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How to Schedule and Automate Your Social Media Posts

Once you have your 15 photos organized in a nice grid, and you’re captions in the right order the next step is incredibly easy. I like to use Later.com to schedule my posts on Facebook and Instagram. I drag my photos, then add them to the monthly layout, copy and paste my captions and then I’m ready to go! It usually only takes me a few minutes to schedule a month worth of content this way.

TIP: Look at your month as a content grid and space your topics out through out the month. The monthly captions you’ll get with our membership will fit into this grid perfectly, while also giving you space to add those in-between moments or additional posts you might want to create yourself. 

I personally use later.com to schedule my posts and make sure to set it to push the notification. I noticed that when you automate the post, it can sometimes end up not reaching as many people on Instagram. Setting it to push me the notification simply requires me to be the one who posts the photo and caption. I also love doing this because I want to make sure that I’m there to actually connect with those who leave a comment on the post.

The whole post of scheduling these posts is to make it easy to be consistent and start showing up. I don’t schedule my posts so I don’t have to worry about it and can simply post and leave. My goal is to connect with those who take the time to read my posts and connect with them personally.

As far as scheduling goes, I’ve used many companies and love using Later.com to schedule things in advance as they allow me to write ONE posts and schedule it to; Facebook Fan Page, Instagram Page & Pinterest. Saving me tons of time!

Auto-posting for both Facebook and Instagram is available and they recently rolled out with a new feature that allows you to schedule posts for Instagram Stories, which I am excited about.

Once I have my images ready, I drag my first image onto my Later calendar, choose my pre-written caption, and schedule it for all my social media accounts. And then repeat the process for the 15 monthly images. Since my images are organized and styled, and I have my pre-written captions it only takes me 20-30 minutes to schedule all my posts on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Using this process has helped me stay consistent, plan ahead, save time and showcase beautiful photography with captivating captions. I hope this helps you with your social media management!

Later.com has a FREE plan, if you need to plan more in advance you can upgrade to one of the paid plans.

When it comes to scheduling my content, it’s not that my goal is to plan it, automate it, and then leave it. My goal is always to save time, and make the process of showing up as easy as possible so I can engage with people from all over the world that care about my work. In the past, I would go days, sometimes even weeks without posting and realized that with everything I have to do in a day, remembering to post to social media can be difficult. Scheduling these posts has made it possible for me to show up consistently and I know it will do the same for you.

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