In today’s blog, I want to go through a simple process for creating a content calendar and how to organize it in ClickUp. But before we dive in, if you rather use the easy button, we do have an entire content calendar bundle inside of DubsUp, our signature program to systemize and scale your bookkeeping firm.
How to Create a Super Easy Content Calendar in ClickUp
If you happen to have spare time, it isn’t too difficult to create a super easy content calendar in ClickUp. All you need to do is follow these steps:
1. Create a New List
The very first thing you will need to do is create a new list. You can put this list anywhere in ClickUp. However, I recommend making a new folder for it.
You may want separate lists if you will be creating different content. It may be easier for you to have a list of blog posts, social media posts, etc.
2. Create Statuses for Your Content
There are numerous statuses you can choose for your content calendar. You can have as many statuses as you need to make creating content for your business simple.
I recommend having these statuses set up for creating content in ClickUp:
- Potential content ideas
- Outlined content ideas
- Created content
- Scheduled content
- Completed content
Feel free to add others if it will keep you more organized.
3. Create a Template for Your Content Calendar
Since a content calendar is a new task in your ClickUp, you will need to create a template. This will allow you to build out all of the subtasks. Your subtasks may look different for each type of content you will be creating. Therefore, you will need to create different subtasks for social media or podcasts than the ones you will be using for blog posts.
Today, I am going to share the different subtasks you can have for creating blog posts. Your subtasks may look like this:
- Outline of the blog post
- Write the blog post
- Create blog post images
- Add images to the blog post
- Add the meta description to the blog post
- Edit the blog post
- Schedule the blog post on your website
If you are using these blog posts on your social media platforms, you can continue with the following tasks:
- Post to Facebook
- Post to Twitter
- Pin to Pinterest
(You don’t need to use these exact social media platforms. You can easily substitute the platforms you use for your business or add others to your list.)
Please make sure you save this task as a template once you are finished creating it. If you skip this step, you will need to recreate this template for every new blog post you do!
4. Start Using Your Content Calendar in ClickUp
Now that your template has been set up and saved, it will be time to start using it! Begin to add your content ideas to your content calendar in ClickUp. Once your ideas are added, you can start to assign dates.
If you have a VA, you can assign certain subtasks to that person, along with a due date.
Pro-tip: Utilize the description area in your template to make notes, or add reference links. This will ensure you remember what you wanted to share with your target audience when it is time to write your content.
5. Keep Things Up to Date in Your Content Calendar in ClickUp
It is very important to keep things up to date in your content calendar in ClickUp. It can be super easy to get behind if you forget to mark things as complete.
One of my favorite things about ClickUp is the program makes it simple to make changes to due dates. I can easily go in and change a due date if circumstances in my business change.
As you can see, it isn’t that difficult to create a content calendar in ClickUp. Yet, it does take time, which, as a business owner, you may not have. If you don’t have the time, don’t feel guilty about taking the easy way out and contacting me. I always say reaching out to have an expert tackle these tasks is one of the best things a business owner can do for their business. Let us set up your content calendar in ClickUp and use the time you save to complete all of those other tasks on your to-do list.