YouTube is no longer just a site for watching funny videos. Over the last 15 years, it has changed into a digital powerhouse. It is actually the second most visited site in the world, second only to Google.Vlogging is the short name for video blogging. It is a YouTube mainstay and, in the early years of YouTube, people would make videos and diaries for their family members and friends. Nowadays, it is a multi-million dollar platform that can earn you thousands of dollars.
PewDiePie, is one of the most subscribed channels on YouTube and he is reported to be making an eight-figure net worth from this. Just last year, the most-watched 8-Year old on YouTube, Ryan Kaji, made a whopping $26 million. The best thing about YouTube is that anyone can use it. Whether you are simply looking for a way to share your life with people, or you have a business and you want people to engage with, it is the perfect place for everything.
While this is true, establishing yourself as a brand, and finding an audience to grow your page takes plenty of time and a lot of dedication. In this review, we take a look at how you can vlog your pregnancy experience on YouTube.
Start by Getting Some Inspiration
Since you have already decided on your niche, which is the area of specialization and what will drive your vlogging, it is important to first have a look at other pregnancy vlogs. See what they are doing so you can also have an idea of what the audience is looking for.
Some famous pregnancy vlogs are the following.
Anna Saccone — with more than 1 million subscribers
Sharlene Colon Vlogs — with more than 900,000 subscribers
BeautyyBird — with more than 1 million subscribers
Familiarize Yourself with YouTube
You can argue that everyone is familiar with YouTube and understands how it functions, but most people don’t have a full understanding. Just because you use YouTube on a daily basis doesn’t mean that you really understand how it works.
There are many examples in this area we can name. Big companies that have been on YouTube forever and have been creating content without an audience. Their lack of knowledge could be the reason behind this. Take some time and understand how YouTube works. Use the research engines provided to learn about the types of titles that are likely to attract attention and how to create winning content.
Make your Pregnancy Vlog YouTube Channel and Try to Brand Yourself
So, you took the time to study what is already out there. You should have followed some of these popular pregnancy vlogs, so you can point out what is missing from them. Now it is time to come up with your own take that is unique.
You can choose to use your already existing YouTube channel. However, the best option would be to create a new one so you do not use what you comment with as your main vlogging channel.
Spend plenty of time building yourself. Look at the top YouTubers and moneymakers so you can learn from them. What is it that they are doing to gain such an audience and earn money? Be strategic in your branding, and come up with attractive photos for your page that people can see. Link these to all of your social media accounts.
While this may not seem like much, simple things such as how your page looks, and how the videos are published, and the length of the content can make a huge difference in how well your page is received and how interesting it is to the viewers.
Using gaudy graphics and cheap photoshopped work will not work in the long run. Follow the modern principles of advertising and make your page professional-looking and enticing. Do not take anything for granted. This is a new playing field and you must distinguish yourself.
Invest in Good Gear
You really do not have to spend thousands of dollars to have a high-quality camera. Most successful YouTubers actually use simple stuff to record their videos. Do some research and find out which tools are the best for this. You may want to invest in a some proper audio recording and lighting equipment as well.
It may seem like such as simple idea to just start a pregnancy vlog since you are pregnant anyway, but you should understand that it is not that easy. You need to be smart about it, so you can utilize YouTube as a platform to its fullest potential. Above all, Have fun and make some money!