WHY I LOVE COSCHEDULE AND YOU WILL TOO
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.
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:
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:
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:
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.
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