How many "minutes/hours" do you spend with Facebook/Twitter?

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Hello my fellow Warriors,

Since the first week of Oct, I re-visited and re-activated
my accounts with facebook and twitter.

I'll be doing a pre-launch and will have to invite JV partners
on 2 separate internet marketing projects I'm currently working on.

Though I'm getting quality contacts and response daily,
it's taking me hours every day.

Is it the same with you?

Have you also tried building a quality list of subscribers just
with social sites like twitter and facebook? what was your results?

It'll be of great help if you can share about your daily
twitter and facebook JV/affiliate/marketing experiences.

Thanks,

-Edwin Ryan
#facebook or twitter #minutes or hours #spend
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  • Profile picture of the author King Shiloh
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    I spend just 10 minutes or less if I have nothing serious to look for.
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  • Profile picture of the author King Shiloh
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    Edwin,

    Where have you been all these years? Nov 2003? Just 4 posts?

    Wonders will never cease!
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  • Profile picture of the author Edwin.Ryan
    Thanks for the your responses.

    08-07-2008 at 02:56 AM <== My last visit. It's been a long time
    I went 2 years offline to volunteer for youth ministry in our province.

    Glad to be back and connect with the old and new warriors!

    Yes I'm also wondering about my posts.
    Maybe it has something to do with the transfer to the new forum.

    On my past stats: I see...

    Join Date: 01-30-2004
    Total Posts: 134

    But here I see on 4 posts.
    Today is also my first log-in after 2 years

    Thanks King Shiloh,

    -Edwin Ryan
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  • Profile picture of the author gtree
    depends upon my time and need...
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  • Profile picture of the author susiem
    I usually spend around 2 hours daily , and I usually get contacts 2 or 3 per day to my skype. it is a time consuming task ,depending on what you are doing. I try to add some contacts, as well as commenting on at least five, and also sending greeting to my friends list a few each day
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Ironically, all my Facebook time, which is seldom, is to communicate with a
      friend of mine who buys Magic The Gathering cards at Ebay auctions for me.
      It's how I find out what the latest card is he's won for me.

      Now THIS is an efficient use of outsourcing.

      1. He knows how to bid and wins almost all of them for me.

      2. It saves me the time and hassle of having to bid on them myself.

      Actually...there IS a marketing lesson in this.
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      • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
        Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

        Ironically, all my Facebook time, which is seldom, is to communicate with a
        friend of mine who buys Magic The Gathering cards at Ebay auctions for me.
        It's how I find out what the latest card is he's won for me.

        Now THIS is an efficient use of outsourcing.

        1. He knows how to bid and wins almost all of them for me.

        2. It saves me the time and hassle of having to bid on them myself.

        Actually...there IS a marketing lesson in this.
        That wouldnt be Yaro Starak would it?

        I dont have a facebook account, and only use Twitter to promote my sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Edwin.Ryan
    Thanks for the replies!

    @susiem - Didn't thought of getting them to skype or adding/asking for their ids.
    I might try that approach soon as well.

    @Steven - lesson noted I'm also trying to cut back time now to less than 1 hour/day.
    Still getting potential JV partners though at this stage.

    -Edwin
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve Hines
      I have a few friends on FB, who spread any links or offers that I share to their network of friends, but I never spend more than a few minutes on those sites. It's too easy for me to get distracted, or end up in an IM conversation that distracts me from more important work.

      If I'm just relaxing, though, I may spend 1/2 hour or so, commenting on friends' posts and just being social. I do have to limit this time too. For a while I had a bad Bejewled addiction that would waste wayyy too much of my time.

      Twitter is a little easier for me. I spend a minute, here and there from my phone just to stay up to date and pass along links and articles. It's easier to get out of Twitter than FB for me, so I don't sweat that time as much. No little games to distract me.

      I'd like to get more value from these social networking sites, but writing content for myself and others in addition to other IM stuff prohibits me looking further into how to use them for my business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Garin
    I used to spend several hours a day building out twitter connections manually, and then I stumbled upon TweetAdder. TweetAdder allows me to automate my twitter connection building so that I can focus on other aspects of my business. I did a TweetAdder video review that you can check out if you are interested.

    Anyone who says twitter is not awesome for sending traffic must not be using it effectively because I have driven tens of thousands of visitors to my sites and captured over 1,000 leads on my list all from FREE twitter traffic.

    I spend about 5 minutes using TweetAdder a day, and about 30mins a day, throughout the day, tweeting on Twitter. I am tempted to spend more time than this because I see the immense value tweeting and twitter can deliver.

