My 2 Favorite Instagram Schedulers

Oh em gee. It has been WAY too long since I've blogged and I am so sorry. I promise I won't go radio silent again! 

I'm back again to talk to you about my 2 favorite Instagram schedulers. As you probably already know, Instagram is my absolute favorite social media platform. I don't see that changing anytime soon. I've always had a secret dream(shh!) of being a photographer so  getting lost in peoples' feeds is totally me jam.  I love seeing how creative people can get with their photos. Everyone can show off their personality in a different way and even businesses can take part in the Instagram party. Not to mention, it is an amazing marketing tool for businesses. I promise I'll stop gushing about my obsession with Instagram. 

When it comes to posting, it can be SO time consuming. Ever have those days where you forget to post and it takes you what feels like hours to find the perfect photo? And then the dreaded caption! It could take hours to get that perfect post up. No one has time for that. That's why I wanted to talk to you about 2 of my favorite schedulers. I use both consistently, some for clients, some for personal use. It all depends on your personal preference but you can't go wrong with either one of them. 

Later

If you haven't heard of Later  (or latergram), you should definitely check it out. It's perfect for scheduling your content out over days, weeks or even months. It's easy to use and you can use it on the computer and on your phone. My favorite part about Later is you get to preview it as it would appear on your feed. If you are using the free version, you did have a limit on photos you can schedule per month and a file size limit.

Unum

Unum has been a recent discovery for me. It's similar to Later, the layout is a bit different but it is super easy to use.  The editing tools are my absolute favorite. There are more filters to choose from and you can edit the photos exactly how you want them. You also have the ability to see how your photos you upload will look with your current feed.  Thinking about deleting a photo? You can even take photos out to see how your Insta feed would look without it, without actually deleting it. Unum is free to use!

Both tools are awesome for scheduling out your posts. I highly recommend scheduling your content out not only to save time during the day but it allows you to create the aesthetic and content that fits your audience the best. 

Instagram: The Basics

Instagam is on the rage right now and honestly, I don’t see it slowing down anytime soon. Instagram is one of my absolute favorite platforms. Not only do I love posting on Instagram but I LOVE scrolling through everyone’s feed. I love seeing delicious food photos (I mean, who doesn’t?) the adorable dog posts, and so much more. That’s the beauty of Instagram. There is so much to look at it. I love seeing everyone really break out of their shell and get creative with their feed. It’s beyond inspiring.

 

Here are some basics that I recommend to everyone.

 

Be Consistent

This may be the most important thing that I tell you. Not only should you be consistent with your posting, but be consistent with your style.  Share away but be sure that even your editing style is similar in your posts. I recommend using the same filters for editing so that when someone sees your feed, they see a brand. Not just a jumble of different colors and random photos. Staying consistent with style and posting will help your grow your following in no time.

 

Quality

If your photo looks like it was taken off a super old cell phone, I would hold off on posting it. Be sure that the quality of your photos is good and that you are using natural light. Having good quality photos will make your feed look that much better. 

 

Be Real & Authentic

Being authentic and true to yourself is so important. Your followers will be able to tell when you are faking it. If a brand reaches out to you and you are not a good fit or you don’t believe in their product, politely pass. Stay true to yourself and stay true to your audience.

 

Engagement!!

I can’t tell you how important this is. If someone comments on your photo, reply! Answer any questions or comments that are left. Don’t be shy, comment on other feeds too! Make sure to be genuine.. don’t be one of those people who just say nice!