Nowadays Instagram has taken quite a toll on all of our schedules. From finding the perfect photos, creating an aesthetic, re-arranging your images endlessly and don’t even get me started on writing captions and hashtags.
It can be quite a beast and having to do this every. single. day. or every other day or whatever your strategy for this platform is can be draining to say the least.
About 10 months ago I made the decision I was over the spontaneous posting because I was tired of not being present in the moment and wasting time on something that seemed so tedious. Don’t get me wrong I’m still a firm believer in building a strong and dynamic Instagram presence but you shouldn’t be spending hours each day just trying to stay afloat.
After trying a handful of different Instagram planning apps I found one that I fell in love with and it’s been a dreamy 6 month relationship thus far.
Let me introduce you to Later. This is my all-in-one scheduling app for all things Instagram related and has saved me hours that I can now use for other important tasks in my business. There are quite a few things that I really love about this app that others didn’t offer.
Features I LOVE the Most
- Automatically posts to your feed
- Desktop friendly and mobile friendly
- Ability to schedule Instagram stories
- Provides hashtag suggestions for easier research
- Offers a Content Studio to store your media
- Can post both photo and video
- Can schedule for multiple Instagram accounts/profiles
This is where the magic happens since I prefer to work from the computer. You can choose to view your schedule from a weekly or monthly view (I prefer monthly) and it’s seamless to see what’s scheduled, when it will be posted and keep things consistent without wasting time.
While I typically use the iPhone app to see what’s in the queue or make minor adjustments I’m obsessed with how simple it is. You can easily switch between accounts and view individual posts in case you need to make last minute tweaks.
Start Saving Time
Prior to using Later I wasted hours every day trying to figure out all of these details and my business suffered because of it. Now I sit down once a month and plan out all of my Instagram content in just one afternoon. Since I plan all of my posts out months in advance I now have the time to create content via Instagram stories, my weekly newsletters and build the money making activities in my business.
It’s crazy to think I would spend hours each day just to post on Instagram when now it only takes me 2 hours to plan out an entire month’s worth of content.
Don’t waste time any more of your precious time!