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Loomly Review Schedule Your Social Media Posts

We’re going to learn about lumely lumely is a social media management tool and we’re going to go in and set it up and actually see what it does. If you’re starting your business and you’re feeling overwhelmed from posting all over the place and just trying to find the time to do it by the end of the day, that sometimes seems like all that you’ve gotten done is that you’ve post posted right now.

Many of you already realized that you don’t need to be posting all over the place. If you have one place that you post that’s enough, especially in the beginning, and you want to build from there, but today we’re not talking about what you should be doing. As far as posting, but I’m going to offer you a tool, that’s going to help you post ahead of time. So you could take a day and say I’m going to post out everything for the month and have it set and it will go ahead and post for you now.

Another way to do that is to hire a virtual assistant. But some of us just don’t, have the funds right now to hire virtual assistants, so you’re looking for software tools that are going to help make your life easier so that you can put your time into things that are creating money, alright, so lumely, let’s get started. Let’s go in and look at it and, like I said we’re going to go right to the beginning and we’re going to set it up to show you how easy it is.

They do have a 15-day review. There is a link below so go ahead and hit that if this is something you’re interested in but before you do that check it out here and see if this is something that you’d be interested alright, when you get on the first page, when you get your 15-Day review they’re going to it’s you’re, going to create a calendar and that’s exactly what you’re doing you’re scheduling your posts.

So I wanted you to see how easy it is to set up you’re just going to follow. You can add a lote logo here for your business or you could add your own page, we’re going to write a demo company here and then your time zone now. This is where it is really neat. Okay. This is where it’s a huge time-saver in your business. Let’s say you are at the point, your business, that you’ve master two or three social media accounts and you are posting okay again, if you’re brand new, you need to focus on one get to know it and then expand, but here you can post on Facebook.

You are, if you’re doing Facebook for ads Twitter now Instagram isn’t here yet, but they will send you a notification, reminder and say: hey you posted every place else, make sure you get your Instagram. There is a little note here that they’re working on it. That’s usually a big one: everybody wants to make sure they can post on their Instagram. So you know if you get on there now and you know that they’ll at least notify you that step is there.

They also can post on Pinterest, LinkedIn and Google, my business. So we’re I’m going to have just to connect to a couple: let’s do Pinterest and Twitter now, each time I hit one of these, it’s going to actually search for my account and then connect. So I’m just going to do Twitter and Pinterest right now. Just for the sake of time, so we’re going to connect to those and then we’ll I’ll show you how you can set up your account.

Okay, I changed it to Facebook. When I was trying to get into my Twitter account, it wasn’t taking my password and it would take me a while to go. Look in my Google Docs to find the update at 1:00 and all that stuff. So anyway, I am in Facebook, and I just put it on my business page and Pinterest. I just picked a couple things so with that make sure as you’re setting up you have access to all of your accounts and all of your passwords.

It will take you a few minutes to get that all connected. What happened was it just connects, but then you’ll have to know your username and password. Alright, let’s go to the next step. Now this one, if you have a team working for you or maybe you just hired someone in your family, maybe there’s maybe one of your kids. Your teenage kids could help you with this. Okay, you have different three different workflows that you can choose from.

So this is one thing I do love about this one. You can have more than one collaborator in charge. So if you have somebody helping you, but then there’s going to be some different steps, draft pending approval requires edits, approved, scheduled and publish, so your post is going to be in one of those pockets. If you don’t need all that, it’s just you, nobody else is working with you. Then you want to come down here, possibly look at the light, workflow one collaborator, but you still may have some things in draft pen.

Approval requires edit schedule published you’re still thinking. Well, I don’t really set up drafts. I just get right in and I do it. Then you want to go down here. Zero work through no approval steps. Three post states you’re going to have a draft scheduled published so you’re not going to go in and edit and things like. Let let’s just go with the light one and select that for today now, if you’re, someone that runs out of ideas and maybe sometimes you’re sitting down you’re like oh my gosh, you know I just need like ten more ideas and because I’m posting for the whole Month and that can be cumbersome right here, you can ask gloomily to grab your RSS feed URL.

So maybe you have feeds coming in to those different platforms. They can pull them in and say: hey here are some things you might want to repost or you might want to edit it and post it. If you don’t want them there then don’t add it. Okay, I’m going to skip that for now and we’re going to go forward, but a pretty cool idea because, like I said, it’ll help you with ideas here you can invite people to approve, couldn’t contribute or view your post on your calendar.

So maybe you want someone like that first step to come and be a collaborator collaborator and say that really fast, three times collaborator but put their email in and whatever their role is and the role could be an editor, a client, a contributor, a viewer or just A custom role, so maybe you just want someone to look them over, even maybe you’re, in a position where you know you’ve got somebody you’re working with and they you know you have them, come in and get their ideas.

So you have these options. You do not have to choose them all right now, we’re going to finish and get to the fun part. I just wanted you to see how easy it is to set up, because sometimes we see these different tools for our business and just trying to learn the tool can be overwhelming, and then you get stuck and you’re more overwhelmed. But if you just take the time schedule the time and say I’m just going to sit down, take a whole day, maybe take two whole days block everything out and get it done.

And then you have a whole month where you can have stuff already post it, and you don’t have to worry about it. Am I in teaching, as a teacher, I have I’m a teacher and I homeschooled, but one of the things that I would do, especially with children that have trouble doing lots of things at once. Is we called it block, scheduling or block teaching well, even with business? I recommend to people when they get overwhelmed.

