I love using social media tools that help me grow my blog and social media accounts while saving me time.
As a blogger, the number of social media tools available can be overwhelming. Deciding which tools you will best benefit from can be tough. To help you along, here are 7 of my favorite social media tools.
Tailwind allows you to schedule your pins on Pinterest. Tailwind saves me so much time when it comes to pinning on Pinterest. This scheduling tool gives you the ability to pin consistently, even if you're not actively on the platform, which is so helpful for bloggers.
Another great thing about Tailwind is their Tribes feature. Tailwind Tribes is a tool that allows you to have your content shared by a group bloggers within a tribe, which in turn gets your content seen by more people.
I know that my blog wouldn't be what it is today if it weren't for Tailwind.
Buffer saves you time by allowing you to schedule social media posts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google+. Buffer offers both a free plan and paid plan that they call their "Awesome Plan," which you can upgrade to for $10/month.
The free plan allows you to schedule up to 10 posts and connect five social media profiles. With the "Awesome Plan," you can add up to 100 posts and tweets to your queue, as well as connect up to 10 social media profiles.
I like using the free version of Buffer to schedule tweets for a few days at a time.
PicMonkey allows you to quickly and easily create, and edit images. Tasks that take time to create in Photoshop can be done in a breeze using PicMonkey.
My favorite feature on PicMonkey is the blog and social media templates. We all know how time-consuming it can be to create graphics for your blog and social media accounts. PicMonkey makes this easy by providing a large selection of templates for Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Email, Etsy, and more.
PicMonkeys premium plan starts at $5.99/month and includes the following:
- Hub storage for 50 images
- Sort Hub images
- Save, Export, Share
- Advanced touch-up tools
- Primo effects, overlays, fonts
- Re-editable images, in Hub
- Top-shelf templates
- No ads
HootSuite is one of the most widely used social media scheduling and management tools. Along with allowing you to schedule your social media content, HootSuite is jam-packed with features that will help you manage and grow your social media presence.
HootSuite offers four plans. A Free Plan, Professional Plan, Team Plan, and Business Plan.
- The Free Plan includes three social profiles, basic analytics, 30 scheduled messages, and more.
- The Professional Plan costs $19/month. This plan includes ten social profiles, unlimited scheduling, and one user.
- The Team Plan costs $99/month. This plan includes 20 social profiles, unlimited scheduling, and three users.
- The Business Plan costs $499/month. This plan features 50 social profiles, unlimited scheduling, and up to 10 users.
I'm a big fan of MiloTree. MiloTree is a smart pop-up that will help you increase your followers on Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest. There is also an option for growing your email list.
I’ve used MiloTree to grow my social media accounts, and have had excellent results. In fact, I credit the MiloTree pop-up for helping me reach over 10,000 followers on Pinterest, which felt nearly impossible at one point due to Pinterest putting less focus on follower numbers.
Social Pug is a premium social media sharing plugin. This plugin includes tons of impressive features that will help increase your social shares and drive traffic to your blog. I've tried my fair share of social share plugins, and Social Pug has been my favorite.
Here are a few of my favorite Social Pug features:
- Upload Pinterest specific image
- Attractive popular posts widget
- Allows you to recover social shares when switching from HTTP to HTTPS
Linktree is a free tool for optimizing your Instagram traffic. LinkTree gives you one bio link to house all the content you’re driving your followers to. I've been using LinkTree for my Instagram profile, and I find it to be very useful.
Are you using any of the social media tools on this list? What are some of your favorite social media tools?