You can save time and energy by batch creating & scheduling your Instagram content. I like to do one week at a time, but you may find that you can create one month in one sitting and then not worry about it for the next four weeks. Regardless of how many you want to schedule, you have to decide on an Instagram scheduling tool. Here are my picks!
Price: Free for 1 account and 3 posts per week; $7/mo for 1 account and unlimited posts
Combin is a very visual and flexible platform for scheduling both posts and stories. Combin actually allows you to schedule stories that it posts automatically for you! It has a drag and drop interface that’s easy to use and allows you to plan out your visual theme/feed.
Price: Starts at $25/mo for 1 Instagram account & unlimited posts
Sked Social markets itself as the “Best Social Media Scheduler” used by 10K+ brands. It has a drag and drop interface that makes it easy to plan out and visualize your feed. It also has a photo editor and the ability to create templates. It also has a feature similar to link in bio, where you can set up the one link in your bio to point to a flexible landing page.
Price: Starts at $16/mo for 1 Instagram, 1 Facebook & 1 Twitter account
Hopper HQ is a great scheduling platform, especially if you also have a Facebook and Twitter account. It has a drag and drop interface that makes it easy to plan your feed. It also has a calendar view, where you can see an entire month of posts at once, and a phone preview so you can literally see how it will look on the Instagram app. It also has a photo editor, making it easy to edit photos after you’ve added them to Hopper.
Price: Free for 1 profile on each account, with 30-50 posts max; Paid plans start at $9/mo for 1 profile on each account, with 100 posts max (or unlimited for Tweets)
Later is a social media scheduler for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, but its specialty is Instagram. It has a beautiful visual content calendar, making it easy to make changes and visualize your feed. It also allows you to collect user-generated content from your followers and customers, track and analyze how your posts are doing and even make your posts shoppable.
There are so many options for setting up your social media scheduler but don’t get overwhelmed. Pick what feels right for you, and know you can always move platforms down the road.