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?
Ashton W. says
Thanks for such a great break down of why you love CoSchedule! So happy we can help save you time and have some fun along the way 🙂
Melissa Pezza says
I don’t know where I’d be without Coschedule. It’s so easy for me to keep everything running smoothly with this program.
Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama says
I’m sure I’d like it once I tried it, but I’m so darn CHEAP I can’t bring myself to use anything but Hootsuite!
Ora Lee Gurr says
CoSchedule sounds like a great way to get organized. Best of all is the access for social media and keeping track of posts. Thanks for listing all the helpful points you’ve discovered along the way.
Catherine S says
CoSchedule sounds like a great tool for bloggers. I will be sure I share it with my sister.
I like how easy you make it sound to get it up and running. When I’m trying most new things…like this… easy is good. 🙂
Wow this sounds great and like an easy way to keep on top of things. Something I am having a harder time doing lately!
Looks like a great program to help you with your blog.
I heard of co-schedule! It seems very efficient especially us social media bloggers!
Stacey- Travel Blogger says
Wow! That looks like just the thing to keep track of all my blog work and social media accounts! I have to get CoSchedule!