To be successful on Facebook you need to be posting content on a consistent basis. We recommend that you post something at least one or two times a day. The best way to take the stress out of posting regular content online is to have a plan, create a lot of content at once and schedule it. This means that on a daily basis all you need to do is monitor how things are going on your Facebook page instead of wasting time trying to figure out what to say.
But how do you do that?
Good question. Facebook keeps changing the "how" part and they don't make it obvious, so today I'm going to walk you through how to schedule posts and how to update them or edit them if you need to change anything later.
Start by creating your content. Then select the "Post" button from the bottom right and then select "Schedule Post" from the drop down menu.
Once you've selected "Schedule Post" a window will pop up. You then select the date by clicking on the calendar icon and then typing in the time. This is a great way to experiment with what time works best for your audience by trying different times of day, from early morning to later into the evening.
Hit "Schedule" and you're done - it's that simple.
What if I need to change my post?
Sometimes things change and we need to be able to edit our content. If that happens it's easy to go into your scheduled content and either change the time it will go live, edit the text or delete it entirely.
To find your scheduled content you will see the following right under the status update box. Click on "See posts" to open up the content.
From here, you select what you want to change by selecting the arrow in the top right corner of the post in question.
And that's it. Try it out and let us know in the comments if you schedule posts.