At a time where everything is about aesthetics, going the extra mile to fine-tune your social media platforms could be the determining factor in growing your follower count. With resources readily available for everyone, jumping in on the bandwagon has gotten a lot easier.
To buy you some time, we’ve done our research and proudly present 4 free apps which will help you on your journey to becoming a better content creator.
Always wondered how your favourite content creators and influencers manage to post nice photos that complement each other so well? The secret, my friend, lies in photo editing. Sometimes, a little brightening or sharpening is all you need for your photos to go from zero to hero.
If you’re looking for a one-stop app, Lightroom, which is widely used by professionals, is your new best friend. This app has everything you need from editing to colour manipulation and resizing tools. Unlike other apps, Lightroom allows you to adjust each specific colour in your photo, including the hue, saturation, and luminance.
Best of all, you can easily create presets to shave some time off editing future photos, or download presets made by other users. Tap here for a preview of some presets we love. Lightroom is for download on mobile but the desktop software requires a subscription.
Tip: Don’t be afraid to experiment with each tool. If you need help, YouTube has many tutorial videos on how to use them.
For those who’d like to kickstart your creator journey and work with a variety of brands to widen your portfolio, Partipost is a free app you should definitely check out. Since you’re using your social platform to share about your life or reviews and good deals with your friends, why not get paid for them?
With the Partipost app, you can easily access campaigns at your fingertips, keep track of those you’ve joined, and cash out your earnings whenever you’d like! Unlike traditional agencies, our platform is contract-free. This means you can choose which brands to work with without worrying about hitting a minimum number of campaigns or having a minimum follower count. That said, brands typically look for individuals with at least 200 followers.
Tip: Some brands have specific requirements, so be sure to read each brief carefully!
Now that you’ve got your amazing content and brand partnerships going for you, it’s time to curate your Instagram feed. Before brands and potential followers decide to work with you or follow your account, they first browse through your feed. If they like what they see, you’re more likely to seal the deal.
This is why having an aesthetic and neat feed is essential today. UNUM is a free app that allows you to plan your feed with ease. On top of getting an overview of your potential feed, you can even throw on filters, make last-minute edits, and add hashtags or captions to your post beforehand before scheduling it. You may upgrade your account to unlock more features.
In addition to Instagram, this app can be used to create and plan content for TikTok and Pinterest as well.
Tip: The #1 red flag to avoid is overly-posting sponsored content. Check out the recommended ratio of sponsored to organic posts you should have here.
If you haven’t been utilising Instagram stories, this is your sign to use it more often. In addition to helping you increase your visibility and engagement rates on Instagram, posting stories are an easy way to help you remain active without spending too much time on creating content for an actual post.
Because it’s so much easier to gain visibility, you now have to compete with other accounts for your followers’ attention. Using gifs and creating eye-catching stories is one way to work around it. StoriesEdit, available for android and iOS, comes with more than 300 customisable templates for IG stories and posts, as well as Pinterest and TikTok.
This is perfect for those who need a quick fix, without compromising on the aesthetics. It’s a free app but subscriptions are available for access to all the templates.
Tip: If you have some time to spare, it’s possible to create captivating IG stories without exiting the Instagram app too. Here’s how.
Don’t just take our word for it, try these amazing apps out for yourself and find out why they are worth the hype!
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