I have to start off by saying how fantastic I think Asana is. And the best thing about it – it’s absolutely free! In this post, I am going to show you how you can use Asana for your own Instagram Growth Strategy.
Overview of Asana
Asana is a Project Management tool that helps you to plan pretty much anything you need to do. When it comes to Instagram it is live and very much an in-the-moment platform. If you are struggling to find the right posts to add to your Instagram account on a daily basis then Asana maybe perfect for you. Although you would add your posts live and in-the-moment, you can also plan for this.
To be successful with Instagram it is essential to plan your content beforehand. On the day of posting your content, all you need to do is copy the image and text from your Asana account to Instagram. The best thing about Asana is that you can plan straight from your desktop computer right to your Asana account. You can then switch to the app on your phone to copy all the content over into Instagram.
I will show you step by step how I personally use Asana for my own Instagram Growth Strategy.
How I Use Asana To Grow My Instagram Account
1 ) I Plan My Posts
First of all, I decide which images I want to post for the next 7 days. I usually allocate a day for this and create all of my images through Canva. If you post 1 picture a day then create 7 pictures to post for the week. If you post 2 pictures a day then create 14 pictures for the week and so on.
This is how I create my images in Canva.
2) I Add My Images to Asana
You can create a free account with Asana and begin to create projects. Within each of my projects, I create boards. You can start off by calling your new project Social Media or Instagram. And I usually select the layout as Board as it is easy to read.
Once you are in your Board area you will see a + symbol where you can start adding your content. Go ahead and select the + symbol and add a title for your first post e.g. Monday or Date. Then click to expand.
Add your first image here.
3) I Add My Caption Next
Once I have added my image, I add a caption to the image and type it into the Description area. When you do this you will now have both your image and your text ready to go.
4) I Add My Hashtags
I always use the comments section within asana to add my hashtags. This is so that I don’t get confused when copying and pasting into Instagram. One thing I make sure of is to have a different set of hashtags for every picture I post.
At this point, if you have a number of images to add to your Asana account then do this now. Add all of your images as well as your captions and each with a set of hashtags. I prefer to create my hashtags like the image below so that when it comes time to copy and paste, I can do this quickly and effectively to benefit from the Instagram algorithm.
If you have more than one image, then be sure to use separate entries. I personally like to keep 1 entry per post, unless you want to add multiple pictures per post. In that case, add all the images necessary per entry.
5) I Post To Instagram
When it comes time to post my image to Instagram, I open up the Asana app on my phone and I select the entry that I want to post. I select the image and click to download to my phone directly. I personally create the initial post on my desktop computer but if you are using your phone for that part then you probably already have the image downloaded.
Whilst you are still in Asana, select the caption and copy. Now go to Instagram as you normally would and add your image, then paste your text. Post to Instagram. Now go back to Asana and copy the hashtags from the comments section of your entry. Go back to Instagram to paste this directly into your comments section. I do this part as quickly as possible in order to benefit from the Instagram algorithm. But once you get the hang of this it will become easier to do.
6) Rinse and repeat
Voila, you are done! You now have content for the next 7 days waiting for you to post. The only thing you need to worry about now is deciding which time of the day to post your content.
I hope you enjoyed this article and good luck using Asana to Project Manage your Instagram Growth Strategy. Don’t forget to check out my FREE Productivity Planner to help you manage several projects at the same time. If you would like any tips on growing your Instagram account then drop me a comment below.