Want to start creating Instagram posts that pop?
The tools that are available today for editing images and video are amazing.
You’ve probably heard people say “there’s an app for that”, right?
Well… there really is an app for just about everything.
Apps for creating Instagram posts are certainly no exception.
There are many.
In today’s video, I show you my top 3 apps for creating Instagram posts like a pro.
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3 Apps for Creating Instagram Posts
1. Word Swag
Word Swag is my favorite app for creating Instagram posts.
The best feature or Word Swag is it’s connection to the free image site Pixabay.
This gives you thousands of images to choose from for your posts.
Word Swag also has a very cool typomatic engine that has awesome text designs to overlay on images.
Another feature worth mentioning is the ability to add a logo or watermark to your images.
This is a great feature for marketers and business owners.
See my full tutorial for the Word Swag app here.
Cost: $4.99 on iPhone/$3.99 on Android
Snapseed is one of the most popular image editing apps for the iPhone.
This app is very simple to use and has some powerful editing tools.
The Snapseed app also has nice text overlay options and cool filters for your images.
Check out this interesting tutorial from iphonephotographyschool.com.
Cost: FREE on both iPhone and Adroid
Canva has been my go-to tool for all of the marketing images I create.
While Canva.com has been around for a while, the app is fairly new.
The great thing about the Canva app is that you have access to all the images you have created on your computer at Canva.com.
Canva also has a powerful set of tools for image editing along with tons of overlays, art, text options and free and paid images.
Click here for my comprehensive demo using Canva.com.
Cost: FREE on iPhone and Web
What Makes the Perfect Instagram Post?
Now that you know a few apps for creating Instagram posts, you need to know what to post.
First, Instagram users want to be entertained.
You need to start with high quality, professional looking images.
Show your personality and be creative.
Instagram users enjoy real-time updates and they want content to keep them informed.
That seems like a lot, doesn’t it?
But you can do it.
And you can do it in a way that is right for your business.
Here are some Instagram post ideas that might get you started.
5 Simple Instagram Post Ideas
Give a daily video tip.
Video is where everyone is today.
Think about what kinds of tips you can give your potential customers.
What value can you add through a short 30 second or 1 minute video?
Feature one of your products.
Do you have a product or service that you want people to know about?
Create a series of images of your product to post on Instaram.
Or shoot a short video displaying or demonstrating your product.
Tell the story of your day.
Give people behind the scenes access to your business.
Do a series of images or short videos throughout your day.
Let people know what you are doing to grow your business.
Let them see why your business is unique and worth their attention.
Motivate with a quote.
You see inspirational and motivational quote images all the time on social media.
There’s a reason…
People love to share inspirational and motivational content.
These posts are very simple to create and the possibilities are endless.
Don’t underestimate how effective these posts can be to grow your following.
Show your personality with selfies.
Okay, so selfies get a bad rap.
But that’s because some people get a little too obsessed with them.
You do need people to see you.
Go to Instagram right now…
What do you see?
Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there.
If you are a small or independent business owner then you are a major part of your business.
Be seen and give your business personality.
#Don’t Forget Hashtags#
Hashtags are critical.
If you want to get more exposure for your business then you need to spend some time on hashtags.
There are a couple simple ways to find out what hashtags are popular for your industry.
One way to identify hashtags is to look at others’ accounts in your industry.
Identify who the influencers are and see what hashtags they are using.
Another way to find hashtags is to go to hashtagify.me.
This is an excellent tool for researching hashtags.
Not only can you search the popularity of hashtags but you can see related hashtags too.
Be sure to make hashtags a priority and get more engagement on Instagram.
I hope you found some value learning about creating Instagram posts.
If you did please like, comment and share.
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