March 25, 2016

How to give freelancers access to your social media account without giving them your passwords

 

So here is the story. You are an entrepreneur trying to run a business that makes profit. You have a list of things to take care of: leading generation, solving support issues, keeping accountants records, building relationships with clients, etc. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? You are probably so busy that your task list is a mile long. That’s before you even start thinking of all those social media platforms where you need to engage with your clients to keep them happy, such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, to name just a few. The honest truth about running your own business is that, unless you are a superhero, it’s impossible to be everywhere without going crazy.

 

Give access to freelancers without giving them passwords

 

Solution 1

My first piece of advice is that you shouldn’t be everywhere. Look at your metrics, Google Analytics is your good friend here, especially if you have set up goals and are monitoring conversions. The idea is to concentrate only on those platforms that are working for you.

 

Solution 2

If you are scared of not being present on all platforms, another solution is to automate some of the activities on the platforms that are currently not bringing money, while you concentrate on the ones that are important to your business. For example, on Twitter you could use tools like IFTTT or Zapier to automatically share interesting stuff with your followers. But be careful with automation. Make sure the content you share is attractive to your audience. Or You can also use Buffer to schedule the sharing of curated content.

 

Why you need to get help

They say one man’s meat is another man’s poison, right? If you are the kind of person who does not believe in automation and you want a human to be behind everything your business does, there are also solutions for you. We have already agreed that you are not a superhero, so even working 24/7 is not the answer to the problem. You need to get help. You need to get a virtual assistant or other kind of freelancer to take part of the work off your shoulders. The question is how do you do this without giving your passwords to each and every person you work with? What do you do if you fire the virtual assistant or other freelancer that you have hired to help you? Going through all your accounts and changing passwords is not the best of solutions.


 

So what’s the solution?

What if I told you that you could create one account to log in to all the services that you use, e.g. Twitter, IFTTT, Buffer, etc? All you need to do now is to give access rights to the people you want to work with without giving them your username or password. When you decide to fire that lazy virtual assistant or that freelancer who has been taking forever to get you project done, all you need to do is revoke access rights for the relevant person. That’s it. No password changing. No worries that the person will get mad and do bad things to your business. Interesting, right? Welcome to the easy administration world of Meldium. Meldium is a tool that does all of the above and more for a lot of services. Just look at the impressive list of possible integrations below.

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Meldium supports a huge number of apps

 

The icing on the cake is the fact that Meldium has a completely free plan for teams of up to 5 people.

 

Improve security with Meldium

Meldium is not only for sharing your accounts with freelancers. It can also help you to simplify your life. You only need to remember one password and use Meldium to access all the other services. This means you can create very strong passwords that will not be easy for people to hack as you will not have to remember them.

 

Conclusion

As you can see, Meldium is a useful tool that can make your life easier, improve security or simplify your collaboration with freelancers, among other things. At Galilea3, we use it all the time and we love it. Over to you. Which tools do you use to share your social media accounts with freelancers, team members, clients or other people you need to give access?

1 Comments

  • March 28, 2016
    Ywan
    Nice idea's. I think this would be a very good service for Freelancers in "niche languages".

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