Coming up with the ideas, shooting and editing photos, writing captions, and promoting your posts on Instagram can be too time-consuming. Also, as a freelance marketer or someone who promotes a startup business on Instagram, you might not have all the resources and budget to manage your page alone in the best way. If it’s the case, stay with us and read this article because we’re going to introduce you to the best Instagram marketing packages that make everything much more manageable and, of course, budget-friendlier for you.
So, without any further ado, here we go:
Instagram Marketing Packages That Make Your Work Easier
If running an Instagram page is difficult, or you don’t have much time or money to do it properly, it’s always a good idea to outsource some of your tasks. Some people use virtual assistants or use Instagram management apps and services.
In the following, we’ll introduce the best Instagram marketing packages and resources based on the different tasks you want to do on the platform.
1- Finding Ideas
Sounds too simple? Actually, for some Instagrammers finding new ideas seems like a nightmare. To make your followers engaged, you need to generate a variety of content.
Here are the best ways to get inspired and find ideas:
A great way to find ideas is to check out Pinterest and search for “Instagram post calendar pins.” You’ll find hundreds of Instagram post ideas on this social media. Here’s an example of Instagram posts ideas on Pinterest:
Also, you can search for the Instagram content calendar:
Another good place to look for post inspirations is your own Instagram feed! Do you follow any Instagram page that you’re obsessed with? Do you think your competitors are doing a great job in creating content? Why not analyze them more closely and see if you can develop your own idea?
There are many creators on Instagram that you can go and check out their work. You can find some of them on the Instagram creators page.
1.3- Use Instagram Social Calendar
Having a social calendar is a must for any Instagrammer. You can create posts based on special events coming up, such as UN international days or holidays.
Where to find a social event calendar? You can find one of the best Instagram calendars on AiGrow, which is also an Instagram management service. We’ll talk about AiGrow more in the following. But for now, let’s take a look at AiGrow’s social calendar:
The good thing about this calendar is that you can easily see all the posts related to that event and repost them on your Instagram. AiGrow automatically gives credit to the photo that you’re sharing in the caption and without any watermark.
1.4- Read Articles
As a last resort, you can always do some search on Google for new ideas! Here are some of our articles about Instagram post ideas:
- Free Instagram Holiday Calendar for 2020
- 50 Things To Post On Instagram in 2020 (For All Niches)
- Instagram Post Ideas to Get Engagement In 10 Categories
- Holiday post ideas for Instagram
- Instagram Post Ideas for the Isolation Age
2- Finding Visual Resources
Uploading high-quality photos and videos is a must on Instagram. It’s always better to use original photos, but if you don’t have any photographer on your team or are not satisfied with your phone’s camera quality, you can always use stock photos.
Many websites offer stock photos for free or charge you a little for every image that you download. Here are the most popular ones:
All the photos on Unsplash are free, and you can use all of them on your Instagram without being worried about copyright infringement.
You can get the first ten photos free on Shutterstock, but you have to pay for further use. Shutterstock also offers stock footage, music, and other tools such as image resizer and plug-ins.
Similar to the other sites mentioned, Pixabay has more than 1.8 million photos, videos, music, and illustrations in their database for free!
3- Designing Your Own Posts
If you need illustrations, graphic designs, or pre-made templates for your Instagram posts, here are the resources that you can use:
Canva is an excellent tool for those who want to create many Instagram posts in a single setting. You can use more than 8,000 free templates, illustrations, and videos on Canva, and to use the premium content, you only have to pay about $9 per month.
Like Canva, Stencil helps Instagrammers, YouTubers, and bloggers make social media posts and templates really fast.
As the name indicates, Snappa helps designers to make beautiful Instagram posts with pre-made templates.
4- Writing Captions
Generally, we don’t advise you to copy your caption as it’s better to be creative, so try to write your own caption. However, if you prefer to use prepared captions templates, check out Pinterest to find caption templates like this one:
Also, if you want to write holiday captions, read our post here.
5- Finding Hashtags
Although it’s possible to gain engagement without hashtags, they can make a huge difference if you choose them wisely. In many cases, hashtags can make your post more visible.
Here are some of the tools that you can use to find the best hashtags related to your post:
5.1- AiGrow Hashtag Search Engine
Remember AiGrow that I talked about before? It also has a feed scheduler that allows you to plan your posts for days and even months. After uploading your photo on AiGrow and writing your caption, you can search and add multiple hashtags to your Instagram caption or the first comment by typing in the keyword you want.
As you can see, by only adding the keyword “travel,” AiGrow shows you the best hashtags related to that topic. Now you can select your hashtags and click on “Add tags.”
