Instagram stories have SERIOUSLY changed the game for bloggers and small business — especially now that the “Swipe Up” feature is available to everyone with a business account (and a certain number of followers). HALLELU, amiright?!
Here at The Everygirl, we use the Swipe Up feature daily to help our audience find our articles and resources — it’s so much easier than having to direct people to the “link in bio.” And since Stories have become an essential traffic driver, we like to put thought and effort into the design process. After all, a beautiful and eye-catching Story will stand out in the never-ending reel that is Instagram Stories right now.
If you’re utilizing Stories for your blog or small biz and are having trouble creating cohesive, swipe-up-worthy designs, our favorite easy-to-use program, PicMonkey, is here to help. Their all-new platform is designed for creating shareable graphics — and with a desktop and mobile version that sync together, you’ll always have access to your designs. Uploading to Stories is a breeze, trust us.
To show you how functional — and fun! — playing around in the new PicMonkey can be, I ~as the office graphic designer and resident badass~ take you through creating an Instagram Story on PicMonkey desktop, editing it on the PicMonkey app, and then uploading it to your Instagram. GET READY, HERE WE GO:
BONUS: If you sign up by July 5, 2018 you can get THREE MONTHS FREE. 🎉
This post was in partnership with PicMonkey, but all of the opinions within are those of The Everygirl editorial board.