Social media, it’s like marmite, you either love it or hate it! But no matter what you feel about it, social media is a necessity these days for business.
It can help:
- Increase your reach
- Focus in on your ideal client or customer
- Provide you with ideas
- Raise brand awareness
- Provide new leads
- And is a platform for you to communicate with your customer
But whilst some love everything about social media, there are others that find it a chore and hugely time consuming.
There is however, an answer to this problem and it is called scheduling. There are numerous platforms out there to enable you to schedule your social media in advance for free. It is a massive time saver and will guarantee that you are out in front of your clients and customers daily and you do not even have to think about it.
So here are a few:
Buffer – https://buffer.com/
You can schedule up to 10 posts at a time across three profiles for free (this one is my personal favourite)
Hootsuite – https://hootsuite.com
As with Buffer, you can schedule up to 10 posts across three profiles for free. It may not be my favourite, but it is a really versatile platform to use.
Tweetdeck – https://tweetdeck.twitter.com/
It is not an all in one scheduling platform but ideal if you are managing several Twitter accounts.
Social pilot – https://www.socialpilot.co
They have a good starter package which is free which is worth investigating further.
Later – https://later.com/
If you use Instagram this is a great tool. With other platforms being able to schedule posts directly to Instagram is not guaranteed. But with Later you can, not an all in one but a must if Instagram is your main marketing platform.