WHY I LOVE COSCHEDULE AND YOU WILL TOO

WHY I LOVE COSCHEDULE AND YOU WILL TOO

03/05/17

MY REVIEW ON COSCHEDULE

W Welcome to my new best friend! You may have already heard of it, but if you haven’t, I can guarantee that it will become your new best friend, too. If you’re reading this post, you’re probably a blogger, and if you’ve been blogging for a while, you know the struggles of having to spend hours writing a blog post and then hours and even days afterwards promoting it on all your social media platforms.

I’ve had that struggle since I started my blog. Then, one day, I came across CoSchedule. I’d heard about it through the grapevine but never bothered to look into it further. Then, a few months ago, I’d had enough of having to manually post all my social media posts for my blog. So I decided to search for a tool that would help me and save me time.

WHY I LOVE COSCHEDULE AND YOU WILL TOO

I will receive a discount on my plan for posting this CoSchedule review, and this post contains affiliate links. As always, I only share my honest opinion.

 

This is what the CoSchedule dashboard looks like:

WHY I LOVE COSCHEDULE AND YOU WILL TOO

So after days of research and looking at many different social media schedulers, I decided to trial CoSchedule because it seemed like the best fit for me and my blog. Let’s just say my blogging life hasn’t been the same since.

I was so sad when my free trial ended, and I couldn’t afford to buy a subscription. Then, I read on a blogging group that if you write a review about CoSchedule, you can get a discount on your subscription (that’s how well I’d read the site). So here I am writing a review on how great this app is. I am writing this post for the discount, but I do genuinely want to share with you all how great this product is and how it’s changed my blogging schedule and my life.

If you aren’t familiar with CoSchedule, it’s simply a tool that will help you plan out and schedule your blog and social media posts in the same place. It works with all your major platforms, including Facebook (pages, personal profile, and any groups you are an admin for), Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, LinkedIn, Tumblr, and Google+.

Here is what the editorial calendar on their website looks like:

WHY I LOVE COSCHEDULE AND YOU WILL TOO

To schedule something, you just need to be in your calendar view and click on the pencil icon in the top right corner of the screen or the pencil on any date square. CoSchedule will give you a list of several kinds of posts you can schedule, including a blog post, social message, or content. You can also add events, notes, and tasks. Click on your choice and you are given prompts for what to do next

You may think, “Well, I can do this with free social media editorial calendar plugins.” But the element that sells it for me is the WordPress plugin. At the end of every edit post page, CoSchedule gives you an option to schedule all your social media shares for that post except on Instagram. It gives you a bunch of pre-set options, like scheduling today, tomorrow, next week, or next month, and even custom options so that if you have the time, you can plan your social media post for that specific blog post for the next few months. Then, when you’ve created your schedule, you can also save it to use on other posts in the future. Once I’ve mapped it all out, I just hit save. Then, once my post is live, CoSchedule starts implementing the post to my social media.

As I’m a WordPress user, the only time I worked from the CoSchedule calendar is when I want to check what I have scheduled for the month or change what I have scheduled. Another great feature about the calendar is that if you’ve scheduled something for the wrong date, you can simply drag and drop it to another date. So you don’t have to delete it and start all over again.

What the wordpress plugin appears like in posts:

WHY I LOVE COSCHEDULE AND YOU WILL TOO

There is also an option to schedule your Instagram posts, but you must schedule them via the calendar and then use the Instagram app so that you can publish to Instagram. At this stage, I probably won’t use this feature, as I like scheduling from my phone, but I do like how CoSchedule is trying to cover everything so that you don’t have to use a bunch of different apps.

Another great thing about CoSchedule is you can have a personal plan just for you and your blog or a team plan where a bunch of your team members can access the calendar as well.

Another great feature and one of the most recent additions is called ReQueue, which is essentially automated social media scheduling. The only downside is that you have to pay extra for this feature. But if you pay and select to use the feature, it basically fills in empty space that you have in your calendar with past posts, which makes it look like you’re posting content to your social media 24/7.

If you’re interested in CoSchedule, you can try it out for 14 days, or if you’ve like to buy it, you can simply click this link: CoSchedule

Here are the prices for CoSchedule only. If you’d like to add ReQueue, you have to add that at an extra cost.

When you look at the prices, it may seem quite expensive, but from my research, no other app offers such a great blogging/social media scheduler all in one tool.

If you still not sold here is a video where you can see CoSchedule in action and find out some more information.

WHY I LOVE COSCHEDULE AND YOU WILL TOO

I’m not the best a review posts, but if you like reading reviews on products/apps, let me know in the comments, and I’ll do some more in the future.

xoxo  The Alexandra Edit

  • Chris
    10/05/2017

    Thanks for the great review! Our team really appreciates it!

    • thealexandraedit
      Chris
      12/05/2017

      Thank you 🙂

  • Amanda Ripsam
    10/05/2017

    You have explained co schedule so well and I love the pictures. I love a great how to for anything blogging or social media related.

    • thealexandraedit
      Amanda Ripsam
      12/05/2017

      Thank you, glad the post was helpfull 🙂

  • Pooja Krishna
    10/05/2017

    A very well done post – feature lists and why you like it, esp. the one on multiple post scheduling. That helps for accounts like Twitter. The screenshots are very useful too.

