Starting your own vlog is harder than it looks, but with the right focus, preparation and equipment, there’s no reason you can’t become a successful vlogger. So with that in mind, Hubient crafted the following ideas to help get you started on your way to a bubbly vlogging stardom.
There is no denying that content creation such as vlogging is very popular in this digital era. Almost everyone is either watching vlogs or they are the ones making it. Even celebrities are hopping into the trend by putting their vlogs on their social media platforms. Making it seems impossible to be unique to make content especially in the middle of a pandemic where you cannot go anywhere and let your viewers see your journey. If you’re having a creative block, then you might want to consider these tips and ideas a vlogger can do at home.
MAKING IT PERSONAL
Letting people in your life is something so personal and now that you’re trying vlog-at-home, why not make use of anything. Your audience finds it fascinating to get a glimpse of what it’s like to be you. A good first vlog post is one where you introduce yourself, the topic you will be vlogging about and explain why you want to vlog about it. Tell about the plans for the channel and maybe give a tour of your apartment or living space. It will give a hint of your personal vibe and makes you relatable and likable. You may try to have a simple get-to-know-me vlog like Angelika from Hubient Talents.
A REVIEW GIVES A NEW POINT OF VIEW
Sharing your opinion with your viewers help them to have an idea of an item they have been probably planning of buying for a long time. Reviews get sometimes tricky but if done correctly, it shows a comprehensive perspective of whether the product is perfect or not. It may even attract companies and ask for what you think of their product. Reviews usually answer the 4 Ws — who is this product for, what is the purpose of this, when can we use it, where can you get this. Start small by buying hot items right now thru online and deliver straight to your doorstep to avoid the risk of going out. Make a review that is concise but entertaining at the same time. Everything is not perfect. You have to show every side of the item you’re reviewing, positive or negative. Hubient Talent Stella Bella’s review about Illuminate Me Beauty Cosmetic Fridge captures what we meant.
SATISFY AUDIENCE CRAVINGS
Food-related videos never go out of trend. It just keeps evolving from food reviews to cooking videos and now Mukbangs. People would go sit and watch minutes of videos from influencers eating all the food from a certain restaurant. Viewers find pleasure in watching vloggers eating these foods they have been fantasizing about while others just enjoy the company of watching someone eat. Most of the food-related videos are made at home which perfectly fits in our list. Give Seika’s Jollibee Mukbang video a watch to get an idea.
SKETCHES DOESN’T END UP IN DITCHES
You have this amazing funny idea but don’t have someone to do it with? That’s okay! Making sketches alone is more funny. Recreating a memorable moment or the funniest scene from your childhood wherein characters were also played by you, is one of the examples in this kind of sketches. It is like a stand-up comedy but with better narrative and editing. Sketch in media means a short humorous scene presented. Scripted or narrative videos about an existing or maybe fake hilarious scenario can create conversation if executed perfectly. It shows your funny and creative side on your channel. Try making point of view skits to drop a pop culture reference in the parody and make yourself the center of the joke.
YOUR FITNESS TO WELLNESS
The lockdowns during the pandemic gave us an idea that we are not taking enough care of ourselves. Being safe, happy, and healthy should be everyone’s top priority. Help and be the start of encouraging people to care about their physical health by making a fitness-related video and join them in their journey by taking care of their well-being. Not everyone has access to gym materials at home, try being creative and unique by showing your audience on how to achieve their fitness goal. A vlog made by Natisa titled “Fitness YES or NO” is one of a few examples.
Tutorial videos are like manuals but better. There is an endless selection of tutorials to choose from. They let the audience gain skills they probably have been wanting to learn but haven’t had time to do a class. Know what skill you specialize in and try making a tutorial vlog about it. If you’re a do-it-yourselfer, try thinking of revamping your old clothes into new ones. If you’re a self-declared MasterChef, make cooking videos like Kitty, another Hubient Talent, that shares her passion for cooking with her audience.
Being creative is never easy, especially when you’re stuck at home. Just always remember to be your authentic self when you’re making a vlog. It’s very important to keep that connection you have with your audience. Making content for your viewers is just a piece of cake but you’ll need to entice people to consume your content and even shepherd them into your online space. If you are ready to create an awesome and super successful vlog, then it’s time to jump right in.
Check Hubient Agency’s up-and-coming talents and vloggers on their YouTube Channel: Hubient Talents.