How To Start A Vlog on YouTube
YouTube used to be a platform that people used to listen to music or watch funny videos. However, since it was first launched, YouTube grew to be one of the most influential platforms in the world. When it comes to online searches and most visited websites, YouTube is only one step behind Google.
Nowadays, many people use YouTube for self-promotion through creative content that they share with their followers. Video blogging or vlogging has become one of the most popular and important forms of videos on YouTube. The greatest appeal behind vlogging on YouTube is that anyone can do it. You can share your life events, promote your business, or give useful advice and opinion to your followers.
So, here are a few things that you should know if you want to start your vlogging career.
Find Your Niche
The first thing that you need to do before starting your own vlog is defining the niche of your channel. Your niche will be the main theme of all of your future videos. Or perhaps you don’t wish to focus only on one topic? Maybe you wish to cover different themes that will be targeted to a specific audience. Your niche can be almost anything. There are vloggers that video their reaction to a new game, or movie, or even soundtrack. There are also beauty vloggers, fashion vloggers, travel vloggers, and business vloggers. So, the first step is to think about the message that you wish to convey to your followers and stick with it.
Know Your Audience
Your audience is your most important weapon towards your path as a successful vlogger. After you’ve decided what your niche is going to be, you need to learn more about your audience, what they expect from the content you post, what they like, and dislike. However, you shouldn’t be too concerned if you get a negative comment here and there. There always be someone who disagrees with you or even finds you boring. As long as there is a great majority of people who like what you do, you will be fine.
See What Other Vloggers Are Doing But Don’t Copy Them
Discover who are the successful vloggers from your niche and make a list of all the things that you find interesting and attractive for the audience.
Remember, the most important thing on your vlog is the content. As long as you stay relevant the followers will return to your videos.
What is more, don’t try to copy the style or the content from another vlogger. Even though you can use a couple of influencers as inspiration, you should always try to remain original and true to yourself.