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How to Start a Vlog
Best Advice from Mayang Azelliv: Get more ideas and tips to start your own vlogging channel here.

How to Start a Vlog

Mayang Azelliv
Mayang Azelliv Originally published Jul 04, 22, updated Feb 02, 23

I’m Maya of Mayang Dyosa on YouTube channel, vlogger since 2017 and I started my vlogging career out of boredom. I give up my managerial career so that I can watch over my child. That’s the time I thought of videoing what I’m doing at home and uploading it to YouTube for me to watch all over again, I accidentally made the videos public and I was surprised that there were viewers. Until I continued to upload and others requested the video what they want to see on my channel.

How to Start a Vlog
How to Start a Vlog

Let us find out what you need to be a vlogger?

You need to be able to add value and focus to the topic. This means that you must tap onto your own experience and talk or showcase that through your vlogs. Do take note you need to ensure that whatever you are voicing out to your vlog is factual and justified. It is easy to others to verify your claims online these days, and the last thing you’ll want to be known for is vlogger who isn’t knowledgeable in his/her field. That is why you need to pick a topic or content that you can explain well and based on your experiences.

Here’s the step or tips on how to start to vlog
  • Determine your vlogging Niche
  • Create your YouTube channel
  • Get the right vlogging equipment
  • Shoot & Edit your First Vlog
  • Publish and promote your vlog
In this article
  1. Determine Your Vlogging Niche
  2. Create Your YouTube Channel
  3. Get The Right Vlogging Equipment
  4. Shoot And Edit Vlog
  5. Edit Vlogs
  6. Publish And Promote Your Vlogs
Determine Your Vlogging Niche
Determine Your Vlogging Niche

1. Determine Your Vlogging Niche

You can refer to some popular vlogger or vlogging categories on YouTube, like gaming fitness, food, make-up travel etc., just picks the best that suits to your interest and experiences.  The audience can easily understand what you want to show from your vlog when you have a clear niche, which will give you a greater chance of getting relevant audience to subscribe to your channel

Determine Your Vlogging Niche2
Determine Your Vlogging Niche2

2. Create Your YouTube Channel

You can now create your YouTube channel through Gmail account on YouTube and its free.  Make sure to create a unique name and do more customize to make it look like your channel and not someone else’s. You can put profile pictures and a banner to brand yourself and make your vlog channel stand out from the rest. Also you can add subscribe watermark that appears at the bottom right corner of your every video.

Create Your YouTube Channel
Create Your YouTube Channel

3. Get The Right Vlogging Equipment

If you want to start vlogging make sure to have vlogging equipment, smartphone with clear video and audio to start up will do, a camera tripod or selfie stick, also find a venue or a place where you can vlog without disturbance. Because when your start your first ever vlog, you will be a bit stuttering or you will have difficulty speaking in front of the camera and when there are people you will be ashamed to speak. Last a microphone to ensure you good and clear audio.

Get The Right Vlogging Equipment
Get The Right Vlogging Equipment

4. Shoot And Edit Vlog

When all the equipment is ready you can now start recording your first video. Always make sure to create your intro to attract viewers, be yourself just do want you want to do or to say naturally as if your talking to a friend or a family. Focus on your topic and be true to all information you share to your audience. Don't forget to have a good lighting and a clear audio so your audience understand what your video all about. And if you're not comfortable you can try and practice many times. You can say anything and everything, because after that you can also edit and delete unnecessary ones.

5. Edit Vlogs

One of the most important of being a YouTuber or vlogger is on how to edit a vlog you can refer to my article tittle What is my best vlog editing software?

Filmora Note
Tips: Editing is part of being a vlogger, you need to learn to enhance your videos so you can attract more subscriber. There are a lot of editing software that can be downloaded from google.

I recommend the best ending software that I personally used up until now is Wondershare Filmora.

This fort ware is good for the beginners, because this is easy to use and you will enjoy all the great features of this software. Filmora has so many tools that you can use to enhance your videos and be attractive to your viewers. This may help you create a quality, creative and unique video content.

Edit Vlogs
Edit Vlogs

6. Publish And Promote Your Vlogs

It is very important for us to Publish and to Promote our video publicly so that many can see our hard-earned video.

There are many site where you can promote your video example. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tikor etc. This sites always have many users and this is the best site to promote or to post your video content, just make sure to public your post, put link of your videos and a short description of the video so your viewer can easily understand what your video all about.

Filmora Note
Tips: Remember when many people will notice your video, there are many ways you can get another big opportunity like, you can be a brand ambassador or some sponsorship for you channel.
Conclusion
Conclusion Ⅰ

Vlogging remains one of the most popular ways for creative to have their voices heard. in a short two to three minutes' video, vloggers can not only showcase a skill or a product, but the can also educate their viewers with visual tips and tricks in their respective fields. For some vloggers, this has become a full time career.

Conclusion Ⅱ

Anyone can be a vlogger what is important is that you have a story to tell and a passion for your topic of interest. Starting out will be though, so you need the determination to see it through. For a lot of vloggers, the view counts at the start may be low, and some may give up at this stage. But if you can recognize your uniqueness and showcase that through your vlogs, your viewership and subscribers will steadily climb. Just be patient and enjoy every step of the way and always remember “Success Doesn’t happen overnight”.

Mayang Azelliv
Mayang Azelliv Feb 02, 23
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