The Sneakiest Way to Supercharge your Instagram

Did you know there are ways to automate Instagram without having to actively go on Instagram every single day?

I'm not talking about the liking and comment bots(I'll discuss that later). I'm talking about actually scheduling out post without having to manually do it. I'm talking about no notifications sent to your phone at all. I'm talking selling your products in your sleep on Instagram. I'm talking getting you likes, comments, and follows. I'm talking CONSISTENCY!!! You simply schedule it out and it does  the rest for you. It's like Buffer for your Instagram. Ok, so now that I got ya hyped let me tell you about and why I'm seriously obsessed with this new Instagram Automation Hack!

*this isn't sponsored and there is no affiliate links I just find this to be so cool :)

Favorite Apps and Learning of New Ones

Last week on my Stock photo IG account @cubstylestockshop I sent out an IG post about people's favorite apps to plan out instagram. One awesome girlboss let me in on one I had no clue about. She told me about and how it's the only IG scheduler that actually publishes your post to instagram without having to manually do it. I was a sceptic because I've tried Later that everyone raves about. I thought it scheduled out post without me having to do it but uuuum when I seen a notification for me to post I was turned off. I haven't been on there since so I'm not sure if it has changed. I also use Snug, Plann, and Preview as a way to plan out my IG for all 3 of my accounts. Ok, don't judge me. I'm seriously trying to figure out which one I like better so that I don't keep going from one to another haha!

Pros and Con of these 3 Apps

  • Snug: Lets you plan out your feed and post to IG. It doesnt not schedule out you post, however.
  • Plann: Lets you plan out your IG feed and schedule and post to IG. But of course you have manually go in to your instagram to do this.
  • Preview: I like this app because I was able to plan out my @hunt_4_fashion IG feed and they have one of the best filters I've seen in a long time! But some you do have to pay for. It really helped me to revive this account after a long hiatus and putting it on private until I figured out where I wanted to take it. So I may choose this for all 3 accounts. 

Have you tried any of these?

Learning more about 

I digress, I checked out this website (it's not an app) and was shocked at the claims. "Ok let me see what you are working with." So I tried it out for the 3 day trial and was shocked to find that it actually worked! I went into my 3 planning apps(don't judge me) and planned out my feed for 3 days. I then went to the website and wrote out the caption and scheduled the post out for my best times of the day (I used to use Prime for this). At the end of the day I went to my IG for some relaxation time and found that all 3 of my IG accounts post went out and I had tons of comments, likes, and follows like I normally would if I did it manually!

Could this last forever?

With the way Instagram is who knows how long this will stick because as you know Instagram isn't a big fan of 3rd party apps. However, isn't violating the terms of use by cleverly utilizing a clause saying that "posts must be initiated by an instagram user!"

What's the Price?

I didn't know of the pricing until after I sign up but to my surprise it really isn't that bad of a deal. It cost only $3.95/month for each instagram account you want to access AFTER THE 3 DAY TRIAL. I have 3 accounts so that will be around $16/month which still isn't that bad if you have more accounts than 1. You can schedule and publish on your phone or computer. Plan out your week or month in advance without having to manually go in to instagram. 

Was this Helpful?

I hope you found this helpful. For me I'm not much of a lover of social media to be honest, so things like this really help me stick to a plan and still get stuff done without burn out. You can sell your products literally in your sleep and also get likes, comments, and followers without having to do anything extra(although I do have another special hack for this too). Remember to still engage as much as you can but don't look at it as a chore. If you are feeling like Instagram is a chore then this may be for you.

I have a few more hacks for Instagram so if you want more blog posts on this let me know!

Let me know in the comments: Have you ever used this website? Do you think this could change the way you view Instagram?

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How to Choose the Perfect Colors for Your Brand

Color is so important when it comes to branding and setting the mood for your website and social media. It can sometimes make or break your brand. Think of  if Color U Bold was only in black, grey, and literally wouldn't make any sense, right?! That's why my blog and my social media is colorful! I wanted to make my brand fit the name and the personality of this blog. Every so often I transform my blog but something that remains consistent was the colors that I, pink, yellow.  It's important to choose colors that you want get tired of. Those are my favorite colors and they transformed with me over the years from subdued to vibrant! I want you to create colors that will fit your brand and that can be transformed over the years as you grow and mature as a brand!

