Social Media: Get In, Get Out, and Get Back to Work!

Get Back to Work

Have you stopped to consider how much time you spend on social media platforms? Do you quickly lose track of time scrolling through your feeds? Do you worry you may be addicted to social media?

You’re not alone. Many people get lost down the rabbit hole of Facebook, Instagram, or their media of choice.

For me, my motto is “Get in. Get out. And Get back to work!”

Being an introvert has provided me an opportunity to be productive instead of social, unlike many of my clients and students.

For example, one day recently, I accomplished a long list of critical business-related projects because I wasn’t side-tracked with by social media notifications.

Here's what I was able to achieve during the time others were scrolling through updates, liking a friend’s comment, watching a short video, check birthdays, and so on:

  • Wrote an email to send to my list of prospects and clients
  • Took that email and re-purposed it into a blog post focusing on the concept of “publish or perish” for entrepreneurs
  • Made progress on my book titled Living the Mentored Life by completing 500 more words
  • Moved closer to finishing the sales copy on a new online course centered on authority blogging

As an online entrepreneur, you have to roll up your sleeves, put in the time and do the work required to keep your business moving. That means turning off social media.

To help me keep my focus, I adhere to a strict schedule. I allow myself only 15 minutes in a 24-hour period to access social media. I never log in before noon as my most productive time is during the morning hours. My assistant schedules posts used for marketing purposes.

Now, when I do access my accounts for the sake of catching up with people, it is generally after supper and after I’ve prepared for the next day. This has helped me avoid becoming addicted to social media and hurting the bottom line of my business.

What about you? What should you do to kick the habit of scrolling through social media sites when you should be working on building and growing your business?

Check out my suggestions:

  • Assess what is attracting you to that particular site.
  • Pay attention to the clock and write down how much time you spend on these sites.
  • Develop a schedule that keeps you connected but also allows you to get work done.

My heart breaks when I see people spend so much time on social media instead of working their business. They quickly lose control over projects that can generate needed income now by wasting too much time on these sites. Don’t do this to yourself.

If you’re interested in getting started with the journey to online entrepreneurship and taking your life to the next level, find out more by downloading your Online Entrepreneur Blueprint and get started today.

About Connie Green

Connie Ragen Green – Bestselling Author – Online Marketing Strategist – Entrepreneur

Connie has been online since the end of 2005. A former classroom teacher and real estate broker/residential appraiser, she left it all behind in search of a way to make a living from her home computer doing something she loved. Now she is able to work from anywhere in the world that has an Internet connection, as she does regularly from one of her homes near the beach in Santa Barbara, California.

After a disappointing first year, where she made almost no money and found the technology to be more than she had bargained for, Connie finally put the pieces of the puzzle together and began to earn money through affiliate marketing. She was determined to help others get started online more easily, and began teaching new online entrepreneurs during 2007. She continues to teach regularly, offering both webinar and teleseminar trainings regularly.

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In addition to these trainings, Connie has more than thirty products of her own. She believes that having both your own products and courses to promote, as well as affiliate products, makes for the best possible online business.

Connie was awarded the coveted ‘Better Your Best’ grand prize by Armand Morin at the Big Seminar in November of 2009. This prize included $25,000 in cash, as well as the opportunity to serve as the Ambassador for the prestigious AM2 program for online marketers. Since winning this prize, several of her students have participated in the competition and three have come in either first or second place.

Connie Ragen Green – Bestselling Author

In July of 2010 she published her first book, Huge Profits With A Tiny List: 50 Ways to use Relationship Marketing to Increase Your Bottom Line. This book is available on Amazon, as well as all major retail book outlets. It has received critical acclaim, being nominated for a Reader’s Choice award for small business marketing books in December of 2010. She now has twelve books to her name, as well as contributing to many others.

Connie is also an international speaker and presenter at conferences and workshops, speaking on topics of entrepreneurship that include earning huge profits from a small list, affiliate marketing, content creation, creating information products, local business marketing, and starting an online business.

Also an active member of the international service organization Rotary, she is currently very involved in the Interact Club (Rotary’s high school service group) at Santa Barbara High School. This has brought a new dimension to Connie’s life as she sees the world through the eyes of our youth.

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If you feel that working with Connie would have an impact on your life and your business, opt in to her information and newsletter list on the main page and connect with her via email or on one of her Ask Connie Anything live calls, offered bi-monthly. You may also be interested in her mentoring through her Online Marketing Incubator program.

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