The allure of youtube ad revenue and the lifestyle of vloggers like Casey Neistat can lead you to ask, Should I start vlogging in 2021? The answer is an absolute yes, but not for the reasons you might think.
Below I am going to tell you:
- What I learned from starting my vlog series
- Why you should start vlogging in 2021
What I learned from starting my vlog
In 2018 I started what I initially thought was a fitness vlog with good intentions. I started this vlog because I thought it was an excellent way to keep me honest about my fitness goals, and this might be the first reason to start a vlog that you didn’t expect.
The first lesson came quickly, and the act of just getting started helped me understand what might be helpful for you to know. You must start. That’s the first lesson, and it’s straightforward.
When you start vlogging, you will have all sorts of questions like what camera should I buy to start vlogging, what software should I use to edit my vlogs, and even what my vlogs are going to be about. The best way to answer these questions is to just start doing it. If you have a smartphone, you have a camera and likely some sort of editing software. If you don’t have a smartphone, a used GoPro is a cheap and easy way to get started.
Davinci resolve has a free version to get you started. If you have an Apple device, iMovie is a great place to start, and there are so many other excellent editing solutions available. Check out this list here.
Once you choose to get started and have your equipment ready, you might start worrying about what your vlog should be about. This is another lesson I learned along the way. My fitness vlog quickly became a vlog about me and my friend just getting out there and doing things. The reason for this was simple. When you start shooting your vlog, it is a journey, and you will learn so much each time you put yourself in front of a camera. The easiest lesson to know is what you enjoy shooting. When you realise this, you will discover what your vlog should be about.
I also learned loads about video editing and what style I enjoyed as I created more and more content. You may worry about this before you start, but honestly, getting started is the only proper way to embed this knowledge into your habits.
Why you should start vlogging in 2021
Ok, so you may ask yourself, why should I start vlogging in 2021? This is can be the first hurdle where most people fall. I am going to tell you something really valuable here. If you really want to start a vlog, you absolutely have to do it for the experience of shooting a vlog and nothing more. If you begin the vlog to become rich from Youtube ad revenue or become famous, you will most certainly become frustrated, as these things do not happen for everyone, and they do not happen fast.
Once more, people enjoy watching content that feels genuine, and when you can tell, the creator enjoyed making it. So you should start a vlog with an attitude of discovery and an understanding that it takes a lot of work to create, editing and promote a vlog, especially when keeping up with other life commitments. If you do this, you will be successful in vlogging in the sense that you are doing it for your own enjoyment. If you continue to do this consistently, you increase your chances of becoming a successful youtube content creator.