Another confession: I don’t really like batching.
I wish I did. Batching definitely works for other people. They take a few hours or one day and punch out all the blogs/instagram/Facebook posts for a month, and they’re done . It sounds productive and peaceful. I’ve managed short term batching bursts out of necessity or with group accountability, but that’s about it. I’ve talked to a few of you, and I know I’m not alone in this.
For you – for US – I offer these four tips to work around your batching aversion without guilt:
First of all, don’t let this be another thing you’re giving yourself a hard time about it. Mindset first: You’re not lazy or a bad entrepreneur. It could be that you can’t create or be inspired on a whim. Maybe you don’t want to take a whole day out of your life to write 30 instagram posts. If you’ve learned anything from being a service provider, it’s that you have to work with people where they are, and with what they are capable of doing, and you should do that when you work with yourself, too.
Choose the Right Day and Time
Deadlines help. There’s a good time to post and a better time to post for every platform. Aim for those. Instagram can even tell you what the right times are for YOU if you check your Insights page.
Plan for It
You know how long it takes for you to write a new post, hashtags and all. True story – it takes 2 – 3 hours for me to write a blog. That includes pictures, SEO and scheduling but it’s still a while. If we’re lucky that’s over a couple of days. If we’re not lucky it’s umm, three hours ago. Be honest with yourself, and plan accordingly.
Recycle and Re-purpose
You can use the same post on different platforms, and you should, it saves time and amplifies your reach. Automate it – Co-schedule, Hootsuite, Planoly, Tailwind – they all make it easy and they all have free versions. I don’t like batching, but I love automation.
How else can I help you streamline your client workflow and create time in your business and your life? Take a look at my services and then contact me to schedule a consultation and talk about your checklist.
I’ll talk to you soon,