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Can someone please guide me on how to start vlogging?
Can anybody vlog?
What do I really need so that I can start vlogging?
How can I set up a YouTube channel that pays up?
How many viewers do I need to start earning through YouTube?
How can I earn from social media?
Have you ever tried setting up and you failed?
What lessons did you learn?
Does it pay to be a logger in Kenya anyway?
Does Geographical location matter in YouTube?
Step 1: Know What You’re Talking About, And Who’s Listening
Your first step into the vlog life should be to determine what your interests are, and whether your target audience is interested in listening to them.
Defining your vlog topics to suit your audience will give you the tone, style, and even the language that you’ll need to use to help your content connect with your audience before starting your vlog. Basically, learning about your audience will help you determine the language you should be using in your videos.successful vlog creator
Step 2: Identify Your Target Audience
As I’ve mentioned, once you’ve really worked to narrow down your topics, you’ll need to get to know who you want to be talking to, or the people that are going to be interested in what you have to say.
This is referred to as niching down, which is essentially finding your target audience and narrowing down the core problems they face, which, in turn, will allow you to offer them the information, products, or services that they actually want and need.
So, as an example, let’s just say that you’re planning on starting a vlog about personal fitness, where you plan on sharing information about nutrition and keeping yourself in shape.
In order to create vlog content that your audience will actually want to watch, you’re going to need to learn about the types of problems these people face on a daily basis.
By understanding the problems your audience members are currently facing, you’ll be able to craft your content in response to their needs, enabling your vlog to become a trusted source of information to your viewers.
For this, marketers typically create buyer personas, which are semi-fictional representations of your potential viewers. These are then used to learn more about how you can create video content your audience will love.
Step 3: Build a Unique and Catchy Vlog Brand
Armed with the most epic concept, your next step is to start building your vlog brand and vlog channel.
Wow! This is such a comprehensive answer… What about in terms of equipment?
Costs associated with vlogging equipment can vary greatly. However, you should expect to spend a couple of thousand dollars or more for better-quality pieces. Here is a quick overview of your essentials:
Camera — Quality cameras for vlogging can run you anywhere from $700 up to $4,000 for the camera body only. Tack on a lens at $400 to $1,200, and you could spend well over $1,000 to $5,000 for your camera needs.*
Lights — A light setup can run anywhere from $20 for a ring light or on-camera light to $200 for a softbox lighting kit.
Microphone — Prices for a camera-mount shotgun microphone range from $30 to $500, while a lavalier microphone (which attaches to your subject) can run you $15 to $600.
Tripod — Prices can range from $20 for a tripod up to $200 for a tripod/monopod.
Green screen — Best way to add depth or an interesting background is with a green screen. Depending on the size and quality of the screen, prices range from $20 to $500.
Backpack — If you are on the go with your vlogging, you will need some way to transport your equipment safely. The best method is a backpack, which can cost $30 to over $100.
Editing software — Prices for editing software ranges from free to freemium to subscription.
Thank you Onyango! Amazing! I’m loving the way you explain it. Okay, assuming I have done the above, how do I get to edit my videos? Which is the best machine out theer to use? What of applications, which one is best? Can I do video editing when I am not a professional graphics designer?