Best Social Media Tools: Live Webinar + Recording + MP3 Audio + Infographic

By Maria Peagler

Mar 01

Join Maria Peagler for this 30-minute live webinar: Best Social Media Tools for Small Business .

  • 30-Minute Webinar + On-Demand recording + MP3 Audio + Infographic
  • $297.00 value FREE for Members (Membership is $57 per month, cancel easily anytime.)
  • Thurs, March 17, 1pm EDT, 6pm GMT

Already a member? Your webinar access codes will arrive in your Inbox a few days before the webinar.

Which Social Media Tools are Best for Small Business?

Social media marketing tools abound, and they all promise to deliver results . . . 

. . .  but your time & resources are precious.  Which ones should you rely on?

In this month's webinar, you'll learn:

  • the social media marketing tools I rely on every day (these are my must-haves!)
  • which tools are over-hyped and a waste of your time
  • fast-track tips on how to get the best results from your social media marketing tools

Plus, plenty of time for Q&A, so come with questions, so sign up today!

Get Your $297.00 Webinar ticket FREE When You Join Today

Purchase your Webinar ticket for $297.00 now, or get it free when you join as a Member today for $57 per month. Cancel easily anytime. is a continuous service, including instant access to over 200 online lessons valued at $1,997.00 plus $297.00 worth of new Bonus Webinars & infographics each month, billed to your payment card every 30 days at the lowest rate then in effect, currently just $57.

In total, you’ll get instant access to $2,297.00 (and growing!) worth of practical Members-Only training to grow your business using social media. Membership helps you:

#1. Get Access to One Billion Customers in 10 Minutes

Learn how to identify the social networks best for your unique business, then build a profile that turns more visitors into paying customers. SMOC brings you the most up-to-date training that cuts through the noise & crushes social media overwhelm.

Members instantly access how-to videos, screen shots, checklists, infographics, and case studies — tools which can be put to work on your website & social networking right away.

#2. Get More Fans in Less Time

Discover how to get fans & connections without spending all day in social media. You really can post to all of your social networks in as little as 15 minutes a day, and you’ll learn how to generate content & posts that get your business noticed, attract fans, and turn them into paying customers.

Members immediately get their hands on how-to checklists (like 13 Ways to Get More Facebook Fans), videos that teach you how to do search engine optimization yourself, and real-life examples of successful small businesses who’ve achieved great success.

#3. Customize Your Learning Track

Online training is often a one-sized fits all plan, but not for SMOC members. You’ll get a customized social media assessment that details the optimum social networks for your unique career path & industry, and you can use it as your guide for what classes you’ll need (members are often surprised at the results). Plus, you can instantly access:

  • hands-on video tutorials
  • monthly social media makeovers (for your website or any social network)
  • bonus webinars that dive deep into profitable tactics
  • infographics to print as your cheat sheets
  • a private community forum
  • 1:1 private coaching

#4. Get 1:1 Coaching Plus Networking with Other Business Owners

Members get instant access to a private online community of peers eager to connect and discuss what’s worked and what hasn’t for them.

Each month, members also get 1:1 coaching time with Maria where you can get feedback on your website, advice on your business plan, help with your social media marketing, you name it — it’s your time!

Plus, your Membership includes a complimentary pass to SMOC’s monthly Bonus Webinar or virtual workshop focused on a hot social media business topic — ranging from one & done posting to getting listed on search results — with plenty of time for extended Q&As . The webinar alone is a value of $297.00 per month.

As a member you’ll get immediate access to all the materials on the site plus that month’s Bonus Webinar. After that, you’ll be billed the lowest available monthly fee (currently just $57) via convenient automated billing. It’s risk-free and guaranteed, you can easily cancel at any time.

So why not join today and see how can help your business grow!

Webinar Transcript

Maria Peagler: What are the tools that are going to make posting to social media easier and save me time? I’m going to list the tools that I recommend in descending order. The ones I like the least to my favorite. The one I like the least, but I still do recommend is Hootsuite. Hootsuite is free and it works very well; however, it is complicated and it is not easy to learn. Even once you do learn it, once you use it, it’s difficult to find what you need. It’s a bit like drinking from a fire hose.

