We have a few favorite “F” words, and FREE is at the top of the list! Here are a few of our favorite free social media tools that will help you become more efficient and consistent in your branding, content and strategy. This is not a sponsored endorsement, we use these tools daily and wouldn’t steer you wrong. If you love them too, each service offers different packages at reasonable price points to grow with your business needs if you want to add more users or features. The free versions offer you a risk-free way to try before you buy, because running a business isn’t cheap, and every dollar counts!
Canva is a free design graphic design site that allows you to develop consistent branding for your social media posts and so much more! You can add your fonts and colors, and create graphics in multiple formats. There are templates for all the different sizes you’ll need and an automatic resizing tool! We use Canva for our own graphics as well as for our clients because we love it so much!
Let’s face it, Instagram scheduling and posting can be a beast since you have to copy/paste and upload “real time” using your phone. Planoly takes the hassle out of your Instagram management by allowing you to schedule your posts and upload your images in advance monthly, and then it even sends you a text message when your post is ready to go. You still need to use your phone, but with Planoly, it’s a matter of a few clicks and you’re done! You also get metrics on engagement and have the ability to “regram”!
The free version of Hootsuite allows you to schedule posts for up to 3 social media accounts, view metrics on engagement and set up “streams” to easily view your profiles at a glance. For social media sites like LinkedIn that don’t allow you to schedule in advance, Hootsuite can really be helpful to manage your time!
We love Google Drive for many reasons! You can work from anywhere you have an internet connection, share files, collaborate on documents and have a format that’s compatible for use on both Macs or PCs! This is your secret weapon to becoming more organized and efficient in your social media strategy and content management (and everywhere else in your business!) If you want to upgrade to a paid version, for just $5 per user, you can also have a business email address and a serious amount of cloud storage space.
More Social Media Tools
Looking for more ways to up your social media game? Check out our brand new Social Media Boot Camp! This class is all about leveling up your social media strategy in an efficient, effective way. You get 1:1 coaching from us and a personalized blueprint to YOUR success. Lifetime access to our Facebook group is also included where we’ll share ideas, answer questions and offer weekly thought starters to supercharge your game, forever!