I recently installed Google Analytics to my Patreon through the integration (do it if you haven’t already!) and I’ve been tracking how my new social media plan has been affecting my traffic. It’s a bit soon to draw any real conclusions, but I’ve definitely been seeing an increase and that’s my main goal.
I sat down a couple weeks ago and put together an actual plan for social media. Before that I was posting regularly on Instagram, but not so much elsewhere. I would just post when I thought about it each day. So anyway, I decided that I would set aside one hour in the morning to:
- Craft my IG post (which I save and publish around noon as that’s my optimal time)
- Queue up a range of Twitter posts (a YouTube video, a photo, a Patreon teaser, etc) using Tweetdeck to publish throughout the day
- Schedule two Facebook page posts
- Spend some time engaging with other creators and my followers on each platform, answering messages, etc.
I also planned out what types of Instagram Stories is post so I wouldn’t just be randomly throwing stuff up.
It sounds like a lot, but I can get it all done in about an hour and then I’m not randomly posting throughout the day (other than the planned IG Stories and some planned engagement) and I find social media has become less of a time suck when I stick to the plan.
And I chose to do it daily because I create content often and can’t really plan more than a week or so ahead just due to the nature of how I create.
Anyway, I wanted to share my success and kind of open up for others to maybe share too.
Where do you all promote your Patreon/content/art/creations? Do you have a specific social media plan?
PS: I’m a NSFW creator who is mainly a model with an ASMR element in videos and I also show off indie brand lingerie and hosiery just to give you some context.