When it comes to running a small business of your own, sometimes it might mean that your team is usually on the smaller side. Whether you're a small army of people calling the shots, or a mighty team of just one person - it can often be hard taking care of each day-to-day task while staying on top of everything. Which means, delegating specific tasks and finding beneficial tools for your business is key! As far as social media strategy and tasking goes...Planoly has got you covered! Today, we're going to talk about ways in which influencers and small businesses alike can utilize our auto-posting feature on PLANOLY to ensure that you create a beneficial and streamlined content strategy for your business. We're going to break down everything you need to know when it comes to auto-posting by sharing a few tips and tricks you can use to maximize on the benefits of one of our well-loved features. So, what are you waiting for? Let's get started!
(NOTE: In order to auto-post, you must have an Instagram Business Account.) Auto-posting can help your small business in a myriad of different ways:
- Social Media Strategy - creating a better content strategy for upcoming posts
- Content Mapping - mapping and scheduling out content
- Posting 'Away From the Phone' - posting without having to be on the app
- Freeing Up Time - allowing you to have extra free time to work on other tasks
Auto-posting can be a great tool when it comes to planning out content that you want to schedule out for the next few days, weeks, or even months ahead! Gathering all of your social media content beforehand will help you create a consistent and smart social strategy, as well as help you stay on top of everything that you're planning to post. (This is a HUGE benefit to influencers and small businesses that have lots of content to share, but not enough time to be on all the apps throughout the day.) Auto-Post is the BIGGEST LIFESAVER!
Here's How to Enable Auto-Post:
- Step One - Go on the WEB dashboard
- Step Two - Click on the MENU bar on the top right corner
- Step Three - Click on MY PROFILE
- Step Four - Scroll down to the MANAGE ACCOUNTS section (here you'll see your Instagram accounts)
- Step Five - Click on the blue button below that says "Auto Post" and follow the instructions via Facebook to enable your account within the Facebook screen
This is what the Auto-Posting feature looks like in action on Instagram: Here are a few more ways you can use the auto-post feature: auto-post to Facebook, auto-post Videos, and auto-post to Instagram. And, for more guidelines + need-to-knows on what you can and can't auto-post as well as image specifications, check out this blog post: Instagram Auto-Post Via PLANOLY. *Planoly Pro Tip: P.S. - Now you can incorporate First Comments on auto-posting too! You can read all about this new feature here: Auto Post First Comments. Auto-posting is truly one of the best tools when it comes to upping your social media marketing strategy. For small businesses and influencers, auto-posting is the best way to keep track of content you're planning to schedule out and feature without having to physically be on your social apps 24/7. Talk about a major game-changer. Not only does auto-posting save you time within your busy schedule, but it also helps you organize social content for your business and frees you up to focus on other opportunities and tasks.
For more ways in which you can implement a great social media strategy, make sure to look into additional posts on the PLANOLY blog here: Social Media Strategy