Instagram Reels’ popularity is growing by the second, and everyday lakhs of people are giving their best in delivering quality content and entertaining the audience. Therefore to make your content shine in the crowd and to get millions of views on your reels, we provide you a quick guide on how to make AMAZING and APPEALING Instagram reels.
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- Focus on quality
Since you will be posting content on social media and many people will be influenced by it so always try to deliver quality. Try to find out what people like to see, what type of content is most shared, what are the latest trends going on, and develop your content accordingly. Never use any derogatory or offensive content in your reels. This will not only lead to decreasing in your followers but may even lead to the removal of your account on Instagram. Apart from content quality, also focus on the video quality of your reel. Use a tripod to shoot your reel. Use different effects and filters available in the Instagram effect gallery to make your video aesthetically pleasing. Decorate it with different text layouts, stickers, and GIFs to make it more interesting and appealing.
2. Look for a good location
Always try to look for a good location to shoot your reel. Your location should match the content you are creating. For example, if you are creating a dance reel then shooting it in front of some monument, at a dance studio or terrace will make it more attractive rather than shooting it at your home. Also if you are shooting it at your home then make sure that your background is good. Your dance, art, song, etc will definitely attract people but the background, location, and vibe you will create will make people watch your reel a no. of times, therefore, leading to an increase in the number of your views.
3. Focus on originality
Always avoid plagiarism. Do get inspired by the content of other people but never copy it. Use your creativity and always deliver original content. Make a note of all the latest trends on social media that you can inculcate in your content, look for new features and effects that are trending and make the best use of them. A well pre-researched creatively designed Instagram reel will definitely make you stand out from the crowd.
4. Build your network
Along with focusing on your reel, also pay attention to the reels of famous content creators. Comment, like, and share their reels. Get inspired by their content and try to connect with them. This will help you in improving the quality of your content and will also increase your reach. Always remember, to sustain on social media the golden rule is to support and promote content that inspires you. If you will give importance to other content, they will do the same for you and the cycle goes on.
5. Be well informed
Before making a reel, do equip yourself with all the information related to it. Make the best use of all the features available. Use AR effects, Instagram music, and aesthetic filters to make your reels more appealing. Be well versed with all the latest updates related to it. Use appropriate hashtags and captions with your reels and tag accounts related to your content in the caption. Share your Reels in the Explore tab for better discovery.
6. Keep it simple
Most of the people on Instagram look for entertaining and refreshing content therefore going into more technical and educative content may make your reel boring. Also, it’s always better to use fewer words and more video content in your reel. Even if you are adding the text in your reel, make sure you add it with some effect like a pop-up or fade-out.
7. Utilize every second of it
Grasping people’s attention in 15 seconds is not that easy. Thousands of users are using this feature and trying their best to deliver good quality content, therefore to make your reel stand out in the crowd you must focus on utilizing every second of it. Make your reel so interesting that the person watching it does not blink his/her eyes even for a second. Avoiding pauses and technical glitches in your videos, make watching the process tiresome.
8. Aesthetics is the new cool
Presentation is all that matters. No matter how good your content is, it will be appreciated only when presented in a creative manner. Using aesthetic images in the background makes your reel engaging and fascinating and also pleasing to watch. You can get a variety of aesthetic images on Pinterest, Unsplash, pixabay, pexels, and many more creative art sites.
Reels in Explore showcases the best of trendy content on Instagram. You’ll also see some reels with a “Featured” label. If your reel is featured in Explore, you’ll receive a notification. Featured reels are a selection of public reels chosen by Instagram to help you discover original content that entertains and inspires you. That means that even people who don’t follow you can see and engage with your reels — therefore a great opportunity for you to kickstart your journey of becoming a content creator.