With the ever-growing popularity of YouTube vloggers (video bloggers) are at an all-time high and some are making some serious bank. However, it’s so much more than picking-up a camera and recording your thoughts a few times a week and both businesses and personalities wanting to establish a name for themselves in the video realm have to remember that.
Here are 3 ultimate vlogging tips to make your video blog a success:
1. Have a Vlogging Sanctuary
Always film yourself in an area with natural lighting (or if you can’t help it buy a tool that can replicate it like the Diva Ring) and against a surface that’s uncluttered. Digital distraction is real, folks and no one wants to see your laundry heap behind you because it can and will be something they can’t stop focusing on.
Another thing to keep in mind? Create a peaceful, calm and quiet space to execute your video blogging, background noise is just as distracting as visual.
2. Connect With Your Viewers
It can be easy to forget about your viewers after you film and post a video but they’re there and they want some interaction! Make an effort to respond to comments, thank people for watching and ask for their input.
You can post your video blog across your other social media platforms to promote it further, however again always make sure you are paying attention to your comments across all social media channels.
3. Stay On Topic
When you’re alone filming it can feel natural to go off on a tangent because it’s not like a typical conversation you would have in person. Because those normal cues aren’t there, you have to be aware of what you’re saying, how you’re saying it and how long it’s taking you to get to the point. We suggest going in with a rough script that you’ve rehearsed a time or two to aid in the natural ebb and flow.
We hope you enjoyed these ultimate vlogging tips! Again, if you would like to learn more about social media and the power of social media marketing, checkout Social Media College's online courses which teach you all you need to know about this excited medium.