Watching videos is one of the best ways to relieve stress after a long day at school or work. It’s also a lot easier to follow tutorials on make-up, cooking, repairing, and other sorts when there are videos for them. One of the most popular websites for videos is YouTube. It’s been around since 2005 and until now, many people still continue to use the site. And that’s because it’s a great platform for educators, influencers, vloggers, and artists⎯just to mention a few examples! It’s still the best and most-used video hosting site today and that’s because you can watch all types of videos and content from different uploaders on it. In this pandemic, we have a lot more time to spend at home. But did you know that you can make the most out of your stay-at-home period to create something more productive? Say, you’re a dabbling musician or artist, or you’re very passionate about talking about topics that are important to you, then you can use YouTube as your platform to get your work or message across the world. In this article, we’ll be discussing five tips on how you can make use of your free time to become a YouTube influencer or vlogger!
Choose your theme
There have been a lot of influencers and artists who became well-known because of YouTube. They use YouTube as a platform to release content and gain subscribers. If you’ve noticed, a lot of YouTube stars have gained millions of subscribers because of their content which helped in their popularity. They have a theme or focus in the content they put out for their viewers. If you want to stand out or become known for something, make sure to choose a theme for your content and stick to it, too! You’ll find that when you have a specific theme for your videos, more viewers will become subscribers.
Give it some love
You can always just use your smartphone when taking videos for your YouTube channel since smartphones nowadays have good cameras. But also make sure that you’re not just taking videos in a dim room where no one will see you or what you’re doing. Do try to add some effects to your content as well with simple editing and music. When you put the effort into what you put out, your viewers will notice that and that makes a big difference in their mood when they watch your content. We promise you, your viewers will appreciate your content even more!
Put out content regularly
Make your channel alive by putting out content regularly. This doesn’t mean that you should upload a video every day, but try to make it every week or at least once a month. When you’re active on YouTube, you will be able to attract more potential subscribers. More subscribers wouldn’t just mean YouTube popularity, but you’re really making your message come across different parts of the world! You’ll be able to make an impact when you have more people watching your videos.
One of the more known YouTube facts is that you can actually make money on the website! However, as mentioned, you will need subscribers. When you reach a thousand subscribers and you’re eligible for a partnership, you can actually earn with your videos! So, you’re not only putting out work or voicing our opinions and entertaining people, but you’ll also be able to make a profit out of it!
Accommodate to your viewers
If you get comments, suggestions, or questions, it’s good to reply to them and take them into account. Feedback is important in improving your content and being open to suggestions will help you in the long-run. If viewers have questions on your content, it’s a good habit to also reply to their queries. When your viewers feel that you care for them, they can also recommend your channel to their friends and family. So it’s also a great way to market your channel and make yourself even more known. But above all, you’re making a connection with your viewers and helping them out and that’s really what’s important when building up your channel with this platform. Having a good relationship with your viewers is one of the best rewards as an influencer.
Enjoy and keep going
Becoming a YouTuber takes a lot of practice and you will improve with it through more and more content that you put out. At first, you may feel that none is really interested in watching your content, but this shouldn’t stop you from uploading videos. If you love what you’re doing then you must keep going. In time, you’ll be able to reap the benefits of your hard work and passion. Although you can earn a lot from YouTube and become famous for it, you should also know that those are just plus points to becoming an influencer. A small impact is still an impact and the money and fame shouldn’t veer you away from your goal of expressing yourself and putting out content that you love. When you enjoy what you’re doing, everything else settles down almost quite quickly. Don’t make the number of views and likes the basis for you to keep doing what you love. Just enjoy!