These days it certainly seems like there is never enough time in a day to get all the things we need to do done. Work, family life, friends, and all the other things that take up your time are all important. However, I knew that if I wanted to get real Instagram followers and really build up an audience on social media, I needed to make time.

I couldn’t make too much time, because it certainly is easy to get sucked into the black hole that is aimlessly scrolling through a news feed or watching funny cat videos rather than using social media as a business tool.

So, I was forced to make time, but also make the time count. I couldn’t just buy followers and call it a day, I had to do more. First, I made a list of everything I wanted to get done every day when it came to social media and my business.

Getting my posts in order, responding to comments, and liking at least three posts per day to grow my audience. I could always do more, but this was a basic set of objectives that I wanted to complete every single day. These tasks would always help with my work and growing my audience in at least some way, so I knew that if I was going to do any task it was going to be there.

Then I timed myself and began to figure out how long it will take me to do all of those things. I ensured I wasn’t distracted or otherwise and spent all my time on social media. After the tasks were complete, I noticed it took me around 35 minutes to complete the tasks, and I resolved to take at least 35 minutes a day to work on my social media.

It could be done at any point during the day, morning, evening, or afternoon. But it would only be encapsulated in that 35-minute time period if I ran long then I had to pick it up another day. If the time ran short then I was able to post or report even more until the time was up.

This strict scheduling ensured that I was able to spend time working on social media without spending too much time on it. It also made sure that the time I did spend on my social media account wasn’t just pointless busy work, but also had a purpose and would constantly help me grow.

I also wasn’t spending hours of my time scrolling through my news feed or otherwise getting distracted. The social media was done when the 35 minutes were done, and then I moved onto the next item on my list. It might seem a little bit weird to compartmentalize time, but when you have a busy day and a ton of things to do, then it can really prove to be beneficial in keeping a schedule intact.