You have set up your social media pages and you are ready to start attracting your fans.
If you read my last post on Why Your Fans aren’t Following you on Social Media you will know that on average you should be on 3.4 different social media channels!
So how much time do you have in your day to post new content, find great pictures and engage with your fans?
Sounds a bit hectic and you do have to do your day job - you know running your business?
Well it is not all as bad as it seems...
There are tools out there to help you.
You don't need to be the creator of all your content.
There are many tools out there to help you curate content but I found this tool after reading about it on a Jeff Bullas Blog.
Swayy allows you to curate content based on your interests and share it with Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
What I like about this tool it is easy to use and you can pick and choose which of the three channels you share with.
You can select the topics you want and Swayy will give suggestions based on your selections.
The calendar function is easy to use allowing dates and times to be selected or just select a few hours in advance.
Swayy also offers analytics functions so you can see how your posts are doing.
Buffer was originally set up as a content sharing and scheduling app. Now it offers suggestions on content to share.
With Buffer you can configure the times you want to post your content.
With the free plane you can have a Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn account. You can upgrade and have more channels.
Buffer also provides analytics so you can see how well your posts are perfoming.
Buffer unlike Swayy has a Smartphone app so you can buffer content directly from your phone.
Of course most people have heard of Hootsuite. The free version gives you 3 Social Networks and the Pro plan starts at $9.95 a month.
With the Pro Plan you can set-up multiple teams with up to 50 social media profiles. Very useful if you are wanting to post to multiple pages and groups.
Hootsuite has the ability to have collaboration with teams and assigning particular social networks to particular teams. It allows multiple people in the teams, so if you have a VA or others supporting your efforts you can all take part.
Hootsuite provides suggested content that you can share out on the various networks. Unfortunately you cannot change the channels for each post very easily.
- Facebook Profiles, Pages and Groups
- LinkedIn Profile, Company Pages and Groups
- Google+ Pages
Hootsuite has a smartphone app along with the Hootlet for Chrome and Firefox to make it easier to share great content with your fans.
You can use the analytics reports to see how well you are doing.
Once you have consistently sent out great content you can then start to promote your products or services.
Over to You
I hope you found this useful?
Which products have you used before and whats your favorite?
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