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Everyone who is wanting to take control of their digital presence has got to master the power of social media. It is how you connect with potential customers, find potential businesses to partner with, and so much more. Social media is one of the ways that you have the ability to show the world that you are the thought leader in your space. It is no wonder why companies charge hundreds of dollars for you to schedule out all your social media content. But we are here to tell you that there is a way to schedule your Facebook & Instagram Content… & it’s FREE! So, come along and check out the step-by-step guide on how to schedule Facebook & Instagram Content for FREE!
The first step to get to your business bestie, the creator studio is to head on over to your Facebook business Page.
Once on your Facebook business profile, you will see the gear icon on the top of your page. Click there and a pop-up will come up with different things like a page overview of the past 28 days, page access, Facebook suite, and creator studio, etc… Click on creator studio.
Being inside creator studio you will see that it gives you a lot of things like:
You will also notice that there is a Facebook and an Instagram icon on the top bar in the middle of your screen. For this example, we are going to go through the Instagram icon, because it gives you an option to share to Facebook after your post is created.
The Instagram Creator Studio looks a little different than the Facebook version, here you will see option like:
If you don’t see anything when you click on the Instagram icon then you will want to click on Instagram accounts and make sure you connect your business Instagram account so you can take advantage of this free tool!
You will see that creator studio can be used for a bunch of things when it comes to scheduling and planning out your Facebook & Instagram Content.
Now that you know what kind of content you can create inside creator studio, what things can be scheduled out in advance?
Facebook & Instagram allow you to schedule out your images, videos, carousels, and the IGTV for when you have videos between 1-10 minutes long.
Currently, it does not give you the option to schedule out stories or reels, but that’s OK! Facebook has created a way to give you a huge timesaver for FREE, and that is awesome!
There are a lot of options out there for scheduling out your social media content. But most of theses software cost between $45-$300 depending on what you are looking for. To be honest, after being in the social media space for so long, we notice the one thing small businesses have in common is the first social media platform they try out is Facebook. Having this tool to schedule out your social media ends up saving $540-$3600 a year, so for a small business starting out this is totally worth the time and money you save in the long run.
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