Instagram is a great marketing platform. It is an aesthetically pleasing platform, so having good pictures, is a must. While running a business, you may not always have a picture to show for the day. That’s when a good inspirational quote comes in handy, pair this with a high quality image that fits your niche, and content has been created. These three apps are essential when running an Instagram account.

  1. Canva-

Canva is a graphic designing website that you can use for FREE. While there are paid features within the app/website, you can definitely take advantage of the free options. Canva can be used by putting quotes over an image of your choice. They have a ton of templates to choose from, I highly recommend it.

  1. Later-

Later is a scheduler used for Instagram and can also be used for Pinterest. Later has free features that include scheduling 30 post per month. The lowest plan is 9.99/month for 100 post that month. This is so you can schedule your content out and it will send you a notification to remind you to post it for the set time, you set it for.

  1. Phonto-

Another app that is good for making content, especially for putting quotes over pictures is Phonto. It doesn’t have as many features as Canva but it is less overwhelming than Canva. So if you’re just starting out, I would use Phonto. They have nice, clean fonts and options that will make your quote stand out on the picture.

These three apps will help tremendously with creating and scheduling content for Instagram. Instagram can feel time consuming, but setting aside a few hours each week can keep you a month ahead and you can watch your Instagram grow with less work.

Author: Elizabeth Pampalone

The Queen of Networking, 5 businesses, countless meetup groups, and 10 years in business. Elizabeth loves inspiring small business owners to take charge of their own marketing. Elizabeth became a customer experience specialist because she believes it is paramount to the conversion of each client!

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