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How I am saving time by using Glow Upp to schedule social media posts

Glow Upp to schedule social media posts

You would think that with these stay-at-home orders during COVID I would have so much extra time to get things done. You would think we all were just given a chance to stop and reset. A first I had thought about what would I do now that work hours are shortened and my role of running a HS kitchen shifted to making meals in the morning and off by 10am?

Truth is I became a homeschooling Mom, a house remodel DIY-er for weeks (we had a flood that turned into new floors, we painted and redid rooms) and found that I took the time to make blog changes and hosting changes and do some online learning. I suddenly had less time in my day. I needed help in some of the redundant areas and Glow Upp has been able to help me schedule social media posts and it is saving me so much time.

Instagram schedules

I spend about an hour a week (not over 30 minutes a day), creating my social posts to go live throughout the week. It takes me almost as much time being creative on how I will share my blog posts online as it does to write the actual post. Having help in creating these social posts is a huge benefit. I get to log into one space, schedule social media posts, add an image and check boxes to the platforms I want them sent on.

My latest focus is my Instagram page. I have not spent as much attention on Instagram in the past and it is because I am already savvy and have a blog, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest plan and when Instagram became a new popular platform I just didn’t have it in me to add to my load. Because of this I am not posting as much and missing out on a huge portion of future followers.

schedule posts

This is where I have decided to use Glow Upp to help me refocus. I have begun using their site to create Instagram posts with good images, hashtags and I can even leave that first comment in one space and schedule. I have no excuse to not have a daily post go live and it costs be no extra time day by day. Just a little bit of time once a week. It works!

Free trial – schedule social media posts on Glow Upp!

Give it a try for a but then once you realize how easy and time-saving it is you can pick a plan that works for you. Connect your social pages and then head to the Publish tab and create your post. Tell Glow Upp which platforms you want that to go live and pick a day and time. It takes just a few moments and you can do it again until you have daily (at least) posts schedule to go live for you. It’s a high quality fast & easy to use tool at a price everyone can afford, while freeing up more time for influencers, small businesses & everyday people. Start your free trial today and save time while you schedule social media posts more efficiently!

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ADURO U-Stream Home Streaming Studio for Better Marketing Photos

When I started my blog and accepting social media marketing jobs, I never gave much thought to my level of photo taking. So, I bought courses and watched hours of videos to learn to use my camera and create better product shots. Over and over again it was stressed that lighting is everything.

3 different cameras, an upgraded cell phone with more lenses and many courses later, lighting is what makes or breaks a good product shot. I have bulbs, but many produce glares. I have great windows, but time of day is a factor of when I can take photos. Then I found the Aduro U-Stream Home Streaming Studio and I can take photos any time of day with no glare.

The light is a 10” Ring light that offers 3 distinct lighting options: White, Warm Yellow, and Warm White. It comes with a remote that controls for 10 different levels of brightness. This is what tremendously helps the glare factor.

The adjustable Tripod stand extends from 18” to 52” high. I can use it on a desktop or directly on the floor. Also, the ring light and phone holder are both adjustable so I don’t have to worry about finding the perfect angle. It will grip my phone well when streaming with no slipping. This makes taking photos and video so much easier and more efficient! I only have 1 light, but 2 would be twice as better for many reasons! I will be getting a second one for the complete studio set up.

If you click this link and copy the code: PARENTINGHEALTHY, you will save 50% on ADURO products like this on their website.

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Adobe Premiere Elements 2020 Video & Photo Editing Review – Best Buy

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Best Buy. Opinions are my own

I keep meaning to take my photos and videos over the years and get them all together. When I do I want to make it sharable and look great for years to come looking back. The older boys are in their 20’s and our youngest is 11 and so I have so many! Including the older-style photos that need a lot of enhancing. I also have videos with so much to be cut off to shorten off waste. Adobe Premiere Elements 2020 is always my go-to for easy editing.

Afterall, it is not only in creating moments but making sure they look great years down the road that preserves the memories.

We are heading into the year 2020 and our photos and videos should match the quality we want and get to enjoy today. At Best Buy you can pick up your Adobe Premiere Elements 2020 for Mac/Windows. Adobe Premier Elements 2020 is for videos and Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 is for your photos. I am working with the Premier Elements to turn my videos into movies.

Adobe Premiere Elements 2020 Features you will love:

  • Beautiful effects, slideshows, and collages powered by the Adobe Sensei AI technology
  • Discover fun things, find inspiring ideas, learn quickly with tutorials.
  • Improve grainy low-light clips with the Reduce Noise effect
  • Make time-lapse videos, animate skies in photos and more with the help of Guided Edits
  • Bring together, and customize the best scenes based on the style of your video with Smart Trim
  • Easily make movies in the Quick Edit mode, and put your clips, transitions, text, effects and more with Sceneline
  • Find videos as effortlessly as photos with the Adobe Sensei-powered smart tags and automatic people recognition
  • Create bounce-back and animated sky GIFs to simply share on social media
  • Upload your creations to YouTube or Vimeo, burn DVD, and send them to your HDTV
  • Import, edit, and share HEIF photo files and HEVC video files with ease

Once you get those movies and photos edited in Adobe all that’s left is to make sure everyone in the family gets copies and even gifts to keep forever. Make sure you gift Adobe Premiere Elements 2020 from Best Buy to the tech lover in your family this season. Works with Operating System: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, macOS 10.13, macOS 10.15, macOS Mojave 10.14

System Requirements: 2GHz or faster processor with SSE2 support; 4GB of RAM (8GB recommended); 6.1GB HDD (Win), 8GB HDD (Mac); 1280×800 display resolution (at 100% scale factor); DVD-ROM drive; Internet connection required for product activation and content download