When you are building your business online every marketer must be part designer, photographer, videographer, copywriter, editor and more.
This seems to be especially true when you are first starting to build your business and you may find yourself with limited or no funds to hire someone to do the work for you.
Thankfully, there are now a bunch of apps out there that make those jobs easier and they are all located on your smartphone.
Pro Tip: When you get to the place where you are earning money from your social media marketing, start hiring a few people to help. This will help free up some of your time so you can work on other things. Some great places to look for people to help you virtually are Fiverr and Upwork.
8 Apps That Will Help You Create Epic Social Media Content
Video Editing Apps
Viva Video – (Google Play Store) Free with in-app purchases.
With Viva Video, you can easily create professional-looking video stories with a few taps. This app allows you to edit, trim, and merge clips in a storyboard editing mode. The clips can be videos, pictures or a combination of both. You can also slow down or speed up clips, add music, stickers, filters and many other video effects.
iMovie – (Apple Store) Free
iMovie lets you create Hollywood-style trailers and beautiful movies from your phone or iPad. Choose from 14 trailer templates with stunning graphics and original scores by some of the world’s top film composers. Also create beautiful movies by choosing from 8 unique themes with matching titles, transitions, and music. You can enhance your movie with slow motion and fast forward, easily add picture-in-picture, green screen, and split-screen effects and add sound effects, songs from your music library, or your own narration.
Repost it- (Google Play Store) Free with in-app purchases.
A simple and powerful way to save and repost your favorite posts from Instagram. The search feature allows you to find posts by searching a username or browse all the posts you have liked and share them directly from the app. The post can be yours or another Instagram user. Just make sure if you are reposting someone else’s content you credit the original content creator and that you have their permissions to use their image/video. You can also repost to stories!
Boomerang – (Google Play Store and Apple Store) Free
Create captivating mini videos that loop back and forth, then share them with your friends. Find something (or someone!) that’s moving or create a video selfie by switching to the front-facing camera. There’s just one button. Tap it once and Boomerang does the rest — shoots a burst of 10 photos and turns them into a delightful mini video. Share it on Facebook and Instagram right from the app or save your video to your camera roll to share later.
Preview – (Google Play Store) Free with in-app purchases.
Preview is your visual planner for Instagram. You can predict what your feed will look like before you post anything on Instagram. Simply add photos to the app and then use the drag & drop technology to arrange your Instagram photos & videos. Design your own unique theme, color coordinate, predict what your feed will look like, or simply plan your content in advance. You can write your captions in advance and perfect them for easy reposting later. Also, you get unlimited photo uploads for free. Other apps may only give you a limited number of uploads on their free plan.
Shuffle by Elify – (Google Play Store and Apple Store) Free
Before downloading this app, you will need an account. You can get one here for free. It’s important to note the free version only includes one landing page with limited tools. Make sure you change the number of cards to one if you only want one or take full advantage of all this app has to offer for only $10 a month (50% saving with my link) plus 10 landing pages.
This is the complete mobile marketing solution for all small business owners. Build simple and beautiful mobile landing pages all from this app. Each page is SSL secure, which means you never have to worry about having the right landing page. The landing pages are fully customizable and allow you to introduce yourself, share your contact info, link to all your social media networks (including FB messenger), highlight your products, share multiple webpage links, allow people to submit contact info and even embed videos. Plus, each page comes with analytics to track each page’s performance. Sharing your message and getting your brand out there has never been easier!
Adobe Lightroom – (Google Play Store) Free with in-app purchases.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom makes photo editing simple. You can retouch your full-resolution photos anywhere – on mobile, the web, or your desktop. Just tap and drag sliders to improve light and color as well as crop or rotate images. Lightroom also allows you to use presets – filters for pictures with unlimited customization options.
Word Swag – (Google Play Store and Apple Store) Free with in-app purchases.
Word Swag is a easy text on pictures editor. Create amazing text layouts that would normally take minutes – or even hours in Photoshop – with just a tap. With word swag you can add your own stylish quotes or captions to your images or use an image from their extensive catalog. The app also includes hundreds of pre-written captions to help inspire you. Choose from 41 graphic font styles hand designed by world-class graphic designers (with more regularly added!) Then easily share your designs on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest & Tumblr or save to your phone.
8 Apps That Will Help You Create Epic Social Media Content
Check out some or all these apps and start creating epic social media content today.
I’d love to hear what your favorite social media apps are, so drop me a comment below and let me know.
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