Building a Complete Content Portfolio Using Instagram-Related Tools!

Content Portfolio

Content creators may find it difficult to always come up with unique content on social media. Follow the tips below in order to come up with fresh ideas for your content portfolio!

Content Creators

Content creators are individuals who create a specific type of content – such as professional pictures or videos. Today, we see them across popular social media platforms like YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram. Typically, these creators make multimedia content with a heavy focus on video material. The quality of these videos can range from rough-and-ready to professional productions with large budgets.

Most content creators start out by doing everything on their own or with a small team. When you gain traction, you might be able to hire staff, but to start with, you’ll likely need slime key skills under your belt.

What Abilities Should I Have to Become a Content Creator?

CommunicationCommunication is the number one skill any content creator needs to know. It becomes increasingly important when you have to write scripts.
ResearchMaking regular content requires a lot of research and analysis. You need to be certain that any statements you make are true or risk tarnishing your reputation.
CameraIf you’re shooting your own content, you’ll need a baseline understanding of camera angles, location selection, and lighting.
Editing After shooting your content, you’ll usually have to edit it before uploading. Hence, great editing skills or hiring an editor is required.
Marketing Marketing skills are always a must for content creators in order to succeed in this business.
CharismaAlthough not technically a skill, charisma is an essential element of almost every successful content creator.

Different Types of Content

If you’re wondering what type of continent to make, there are plenty of avenues to explore that can help you find your voice.

  • Educational
  • Motivational
  • Podcasts
  • Commentary
  • Fitness
  • Comedy
  • Gaming

Cross-Platform Posting

If you make a video for Instagram, there’s no reason not to share it on other platforms, especially if you’re using a front-facing camera to create reels or stories. Short-from content is perfect for cross-platform posting. Reusing content on multiple platforms helps you gain more exposure without creating new content for multiple platforms.

One mistake that most beginner creators make is cross-post at a lower quality. Your content, pictures, drawings, or OC need to be published on socials and kept in a private drive so you can show potential partners what you bring to the table. 

Instagram downloader software like GetInsta will let you save the post at its original definition and design. That way, it’s way easier to keep your data safe and make the most out of it for your future plans. 

Top Tips for New Content Creators

  • Find your niche
  • Create an upload schedule
  • Learn and study your niche every day
  • Monitor your performance
  • Frequently conduct market research
  • Often try out new marketing techniques
  • Understand your audience
  • Network with other creators
  • Don’t be afraid to mix it up from time to time
  • Look for ways to improve your content based on analysis

Key Performance Indicators

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are the metrics content creators use to track the performance of their content. Regular posting is no guarantee of success, so creators need to track specific data to see where they can improve and what type of content the audiences like.

KPIs make it easy for creators to optimize their content and forecast how they think it should perform in terms of traffic and conversions. Traffic recorded by content creators on social media can include both organic and direct traffic. When it comes to conversion rate, they can include any sort of engagement registered, including follows, likes, and comments.

Content Portfolio article and permission to publish here provided by Advertising ISmartMedia. Originally written for Supply Chain Game Changer and published on October 19, 2023.

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