For more help with your social media and visual marketing, try these resources.
These are the tools I use to make my business run smoothly, look great, and make money – while saving time.
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Social Media Marketing Ideas & Planning
Blog post and FREE email series: Social Media Content Ideas Fans LOVE! Sign up there for the free mini-course by email.
Blog post and FREE monthly inspiration calendar: Social Media Holidays. You’ll find the top holidays for the year, plus links to ALL my holiday marketing inspiration. Join as a free member to get a content inspiration calendar monthly!
Product: Your Social Plan. Not enough time in your days to post consistently? Get daily post ideas AND ready-to-post visual content, so you’re never at a loss for what to post to attract and engage followers, while promoting your business too. Click here to save hours on social media marketing every week!
For tips on individual platforms like Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook, keep scrolling.
Social Media Scheduling Tools
The best way to save time on marketing is by automating your social media posting – unless you pay someone to post for you! But why do that when these tools make posting easy.
Test drive a couple on a free trial, or read my blog posts for more info.
SmarterQueue‘s content discovery, smart scheduling, recycling, and analytics help you grow your business and brand faster and more easily. Posts to:
…saving you so much time! Check out SmarterQueue here.
Schedule social shares of your blog posts with MissingLettr. Automate your blog post sharing to:
… and Missinglettr even creates quote images for you! Read my blog post about MissingLettr social media marketing for bloggers or click here for a free trial.
It doesn’t get any easier than this! For a variety of ready-to-post content already loaded, scheduled and ready to click to post, check out Your Social Plan Pro.
Integrates with all major social networks including:
- Google My Business
- and more.
Check out Your Social Plan Pro and be posting like a pro in no time!
Automate your Pinning with Tailwind: Created specifically for Pinterest and includes unique features like scheduling to multiple boards at one time.
Read my blog post about Tailwind for Pinterest or sign up for Tailwind for Pinterest Forever Free.
Direct post to Instagram with Tailwind: Created specifically for Instagram so it includes cool features like the Hashtag Finder tool.
Read my blog posts about Tailwind’s Instagram hashtag finder or Instagram-approved auto-posting or sign up for Tailwind for Instagram Forever Free.
Later is the best choice if you also want to schedule to TikTok!
Enjoy a drag-and-drop visual post planner, analytics, and even find user generated content to supplement your own creations.
Check it out! Start your 14-day free trial of Later.
Blog post about Facebook’s FREE scheduler. This one doesn’t save a ton of time but it is free 😉
Online Graphics Creation & Photo Editing
Stencil is one of the fastest and easiest ways to make images online! Free, or Pro version.
Read my blog post about Quote Images with Stencil or click here to try Stencil.
Snappa is another super-fast online image creation tool with lots of templates – over 250 for Pinterest Pins! Free or Pro upgrade. Click here to try Snappa.
Canva – it’s a huge favorite! Read my Ultimate Guide to How to Use Canva. You’ll find links there to all my free Canva tutorials.
Click here to try Canva Pro free for 30 days.
Adobe Photoshop – my favorite! Get Photoshop + Lightroom starting at 9.99/month. Click here for Photoshop and then click “Compare photography plans” to see the “secret” low cost plan.
DON’T KNOW WHICH? Read the blog post or get the quickie comparison chart.
NO TIME? Try Your Social Plan and get ready-to-post images monthly.
Social Media Graphics Templates
If you already use a graphics program like Canva and are tired of the same old social media image templates, find thousands of unique templates on Creative Market. Add your text and stand out!
For Pinterest Pins:
Simple Pin Media Pin templates custom-designed for specific niches OR
Pinteresting Strategies Pin templates – get a FREE sample!
Low Cost Stock Photos
When you don’t find what you need on free photo sites, try these inexpensive resources for more professional options:
Dreamstime: No need to sign up for a subscription – buy credits for as little as $14.99 USD. Perfect if you don’t need to purchase a lot of photos. Click here to check it out.
Adobe Stock: Get one month free when you choose the 10 or 40 images per month plan. My client has a subscription here because we need a lot of top-quality photos for Facebook posts. Click here to check it out.
Pinterest Tips, Freebies, and Courses
These are my fave tips and tools to keep on top of Pinterest, quickly & easily!
Blog posts and FREE email series: Ultimate Guide to Pinterest for Business. Sign up there for the free mini-course by email!
Pinterest Title Hacks is a quick, easy, and inexpensive mini-course created to help you get more clicks to your blog and sales pages! Check it out here.
Pinteresting Strategies is a low-cost course created to help you to drive traffic – NO Idea Pins required. Click here to check it out.
These are my fave tools to keep on top of Instagram, quickly & easily!
Blog post and FREE email series: How to Use Hashtags on Instagram. Sign up there for the free report and mini-course by email!
Blog post: How to Grow your Instagram. Lots of ideas, plus links to in-depth content you can dive into as time permits.
Complete Roadmap to 10K Instagram Followers: Get the free PDF from Tailwind.
Blog post and FREE templates: Facebook Cover Photos are confusing, since they display differently on desktop and mobile. Use my free templates at the link above, or Snappa’s easy design tool with built-in safe zones!
How to Start and Succeed at Business
Blog post: How To Build A Creative Online Business for tips and ideas.
Blog post and FREE PDF: How to Grow Your Business offers tips and a FREE downloadable workbook.
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