Cheap Buffer alternative for scheduling repeating posts? [Visual Guide]

This post goes over a cheap Buffer alternative for scheduling repeating posts.

Buffer has long been one of the easiest ways to schedule and spread out your posts on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Google Plus.

However, Buffer lacks some core features like repeating posts, and gets pretty expensive ($99 per month) as soon as you go over 100 scheduled posts, or need more than 1 team member connected to the same account.

If you are looking for a more affordable way to manage your social media accounts, OneUp is a cheap buffer alternative.. We’ll take a look at the similarities and differences between OneUp and Buffer:

Repeating posts

OneUp — With OneUp, you can easily schedule social media posts to repeat for a specific number of times, at set intervals. More engagement, more traffic, more business.

For example, if I want to share my latest blog post once a month for the next 4 months, I can do that in about 10 seconds.

Buffer — While it is a great tool for spreading out your posts, Buffer does NOT allow you to repeat your social media posts. For example, if you wanted to repeat the same Facebook post every month, you would have to manually re-queue it every 30 days.

Social Networks

OneUp — Works with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google My Business on all tiers. For Instagram posts, OneUp has direct scheduling, so no push notification is necessary.

Buffer — Works with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google Plus. However, Pinterest is only included in the $15/month and higher tiers. For Instagram posts, Buffer allows you to schedule a post, but will send you a push notification at that scheduled time to post it manually.


OneUp — $12 per month, making it a cheap buffer alternative for scheduling repeating posts.

Buffer — Paid tier starts at $15 per month. Buffer does provide a free tier, but it does not include Pinterest, and limits scheduling to only 10 posts in your queue at a time. This might be a good fit for someone who seldom uses social media. However, only being able to schedule 10 posts in advance defeats the purpose of scheduling for people who are a little more serious.

Scheduling content

OneUp — If you want a simple way to schedule social media posts, OneUp is for you. You can select the how many times you would like your posts to repeat, and at what intervals, all with just a couple clicks. Of course, you can always schedule something to post only once.

Buffer — Buffer makes it very easy to spread out your content. However, they don’t allow for posts to be automatically recycled.


OneUp — Allows you to create and schedule posts by categories. This allows you to filter posts by different styles or accounts.

Buffer — Does not allow you to create categories.

Drag-and-drop content calendar

OneUp — Allows you to see all your posts, filter by category, edit, and drag-and-drop via the calendar view.

Buffer — Does not have a drag-and-drop calendar.


For those who never post repeating content, Buffer might be the right tool for you. They offer a useful product and a simple interface for spacing out social media posts.

For smaller businesses, podcasters, bloggers, YouTubers, and social media marketers, OneUp is a cheap Buffer alternative for scheduling repeating posts, and provides an affordable solution for scheduling and automatically repeating your posts at set intervals.

Here is a chart to help you decide what tool is best for you:

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