How to Create Instagram Reels

Keeping up with the latest Instagram Reels trends takes a ton of time and effort — especially when you’re a team of one.


That said, you don’t need to be a professional video editor (or dancer) to get on board with Reels

In fact, the most straightforward ones can often be the most effective at helping you reach your Instagram goals. 

So, here are nine simple and easy-to-execute Reel ideas for businesses, creators, and social media managers flying solo: 

  1. Bring Tweets to Life

  2. Create Quote Graphics 

  3. Time Static Photos to a Beat

  4. Make Memes

  5. Partner with Creators

  6. Add Motion to Your Text

  7. Share User-generated Content (UGC)

  8. Turn Instagram Stories Highlights Into Reels

  9. Create a Timelapse