Vlogging is a type of video where you record your activities throughout the day or at a certain time and then share them with your audience. Vlogging is very popular these days because it allows people all over the world to communicate with you. If you want to start a vlog and need effective advice, this guide is for you. In this guide, you’ll learn how to start a vlog in 2021. Let’s get started.
Know your audience
Before you start your vlogging channel, you need to identify your target audience and then you need to build your content around them. For example, if you are a fitness enthusiast you need to target people who love fitness and then you can create your content tailored to those people.
Likewise, it is also important that you decide what language you want to choose for your Vlogs. For example, if you go for English, you will probably get a larger audience and you will probably get more views. Likewise, if you opt for a regional language, you will attract audiences from the same region. It is therefore important that you decide on the target audience, tone of your vlogging, style, language and other factors before starting vlogging.
Select a unique name for your vlogging channel
Once you’ve identified your target audience and other factors, the next step is to choose the right name for your vlogging channel. You can choose any creative name, but in most cases we’ve seen that the most popular Vloggers have started their channels with their own name, and we recommend the same to you. However, it is not required and you can also add the target audience to attract a core audience. For example, if your name is JohnDoe, you can use JohnnyFintness, DoeFitness, or JohnFitnessVlogs.
Determine which platform you will use for vlogging
Back then, YouTube was the most popular platform for vlogging, and it’s still very popular, but now we also have some additional platforms that you can use to target your audience.
We recommend that you keep YouTube as the primary platform, but you should also use other platforms where you can easily build your audience and then redirect them to YouTube. For example, platforms like Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok are the best platforms for beginners because they encourage new creators, and you can easily build your audience for your Vlogs on these platforms. We also recommend that you stay active on these platforms and regularly engage your audience with stories and videos in order to continue to grow your audience.
Have the right vlogging equipment and tools
A lot of people say it’s important to have the camera and the expensive tools to start Vlogging, which isn’t true. Many popular vloggers started vlogging with smartphone cameras, and once they got big they moved on to high-end gear. We also recommend the same to you. Start with your smartphone camera and just start recording your Vlogs.
However, we recommend that you work on your editing skills, and for that you can use good editing software. When it comes to editing vlogs, most vloggers opt for Adobe Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro X. If you are a Windows user, you can use Adobe Premiere Pro. Although Mac users can use Final Cut Pro X, it is expensive software, but it is a great investment and with the right editing skills you can make your videos more engaging.
Also, it is important to note that this software is not mandatory. If you are just starting out and want to see if you will get a response from your audience, you can use some simple video editing tools to edit your Vlogs. Once you get a response from the audience, you can move on to recommended software to improve the quality of your Vlogs.
Think about your content and script your Vlog
In the next step, you will need to consider the content that you want to show to your audience. Vlogs are meant for the casual audience, but they are carefully crafted and if you show your audience a boring life, they will most likely move on to other channels. So it is important that you include the fun part of your life in Vlogging to attract audiences.
We recommend that you brainstorm ideas for your Vlogs and then write the different parts of the Vlogs properly to make them fun and engaging. Also be sure to read your audience’s comments in the comments and then use them to enhance your vlogging style.
Never lose hope
One of the main reasons most Vloggers quit Vlogging is because they don’t get enough public attention. We think this is the wrong approach, and you should give Vlogging at least 6 months to build your audience. In the process, make sure to regularly evaluate your Vlogs and take into account the comments of your friends and family to improve your Vlogs.
In most cases, if you use all of the popular social media channels, you will be successful on at least one platform and then you can divert the audience from that platform to other platforms to increase your audience.
Make money as a Vlogger
Once you have a decent audience, you will most likely be approached by brands that will pay you money to advertise or show their products in your Vlogs. Likewise, you can monetize your videos to earn money and get better gear for your Vlogs.
On top of that, you can also start your Merch Store, where you can sell your shirts, jeans, and other items to your fans and earn decent money.