It has been a long time since I’ve written a blog post, but that’s just because I’ve been SO busy. What have I been up to, you ask? Well, I started my own, small, social media management business! A lot of you might not know what that means, or if you do know, you might not understand all of the details and how it works. I decided to dedicate this blog post to explain what I do everyday, what my schedule is like, how I stay on task and how I’m able to run a business on my own.
My Daily Schedule
I wake up around 8 a.m. every morning. After I wake up, I take Winnie out and eat breakfast. Then, I spend about an hour engaging for my clients on Instagram. After I’ve engaged for a little while, I focus on my emails. Emails take me the longest, so I always try to knock that out earlier in the morning. After I finish up responding to all of my emails, I get to batching posts. Batching just means that I create content, schedule it and make sure all of the links are working, captions are ready and photos are picked out. I try to get batching/scheduling done before noon.
Occasionally I’ll have meetings that I have to go to, so I usually try to schedule those between the hours of 11:30-1:30.
I take a break around noon to regroup, eat lunch and relax. Then, I usually spend another hour on engagement from 1:00-2:00. After that, I get anything done on my to-do list that day! Usually, clients will ask me to do separate, small tasks for them and whenever they do that, I add it to my list of things to do and that’s why I carve out that time at the end of the day. I end my days crossing things off of my to-do list!
If I don’t have anything on my to-do list for clients, then I’ll work on my own list. Usually, my own list consists of taking photos for brand collaborations or for Instagram posts. I’m trying REALLY hard to post consistently this year and I’m working on making a big difference with my blog, so bear with me.
How I’m Able to Run a Business on my Own
I started social media management on a whim thinking it would be a great way to earn money on the side. I got two clients right off the bat, and I didn’t get another one until about two months later. Once I got my third client, it felt like my little side gig turned into a fully fledged business overnight.
I’m still learning how to do everything. I have to get an accountant, start paying taxes, look into medical insurance and I also want to look into getting a separate phone number for a business line, but that will all come soon enough. I’m taking everything one day at a time, but I am so incredibly blessed and thankful that I get to do what I love everyday, on my own terms.
What Apps Do I Use?
This is a question I get often — so often that I think I need to create a separate blog post to explain. For now, I’ll tell you I use Later, Planoly, Buffer, Lightroom, FaceTune, Photoshop, A Design Kit, Unfold, Over, Canva, Plann and Telegram! I hope that list helps. Like I said, next time I’ll go in depth explaining what I use every app for!
Wow, I haven’t written a real blog post in SO long. I feel like I forgot how to do it! As I said before, bear with me as I get back into the swing of things!