Vlogging can be a great way to engage with your online audience and find new followers, and if you aren’t a fan of writing it can be an alternative way of getting your message out there.
So what is vlogging? How to make money from it? You want to become a professional vlogger and create your own money-making YouTube vlog channel? Ola City will help you refer to more useful information through the following article. Let’s follow!
1. What does vlogging and vlogger mean?
Vlogging is an acronym for Video Blog which is a form of short diaries, a personal program made on a video platform. Vloggers can create content, presenting everything they want with videos. As long as these videos attract and excite viewers. These videos will be uploaded to social networking sites, the most popular being YouTube.
Vlogger is a portath between video and blogger, which refers to people who specialize in creating content on a video platform. Vloggers can create content and present things as they please through videos, as long as they attract and excite viewers.
2. Steps to make vlogs and make money from vlogging
- Step 1: Choose the right a recording device
You can start with any device capable of recording video such as a smartphone, tablet, or laptop webcam. However, we encourage you to use the camera because high-definition videos often attract more views and subscriptions.
With the camera, you can record high-definition video, with good sound quality. In particular, most cameras today are integrated image stabilization, so vlogging will be of higher quality.
- Step 2: Create a YouTube channel
After finding the right camera, you need to find a place to publish the video. YouTube is currently the most popular video sharing platform for vloggers. So we recommend creating an account there. To start creating a YouTube vlogging channel, you go to the following address and step by step follow the instructions.
- Step 3: Vlogging
You already have a camera and YouTube channel to shoot and post vlogs. Now it’s time to start making vlogs. Where you don’t yet know what to do vlogging on, our suggestion is that you can record what you do every day, your personal interests, what you think, take on a few challenges, or anything else.
Some tips to make your first vlog more engaging:
– Don’t think too much about it, relax: You don’t need to plan too much for vlogging. You simply have to take a video and say anything in your mind. Nature and honesty are the main factors that make a vlog close and engaging.
– Guarantee good quality of light and sound: If you’ve chosen the right vlogging camera, this isn’t a problem. Make sure you speak clearly and don’t leave any long silence in your vlog.
– The difference with vlogging compared to other types of blogs is that you can interact with your audience on a more personal level. So don’t just focus on vlog content, interact with viewers, ask their opinions, and be sure to respond to their comments about your vlog.
– End the video with a unique personal phrase: A lot of successful vloggers end their videos with unique personal phrases. So, you should also find your own ending phrase. This helps vlogging to carry your personal mark more.
- Step 4: Edit vlogs
To make your vlogs more professional, you should edit the videos you’ve shot and cut out everything you don’t want to have in the vlog. There are many free (and paid) software that can help you do this. If you have a Mac, you can use iMovie.
If you own a Windows 10 computer, you can use the Photos app or any third-party video editing software you like. There are a lot of videos on YouTube that show how to use these software so you certainly don’t have much trouble getting used to them.
- Step 5: Post vlogs to YouTube
Here you basically completed the vlog, now it’s time to upload it to YouTube. Go to the YouTube website and press the Upload video button in the top right corner. From here, YouTube will guide you through the entire process. Choose a good title for the vlog and don’t forget to fill in the description and tag so that more people can find the vlog.
- Step 6: Promote vlogging
Now that your vlog is on YouTube, you should promote it to attract more people to watch your video. The easiest way to do this is to share vlogs to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or any other social network you’re active on. Also, reach out to people who might find your vlog interesting or other YouTubers.
- Step 7: Continue vlogging
Your vlog probably won’t have thousands of views at first but don’t let that stop you. Schedule vlogging and post it to YouTube weekly or even daily and stick to that schedule no matter what.
Continue to connect with YouTubers, bloggers and everyone else on social media. You can also work with others. That way, your YouTube channel will grow a lot faster.
As the vlog gets more views, you’ll get some negative comments. Don’t worry about being judged or negatively commented on. It’s easy to criticize others, but you’re brave enough to shoot videos and introduce yourself on YouTube while those people are still scared. So, don’t pay attention to negative comments, focus on positive comments.
- Step 8: Make money.
As your channel’s subscribers grow and you get more views, it’s time to monetize your vlog. Sign up for the YouTube Partnership Program to start monetizing ads that are shown before or in your videos.
Note: YouTube does not allow you monetize piracy videos. So don’t insert any songs, videos, pictures… that you don’t have ownership.
Hopefully, the above article has helped you understand more about what vlog is and how to become a professional Vlogger to make money from it. Ola City wishes you to become the “super” Vlogger and do not forget to accompany Ola City in the next topic!
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