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Social Media Shortcuts for the time poor


I’m not the only one who is time poor. Surely you are too, especially if you’re promoting your business on social media. It’s a time-consuming process. Unless of course, you’re one of the lucky few who can afford to employ someone to schedule and post all your social media. If you have a huge marketing budget kudos to you. I wish!

For a writer, it’s time better spent writing. Well, that’s not entirely true because if an author doesn’t self promote readers can’t find them. You need to allocate some time (at least weekly) to the task. This leads me to regularly look for new ways to shorten the process but still provide quality, engaging posts that connect with readers.

I found some that I thought I should share (I’ll update you further when I find more). Given that most people have a short reading span online, here’s four:

Regrammer (an app that allows you to repost other Instagram posts)

TinyURL.com (to shorten long URLs to use on Twitter or others that use limited word count)

CoPromote (relaunching Jan 2019 is a cross-promoting platform)

Canva (to create awesome, eye-catching, easy visuals and words for Instagram posts, etc.)

pile of books. Books, weekends

Example of artwork from Canva.

Have fun with these and I’ll add more interesting apps and websites soon. Enjoy posting!

 

Author:

Donna Munro is the author of The Zanzibar Moon and Kendwa's Secret, freelance writer, blogger, graphic artist, content writer, book marketer, administrator, web editor and book reader. She's been published in Take Five, The Australian Woman's Weekly, For Me, She, That's Life, Woman's Day and Club Life (as well as smaller publications). In 2017 she formed Warm Witty Publishing to self publish her debut novel 'The Zanzibar Moon'. Donna lives on the Gold Coast with her husband, youngest son and the weirdo Staffy Mahli. She adores being a grandmother but still feels young. She often joins her husband's pool cleaning business, just for fun (but is unsure if she's all that helpful). She keeps fit and has a fondness for elephants (she sponsors Tundani in Kenya) and owls. You'll often find her digging her toes in the sand while reading a novel at the beach.

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