How to Manage Social Media for Your Business in Just 5 Minutes Per Day

Social media has become the primary source of marketing for a lot of businesses. I know both of my businesses would be absolutely nowhere without social media. It really has changed the game and if you have not gotten your business onto social media yet, it’s time you join the action.

One of the many complaints I have gotten about social media marketing is the amount of time it takes on a daily basis to upkeep all your accounts. You’ve got Twitter accounts, Facebook pages, Pinterest accounts, Instagram photos to upload, etc. I get it. It’s a lot to do.

It is true that in order to develop a strong social media presence and build meaningful relationships that produce results for your business, you or a team member will have to spend a solid chunk of time setting things up and growing the audience. That’s just the way it is.

However, if you’re not quite ready to hire out the work and you are only willing to invest a few minutes a day in social media marketing, then there are a few tools you must know about. Just understand that by only putting in a few minutes a day, you are severely limiting your results. Social media is about constant engagement, and it takes hustle to see the results we hear about in all those success stories.

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Use Post Scheduling Software

One way to save loads of time is to use a post scheduling software. There are a few trusted ones out there, and they enable you to schedule out status updates, tweets, picture posts, etc. You can spend 5 minutes in the morning creating posts that can be scheduled for publishing throughout the day. Below are 2 tools I recommend:

1. Hootsuite– Hootsuite is a fantastic tool that provides all sorts of easy posting tools, along with analytics. It’s the perfect all-in-one tool for social media marketers.

2. ManageFlitter– This tool is more niched than Hootsuite, it’s specific to Twitter. However, I love it because it has graphs that share with you the hottest times to post on Twitter based on your followers activity. It shares when your tweets will most likely be seen so you can schedule accordingly.

Take a crack at these tools if you find yourself in time-strained and money-strained position. Although they will not replace cold hard engagement on social media that you really should be doing, they will save you loads of time and allow you to maintain your accounts daily.

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Leave A Reply (21 comments so far)


  1. Travis Lloyd
    3 years ago

    great Reminder. I haven’t used hoot suite in a long time. I will sign up again!

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Smart move!


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  3. Victoria
    3 years ago

    I use hootsuite and many social media management tools and it take WAYYYYY more than 5 minutes a day to post worthwhile posts…. Be realistic and know that if you want quality engagement, it is going to take you more than 5 minutes every morning to post on Twitter for the day…

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Yes, and I mentioned this exact concern above. If you want REAL results it takes more than 5 minutes. But simple maintenence can be done in 5 🙂

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  6. EJ
    3 years ago

    Really great info especially about using scheduling tools to save time and my biggest takeaway is HUSTLE

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Awesome stuff.Thanks!


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    3 years ago

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    3 years ago

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    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Thanks for the comment Stephanie 🙂


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    3 years ago

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    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

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  11. Ozie Absher
    3 years ago

    Thanks for helping out, great information.

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

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  12. Eric Miller
    3 years ago

    Time is my number one issue dealing with social media and marketing. Hootsuite is an excellent tool and I’ll go back and reengage with it!

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Another one to check out is MeetEdgar.com, if your willing to spend a few bucks per month on saving time


  13. Rachel
    2 years ago

    Awesome article! I LOVE Sprout Social: http://bit.ly/1Jek4GP it’s a bit pricey but worth EVERY penny =)

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      2 years ago

      Cool thanks for the reference Rachel!

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