How Busy People Find Time For Updating Their Facebook Fan Page
One way that busy people can work in a little time to post an update on their social media pages is by posting via their mobile phones. I’m not suggesting that you use your phone while driving, in a meeting or spending time with family or friends. What I am suggesting is that you can probably find a few minutes here and there between appointments or some idle time while standing in line at the post office, etc… Perhaps you can use these idle moments to post an update to your social media pages or respond to a comment or question that a fan/follower/connection has posted.
With the above in mind, I’m going to share with you a few ways to post to your Facebook fan page via your mobile phone.
Post To Your Fan Page From Your Mobile Phone
Below are several ways that you can access your Facebook fan page while on the go:
- You can use your mobile phone to email photos & status updates to your fan page by sending them to the email address that is associated with your fan page. To find your fan page’s email address, go to the settings for “Mobile” in the Edit Page section of your Admin Panel.
- I have a phone that uses the Android operating system. Using it and the standard Facebook app, I can navigate to one of my fan pages using the Menu and then click on “Update Status” or “Share Photo”.
- You can also use the “Pages Manager” app for Android phones to update your page’s status, share a photo, post an event, etc… (I believe the iPhone also has a similar app called Pages, Pages Manager or perhaps Facebook Pages.) I know from experience that the standard Facebook app and the Pages Manager app have slightly different functionality and display content differently so you may want to try both apps to see which will work best for your needs.
- If you can download the Hootsuite app to your phone, you can use Hootsuite to post on your fan page “as your fan page”. Hootsuite will also allow you to post the same info on to multiple other social media profiles at the same time. (Hootsuite is my preferred 3rd party provider for posting to social media sites, etc… however other providers such as TweetDeck most likely have the same functionality.)
Another Way To Make “Mobile” Social Media Posting Easy
If you find content that you’d like to share on your social media pages, save it to Evernote (or a similar content clipping service) or send it to yourself via email. Then next time you find yourself standing in line or waiting for someone to show for a meeting, pull up the content from Evernote or your email…and post it to your Facebook fan page or other social site.
For the last few months, I’ve been focusing on filling would be wasted moments with productive work…I actually wrote this blog post while at Starbucks killing time between meetings. You may not have a laptop with you while you’re on the go, but you probably have a smartphone so you may as well use it to be productive and do a little social media “marketing” for your business.