Are you a social media manager?
Or perhaps you’re just curious what a day in the life of social media manager working from home would be like?
You’ve come to the right place.
But before we jump into the daily routine,
… perhaps you’re curious to know how did I become a social media manager?
A little back story to how I became a social media manager
First of all, I am extremely lucky to have a job during this pandemic.
And I’ve had a little bit of experience already working from home – before it was a necessity.
Over the last 3 years I’ve been working remotely as a social media manager and enjoying my travel lifestyle so much!
Writing blog post from the amazing beaches in South Asia, scheduling content from my trip to Japan – taking breaks whenever I felt like it …
It may seem like a dream job! … and it is.
At least for me.
But all that changed when all of a sudden I found myself locked at home during a pandemic.
As I’m writing this post we’re in the 3rd lockdown here in Malaysia and hope to get back to our pre-COVID routine is pretty far away.
Nevertheless, with a little practice, I have developed a routine and systems to help me stay organized, save time and increase my productivity.
And since I’ve received a lot of questions on Instagram asking me how I manage my time working from home, I thought I’d film a video and show you exactly how I do it.
Let’s face it: working from home has many distractions – unless you live alone.Tweet
My biggest challenge as a social media manager is time management.
In this video, I’ll break down my daily routine and take you through some of my favourite tools & systems that help me stay organized and productive.
Below is a typical day in my life as a social media manager
Not all days are the same though.
I make sure to allocate days in my monthly calendar for:
- Market research
- Content creation
- Business development
- Client calls
- Sending invoices
- & other CEO/business management stuff
In this post I am sharing a typical content creation day.
A DAY IN MY LIFE AS A SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
7:00 – 8:00 wake up, check messages & news
8:00 – 9:00 breakfast & coffee
9:00 – 10:00 check client profiles
10:00 – 11:00 engagement hour, record stories, chat with my followers
11:00 – 13:00 content creation
13:00 – 14:00 lunch break
14:00 – 17:00 more content creation
17:00 – 18:00 schedule content
18:00 – 19:00 dinner
19:00 – 22:00 relax, watch a movie or read a book
22:00 – 22:30 check social profiles one last time
22:30 – 23:30 get ready for bed
Tools, systems & tips for new social media managers
These are some of my favourite tools and tips that I wanted to share with you if you are considering to become a social media manager:
- Plan your tasks with a monthly calendar (also have a calendar for each of your clients) I use Trello.com to create separate boards for each of my clients.
- Have a system for creating content (Ideas, Outline, Graphics, Captions, Hashtags, Schedule & Optimize, Reports)
- Have an engagement routine
- Use automation tools to save time
- Know your limits
- Take a day off & social detox
- Read all the news!
Are you a social media manager?
Do you struggle with time management too?
Curious to know how you plan your day.
Let me know in the comments.