In my career as a social media strategist, I've been receiving more and more requests for Instagram. For Artists it is THE IT platform. Collectors use it to find and follow artist careers. With that in mind and knowing that as an artist, I wasn't taking full advantage of this social media platform, I've been research and test driving a variety of scheduling platforms.. I like Hootsuite for most of my scheduling, but not for Instagram. I can say now, hands down, I like Tailwind. Because of the nature of Instagram being built for use solely on the phone, you can schedule your posts in advance and then it pushes them to your phone with a notice to post it. So you still need to post it at the right time, but if you are like me with a phone nearly always at your side, this shouldn't be a problem.
What I really like about it is that you can see what your posts will look like on the Instagram grid in advance. This allows you to make it picture perfect. You can drag around and arrange posts. Super easy.
Yeah, my newly formed Instagram account for LemonGrass Spa could be a bit more visually organized, but you see you can arrange like a collage based on textures and colors so your entire account has brand cohesion. You can add an extension that makes it super easy to push content from your blog or Etsy store. It's a simple hover and clicks system. They even have a slick way of finding the best hashtags. The only downside is that you have to be careful as you post to be sure you are posting to the correct account if you have more than one like I do. That simply requires slowing down and not just pushing any old button.
Seriously, on a scale of 1-10, I give Tailwind a 9.5. If you want to try it out, I asked them for a promotion code for you. You can get a one-month free trial and see if you like it too
And as always, let me know if you have questions.