So you have decided that you want to dip your toe into the world of vlogging and looking for some start up tools. You’ve realised the potential that this can have towards your business and you’re ready to get started
We thought we’d share with you a few things that you will need to get started from equipment and software to mindset. Once you’re up and running, it’s not as overwhelming as you first thought, you just need to get into the habit and keep it consistent. A little preparation at the beginning goes a long way.
Camera – this is an obvious one, but many people think that you need something high-tech to be able to create a vlog. The truth is that pretty much all of us already have a camera in the palm of our hands – our mobile phones. This is a great place to start. Of course, as you become more accustomed to vlogging and are reaping in the benefits, then you might want to invest in something with a little higher definition. It just makes you look that little bit more ‘pro’ and if you’re not sure what’s available, you can find out more in this article about the 6 best vlogging cameras.
You can also check out the latest Vlogging camera review for 2018 here
Before you publish your post, you want to make sure it’s as polished as it can be, however, don’t overthink it! The important element is to get content out there and although the perfectionist in you will want it to be of Steven Spielberg quality, you just need to get it out there. If you have a Mac then you can use the installed iMovie software. Those of you with a windows computer you can use Windows Live Movie Maker as will do the trick. Filmora Video Editor is also a great editing suite for beginners. Also check out this video converter which is free to use. You can convert your videos to different file formats including MP4, AVI, MKV, WMV, MOV, FLV, and more.
YouTube is by far the most popular site for vloggers, so first things first is to create an account. If you start with YouTube, you open up many opportunities to share your posts and also enable people to subscribe to your channel. You can also check out the likes of Vimeo and even using the Facebook live stream. Have a look at all of them and consider your preference.
Most people have put off vlogging due to being too self-conscious. This is a mindset issue that needs to be overcome simply by doing! Get your first vlog out there, tell people it’s your first! Be open, honest, transparent! You’ll gain positive feedback which will give you a boost to produce more content.
You don’t have to ‘vlog alone’ because there is assistance available. Whether you need help with sound-boarding ideas, editing, publishing or sharing, a Virtual Assistant can help. Here at Virtual Hand we would love to assist you with your vlogging adventure, so why not contact us to see how we can help.
You can also check out our training course featured on our sister site, on how to start your vlog to boost your blog here.
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