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Oh, Smarterqueue, how I love thee! Let me count the ways . . .
But before I get started, for those of you who are new around here, I usually write about nurturing your creative life, whether that is through art journaling, taking creative retreats, or making simple crafts. I do run a creative business, though, as well, so every once in a while (like today), I like to share a behind-the-scenes look at my business.
One of the first waves of owning an online business that hit me was the social media wave. And it about sent me out to sea. When I started this blog a few years ago, I started completely from scratch so I had no social media knowledge or background at all. The idea of having to maintain and post on several different platforms really overwhelmed me, and I’ve since taken the approach of “learn one platform well and then move to the next, if you want to.”
That said, one of the issues I consistently struggled with was consistency. Still do. But I think that is about to change.
My problem was I would write a post, schedule it to go out on Facebook, schedule it for Twitter, and if it was Instagram-esque, create an Instagram post as well. It’s a good idea to share your content more than once on Facebook and Twitter, but that meant manually scheduling out all of those tweets and posts.
I literally had a schedule for a while there where I was trying to think up five tweets per post and schedule them throughout the year. Multiple that by the hundreds of posts I wanted to circulate, and you can see how frustrating that became.
I just couldn’t keep up.
At the beginning of this year, I heard about Meet Edgar and signed up for a free trial. They had a system of requeueing your old posts that I thought was awesome but the price tag was not cheap. The minimum plan was $79/month. At the time, I was using Buffer’s $10/month plan and that leap seemed way too steep.
And yet . . .
The idea of being able to queue a post I’d written and let it continue to be posted without me having to repost it over and over . . . sounded like a dream come true.
For $19.99, you get to enjoy the bliss of scheduling your posts and letting them requeue for as long as you wish.
Have a summer post that everyone loves? Schedule it to post throughout the summer and stop at the end of August.
Have a post that consistently gets great feedback or is the start of a sales funnel? Schedule it to go out throughout the year. You have complete control.
Here’s a video I recorded to show you the wonder that is Smarterqueue:
As you can see in the video, I need to get going to schedule more posts to go out! But what I love is I can take an evening and fill up my queue in no time with quality content. Everything is there. I can search for my favorite people, retweet their content, queue up their posts, and note their hashtags.
Did I mention I love Smarterqueue?
It’s like having your own virtual assistant. And if you do have a virtual assistant, you can hand off this program for them to enjoy. They will thank you! :)
You can use my affiliate link to get a 30 day free trial of Smarterqueue right here: https://smarterqueue.com/?ref=3r2
You’ll be treated to a series of helpful training emails from the Smarterqueue team that will walk you through everything you need to know to make the most of your free trial. And if you’re like me, you won’t want to stop once it’s over.
(You can also enjoy a 14 day free trial without using my affiliate link by going over to Smarterqueue.com. :))
If you’d like to have more time to interact on social media rather than feel like you’re tied down with having to schedule-schedule-schedule, then I think you’ll really like Smarterqueue. If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments. And if they’re super specific, definitely reach out to the folks at Smarterqueue. They’ve been really helpful with answering all of the questions I’ve had.
Hope you have a great day!