Everyone is busy these days and that is especially true of the direct seller. If you are trying to make an income, especially one to support a family, then chances are you are scheduling all sorts of events and parties and social media is something that goes to the background for when you have time. Thankfully, with a little bit of pre-planning and work, you can have social media working for you when you are not able to.
There are many different programs out there that can help you with your social media efforts: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and others. Each program may not include all the various social media platforms but they include enough that you will have a presence.
HootSuite – Hootsuite is a program that runs on the web which means you have to log in to the website. Youc an set up a variety of different social media and different notifications. I have mine setup for Facebook, Facebook pages and Twitter. I can check my activity for those locations and see private messages as well. You can interact and anything else you may need to do via this program and avoid logging into the applications themselves. You can set updates to post at a defined time in the future so you do not need to remember yourself. The free application has a limit of five different profiles but if you require more, you can pay for more access.
TweetDeck – I am not as familiar with this program as I am with Hootsuite. It does much of the same thing but it is a program that you download onto your computer instead of going onto the Internet. Again, you can set what information you follow and see and you can pre-schedule updates. It is also free to use.
Bufferapp – This is another web based program but it works a bit differently. You cannot interact on this but instead, you can use it to pre-schedule your updates. On the free plan, you can only schedule 10 items at a time which may be plenty if you are only posting an update every few days. And quite honestly, you probably don’t need more than that.