We’re sure it's not just here at The Blogger Programme who feel that Instagram can take up A LOT of our time! So here are 5 TBP tricks to take maximum advantage of your Instagram account whilst also saving a lot of your precious and valuable time...
Tip 1: Use presets to edit your pictures
Build a powerful Instagram aesthetics across your feed and stories by following the same approach in all your creative content, another option is to use similar tones or the same colour. By using presets, you can create a cohesive aesthetic and a professional look to your feed.
We recommend:VSCOandAdobe Lightroom CC
Tip 2: Use a visual planner to arrange your grid
Once you have upgraded your pictures, it's time to plan what's the best layout to make the most of your images. It is highly recommended to plan 1-2 weeks in advance. Without a doubt this will keep your content cohesive and fresh.
We recommend: Planoly, PLANN or UNUM
Tip 3: Boost your engagement with impressive captions
Sit down and right a weeks worth of captions or more when you feel inspired and start getting your followers to comment on your posts. Instagram's new algorithm will benefit content with a high engagement and even include it in its explore page.
We recommend: Whenever you see a caption you like from a brand or influencer, jot it down and come back to it later!
Tip 4: Use templates that are just as good as a graphic designer
There are so many fantastic pre-made layouts with graphics, text and animations that can be edited to suit your brands aesthetics. These templates are as good and professional as a graphic designer, and can really help with the look of your brands feed.
We recommend: Unfold, CanvaandOver
Tip 5: Pre-write your DM’s
If your business account is full of DM's with common questions about orders or sizes, we advise you to set up the quick reply feature. With growing demand for customer service at a fast rate, speed is a must in customer service. Save a few messages so you can then go back and reply within a click of a button.
We recommend: the solution to this is easy, go into settings to activate your quick replies and type away!