I have too many tasks to do. I tell them to think of all your tasks in blocks and maybe in one day only do two things, but do a lot of it. Does that make sense so you’re blocking it? Instead of doing five different things every day, you might do just two things, just like with YouTube articles. You know get all your articles done in one day and then it’s done when you’re posting for social media get it all done in one day and again, if you’re new and still coming up with ideas, maybe half a day to half a days would work.

But you have to figure out what works for you without getting overwhelmed and without losing that focus, because sometimes, if you’re all over the place, you get distracted and then you never finish it. And then this tool is useless because you’re not using it and that’s what a lot of people do. I have seen so many people start their business and they buy all these wonderful tools and they’re, putting out monthly fees and then they don’t use it.

And in my heart I hate to see that I hate to see people waste their money like that, but I don’t think people do it on purpose as much as they just get overwhelmed. So I’m giving you that little tip right now take the time sit down and again I as a brand new person. I would take two days just block them out and get it done and then move on to something else. Okay, so let’s move on here just to get started to understand how the system works.

Lumely gives you ideas like there’s funny Friday, you can get a quote and they’ll give you different ideas, so you can even pull from their library. If you, if you you know per say alright, so now we’re going to pull something. When am I scheduling it today is the 27th, let’s say 11:30 a.M. This is only for my reference, so I might say it’s a quote. Maybe every day I’d like to post a quote: okay and I’m going to label it inspiration, okay and then we’re going to go next.

Where do you want to post it? I want to post it on my Pinterest and which board do I want to post it on great quotes? I have a board called quotes right there, alright, and I want to put it on my Facebook page and it’s also called quotes. Okay. So, let’s go to the next button thing. I just want you to see that you can post it two places at once. Now this is a place where I can say something I can put the quote or the hashtags.

You have to be careful on whatever platforms. You’re on make sure whatever you’re doing that they all take it. For instance, if I was putting a really long passage for Facebook, I can’t put that on Pinterest and I can’t put that on Twitter. So since I’m just putting a quote, it’s going to be fine for both. So keep that in mind, especially if you’d like to put lengthy posts in your Facebook page. I say I just put a corny quote: the early bird gets the worm.

I put three hashtags: both of them will work with Pinterest and it will work with my Facebook page. If you want to put a URL in there like like right down here, you can put a picture. You can put a article and anything like that that you want I’m going to leave those alone for right now for the sake of time, and we will continue now one thing before I go right here where it says: hashtag you, if you have certain hashtags, that You use all the time like if you use hashtag, and I use my name – let’s say: okay, I use my own name as a hashtag.

A lot I can. I can save it. Okay and then here’s another one. Hashtag start your own business goodness and then up here I didn’t hit the inner. Oh that’s the name of the collection, okay, alright, so you can, you can save your hashtags and then you can go in and grab them whenever you want them. Okay, now, once I hit next, it says fine tune. It is there anything that you want to do. Here’s where you can add content, media specific to each blog, so on Pinterest I could put a link to my YouTube, blog or a YouTube article.

I could do the same thing with Facebook actually, but I’m not going to add anything. But this is where each one of your platforms, you can customize it and make sure it fits. Maybe you did have a big paragraph that you wanted to add to Facebook to go with that quote. Maybe you wanted to explain how it’s touched your life and tell a story. This is where you can add it. Okay, so I’m just going to hit, got it and then they’re going to give you some tips about you know was that the best time this is Facebook, it’s telling me simple status posts are not recommended.

Why don’t you try and share a link or an image or a article, so they’re saying you’re, just putting a post? You need to add some more to it. So they’re going to give you some ideas, what’s going to make it better than what it is, alright, which is awesome for each one of your individual posts. So then you can fine-tune each one from now. I’ve never seen on a social media management platform where you can actually pick your audience.

Okay, so you can say these are the preferred audience that I want to see what I’m posting. So, if you’re you’ve already started your business, you have a target audience. You can target your audience here, we’re just going to go in and pick. I don’t really masters, I’m just picking some things interest. You can type them in and locations. You can type them in okay. So let’s go next all right now I can save it.

I can schedule it or I can post it. So if I’m not sure if I’m finished, I can go ahead and save it. I could schedule it right now or I can publish it right away. So I’m going to schedule it just so you can see, because this is a scheduler. Now Pinterest wants a picture you’re not allowed to post anything on Pinterest without a picture. So the whole system stopped me and said: you can’t schedule it until you have a post.

So up here the picture the little photo icon was in green, so all’s I have to do is hit that and then I can go ahead and pull up a picture from my browser. So I’m going to do that right now now. Basically, it brought me back to step 3 where it said, define what you want to put on each page. So just a hint when you get do any Pinterest, you want to make sure you have some pictures. Now I have some chickens as I went into my folder and I grabbed it real quick.

It happened to be on my desktop again. I would not post this. I just want you to see the steps and how easy it is to follow. So there’s my chicken with their head sticking out, it goes kind of with the the quote. Early bird gets the worm right that all works, all right, so let’s hit next and now we’re going to post to our Facebook and to Pinterest. So that is an old picture. I don’t have that horse trailer anymore, that’s an old one, all right again, it tells me the different things that I need to do, do and prove it, and then I hit next after my improvements and now we are going to look at our audience.

It’s already been picked, let’s go next and now I’m going to schedule and that’s what we’ve been waiting for. How do you schedule again? It takes time and thought, but remember you’re, doing it all in one block in a day or two and you’ve got you can schedule out for the entire month. I have another tip for you before this is over about scheduling that I learned from somebody else. That is ahead of me, okay, so we are going to put this on Facebook and we’re going to schedule it.

