Do you need a break from social media? Want to make your business posting a breeze? If you are a small business owner and looking to find a way to automate your social posts we have a solution for you. Take a look at these social media scheduling tools and pick the one that best fits your unique needs today.
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Cinchshare allows you to post to many platforms including:
As one of my favorite social media scheduling tools, Cinchshare has a reputation in the Facebook party post business. The company offers training, and there is a Facebook group you can join for tips and community connections to others, making it a great resource.
There is a 14-day free trial. After that, it costs $8.34 per month if you buy an annual plan.
Hootsuite allows you to post to many platforms including:
You can connect to any 10 social profiles to many things including schedule posts.
This social media scheduling tool is more robust as some of the high-end plans allow for social listening (tagging keywords or your brand to know if stories are posted) and social selling.
There is a 30-day free trial. After that, it costs $29 per month. This is definitely more pricey than what most small business owners will be willing to pay per month.
Tailwind allows you to post to two platforms:
This social media scheduling tool is for posting on Pinterest and has no direct competitor that offers the same robust toolset for that platform. Tailwind has many features for the two platforms it integrates with including smart loops, networking, enhanced scheduling, and hashtags.
There is a free trial of 100 pins on Pinterest and 30 posts on Instagram. After that, it costs $9.99 per month per account when purchasing the annual plan.
Later allows you to post to many platforms including:
This social media scheduling tool is known for its ability to allow auto-posting to Instagram Stories. Later is an Instagram partner and most of their marketing centers around this platform.
There is a free version of Later that allows you to automate your social media scheduling. The free version is only available posting up to 30 posts per month on each platform.
The next tier for pricing costs $7.50 per month when purchasing an annual plan. The plus plan allows for 100 posts per social platform.
MeetEdgar allows you to post to many platforms including:
This favorite of the available social media scheduling tools boasts filling social queues, sharing content, and keeping your feeds diverse to grow your audience. There are RSS feed capabilities and suggested variations making content creation a breeze.
The content fills into categories that auto-post based on a schedule you set up from those categories. This makes posting easy but if you are using themes it can be hard to schedule.
There is a 30-day free trial. After that, it costs $19 per month for up to 3 social accounts.
Social Media Scheduling Tools
So what tools am I using to plan out my posts? I thought you would never ask!
With so many options I settled on using Tailwind for Pinterest and Instagram. Although to be honest I will likely switch to Later for Instagram in the future. There is no comparison to Tailwind for Pinterest so that was my first automated scheduling decision.
Additionally, I use the native scheduling tool on Facebook for both groups and pages I admin but have used Cinchshare in the past. I loved their ability to store items in a library, which made content repurposing easy breezy. But alas, I am cheap, so this wasn’t an expense I felt I needed once I stopped hosting direct sales Facebook parties.
For Twitter, Google My Business, and LinkedIn posting, I use a tool called SocialBee. I know I didn’t talk about that here but was a lifetime deal on AppSumo. Check out their social media scheduling tools, and sometimes, you will find a killer deal.
I hope you found the social media scheduling tools comparisons useful. For help creating your social media graphics take a look at our content calendars or tips for using Canva. Additionally, pop on over to my Facebook Business Page to talk to me about which tools you are using.