Social media takes so much time. Do you have this problem? Social media, I feel like I spend so much time on it. Time that I’m not going to dedicate to my business.
Somebody asked me, “How do you keep up with all of your social media and still run your business?” Well, the way I do it is I pre-schedule content.
How to Schedule Social Media – Wondering How To Schedule Social Media Posts using social media publishing tools like Hootsuite for how to schedule Facebook, instagram, and twitter post all in one place? In this video, I teach you how to schedule twitter posts and use hootsuite instagram for the ultimate social media strategy. How to bulk schedule social media content will be a thing of the past after watching this quick and easy tutorial.
HootSuite helps me stay in contact across all the platforms, it’s got some really unique features, but what I wanted to share with you today is the bulk scheduling feature. It allows you to share 350 posts at one time.
Come on everyone, let’s get started, I’m gonna show you how I use it. (WATCH the Video for the FULL DEMO)
Once you’re in the publisher tab, you can see the different views. This is day of the week, tomorrow, you’ll see all these posts in here. If we want to move them, we can just move them. You can edit them, delete them. Also, you can see by days of the week. You can see everything I have going out next week. As well as you can see by the month.
I use the bulk composer. They give you a template to download, so I will download this example template. It’s gonna be a CSV file, which is what you’re going to need. This is just a sample, but it shows you what’s going to be posted. This is the time and this is in 24 hour time. This is your post and this is the URL link or a photo.
You’re gonna have to plan your times out here and make sure that they go out at the proper time, a.m. or p.m., schedule what you want to say here to go out with your comments and keep in mind the character count. Whether you’re going to use this for Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. Just keep in mind, you cannot repeat these comments.
You have to change them around. You can’t have the same comment. I also always use hashtags, because I want the stuff to be relevant and get to the right audience, so that’s a little bonus tip, is to make sure that you use hashtags with your post.
I check my hashtags at RiteTag.com.
I would always tell you to check your links and make sure that they work before you post this. I know that this link works if somebody clicks on it.
But once you’re done with this, just save this file and then go over to HootSuite. You’re going to select the file to upload. Choose the networks I want to share to. I would select, “Do not shorten links.” But only because I already use shortened links. Then I would select, “Review messages.” Now it’s going to show you all of these messages, and you can view them by clicking on them and see what they’re going to look like.
If you over-type this message, you can see it says, “This message is too long for Twitter.” Don’t worry, it will prompt you and let you know something is wrong. Then you can do your preview and then you’re gonna do your schedule. I’m not gonna do this because I don’t want to schedule into my post right now.
You’re gonna schedule 350 messages at a time in the bulk scheduler and have those going out, which that equates to like one a day for an entire year. But the cool thing is, you can also add manual messages and those can go out as much as you want. I’m pretty sure that’s unlimited, who knows. I don’t know if anybody’s tapped out on that, let me know in the comments below.
Okay, so now you know how to use the HootSuite bulk scheduler and save so much time on social media. Now, if you need help setting up the rest of your business, check out the checklist in the description below. You can set this up for yourself, it’s so easy to do.
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That means that’s 350 days, if you just did one a year. Just one, no what, not one a year. Oh my god, one a day. If you just did one a day, that would be your entire season. Year, year. I hope that’s good enough.