Many people find growing your Instagram followers a mystery.
There’s no science involved contrary to popular belief.
Emotional appeals win the day on this popular social media site.
Can you believe Instagram boasts 800 million users according to statistics?
Instagram is still growing. You should use it to promote your blog post content.
The Instagram crowd loves visually pleasing inspirational quotes. You should use these tools to market your blog post content on Instagram.
Use these Instagram quote maker tools to make your quote posts and you’ll wow the Instagram crowd and your followers will grow.
Other helpful Instagram tools are covered as well.
In addition, this post contains tutorials on how to use two of the tools, Linktr.ee and Typorama.
Did I forget to mention?
These 35 tools are easy to use and are all free.
You’ll find a bonus tip at the end of this post.
Consider these comments I’ve read in the Sharing Inspiring Promoting Facebook group and in other places online:
“Can you please share some more posts on recent social media apps that are free to use as well as effective?” ~ Donna
“Janice, which Instagram unfollower tool are you using? I need to clean up my account of non-followers.”
“Do you use a scheduler for IG and if so which?”
“How do you prepare a ‘rich’ pic and how do you add your details to your photo?”
“Do you Regram, if so which program do you use?”
“Still learning. IG is not easy to crack…at least for me! Still struggling!”
“I am an absolute Instagram virgin and I can’t say that about many things “
“Which program do you use to produce all those awesome IG pics you post?”
Do you want people to call your Instagram posts “awesome” as well?
Read on to discover how you can also produce “awesome” Instagram posts and the other answers to these questions.
You need an Instagram quote maker:
- Quotes Creator You can find the quotes anywhere. You can use Google or Pinterest, for example.
This is an example of an Instagram quote post without a photo using Quotes Creator.
This is an example of an Instagram quote post with a photo using Quotes Creator.
- Quote Cover Go to QuotesCover.com. Click Topic. Browse through popular topics. Click on the topic you’d like a quote for.
- Image Quotes This app has many categories. Pick a topic based on your content, and you’ll be shown colorful Instagram templates with inspirational quotes you can modify.
- Followers App I use the Followers app to unfollow people who’ve unfollowed me or who aren’t following me back. Since Instagram only allows you to follow up to 7500 people, using this app is important.
- Lumen 5 Use Lumen 5 to put videos on Instagram. Lumen 5 even has an option for square videos, the perfect size for Instagram. More information about Lumen 5 can be found in this tutorial.
- Animoto videos already come in an Instagram-sized square but you can’t use their stock photos and has tacky-looking watermarks. Note: You can remove the Animoto watermark if you pay for the tool. More information about Animoto can be found by reading this tutorial.
- PixTeller has Instagram post templates. [Read: How to use PixTeller to make dazzling inspirational images, a guide.]
- Buffer You can use to schedule Instagram posts. Buffer schedules many posts directly to Instagram. When I need an Instagram scheduling tool, I choose Buffer. In a recent interview, many people cited Buffer as the best social media app.
- Linktr.ee Wouldn’t it be great if you could have many live links in your Instagram bio? Instagram influencer Lady Boss Blogger uses Linktr.ee since Instagram only allows one live link in our bio. By combining links, which Linktr.ee allows us to do when someone goes to check out your profile, they’ll find more than one. Linktr.ee even comes with analytics so you can see how many people are clicking on your links. Steps: Go to https://linktr.ee, continue with Instagram, select the free plan. Click Add New Button/Link. Paste your link and give it a title. You can even change the color of the background people see behind your links on their phones by clicking Settings.Linktr.ee is a tree of links, which is what people will see, certainly more than the one Instagram allows you. You can also have your links in any order. I currently have 16 live links. If you click the link, you’ll see I have buttons to calls to action I want people to take: Hire me, sign up for my blog, and buy my ebook.
I interviewed Cameron from Linktr.ee about the benefits of using Linktr.ee. He responded, “Linktr.ee isn’t built to build your followers. It is built so your followers can access more of your content.”
- Adobe Spark This popular app allows you to change the color palettes so your Instagram posts look good side by side without clashing colors. In addition, Adobe Spark’s effects include animation which could engage your followers. You can also use Adobe Spark to make content for Instagram stories. In an interview about the best social media apps, blogger Harsh Agrawal claimed Adobe Spark was the best social media app.
This Instagram post was made with Adobe Spark.
- Regrammer Repost other people’s Instagram photos. I use Regrammer to repost interviews I’ve been included in. Just copy the link into the app. Regrammer is easy to use. There are many advantages to sharing other people’s content. Use the Regrammer app and you can show other people’s Instagram posts in your photo grid.
- Quotes Maker I had an easy time using the Quotes Maker app off-line when I needed an Instagram quote maker on my cruise where the Internet is not always accessible. I prefer an Instagram Quote Maker which provides a free stock photo, but Quotes Creator allows you to add your own photos if using your own photos is what you prefer.
- Snapseed I use Buffer to schedule my Snapseed posts. By changing the font styles, you are able to change the importance of the words in the quote. People are curious about this app. Since I’ve published a Snapseed tutorial, I’m able to see there is great interest coming from search engines.
- Image Quote Using an Instagram quote maker doesn’t need to be time-consuming at all. You don’t even need a graphic and your quote post can still be popular as long as your quote is inspirational.
- Hashtagify Hashtagify has an advantage over other Instagram hashtag tools. The other tools already have your hashtag in relevant groups. Often I have trouble finding groups that match my content. “Organization tips” is an example. I just go to Hashtagify, and type in “Organization.” In a second, I know the popularity of the hashtag and see a Word Cloud full of relevant hashtags.
- Trendspottr. Although I don’t use Trendspottr to find popular Instagram hashtags, I know others who do.
