7 suggestions for fulfillment as a YouTube blogger
December 28, 2020
It seems like everyone wants to be a YouTube video blogger these days. But it takes a person with special skills and abilities to create a successful YouTube blogging channel. You can’t just post a few random videos every week and expect them to have a huge following. YouTube doesn’t work like that.
A successful YouTube blogger devotes himself to his channel. You work hard every day to make it a success. If you don’t have the time, energy, and patience to devote to your YouTube channel, it will never be successful. And if you have those traits, then you still need to research how to attract a large following who will remain loyal to your channel.
Here are 7 great tips for becoming a YouTube blogger success.
1) Choose a topic
Your YouTube channel must have a specific theme. Even as a blogger, you can’t be successful if you just pull out your smartphone and record talking about random things every day. The content must be interesting and accessible to a specific audience.
For example, many successful YouTube bloggers are overseas travelers. You could live in Japan or China and make videos about what the life of a foreigner living in those countries is like. This topic would be interesting for anyone who wants to travel or is interested in other cultures.
Think about what type of theme you could use. If you’re more of a homebody than a traveler, there is a certain topic you can talk about that interests you. Maybe it could be a channel about politics, cooking, video games or whatever else you’re interested in. Try to stick to one topic per channel. If you want to talk about other topics, create a new YouTube channel for each topic.
2) Buy YouTube Subscribers
The hardest part of starting a new YouTube channel is getting new subscribers. It may take some people months or years to add a few thousand subscribers to their channel.
If you don’t want to wait that long, consider buying YouTube subscribers in advance. People are more likely to subscribe to a YouTube channel when they find that it has a high number of subscribers. So, if you can buy a few thousand subscribers to your YouTube channel, it won’t be long before organic subscribers come after that.
3) Research Keywords
When people search for videos on YouTube, they enter keyword phrases to find the videos they want to see. You need to research your niche keywords and find out which ones are popular. Then add these keywords as tags to your videos so that people can find them when they search. YouTube allows you to add tags to any video you upload.
You can find keywords in three ways. First of all, you can use a keyword planning tool to find relevant keywords on YouTube. The Google Keyword Planner is also suitable for keyword research because Google owns YouTube.
Second, you can type a word into the YouTube search bar and see all the popular keyword suggestions that you can find under it. Write down these keywords and add them as tags to your videos.
Lastly, you can check out other YouTube blogging videos in your niche and see what keywords are in their descriptions. YouTube won’t let you see other people’s tags, but you can see the descriptions of their videos. Sometimes these descriptions contain strong keywords.
4) Promote your videos on social media
Don’t just rely on YouTube for all of the traffic for your blogging videos. If you want to maximize traffic, you need to promote your videos on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and all of your other social media channels.
You don’t even have to redirect people to your YouTube page, either. The videos can be embedded in your social media posts so that users can play them directly from your posts. If they like your content, they can click the video’s YouTube link to visit your channel and click Subscribe.
If you’re lucky, your blogging video may go viral on social media. That could potentially bring you thousands of new subscribers with just one video. It doesn’t happen often, but it’s wonderful when it does.
5) HD video quality
People don’t want to see blurry and pixelated videos. It doesn’t mean you have to buy an expensive digital camera, but it should at least produce HD video quality. Many of the latest smartphones have HD quality cameras so you may already have them. Otherwise, invest in a decent camera with 1080p or 4K video.
The video needs to look as good as possible. If you are new to video editing software like Adobe Premiere or Final Cut Pro, you should learn how to use them. These programs allow you to add filters and effects to improve the visual quality of your videos.
6) Hook people at the beginning of your videos
People have short attention spans. When you have a 10 + minute video with good content, don’t expect your audience to go through the entire video to find it. You can click off your video if the first two minutes are boring.
Hence, at the beginning of your videos, you need to involve people to keep them occupied. In a “hook” you show short clips with the most impressive content at the beginning of the video. This will make people sit through the entire video to see the full context of the content that amazed them.
Also, don’t bother too much about long introductions and credits. You can display a title screen for a few seconds, but don’t overdo it. And make sure to show the title screen after the stunning content at the beginning.
7) Show personality and energy
If you look at other successful bloggers on YouTube, they all have one thing in common. You have a dedicated personality full of energy, excitement, and determination. You need to bring these traits into your personality when you step in front of the camera and record yourself for a video.
Nobody wants to see a sad and depressed person. It will turn people away quickly. If you are a blogger talking about real-world problems, try to maintain a positive personality so other people can feel hopeful and encouraged rather than disappointed. Not everyone has a positive personality so this will be difficult for some bloggers. But with a little practice anything is possible.