Just want to share tips, tricks & Apps!
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TIPS ON POLISHED PICTURES
You are your brand – Who you are, what you offer others, your struggles & your successes:
1.) Be selective with your photo uploads. Upload only your best shots–you’re better off to take the time to “stage” a great shot that makes your message more visually appealing than to post something quick – just to post – and lose followers. It does take thought, and creativity will come with practice. More effects are NOT always better–more on that below.
2.) Hashtag like a boss! But realize, on Instagram, if your pictures are not staying relevant to fitness/health or aren’t eye-catching pics, OR there aren’t many of YOU, you’ll likely not get engagement from your followers or you may not even get many new followers at all, because they don’t know and can’t see who this person is they’re following. People follow REAL people who provide value in some way to their life, not just pictures or quotes they can see on any fitness account. Hashtags can help you attract users who are searching for a particular type of photo or subject. (For example, if you take a picture of the Eiffel Tower, include “#paris” or “#eiffeltower” in the description and anyone looking for photos taken in Paris will be able to find your picture.)
Below are Fitness Hashtags (copy & paste to your phone memo pad). Add them to existing Instagram pics asap and watch your likes & followers go up! If you’re not getting new followers, then they’re looking at your photo collage & not seeing what they want. Evaluate what you have & delete what wouldn’t be interesting to a fitness/health fan
#beastmode #femalefitnesspage #gimmeabs #girlswithmuscle #flexfriday #ig_fitness_freaks #abs #crosstrain #trainmean #traindirty #getlean #fitaddicted #sweat #workoutclothes #toned #tiu #instafit #picoftheday #instagood #muscles #homegym #she_is_fit #fitfam #iworkout #instafit #fitspo #itrainhard #justdoit #fit4life #livefit #fitlife
Below are nutrition-type Hashtags:
#yumm #healthylifestyle #foodspiration #recipes #yummy #eatforabs #gimmeabs #eatclean #cleaneats #cleaneating #foodie #foodporn #eatyourgreens #healthyrecipe #lowglycemic #wholefoods # #getlean #nutrition #organic #vegan #veganbodybuilding
3.) Try to use as many hashtags as possible, but put them in the comments. Even if someone taps on a hashtag that has nothing to do with your picture and they stumble upon it, they may like it, and/or even start following you. Go back and add hashtags to older Instagram posts. Delete & re-add again later if you can.
4.) Follow, like on pictures, compliment & ask genuine, legit questions of other users you have things in common with. Do it sincerely though; following a few people with intent is more effective (not to mention far less obvious) than playing a numbers game.
5.) Make sure your account is public. To check your account’s status: From the settings page, under ‘Privacy, make sure the “photos are private” toggle is set to OFF. This allows other Instagram users to follow you and view your photos without your authorization.
6.) Put your Facebook & IG names on your pics. This makes it easy for your friends and others to find you. Apps to add text are below.
7.) Add your location on IG as your facebook page to your Instagram pics! I just now learned of this idea!
8.) Use other apps to make your pictures stand out more! BUT… more effects does not necessarily mean better! Words should be all in 1-2 colors, easy to read, 1-2 objects clearly in focus. Think clean, one-focal-point pictures as you would see in a magazine ad. Yes, it takes practice
A few example users who show GREAT pics:
@ChaleneJohnson @GoSuperSisters @kayleale @ChelseaBlush @LaurenMuchko @JenDelvaux @AngieInProgress @FitRockerChick
My Favorite iPhone apps:
- Burstmode & CameraTimer
- Putting Text on Pics:
- A + signature, picsArt, FontCandy, WordFoto, Photofy, WordSwag, Word Dream
Special Effects on Pics:
- PE-FotoLr (so many options but to gray out an entire background and keep something in color (so the pic doesn’t look so busy), go to Edit Pic>Color>DrawFx>Black & White. Be sure to enlarge the picture so you can get up close to the object you are keeping in color.
- PS Express – for lighting & “reduce noise” smooths everything, but don’t overdo it 😉
- SpacePaint – just super cool effects
- Diptic, Frametastic, Pic Stitch (for collages)
- Squaready (to make the picture fit IG better)
- Rhonna, RD Magic, RhonnaCollage
- PicPlayPost (videos in a collage format)
- iMovie (overall great for editing and adding clips together)
- InShot (text on video)
- Splice (I use for the music option)