“Should I Start Vlogging?” is a question we’ve been asked repeatedly over the last 12 months. And it’s no wonder – as Lewis Thomas explains: Vlogging has taken the internet community by storm in the past year. And it’s with thanks to Lewis for providing the below article explaining why the answer is an equivocal: “YES!”
The hype around Vlogging is thanks to many Vloggers like Casey Neistat and Roman Atwood, who have revolutionised the craft. You can’t help but be inspired when you watch YouTube Vloggers like Casey Neistat.Thinking about vlogging? Stop asking, and start doing! Read this post to see whyClick To Tweet
Should I Start Vlogging?
So maybe you’re asking yourself: “Should I start a Vlog?” Well, in this article I will discuss the many benefits on why now is the best time to get started. There is a good quote that I remember whenever I am thinking about trying something new.
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago; the second best time is now.”
1. The joy of creating
One of the most rewarding and challenging aspects of Vlogging is creating something from scratch. But when you do create something amazing that you put love and imagination into, it’s a sensational feeling.
For anyone who wants to start Vlogging, they will begin their journey with a steep learning curve. As with anything new, you are likely to learn valuable skills such as composition, editing, videography, networking, and the list goes on.
You can learn more about Vlogging guides and cameras here to get you started. Don’t be daunted by the new skills and the equipment – embrace them, be patient, and soon you’ll find they’re second nature to you!
2. Be part of a massive community
YouTube without a doubt has one of the biggest online communities in the world. It also provides a fluid and easy-to-use system if you are transitioning from viewer to creator. Another joy of creating content is being able to share it with the world which YouTube provides as a bridge to other people.
With such a helpful and powerful community behind you, it’s a no-brainer to start Vlogging!
This allows you and others to share, comment, discuss, critique and compliment on people’s work. This is a great way of learning as you create because you get live feedback (and lots of help and advice!) from real people that you don’t encounter on many other platforms. With this you can also build a subscription base and keep close to your fans.Should I Start Vlogging? 3 Reasons Why Now Is The Best TimeClick To Tweet
3. Monetise Your Content
While earning money from YouTube may not be everyone’s motive to get into Vlogging, it is good to know that there is potential to earn from your passion.
Many Vlogger’s have made this their full time “job” and some have even made millions from YouTube earnings and sponsorships. You can see 5 YouTubers that earn more than CEO’s here.
While the notion of millions sounds tantalising, this does require an insane amount of work and time commitment. The way I see it, is that if you create something you enjoy and can earn a little bit of money from it as a byproduct, then that’s a bonus. So what are you waiting for? Start Vlogging now!
Dan Purvis writes for a number of leading business, social media and marketing sites, including Smart Insights, MarketingProfs, Marketo, MarTech Advisor, Marketing Tech News, MarTech Today, MarTech Exec, and Business2Community. Dan's also ranked by Brand Republic as one of the Top 50 UK Marketing & Social Media influencers.
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