Hey everyone, it's Jess from Later and today's YouTube video is all about Instagram Reels content ideas. Five of them to be exact. This video is great if you're new to Reels or if you've just been lacking creative ideas or inspiration. These five ideas will surely help you start pumping out that Reels content.
Idea #1: Add photos and videos to the beat of a song
Alright, the very first content idea for you to try is to add photos and videos to the beat of a song. Now this is super, super trendy right now. I know that trends come and go quick, like by the time this YouTube video is out, there will be new trending songs, dances, sounds, all of it. I know that. But this trend is evergreen and I think it'll last long enough for you to try it out and to see success with it.
It's super easy. You basically - like it sounds - add photos and videos to the beat of a song. You can edit this in Instagram, but it is quite a bit finicky so I recommend downloading an external app, like InShot, Slice or BeatLeaps by Light Tricks. And in those apps, you can get really specific with your timestamps and actually intentionally put the beat to the photo and video that you're adding.
There's a lot of resources out there that actually give you specific timestamps to specific songs. So this video isn't going to go too in-depth into editing. So I'm going to link a few resources for you below.
Idea #5: Introduce yourself and your brand
The fifth and final Reels content idea is to introduce yourself and your brand. Remember that Reels are typically shown to a cold audience on the Reels Explore page so it's always a good idea to give a refresher and let people know who you are, what you offer, why they should follow you, or why they should purchase your products. And it's also just good to give your current audience a refresher about who you are and what you do. So this idea works across the board.
All right, so those are my five easy content ideas that I think you can jump on today. If you are looking for more, I've outlined ten more in a blog post, so I'm going to link that for you. I really hope that you enjoyed this video and obviously, I can't talk to you live right now, but I would like to open up the conversation about Reels in general in the comments section. So do you have any pain points with Reels? Are you enjoying them? Are you finding success in them? Or are you just getting started?
So many questions and I'm going to pop in and be lurking and joining in on the conversation. So leave your comments. See you later.