    Cheers,

    Garin
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  • Profile picture of the author alniches
    My personal account was too much hours a day....I know...I know I gotta practice some self-control so that's why I have permanently deleted my personal FB account.

    So now I just have another account focused mainly for business and I think I only login like once a month.. heh
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  • Profile picture of the author mld_publishing
    I spend no more than 30 minutes per day between all of my social networking accounts. I use social oomph to control as much as possible, so I don't actually get sucked into the sites themselves. I can add friends, schedule updates and all kinds of other things through SO.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      I've never seen either site, to be honest.
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      • Profile picture of the author steveshoemaker
        Edwin first off I want to commend you on your volunteering efforts. Spreading the Good News is always a worthy endeavor.

        For facebook and twitter I spend about 10-30 minutes each.

        I have the facebook share button in my browser so I can share things while I work or surf.

        I actually go to facebook and share things in my facebook group and check messages or add/accept invitations.

        Twitter is about the same except I use tweet adder. I also use twitterfeed to keep a steady stream of info coming that is getting retweeted and such.

        I will use tweetdeck to interact spending a little time retweeting somethings, doing some follow friday tweets just participating in geneal and thats about it.

        These work great you just cant get to sucked in.
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    • Profile picture of the author hometutor
      Originally Posted by mld_publishing View Post

      I spend no more than 30 minutes per day between all of my social networking accounts. I use social oomph to control as much as possible, so I don't actually get sucked into the sites themselves. I can add friends, schedule updates and all kinds of other things through SO.
      A weird thing happened to my facebook account. I had been uploading a lot of pics via my cell phone. fb thought my account was highjacked. To prove it wasn't they wanted me to match faces with "friends" I didn't know any of those faces so I started a new fb acount

      Rick
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  • Profile picture of the author TristanH
    I'm just getting started on Twitter and spend about an hour a day on there.

    I check Facebook maybe once every couple days. I'm focusing mainly on Twitter at the moment.
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  • Profile picture of the author Slade556
    In my experience you will be far better off building a list of quality subscribers with an autoresponder service than social networks. There is so much 'noise' on those, particularly twitter where it is difficult to keep your potential customer's interest level up unless what you are offering is dynamite. That doesn't mean there isn't value in social networks though.

    Foolishly I got rid of a few of my accounts over a year ago and have since started them back up because I find it is easy to keep track of the marketers I model myself after. This is by far the biggest benefit to Twitter in my opinion. A lot of the top shelf marketers are right there for you to interact with/follow and can provide a wealth of valuable information. Now I spend around an hour per day, sometimes more, on it when in the past I spent very little.
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  • Profile picture of the author jesus72knight
    I spend 8 hours a day. I think there's no hassle in leaving your FB open while doing some other stuff. Just avoid the procrastination though.
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  • Profile picture of the author pethanks
    I just spend 2 to 4 hours a day in Twitter and Facebook.
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    • Profile picture of the author Silas Hart
      With Facebook, a good 45 minutes to an hour to keep up on the updates, make a couple replies to keep up my social level, say a couple happy birthdays, etc.

      Twitter, I don't even bother with, I'm not Justin Bieber.
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  • Profile picture of the author humbledmarket
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    I've seen many people build list off facebook personally I've never tried but it must be working if people are doing it constantly and continually. I'll be doing a large scale of it shortly if possible and hopefully I'll remember to come back and post.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Fulton
    ha ha, I don't have a facebook account, could see myself getting sidetracked way to much. My twitter account got banned after reaching 6000 followers, so this is also out of action. I've got plenty of other things to keep me busy
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  • Profile picture of the author craigcdz
    Well I used to do this about 2 months ago both on twitter and facebook where I used to spend quite a lot of time...Unfortunately didn't get the results I wanted to....So I left this activity. Now Just a little bit of time...
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    • Profile picture of the author hometutor
      Originally Posted by craigcdz View Post

      Well I used to do this about 2 months ago both on twitter and facebook where I used to spend quite a lot of time...Unfortunately didn't get the results I wanted to....So I left this activity. Now Just a little bit of time...
      did you check your backlinks though from your tweets? They got picked up via rss feeds. That's whey I never use short links

