Hootsuite Pro & Managing Your Social Media
I thought I would share with you my thoughts on Hootsuite Pro as a way of managing the social media posts for your business.
Like most small business owners, I like to make use of tools at my disposal that come free, but free is not always the best option. I’ve worked with the free version of Hootsuite for a while and recently took advantage of a free trial of Hootsuite Pro. Will I be subscribing? Most definitely. For £6.99 the time that I will save is more than worth it.
“Free is not always the best option”
- Easily see your scheduled posts. I use a social media calendar to plan my social media posts where I can, but moving them around when something more relevant comes up is not that easy with the basic version of Hootsuite. With the Pro version, which at the time of writing has a 30 day free trial, you can more easily see the posts you have scheduled and when you scheduled them for;
- Change the date and time. You can also more easily move the time of the post to another date or time without having to open and edit, just drag and drop instead;
- Post to more social media pages – When I was purely working on my business being able to post to twitter and facebook at the same time was enough, but as business grows I want to post to more sites
- Add accounts for clients – If you post to sites other than your own, for example, I also post on behalf of clients, you can add more accounts and then choose which accounts you are posting to.
When you have a small business it is very important to make the best use of your time. Whilst many free versions of tools are worthwhile, sometimes paying a small fee really does get you something which is far superior.
“Time is money”
As soon as my free trial of Hootsuite Pro is up, I’ll be signing up!
If you feel that scheduling posts for your business would be beneficial but don’t know how, or don’t have the time, get in touch as I can help you with this – call us on 07814 218142 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are there free tools that you make use of, and have you found upgrading worthwhile? I’d love to hear from you.