    • thealexandraedit
      Pooja Krishna
      12/05/2017

      Thank you 🙂

  • Heather Gilbert
    11/05/2017

    !!!!! Alright, this looks like what I have been looking for, once my blog actually starts making money that is. Thank you for the information!

    • thealexandraedit
      Heather Gilbert
      12/05/2017

      Thanks for checking it out 🙂

  • steve
    12/05/2017

    Looks extremely helpful. Great use of photos btw, it helped explain everything you wanted to describe.

    • thealexandraedit
      steve
      12/05/2017

      Thanks, glad the post was extremely helpful 🙂

  • Aditi
    18/08/2017

    That review is very well done! I was really hoping to try it but the paid part was really getting to me. It really looks like a great investment, though. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    • thealexandraedit
      Aditi
      23/08/2017

      Thanks for checking out my post, the paid part got to me a first, but after awhile I realised it was worth as it offers so many amazing features.

  • dunja kacarevic
    23/08/2017

    Awesome review, and btw I’m loving a design of your website

    • thealexandraedit
      dunja kacarevic
      24/08/2017

      Thank you 🙂

  • Star harford
    23/08/2017

    This review is very well written and helpful to any blogger. It is something I may look into if my blog ever makes money.

    • thealexandraedit
      Star harford
      24/08/2017

      Thank you 🙂

  • Joanna
    23/08/2017

    I didn’t hear about this app before but I have been looking for a scheduling app for some time now, due to having less and less free time. It’s great that you can schedule all your social media posts, that definitely saves a lot of time. I wish they would do Instagram as well, that one takes a lot of my time, I would prefer to use the computer to post rather than my phone.

    • thealexandraedit
      Joanna
      24/08/2017

      Same Instagram takes up most of my time, I wish Instagram would integrate or allowed apps that publishes your post when scheduled instead of just sending you a reminder.

  • Sreekar
    24/08/2017

    Mmmmm. Wonder why I never came across this one. Thanks fir making blogging a lil easier!

    • thealexandraedit
      Sreekar
      24/08/2017

      I think because it’s a paid app it’s not as featured as much as some of the free scheduling apps.

  • Familyearthtrek
    24/08/2017

    Ohhh what a great app for us with not much time! I hate promoting my post on social medias because I am having a hard time keep track of them all so this would be so helpful! Thanks for a great post!

    • thealexandraedit
      Familyearthtrek
      24/08/2017

      Thank you 🙂

  • five little doves
    24/08/2017

    This sounds great! I have a few scheduling apps that always fail and are so complicated to use. This sounds great.

    • thealexandraedit
      five little doves
      24/08/2017

      I’ve tried a few different ones and found this one to be the easiest to use so far.

  • Joline
    24/08/2017

    You’re right, I’ve been on the fence about CoSchedule for a long time. This is a great review! And I think their ReQueue feature will finally be the one to convince me to go for it!

    • thealexandraedit
      Joline
      24/08/2017

      Love the ReQueue feature, just wish you didn’t have to pay extra for it.

  • Mal
    24/08/2017

    What a well-written, informative post! I’ve never heard of CoSchedule before but it looks like something I need in my life! I’m always so messy and disorganised, I need to seriously consider it! x

    • thealexandraedit
      Mal
      24/08/2017

      Thank you, a bit on the pricey side but defiantly worth considering.

  • Kallia
    24/08/2017

    Oh my! This looks like just the thing I need for my blog! I am horrible at sharing my stuff and I wish I did more often!

    • thealexandraedit
      Kallia
      24/08/2017

      I was the same until I started using this.

  • Ana De- Jesus
    24/08/2017

    AW I hope that you get the discount now! I like the sound of co-schedule and while I use Buffer for Twitter, Co- schedule would be very handy for Facebook as Hootsuite can be quite long winded sometimes x

  • jhilmil
    24/08/2017

    Great have been looking out for similar tool.. Shall register for sure soon, but only after I have a good monetization in place:)

  • Tyra Skinner
    24/08/2017

    OMG this was an amazing review and I hope you get that discount girl! I’ve heard about Coschedule and I’m looking to finding a scheduler because things are becoming crazy to do it manually!

    Thanks for sharing this with us 🙂

  • Prateek Goel
    24/08/2017

    Co-schedule is so well written. Those pictures speak a lot. WordPress website is the most important thing we must know. Social media and its management are one we have to take care.

  • Amanda
    25/08/2017

    This looks super useful! I actually love planning and scheduling tools. I’ve never seen one like this though. I currently use Asana, Wunderlist and Hootsuite. Will check this one out though.

  • Angela Milnes
    25/08/2017

    What an awesome post and I love to read more about this so informative and I think I need this I had a hard time for posting to keep on track

  • Via Bella
    26/08/2017

    I thought about doing this but I am not sure if there is support for the blogger platform rather than just the wordpress one. Glad you found something that worked for you.

  • howtodiyempire
    26/08/2017

    CoSchedule seems like an amazing app and I think it’s awesome they give you a discount just for writing about them!
    Being the grandma that I am, I still preffer handwritten over apps, but this seems like I would give it a try

  • Kim
    27/08/2017

    This is exactly what i’ve been looking for! I’m going to have to go have a deeper look into it but I think you may have just saved my sanity by sharing this!

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