If you haven't heard, Instagram released a new feature, Reels, back in August of 2020. And it has taken off!!! This new feature is very similar to TikTok and allows users to create short videos.
Why You Should Be Using Reels
Since it's release, users have been getting major visibility using Reels. More visibility means more brand awareness, and more brand awareness means new followers. So, it's definitely not a feature that you want to ignore.
Instagram has invested heavily into the new feature, and it is rewarding those using it. So, if you're an interior designer that wants to take advantage of this feature, but you're not quite sure how to start, you're in the right place.
How To Use The Reels Feature
As with any new feature, there is a bit of a learning curve. However, it does get much easier the more you use it. So, be prepared to stumble around making the first couple, but after you get the hang of it, you'll be cranking out Reels in no time.
What I like about the feature is that you can record and edit your videos right there in the platform. You have the option to create a 15 second or 30 second video.
You are able to add text (which you should!) and music. The music options are pretty limited to those with a business account, but there is a work around for that. THIS video will show you how.
If you're looking for a good "how-to" video then I highly recommend this one!
Another option for creating a Reels is by using Canva. Canva will allow you to take still images and create a video format that you can upload. This is nice for those Reels where you need to use regular images instead of video. However, it has been my experience that Reels that have a person talking on video perform better than those that are more of a "slide show."
Also, don't forget to write out a good caption and add 5-10 relevant hashtags to your caption.
TEN REELS IDEAS FOR INTERIOR DESIGNERS
1. Tips for styling a coffee table
2. Design mistakes to avoid
3. Project Reveal
4. How to pick the perfect paint color
5. Design trends
6. Time-lapse video showing a project from start to finish
7. Your service offers with a quick description
8. Cabinet options for a modern/traditional/transitional kitchen
9. Benefits of hiring an interior designer
10. A day in the life of an interior designer
These are just a few ideas to get you started. Hopefully these ideas have sparked some ideas for you.
One thing that I suggest to my clients is to look back at content that has performed well and use that to create a Reels.
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