Can I make a confession? I can’t stop making Reels!
>>Not only are Reels fun to make, but they also are the best way to get discovered by new audiences on Instagram.<<
Now that I have made over 80 Reels, I have noticed a few trends that set a Reel up for success.
*And no, Buttercup, you don’t have to dance. But that helps!*
Incorporate Fun Transitions
One of the reasons people love Reels is for their fast pace. You can watch a 15-second Reel and walk away feeling entertained AND educated.
As you combine short clips together, get creative with the transitions between them.
>>It takes a little practice to get right, but transitions keep people glued to your content as you transition from one piece of information to the next.<<
It takes added effort, but don’t let that dissuade you, Hustler. You’re the type of person who goes the extra mile, and it shows!
Apply a Filter
You’ll hear me say that social media no longer needs to look like a magazine. *And that’s true!* But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t show up in a polished and cohesive way.
>>Filters are an easy way to create a consistent feel on your feed.<<
Play around with a few filters and find one or two that fit perfectly with your brand. You can then use these filters on every Reel you create.
Use a Trending Song
Instagram has recently released a new feature that allows you to search for trending songs.
As you create a Reel, simply click on the audio icon, then “see more” next to trending songs.
Not every account has access to this yet, but be patient, friend. Good things take time!
>>Trending songs allow others to come across your content when they are looking at Reels who have used that same audio. It’s one way to work smarter, not harder.<<
*Have you fallen in love with Reels yet, like me?!*
Whether you’re creating content like a pro or just getting ready to test the waters, I know you’ll love my Instagram Reels Checklist. It has everything you need to get started and ensure you’re creating the best content possible. Download it >>HERE<< and jump on the Reels bandwagon today!