All in Social Media

I promised to share more productivity tools and this one lights me up! I recently came across the most beautiful and organized social media and blog content planner I have ever seen, The Content Planner!  To my delight, it is a brilliant Canadian woman behind the scenes. Toronto based, Kat Gaskin, has leveraged her social media presence to launch two E-commerce brands, The Salty Pineapple and now The Content Planner

Finding time to market your side-hustle, let along run it is hard! Let’s talk about how to keep your business moving even when you are busy with priority number one. There are so many amazing tools out there that are made to help us automate common business tasks and workflows. As a virtual assistant, my most requested service was social media management. I knew I had to create a system to make it easier for me and my clients so I could take on more work. I start with a simple strategy I can recycle, followed by setting up an online tool for automation, then commit to a plan to batch posts. I am going to share my detailed process for easily creating social media content and automating it.

Valid fear, my friends. 

Instagram has been cracking down on apps that use their platform in any way other than how it was meant to be used. Recently, an app called Instagress which is a bot software that comments on posts using your Instagram account was literally shut down. Instagress's official announcement said they were asked by Instagram but we have a feeling they were told by Instagram, through lawyers. Yikes! So it's natural to feel a bit weary when using an app in your Instagram strategy that might give you an edge on other users.