Short-form video content is taking the social media space by storm.
Established platforms like Youtube and Instagram have rolled out short video creation options to compete with the fast growing platform,TikTok.
Instagram’s algorithm in particular rewards users who create content using their Reels feature.
If you’re looking for more brand exposure for your business or need a fresh take on your social media content, creating Reels or TikToks is a great place to start.
Because these features and platforms are relatively new, the space isn’t saturated just yet. This means it’s the perfect time to leverage them to put out content for your business!
Read on to learn exactly how to create Instagram Reels and TikTok videos for your business.
The first thing to note is that there are two ways to start creating your Reel once you’re logged into your account on the Instagram app:
Once you’re in the Reel creator, you can either upload a previously recorded video from your phone or start recording one by pressing the Reels button.
When you have your video, you can add a host of effects including:
You can also edit your video to include more clips or cut some out of your final product.
When all of your effects are in order and the video is just right, click next and you can choose the thumbnail and post your Reel!
Two quick notes about Reels:
Once your Reel is live, you’ll be able to view analytics data such as likes, comments and shares under the Insights tab on your profile. You can use this data to improve your Reels and continually make engaging and high performing content!
Again, mastering Reels on Instagram will give every kind of content you post on the platform a boost; So don’t forget to keep making regular Posts and Stories!
If you’ve heard of TikTok dances, don’t worry, that’s not the only kind of content that performs well on this platform!
Creating TikToks is similar to creating Instagram Reels, but there are a few important differences to note:
Once you’ve downloaded the TikTok app onto your phone and made your account, it’s time to get creating!
First, there’s a clear “plus” button at the bottom of the Feed. Clicking it will bring you into the Video Creator.
The app gives you three different time lengths to record your video. Keep in mind, if your video will be longer than these options, this is when it would be a better idea to upload a prerecorded video from your phone.
After you’ve recorded your video you can edit it to add the following elements and more:
When your video is complete, you can post! Similar to Instagram Reels, you can track your video’s analytics on the platform to continually improve your content.
Another way to get ideas is to follow similar businesses and see what they are doing and what performs well for them!
To help your videos go viral and get more exposure, don’t forget to use trending audio and hashtags whenever you can!
TikTok is currently the world’s third largest social media platform. However, its growth is booming so we expect that it won’t stay there long. It’s the perfect time to get your business on this platform to take advantage of its massive growth!
Posting short-form video content on Instragram and TikTok is an important advertising tool for small businesses. Now is the best time to start since these avenues aren’t overly saturated yet and the Instagram algorithms reward accounts that post Reels.