Vlogging is just recording videos of your adventures or just casual life and spreading your known information to your audience in an interactive manner. Interactive manner means, in a way that would speak to your audience and they would be hooked.

Furthermore, and that is my favorite part; you can monetize your content by becoming a YouTube partner. You will need to hit 20,000 views to get your video monetized but once you hit that threshold, it’s all money for you, my friend!

Despite there being various types of vlogging, some tips are just important for general vlogging. Whether it is a vlog about traveling or a product review, some vlogging tips fits all vlogging genres;

GENERAL TIPS FOR VLOGGING:

  • Select a topic and beforehand to make targeted content.
  • Make sure you have a good vlogging camera.
  • Plan your video format beforehand.
  • Make sure to give your vlogs catchy video titles.
  • Make professional looking vlogs to show your passion and authenticity; that attract viewers.
  • To maintain your audience, upload new vlogs regularly.
  • Cut out unwanted content from your future vlogs and make audience-centric content for more engagement.
  • Only upload quality content.

VLOGGING TIPS FOR BEGINNERS:

  • Many of you are stepping foot in the vlogging industry but only a few end up being successful vloggers. But to make sure that you are one of those successful vloggers, here are a few tips and tricks to follow;
  • When you are starting your YouTube channel, you should keep in mind your target audience. This is one of the most important aspects of vlogging.
  • Secondly, you need to decide what video content you are going to share with your audience. It can either be your recent trip to your favorite city or just a regular day in your life or maybe a food review video.
  • So, first things first, launching your vlogging channel could be a rough patch because you don’t get viewers that easily.
  • For beginners’ vlogging, you will need to make your content in a way that will keep your audience engaged, not something that would make them think it’s unnecessary or boring.

In order to properly launch your YouTube channel, follow these vlogging tips for beginners;

  • Assess your interests and your ability to create vlogs. Shoot with your friends and family and then show your final vlog to them to assess its engagement quality.
  • Target your videos to a specific audience.
  • Add a proper Channel description to tell your audience what the videos will be about.
  • Make sure your content aims to keep your audience engaged.
  • In your first video, give a small intro of yourself and the aim of your YouTube channel.
  • Check out other channels that upload similar content as you.
  • Learn from other vloggers.

While uploading your videos to your YouTube channel, don't forget to add:

  • Video description
  • Catchy Video titles to grab your audience’s attention
  • Social media accounts

VLOGGING FOR A YOUTUBE CHANNEL:

YouTube channels are generally the main medium for vloggers to upload their videos. 

To make your YouTube channel more attractive, you can surely look at another successful vlogger and compare his video to yours. 

To make an attractive YouTube channel, follow these best tips;

  • Follow trends and base your vlogging content on those trends
  • Stay up to date with the current affairs and talk about them.
  • Make sure you use the right tone for your videos.
  • To get more viewers, cross-promote on another YouTube channel.
  • Focus on the creation of quality content for your viewers that is also informational and not purposeless,

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TIPS FOR VLOGGING IN PUBLIC:

Apart from routine vlogs, vloggers tend to shoot their vlogs outdoors. It could sometimes feel awkward to be speaking into a camera lens and narrating details of everything that you are doing but instead of letting that awkwardness be the reason behind your camera shyness, be confident and start recording your video like you own the place.

Best tips to avoid public awkwardness while vlogging:

  • Focus on your camera only and talk to it as if you’re talking to a real person
  • To avoid roadblocks or entry issues, find out beforehand where you are allowed to shoot your video and where not.
  • To avoid external noises, use an external microphone.
  • Create vlogs that are already planned.
  • Set up your equipment in an organized manner before you start vlogging.

TRAVEL VLOGGING TIPS:

A popular genre in vlogging is travel vlogging. This is where vloggers explore places and share their experiences with their audience in an engaging and interactive way. 

Here are some top tips to help you shoot the best travel vlogs:

  • Plan your scene; Don’t just go about capturing everything that you see, assess what your viewers would wanna see in your vlog, and then shoot only those specifics.
  • Narration: telling people what they’re seeing in the video is an important factor in encouraging your audience to watch further.
  • Shoot in areas with more activity.
  • Do not prolong your video.
  • Do record yourself in your video.
  • Shoot more videos with other people around you.
  • Tell your viewers your POV of whether the trip was worth investing in.

TIPS TO PROMOTE YOUR VLOGS:

To get a vlog maximum outreach, it is vital that you know how to promote your vlogs. 

Promoting your vlogs means reaching out to a large crowd and publicizing your video to them to gain more viewers ultimately leading to having a successful career in vlogging.

Follow these tips to promote your vlogs:

  • Reach out to your friends and family and ask them to cross-promote your content within their social circle.
  • Go to different YouTube pages and promote your content through comments.
  • Share your best video to your social media accounts and let it do the work.
  • Collaborate with other YouTube vloggers to promote your content.
  • Add channel description in your videos and give a teaser at the end for your next video. This will keep the viewers hooked.
  • Add catchy thumbnails.
  • Interact with your commenters to create a positive image of yourself.
  • Lastly, use a call-action tool and ask your subscribers and viewers to like and subscribe to promote your channel.

DAILY VLOGGING TIPS:

Daily vlogging is hands down the most common and popular category of vlogging there is today. Almost every other vlog out there contains the vloggers’ daily routines and stuff.

