Why I still use these social media tools

My go-to tools for managing social media accounts in 2019

A few years back, social media tools were mostly free and if not, weren’t expensive, and life was great for social media managers like me. But like all things, nothing stays the way they are. And if you plan to get better at your job as a social media manager, you know that investing in the right tools is worth your time.

Lucky for you, there are still decent applications that cost 0 to a minimum to enjoy the essential features.

Here is my list of the applications that works well until today:

Keep your content on schedule

Being a social media manager entails a long list of job responsibilities. The last thing you want is to chase your posting schedule to the brim. What’s great is that there are reliable scheduling applications that you can use on a free trial until you’re ready to avail the full feature. Schedule your content for free on your social media accounts or upgrade for a PRO plan at 10$ a month if you are starting with a few social media client accounts with Hootsuite.

Enjoy the free space and productivity tools

Do you remember the era of the offline version of the Microsoft Office? Today, you have the same productivity applications on top of a few storage spaces to store your files on the go. Google Drive has been , providing the limited free space bundled with the productivity tools you need to create the presentations, spreadsheets and documents for your social media planning.

Take note of everything

When I didn’t have my website and parenting blog yet, I used to maximise the features of Evernote or Notes to write down my journey as a new parent while I take notes on my learnings as a work-from-home mom. These note-taking applications are free to use.

Let your images speak for itself

Looking for a better way to communicate your message on your blog? How about adding visually appealing photos that will best represent the idea that you want to share? There are many free stock images at your disposal from Pexel to free vector resources that your social media accounts need.

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Check out my list on where I got my freelance projects.

Built-in analytics

Justify how hardworking you are as a social media manager with data from the very social media platform that you’re using. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn have the data you need to back up your work. Combine this data from Google Analytics to get what you need to support your monthly reports.

Create with the smartest tools

If there’s a set of tools that I’d recommend you to master that would be a good set of creative suite. It will build up your skills in creating and designing content for social media and website. I know for a fact because that’s what I have been doing for the last few years with Adobe Creative Suite.

Plan with a keyword planner

When planning content, you need a guide on what to produce and the right keywords to use to ensure your content ends up to the right audience. With Google’s Keyword Planner, you’ll have an idea on how your keywords stand and get ideas on what you could even use.

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