I am a type-A personality by nature. I like to know exactly what is going on, and have a plan for everything and a place to see it all in action. And I have tried all kinds of apps, software, tutorials, spreadsheets, calendars, planners and everything under the sun.
As a blogger, I found that the tools that I had been using weren’t very effective for all the extra stuff that I had to include like writing and organizing blog posts, marketing those posts and social media management.
One day I came across a tool that had everything I needed in one place! No more jumping back and forth between planners and auto-schedulers.
ENTER COSCHEDULE… Wahoooooooo!
If you are anything like me, and you have been struggling to find something that can help you stay on track of your blog posts, social media strategy
Organize All Your Blog, Social Media and Email Promotions in ONE Place
CoSchedule can literally do it all. I mean everything. It’s like having your own personal assistant on one page. For me, time is money and this scheduler saves me both. That, and- I can stop pulling out my already fine hair!
At one point, I actually had three paper systems going to keep track as well as two online apps just for organization. Does that even count as organized?? Thinking about it now, it sounds more like CHAOS.
I completely eliminated the endless email threads, piles of sticky notes, and the dozen and half moving pieces I was using. Doing this allows me to focus on the real work of writing top-notch content AND growing my audience.
Now my thoughts, drafts
I can also apply task lists to each of my workflows to keep me on schedule with whatever I am doing. CoSchedule has even created three preformed lists for blog posts, email marketing, and social promotion just to get you started so you won’t miss a deadline!
Seamless Workflows From Start To Finish
You can 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). This is such a cool feature.
It totally brings the platform to WordPress so that you can use it right in your dashboard. The two accounts sync so when you make changes or updates in one, the other is automatically updated.
CoSchedule even integrates with Google Analytics, Evernote, Google Docs, MailChimp, Zapier, and more!
Simple to Use Social Media Scheduling
Eliminate the guesswork In social scheduling. With so much competition, it’s tough to get through the noise. CoSchedule’s Best Time Scheduling spaces out messages for maximum coverage, helping to get the most social engagement out of every post.
Schedule dozens of social media messages in bulk. Create a predefined social sharing plan to reuse
This was especially helpful for my Facebook group, Blogging Babes Collective, where there is a recurring theme each day of the week. All I needed to do was copy, drag and drop the post into each day. I scheduled out a whole month’s worth of posts in only 10 minutes!
Connects with all the major social media channels including Facebook (Groups too!), Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn
Reschedule Recurring and Evergreen Content
Automatically Re-Use Your Best Social Messages without the manual work.
Again.. TIME=MONEY.. Let’s save it and go to Mexico.
Curate and share content with followers without ever leaving the browser. No more copy/paste commands or switching from one tab to the next!
This feature is so simple to use! I can go into a site like Medium and pull up content that I think my readers will enjoy. Then I simply click the installed browser extension and the content is pulled into a window. Here, I can choose the social sites I would like to share the content
CoSchedule is perfect for filling up gaps in my calendar and giving my audience more value, which I am always striving to do.
CoSchedule comes with some really great analytics for all your connected social profiles. This allows you to track your social performance across multiple profiles so you know what’s working (and what isn’t), so that you can make changes as you go.
You won’t have to guess what will (or will not) resonate with your audience.
You can easily use the social network reports to check top messages AND create future content you know your audience will love and respond to.
Bonus Free Tools
This is such a cool tool! (I know… I’m a poet lol). I found this while creeping around the CoSchedule site and it has been absolutely incredible. You can add your title and it will analyze it based on the words that you have used and gives you a score between 0-100.
If you purchase the app, it will even include the headline analyzer right in your WordPress so that you can choose the best one before posting!
Email subject line tester
Are your email open rates really low? Try CoScheuler’s free email subject line tester that works similar to the headline analyzer to give you a personalized score.
Social message optimizer
Putting up posts and hearing crickets? Try the social message optimizer to get a message across that will engage your readers.
Let’s recap these wicked features:
- Calendar to organize your blog, social accounts and email marketing
- Workflow integration with WordPress, Google Docs and Google Analytics
- Social media scheduling using best time technology strategies
- Reschedule recurring and evergreen content simply
- Content curation with the browser extension to fill your calendar
- Detailed analytics
- Free tools to help with open rates and SEO
With all these great features, what’s not to love!! CoSchedule can do all of the things you will need to write your blog posts, market your products and engage with social media on a consistent basis!
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