How to Start Vlogging in 2022

Vlogging (or “video blogging” for the old-timers) was hugely popular on YouTube, and it still is! It’s never too late to start vlogging your life and growing your audience. And as we’ll discuss, you don’t even have to be limited to YouTube. If you think your life is worth sharing, find out how to take advantage of this fun type of content in 2022.

What is vlogging?

The idea of ​​vlogging has evolved over time, but at its core, vlogging is about taking a video recording of your daily life. A good vlog is edited to contain the fun and interesting parts of your day and make it awesome.

There are so many forms a vlog can take. Sometimes it can just be about your daily life and what you do (as long as you’re an interesting person or have a smart angle). But many vloggers have a specific niche they occupy. Travel vloggers are common, documenting their daily lives and new experiences. Companies and studios can create fun vlogs that show a special behind-the-scenes look. As long as Something is happening in your life, someone might want to see it – no matter your niche.

It’s like making a documentary that encompasses your day or your week.

What equipment do you need for Vlogging?

Back then, you needed a dedicated vlogging camera. And while many vloggers have cameras just for vlogging, you don’t need to buy one right away. Phone cameras are very good these days, so you can start vlogging with your phone or with your old phone. Save up for the nice camera once you know you want to take vlogging seriously.

When deciding to buy a vlogging camera, there are countless choices that we could not cover in this blog. Keep in mind that you’ll be walking around rather than mounting the camera on a stationary tripod, so you want to prioritize lower weight, good autofocus, good image stabilization, and preferably a flip-up screen so you can see yourself and make sure you’re in the frame.

Depending on the sound quality of your camera, you may need an external microphone to mount on your camera, so keep that in mind as well.

Choose a niche

Whether you are creating vlog content or making any other type of videos, you need to choose a niche. A niche is like a genre, and you’ll be more successful if you stick to one type of video. It can be tutorials on games, beauty, travel or video editing. When someone subscribes, they usually expect to see more content of the type they subscribed to. To some extent, your personality matters and someone can watch your content regardless of what you do – but overall, subscribers want you to create a type of content.

Tell a story

A good vlog is more than just a collection of random clips. Vlogs tell a story, which means they have a beginning, middle, and end. You start but by establishing your goals and what stands in your way. The middle is about the journey and dealing with the obstacles that stand in your way. Then the conclusion is where you accomplished what you set out to do and you can reflect on it. These three key elements make for an engaging video and will encourage viewers to watch all the content.

learn to edit

Editing is an essential part of vlogging. If you don’t have any editing skills yet, you can start learning! Or you can hire someone to edit for you if the time is right. Vlogs should be relatively short and fast. If there is anything non-essential, it must be cut during editing. You don’t need to waste your viewers’ time by showing yourself opening a container of makeup, or walking from your hotel to the beach, or loading your save file into your game. Make your best to condense each vlog into a small, easy-to-digest package with zero points of boredom. Look at your edit again and see if you feel like pulling out your phone and scrolling through Instagram. If you do, it’s time to go back to editing and reduce it.

What platform should you vlog on?

YouTube is the first platform many think of when they hear about vlogging. And it’s perfect for vlogs that are around 10 minutes or so. But you don’t have to be on YouTube to make long videos. TikTok and other short-form content being so popular, you can post micro-vlogs with short updates on a small slice of your life. If your life or content is more conducive to multiple short videos rather than one long one, then try vlogging on TikTok! In 2022, simply uploading to YouTube isn’t the only option, and TikTok is in full force. You might as well take advantage of the popularity of other platforms if the content suits you.

How to make a living with vlogging

Vlogging can be a potentially lucrative job if you gather a dedicated following. On platforms like YouTube, you can earn money from ads placed on your videos. However, this money is not always a guaranteed salary. The real money comes from sponsorship deals. If you have a dedicated audience, brands may contact you and offer to pay you to advertise their products or services in a video. If you have a niche, your referrals can be even more specific, which could lead to better results for brands that work with you. The key to good referrals is to only accept offers for products or services that are relevant to you, and ideally only those that you believe in. Your audience will likely be able to tell if you are genuine or not. Brand deals are more lucrative than ever – influencers are still a growing priority for marketing departments due to their effectiveness. So if you play your cards right, you can live off of ads and sponsorships.

Vlogging in 2022 is still possible! There are more and more people consuming video content all the time, and viewers are always on the lookout for the next exciting creator. There’s no reason you can’t be the next great vlogger, living your best life!

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