Are you wondering how you can create captivating, engagement-worthy content on a consistent basis? If you are, then scheduling your content in advance is the key to your success.
If you put pressure on yourself to create content for Instagram® every day, you are likely to run out of ideas, as it’s hard to find the time to produce killer content daily.
Here are five reasons why you should schedule your Instagram® content in advance.
Although you might have to sit at your desk for a couple of hours when planning your content in advance, it actually saves you time in the long run.
It means your daily social media management consists of responding to comments or questions, and you don’t have to sit racking your brains for content.
If the day’s post is already scheduled, you can go about your business safe in the knowledge that your customers will see quality content from you or your business.
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Sometimes we just don’t feel creative. When we’re like this, it’s super challenging to think of what to put on Instagram®, and we can be drawn into the bad habit of posting for posting’s sake. This is a bad move.
Allocating time every week or month to schedule your content allows you to plan your content at a time you know you’re going to be in the zone so that you can post free of other distractions and influences.
Perhaps the biggest challenge of posting on Instagram® every day is actually remembering to post at a specific time.
If you’ve done your homework and know that your best time for engagement is 9 am, but you have a meeting first thing that morning, that time can come and go, and all of a sudden, you’ve totally forgotten about posting on social media.
Using a tool like Hootsuite helps you schedule your posts in advance and stops you from forgetting to post!
If you leave your posts ‘till the last minute, you have to scramble for ideas, and you often end up with something you’re not entirely satisfied with.
Or if you throw a post out there that is successful, it’s usually down to luck rather than careful consideration.
Planning posts in advance allows you to strategize and create posts that your audience wants to see at times they’re most likely to see them.
When posting on Instagram®, don’t forget the golden rule: choose quality over quantity. There is no point in posting for posting’s sake, and doing so risks diluting your brand, causing you to lose followers.
The Instagram® algorithm rewards high-quality posts that encourage widespread engagement, so you’re much better planning content in advance, rather than just cobbling something together for the sake of it.
Most importantly, your followers will be able to tell when a post is off-brand, so don’t be tempted to put something out there just for the sake of it.