Hashtagify is another excellent tool that gives you an in-depth analysis of your search terms on Instagram and Twitter.
Hashtagify has a free 7-day trial that you can use. Also, it has an extension that makes things much easier for you.
Another great tool to find the best hashtags on Instagram is RiteTag. This tool enables you to search for your keyword and find the most related and promising hashtags in your niche.
6- Scheduling Posts
Instagram does not offer any in-build scheduler, so you need to use a third-party app or service if you want to plan your posts. I talked about one of them before. Let’s take a closer look at it and also see the other Instagram schedulers available:
As mentioned above, AiGrow has a smart scheduler that enables you to add the best hashtags to your posts. But this scheduler has other fantastic features that you’re going to love!
AiGrow is synced with Unsplash, so you can easily search for your photo on the scheduler without needing to save it on your device or computer first.
Also, you can add an external link to your Instagram post. Yes, you read that correctly! AiGrow creates an all-in-one link in your bio (which I talk about more in further). This is great for those who want to sell their products or services on Instagram. The visitors can tap on that link to go to your website, Etsy shop, or other social media.
Moreover, AiGrow has unique templates for running contests and giveaways automatically. You only have to upload your photo, add the content rules, and set a publishing date. Watch this video to find out more:
Don’t forget that it is also possible to schedule Instagram Stories on AiGrow.
Hootsuite is another great social media manager that has a scheduler for your posts and stories. Also, you can use the Hootsuite calendar and bulk scheduling feature.
6.3- The Preview App
The Preview App is mostly known for its attractive Instagram filters, but it also lets you set a scheduler for your posts. The only problem is that Preview does not actually publish your posts on Instagram; it only acts as an alarm and notifies you about the posting time.
One of the features that makes preview unique is the ability to plan Instagram posts visually. You can upload your future Instagram posts in a grid just like your Instagram feed and swipe the posts so that you find the best arrangement.
7- Promoting Your Instagram
Now that you’ve created your posts and scheduled them, it’s time to promote your page! Thanks to the smart Instagram algorithm, you have to increase your engagement as much as you can. One of the necessary components of high engagement is creating high-quality content, but that’s not enough. You need to establish a good relationship with other users by continually engaging with them. Also, there are many other ways that you can try to gain more followers.
All this process can be quite time-consuming. So, the best thing to do is outsource your Instagram growth activities or use the in-built Instagram services on the app.
Here are some of the Instagram marketing packages that you can use to increase your engagement:
AiGrow offers many Instagram promotional and marketing packages that suit every budget and account type. AiGrow packages can bring you, 300+ new real followers, organically every month.
Based on the information you add to the platform, such as your niche and the type of followers you’re seeking, AiGrow starts looking for your best matches.
Now let’s examine one of the accounts that use the “6 months Pro” package:
As you can see, using AiGrow for only six months, this account gained more than 4,000 real followers.
To see all of the AiGrow packages and a free trial, sign up for AiGrow.
Related Article: How to Share a Joint Instagram Account Access for a Team
7.2- Instagram Ads
Instagram ads are another way that you can try to promote your Instagram posts. As Facebook powers Instagram ads, things are pretty much similar to Facebook ads. You set up a daily budget, define your buyer persona, and then promote one of your posts or upload a new photo. Instagram shows you ads randomly to the followers that match your buyer persona.
8- Analyzing and Reports
You’ll never know how to grow more effectively if you don’t analyze your Instagram activities and understand your strengths and weaknesses. That’s why you need these resources:
8.1- Instagram Insights
If you have a business or creator account, you can access Instagram Insights. This part shows you valuable information about your account’s performance over the last seven days.
Your account’s reach, content interactions (likes, comments, saves, and shares), total followers count, and content you shared are some of the stats you can access on Instagram insights.
Instagram also gives data on your followers’ behavior and demographics. For example, you can see your followers’ age range, which countries they are in, their gender, and their most active times of the day.
Later is another excellent Instagram analyzer that helps you to develop better strategies based on your previous performance. The good thing about Later is that it gives you information for more than just seven days to have a more precise knowledge of your account.
Later has a free but limited plan for individuals. Still, if you want to access more in-deep analysis, such as data related to Instagram Story, you need to buy premium packages.
Like Instagram Insights, Squarelovin is another free tool (to some extent) that analyzes your Instagram account. You can see the history of your content performance by the hour, day, month, or year. It also tells you what the best time for you to post on Instagram is.
Final Words on Instagram Marketing Packages
You don’t have to be an Instagram guru to be successful on the app. In this post, we tried to introduce you to the best tools and Instagram marketing packages that make your page more profitable for your business. Make sure you use them to gain better results.