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4 Social Media Tools To Help With Consistency

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We did a social media series a little while ago that highlighted some great tips from Lauren Caron and Andrea Alder, but I know how easy it is to fall off the wagon. So I am back with some fresh tools for you :) In addition to a link to December National Holidays, below are 4 Social Media Tools to help you with your brand research, aesthetic and consistency. I recently heard that every day you should try to take a step to automate a common task. Please make sure to use the links provided as they are affiliate links which will help you and me ❤️

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People Map

An Instagram marketing tool that allows you to analyze competitors, review influencer engagement, build lists, track campaigns and statistics - all in one place.  

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Planoly

Everyone knows your visuals are key to success on Instagram. Planoly allows you to visually map out and manage your Instagram.

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Hootsuite

Manage your social media in one place to start building your audience. Check out their free plan!

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Soymilk

Amplify your organic growth and get more customers to your business today. Mention Uncommon Cartography for exclusive pricing.

Canva

Canva makes design simple for everyone. Create designs for Web or print: blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and more!


 

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Apps

  • Snug: A quick visual view of your Instagram feed, if you don’t wont to set up an entire account on Planoly.
  • VSCO: Great filters to help you achieve a consistent aesthetic with your social media feed.
  • Foodie: Just what it says, a great app for editing food photos.
  • Snapseed: A complete and professional photo editor developed by Google.

3 Tips For Using Social Media To Get The Clients You Want

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I met up with Julia Amodt of Style and Cheek yesterday at Elm Coffee Roasters, and we had an important discussion that I think a larger audience (like you!) would value. As creatives, artists and entrepreneurs many of us go through times where we want to grow our business but not break the bank. Research has show that companies can expand even in down times if they are smart. It's true we aren't going through a recession, we are in a season of abundance. So how do you stand out? Here are three tips to kick start your growth:

  1. Tap into national holidays and trends.
    • When you are mapping out your social media/web content, take advantage of upcoming holidays (Check out track maven and hub spot for extensive lists. The information can be overwhelming so just map out one month at a time, at the beginning of the month), events (restaurant openings, new boutiques, book/movie premiers, etc.), and product launches that align with your brand and include them in your posting schedule (even if you aren't attending the events).
    • Don't forget to tag those brands, and add the locations/places, because you want to be on their radar as well as the radar of their customers.
  2. Join affiliate/partner programs.
    • Pinterest now allows you to have affiliate links, which means you can post your product on a board and link directly to your website. So get to work optimizing your boards to showcase your product in the best light.
    • If you are a blogger, check out two programs that my clients have had success with are RewardsStyle and Share A Sale.
    • Do any of your favorite brands have affiliate programs? You would be surprised, I have seen everyone from Danielle LaPorte to Amazon launch them.
  3. Post the work that you want.
    • If you are trying to work with specific brands then give them shout outs, if you want to work with a certain type of client then research the brands who have already captured your audience target (what is their aesthetic, what kind of content are they posting, etc).
    • Perhaps you don't have the budget to create that dream photo shoot or hire the perfect graphic designer -- don't let that hold you back. Fake it till you make it! Take advantage of Unsplash, a free stock photography website, and Canva, a site that makes design simple for everyone.