It mostly just consists of the vlogger going about his daily life holding a camera. This kind of vlog is mostly watched by older or middle-aged people and some youngsters target their content toward young people.

That’s the beauty of it. Anybody can enjoy these types of vlogs without getting bored. I mean, who doesn’t like poking their noses in other peoples’ lives, right?

I would like to give you some pro tips regarding daily vlogs:

  • First of all, get some experience in this niche. It will be difficult at first to vlog daily if you’re a beginner.
  • Choose your moments; do not go about adding every little detail of your day into your vlogs.
  • Make sure to properly plan the day before you start recording. You don’t want any surprises.
  • Make your vlog interactive and interesting by using templates, transitions, and more similar features.
  • Make sure that you know what you’re aiming for.
  • Your vlog should have good quality audio because daily vlogs do contain lots of talking.
  • Take your camera with you wherever you go.
  • Do not fall short of words to speak or content to add to your vlog.
  • Just be yourself!

PRO TIPS ON RECORDING YOUR VLOG:

  • Invest in a good quality camera; the resolution and quality of your videos and photos matter a lot.
  • Avoid lots of spontaneous movements and make videos that are steady and not very shaky.
  • Experiment with angles and find the best and most comfortable angles to the eye.
  • Look for aesthetic scenes and backgrounds and try to shoot in locations where it’s less crowded.
  • Use a tripod to shoot yourself.
  • Make sure you are covering everything in the frame.
  • Take at least 3-4 different clips and use the best one.
  • Make sure the quality of your audio is good; you can do that by using an external mic.
  • You can also add voiceovers on tutorial videos but make sure your pronunciations are good and there is no unnecessary background noise.
  • Add captions to your vlogs to make it more understandable for people.

ARE YOU VLOGGING WITH A PHONE?

Many vloggers tend to use their smartphones to record their vlogs. It is not unwise to do that; in fact, it saves you a fortune when you don’t invest in a camera however, it is vital that your phone has a good quality camera.

Here are some tips to create beautiful videos with your phone:

  • Get yourself a nice Tripod stand to mount your phone on, that way you can easily shoot yourself in your video
  • Along with that, you will require a tripod adaptor too.
  • Use an external light source if you are recording indoors because light plays an important role in enhancing the quality of your video.
  • Connect an external microphone/headphones to your phone for better audio quality.
  • Most importantly, record your vlogs in airplane mode to avoid any interruptions.
  • Test the frame first and then formally film your video.
  • Use a good video editing app to add more creativity to your content. For example, you can use Cinema FV-5 which is an excellent app to edit your videos. It has multiple professional tools and is very easy to use. It lets you choose your desired settings for your shots be it ISO, exposure, or white balance. So you can totally customize your vlog as per your preferences.

FAQs:

Many vloggers tend to use their smartphones to record their vlogs. It is not unwise to do that; in fact, it saves you a fortune when you don’t invest in a camera however, it is vital that your phone has a good quality camera.

Here are some tips to create beautiful videos with your phone:

How do I get better at vlogging?

Vlogging tips#1: Make sure to use a quality camera.

Vlogging tips#2: Be friends with your viewers; reply to their comments and interact with them.

Vlogging tips#3: Deliver quality work.

Vlogging tips#4: Identify your niche and stick to it; after a while try out new niches.

 

What should I vlog first?

Vlogging tips #1: For your first vlog, do not try to create content. Just simply talk to your viewers.

Vlogging tips#2: Introduce yourself and your channel and answer your viewers’ questions in the next vlog.

Vlogging tips#3: Engage your audience by telling a story about yourself.

Vlogging tips#4: Just express yourself wholeheartedly to your viewers.

Vlogging tips#5: Give your viewers reasons to come back to your channel.

 

What should I know before vlogging?

Vlogging tips#1: Know your niche!

Vlogging tips#2: Make sure that your content is authentic and doesn’t violate any copyrights.

Vlogging tips#3: Know how to monetize your vlogs by subscribing to the YouTube Partner program.

Vlogging tips#4: Plan your vlog beforehand.

Vlogging tips#5: Look for effective ways of promotion.

You can also refer to the section “vlogging tips for beginners” above.

 

What is the best way to promote my channel?

There is no best way to promote a channel. It really depends on the kind of vlogs you make and who your target viewers are.

It is best if you work with other YouTubers and try to win their viewers’ hearts as well.

Secondly, you can always share your vlogs and channel links to your social media accounts and ask your friends and family to market you within their friend circle.

Other than that, you can comment on other YouTuber’s and other people’s vlogs and get viewers from there.

Lastly, you can always be more interactive to your existing viewers and their word of mouth would definitely benefit you in terms of promotion.

Do read the section above on ‘tips on promotion of vlogs’

FINAL WORDS:

I think by now, you all must have an idea that vlogging can be a pretty tricky task to do and will require a lot of focus, passion, and will for you to succeed in it. So step foot in this industry only if you are the one to strive for success. 

Let me just say, it was truly heartwarming for me to write these very helpful tips and tricks for my readers. 

I really hope my work would help you in one way or another and surely you will be a successful vlogger one day. Know that I want you to succeed and I wish you all the best, so go get em!

Until next time, 

Bret J.

Brett J.

I'm an enthusiastic American solo traveler. Since childhood, I had a great interest and passion for filmmaking; that's why I chose media sciences as a career and started Vlogging as a full-time profession.

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