Recycling old emails and social media- is it okay?

Learn how recycling business content frees up time in your tutoring business. Recycling emails and social media posts reachers more users!

Sometimes, you get into a little bit of a funk when it comes to thinking of fresh ideas to post on social media or email content. (Remember, social media and regular emailing is how you stay “top of mind” with your current and potential tutoring clients!) This is where recycling business content comes into play.

For whatever reason, you may feel stuck and don’t know how to get unstuck. After being sick this past winter and finally feeling myself again, I just didn’t have it in me to dream up new and creative posting ideas. I knew I would eventually get back to my old self, but I decided to give myself some grace in the meantime.

After having an online business for close to eight years, I’m hear to tell you this:

IT’S OK TO RECYCLE CONTENT. Really. It is. I encourage you to start recycling business content. Why?

Why should I recycle Business content?

  • Your audience may have missed it the first time you posted.
  • It may be seasonal content that is ok to bring back
  • A post might be able to serve a new purpose
  • You have GREAT ideas and there’s no reason why you should only post them once for only a few eyeballs to see them.

What to Recycle

When I say recycle business content, you may be wondering what exactly should you recycle. I’m not talking about taking a break from social media, although recycling content does free up some of your time.

  • Older emails that have amazing and timely tips you know your audience would benefit from seeing again. Don’t have an email list yet? Learn about starting an email list for your tutoring business here.
  • Some social media posts really take off and some fall flat. Find the ones that performed well and schedule them into upcoming posts. Alternatively, the ones that fell flat the first time might have been clunkers purely for the time of day they were posted. Try posting the same post, tweak the wording and schedule it for a different time of day. New to social media for your tutoring business? Grab this Social Media 2.0 kit!
  • You literally have seconds to make an impression on an audience and potential clients when they scroll through social media if you’re a tutoring business owner. It’s highly probable your post about a new offer may have been forgotten about if you only posted it once.

We’ve covered email marketing extensively in our Members Academy. If you’d like instant access to a 3-part email marketing masterclass designed with tutors in mind, join today!

Free Social Media Idea Generator

Whether you’re just getting started, or you have a full student roster, this FREE checklist will help you generate new ideas for your social media page! This video explains how it works– so easy!

So give recycling business content a try! You no longer have to limit your recycling habits to the big green receptacle.


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  1. Thank you for the tips about how to recycle and what content might be good to recycle. I also appreciate the confirmation that recycling content is ok when there is a purpose!

    1. kathleenva says:

      Absolutely! You never know who you will bless when you recycle information because they may not have seen it the first time!

  2. Always cool to recycle!

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