Download the 2014 Social Media CalendarSocial Media Calendar

Printed below are some instructions or guidelines for our 2014 social media calendar. Just remember, you are doing this so that you can gain a following for your business or venture. You will get out of it what you put in. So if you take the time to set up the accounts and only put one update on each one of them…you’re probably wasting your time.

So good luck…now go and build your social media following with this Social Media Calendar!

Social Media Calendar Instructions

First you need to print off the Social Media Calendar by clicking on the link below.

Download Social Media Calendar

  • Put the calendar somewhere you will see it every day (next to your desk).
  • On the first day, go to Hootsuite.com and set up the Free Account. You will use this as a place to log into all of your accounts and see everything at once. It’s a HUGE time saver and shows you everything.
  • On the next day start with the day that it is. If it’s now April 3rd and there is a Twitter logo, then that day you should start with a tweet.
  • If you don’t have a social media account set up yet for that particular day, then take that day and set one up (it should only take you about 20 minutes or so). You can make it look pretty later. Then hook that account to Hootsuite so that you can manage it. (Remember, this should be a business account and not a personal one).
  • The next day, move on to the next social media account on the calendar and so on.
  • If you’re going to be gone on Saturday and Sunday, then maybe you could do 2 account updates on Friday and 2 on Monday?
  • If you miss a day, you can make it up or you can just skip it. The social media calendar is designed to keep you motivated and on track. Just stick with it for a couple of months and you WILL see some results.

Notes: Make sure that your updates are what your followers are looking for. If you have a pizza restaurant, post some specials, coupons, events that are coming up, or new menu items. If you keep posting pictures of you and your friends drinking, or funny cat videos, you’re not going to help your business in any way.

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Don’t use your personal account for promoting your business. Set up a separate business account and use that one.

Be consistent. If you don’t take the time to update these profiles and people come across them, they will dismiss you even before they have heard what you have to say.

If you have any other suggestions on Social Media Calendar tips and tricks please leave some comments below on this page.