You would have heard of TikTok at this point, because everyone has. It is a popular video sharing social media platform, and it is known for creative, funny videos. It is especially popular among teenagers and has hundreds of millions of monthly users on Android and iOS.
It has shown exponential growth in terms of usage and popularity over the last couple of years. Interestingly, the type of video content that is shared on TikTok has changed a lot since its inception a couple of years ago.
TikTok Video Ideas
In this article, we’re going to talk about all the different types of videos that you can post on TikTok to boost your follower count in popularity. Let’s dive in.
Social Media Challenges
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We think it’s safe to assume at this point that the majority of people know about the ice bucket challenge. Challenges like this tend to span across multiple platforms and go viral. If gaining followers is your main objective when it comes to TikTok, then you need to participate in training challenges and post the right videos on your profile.
If you want to go a step further than this, you can even come up with your own challenge, in the hopes that it goes viral.
Another way to quickly get more views on your TikTok content is to make videos around trending topics. You can do a search for hashtags that are trending right now on TikTok and create a video that’s relevant to them. This is effective because you’re copying something that is already popular, which means that you’re making content that has a high chance of doing really well.
Dance videos are potentially the most popular type of content on TikTok. Everywhere you look, in every industry and genre, you will find dance videos. Creators use TikTok every day to showcase their dancing talent, and invite other people to get involved. If you love to dance, then get on board this train as soon as possible, especially if you want to get more followers.
TikTok popularized the idea of lip-syncing to songs, and sometimes people even recreate a scene from the original music video. Regardless of how you want to approach it, lip-syncing videos are a surefire way to get more viewers and followers on your TikTok profile.
Reenactments of Popular Dialogue
Lip-syncing videos can also be added to by including famous movie dialogues. The most popular ones often reenact the dialogue in a humorous way, but it doesn’t just have to be a movie dialogue. It can be any random conversation. You can either do it alone or join a friend. The more unique and interesting you make your dialogue, the more views you’re going to get.
Cute Animal Videos
Everyone loves to watch a cute animal video. There’s really nothing more to say about this; it is a popular genre that is bound to help you do really well on TikTok.
If you are an aspiring artist and you want to be able to showcase your content on every platform online that you can, then all you have to do is record a video of yourself making art, increase the speed to get through it quicker, and post the video. The best part is that you can use this for all kinds of different projects, crafts, and art. You can even record your family members if they are the creative ones.
Answer Questions Through a Song
A relatively new train on TikTok is where people first show a question and then answer it by using a famous song’s cover photo. The title of the song is usually the answer to the question. See the example below.
This is the kind of video is where something that could otherwise be seen as weird or mundane can strangely be calming to the people watching it. These kinds of videos are very popular on Instagram and TikTok, and other social media platforms. It is difficult to explain the content of this kind of video, so check out the example below.
With this kind of video, the video creator cuts vegetables or fruit in a way that is unique and original. This video is helpful because it teaches people life hacks around cutting fruit, but it’s also strangely satisfying and nice to look at as well. Check out the example below to see what we mean.
TikTok has included a new voiceover feature which means that you can create a video, and then add commentary to it later. There are many different possibilities with a feature like this, so play around with it, and see what you can come up with that is unique and original.
Life in Quarantine
This is potentially the most relevant video right now, as most of us are still stuck in quarantine. The great thing about it is that you can make almost any video showing what’s going on with you in lockdown.
Remember when you used to perform science experiments as a kid? Well, it’s time to break out the old equipment, and make a video of your favorite science experiment that you can post to your TikTok profile. Not only are these videos fun to watch, but they can be informative as well, and if you don’t understand the science behind it, they can even look like a magic trick.
Everyone loves a good makeover, and whether it is makeup, a wardrobe change, or a hairstyle, we are all big fans of it. One of the most recent trends in this niche is the beauty mode filter, where people start out dressing shabbily, before transforming into a completely different look. Check out the example of this video below.
Collaborating with Influencers
Just like any other social media network out there, Influencer marketing has made an impact on TikTok. This means that you’ve got an opportunity to invite an influencer to be part of your videos, and this will immediately resonate with your audience. You can work with influencers of any type on your TikTok videos, and you can even ask them to create a video for you that’s going to connect directly with your target audience.
One of the most popular TikTok videos is tutorial videos. They are popular on other social networks as well, but because TikTok videos are generally short form in nature, a lot of the time they have to be self-explanatory and omit additional details.
This means that you need to be able to make a quick tutorial showing all of the steps of a process without having to comment on it. You can fast-forward the process as well, so that you can fit within TikTok’s time limit.
Just like tutorials and dance videos, workout videos are something that are extremely popular on all networks out there. People love being inspired by their favorite social media influencers and trying out their workout regimes as a result.
Even if your TikTok profile doesn’t fall into the fitness industry, you can still post your own personal workout routine to attract more followers to your profile. Let’s take a look at a popular TikTok profile that posts fitness videos.
If you are someone who loves to cook and you do it a lot at home, then you can post your cooking videos on TikTok. It’s not going to be easy to fit a full-length cooking video within just a few seconds, but you can definitely try it at least. Just like tutorials, simply leave out the commentary, and fast-forward your videos to fit it all into the time limit. If you don’t like to cook, then you can also post videos of the food that you love to eat.
This type of video started getting really popular after TikTok launched this filter. This means that you can freeze a video frame and put it as the background of your video. As you can imagine, the results are amusing and sometimes strange, as you can see in the example we’ve got below.
Videos of Your Daily Life
Who says that you can’t use your daily life to stand out and get seen? There’s no reason why you have to think of something extraordinary to stand out – you can use your everyday life to do well on TikTok too. You can find inspiration in what you might think are the most trivial things, and transform them completely into exciting, interesting videos for TikTok. Take the example below.
Lastly, TikTok has recently added its live streaming feature where if you have more than 1000 followers, you can live stream to your fans. This is a great way to give them a bit of a behind-the-scenes look into your life, so that you can connect with your audience in a way that’s more intimate.
Hopefully, this list of creative TikTok ideas will work as the inspiration that you need to get going with your own TikTok profile, and create a following around your favorite genre. Make sure to experiment with different types of videos, so that you can find your sweet spot and your own unique style.
Once you have found this, we suggest sticking to it, and don’t try to incorporate too many other genres at once. You want to get known for one niche in particular, so spend a bit of time figuring out what this is. Good luck!