Welcome to another edition of Blogging for Dollars. It has been a LONG time since I’ve discussed ways to make money blogging. The Blogging for Dollars posts all started with my Bloggers Tax Guide which later turned into Food Bloggers Tax Guide. While today’s post isn’t something that is going to make you money directly, it is something that will help get you organized and help you create a schedule so that you can get more traffic to your blog and social media.
CoSchedule is something I tried. Quit. Tried again after seeing just how useful it really was. I am a do-it-myself kind of girl, but with multiple blogs, sponsors, social media and everything else, it got to be overwhelming trying to keep things straight here on Nevermore Lane Now that I am back ‘on’ I can’t imagine my life without it. Although, I do have to admit my lists for my lists for my lists is still piling up on my desk. Not to mention all the planners and notebooks taking up prime real estate. I am working on that 😉
So what exactly is CoSchedule?
CoSchedule is your one-stop pit-stop for a Word Press editorial calendar and social media sharer. Social media is a highway. You might have 5000 followers, but when you post, you might get lucky and break 100 views. So, you have to utilize each social site to get the best return on your shares. It can be really overwhelming to go back through your posts; page after page in Word Press just to see which older post you’d like to reshare. It can also be overwhelming to remember to share your daily posts on social media. That is where CoSchedule comes in.
Getting started with CoSchedule is a breeze. You head on over to their website, sign up, connect your blog, connect your social media and you are ready to rock n roll. The whole process took less than 15 minutes. With the drag-and-drop calendar, now your blog posts and social media are all on the same schedule. You can also reshare old posts and all of it is right there in front of you. Having the calendar view instead of the long list of Word Press posts to sort through is so much easier. It is also awesome to see the stats.
What I like is how motivating it is. Since CoSchedule shows my posts and social statistics on the calendar, I can see patterns as to where I need work. For example, too many days off with no posts. This is perfect for those of us who schedule posts in advance. Sometimes it’s hard to remember which day needs a post.
CoSchedule is affordable. I know some of you spend upwards of $100 creating the perfect planner between the discs, covers, washi tapes, fancy pens, and print ink for the printables. CoScedule does things your paper planner isn’t going to do. It’s worth its weight is gold. So, the modest $10 a month for a higher return on your investment is worth working into your budget. It will free up more space in your planner to doodle other things 😉
If you are worried about integration – don’t be. The CoSchedule plugin works fine with Genesis Framework and also work with Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Buffer, Bit.ly and Google + Pages. Even works with your Google Analytics to keep you up to date on traffic. Connect as many as you want!
For $10 a month you get-
- Drag-And-Drop Editorial Calendar
- Schedule Social Media While You Blog
- Save Time, Grow Traffic
- Easily Re-Schedule Old Blog Content
- Lightweight WordPress Plugin
- Automated Social Publishing
- Simple Team Communication
- All-In-One Publishing Solution
- No More WordPress Hacking
Think of that $10 as a budget for your marketing plan. 😉
Try it FREE now. (2 weeks free, *$15/mo after the initial 2 weeks)
Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you click the link and decide to use CoSchedule I will receive a reduction in my monthly payment. Either way, it doesn’t change how radtastic I think this product is!
Have you tried CoSchedule yet? If you have, I would love to hear about your experience; if you haven’t – what’s stopping you?