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Three Tips To Automating Your Instagram Content

BY Natalie Ellis

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You have to show up consistently on Instagram if you want your account to grow at all. But if you’re like most entrepreneurs, the idea of crafting a post every day from scratch sounds like a nightmare. 

So you probably just decide to phone it in instead. (Am I right..)?

I don’t know who needs to hear this today, but your Instagram account cannot grow if you don’t show up.

That’s one of the reasons I created this YouTube video that was all about automating your Instagram so you can show up consistently without all the stress.

As soon as I released it, I heard from SO many of you were starting to implement these simple hacks and see massive results on your account.

And honestly, I’m not surprised.

Automating your Instagram content is one of the best-kept secrets for consistent Instagram growth and success. SO many people get bogged down by all the details, but when you start to automate your content, Instagram becomes an absolute breeze.


In this blog, I wanted to share with you my top three hacks for automating your content on Instagram so you can start to actually love your Instagram again.

Let’s dive in.

Three Automation Hacks That Changed My Life

I started automating my Instagram feed and honestly, it was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my business – hands down. 

Here are my top three automation secrets that help me show up consistently without all the stress.

1 – Schedule Large Photoshoots In Advance

You’ve probably heard me talk about this before, but I literally book day-long photoshoot sessions to capture tons of content all at once. 

I’ll go all around the city with my photographer and just stop at random locations to snap photos with different backgrounds. I also bring loads of outfits so you’d never know all the photos were taken on the same day.  Everything matches my aesthetic and the photos can be put in any place on my grid and look polished.

This is a huge time-saver for me because instead of having a ton of photoshoots, I get it all done at once and can batch content literally months in advance so I don’t have to think about it.

2 – Create Graphics Ahead Of Time

Another thing I batch ahead of time is graphic design. Rather than having to create a new design post every time I think of something, I’ll sit down at my computer and design dozens of graphics at once so they’re ready to go on my grid ahead of time.

One thing that’s helped a ton with this is Instagram templates. I like to consider myself an Instagram template queen, which is why I designed over 100 Instagram templates for Insta Influence Kit. You can get access to them when you click here.

3 – Prepare Your Content In Planoly

I also spend a lot of time preparing content in Planoly. What I love about Planoly is it lets you plan and schedule every bit of your post. You can write the caption, add hashtags and tags and set the exact date and time you want the post to go out. In theory, you could put all your photos and graphics in Planoly and basically have an Instagram account that runs itself. 

Automation Helps You Be More Consistent

If you want to really grow on Instagram, you have to start showing up consistently. It’s not enough to just post a few times a week and hope your account grows. You have to get serious about showing up.

Automating your content is one of the best ways to show up consistently. When you have tools that do the hard work for you, you’ll have a strong Instagram presence without even lifting a finger.

That’s why I created Insta Influence Kit – your secret weapon to showing up consistently on Instagram.

Insta Influence Kit is 100+ easy social media templates to help you elevate your message and grow a high-impact presence without hiring an expensive designer or spending hours in Canva every month. You can plug these templates straight into your automation tools so your posts generate automatically and your account is growing while you sleep

Which is such a dream. (No pun intended). 

Plus – it’s only $37. Click here to get access to Insta Influence Kit and let 2021 be the year you build an Instagram account you’re proud of.


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