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1) TikTok – why is it so popular and powerful?

TikTok is one of the most popular social media platforms today, with people making entire careers and even funding their entire business or company from support and followers on the app. Most people will tell you that they downloaded TikTok during quarantine to cure boredom but most of us stayed on the app long after we were allowed back outside because of the online communities and because there will always be someone sharing a hack or product that changed your life and daily routine. TikTok is a huge platform for marketing, with people weaving their favorite or sponsored products into their Get Ready With Me videos while getting their followers into the same products and tools. In fact, the app is so popular and widely used that 167 million TikTok videos are watched in an internet minute!

2) How do you make, edit, save and delete content on TikTok?

The first and most important step to getting your content on the For You Page (FYP) is to create an account and set up your profile photo and your unique TikTok handle. The next step is to follow accounts that you like or accounts that feel similar to you and your brand so the algorithm knows what you like and knows to push your content to those types of accounts. When you upload your TikTok it’s important to drop in a caption with some relevant keywords and hashtags as this is one of the main ways the algorithm brings your videos to the most relevant FYPs. As of today TikToks can be up to 10 minutes long – this gives you the space and time to create really good medium form videos (but you’re also able to share a quick 6 second video if that’s all the time you need).

To start filming your first TikTok all you need to do is click the little + button in the bottom center of your screen and start filming. Once you decide on the kind of video you’re making you can drop in a trending sound or use the voice-over feature for a completely unique video. Some of the most popular videos on TikTok are “How To” videos, Get Ready With Me, Lip-Sync videos, making duet videos – when you drop in those relevant hashtags and captions you combine the power of a leading trend with the power of SEO! You can also add a host of cool video and photo filters to your post or even use TikTok’s voice distorting feature (found under the Voice Effects button) for a quirky post. Adding some text to your actual video is also a great way to grab a viewer’s attention as they’re more likely to see the big text layered over your video rather than your caption at the bottom of the screen – this can be done in a flash by hitting the Text button before recording or while editing your video. You can also add fun stickers by hitting the button below the Text one. Now that you’ve fine-tuned the details of your post you can either choose to share it as a post that lives on your profile or a disappearing post on your story. At this point you can add your mentions and hashtags, customize the privacy settings, allow comments, and choose whether you want to share your video to your other social profiles.

3) How does DCG take care of it all for you?

Now this may feel intimidating or like a lot of information to take in but lucky for you, we got you! Don Creative Group is made up of Social Media and Digital Marketing experts who do all the research and scheduled posting for you, this is what we do and we do it best. All we need is content you’ve filmed/created and we do the clean up and fine-tuning. Chat to us today so we can help you reach your business dreams!