With today’s ever changing marketing environment, people are desperately trying to do more in less time. Fortunately, technology has provided us with the tools to do just that. Learn how to boost your productivity with the following easy-to-use and inexpensive tools.
Automate Social Media Updates
Write and schedule your social media updates with tools such as:
- Hootsuite – This time saving tool has a Basic free plan that allows you to schedule your posts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and many other social media sites. Upgrade to the Pro plan for only $5.99 a month and you can upload all your updates at once for the entire month (or even more)!
- Social Sprout – Starting at $39 a month this robust social media manager will not only allow you to schedule your updates like Hootsuite, it will tell you the best times to schedule them and help you find people to follow.
Write Your Blog Posts For The Month
Blog posts are an important aspect of any marketing strategy, but it takes time to research and write valuable posts that boost your SEO ranking and establish you as an industry leader. If you are using WordPress you will save hours by writing all of your posts for the month and then using their built-in scheduling option to schedule them in advance.
Schedule Your Emails
Like with your blogs posts, it is best if you write your whole email campaign and schedule it in advance. There are a number of email schedulers out there that have similar features. If you don’t already have an email scheduler here are a few we recommend:
|Email Marketing Tool||Cost for up to 500 subscribers|
|Mail Chimp||$0 or $10/month with premium features|
For more robust options that allow you to manage not only email, but automate your entire marketing system with a built in CRM and shopping cart, we recommend Infusionsoft (and yes, we are an affiliate).
Recycle Your Webinars
If webinars are part of your core marketing plan then you must check out The Automated Webinar. It is the least expensive (that we have found) and most powerful way to utilize webinars. With this software, you will never have to redo a live introductory webinar. Simply record your webinar once, schedule it and replay it to live audiences. It will appear as though it were a live broadcast. Schedule it as many times as you want into perpetuity!
We hope you find these tools helpful with saving time while improving the quality of what you deliver and your overall productivity!