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I know as well as anyone how everyone is looking for content planning tips to save time. I know, because  a) I’ve been guilty of losing time in Facebook, and b)I now write down how many hours I’ve been in Facebook EVERY WEEK, and I record my score.

Having a system in place to create strategic content, and having some strategies in place to use my time WELL in Facebook have really helped my build a consistent program of valuable content, and saved me from the dreaded mental blank of daily Facebook posting – as well as saved me HUGE chunks of time!

I had to do something drastic, because for a while, it was getting to be a problem.

I noticed it more when I was a bit lost, and lacked the clarity to keep me moving forward. Hello Facebook procrastination!

I’d click on the re-fresh feed button and scroll randomly – and feel the energy slip out of me.

I’d try and think of something meaningful and full of value to post on my Facebook page – and have nothing!  Literally, mental blank!

I’d post in groups and get no traction.

I know EXACTLY what the Facebook time suck can feel like!

So – if you know me well enough my now, you know that I pulled myself out of it and worked out a content planning system and structure that saves time and allows me to post with more authentic energy.

Really – as entrepreneurs, time and energy are the two main commodities we have, and to lose them to social media is a shame. I had to come back fighting!!

Here’s 5 Short and Sweet Content Planning Tips to Save Time

1. Search for quotes in Pinterest. 

I find that searching for meaningful quotes in Google is so overwhelming, and they are all longwinded.

Pinterest has millions of quotes made for social media.

Finding the right words in a Pinterest search and branding them in your own quote card is a quick and easy way to create content.

2. Create 4 Templates in Canva

Using 4 templates, and branding them appropriately, allows you to just paste the words in, and off you go (see #1!!) You can rotate them into your feed and your branding remains consistent.  Here’s a pic of mine.

#1 a basic selfie
#2 B&W image & yellow text
#3 Blogpost template
#4 White background with yellow standout wordEach post I do is based on one of these templates. Saves me having to recreate the wheel!

3. Have Theme Days for your FB Page

This is an oldie but a goodie. I have this as a basic structure, but find I don’t stick to it as often as I used to.

However, when I was totally lost and didn’t even know WHAT to post, finding an inspo post, a resource post, a behind the scenes post etc started the momentum going.

4. Use Evernote to save your Curated content

I mean: Use the Evernote WebClipper to clip anything you want to save to post later – then it’s all in one place, and easy to find when scheduling your content. (Want help with that? Don’t forget I’m a Certified Evernote Consultant!!)

5. Set up folders for your social media images

Over time, you collect and create a lot of files! When there’s A LOT and you have to scroll through heaps to find the one you’re looking for – that’s taking precious time and momentum away from your posting and planning.

Create a folder for different types of posts, so that you can find them easily, and file them properly when you make future images.

Your Next Step

If you want some support to help fast track this process, or help you transition to Dubsado, then can book a  free systems audit with me so we can determine where to start, and what you need to get up and running with your workflows and systems.
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Aerlie Wildy is a business designer. business coach and mother based in the Adelaide Hills. I specialise in designing and systemising business for growth. You can connect with me on Facebook, join my Chief Executive Entrepreneurs Facebook Group, check out my Youtube Channel or Pin with me on Pinterest.