1 piece of content has the ability to take you a long way, especially when using the HUB’s weekly schedules functionality. This feature is one of the powerhouse tools inside of the HUB and has the capability of saving you a lot of time and heartache in the future.
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In this video, we’re gonna be highlighting your weekly schedules and how you can extend the life of just one piece of content.
Today we’re gonna be spending the majority of our time underneath Publish inside of Schedules. But first, I want to make sure that you have your content categories ready because that plays a major role in the functionality of your weekly schedules.
First, let’s head over to your content library. Your content categories are gonna be right here at the top of your content library, and your categories are going to be things that are sacred to your niche, like things you hardcore believe in and that are demonstrated in your brand. Your categories may also be inspirational things, maybe awareness, and things like that.
For the purpose of this training, I have just the days of the week as my categories. That is by no means a suggestion to you. That is just something I’m doing for the purpose of this training. So let’s say we want this piece of content right here to go out to Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and TikTok, let’s say those four platforms. But we want them to go out on different days or different times of the same day, or whatever it might be.
We want them to go out on different days or times, and that is a way that you can extend the life of just one piece of content. How do we automate that in a way that makes it easier for you when you’re creating content for one specific category?
That is done inside of your weekly schedules.
So again, we’re gonna be spending the majority of the rest of our time right underneath publish on the left-hand side, inside schedules. Go ahead and click on that. And most of the time when you click on schedules, it’s going to take you to the time slot view first, if you have a schedule created already, I like to view it from the queues view instead, but that is my personal preference. I wanted to point that out to let you know you can swap between the two. Look at your time slots for the week, and then you can look at your weekly schedules individually.
Let’s go ahead and create our first weekly schedule.
- Click create schedule.
- Select weekly schedule,
- Title your schedules by where it’s going and what the category is. So let’s say this is for Instagram and it is our Monday category.
- Check the timezone. This is the correct time zone. I always check that.
- Then we’re gonna select the day and time we want it to go out, And we’re gonna click Create Schedule.
Now, this is the most important part because when you’re creating content, we want it to autofill into a weekly schedule so that we don’t have to have an extra step when we are creating content.
- Next, when you’re setting up your schedule, you’re going to click on autofill This Queue.
- Then I like to select this box to post new content first so that I know when I’m creating new content, that is the next piece of content that is going to go out inside of that particular weekly schedule. So it’s new fresh content, not old content getting reposted. So I like to select this box, but personal preference here, you can select it or not selected. It’s completely up to you.
- Next, we’re gonna tell it which category we want it to go to. So go ahead and select the category,
- Here you will select your Instagram account or whichever account you want it to go to.
- And then you’ll click save settings.
So now I know for the two pieces of content I have assigned for this category, this is going to go out to Instagram only because that is where I told the schedule that I wanted it to go. I don’t have my accounts link here, otherwise I would show you that I only have Instagram selected here.
So now I also want this same content to get posted to, let’s say TikTok on the same day, but at a different time. So we’re gonna create another weekly schedule. For this one, I’m gonna label TikTok and Monday. And I want my content for TikTok to go out there before Instagram. So I’m gonna have it go out a few hours earlier to TikTok than it is to Instagram. We’re gonna click create Schedule Auto Fill This Queue. I do want it to post new content first. I’m going to assign the category, and then I would assign the account I want it to go to. So I would select TikTok and then click save Settings.
Do you see how, when I created content here and I told this piece of content that it is assigned to this category, that means anytime I assign a piece of content to that category, it’s going to autofill into this weekly schedule?
Let’s do one more together. So let’s do Facebook. We’re gonna click create schedule, weekly schedule, gonna tell it where it’s going, and the category it’s from. For Facebook, we want this category to go out way later than TikTok and Instagram. Let’s say we want it to go out in the evening after dinner. When people are scrolling on their phones most likely, we’re gonna create a click create schedule. We’re gonna autofill this queue. I personally am going to select that box, assign the category, and then assign Facebook to the selected accounts and click save settings.
Now all of the same content is getting posted to these three platforms based on your content categories and the weekly schedules that you assigned it to.
Let us know how you plan to utilize the hubs, what I believe is the Hubs powerhouse feature in the weekly schedules. We’d love to hear from you and understand how you are utilizing weekly schedules inside of the hub.
We’ll see you next week.