I think one of the hardest things when coming up with colors is making them stand out without making them to boring or too crazy! That's why in today's blog post I'll be helping you strategically find color combinations that fit your brands mood, voice, and personality.

how to pick the right colors scheme for your brand

Find Your Brands Personality

Do you know your brand's personality? Remember the purpose of your brand and how you want people to feel can make or break how people view your brand. Come up with 2-3 personality traits for your brand and write them down. Believe it or not, this will help you determine your colors. Here are a couple of personality traits to get your brain juices going:

  • Playful
  • Serene
  • Creative
  • Energetic
  • Fresh
  • Simple
  • Happy
  • Quiet
  • Modern
  • Minimalist
  • Retro
  • Serious
  • Glam
  • Vibrant
  • Now its your turn _____,______,______

Choose a Primary Color

This is the color that will be dominate on your blog in many different areas. This is basically your action color. It will be shown 70% of the time. Think about what color would match your brand's personality the best? Consider color psychology for this.  How do you want your viewers to feel when they come across your site. Learning about color psychology can help you create a blog that draws in your ideal audience. Take for instance if you are a health and fitness blogger, green could be your primary color because it embodies health! There are many different varients of green so don't just think vibrant green, get creative. Whatever you choose think about what draws you to click on something.

Color evokes emotional responses.

Red:  love, passion , desire, energy, heat, strength, action, excitement, aggressive, adventure
Pink: happy, sweet, playful, healthy, compassion, appreciation, delicate, femininity, gentle, soft
Orange: confident, playful courageous, successful, fun, affordable, youthful
Yellow: bright, energetic, warm, happy, positive, joy, sunshine, caution
Green: environment, fresh, organic, positive, money, crisp, health, healing, renewal
Blue: loyalty, trust, peace, tranquility, integrity, authority, established, secure
Purple: luxury, wealth, ambition, royalty, spirituality, nobility, justice, fantasy, regal
Grey: solid, reliable, security, intelligence, corporate, humility, moody, respect
Beige: conservative, historic, experiences, crisp, simplicity
Brown: earthy, conservative, friendly, outdoors, richness, natural
Silver: glamorous, sleek, high-tech, graceful
Gold: wealth, prosperity, value, wisdom, tradition
White: freshness, purity, clean, goodness, easy, truthfulness, refined, cleanliness, innocence
Black: elegance, timeless, bold, formal, dramatic, serious, traditional

Look for primary colors that will stand out amongst your other colors. You can use this color for  buttons, isolating a certain word or phrase, call to actions, etc. This is the color you want to get people to look at and possibly click on!

Choose 2-3 Secondary Colors

Now it's time to pair that primary color with other colors! This will be your color scheme. I highly suggest you learn more about the 3 different kinds of color wheels (primary, secondary, and tertiary) if you really need help with finding the best colors scheme for you. Experiment with colors that would work with your main color or choose predefined color schemes that help you create a color palette. So think monochromatic, analogous, complimentary, and triadic.  Narrow your choices down to 2-4 colors to accent your primary color because these will be used in headings, text, backgrounds, and images. Go for contrast and neutral colors that work well together. Be strategic with your choices because like I said it can make or break your brand.

Check out this cool website that can help you come up with your color scheme based on the color wheel!

Create a Mood board!

This really helped me as I was transitioning my blog this past year. I simply used a Pinterest secret board and I just pinned  images that fit my style. I took a couple of images and went into to extract the colors with the color picker. I wrote the hex codes down that I loved from each picture  on a notepad to remember.  Then I went to Canva to make my mood board!

Apply the Colors to Your Brand Elements

Now it's time to get creative. Decide which colors to use for your headings, text, backgrounds, and images. This plays a big factor in your photographs and blog post graphics. These colors should be easy to see and do not strain the viewers eyes. Once again be strategic in your choices.

Do you have your brand colors, how did you come up with them. If you have not decided on your colors did this help you get started?

If you need help with branding I have a workbook that will help you get your brain juices flowing like no other! This in-depth epic workbook will help you figure out your brands mood, personality, purpose, colors, and so much more! It will really get you thinking and making a strategic plan for making your brand stand out as a whole. Get it below or click here!