It says scheduled and then we’re going to schedule it. I scheduled it for today at 11:30 and it’s been scheduled to both places and it’s ready to go so I can have everything. Go it’ll publish to all my accounts that I wanted to go to and it’s done so. If you publish like three times a day or twice a day or even once a day on various accounts, everything will go out at the same time and I’ve just done the work once I don’t have to go into each of those accounts and you’re going to Get better at it as you go, you might, even during the month as you have ideas, start a folder get a Dropbox or a google doc, I’m folder and just start throwing things in there.

If you have some images or some quotes that you like to start throwing them in there and then when it’s time to sit down and do the next month, you have all your stuff. Now here’s my tip to end the day after just come up with three really good months, like 90 days of posts, okay, three good months, maybe even four and then after you use them, recycle them go back in and you can recycle them and use them all Over again, so you don’t have to keep recreating them over and over now once in a while, especially on Facebook, you might have something personal that you want to add or something that you really want to share.

That’s lengthy! You can go into paint Facebook on your own and just post stuff like that, the current stuff, but that stuff that you want to post. You know some quotes some inspirations. Some you might teach some things about the business that you’re in to help people maybe you’re into oils, and you have different products that you want to share like what they do, how they help improve their life.

Things like that, you will just post it and it’ll be on its own rotation. So there’s my tip so you’re doing a lot of work in the beginning. You get that system in place and then you don’t have to keep touching it, except when you go in to reschedule them to recycle them. Okay, so one day a month, it’s going to turn into maybe a half a day, or maybe two two hours after you recycle and you just saved yourself a heck of a lot of time.

I hope this was helpful to you. The link is below you see how easy it is to post get the 15 day free trial check it out. There are various social media management programs out there. I like this one because of how simple it is to use, and it will just post everything for you all at once. I like the fact that they’re getting ready to add Instagram, I know that’s a big deal to people and sometimes the companies that have instant are charging higher prices which isn’t fair so anyway.

This one is economical, check it out and don’t forget to subscribe to. My blog and click that button for notifications every Monday, Wednesday Friday, I will have a new article out, for you have a great day and again thanks for reading


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Buffer Review (Social Media Management Tool)

What exactly is that social media management is a tool that you use to schedule your posts on your social media profiles ahead of time, one of the things when you start at your new business. You have this list of all these things that you need to do. There’s this, I always say, there’s all these pieces of a puzzle and you need to put them together and every person needs to figure out what works best for them like.

How am I going to schedule my time, one of the things when you’re scheduling, instead of looking at every day, I need to do ABCD and E to start looking at chunking your time. So once you understand what those puzzle pieces are, then you can start chunking that information you’re not really going to know all of that in the beginning, and just all you just keep learning all those pieces if that makes sense, but one of the things you’re doing Is posting whether you’re posting making YouTube articles because you want to promote your business with search engine, optimization or you’re? Doing your business using social media? There’s two different kinds of marketing: this buffer is for people, that market went social media, so you’re marketing on Facebook or Instagram Twitter.

Those different things that you’re looking for engagement, okay and maybe you’re bored, maybe you’re posting ads or things like that. So buffer is a system where you can go in and schedule ahead of time, so I’m going to Chuck my posting, so I might take one day every month and let’s say I want to post four times a week in my Facebook on my Facebook. Maybe I want to post five times on Instagram or daily or whatever it is.

You can go in and post for the entire month and just sit there in one day and knock it out. Now you might say: well that’s a lot. That’s like nine post day! Well, you can use the same post for your Facebook as you do Instagram, and that’s what you’re going to see what’s really cool about buffer, you can kind of go to different platforms in one one push of a button and that’s what I love about this one.

All right, so, let’s look at some. The first thing I want to jump into. I know everybody first thing they want to know is well how much does it cost, because, especially when you’re new you’re, always pinching, pen and you’re, always looking for that way to make money online and not spend any money? But I want to tell you – and we all fought that way in the beginning and then the more you dig in you find out.

Yes, you do have to spend money who need certain tools for your business and that’s why I wanted to do this series on different social media platforms or tools, because I want you to really research and pick the one that’s best for you and they’re all different. So I’m not doing a tutorial, we’re not going in and I’m not showing you how to use it, because every single tool, every single one of these platforms, that I’ve been sharing they go in and they’ll, give you a tutorial and teach you how to do it And most of them give you a 30-day free trial or two week free trial, so you can go in and and do it for free.

I do have a playlist that I am creating. The link is below where I have all of these different social media tools, management tools that I’ve been reviewing they’re all there. So if you like, what you see – and you want to look at other ones – then hit the playlist link below, doesn’t cost you anything just go down there and look and see what else is out there and again I don’t have everything on the planet down there.

I’r just building this and as I find them, I’m offering them to you, so you can see which one’s best for you, because I think understanding and getting the one that’s best, for you is the most important thing in your business without going out and wasting a Lot of money, so this one here when I went to look at the pricing it there is a free account, but I want you to look at right away. Everyone says: oh, it’s a free account.

I’r going to take that before you even do any research. I want you to decide how many platforms, how many of my platforms do. I want to schedule my posts on and then what does my schedule look like, and I want you to do that before you even start digging into these okay, and this is why look at here it says: pricing, free, okay, so it’s free for free who doesn’t Like free, but one, you can only be on three social accounts.

