It’s safe to say that social media, when used correctly, is an effective tool for both personal and business. Even though many are aware of this fact it is often still a struggle to remain consistent and effective on Facebook, Twitter, or whatever you decide to use. And I admit even though I am able to help others strategize and plan content I struggled with it myself. (GASP)
There are a multitude of platforms that offer the ability to schedule post. I think I’ve tried most of them but the one that has captivated me is CoSchedule.
CoSchedule, simply put is a quick and easy way to schedule post for WordPress, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, Google +, and more. It allows you to integrate with other resources like Google Calendar, Evernote or Bitly. This was enough to get me to try the trial (no credit card needed) 🙂 If you have a WordPress Site you can download and activate the plugin.
It’s so simple! Once you download and activate the plugin feel free to explore. The first thing I did was connect all my social profiles. Next, I started scheduling post. Yes, it was that easy. There are also a ton of resources that explain how to use the editorial calendar to maximize your reach. Pretty sweet! But my absolute favorite thing about CoSchedule is the calendar. It is so awesome getting to view the whole month. This gives you a bird eye view of what you are posting and allows room for better planning and consistency as you can see the gaps in your calendar.
This feature alone is worth the monthly investment BUT WAIT…THERE’S MORE. (I’ve always wanted to do that :D) Along with scheduling you get some stats to view.
Sharing is caring and CoSchedule makes you aware of just how much you care about your content by letting you know how much you share it on different social platforms. View top post, specific post composed by authors, and the list goes on and on.
Even though CoSchedule has a ton to offer the use and features are very simple. Manage a blog, personal pages, and business pages all in one place. If you haven’t noticed I love simple and the simplicity along with the amount of control has allowed me to focus more on creating a plan to present and grow my business instead of trying to remember if I posted something or not. It really is a relief.
Have you ever used CoSchedule. If not, you should give it a try. If you are already a user how do you incorporate CoSchedule into your workflow? Got any tips? Would love to hear from you.