5 Social Media Tools For Marketers With a Limited Budget

There are so many social media tools out there to choose from today. If you are a social media marketer, you would know just how challenging it is to choose the right tool for your social needs.

This post is created to give you a quick insight on cost effective social media tools you can use to manage and report on your social media activities.

 

1. Hootsuite

This is my favorite social media tool of all time. I love using Hootsuite!

So, what are the advantages using Hootsuite? Here are some major advantages you can get when using Hootsuite:

  • Auto schedule social updates
  • Team integration
  • Analytics Reports
  • Managing multiple accounts
  • Available on desktop and smartphone app

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For many social media marketers, Hootsuite is one of the most versatile social media marketing management tools out in the market. More importantly, users are able to register for a free account (free for life) or signup for premium plans (for more features) which starts as low as $10 per month.

Monitor – Engage – Manage all in one solution.

 

2. Buffer

Looking for a simple and highly flexible social media tool? Introducing Buffer.

Buffer takes social media scheduling to the next level. It is extremely easy to use and it would take just minutes before a complete beginner could use the tool. Buffer does not have auto scheduling feature (yet) but it’s analytics feature is probably one of the best in the market.

Overall, Buffer is a great tool to use if you are simply looking for a good social media scheduling and analytics tool and minus all the bells and whistles. Buffer also has a very handy quick graphic creation tool called Pablo that you can access right from the browser extension for that quick instant image creation > See Pablo

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3. Socialoomph

Socialoomph is known for its ‘set once and forget’ feature.

For social media marketers who are planning to schedule (and publish) evergreen content, Socialoomph is a great tool to use. It allows you to recycle the posts and even using spintax to add some uniqueness to the social update.

Apart from the above feature, Socialoomph also comes with the queue and reservoir system. In short, you are able to add in new posts and updates into a predefined group that will automatically publish updates across various social platforms at specific times.

 

 

4. SocialBro

Are you a Twitter junkie?

If you are, you are probably finding the best Twitter tools … and this is where SocialBro comes into play.

SocialBro is created specifically for Twitter and it is extremely versatile.

For starters, you are able to send bulk messages to Twitter followers of your choice of definition. This means that it can be as complex as:

  • Females only
  • Number of followers over 500
  • Number of following over 500
  • Was recently active under 24 hours

Or, it can be as simple as sending messages to your new followers.

The true power of SocialBro comes in the features such as the above. On top of everything, SocialBro also provides a detailed ‘best time to tweet’ report.

As an avid Twitter user, there is no denial that publishing tweets at the right time is crucial. Here’s what it looks like when the report is generated:

Best Time To Tweet

 

5. ManageFlitter

ManageFlitter is another great Twitter tool.

This tool allows you to manage your Twitter followers like a professional. For example, you are able to filter followers who are most engaged with you and even those inactive ones.

Once the report is generated, you can decide to unfollow them or start engaging with them.

The advantages of using ManageFlitter are:

  • Ability to manage multiple Twitter accounts
  • Find relevant Twitter users based on specific criteria
  • Analytics
  • Scheduling Twitter posts

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Now it is your turn!

What is your favorite cost effective social media tool that you use on a daily basis? Feel free to leave a comment below and tell me what you think!

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Reginald Chan

Reginald is the founder of Social Media Rush. He helps companies in social media marketing and on the side, he’s pretty geeky. He asked repeatedly to be called “The Geek” but no one listens to him. Poor guy!