#1 Way to Save Time in Digital Marketing — scheduling.

The best ways to schedule your social media posts on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and more.

Nivaaz
Nivaaz
Jan 25 · 3 min read
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So, I’m just asking for a friend

Do you set timers to remind you when to post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram throughout the day as well?

Scheduling is the powerful way of the future in the world of digital marketing and there are so many incredible apps out there to help you do it!

Scheduling is an awesome thing that can save you miles of time, especially when it comes to marketing. Almost every single platform has its own tools for social media posting! In this post, I’ll talk you through some of my favourite tools for scheduling posts!

Why is it important to schedule content?

Scheduling content is one of the best ways to do 2 things:

  1. Target your audience when they’re online
  2. Save time by scheduling up to a month’s content in one go.

How to schedule

Instagram & Facebook

Facebook made and app just for this!

If you have set up a business account and connected both your Facebook and Instagram together you can use Facebook Creator Studio. It combines your Instagram and Facebook business accounts in one spot. But the real beauty of Facebook creator studio is that you can upload and schedule everything from captions to stories to posts and hashtags.

My favourite part of the app is that you can manage comments, insights and impressions all from the one spot. So it means you can quickly see how your posts are going at the touch of a button!

Twitter

It’s built in!

Twitter is super easy — just compose the tweet, and then click the schedule button. You can also schedule threads and polls. Super easy and built right into the app — although you need to do it from a browser on a desktop.

I don’t think the android app has functionality for this yet!

Blog

If you’re on Medium — just publish (and then click schedule)!

Well, all I can really say here is that if your blog is on Medium — you can easily schedule posts when you go to publish. But if your blog is elsewhere you’ll have to look into the best ways schedule posts. I would imagine that most blogging platform will have it built-in, but on the off chance it isn’t, give it a quick google and I’m sure you’ll find what you’re looking for.

Pinterest

On Pinterest, much like Facebook, you need a business account (which is free, yay!) When you create a new pin, there’s an option to schedule your posts for later!

The other option with Pinterest is using the chrome extension called Tailwind. Tailwind allows you to schedule any image on the page to multiple boards on your Pinterest. It’s super easy for you and doesn’t require you to leave your current webpage.

Alternatively, you can also use the Canva scheduling tool to schedule any of your designs!

Linkedin

Unfortunately, Linkedin doesn’t have it’s own scheduling tool for normal profiles just yet, but thankfully Canva does. With Canva you can schedule to multiple places all from within the app.

I highly recommend adding a visual to your next LinkedIn post to capture your audience's attention and boost engagement. Why not try video too?

Thanks for reading! What’s your favourite app for scheduling posts on social media?

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Nivaaz

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Electrical engineer turned (self-taught) software engineer & entrepreneur. Let’s talk about how I do things and why failing is actually great.

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Electrical engineer turned (self-taught) software engineer & entrepreneur. Let’s talk about how I do things and why failing is actually great.

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