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S8E5 | Sandra shares time-saving tips

Episode Description:

Sandra shares time-saving tips for managing your group and ways to enhance your productivity.

Show notes

“I love to automate what is possible without losing that human connection.”

Managing your group doesn’t have to take over your life! In this episode, I’m going to share how you can manage your group in just 15 minutes a day. 

I love automating what you can without losing the human connection that makes your group great. An easy way to save yourself time is to schedule your content in advance. In Facebook groups you can schedule content up to 8 weeks in advance, which is a great option for scheduling engaging posts or event reminders. 

What if, instead of scrolling through notifications to find all the things your members posted, those posts were listed in a spreadsheet? Then you could go through the list of posts, answer questions, and be in and out of your Facebook group fast. In our Engaged Groups Membership, we have a lesson on how to do exactly that! 

Another tip to save time is to set a timer for 15 minutes when you’re going into your group to answer questions. See how much you can get done in that time. This method helps you to stay focused, and when the timer goes off it can remind you of what you originally set out to do if you got distracted. 

Another idea is to schedule time to manage your group in your calendar. Time blocking is a great way to enhance productivity. If you set a time block for 15 minutes at the beginning of your day and maybe 15 minutes at the end of your day, it’s better off than going in every time you see a new comment or post in the notifications. 

You may also want to consider using a community moderator. You can make someone who’s very active and helpful a moderator. This could be a volunteer position, you can give them one of your offerings for free, or you can give them gifts in exchange for moderating. This person doesn’t necessarily have to be an expert in your topic, but they should be someone who can guide your group. 

Another option is to hire a community manager. Think of who on your team could be a great community manager. They don’t need to know everything, but they can keep a running track of all the questions you’ve answered and learn how to answer those same questions when they come up in the future. 

Taking advantage of time saving strategies can make a world of difference, and I hope you give some of these ideas a try!