Want to be a blogger? Then you HAVE to have this scheduling tool!
Once upon a time, there was a couple who wanted to help others save money! Their names were Phillip and Tiffany, and they worked hard to find good deals to put on their blog for their readers.
Then something happened: they got busy.
Phillip has a full-time engineering job. Tiffany has severe Crohn’s disease. And don’t forget about their two kids!
Yes, life was busy for us. (Yes, we know, we switched from third to first person narrative there. Leave us alone – we got our degrees in STEM.)
And then Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest have made a ton of changes lately. It’s been a really big pain, and it’s gotten time-consuming. The program that we were using to post the deals onto social media accounts no longer worked.
And you know what? It was kind of a crappy program anyway. It didn’t always work, and it was impossible to understand. Any email about problems would go unanswered for days…even weeks.
For a while, it seemed like we may not be able to keep our blog….it was too time-consuming to research deals, type them up, and then manually post them into every single social media account where we have followers.
True story, guys!
A New Program
So when a friend of ours recommended we give CoSchedule a try with their free trial membership, we desperately agreed.
Guys…..CoSchedule. Is. Amazing.
The very first thing we noticed was how fast they responded to any of our emails with questions! Every time we sent an email, they responded with 30 minutes. Every. Single. Time.
In fact, we asked so many questions, they emailed us and extended our free trial to last an entire month so we could fully appreciate the program! That’s how awesome they are!
And don’t even get us started on how easy their interface is to use! I mean, look at this beautiful color-coded calendar of all of our posts going out, as well as to the different social media platforms!
Isn’t it beautiful? It brings tears of joy to our eyes.
Here are some of our favorite features about CoSchedule:
- “Best time” scheduling
- Easy Instagram posting
- Automatic posting to Twitter, Facebook, and other social media accounts
- Extremely easy-to-use interface
- Quick customer service response
- Social media templates so you don’t have write the same hashtags repeatedly
- Color-coding for different types of posts
- “Looping” posts so they automatically repost after a certain amount of time
Here are some more awesome features:
Build A Seamless Workflow From Start To Finish
Sync all your favorite tools and social platforms into one place, so you can focus on driving traffic to your blog (not jumping from one tool to the next). CoSchedule integrates with tools such as WordPress, Google Analytics, Evernote, Google Docs, MailChimp, Zapier, and more!
Promote Like A Team Of Social Media Experts
Eliminate the guesswork In social scheduling.
With so much competition, it’s tough to get through the noise. Best Time Scheduling spaces out your messages for maximum coverage, getting your the most social engagement every time.
Schedule dozens of social media messages in bulk.
Create a predefined social sharing plan to reuse again and again, so you can focus on creating exceptional content, not manually filling in your social queue.
Instantly share content from anywhere on the web.
Curate and share content with followers without ever leaving the browser. No more copy/paste commands or switching from one tab to the next!
Automatically Re-Use Your Best Social Messages without the manual work.
ReQueue fills in the gaps of your daily schedule (with intelligence), not manual guesses! It takes into account your entire social schedule, uses Best Time scheduling to promote your messages at the most optimal times + finds the gaps in your schedule (so you don’t have to).
See The ROI Of Your Efforts (And Make Improvements Fast)
Refine your social strategy (for every profile) with actionable insight.
Track your social performance across multiple profiles so you know what’s working (and what isn’t). Use real-time data to make updates to your social strategy, so you can continue to drive results.
Stop guessing at what will (or will not) resonate with your followers.
Utilize your social network reports to identify top messages AND create content you know your audience will love.
Our Favorite Features
Probably our very favorite feature of this program is the social templates.
Since we write so many posts each day, and many of them are for the same stores (Amazon, Walmart, Target, etc.), it was getting tedious to have to add the same tags and hashtags to every single post we wrote, over and over again.
Now, we no longer have to do that! We just choose which store we’re posting about, and it will automatically post to all of the groups we want to post into on Facebook (that we are admins of), as well as post to our Instagram and Twitter accounts with the corresponding hashtags! It’s that easy!
Our other favorite thing about CoSchedule is the ReQueue feature!
Most of the posts we write are about things that have an expiration date. In a couple of weeks, what sales there are or the price of something on Amazon will change.
We do write a lot of evergreen content, however – like The 6 Easiest Instant Pot Recipes for Beginners or 13 Meals to Make in a Hotel Room. We want to periodically remind our Facebook groups and Instagram followers about these posts, and CoSchedule makes that easy!
We just set up a ReQueue and add any posts that we’ve already written to it. The Requeue well re-send those posts out at a frequency of our choosing!
The best thing about CoSchedule is that it is pretty affordable! We use the most basic level, and it meets all of our needs! It’s definitely cheaper than what we were paying before for the five or six different programs that can only do a part of what CoSchedule can.
If you’re not sure that it’s for you, why not give it a try for free? You can sign up for a FREE trial – just make sure that you schedule it when you’ll have time to actually learn how to use it!
(We made that mistake – we originally signed up for the trial right before the holiday season and never actually used it. Luckily, they were gracious enough to let us have another trial again so we could test drive it….have we mentioned their awesome customer service yet?!)