I have been using VSCO for about a year now, and I almost never have the need to use another editing app. With about a gazillion different filters to buy and choose from and easy to use tools, it would almost be a sin for you to upload an average photo - whether you're shooting with a smart phone or a DSLR.
Here are my three top tips for photography with VSCO:
CHOOSE YOUR PROPORTIONS
For the past 6 months, I have chosen to shoot landscape and crop my photo's to a proportion of 4:3. I keep all my shots to this layout and crop, so that my feed looks neat and aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Keep consistency with your photos.
PICK A FILTER
VSCO gives you a bunch of free filters, but when you venture into the store, your editing options are expanded even more. Choose a couple filters that correlate to one another and stick to one filter "theme" with your photos to create an overall aesthetic. For example, currently I am choosing filters that have minimal fade effect with strong blue and pink tones. My favourite filters for this sort of look are "07", "F2" and "A5".
Don't fear though, it's never to late to change your "look". Stick to it for a while and then try something completely new. I get bored so easily, so I have to change mine every few months.
Please. Default to simplicity. Don't try add purple highlights, or hectic contrast - unless you have a very specific creative brief you are trying to fulfill. But when it comes to your everyday, lifestyle shots - keep it clean, simple and realistic.
Visit the VSCO website for a more detailed insight into their brand and their product. Here are a few of my iPhonography shots, edited with "O7" filter.