August 31, 2022

20 Fresh Reel Ideas to Increase Engagement

Do you need some fresh inspiration?

Let’s be honest, sometimes it’s difficult to be consistent with coming up with Reel ideas that will bring value to our audience. If you can relate, then keep reading!

To help inspire you to create your next engaging Reel, I’m sharing 20 Reels ideas with you today! Read through to get some serious inspiration & to help you plan your Reels content for this month & encourage deeper connections with your audience!  

#1 Show a ‘Before & After’ Transformation

We all love great transformation! Before & Afters are a great way to show your product or service in action and the results that your clients are experiencing when they buy from you. In your next Reel show a before & after transformation that highlights the benefits of your product or service.

#2 Remake a Trending Song For Your Audience

Take advantage of trends by using popular audio for your next Reel. 🎶  Remake a dance trend or song for your audience. It’s a great way to reach new people, to offer your perspective on an already trending topic & so off your unique personality. 

#3 A Hack Your Audience Will Love

Who doesn’t love a good life hack!? 📣 Share your knowledge with your audience. You are an expert in your niche & your people want to learn from you! In your next Reel, share a hack that will make things easier for your audience. 

#4 Teach Something You Just Learned

One of my favorite things about watching Reels is that I’m always learning something new from others. As entrepreneurs, we are constantly learning from our business & from others! Reels are a creative way for us to teach something valuable to others. In your next Reel share something you learned—whether that’s a productivity habit, a new way to do something, or another relevant lesson you can teach to your people. 📝

#5 A New Product or Habit That You Can’t Live Without

Have you ever gotten a new product or started implementing a habit that has totally transformed your life?! In your next Reel, share something you were surprised to find out you needed! Teaching your audience something new helps them recognize you as a leader in your niche. Plus, when it is something unexpected you’re teaching them, it also helps build a deeper connection with your audience. 🫱🏼‍🫲🏽

#6 Answer a Fan In Your Dm’s

🙋🏻‍♀️ Spend some time in your DM’s to find inspiration for your next Reel! Chances are when one person has a question & sends it to you in your DM’s, other people are wondering the same thing, too! Answer a question from one of your followers in your next Reel! Using a question box in your stories is an easy way to generate more questions from your audience.

#7  Share a Controversial Opinion

Remember, your followers want to hear what YOU have to say & they are interested in your opinions. So share them! Use your next Reel to share an opinion you feel strongly about or a perspective that is unique.🗣

#8 Dos & Don’ts Your Audience Will Understand

Share what works & what doesn’t with your audience. ✅  Focus on Dos & Don’ts that relate to your niche, that will serve your audience, or that relate to your product or service. This is a simple way to provide valuable & educational information that is easy for your audience to consume, it’s a great way to cultivate curiosity around your product or service. 

#9 How You Got_____result

We can all use some encouragement when it comes to reaching our goals. Share your journey with your audience in your next Reel. Tell them exactly how you got the result they can aspire to achieve also & give them a glimpse into your process. It’s so inspirational and a great way to help your followers feel connected to you.📈

#10 What I Wish I Knew Before…

Who doesn’t want to learn from the success of others?!Get creative & think of something that has been instrumental in getting you where you are NOW that you wish you knew about sooner. For this Reel, you can share a helpful hack or another thing that would have been so beneficial if you had discovered it sooner! 🏁

#11 Share How You Have Learned From Mistakes

What mistakes do you wish you hadn’t made or what pitfalls would you want others to avoid?  Let your followers learn from your mistakes & your experience by sharing something you recently learned from a situation that did not go as expected. It’s valuable information that will serve your audience and a great way to let people know you are a leader & expert in your niche. 🚩

#12 Share Your Favorite Self-Care Practices

I don’t know about you, but I love rhythms & routine. Self-care needs to be an essential part of our routines if we want to have a healthy work-life balance & it makes for  excellent Reel content! Showcase your morning routine, your favorite weekend self-care essentials, or your daily ‘me-time’ rituals for your audience. 💕

#13 Share Your Favorite _____

What are the things that light you up? ☀️ The simple joys throughout your day. Let your audience get to know you better by sharing your favorites in your next Reel. Choose one favorite to feature, or make your Reel a list of some of your ‘must-have’ things. This will help your audience feel like they know you! 

#14 Share A Question For Your Audience To Answer

Do you know your audience❓Make your next Reel super interactive by asking your audience a question. Learning about your audiences opinions or questions they have on different subjects is a great way to build deeper connections, which will help you be more informed on how to serve them better.

#15 Share Why You Started Your Business

More than ever, customers are curious about the values and purpose behind the brands they invest in. Let your audience know why you show up to serve them on Instagram every day & why you started your business. Use your next Reel to talk about what exactly made you decide to become an entrepreneur. 🙌🏼

#16 Share a Simple ‘How-To” 

Whether you are sharing a DIY or Step-by-step tutorial,🛠  ‘How-tos’ are a great way to bring value to your audience. Use your next Reel to showcase a ‘how-to’ that will teach your audience how to do something. Show how you make Reels, how you create graphics, or another part of your creative process that would be helpful to your audience.

#17 Share A Helpful Tip 

If there is an easier way of doing something, I want to know! 👉🏼 Help your audience in your next Reel by sharing a tip you’ve learned that might make life a little easier for your people. Your tips & tricks can be relevant to your business or your niche.

#18 Share Your Biggest Motivator

Let your audience know what motivates you to show up and consistently post helpful information for them on Instagram. 💪🏾 This is a great way to help people feel connected to you and your business.

#19 Show A Behind-The-Scenes

Film what goes on behind the scenes at your business. 🎬 Your audience will be interested in learning more about you & your business, so use your next Reel as a way to give a peek at your process. Don’t forget the Call to Action to cultivate conversation about your business.

#20 Share Testimonials From Your Clients Or Customers 

Let your clients do the talking! Show testimonials from your past students, previous clients, or current customers in your Reel. This is a great way to gain credibility! 📢

Don’t forget to tag me @soulfoxsocial the next time you create Reels & use one of the Reels ideas I included for you today. And, if you want to know how you can consistently upload Reels without spending forever filming, looking for viral audio, and editing before you upload, click the link below to learn more about The Reel Social subscription.

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