5 Tools for Creating a Content Calendar

Don’t focus on quick, one-day post wins. Instead, create a long-term strategy. Set yourself up for monetization success with one of these five content calendar tools. Define your themes, grow your audience, stay on brand.

Social media content planners assist you in organizing what and when to post on social media. It provides a clear way for you to promote your brand, define your themes, and broaden your audience. You most likely use several social media platforms. Staying consistent with all of them can be extremely difficult without some serious planning. We created this guide to assist you in selecting the proper content calendar tool so that you can begin planning.

Hubspot’s Free Excel Template 

A screenshot of Hubspot's weekly calendar

The first resource is Hubspot's free Excel templates. They not only provide free marketing courses and other great tools to help you grow your business, but they also provide free excel sheets to help you plan out your week. Sign up on their website, then download any of the templates you want to use.

Trello 

A screenshot of what Trello's social media planner.

Trello is a project management tool. You can create various types of boards for various aspects of your business. You can create a shareable board where you can assign tasks to different team members. You can also use it as a one-man team if you want to plan out all of your projects easily and by day. Trello will assist you in staying organized and on time. You can create personalized boards with checklists, notifications, and color-coded labels.

Airtable 

A screenshot of Airtable's dashboard view of task management.

Airtable is a powerful content planner. It has the potential to greatly simplify your entire content/business process. It has visualizations, task management, notes, color-coded labels, and Google Calendar integrations to help you stay organized and on track.  

Google Drive 

A screenshot of Google's weekly calendar

With hourly notifications, you can not only organize your days and posts, but you can also add documents, excel sheets, files, and Google docs to your Google calendar. Using Google Drive to plan your content calendar is one of the simplest ways to manage your content. You can also include your email address to receive notifications about important meetings and events. Click here to learn more about incorporating Google Drive into your business plan.

Sprout Social 

Sprout Social is a multipurpose social media content management tool all in one. Its primary focus is on ROI (return on investment). They accomplish this by assisting your optimization by tracking your audience analytics. A content calendar in conjunction with tools to help you better understand your audience? Sign us up!

By making a content calendar for your social media posts, you can post more often, which will increase the number of people who interact with your posts. You don't have to use every form of social media. You should instead focus on the ones that will help your business the most. Remember that you need to update and post to your social media accounts often if you want them to be successful. To help you stay consistent, go to GetMunch and sign up. Once you do, you'll be able to use our free tool to repurpose your YouTube videos. Engage your audience by putting the best parts of your video on Instagram and TikTok.