Now you might say. Well, you know what I’m only on two, so that works. Excellent three is not bad, that’s not even a negative, but another thing. It says one user, that’s fine to your one-man, show right now. You don’t really have anybody that you’re hiring. This, isn’t your business where you’re out posting for other people, one is perf. This is the thing you need to look at. You can only schedule 10 posts.

A month, that’s not going to do you any good, you might as well be scheduling daily because you’re going to be getting on there every other day scheduling those 9 posts that we just talked about. So I personally, if you have that information laid out, I think the pro account looks better, because here you can go on to 8 different social accounts and again you may not have a let’s stick with the two.

But if you go down, you can schedule a hundred posts, so you probably could schedule six weeks out if you’re doing nine posts a day four on Facebook, five on Instagram, you could schedule out and not add six weeks and get that knocked down. So, look at that. You want the tool to help you, you don’t want it to become frustrating and one more thing that you have to read. So what you do is you post out for six months and then put on your calendar? Okay, I need to do this again.

Another chunk of time this day, I’m going to dedicate to it six weeks from now, and that’s all I’m going to do all days, get my posts on there now something that buffer does. That, I think, is another big big plus is they are known for their queue and you’re like well? What does that mean? They have a queue where you can keep all of your posts and you can recycle them again, so that is a plus some of these social media platforms do not allow you to do that.

There’s some different. You know situations so you got to read for that kind of stuff, but this one does you’re able to do that. Now. Here’s a picture. I told you, it was like a button that you just hit. Well, you could say: look I’m on Facebook and Twitter and LinkedIn, and I want to post this one thing on the all three account. So you make your posts down here and then you go. Okay, click! Click! Click! I want to put it on all three of them and then down at the bottom.

You schedule it on this certain day. Now, typically, if most of your followers probably aren’t on all of your accounts, but if you’re somebody that maybe a lot of your followers are, then that might not be something that you want to do is post the same thing. Three times you got ta, you know pay attention to your audience, but a lot of people tell me you know what I don’t have the same people following me on Twitter as I do Instagram it’s two different groups of people, and so, if that’s true, then just Click it and put the same post, but look how easy that is, and then it goes into a queue like a list where it saves it, and you can go back in and recycle it now.

You might say. Well how often should I recycle my posts? I from what I’ve read you want to take recycle every two to three months. So if you have three months worth the posts, just go back in and recycle them again, and maybe you can mix them up and maybe add some new stuff. So this isn’t something you’re going to constantly be doing so then, when you go back to that chunk of time where you say today is posting scheduling day, it gets easier and easier because you’re just adding in some fresh information and recycle information and recycling, some old Information, so that’s where this online business stuff starts to get easier, because a lot of the foundational work that you have to do is in place and ready for you to keep using it.

So I just wanted to give you that one little tip all right. Here’s an example of how you schedule you can go in and say these are the exact times that I want to schedule and on the exact days, and you can go in there and change it up like I said you might look at your analytics and it Might say you know nobody is looking at your stuff on Sundays, nobody’s even clicking it. Well, maybe you won’t post on Sunday after that, or maybe only post once that day, just to keep your posts going and fresh.

So those are things to look at now. I’r going to show you the pros and the cons and remember I have been going over some other already. So let’s talk about the pros and the cons of using buffer a pro, it’s very easy and simple to follow. Once you go in there, you can use that free account and, like I said, if you’re serious, you already know, you’ve gone in and used the trial account. You know this is what you want.

I highly recommend you move up to that that next account for $ 15 a month and it’s very good with scheduling. You can do it throughout the week and you can adjust each schedule for every day. So you don’t have to go in and say and every single day I’m doing the same thing. You can change it up here and there and it has very limited analytics but it’ll be enough. Remember buffer is not a one-stop shop like sprout social sprout where sprout social, sprout social is a one-stop shop and it does everything it gives you like who’s following you, what kind of engagement I mean it really goes into detail if you’re only looking for a place To post to get that one job chunked and you know off your plate every day, then this would be a good, simple format.

So you have to think about your needs. Another nice thing you can use different extensions that will make buffering even easier chrome has different extensions that help with some of these social media platforms and buffer allows you to use those extensions. Now I added a few other things. Some of the social media like which one was it HootSuite, does not allow you to use shortened links for your posts.

Sometimes people like to use a shortened link and then they like to track it on their own, maybe through pretty links or something like that off their website. And again, if you don’t know about all that, but if you’re into tracking this one will allow you to use outside shortened link programs where HootSuite will not allow you, they want everything to stay internal. So if that’s important to you, that’s a plus, it does have a queue where at list Q means list where you can keep all of your posts.

So you can recycle. So that’s a plus, and you can also go in and repost or retweet Twitter as retweets is like a repost. You can do that on Twitter as well as of today on here now. There could be more features that are at it beyond what I’m talking about today, but those are some things in a nutshell. Now, let’s go down to the cons, the analytics are very simple and that to me it’s not really a negative, but if you’re really looking for some in-depth analytical stuff, then this program is probably not for you again and I just talked to just said it a Moment ago, it’s not like an all-encompassing one-stop shop for all your social media stuff, it’s think of it think of buffer more as a scheduler to save me, the time and hassle that I don’t have to go into every Platt form every morning and do all my Scheduling for the day, I can do it at the beginning of the month and knock it out for all my platforms and then just do it one once a month and chunk it.

Okay, so there’s buffer down below, like I said, I have a link for a playlist. I have a link to goes to buffer. I do not have an affiliate account to that. I’r just trying to give you some help. You with your research. There is a guide to earning income online down there if you’re, if you’re, looking at this and you’re like wow, I don’t even have a business online, never thought about that, but I’d love to post all over the place.

