Mindset, Learning, Collaboration

3 ways to stay on top of your Facebook posting over the holidays

If your marketing plan involves posting to Facebook it is very important to keep posting over the Christmas and holiday period, even if you are not officially working. How can you do this and take a break?

You will need to writing as many posts as you need to get you through this period and then use one of these two options for publishing.

1. Many of you will have found that Facebook has a scheduling option. You will find this is located in the drop down button attached to the PUBLISH button. If you use this option I suggest you set up a system where you record which post will be posted on which day because it is very easy to get distracted when you are setting this up and scheduling a post. You may find you don’t remember which day you are scheduling the current post for and double up and miss a day. Have a plan.

2. Use scheduling software like www.buffer.com (see video above). If you only have one social media account it is free. If you have more it is about $10USD a month. You can enter your post straight into Buffer and it will post to Facebook when you tell it to. You can set up different times and days depending on when your audience is expecting to hear from you. Try to be predictable. You can get a plug in for Buffer for your WordPress site too so you could schedule your posts on your blog, these will go Buffer and then Buffer will post to Facebook. This is useful if you want to write big posts and you want them on your website as well as Facebook. Buffer allows you move the order of your posts around too. I like buffer as it comes with a Chrome add-on that allows me to Buffer articles I like from Google to re-share. It allows me to add my comments and then adds the post to the Buffer que. Check out this video link for more information about Buffer https://youtu.be/5hJLTuQq4WQ

3. Repurpose old blog posts. It is said that a person needs to see something 7 times to take something in or buy something. Chances are people didn’t see it the first time or may not have even been a subscriber when you posted it the first time. You need to read your post and see if it can be improved. Your blog writing skills may have improved since you wrote it the first time. You might add a different photo or change the title a little.

Happy holidays. Happy blogging.

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#Kerri Bainbridge

One half of the Anywhere Team NZ

3 reasons to use the Google App Calendar

Google App Calendar3 reasons to use the Google App Calendar:

  1. I always have my phone, so I will always have my diary and contacts which means I always have their contact details
  2. Automatic sync between PC and smart phone, and its easy to make changes on either PC or smart phone
  3. It is linked to Google Maps so I can find my clients easily

One of the things I blogged about recently was challenging you all about how well you stored your important data for appointments, files, and client information. I suggested you store your electronic documents and client information in the cloud. I personally use Dropbox and Evernote and when it come to my diary I am using the Google App Calendar

If you think about it, in an emergency you are not going to grab paper files and you may not have time to grab your computer. But you will grab your phone.

The reason I like the Google App Calendar is because the PC version syncs to my smart phone.  I can share this calendar with colleagues or family if I need to, I can print it from my pc and on my phone I can even link it to Google Maps so I can find my clients. You can see my demonstration on the video HERE.

I would be without it. I can Go Anywhere, Be Anywhere.

Kerri Bainbridge, Home Business Coach