Are you interested in becoming a vlogger? We made a short guide you can use to get started.
Vlogging has been a fun and engaging way to earn money online. And while many individuals are interested in it, it’s not as easy as it may seem. Aside from the general requirements of YouTube, you also have to find ways to captivate the interest of viewers. Here we give you a few tips and more.
Earning money on YouTube, it’s not as easy as posting your videos online. You need to be approved so your channel will get monetized. Here are the requirements:
1. Your YouTube channel must have at least 1,000 subscribers
2. Your videos should have at least 4,000 watch hours over the last 12 months.
Once you’ve achieved those requirements and have been made eligible for monetization, the fun part begins. You start making engaging and creative videos that people will want to want.
Steps On Making Your YouTube Content
1. Known your niche
Like any business, you must know your niche. Sure, you want more people to watch your content but your must who are the target people who will benefit from it the most. If you want to make cooking videos, you can go for students looking for affordable recipes with limited equipment needed. If you’re into agribusiness, you can make it for millennials interested in farming, etc. Knowing your niche will define your channel’s branding and marketing.
Like any business, you may need to invest and shell out some money so you could earn. As a content creator, you might need to invest in technology, a good camera, lighting, and maybe enroll in some editing class. Imagine there are billions of videos online, you need to make yours top-notch and good quality so that viewers would subscribe to your channel.
3. Optimize & Promote
Once you have a good number of high-quality videos, optimize it so you can have a steady stream of viewers. To do that, always drop a call of action and invite them to interact and subscribe. You can also add a teaser to your next video, so they’ll get interested.
Don’t forget to promote your channel in any way and on all other social media platforms. Post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok. Make witty and engaging captions so you get the interest of viewers.
4. Earn More
Once you’ve unlocked the Merch Shelf feature after reaching 10,000 subscribers, you can start earning more by selling merchandise.
Aside from being part of the YouTube Partner Program (YPP), you can also earn through advertisement. However, you can only earn when viewers click and actually watch the ads on your videos. Also, there are content guidelines you need to follow.
There you have it! If you keep in mind these steps, you’re now on your way to becoming a monetized YouTube content creator. The next step you’ll need is to have lots of creativity and determination. Good luck!