How to Create and Schedule a Social Media Content Plan
Finding content to share on social media every day can be a tedious manual process.
To make matters worse, you may become disinterested in updating your social media profiles altogether.
You’ll probably stop posting unless you really enjoy seeing other people suffer.
If that happens, you’ll be missing out on a huge audience.
Nothing says it has to be that way
Simply make a plan for your social media posts and stick to it!
If you want to spend less time on social media maintenance, a schedule can help.
Using a social media calendar will save you a tonne of time.
It can be used as a tool for audience participation.
The following are some possibilities:
- Provide explanations
- Establish communication
- Join in on the discussion.
If you use a scheduler, you can accomplish all of this with complete assurance that your carefully curated content will be released at optimal times.
Just what is a social media plan of attack?
As a result of reading this, hopefully you’re interested in creating a social media posting schedule and reaping its many benefits.
However, there is often misunderstanding about the functions (and limitations) of a social media schedule.
Simplified, a social media schedule lets you plan out your content and publication times for multiple weeks or months in advance.
But that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the benefits social media scheduling can bring to your company.
Let’s take a closer look at how a social media calendar can help your company grow its online presence.
First, you’ll have more time to focus on other priorities thanks to social media scheduling tools.
Once you get into the habit of pre-planning your posts, you’ll find that you have more time for:
- Engage with the people who are listening to you.
- Submit a post to your blog.
- Check things out
- Establish brand-new alliances
- Brew yourself a java.
- Consistency is fostered by scheduling activities.
Consistency is key on social media, as it is in many other aspects of life.
Maintaining a regular posting schedule will help keep your brand in the minds of your target audience.
Consistency will increase your following and interaction rates over time
A social media posting schedule not only tells you when to post but also gives you time to prepare content in advance.
Third, be prepared to publish material in advance.
Making a schedule compels one to think about content in advance.
I imagine that you are like me in that you put things off until the last minute.
It’s crunch time, and you still haven’t decided what to put on your social media accounts.
When you’re under pressure, it shows in the quality of your work.
With a few weeks to spare, you can search for content and find the absolute best pieces for your readers.
Monitor previously published material
A social media posting schedule makes it simple to review past updates (without having to scroll through endless social media feeds).
When you use a social media scheduling tool, however, the benefits become apparent.
Each of your posts’ engagement metrics, if you’re using a good tool, will be displayed in a single place.
Improving your content strategy relies heavily on tracking the performance of your individual posts.
Easily adapt your content for new uses or recycle it
Does it have to be identical to the successful piece if it’s to be reposted?
You’d be wrong.
However, the previous comment may be reused.
Even though it may feel dishonest, recycling previously published material is a good strategy when you want to share something that has already been proven to be effective.
When would you recommend making your post?
There are a few different ways to respond to such an intriguing question.
The bad news is that there is no silver bullet that will magically drive a tonne of people to your social media profiles.
In other words, you’ll have to do all the laborious work by yourself.
I need help making a schedule for posting to my social media accounts; where do I start?
I’m sure by this point you’ve come to the conclusion that you need to establish a regular schedule for updating your social media accounts.
You can’t leverage social media effectively for your company without one.
Preparation is essential before starting a social media campaign because of the many variables involved (posting times, posting frequency, content, audience interaction, etc.).
Stepping into the next exciting phase, learning to create a posting schedule, is a lot of fun.
Determine the best times to post in advance.
The first order of business is to establish a schedule for posting to each social media platform.
If you don’t want to use Post Planner, the next best thing is to open Google Calendar and schedule individual events for each time you plan to post.
Second, fill your calendar with content you’ve found or made yourself.
Time to start looking for and adding content to your calendar now that you know when you’ll be posting.
Research popular social media pages that other people in your field frequent.
For content ideas, I might, for instance, peruse other websites that are also concerned with the motorcycle industry.
Schedule the time and date for each piece of content to be published
Your Excel sheet should now be brimming with excellent material for your social media profiles.
To begin, re-open Google Calendar (from step 1).
Each time you make a post, you should paste the URL of the content you intend to share into the attachments section.
Some Closing Remarks
The social media landscape of today is so dynamic, it can be challenging to keep up.
There is an infinite amount of content available for consumption, interaction, and contribution.
You can devote more time to your audience while Post Planner handles the tedious tasks of social media management.
The stress of having to think of what to post next will gradually fade.