As every entrepreneur and business owner knows, time is valuable! Your options are to do it yourself or to pay someone else to do it for you. If you are going to do it, which you really should do it, then you should also do it well. To help you out we’ve compiled a list of social media tools you can use to help boost productivity and save time.


Go to Facebook (FREE & PAID OPTIONS)
If you are on social media, you are probably already using Facebook. I have this listed as a “free and paid” option because Facebook uses certain algorithms with who sees your posts. What this means is that even if you have people who follow your page, they still might not see what you post. They do this because it is their business to make money and they are good at it.

There is tons of features on Facebook that can benefit your business and they are constantly evolving. Did you know you can schedule posts to your business page right from your account? I have Facebook on the list because they provide tools themselves within their social media channel that will help you save time. If you are not already using their post scheduler, you should be.

Social Jukebox

Easily automate your social media marketing on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn with this web based tool. Perhaps the best way to effortlessly save time with your marketing efforts, allowing you to spend more time doing business or being more social on social media.

Perhaps the most useful feature about Social Jukebox is it’s ability to recycle Tweets with what they call a jukeboxes. Think of a jukebox as an hourglass for posts, once all posts have been posted, it turns over to reuse them. There is also a fantastic tool for automating thank you messages for interactions, which if done manually can be very time consuming. Check out a free trial and the paid version starts at $19.99 is well worth the money for the time it will save! (Affiliate)


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Tweetdeck is a social media app that is made by Twitter, for Twitter. Tweetdeck allows you to schedule tweets, respond to messages, likes and notifications, view whats trending and follow accounts. A fun part of Tweetdeck is that it shows you a live view  of activity on other accounts you follow. You can customize the interface to your preferences and they continue to update features. Did we mention you can log into multiple accounts at the same time? A great option for do it yourself social media growth!


Even if you are new to social media tools, chances are you have hear of Hootsuite. That’s because they just do things well. Hootsuite is a great way to schedule your posts on multiple social media channels and accounts. You are limited to three accounts with their free option as well as other limits to functionality. The paid option is even better with ability to manage multiple users, run sweepstakes or contests, analytics on your efforts and more. Hootsuite is a great option for managing your social media accounts.


Get a FREE trial (PAID)
Twitter growth software that will automatically follow 50 accounts per day that are selected from another twitter accounts followers you want to attract (i.e. your competition). The service selects and follows accounts using AI filters such as keywords, location, and language to grow your account. A proven Twitter growth strategy that we incorporate in our Twitter Growth Service. If you are looking to grow your followers yourself, this is a good paid option. You can get a free 10-day trial by clicking on the link above.


Schedule and post to multiple social media networks at the same time. The part of Buffer that stands out is their extension Pablo which allows a user to create their own image content perfectly formatted for the social media network of their choice. A simple image editor you can upload an image to and overlay with text. The free version allows you to schedule 10 posts at a time.


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Allows you to find the most shared content, run detailed analytics and receive content alerts. Gain useful insights with content analysis. BuzzSumo works with Buffer to schedule posts. So find your great content with BuzzSumo and post it with Buffer. Plans start at $99 per month.


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Raven is an online tool combines social media, SEO and PPC marketing campaigns while compiling more then 20 data sources into weekly, monthly or quarterly reports. You can start with a free 30 day trial, but only a paid option after that.

IFTTT – IfThisThenThat

Try it Now (FREE)
For more of the computer geek or want-to-be programmer, but a helpful tool for social media in linking accounts or setting simple things to automatically happen. Choose between tons of social media channels and create your own simple program using the “if this, then that” formula. Perhaps not as robust as other services that are specific to just one social media channel, IFTTT is great for setting it and forgetting about it without the hassles of constantly updating.