When most people hear the words "social media influencer," all they think of is selfies, hashtags, photo shoots and nights on the town. But, in reality, being a social media influencer is more than just taking pretty pictures and posting on Instagram. In fact, it's so much more. From working with brands and constantly being online, to media kits and networking, it can take hours and hours to get all your work done so you can make enough money to pay your bills. And more often than not, it can take years to make a real income as an influencer. But, want to hear the good news? There are a plethora of different websites, tools, apps and software that can help you be more successful as a social media influencer. So many of these tools were created for people just like you, who have a goal but don't necessarily have the hours in the day to spend growing your online presence. If you've been looking for apps and tools to help reduce your work time and still get everything done, then we have 5 tools for you:
This app and website allows you to schedule all your Instagram posts and Instagram stories. It also gives you the opportunity to save hashtags, tag your location, post videos and more. Not only can you schedule content using Later, you also have access to your analytics and the best times for you to post each day of the week. Note: Later will send you a push notification to your phone when a story or carousel post is ready to be posted.
This is the PERFECT way to create graphics, videos, reels, etc for your social media posts. From Facebook and Pinterest to Instagram, Canva has it all and is very user friendly. Not super skilled when it comes to graphics or logos? Don't worry, you don't need to have these skills to use Canva. Which makes it a great tool for any influencer. The free version of Canva gives you a ton of different options and if you are looking for even more ideas or things to choose from, it's very affordable to sign up for the pro version.
Keep all your tasks, projects, calendar dates, to dos and so much more all in one spot with ClickUp. Seriously, it does it all. (Just ask our CEO, Mane. She's a ClickUp fanatic!) Have a team working with you? ClickUp will be your best friend. The platform can be a little challenging to learn but there are a ton of different resources out there to help you learn and use. Just be patient and you will be so happy you were!
Looking for a way to edit your photos quickly and on the go? Then this app is for you. Easy to use and with so many beautiful editing options, VSCO is one app you definitely need at your fingertips. For some people, photo editing isn't their forte but an important part of being a social media influencer. Many brands or businesses will have parameters and ideas set already when it comes to how they want images or videos to look. Using VSCO for your photo editing makes it super easy to meet these guidelines and live up to the expectations of the brands you're working with.
#5 Facebook Business Suite
Today, a lot of brands and businesses are utilizing Facebook business pages to reach their audience. The Business Suite is a great place to schedule any Facebook posts you need and can even be linked to your Instagram to schedule those posts too.
This list is really just scratching the surface when it comes to the tools that are out there at your fingertips to help you save time and grow your business as a social media influencer.What tools do you use as an influencer?
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