5 ways to manage social media in your sleep- these are great tips for bloggers. Pin now, read later

When you first start blogging, you have a blog, a few posts, and maybe a Facebook page. When you start to get serious about blogging, the tools you use on a daily basis start to really pile up. This is the point at which a lot of bloggers abandon their blogs forever, not wanting to go through all that trouble to make their blog successful.

If you’re not incredibly passionate about what you blog about- you’d have to be a crazy person to spend your time on these tedious tasks! Installing new plugins, learning how to use them, posting daily on 5 different social media accounts, realizing those plugins you initially installed just don’t get the job done, buying premium plugins that do exactly what you want (for a price), then oh yeah- coming  up with stuff to write about. Only a crazy person (or a crazy passionate person) would stick around for that.

So today I’m going to share with you just a few of the ways that I make social media management easier for myself:

  1. Co Schedule – I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. If you want to get serious about your social media strategy, you should get yourself a scheduling tool. I use co-schedule because it’s only $17 per blog, for up to 25 social profiles. I also get a 50% discount because I wrote a review, bringing the price down to $8.50/month.
  2. Mail Munch – Building your email list as a blogger IS important. Simply by adding an opt-in bar at the top of my blog, on the sidebar, and underneath every post, I’ve collected 157 emails since January. I pay $19.00/month for this service which is adds up to about $0.72 cents per email.
  3. Mail Chimp – In order to collect all of these email addresses, I need a mailing list service to handle all of my outgoing email campaigns. For my mailing list, I use Mailchimp. Mailchimp is free up to your first 500 subscribers. After that, it’s $20/month. I use a paid plan that allows me to automate my email campaigns. That way, when someone new signs up, they get a set of emails delivered to them that I’ve created to welcome them to my community. PS: Don’t have a clue where to start with Mailchimp, and growing your blog’s email list? I’ve got a course for that, and it’s totally free. This mini-course will take you through all the steps you need to start growing your list. And you can get it done today. 
  4. Conversions Box – Simply by adding a snippet of code to my footer, I’ve been able to grow my Facebook following daily without having to do any extra work. A non-invasive box pops up on the bottom right hand side of the screen, and all people have to do is click the “like” button. I receive about 10-20 new likes per week just from Conversions box- that really adds up fast and literally helps me grow my Facebook page in my sleep!
  5. The Blog Loft Facebook Group – My biggest success has been The Blog Loft Facebook group- and that’s really where the heart of this community is. In only 4 months we’ve grown to over 1000 people! If you’re interested in starting a Facebook group for your Niche, it is totally free. However- it is a lot of work to maintain, and  it is important to remember to keep people engaged. I don’t allow a lot of self-promotion in the group because I think that really dilutes the social aspect of it and drops the level of engagement.

If you are finding social media overwhelming as a blogger- (I think we all do at some point!) Last week I created a social media scheduling worksheet to help you stay organized and consistent on social media.

 

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