How HootSuite Works
Social media management is an important activity that you must accomplish if you want your social media activities to be effective. HootSuite gives a lot of flexibility to the user. You can do a lot in a short period of time from one dashboard, including:
- Scheduling Posts
- Posting Messages Live
- Monitoring Social Media Accounts
- Analysis and Reporting
- Keeping Your Activities Organized
- Keeping Track of Contacts
Whether you’re interested in social media marketing, social customer service, social selling or over all social media management, HootSuite can help you do it. Many companies large and small use HootSuite to manage their social media, and you can too.
» Free Version – Good for an individual with up to 5 social profiles, some limited analytics and reports and scheduling of messages.
» Pro Version – You can get this right now (as of the date of this report) for as little as $8.99 a month when paid in advance. You can use 50 social media profiles for this price, along with enhanced social media reports, message scheduling, team members, app integrations, RSS, security and more. There is also an enterprise version with even more features, but you’ll need to call for pricing options.
When you choose the Pro Version you’ll be prompted to provide your credit card number and some information, but your card will not be charged until your free trial period is over. You can also use your PayPal account as well.
If you choose the monthly, option the fee will be more than if you pay yearly but it’s still a bargain (as of this writing) at $9.99 per month. When you first create an account you’ll get a free trial, and then after the trial you’ll be able to use the Pro Version. As noted above, there is a Free Version for individuals but it is limited compared to the Pro Version.
Once you first set up your account, as you sign in you’ll be promoted to increase the security of your account. This is a good idea because you will be running all your social media accounts (or most of them) through HootSuite. Security is important don’t skip this step.
Security Set Up Prompt
After you set up your security take the time to look at how the Dashboard looks.