy to your efforts.
So what does this mean in practice?
Below are three strategies that you can incorporate into a social media plan without getting overwhelmed.
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The Tennessee Arts Commission is pleased to announce that it will offer three statewide workshops to professional individual Tennessee artists who are interested in utilizing social media networks to advance their career by learning online creativity and marketing strategies. Topics of discussion include: networking, benefit-driven content, building relationships vs. making sales, understanding online goals and audiences, measuring and evaluating success, and balancing personal and professional profiles. Each workshop will be lead by Jacob Weiss a Nashville producer, artist and social media consultant who is also the Founder/Director of High-Wired Communities and Playing By Air Productions. These free workshops are offered to professional individual Tennessee artists with some working knowledge of social media networks and will NOT cover any technical aspects of beginning these processes but instead focus on content-driven strategies. Attendees may bring laptops to workshops however they are not considered necessary.