How Busy People Can Exploit Social Media

By: | February 10, 2017 | Tags: , , ,

3 Social Media Tools can help #Bloggers #BloggingToolsThe new year has started. People start making plans. Often they are part of new year resolutions.

You may find yourself busier as a result.

Today’s guest author explains how you can still make the most of social media despite how much you have to do, and busy bloggers have much to do.

Most entrepreneurs complain that they are not able to find time for managing social media platforms. If you are one of them, you are at the right place. This post explains how busy entrepreneurs can manage social media platforms efficiently in less time.

According to a report, the number of worldwide users of social media is expected to reach around 2.95 billion by 2020. The point here is that you cannot ignore social media if you want to stay ahead in the race, even when you are super busy with core business activities.

Here is a list of three tools that can help you exploit social media without spending tons of time.

Hootsuite

Hootsuite was created in 2008 by Ryan Holmes. It is one of the most popular social media management tools with around 10 million users in over 175 countries.   

Either you can sign up for Hootsuite or you can use Facebook, Twitter or Google plus login details to use Hootsuite. Once you are logged in, you can start adding your Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+, YouTube, Instagram, and WordPress account to Hootsuite.

#Bloggers can get help with their #blogging tasks

On the left side of the application, you will find Streams, Publishers, Analytics, Assignments, Campaigns, Contacts, App Directory, Settings, Tools, and Help tabs.      

#bloggers can get help with their social media tasks You can schedule posts at the top of the application.

In the Stream section, you can see all the actions happening – who has mentioned you, who has retweeted you, who is your new follower. You can add stream as per your need.

 

The best thing about Hootsuite is that it comes with powerful analytics that offer detailed reports of Twitter engagement, Facebook page insights, LinkedIn page insights and more.

Hootsuite can save you a great deal of time when it comes to social media management.

Hootsuite offers a free 30-day trial in addition to the free plan.  

[Related Post: Can We Really Trust Hootsuite?]

Buffer

If you want to share your content at the best possible times throughout the day, Buffer is the app you need. It will post your updates at the best possible times so that your updates can garner a huge engagement on social media.

The best thing about Buffer is that you can post the same message to all accounts.

Either you can log in with Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or you can create a new sign in, the choice is yours. Once you are logged in, you need to connect social networks to Buffer. You can connect Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, and Instagram.

#Bloggers can get help with their social media tasks

Buffer offers a powerful analytics that allows you to find the most popular post within a certain period of time and you can export that report in Excel format.

By using Buffer, you can save a great deal of time that you can spend on other important activities. You can have a free or paid version of this application. The paid version comes with a free trial.

[Related Post: 17 Reasons Buffer Will Blow Your Mind]

Social media virtual assistant

Social media virtual assistants can do a variety of tasks, which include are but not limited to:

  • Creating Facebook page, LinkedIn page for your business
  • Managing your social media accounts
  • Engaging with your audience
  • Running ads on social networks
  • Keeping an eye on your competitors

Like any other social media tool, you can have a free trial of Social Media Virtual Assistant as well.

Conclusion:

The number of social network users is growing rapidly. This has offered businessmen immense opportunities to grow. Hootsuite, Buffer, social media virtual assistant really create a big difference in social media management. So use them and exploit the true power of social media.

What about you? Have you ever used Buffer, Hootsuite, or Social Media Virtual Assistant? Do share your experience in the comment section. I’d love to hear about it.    

Readers, please share so other bloggers learn about these tools that can help them with their social media.

      

Author Bio

Anupam Rajey is a seasoned marketer and sales expert. He is the CEO of Acelerar Tech, a leading KPO that offers virtual assistants for social media, Internet research, email & chat support, and more.

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  1. Barbara

    This is so true! My common excuse to not posting on social medias enough is that “I don’t have time”, while I am still aware that there are tool like Hootsuite. But still, you have to spend some time to schedule all that posts and tweets and it is all time consuming.
    I guess it’s a good idea to use also some external help if you are super busy 🙂
    Do you have some advice on what are the best platforms which will help you to manage your social media accounts?
    Thanks
    Regards
    B.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Barbara,
      I use to use Hootsuite to manage my social media, and now I use Buffer for Twitter. I use Viralwoot for Pinterest pins.
      You mentioned not having enough time to promote, a common concern.
      The beauty of the schedulers is that you can set them up before hand when you do have time to do the scheduling. I’ve often set up my Buffer promotions the night before. I believe you can preschedule weeks early if needed.
      Janice

    • Anupam Rajey

      Hey Barbara,

      Thanks for reading the post and sharing your thought. I personally prefer Hootsuite and Buffer to manage my social accounts. Both the platforms are powerful and offer analytics to gauge engagement. And a good thing is that both, Buffer and Hootsuite, come with a free trial. I suggest you should try these platforms first before committing to any one of these.

  2. Antionette Blake

    I love Bufferapp but find Hootsuite to be too busy especially with multiple client accounts.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Antionette,
      Thanks for writing me. Great to see you.
      I also made the switch from Hootsuite to Buffer. I like how Buffer grabs the link, shortens it, and posts the graphic for me which saves me time.
      Janice

    • Anupam Rajey

      Hi Antionette,

      Thanks for reading. Have you ever tried a social media virtual assistant ?

  3. Melinda Mitchell

    Thank you Anupam, for giving us these 3 great ideas!
    Thank you, BBFFJ for finding Him, and introducing us to him!
    Love the purple graphic!! Every time you use purple, I think you made it especially for me! lol

  4. Mark

    Thanks for the education Anupam!

    As I was only previously aware of both Buffer and Hootsuitre.

    But not virtual assistant.And I currently use Hootsuite.

    And you are so right, it’s a huge time saver.

    I’ll have to look into virtual assistant, and see if I can take advantage of
    it as well.Thanks!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Mark,
      Great to see you. I am glad you liked my guest author’s article. Personally, I love Buffer, but to each his own, right?
      Thanks for writing.
      Janice

    • Anupam Rajey

      Hello Mark,

      I’m sure you will find it rewarding to use a social media virtual assistant. Ask me if you need any assistance in this regard.

  5. Jill

    Buffer is a wonderful app! All time-saving apps are my favourite.

    Thank you Anupam and thank you Janice for sharing knowledge.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Jill,
      I love Buffer too. I have actually written a post just dedicated to the merits of Buffer. Thanks for commenting.
      Janice

    • Janice Wald

      Hi James,
      How sweet of you to encourage me to keep writing. I do plan on it 🙂
      I gave up using HootSuite years ago but now I love Buffer.
      Thanks for writing.
      Janice

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