Well, you can. This is something a tool you would use for your business to help you there. So god, you know, there’s a free guide there to give you some information and, of course, subscribe subscribe to my blog I post every day, and I want to thank you for making it this far and reading the article. I hope it was helpful. Give me thumbs up if it was or comment. If you have any questions, if you have information, add I love when people read it, who might be an expert with buffer? I’r not an expert.

I just did some research to give to you, but if you are an expert, you have more information. Add by all means. Do it that does not bother me because again, I don’t know everything and I know a little bit of everything how’s that not a lot about one thing: alright, so there you go again. Thank you for reading and I’ll see you on the next article.


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Social Media Planners – eClincher VS Hootsuite

These are two social media platform planners. What is a planner when you start getting bigger in your business, and you have more than one social media platform where you’re posting there are planners out there, where you can actually sit down in one day and plan out all your posts for the month or for The week or, however, you want to do it, each planner comes with different features, so today we’re going to compare each clincher and HootSuite, and I have a bonus for you today, I’m going to give you the name of the app that I use to compare these And you can plug in any social media planner in there and do your own research, because there’s lots of different ones and I’m not going to sit here and tell you, which is the right one for you.

So let’s go ahead and get started. Let’s look at e clincher and HootSuite now, like I said yesterday, I showed you I’m going to give you a quick review of what a planner is. Basically you go in. You make a post, you tell the planner where you want to post it. You pup. You add your own accounts and then you can plan them and I’m just going to show you real quick. How easy it is you can schedule, it comes up, asks you what time and then it posted for you.

So it’s pretty much that simple click. Click! Click you’ve got it. The time that you would have involved would be planning your posts, but you can take one post and post it on to 10 different media platforms, and that’s what’s cool about the planner. If you choose, you can save them in a queue like a an organized folder and you can recycle them. So that’s what’s nice about planners now, let’s go ahead and look at each clincher.

I just went in and this is what you really want to look at. Is what are you getting for your money and they have three different plans: basic premium and agency. You can see right here, the different prices and I just went right to their website. You can go in there yourself and look and get a closer view, but you can see there’s a big difference in the money. The biggest thing you want to look at if you’re new is how many profiles can I plan on and that’s the biggest thing and right here for their basic 10 profiles.

Now, if you’re starting to get bigger, you can do 20 and it says 3 users. Some people will hire virtual assistants to go in and do their posting and planning for them. Other people are running their own agency and therefore they can have unlimited. You brands in there and 40 different profiles, so it can get pretty huge depending on what your needs are pretty much. If you scroll down, everybody gets the same thing.

It starts your bottom plan, pretty much. You lose things like media library, CRM integration and team collaboration, and things like that. A little bit of analytics aren’t available to you. But again, if you’re, not a huge agency or you don’t have that many accounts, I think you could probably survive on the basic account for $ 59 a month. Now, let’s look at HootSuite, I have found what I’ve gone into the different plans.

Most of them do. The same thing, honestly, the difference is you’re going to find is: maybe they don’t post on Instagram, for example, where another one will and that’s really what you want to look at besides the money now here, you can get ten social profiles for only $ 29 a Month so there’s a difference you may go in and find they have a 30 day free trial, as opposed to the 14 days. I highly recommend that you go in check out the free trial so that you can make sure it’s the right platform for you, because again there are so many now.

Let’s look at apples, apples. I found this app and I’m going to put give you the link of it down below. It’s called get app and I can plug in any social media platform that I want and then I can compare them so here we have HootSuite. I’r going to take this one off. I had, I did add sprout social, but I’m going to take it off because so we can see there. You can add up to four at a time so today we’re talking about a clincher and HootSuite and you can visit their website.

It takes you directly there and we’re going to scroll down okay. I went ahead and put a social sprout social back in there and I kind of changed my screen for you here, because I want you to see how you can compare just by adding another social media, planner and and figure out which one is best for you. As you can see the overview they’re pretty much the same in what they offer you can use iPhone.

You can go on the web. Android typical customers are all the same support. The only one that’s different is a clincher does not offer phone support. So if that’s important to you write that down do a list of pros and cons and then you can go in and they have screenshots to show you what they look like. So if that’s important to you, how easy are they to use? How easy are they to navigate? You can go into the different ones and see how easy, now that earlier, I showed you a clincher very, very easy to use all right and now we have pricing, and this is when you want to start looking now.

Hootsuite says they start at $ 19, a month, a clinchers, forty-nine and sprout socials ninety-nine. We were just over there at a clincher and I believe it’s already 59, so these may not be totally accurate. Hootsuite was actually 29, so these are a little bit behind in the pricing. What I like about a clincher is: there is no credit card required when you go in and look at the free trial when you go to HootSuite you’d have to give your credit card a lot of people, don’t like to do that.

So if that’s important to you, you might want to take that off your list. All of them have great ratings and, let’s keep going down and again you can see sprout social is losing some of the features as we go and what’s interesting is they’re the most expensive. So there you have it. I want to show you what I use. It’s a lot cheaper and I highly recommend that you look at it. It’s called post, planner and post planner starts out at $ 3 a month.

Now you only get three social platforms, but if you’re just starting out and you’re just trying to get a feel for it, get the three. Do it start out with that three three social platforms get them going, get yourself in the groove for your planning things and then later go up to the $ 9 a month and you have the social 10 social accounts. I have done a article on post planner and how to navigate it.

