With CoSchedule Social Templates you save time planning your social shares and become a more productive blogger. Here’s how.

I have already written about how I use CoSchedule to plan the social media shares of my content. I shared my entire process, from color coding to organization.

One of the things I love about the CoSchedule* team is that they’re always working to improve their tool.

So even though my previous review was as thorough as it could be, it is already outdated.

CoSchedule* is bringing a lot of great new stuff in 2016!

But there’s one special feature already released I want to share with you today: CoSchedule Social Templates.

If you already use CoSchedule*, you probably have noticed it on the top of your social queue.

But:

  • What are CoSchedule Social Templates for?
  • How do CoSchedule Social Templates work?
  • How can you take advantage of CoSchedule Social Templates?

These are the questions I’m answering below.

“It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?” Henry David Thoreau

Why do you need social media planning in the first place?

Needless to say that besides the fact that I’m a CoSchedule* fangirl (and I can prove it), productivity is what moves me.

It doesn’t matter if you are an employee, freelancer, entrepreneur, or a stay at home mom: your time is precious.

Every minute you waste doesn’t come back that’s why you have to learn how to use it well.

Most of us don’t make a living from blogging.

Blogging might even be part of your business like it’s from mine. Yet, there’s still a difference between someone who has a career in blogging and a coach who posts on their website.

In other words, even if writing is your passion, blogging isn’t the only activity you have in your day.

Besides, maintaining a blog involves countless other activities. It’s more than just sitting in front of the computer and producing stellar content.

One of these crucial extras related to blogging is social media.

Sharing content on social media is key to your blog’s growth.

If you want your articles to reach many readers, you have to build a strong online presence. It includes posting consistently on platforms such as Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram just to name a few.

But how can you do it with the little free time you have in your hands?

Social media scheduling is the answer!

Social media scheduling saves you time and makes you more productive.

There are countless ways to do it. Today, I’m focusing on CoSchedule*. More specifically on CoSchedule Social Templates.

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What are CoSchedule Social Templates for?

In short, CoSchedule Social Templates are the perfect solution for creating consistent social sharing without spending endless hours every single time.

Whether you share your content in only 2 or 10 platforms, you’re always going to save yourself precious time with CoSchedule Social Templates.

They are intended to “help you eliminate the tedious process of manual scheduling.

As the name implies, they’re templates. Models you create once and you can use over and over again.

Each time you apply a template, you don’t have to start your work from scratch. All you need to do is fill in the blanks.

Fill in the blanks of CoSchedule Social Templates and save yourself tons of time.

From a productivity perspective: lots of time saving!

How do CoSchedule Social Templates work?

CoSchedule Social Templates are very easy to set up and use.

Go to your CoSchedule* calendar and click on any existing content.

Under social queue, click on “Templates”, then “Create New Templates”.

Name your template and start creating social helpers, text, and images.

Watch the videos below and see how the tool works.

How To Create CoSchedule Social Templates

 

How To Set Up Your Queue With CoSchedule Social Templates

 

How To Apply CoSchedule Social Templates

 
Note that I used numbers for my social helpers on the example. That’s exactly how I set up my own template as well.

The numbers of the social helpers correspond to prompts for my content.

I save these prompts on a template I created on Evernote* to streamline my blog process. You can check (and copy) my template here.

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You can use names or codes if you prefer. The only important thing is that it makes sense to you.

Choose the dates, intervals, and the social media platforms for your shares.

Set up as many social shares as you wish. You can plan them days, weeks, or even months in advance.

When you finish planning the shares, save your template.

From now on, you can apply it to any new and existing content.

Before creating prompts, you’ll have the chance to update your social helpers.

In my case, I add related images as well as text messages.

How can you take advantage of CoSchedule Social Templates?

Whether you are a soloblogger, an assistant or work with a team, you can make better use of your time with CoSchedule Social Templates.

Engaging with your tribe is a much more important task than repeatedly creating prompts for each single blog post you publish.

Instead of doing busy work, you can actually become more productive with your blogging-related activities.

If you don’t have a defined schedule yet, you’ll need to create one.

On the CoSchedule* blog, you can find a great infographic on the best time to post on social media. It can be your starting point.

Experienced bloggers can transfer their existing plan to a template and start applying it.

Super easy, isn’t it?

And you can also reschedule your social shares later by dragging and them dropping them on your CoSchedule* calendar.

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Become more productive with CoSchedule Social Templates

While the usage of CoSchedule Social Templates is clearer for bloggers, we aren’t the only ones who can benefit from it.

Another way to use social media is to reinforce yourself as an expert.

Reinforce your position as an expert with social media without wasting time.

Nowadays, it’s normal to share interesting articles in our field of expertise on Twitter or LinkedIn, for example.

Or, you may want to share quotes from a book you just read or a course you recently followed.

Why not creating a social template for that?

You’ll make your posts much more accessible to your readers. Instead of spamming countless shares just a couple seconds from each other, you can mindfully schedule them.

Everything is possible and it’s up to you discover creative ways to implement CoSchedule Social Templates.

If you have any questions about how you can also start using it become more productive one day at a time, don’t hesitate to drop me a line in the comments. 

With CoSchedule Social Templates you save time planning your social shares and become a more productive blogger. Here’s how.

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Debbie Rodrigues is a Productivity Expert. She helps busy career women create a productive routine that fits their lifestyle. She does this through coaching, online courses and through the blog debbieinshape.com.