Are you trying to decide whether or not to start vlogging on YouTube? Fortunately, you can determine whether or not vlogging is for you just by determining a few things about yourself. In this post, we’re going to cover 5 important factors for vlogging to help you decide if you should start a vlog channel!
You Like Speaking to a Camera
First of all, as a YouTube vlogger you’re going to be talking to a camera a lot. This might seem silly to some people, and others might even feel a little awkward talking to themselves. However, successful vloggers understand that they’re not just talking to a camera, and they’re definitely not just talking to themselves. They’re talking to an audience of millions!
When you sit down to film your vlog and you speak into the camera, if you see your audience instead of a recording device, you’re on your way to creating a successful YouTube channel.
You’re Comfortable Making Your Thoughts Public
You do have to be comfortable expressing your thoughts and opinions on your chosen vlogging niche and letting the whole world see and hear what you have to say.
Understand that not everyone will agree with everything you say. Some of your viewers won’t appreciate your tips and tricks for perfect skin or hair care. Others won’t be gracious about your technique for changing a bicycle tire. Whatever your vlogging niche, you are going to come across critics and negative feedback.
The only way to avoid negative feedback entirely is to avoid vlogging and keep your opinions and advice to yourself. Of course, if you do that, you’ll never get the positive feedback and sense of community that you can get with a successful vlogging channel, and you definitely won’t be able to monetize a YouTube channel with no content, right?
You’re Comfortable Editing Videos
Next, if you want to be a successful YouTuber, you have to be comfortable with editing your vlogs. Fortunately, there are a lot of free and inexpensive video editing tools available online. You can download demos of a few different ones and find the one that you’re most comfortable using. Then, as you get used to its interface and capabilities, editing will become faster and easier, and you’ll be able to pick up new tricks to make your YouTube videos look even cooler.
Getting comfortable with editing your videos is as simple as sitting down with your editing software of choice for an afternoon and going through a few easy tutorials. Seeing the results of an hour (or even just 30 minutes) of editing is enough to make most vloggers proud of their work and ready to continue forward.
You’re Committed to Learning
If you want to start a vlogging channel, you also need to be committed to constantly learning. Not only are you about to learn how to edit video and audio on your YouTube vlogs, but you’re also going to be constantly learning about new and better filming techniques and about your vlogging niche, too.
Even if you are an expert in your field, you can very quickly run through everything you know about the subject if you don’t commit yourself to continuing to learn about it. Fortunately, if you choose the right niche or industry (that you have an interest for), you’ll be researching and learning about topics that you’re passionate about and you’ll enjoy the whole process.
You Enjoy Engaging and Interacting With Viewers
Finally, becoming successful on YouTube depends on your viewers, and your viewers aren’t looking for videos made by some unapproachable celebrity. They want to watch Youtube videos made by someone who’s friendly and in touch with the community built around the topics they’re interested in. If you enjoy getting involved with and interacting with your viewers, you’ll make a great vlogger.
Use these 5 tips to help you decide if vlogging is right for you!
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