5 Tips for the Solo Community Manager or Social Media Practitioner

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Are you the sole community manager or social media practitioner for your company? It can be tough to go it alone. Here are 5 tips to help make life easier where you wear multiple social media management hats.

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  • When I was a school teacher and was out sick, I had “sub plans” for the substitute teacher.Nowadays I have written instructions for substitute chat manager, co-admins on the FB account who I trust with canned qotd, scheduled blog posts for known absences
  • 5 Tips for the Solo Community Manager or Social Media Practitioner

    1. 1. 5 TIPS FOR THE LONE WOLFCOMMUNITY/SOCIAL MEDIAMANAGER
    2. 2. 1. SET UP YOUR COMMAND CENTER Monitoring tools are your friend Password management Multiple access points (laptop, mobile, etc)
    3. 3. 2. ADVOCATE FOR YOURSELF  If you need something, ask  Claim your seat at the table of decision-makers  Share your successes  Track your metrics to prove your worth
    4. 4. 3. TRAIN COWORKERS TO HELP Create a formal training program Create internal policies and procedures Be the go- between if necessary
    5. 5. 4. HAVE “SUB PLANS” Schedule for absences Save up topics for others to post on your behalf
    6. 6. 5. DISCONNECT, OCCASIONALLY  Go somewhere without internet or phone service!

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