What is CoSchedule & why did I need it?
Once I started a blog, built my online business & ramped up my social media following, I often felt overwhelmed by having to manage & prioritize so many tasks.
While I love spending time creating blog posts & sharing social content, managing my editorial calendar has always been an afterthought.
Finally I found a better way to manage everything in one place!
After trying the free version of CoSchedule, I was sold!
From one busy blogger/tweeter to another, CoSchedule works!
What is CoSchedule?
In its simplest form, CoSchedule is a content marketing calendar that allows you to manage your work and content flow for your website, business, marketing plan, and more.
However, CoSchedule can do so much more than that!
It functions not only as an editorial calendar, but also as a social media management system, a workflow and project management system, AND an analytics tool—all in one.
It really does it all!
Sounds too good to be true, right?
CoSchedule is designed to work for teams ranging from a solo-flying entrepreneur to multilevel, large businesses, and everyone in between.
Here are some of my favorite features of CoSchedule and why I switched to this super-easy-to-use content marketing calendar.
All My Marketing in ONE Place
The main point of an editorial calendar is to be able to plan content in advance so you can save time and publish consistently.
With CoSchedule, I can see ALL of my content on one dashboard.
Being able to get a bird’s-eye view of my entire content plan, including subsequent Twitter and social media posts, ongoing projects, and more is instrumental to staying on track with my work.
The CoSchedule calendar is entirely drag-and-drop operated.
You can move your content quickly from your unscheduled drafts to a specific day, and easily re-arrange your schedule without having to go into each individual piece of content and change dates.
It’s the easiest way to keep everything organized and on schedule, and get a glimpse of how much content I have prepared, in the works, upcoming, and even already published.
Social Media Automation
My favorite (and by far most used) feature in CoSchedule is ReQueue. Simply put, this tool is brilliant.
ReQueue works by taking your most popular social messages, like tweets or Facebook posts and intelligently filling in the gaps in your content calendar to ensure your content is getting the most visibility. How amazing is that?!
Regular readers know Twitter is my jam—I recommend it to every blogger because you can build serious followers. I have to admit, though, keeping up with tweets (especially on multiple accounts) can be a lot to manage. This CoSchedule feature helps you deal with it, prioritize, and customize.
Have a special deal, a giveaway, contest, or an opt-in you want to intertwine into your social schedule?
Simple add that social media message to ReQueue and it will automatically slot in posts for you.
ReQueue doesn’t just guess at when to post—the built-in system uses intelligence, gathered from your established social schedule and Best Time scheduling so your messages are posted at the most optimal times for engagement.
It’s easily one of the most timesaving features of CoSchedule and it makes a HUGE difference in my audience engagement.
Integrates with My Favorite Tools
What’s an editorial calendar without integrations, right?
I’ve used so many different editorial calendars, from WordPress to Google Calendar to Post-It notes strategically stuck on a whiteboard on my wall.
None of these integrates like CoSchedule. You can link your calendar directly with WordPress, Evernote, or Google Docs—whichever editing/writing platform you prefer.
You can also connect with 9 major social media platforms, making it even easier to manage and build on your social media strategy.
If you use WordPress, the CoSchedule plugin allows you to manage your entire blog process in WordPress.
Linking your WP blog to CoSchedule allows you to sync all of your WP data so you can create, edit, and publish everything on your COS dashboard and it will all translate over to your native blog.
With all the available integrations, all of your ideas, outlines, and bits and pieces of content can be turned into real, valuable content—all in ONE place.
(No more Post-It notes all over the place!)
Edit your content directly in WordPress with the CoSchedule plugin.
Create your content in CoSchedule and sync directly to WordPress—no switching back and forth between platforms.
Flexible Pricing for Every Size Business
No matter what size business you have, CoSchedule has a plan that will fit your needs.
Whether you’re flying solo and managing all of your content marketing on your own, or if you need to share multiple calendars between large teams—CoSchedule has you covered.
ReQueue is included in Team Pro and Multi-Calendar accounts, but can be added on to Solo and Team Marketing accounts—and believe me when I say it is SO worth it.
Other perks include fully-customizable workflows, audience targeting, team productivity reports, and more in-depth content analytics.
If you want to save 50% on your CoSchedule plan, all you have to do is write a review or tutorial (kind of like this one!) on how or why you use CoSchedule for all of your content marketing needs.
CoSchedule is my go-to content marketing strategy tool—and at this point, I don’t even want to imagine what my content and social media strategy would be without it.
So, sign up for a 14-day free trial and see what you’re missing out on without CoSchedule.
I promise you’ll never go back once you realize how truly game-changing CoSchedule can be for your blog and/or your business.
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