How much time do you spend scrolling through Facebook each day? What about Instagram and Twitter? If you’re like most people, you spend an average of nine hours per day on social media. But have you ever thought about what those 9 hours can do for your wallet? If you find yourself browsing through your social apps, consider these four easy ways to save money with social media on your side
Follow local businesses for discounts. This is a great way to save money, as businesses often utilize social media as a way to inform local residents of special offers and discounts. You can even do this with larger retailers like Amazon! Follow these businesses on Facebook, Instagram, and even Twitter to be kept up to date on the latest deals and sales events.
Ask your friends for recommendations and advice. It may be 2018, but word of mouth referrals are still just as powerful as ever, and they can be an effective way to save money. If you’re unsure about a potential big purchase, or if you’re looking for a handyman service, party venue, or an affordable restaurant – ask your trusted Facebook and Twitter friends!
Buy and sell items on the Facebook Marketplace. The marketplace is an easy, convenient way to buy and sell items in your area. Like eBay, there are a variety of items sold on this platform, but instead of having to download another app – you can reach thousands of people in your area, with your Facebook account. Click here to start!
Follow social media pages that offer daily deals and money saving advice. These pages work toward helping people spend less – like Money Saving Mom, Living on a Dime, Living Well Spending Less and Swagbucks. You’ll find some money-saving tips, Do-it-Yourself hacks, and the occasional coupon and special offer.