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