Being a vlogger is a lot of fun specially making videos but is not also very easy, there are times you feel giving up specially when no one in the family supports you, there are also times when you get tired because you think no one is interested in your videos, but very fulfilling at the same time being able to do what you love. As you all know making video on YouTube is making also money that is through google AdSense, but if you are into money without the passion of being a vlogger, you will definitely get tired immediately, because being a vlogger requires more effort, patience, love of work, creativity and most specially passion.
In this article I will share to you my tips and experiences on How to become a YouTube Vlogger and things you need to consider being a Vlogger.
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1. What is Vlog?
A Vlog is a piece of video that document a person’s life or expertise, with an average length of around five minutes. The word vlog is "video" and "blog". Vlog are created to connect with an audience through shared ideas and experiences in the form of video.
2. Tips on How to Become a YouTube Vlogger
3. Create a YouTube Channel
Your channel name is the official name for your channel on YouTube. Your channel name is a big part of how people will define and understand what your channel is about. So, it’s important that your name accurately represents your brand. It's important that your name stands out from another channel on YouTube or should be unique.
For example, my channel name is Mayang Dyosa, Mayang is what my family and friend called me and Dyosa means Goddess. I find it unique and cute because that’s my dream to be a Goddess.
One of the challenging parts being a YouTuber is finding a right content for your channel.
You can use YouTube’s trending page this is the easiest way to find trending topic for you to have an idea of what topic or content you like. You can always use or share experiences to be your topic content whether it is beauty, make-up tutorial, DIY’s, Skin care ideas, etc. As long as you can share honestly and correctly.
Do whatever you love, do something that you like, expertise, make a relatable videos or timely videos and searchable videos. Create a content that people need or are often searched for online, content that can provide information to people. I suggest you go with "how to" videos, because people always searched for this kind of content.
Gear is essential for making a YouTube video obviously a camera is the most important piece of equipment, you can use anything that can record at least 1080p resolution of video. You can use your mobile phone or a digital camera. Whatever your equipment you have now, you can start your first vlog as long as you can record a video at you have a clear audio you are good to go.
Many of the successful YouTube creators started with very simple equipment so don’t let equipment get in your way. Start your vlog now!
Speaking with confident in the front of camera is always a skill of being a vlogger, you must be talkative in order for you to share more information to you viewers but make sure that your ideas are related to your chosen content.
You should be entertaining in front of the camera so that the viewers don’t get bored, because sometimes it’s not just the information that excite them to watch a vlogger, but also on how you entertain the viewers.
❹ Editing Skils
In Editing skills, there are two ways you can edit your vlog, first on your phones, second on your pc or laptops.
You don’t have to be good at editing but this is one of the things you need to study to make your videos better.
Wondershare Filmora Video Editor is one of my personally used editing software, this is considered to be the best option for YouTubers because there is how-to video guide that allows anyone to quickly pick up the pace and start producing or creating an eye-catching video.
I am using this software for almost 5 years and always satisfied by its performance. It is easy to use software with a lot of tools needed to edit a video in a fast way and it even has animation/affects you can add to your video to look more creative and catchier.
Filmora allows you to export your videos in multiple video formats with lot of customization settings.
It also allows you to export your videos directly to your social media platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo. The speed of exporting videos is also quite fast so not time consuming.
It really helps your channel to grow if you collaborate with someone that is same passion as you, you can share ideas of content and help one another channel grow. Also, this will help others to know that you also have a YouTube channel and this is another way to promote your channel by the help of other content creator. In this way you can gain a friend and someone that you can seek for advice as you are starting for your career.