I actually did a series of four articles. I will go ahead and post the one where I went in and navigate it um, but this will probably do what you need and it’s only three dollars a month or nine dollars a month. Again it depends on what you need. I hope this was helpful, but I am going to give you that app so that you can go in and start looking at all the different social media platforms, the planners and do some comparison on your own.

It’s a big decision so and it’s it’s something that the reason I say it’s a big decision. You don’t want to spend a lot of time, putting all these posts in there and planning them out and the deciding it’s not the right platform for you, because then you got to turn around and do it all over again. So take the time to research go in try out the tre free trials, maybe only post a few things see how you like them, then, when you decide what you want, go in there big time and get a lot of stuff planned and save yourself some time Thumbs up, if this was helpful and subscribe to my blog, I have a article every single day that will help you with your business, whether it’s affiliate, marketing or just working online, alright, and don’t forget to click those links below that’s to help you out with your Social media planner


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Sprout Social VS Hootsuite (Social Media Management Tools)

Both of them are social media management tools, but there’s a lot of differences and in my email marketing group I had several people. Ask me: what is the difference? These are two of the more popular programs that people use and they just wanted to know.

What’s the difference is one better than the other. Is it just a price thing and it really is they’re both really different, and it really depends on what your needs are and I have started a playlist where I’m reviewing several different social media management tools and you can see the link below so you can go In there and look, but one of the things you need to do before you start, your research is decide.

What am I looking for? What is the platform that I’m using how many times a day and my posting and make sure you even need a platform? And then then, as you start looking, then you can see if it’s meeting your needs and one of the advantages of having a tool is that you can post all in one big chunk of time when you first start out with your new business you’re finding out That, oh, my gosh, there’s all these different tasks that I have to do, and we all do this in the beginning.

We try to do all the tasks ourself and we try to do all of the tasks as daily and what I recommend that you do is start chunking your activities. If you can’t hire somebody to help you if you’re not at that point yet then start chunking. Your activities, and what do I mean by that? What you need to do is decide I’m going to take all day one day and I’m going to post everything into a tool, a management tool where I can put all my posts in there, maybe for the whole month.

If it seems daunting, then only do a month, but you might even say you know what I’m going to do two months. It just depends on how quick you are, but you should be able to get 30 days worth of done in a day, but then they’re done for the whole month. Then you go. Do it again for another month and then in another month. Well then, you don’t have to keep on coming up with new content. At that point, you start recycling in so every 90 days, yep the same posts are going out because people don’t remember what they’re seeing they don’t see, every single post that you put out now.

What you can do to keep it fresh is maybe say: okay, I’m going to recycle everything from three months ago, but here and there I’m going to insert something new and current and that’s okay, but it’s not as time-consuming so that eight-hour job might turn into a Two hour job for you and that’s where you start saving time and that’s where you start building your business, but that’s called chunking your time so think about that for all of your tasks that you need to do for your business.

How much of it can I Chum? I know with articles. I remember when I did my first one. It took me all day long and then I got to the point where I could do two into two in a day and then three and then four and I know people that will sit down and do 20 30 articles in a day. I am not at that point, there’s no way, but they do there they’re so good at it. They know how to focus. They know exactly what they want to talk about, and they just knock them out, and then they might send them to somebody else to post them and everything for them or upload them.

But anyway, that just gives you an idea of what that chunking. Your time is and how that can be a time saver and help you be more organized, more productive, so let’s go ahead and do a quick review of what’s the difference between them. Hootsuite and again, I made a article on each of these to tell you these. You know exactly what they were, so there’s more details, go into the playlist and find them, but basically that ten dollars isn’t true anymore.

I forgot to cross it off, but anyway you. This is the best thing about HootSuite. You have an unlimited number of social profiles. You can put this on as many as you want and and there’s several different ones and you can have access for you and a team member, and this is for their pro account, they’re a bigger account. I think now it’s like twenty nine dollars a month when I just look the other day.

So there is analytic reporting, but with the reporting you do get a free one and then, after that you have to start paying for it. They do have monitoring, publishing tools and unlimited apps that go with it, so you can post on the go. Do it from your phone? It doesn’t have to be from your laptop, so that’s just a quick review of what that does. Alright, so sprout social. I consider it an all-in-one kind of like one-stop shop.

If that makes sense, HootSuite is publishing for you, but they’re not really getting into engage and analyzing things like that and helping you track. People that are following you and things like that. We’re sprout social does do that. They’re. The reporting tools are much more comprehensive and they’re they’re helping you become more engaging as well as just scheduling so that it goes. It goes deeper, but there aren’t as many profiles that it or platforms that it serves.

You can see here that they serve Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google, so it depends on what you’re looking for so here I have. What does social sprout social have that HootSuite does not sprout, has a cue button for bookmarking and sharing content kind of like buffer does, or you can literally just keep everything in a queue so that you can recycle it and move it around in things like that, Which I love that feature, because I want to recycle my stuff.

It has a CRM tool, I’m for keeping track of your people. What is that? It’s basically a tool where you have a person’s name, I’m just going to say it in layman’s terms. You have a person’s name and anything that you can keep track of them to help. You get to know that person better so think of all the old fashion days, when people would keep like a an index card and put the customer’s name and all the information to help them be able to serve that customer.

So that’s what CRM is and it keeps track of it kind of like an Excel type sheet. It has a very nice design, who’s sweet does not, and all of the analytical analytics are included. Now, I’m going to say free, but they’re included, you don’t have to pay extra to get extra reports. We’re HootSuite will offer you one report in that pro account and this one you get everything, because this account actually sprout social, the lowest account they have is $ 99, where HootSuite is 29, so it just really depends on what you’re.

