I have many people tell me they set up hootsuite but then can’t figure out how to use it. Don’t feel bad! It happens to the best of us. But I promise once you get the hang of it, it will streamline your social media posts and make your life easier.
A social media dashboard…I know it kind of sounds like a boardgame. But the main point is it allows you to post to up to 5 social media platforms for free all at one time. It also lets you checks the walls, feeds, etc of each. So if I choose Linkedin, Facebook Page, Twitter, and wordpress I can write my blog – immediately click the places I want it sent AND check the comments on all of them from the previous week’s post. Time saved not logging into each platform posting and checking news.
Added benefit? Scheduling posts: Hootsuite has a calendar button. I find this particularly helpful for people that prefer to allot one hour at a time per week to update social media and schedule the posts to go out every day after that. I.e. Monday at 9am I go on and post then I write another and schedule it to go out Wed at 11 am, another on Friday when I plan to be having my glass of wine with friends to celebrate the weekend 🙂 and so on. Great tool!
How do I post, look up my twitter mentions, post to just one or all 5, add new feeds etc???
Watch this brief video under 5 min and get most of the basic how to steps
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