Posting contents on the right time is one of the tricks adopted by social media managers to get the most out their social media channels. To do so, you need a tool to schedule your social media posts since it won’t be funny to be staring at the social media feed all the time. If you are running a small business and need a tool to schedule social media posts for free, read on. I have put together the 5 best tools you can use for such need.
Tools like Hootsuite and Buffer have long been known to schedule social media posts. Those tools adopt the premium business model so you can use them for free, although there are some restrictions you have to deal with.
Following are the 5 best tools you can use to schedule your social media posts for free.
The first social media management tool you can use to manage your social media posts for free is Buffer. It is one of the most popular tools to do this sort of task. Buffer is a freemium tool. If you stick to your free account, you will only be able to add 10 scheduled posts per social media account. The number of social media account you can add per platform is also limited, only one per platform. Buffer supports all common social media platforms from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin, Google+ to Pinterest (premium users only). Buffer also features an analytics tool, but you need to upgrade your free account to get the most out of this feature.
This it is. Hootsuite is arguably the most senior social media management tool. This tool has been around since 2008, even before Instagram emerged to the surface. Hootsuite also uses the freemium business model, meaning that you can use it for free although much benefits you can get if you upgrade your account. Hootsuite also supports popular social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Google+. In addition, you can also use it to schedule your WordPress posts. The number of scheduled post you can create with free account of Hootsuite is 30 per profile.
Everypost also uses the freemium business model just like other the vast majority of online tools. You can use it to create scheduled posts for social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. At the time of writing, Everypost hasn’t supported Instagram. Free version of Everypost comes with the similar restrictions as Buffer. You will also only be able to add one social media account per platform, while the number of scheduled posts you can create is 10 per account.
SocialOomph is also an old player in the market of social media management tool. You can also use this tool to create scheduled posts for free, but with a very limited capabilities and features. Free version of SocialOomp will only be able to create scheduled posts for Twitter although this tool actually also supports another social media platforms. Other downside, you won’t be able to attach image on your scheduled tweets.
TweetDeck once become a favorite social media management tool, along with Hootsuite. This tool was also firstly released on 2008. Initially, TweetDeck was an independent tool before acquired by Twitter in 2011. This tool used to run via Adobe Air. Previously, TweetDeck also supported Facebook, but now it can only be used to manage Twitter accounts. TweetDeck itself is a completely free tool. You can create as many scheduled posts as you want with it. You can also add your team members if you have ones.