What’s your favourite social media tool?

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Social media apps for small business marketingWhen it comes to small business marketing you don’t get much better than social media. You can manage your profiles yourself, engage directly with your fans and customers and generate sales, all from the comfort of the sofa.

All this DIY marketing comes at a price though – and that’s time. The team here at Smart Small Business just love anything that helps us save time – and the tools we use don’t cost a bomb – in fact many of them are free!

Here are just a few of our favourites, we’d love to grow the list! Just drop a comment below with your top tips or come and find us on Twitter or Facebook and tell us which social media tools you couldn’t live without!

Social media apps for small business marketing

#1 Recurpost

What it is

This is a fantastic tool that allows you to create libraries of posts that are scheduled automatically on rotation. So, no more copy/paste from your saved lists – just create an awesome post once and this super handy system will post it again and again, all on a schedule of your choosing!

Price

Plans start from FREE! Offering social media management for 3 social profiles for zero investment! Paid plans are available for more advanced features and additional social profiles.

How to get started

Visit this link and sign up today.

Check out their FAQ’s for some great getting started advice.

#2 Hootsuite

What it is

This is an all-in-one social media management tool. Simply sign up, add your social accounts and then post, schedule and review interactions all from within one program.

You can create new messages on the fly or bulk schedule messages in advance.

One downside we have found to Hootsuite is that every message must be unique – so bulk scheduling the same message over and over is a no-no – see Recur post above, if that’s what you’re looking to do.

Price

Plans start from FREE! Pay close attention on the sign up page – you’ll need to scroll down below the packages to see the free signup box (as highlighted in the image). If you need to use the more advanced features, pricing starts from as little as £16/month*

How to get started

Head on over to Hootsuite.com and sign up for an account today.

#3 Canva

What it is

A brilliant and simple to use tool to create stunning images to go with your social posts. Use some of their free templates or pay for more. A great way to have amazing font combinations and first class imagery (you can even buy stock images if you need them).

Price

FREE! With optional paid content.

How to get started

Simply sign up here and start exploring the tools available now.

What’s your favourite tool?

These are a just a few of the tools we use – but what are you using? Tell us in the comments below or find us on Twitter or Facebook

 

*All prices accurate at the time of writing

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