It comes as no surprise that social media is one of the top ways of marketing for your blog and business. We live in a day and age where social media rules the world… or so it seems. Today I want to talk about 5 apps to schedule social media posts to give you more time. Because who couldn’t use a few extra hours in a day?!?
First, let’s talk about WHY you need to be scheduling your posts. Aside from the obvious, to simplify your life! Scheduling social media posts is a great tool for growth because the more you have a presence on social media the more you’ll be seen (given you’re using the right tricks).
There are optimal times of the day that are best for posting to get the most views. Just hop on Pinterest and search “social media schedule” and there are great results and graphics. These give you a clear direction of best times to post on different platforms.
Let me tell you a little story… when I first started using social media for my photography business over at Abby Ann Photography, I had zero clue! Literally zero. I posted my pictures with a few hashtags that I thought were up to par and then waited…. Crickets….. More crickets.
You see, I was just waiting for people to come to me. Clearly I had posted a social media worthy image, WHY WEREN’T PEOPLE ENGAGING? You innocent little girl *says to self while sighing heavily*
What I’ve learned the most in business is that people aren’t just going to come to you with a snap of a finger or shall I say a post of a picture. At least not in the beginning. You have to have a social media strategy my friends!
Wait, you just said we were going to learn about 5 life changing apps to schedule social media and now you’re saying social media strategy?! Wuhhh?
Yes sweet entrepreneur and blogger… you guessed it! They go hand in hand! Literally, they hold hands.
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Here are some things to think about when coming up with a social media strategy:
- Who is your ideal client/audience? (without this, nothing in the world will make your blog or business thrive)
- Hashtags in your niche – research, research, research!
- What will get your tribe talking and engaged? Start a conversation. I’ve found that my posts that are more personal or pose an interesting question get the most traction.
- What time of day is best to post and how many times (that Pinterest search I recommended earlier, yeah that’ll help you here)
Now that you’ve done some thinking about your strategy, let’s talk about 5 life changing apps to schedule social media!
*links below may contain affiliate links
- Tailwind – Pinterest
- Boardbooster – Pinterest
- Latergram – Instagram
- Hootsuite- Multiple social media platforms
- Crowdfire – Instagram
- Buffer – Multiple social media platforms
- Co-Schedule- Multiple social media platforms
I can’t wait to hear how much time these save you! Don’t forget to come back and share how these 5 life changing apps to schedule social media helped you!