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So, you can tell by the title that today I’ll be talking about my first ever experience with a content manager. I’ve never had a content manager before, so it was interesting to give a try, especially with how picky I am with my content on my social media. I have only had a month of experience, so I can only discuss this first month. If you’re interested in seeing how my experience was, then keep reading!
How it happened.
Before I get into my experience, I figured I’d talk about how I even came to the conclusion of trying out a content manager in the first place. Well, I’ve been in this 30-day marketing/business developing bootcamp. One of the things we learned was bartering. If you don’t know what bartering is, it’s essentially the trading of services. This is where I met Barissa. Barissa and I decided that she would create a content calendar for my Instagram, and in return, I would give a review on her service. With that being said, my review will always be honest and I’ll let you guys know my real experience.
Like I said earlier, I’m very picky, so I was a little iffy about it for sure. My business/brand accounts are my babies so of course I’m going to like certain things a certain way. The experience started at the beginning of this month (May 1st). Barissa sent me the content calendar she created and also some story templets, which I thought was pretty cool that she designed them herself. You can look below to see what the templets looked like. I will say that on my part, I could’ve done a better job of keeping up with the calendar. Some days I missed and played catch up, but overall I stayed on track. Basically, how the calendar went was that some days I had to post a picture with a certain caption, other days I just had to post to my stories, and then there were days where I didn’t have to post at all. There was one post with a caption that was really favored by my followers and me as well! One thing I will say is that I do wish she did just a little bit more research on what kind of content I post, but overall, the experience has been fun, and she’s a great person to work with if you need help with content yourself.
Let’s look at the pro’s and cons of using a social media manager.
- saves you time
- great for when you’re not able to think of your own posts
- makes sure you’re consistent, which will more followers to your page
- not necessary if you’re good with keeping up with your own content
- can be an unpleasant experience if you end up with someone who doesn’t do research on what you like.
Have you ever thought about getting a social media manager? Have you had one before? If so, I’d love to know about your experience!