Looking for now, the nice thing about HootSuite, if you’re massively producing content – and you really need to get it out there and save time – it’s called bulk scheduling and you can do up to 50 posts at a time just hit that button get them out. So if you’ve got a massive amount to do, this probably would be better. The pro account has an unlimited social profile and ass. It’s the pro account I believe it was $ 29.

99. There is an unlimited social profiles I’ll see. I repeated that because many many many of these social media accounts management tools do not have unlimited profiles a lot of times. They’ll say you can only put 10. Some of them are just 3 and the more you get the more you pay. So they right there at the bottom level, they let you have an unlimited amount, which is amazing visually and they were talking about how sprout social is prettier easier to use.

Here’s an example: now this is a I’m going to compare. It really depends on you, but they have like a single column view of all your posts. Ok, so you’ll see Twitter and then you can see all your Twitter posts, so you can’t really see all of them at once. You can just go into one account at a time where HootSuite. No, I like this feature, you can go in its multi column, but you can go in and see all of them at once.

So you see, there’s two different Twitter accounts, two different Facebook accounts and you can see all your posts. What am I posting today? So you can bring up the day and you can see visually globally everything that you’re posting and being a global person. I like that feature, because I want to make sure: okay, I’m really posting well today. Maybe when you were scheduling you might have missed a day or something so it’s kind of like a double check.

You can go back and pull it up in the morning. Okay, we’re good to go and then you move on and do something else, and that would take you all of maybe three minutes all right. So that’s in a nutshell, the difference. It really depends on what you’re looking for. I do have a link for each of them below and, like I said, if you want more details on each one, a more detailed review go go to my playlist, that’s below as well, and it just says HootSuite review and then there’s the social Pro review.

There’s buffer review, there’s sprout social review, there’s all kinds of different reviews down there, but I just wanted to give you an idea of how these were different. Like I said, people were asking and make sure you hit my subscribe button as well. Every day I put out a article for you that will help you to build your business again. It doesn’t have to be affiliate marketing, any business that you’re doing online, all the tools and tips and tricks, and things that I share are things that you will need for your business as well again, thank you for coming today.

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Hootsuite Review (Social Media Management Tool)

Now your next question may be what is HootSuite? It’s a social media management system and what that means is you can pre-plan your posts and have them all scheduled out so that they post. So you could take a day and plan out all your posts for Facebook or Instagram or Twitter, whichever platform that you’re using and HootSuite will post them for you each day.

So you don’t have to keep thinking about it. So you kind of like when your own business in line you want to chunk your work. You want to concentrate on one thing at a time: that’s kind of a little bonus tip for you and then once you plan all that posting out, you don’t have to think about it again until the next month, if that makes sense, so let me go over Some of the features – and you can decide if this is right for you now.

Obviously I’ve got a playlist. I would like you to hit that link if you’re, researching and you’re trying to look at different ones. I am building that playlist in my blog. I want to go over various social media platforms so that you management platform so that you can go in and pick the one that’s right for you. Many people use it themselves and sometimes they start a business and managing stuff for other people.

So that’s. What’s really cool about these tools, you can use them for your own business or you can actually create a business. There are so many ways to make money online. It is unbelievable. Nobody out there should be without money. If you have a computer and Wi-Fi because you can make money online in so many ways anyway, let’s stick with HootSuite I’ll, introduce myself. My name is Vanessa du Bellay and my blog is called affiliate marketing mastery.

I want you to take your life back and start your own business and create your own income until you, you know even possibly have a passive income so that you don’t have to be a slave to somebody else. That’s my passion and I would love that for everybody. So that’s why I’m here? Alright, let’s talk about HootSuite these some of the features they do have a free plan, most tools that you see out there will give you an opportunity to test it and check it out, and I think that’s great because gives you the opportunity to check out different Plans it can be time-consuming, but before you start spending money, you want to make sure it’s the right plan for you and I don’t blame you.

I was the same way every every penny that you have. You want to make sure you’re investing in to help grow. Your business and you’re you’re smart about it now HootSuite does have a free version, the free version you can put use to social media profiles. For instance, if you have an Instagram account and you post on Facebook, you can plan out all of your posts for only two different profiles. Okay, then, to get more, you have to start paying money and I’m going to pull that up for you a minute.

But let’s talk about the pro account. A lot of people. Yes, go in check out the free version, but sometimes they’re really limited like if you are only posting on two platforms. They also only let you schedule 30 posts and that’s nice, but you only get to go a month out. If you are a little bit more of a planner and you want to do more, then you might want to pay for the pro version and it’s less than $ 10 a month.

I personally used to start out with all those free accounts, but now I kind of go into that lower one, because I do have more features and it does make your life easier now. What does the pro account do you have? It gives you an unlimited number of social profiles and then you can actually add one team member and has analytic reporting it’ll go in and tell you hey. This is the best time for you to post, or maybe some of these keywords that you’re using are really good, or maybe some of them aren’t.

So it’s giving you some analytics and use some algorithms in there as well. The nice thing the bad thing about the free account as opposed to maybe the pro account or more is you can’t do a lot of advanced scheduling like I said, you’re limited and also you can’t bring in a team member. So why would you want a team member? Well, if your business is building – or maybe you post a lot, you could hire a virtual assistant, or maybe one of your teenage children or a friend or somebody in the family to come in and post for you and the problem with that.

