Walking around with a camera or having it on a stand in a room while you record your latest thoughts or ideas has become a trend; vlogging, as it has come to be known. Video blogs have become very popular and anyone who sees themselves as outspoken and love the camera, or just as an idea, want to start a vlog. However, how do you become a successful YouTube star? How do you make vlogging a business or a career?
If you are wondering, how others have become successful YouTube Stars with more than 11 million subscribers here is how to make it.
However, before we get to the tips and tricks, here are four YouTube facts you should know about.
- YouTube is the world’s 3rd most-visited website
- YouTube is the second most popular search engine after Google (people are looking for video answers)
- YouTube receives over 4 billion views each day
- YouTube gets over 1 billion views per day on mobile devices such as smartphones
Have High Energy
Would you watch an online video where there is no energy from the becoming, especially if you are looking to be entertained or learn something interesting? I mean, why waste the time in the first place. In most cases, you would not. Having high energy from the beginning sets the tone for your audience. Your audience needs to be swayed to be interested and probably look out for the next video.
Therefore, when you want to start your vlog, decide to be energetic from day one. Decide to give it all your energy. Decide to be fun and entertaining.
According to Full Screen Media, YouTube thumbnails are the book covers of the online video world. Our decision whether to click on a video often comes down to its thumbnail: an eye-catching image draws us in, while a boring or blurry one puts us off.
In line with this, always make sure the thumbnail is interesting, cool and worth a second view.
Call to Action (CAT)
A call to action is how your audience is directed to subscribe to the channel and also invited to follow all your social media icons. This, in most cases, occurs at the end. This will enable your audience to have easy access to all your latest videos immediately they are published. You can choose to say all your Social Media handles or have an interesting closing thumbnail or slide with all your social media platforms.
Being online does not mean changing your personality to a totally different human being. It basically entails being yourself. You don’t want to appear perfect with no flaws whatsoever. Perfection in an imperfect world will not only cost your subscribers or growth but also your own mental health. As a YouTuber, strive to always bring out the best version of yourself that other people can relate with. Do not be a robot online, be yourself.
Set a day or two to film the week’s videos
Having a YouTube page involves much more than uploading a plain unedited video on YouTube. A good video involves proper editing. Just like making a movie, we do not get to see all the cut out scenes. Therefore, you will need time to edit your videos, which probably takes more time than taking them. To save on time and energy, do all created content videos in a day or two. This will give you more time to edit, upload and even schedule your videos on YouTube without you having to stress about it every day.
From these highlights, if you have wanted to be a YouTube star, what are you waiting for?