6 Tips To Help Your Create a More Professional Vlog

Creating social media channels has become a popular hobby, especially since many people have found so much success at it that it pays all their bills and allows them to live exotic lifestyles. If your goal is to find success as a YouTube star, you’re going to have to create a good channel. Here are some tips to help you get started. 

1. Optimize Your Videos

Optimizing your video when you upload it to the social media platform where you share it is a way of helping your audience find you. Use a descriptive title and file name. If tags are available use them. In your description, utilize keywords that your audience might use in a search to find a video like yours. 

2. Be Knowledgable

Your content needs to be consistent, so it needs to be on a topic in which you’re knowledgeable. If you don’t know much about Spanish culture and you’ve never been to Spain, but you want to explore it in your videos, your audience is going to catch on fast that you aren’t an expert and not only will they not return, they’ll call you out on it. 

If you’re an artist, and you want to provide regular tips on how to create art, budding artists will appreciate you. Have a niche and stick with it. 

3. Be Regular

Publish consistently or your audience will abandon you. You should also publish often to keep the focus on you. If your audience has a need to watch videos in your niche, you aren’t their only option. If you aren’t providing what they need, they’ll go somewhere else. 

4. Have a Good Camera

You don’t need a professional camera, but you do need a good camera. The camera on your smartphone will suffice if you have one of the latest iPhones or Samsung Galaxy Notes. If you’re filming your video yourself, a selfie stick will come in handy. 

5. Speak Authoritatively

If you’re not comfortable speaking to a camera, your confidence will build as you gain experience. When you speak, if you use “uh” and “um” when you think as you speak, be sure to either go back and edit it out, or use a portable teleprompter so there are no breaks in your speaking.

6. Go Back and Edit

Speaking of “uh” and “um”, if you can learn not to use those annoying pause sounds, you’ll have an easier time during the editing process. Editing takes time, in fact, it takes much more time than actually making the video. You don’t want to upload raw video unless you’re an excessively talented entertainer, which the vast majority of people are not. 

Even if you don’t find monetary success with your channel, as long as you are having fun it doesn’t matter. There’s a good chance that your content will be beneficial to at least a few people who come across it. Best of all, someday you can revisit your channel and relish in the memories of your vlog days.