- Top Hashtags I use Top Hashtags to find popular Instagram hashtag groupings.
- TagBlender I had difficulty using the “blender” function. However, TagBlender does offer you many categories of hashtags. Once you click a category, you’ll see many subcategories of those hashtags already compiled for you. Just copy and paste! Instagram only allows 30 hashtags so these are assembled into groups of 10. Pick 3 groups and you can have multiple hashtag categories.
- HashtagforLikes HashtagforLikes resembles TagBlender but without the blender capability. You’ll find many hashtag groupings here already assembled for you.
- Canva When I post about graphic design tools, commenters often write that their go-to tool for graphic-making is Canva.
- Canva app Discovering the Canva app was exciting. I can use Canva’s Instagram quote maker on the go. When using the Canva app, if you want to make an Instagram Story, scroll through the selections at the top until you see “Your Story.” Click and you’ll see the Instagram story templates.
- Fotor has Instagram posts templates as well as collage templates in case you want to use a collage of photos as your image. Fotor was used to make the collage for the dominant graphic for this post.
- Fotor app Click the large circle in the middle at the bottom of the screen to edit an existing photo, a new photo, or make a collage.
- QuickSave (Originally InstaSave) app helps you save, download, and repost public Instagram social network photos and videos to your phone. I have never used it since it’s only available for Android.
- Typorama. Currently, Typorama is my favorite Instagram quote maker. I’m loving the ability to vary my text with this cool free app. The best part: Typorama provides royalty free stock photos from Pixabay and Unsplash, so I don’t even need to find a photo. By varying the font template, you can change the emphasis on individual words. Note: This post ends with a Typorama tutorial.
- Preview app I hope the people over at Preview don’t read this review. If they do, they may start charging. I rely on the Preview app to see how my Instagram posts will look next to each other before I post them, hence the name “Preview.” You can rearrange the posts to see how they look with the other colors or topics in your grid. You can save hashtag combinations and see the analytics so you know which combinations generate the best results. You can also type in your captions, create groups of hashtags, and schedule the posts so
that you get a push notification when it’s time to post. I use the free version but you can pay up for advanced analytics that will tell you what time to post.
- PLANN PLANN has similar capabilities to the Preview app. You can also get more advanced features if you pay for a premium account. Jenna Kutcher recommends the PLANN app. I have never used PLANN since my go-to preview tool is Preview.
- WhenToPost I recently downloaded the WhenToPost app, and I already like it. It tells me when to post, when not to post, and the different times each day I should post. So far, the app is definitely living up to its name based on the engagement I am getting. Also, the times each day I should post agree with the times the Buffer app recommends I post which gives me confidence in this app.
- IGTV Share your recorded videos! This is in contrast to Instagram Live where people share live streaming videos. You can take previously recorded videos and put them on your Instagram TV. At the time of this writing, I have not yet used IGTV, but I plan to.
- Pinterest I realize it’s unusual for the tool of one social media site to be another social media site. However, Pinterest can help you use Instagram in several ways. First, since the Instagram crowd loves inspirational quotes, you can use the Pinterest search bar to find inspirational quotes. Since I help entrepreneurs, when I use Pinterest to find Instagram quotes, I search “inspirational entrepreneur quotes.” Next, by searching “Instagram photo grid,” you will discover many Instagram layout ideas for your photo grid.
- Instagram Polls are a great way of surveying your social media followers if you want to conduct a survey.
- Recite turns quotes into Instagram-sized graphics even though they are not perfect squares.
- Hootsuite Like Buffer, you can use Hootsuite to schedule your Instagram posts. Although I choose Buffer as my Instagram scheduling tool, many people prefer Hootsuite.
- Telegram Are you a member of an Instagram engagement group? If you are, you might be familiar with the Telegram app which Instagrammers use to communicate and send requests for engagement.
- Top Nine Click the link to see your Top 9 most popular Instagram posts from 2018. Here are my 9 so far: As you can see, the app also tells you how many Likes your posts have received. Do you see why you need an Instagram quote maker? Eight of my nine most popular Instagram posts contain quotes. If you would like to see the rest of my Instagram photo grid, here is the link to my Instagram account.
UPDATE: Bonus Tip
Since publishing this post, I discovered Slickwords.
Update: January 2019
Since publishing, I discovered the Over app which is a helpful Instagram quote maker.
View this post on Instagram
This was made with the Over app.
How to Use the Typorama Instagram Quote Maker in conjunction with other tools:
Step 1: Go to the Typorama app. I search for the keyword of a photo I need. I add the cool text and save my new Instagram post to my phone.
Step 2: I go to Preview to see how the colors will look side by side.
Step 3: I go to my Buffer app and upload the photo.
Step 4: I go to Pages on my iPhone and copy the relevant hashtag group. You can and should do this in the Preview app since you’ll get analytics as to how well your hashtag groups are performing.
Step 5: I paste the relevant hashtag group into my Buffer queue. Buffer optimizes so I let it choose the times to schedule my posts.
In closing, many of these graphic design tools can also be used to make your blog graphics. Just look for a “resize” button to seamlessly change the dimension and effortlessly go from blog graphic to Instagram quote maker.
Several of the examples from my photo grid contain watermarks. If you pay for a premium account, the watermarks will be removed.
Many free Instagram quote maker tools are available to you but these are the tools that I use to make an Instagram post to add to my photo grid. In the event I haven’t used these tools, I recommend them based on my research.
Readers, please share so other bloggers and Instagram users learn about these Instagram quote maker tools and other Instagram marketing tools.
Which Instagram tools do you recommend? I look forward to your suggestions in the comments section.