Published By: Satavisha

Beginner’s Guide To Starting A Successful Vlog

YouTube is now bigger than ever, and there are no signs of slowing down. While there may not be a step-by-step guide to become a successful vlogger, we can walk you through how to start a vlog on your new YouTube channel.

YouTube is saturated with vlogs and approximately 500 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. There are dozens of million-dollar YouTubers and vloggers creating thousands of hours of video a year. How could you possibly break through the noise? Here’s a guide to starting a successful vlog.

Pick the best vlogging camera

There are a lot of inexpensive vlogging cameras available in the market, but consider selecting the best camera with a flip screen because it will enable you to set your desired angle and focus. While purchasing your vlogging camera consider significant factors like a built-in quality mic, high-resolution 1080p, gimbal, EVF, OIS to fulfill your vlogging requirements.

Select a niche or topic

The topic or niche selection can sometimes seem like a tough task. However, you can make it simple by following the passion you have and you will get the niche. The niche can be your passion or activities that you carry out every day lovingly.

Get a microphone

You can either get a camera with a mic-in jack to plug in an external microphone, or you can opt for a USB microphone and record the audio directly to your computer. This factor depends upon the type of conditions you are filming in, but it is usually not recommended to capture audio from the camera directly.

Create proper lighting setup

Lighting videos is an art all unto itself. But it is surprisingly simple to get a great effect since there are only three primary lights in a video setup. The most significant aspect is to separate the subject from the background. You can do this with the focus and depth of field, of course. But it looks professional when there is a difference in lighting as well. You won’t even need a professional lighting setup.

Promote your vlog

Once the video has been published on YouTube, share it on various social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the likes. Remember to promote your other videos and get people to subscribe to your channel.

Monetize your vlog

Once you have gained many viewers and watch time, you may apply for a youtube partnership program to start earning money from your vlogs.

Follow the trends

Follow the right trend at the right time and you will succeed rapidly. Search for what the people want and what they are hooked to. Curate videos on topics that would entice the viewers and gain subscribers easily.

It may not be as easy as it was five or six years ago to break onto the vlogging scene, but the aforementioned guide will surely help you to get through.