Okay, how do you manage to be in two places at one time? Sometimes as a virtual assistant people ask me how do I manage to get so much done. It seems I’m on the computer a ton of hours and yet, I do make meetings and do some networking, have a family and love to volunteer my time to help others. How do I manage? Well, sometimes, I don’t. But, to help with social media – one way to give the appearance of being in two places at the same time is to use a scheduling tool.
There are Free services like Social Oomph and Hoot Suite where you can schedule your posts and content to your social media sites. This will give you an ability to do all your posts at one time of the day, week or month. You then tell the scheduling tool when to post and it does it automatically for you. This is how a very good friend of mine has 7 to 10 posts a day and yet is always meeting people!
The two I’ve listed above are just a few of these types of services out there. TweetDeck and many others are available through Twitter and there are many more out there. I especially like Hoot Suite and Social Oomph but for different reasons. I really love Hoot Suite for posting and content. I can administer many fan pages for Facebook and various Twitter accounts besides my own from this great site. Hoot Suite is user friendly for the most part, as it does take a bit of learning to set up. 🙂 Sometimes it has some issues actually feeding but about 90% of the time I am very happy! I like Social Oomph because it has a few unique and helpful other tools. For instance, I can use Social oomph to automatically follow those who follow me on Twitter. Although sometimes you have to glean those out which are not a ‘good fit’, this seems to work for me to auto follow others!
So this is how I am at a network event and yet, posting for 10 clients and myself at Facebook and Twitter and Linked In!
Shhh – don’t tell my secret to anyone of how to be in 2 places at 1 time! LOL! 🙂