Social networking can take up more time than you realize. You’re online checking your Facebook status updates, and suddenly an hour has passed before you know it. Is there any way to authentically outsource your social networking so that this marketing activity doesn’t become another drain on your already too-full schedule?
The answer is both yes and no. The nature of social networking is to connect and create bonds with others. So, it would stand to reason that it would be difficult to outsource your personality. And, of course, anyone that you hire to help you with this doesn’t know the people that you knownor does she have your depth and breadth of knowledge.
Given that, what are the kinds of tasks that you CANNOT delegate in social media marketing? These would include:
a. Replying to personal messages on Facebook or Linkedin or responding to direct messages (DMs) on Twitter .
b. Responding to @ replies on Twitter.
c. Giving recommendations on Linkedin.
d. Making daily conversational connections with your followers/friends/contacts and responding to their status updates.
However, there are a number of tasks that you can easily delegate to an assistant, provided that you give her guidelines to follow. Here are the 7 most effective social media marketing tasks you can outsource.. Read more