Is they can’t, you can’t add them to your account on the free account or adjust the pro account? So you you have to decide. What do I need from this platform? What do I need with my posting? I would suggest writing all that down before you go out and doing your research. Now you may say you know what I’m just checking them out. I’r going to do the free versions, that’s fine, but definitely if you already know you have a virtual assistant hired and you have them helping you, then you definitely need to look at the account that gives you the option to do that.

Now, let’s go ahead and bring up the pricing on HootSuite, as of today it does change. I have talked about HootSuite before and noticed. Oh my gosh. All the pricing has already changed. They used to give you free, 5 free social profiles and they lowered it down to two. So let’s go ahead and pull that up. I took it today as of today’s date off of their platform. They have what they call a the $ 29 account where you can have 10 social profiles.

Ok and unlimited scheduling, so you might think well. Why would I want unlimited scheduling honestly, if you could schedule out like six months worth of posts and and leave it there? It would be so easy now, you might say. Oh my gosh, that’s a lot well, I know people that will schedule out 2 months worth and then they rotate those same two months worth of posts now think about it. Not every person is going to see every one of your posts on Instagram every single day.

So if you, if you schedule out a rotation of posts of 2 months or 3 months, even if somebody’s reading, you constantly they’re not going to remember what you post at 90 days ago. So that’s what makes it nice for the unlimited scheduling that you can go in and recycle the posts you don’t have to come up with a year’s worth of stuff. So that’s one thing to look for it. For obviously it says everything is included from the free plan which wasn’t a lot, but you do get some metrics and you get to do some ad spending on there as well.

I’r not sitting here and I’m going to promote the hundred and twenty-nine and all that most of my followers are new, and I just want you to see that you can go in for free and check these out. So that’s basically that up if you up it above the pro account, you can pay as much as thirty dollars a month, and I just want you to see the different programs here and if you go down, obviously they get pretty big if you’re looking at starting Your own business – this is something that you would need you could actually post for other people, and I want to point that out because I definitely am an advocate for people making money online and I like to give you different ideas of what you can do.

So if you love to post and you’re good at it, you’re like how can I make money posting? Well, you can you can start your own agency and start posting for other people, and you would use a social media management system to keep track of everything. And here you can have 35 different profiles, five users and up to ten. Alright, let’s go back, and let me just give you a couple features. One of the features I like about HootSuite is I’m very visual and I like how, if I can see all of my different platforms, so here’s a picture here, you can actually pull it all up at once and actually see visually what you’re, what you’re posting? What’s coming up and what it looks like from one platform to the other – and I like that feature because again, I’m a more global visual learner and and I’d like to see everything and not just the parts.

And that actually is a good feature of. If that’s how you are now, what are some of the pros and cons? You do have that multi-column stream, where you can see everything that is a pro. Not every social media management system has that some of them you have to go in and just click buttons, and you can see different. You know only what you’re focusing on and you can’t see what’s happening throughout the whole month.

It does have apps that you can connect to it. So if you’d like to be on your phone, there are apps that you can connect to your pro to your business, to your system and you can even post from your app from phone and not only from your laptop now, some of the cons they do provide. You with one free report a month, so you can go in and see. I was just telling you there are analytics and it’s even on the free account.

You can go in and see what’s the best time for me to post what are some really good keywords that I’ve been using and different things like that? The problem is, if you want another report, let’s say you looked at that one report and then a week later, you’re, like you know what I tweaked my post. I made some changes. I want to see how much better I’m doing with those posts you have to pay 50 dollars for that report.

As of today, as of the day that I posted this, so that’s that’s not really good. If you have a small business because that can get pretty caught, you start costing a lot of money. There are no content grabbing extensions, and so what that means is sometimes there’s some extensions out there. That will help you build your business, make better posts and there aren’t any of those that they allow in HootSuite.

You pretty much are confined to their system because here’s another way. Sometimes, when you post, you will go out and make your own shortened links, and I know on WordPress – and I have a system called pretty links that I’ve added to my WordPress and I make pretty links so on that link. I can name it. My shortened link is a pretty link and I can name it YT YouTube. Let’s say I’m giving a free course – and I can say free course, free email course and when I promote my free email course on YouTube, I use that specific link and pretty links will actually track.

How many people are clicking that link with HootSuite. You have to use their shortener and it’s called Ally, o WL. I think it is here yet o WL y al Li and you have to stay within HootSuite system and you cannot track because it’s in their system. So that’s a negative, but it may not be important to you when you’re new to track, and maybe you just want to play with it in the beginning and see so in a nutshell that was HootSuite.

I’r going to go ahead and compare HootSuite some to some of the other systems that are out there so go to my playlist, go below to my playlist, it’s right below and click that, and you can see some of the other platforms now, like I said, I’m Building that playlist, it’s I’m, always going to be adding to it. So if this is something that you’re seriously doing some research then keep that link handy.

Of course, I offer you I’m going to offer you a free course as well, where you can go in and step-by-step see. How can I build my business go ahead and click that as well, and then I’ve got the link to HootSuite there. It’s not an affiliate link, I’m not an affiliate with HootSuite. I just want to let you know that I’m just trying to give you some information so that you can go out and start comparing the different systems.

So until I see you again, hopefully that was helpful. Give me a thumbs up drop me. A comment. Ask a question: if there’s something else, you want to know again, that was just a review. It was not a tutorial. So if you want more information, you want to see what it looks like hands on just hit. That link to HootSuite and you get your free trial and they’ll have all kinds of training on there. For you,


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