Some time I really wonder that doing social media sicerely requires lot of hard work. But what for? Everybody wants to be successful. Be it your belongings or followers, eventually everything boils down to the fact that how wealthy you are? All of us know that information has been always a key to success and now we are trying to grab it from social media. But I guess most of us are wasting time in it as we don’t know how to actually use it as we don’t have any strategies to use it.

For me time is money. How you decide that how much of your time and money you are going to invest in social media be successful. But what if you don’t know what it can do for you? You’ll need to invest, both time and money, before throwing resources at it. Have a plan and create a budget. This will help increase the likelihood of success.

“Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.” – Sam Ewing

Jumping into social media without at least learning the basics could be a major problem. It probably wastes lot of your energy and time. It’s important to be careful and consider what you shouldn’t do, as well as what you should do, when using social media. It works both ways. Social media may help you getting a good job and when used the wrong way can help you lose a job offer or even your current job.

Taking the time to explore social media gives you a better understanding of what social media can do and how to create a plan. Don’t try to recreate or “re-find” what others have already shown works. Save your time for your actual innovativeness.

To have a positive social media strategy you need to know as much as possible. If you really believe that social media for you than you have to be a real passionate contributor and for this you have to be patient enough to listen and learn, find out what the entire buzz is about, pick up on some of the problems and write posts and messages that contribute to the issue. Try and resolve problems.

So finally, What did you realize, Is social media for you?

This blog is contributed by Rohit S

Rohit works as Creative Director at Value Creation. He is an internet enthusiast & has passion for aesthetics. He helps brands get better results from their websites. He has been associated with internet technologies from last 17 years.