Vlogging 101

Vlogging 101: Everything You Need to Know to Become a YouTube Superstar

FindItMore | The first blog was created in 1994, and it wasn’t until 1999 that the term ‘blog’ was even coined. We’ve come quite a long way from that. Ask them back then if they thought video blogs would take off and they likely would have laughed. But now there are more than 400 hours of video logged onto YouTube every minute. Which means YouTube is one of the best platforms to start vlogging.

How to Start Vlogging and Become a YouTuber

You can’t become YouTube famous overnight. Unless you have the favor of the YouTube gods. For everyone else, there are these beginner tips on how to become a vlogger.

1. Niche, Niche, Niche

It sounds like a weird word when you say it over and over, but it’s every vlogger’s best tool. Most people don’t start vlogging about random subjects. It rarely works out because followers don’t know what to expect. Which means they aren’t sure who you are? To fix this, you have to find your niche.

Your niche is the subject matter you feel passionate about. Or something you know a lot about. Or, anything you can make several vlogs about without running out of content. Your options here are vast.

2. Quality over Quantity

When you first start vlogging, it’s tempting to post a video as often as you want. Passion is great, but if you want people to stay interested, give them quality.

Quality means spending more time on prep and research so your content is above average. The more you know, the better will be your video. Don’t let this deter you from posting on a regular basis, though. Your fans need to see your face. But not every single night.

3. Style Is Important

If you don’t want to be a boring vlogger, spice things up. Its okay to use music in the background, and it’s okay to use graphics. In fact, it’s encouraged; so, have at it. One of the most important things about this is that you don’t break copywriter laws. Use YouTube royalty free music so you don’t get flagged. That would likely result in the platform remove your vlog.

Creating your own logo isn’t a bad idea, either. Logos are a great way to set yourself apart and make your videos more professional.

4. Background Aesthetics

When you make your first vlog, you’re likely thinking about how you look in the shot. While that’s important, so is your surroundings. People get distracted, and anything can take away from your message.

If you plan to stay in one place for the duration of your series, think about it before videoing. You want a neutral, clean background without lots of patterns or objects.

And, unless you have a large budget, keep lighting in mind. Your bedroom lights can give your skin tone a bad color. So, try to find someplace with natural lighting to help even things out a little.

More about Social Media

All in all, vlogging isn’t the hardest job you could find. But to make it in the world of YouTubers, you have to set yourself apart. By starting off on the right foot, you can become a vlogger that people want to follow. Want other ideas on how to use social media to your advantage? Take a look at this guide to increase user engagement.


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