If you’re already using Hootsuite and it works for you, I say stick with it. We do have a bonus webinar on how to use it because I’ve had so many people ask how to use it. I used Hootsuite for a good year and then changed over to something else, which I will tell you about in just a moment. Now my next recommendation is Buffer. Now Buffer is similar to Hootsuite, it is a social media posting and scheduling tool where you post once and it will send your post to multiple social networks, but it is infinitely easier than Hootsuite.

Buffer is just a really cool company. They are very transparent with their operations. They actually post their revenue online. It’s a fantastic company. Their tool is not as robust as Hootsuite, but it’s definitely worth a look. One of the easiest ways to post to multiple social networks is to post from Instagram. You can post a photo to Instagram, write a caption and then when you share it, you have the option to also share it with Facebook and Twitter. That is just easy peasy. That’s simple.

The only downside is you cannot post a link, so if you’re posting just a photo that’s great, but if you want people to have a link where they can go to your website, you can’t do that on Instagram. What is my favorite tool? What is the tool that I use every single day for social media posting? It’s a tool called Sprout Social. It is a paid tool and it’s not inexpensive. It’s $59 a month. However, if you are someone who wants to do a lot of social media and really see results from it, I cannot recommend Sprout Social highly enough.

I am not an affiliate for them, I’m not getting any money for this, but I want to show you why I like this so much. This is their website, this is Sprout Social. I am going to log in and I am going to show you why I like this. Sprout Social is a very, very powerful tool that keeps social media posting stupidly simple. It is completely the opposite from Hootsuite. If Hootsuite is like drinking from a fire hose, Sprout Social is almost Zen-like. I feel like I’m going in to do Yoga when I’m going into Sprout Social because it is peaceful.

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Now this isn’t peaceful, this is the whole dashboard here that they show you, but that’s not what I want to look at. What I want to look at are my messages. This is basically your news feed. This is showing you everything that is going on in social media land right now. Do you see that? No messages found. That is a beautiful thing to me because if I go into Hootsuite, I’m going to see like four different tabs open with different news feeds for every different social network and that’s the way it has to be if you want to see what’s going on.

I only want to see the people who are engaging with me or people who are talking about me. I want to see people who are mentioning social media online classes or reaching out to me in some way good or bad. I can do that over here. There’s all kinds of things that I can check and uncheck. I can hide the things that I’ve done. If I uncheck it, it will show you, these are all the things that I have done over the past day or two, but I like that clean screen. The other reason I like this is because this will show me everyone who is engaging with me or mentioning me on a single feed on one screen.

It makes it really easy for me to go in and respond to people and get it done. It allows me to schedule multiple posts to multiple social networks. I usually do this one day at a time, but I know people who do it a month at a time. These are the ones that I have scheduled for today for the rest of the day. I start at 7 a.m. and I end at 2 a.m., which sounds a little crazy, but I do that to reach different time zones. You can see that I post about once every hour and then I post 7 a.m. tomorrow and then 8:13 tomorrow, then I’ll start all over again.

It also shows this in calendar form. It’s a nice visual tool. I like it a lot and they have a thirty day free trial. If this is something you can afford, I highly recommend it. If not, if this is something that is too expensive, then I would recommend either going with Buffer or Instagram. As a last resort, I would do Hootsuite. It’s the one that’s the most well-known, but it is a huge time suck. I come away from Hootsuite feeling just overwhelmed with everything that’s on there and nobody needs that these days. We all need a little more peace in our lives.

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Joan Stanley January 28, 2017

Just had a look at your offer seems that is what I need am new at this yet hoping to make some money with an affiliate site. And hoping to incorporate shopify with my site. I’m a novice but hope to become able to trade on line.

Joan Stanley January 28, 2017

Just come across you site and its seem I would benefit I’m a very much a movie and need to lean how to make money with my affiliate site. Looking forward to join you.

Maria Peagler January 29, 2017

Joan – I don’t teach affiliate marketing but I can recommend some videos from Michael Hyatt and Pat Flynn: they do it ethically and I would take a look at those on YouTube. Good luck!

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