As an entrepreneurial author one of the many challenges I come up against is keeping up with the social sharing rat race. In an effort to ease this pain point I’ve tried several different scheduling tools. While each of them are useful in their own ways, until now, none of them covered all the necessary bases in one place. Leaving me with the need to manage multiple tools and do a great deal manually.
I distinguished myself as an “entrepreneurial” author because not only do I want to write, but I want my writing to successfully reach people. Sure I have a blog and this is where my content can be published to, but the reality is that if I only post it on my blog, chances are no one is going to see it (or at least very few).
This means that I need to share my content out via other means to get it into various social media settings where it will hopefully get shared out and seen by more people.
Because of the cumbersome process of manually creating & scheduling social sharing of posts and the lack of a single tool that would facilitate the process, much of my energy has ended up going into direct posting to social media and my blog content is suffering because of it.
Over the last few months I’ve been using a tool called CoSchedule with one of my other businesses and I have to say the experience has completely changed my outlook on social sharing.
I realize that social sharing tools may not be a top priority for all of my followers, however, for any of you who maintain ANY kind of blog and social sharing routine, I really do urge you to take a look. Even if you’re doing it for personal reasons as opposed to business reasons.
I will say right off the bat that there are two drawbacks with CoSchedule:
If either or both of those points apply to you, then you might not be quite ready for CoSchedule. For the rest of you, read on!
So what do I love so much about CoSchedule, besides the fact that it gives me more time for writing and actually engaging with my followers?
See CoSchedule in action with this great intro video:
There are actually numerous other features of CoSchedule that simply make life so much easier and that makes using this tool very enjoyable, but those three are the biggest highlights. But in addition to the features when using the tool, there are a few other aspects of CoSchedule that make it really shine. These include:
So before this article turns into a book, I’m going to wrap things up by saying that for anyone at all who has any need for scheduling social shares of their content, CoSchedule is hands down the tool I recommend. Granted it’s not a free tool, but I can say with absolute conviction that it is one of the financial investments worth making and it is affordable for almost anyone. It will save you so much time in the long run.
For individuals I recommend the Solo Marketing plan and for anyone with a team, the Team Marketing plan. Access to the Social Media Templates is what really makes this tool outshine the rest. Then write a high-quality, thoughtful review and encourage your friends to sign up as well to help with the financial investment.
Take back control of your time, get CoSchedule, and enjoy!