      Rick
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  • Profile picture of the author JonAlfredsson
    I always keep my Facebook page online all the time. There are instances when I post discussions or updates. If this has been a buzz maker, more comments will come in and I would like to be part of the discussion. This means I have to immediately answer their queries so I should be online the entire day. And yes, leaving your Facebook open all the time is not a hassle especially if you’re too focused in your work.
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  • Profile picture of the author CCGAL
    I love Facebook and Twitter, but I use them socially more than for business. Anytime I'm online, chances are good that one or both are open in another tab or window. When I was selling books on eBay, Twitter got me a lot of traffic to my auctions, and many of my friends retweeted for me. I routinely drive traffic to my Squidoo lenses using both, although probably nothing compared to what some of y'all are able to do.
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    • Profile picture of the author hometutor
      Originally Posted by CCGAL View Post

      Twitter got me a lot of traffic to my auctions, and many of my friends retweeted for me. I routinely drive traffic to my Squidoo lenses using both, although probably nothing compared to what some of y'all are able to do.
      I'm just getting back into using Ebay. Can you tell me why you'd use Ebay as opposed to your own website if you were driving traffic anyway?

      Rick
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      • Profile picture of the author CCGAL
        Originally Posted by hometutor View Post

        I'm just getting back into using Ebay. Can you tell me why you'd use Ebay as opposed to your own website if you were driving traffic anyway?

        Rick
        I'm not sure I understand what you're asking. Did you think, perhaps, I meant self-published e-books? I was talking about books I'd collected over the years and needed to downsize. I learned a great deal in that process, decided I don't want to be a book scout, and learned a lot about the process of selling on eBay.

        You could get a much better and more useful answer to the "why eBay" question from John Lawson of 3rd Power Outlet and ColderICE.com; he started on eBay and is now a certified eBay Platinum Powerseller. He opened up market channels on Amazon and Yahoo stores and has his own website ... but he still uses eBay because of the traffic and the site authority.

        I heard him speak this summer at an eBay function, and was so impressed by his honesty and how he stressed being ethical and caring about your customers, I came home and built a lens about him.

        Hope that helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    canceled facebook. Best move I have done....i worked out I spent over 2 hours a day.

    That guys, is 10 hours a week i could be writing articles, doing PPC, helping my members, oursourcing projects, building list....... OMG I am a criminal I tell you a criminal *cries out in pain*
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  • Profile picture of the author Devon Brown
    I spend about 1 hour a day on all my social media (that includes Warrior Forum) - I like to keep in contact with customers, friends, potential JV partners and I go where they go.
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  • Profile picture of the author PaulaC
    None. I must admit I have completely given up on Twitter and I don't use Facebook at all anymore. My business partner keeps our Facebook fan page updated for our affiliate blog but that's about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrea Wilson
    Around 1-2 hours. I basically search for fan pages with the same keywords as mine and I add up people active in those pages. I have just started out in building my list but I believe this will be effective as lots of people are online in facebook everyday and more likely, they will respond to my updates.
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  • Profile picture of the author carolbacken
    It's a very interesting question not only for me but for all Facebook and Twitter user, i think though.

    An average time i spend in both social media sites is four hours. But yeah, it depends also if there's a lot of interesting topics/issues that pop outs from time to time.

    But for all those who don't know yet, by just spending your time online especially with Facebook/Twitter you'll get an income..
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    • Profile picture of the author Digital Info Diva
      As little as possible - only as much time as it takes me to do my
      marketing. Otherwise I consider them time-wasters.

      In doing the marketing for one of my clients, I noticed it was getting
      really hard to get the subscriber's attention. Only after I created a Fan Page
      for the client, did I understand their distraction. There they were - in
      Facebook at all times of the day messing around instead of using their
      time productively. You see, this is a "how to" niche on starting an offline
      business. Guess they won't be making much money in their business! :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author kishorem
    Ryan Deiss & Perry has quite a good course on Twitter & facebook marketing.

    Content are quite solid.

    Note: I am not associated with them. Just know that they have a quite good quality course on that topic. Ideas inside makes sense for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author drmani
    Originally Posted by Edwin.Ryan View Post

    Though I'm getting quality contacts and response daily,
    it's taking me hours every day.

    Is it the same with you?

    -Edwin Ryan
    My highest ROI comes when I spend between 20 and 30 minutes a day,
    spread out over a wide span of time, on Twitter and Facebook, and other
    social networks (including here).

    If you're getting quality contacts and responses, the real question is how
    worthwhile every minute or hour you spend on them is... and if it is, then
    you might want to spend longer, or if it isn't, then cut down.

    Just my 2 cents

    All success
    Dr.Mani
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