We understand that most food trucks run on limited budgets, we at Mobile Cuisine are in the same boat. So why did we recently upgrade to Hootsuite Pro when there’s a free version available? What was it that got us to start paying $9.99 a month when we’ve been using the free version of this social media management tool for the last year?
The short answer is that we got to a place where we needed a better tools to assist us with our social media management
Most food truck owners will agree that it’s tough to juggle all of the social media platforms you need in order to get your food truck noticed online. Not only does your food truck’s brand need to be visible, but you as the owner need to be engaging, informative and interactive with your customers.
Hootsuite is a social media management system that allows you to login in with one username and password and manage all of your social media profiles in one place. It also allows you to schedule posts throughout the day so you don’t have to do everything in real time.
- No more skipping a post because the line outside your truck is backing up.
- No more sending out location notices while driving to your next street side service.
So why did Mobile Cuisine recently upgrade to Hootsuite Pro?
The free service only allows five social profiles, with multiple personal and Mobile Cuisine profiles across numerous social media platforms, we were limited with what we could do. Hootsuite Pro supports unlimited profiles. It also allows a designated team member to post on your behalf and it comes with mass publishing and bulk delivery of messages.
On top of all of those features, it comes with upgraded analytic features. In the world of social media what gets measured gets managed, so the analytics feature was a big plus.
The final reason for signing up for Hootsuite Pro, it offers a free 30 day trial and if you choose to continue the service after the trial, it’s only $9.99 per month. After the trial period, I knew we had to sign up for the Hootsuite Pro service.
So, if you are a growing food truck and have multiple social media accounts and are beyond the beginner or novice stage, it might be worth signing up for the Hootsuite Pro free trial to see what you make of it yourself.
If you already have a Hootsuite account or use another social media management tool please feel free to share your thoughts with us via email, Facebook or Twitter.