Simple Tips for Successful Vlogging

Tips for Successful VloggingYou’ve started vlogging, but you still aren’t quite sure what you’re supposed to be doing? Or maybe, you are just looking for some ideas for how to be more successful at it. Either way, I hope these tips for successful vlogging help you! You may think they are so simple, but by following these tips, it can really help you in the long run!

Be interesting. Grab your viewer’s attention, and keep it. Be exciting and enthusiastic. Look at the camera. Vary your pitch, keep things flowing. Try not to stumble over your words, and most importantly: don’t be boring!

Be authentic. Don’t try to be someone or something that you’re not. Your viewers will notice right away, and you won’t be successful because you’ll lose them all! If you want to gain followers, you need to be honest – and you need to be real. No matter what you’re vlogging about, someone out there needs to hear it (and many more want) to.

Be helpful. The most successful vloggers almost all have one thing in common: they’re helpful. You want to be thought of as a resource in your community, on the topic(s) you’re vlogging about. To do this, you need to first be authentic – then you need to answer a question, solve a problem, and assist viewers with their needs. Are you a makeup artist? Show me how to shade my eyelids properly, and you’ve got a fan for life.

Be dependable. If you put a new video out each Thursday, stick to that schedule! You can add more videos each week, but try not to skip a week if at all possible. If I’m used to watching your Thirsty Thursday vlog, I’m going to start to expect it and might find a new favorite vlogger if you start skipping it.

Be visible. Use natural light when possible, or use umbrella lights if you need to go with artificial. Either way, make sure your face is easily seen. Show the whites of your eyes, and show your beautiful smile. Be personable! YouTube is a community, and vlogs are a way to grow friendships. Viewers are more loyal when they see you as a friend.

Be confident. Ditch the insecurities. Forget about what you look like. There’s someone out there that is prettier, and someone out there that isn’t quite as pretty. There’s someone out there that will think you’re the most amazing person to ever walk the Earth. Even if you don’t have confidence, it’s time to fake it ’til ya make it, because you’re not going to be successful unless you have some faith in yourself.

Last but not least, Ignore the haters. If you have haters, you’re doing something right. So, keep doing it! There will be trolls on YouTube (all. day. long.), regardless of your video content. Ignore them, and keep doing what you do. That’s the best tip I can give you for being a successful vlogger.


Do you have any Vlogging Tips?! 


  1. These are some great tips and hints. I have always wanted to start vlogging, and this would help a lot.

  2. These are great tips! This would be great for those that want to get started.

  3. Great tips… I would also recommend to make it look nice, like Vlog in a well-lit area without clutter… I have seen some vlogs that just turned me off because it was so dark or there was so much clutter I couldn’t concentrate, ha!!! But that may just be OCD me 🙂

  4. Be confident. That’s what I struggle the most with when I try to vlog. I don’t like cameras pointed at me to begin with which therefore cause me to bee so self conscious. Will definitely have to work on this.

  5. I have vlogged once or twice, but I hate the sound of my own voice, so I don’t do it much.

  6. My sister, Shelley has done a few vlogs for my blog. I’ll never do it. I much prefer to type.

  7. I vlogged once. It was horrifying…

  8. YES! I need these tips! I am so nervous on camera… even when no one else is around. I hope I come off as more authentic the more I practice!

  9. I love this post… I could never figure out what Vlogging is or how it works… THANK YOU!!!! Great tips..thanks for sharing

  10. Angela S says

    These are really great tips! I need to work on ditching insecurities. I get nervous and say “um” a lot. LOL

  11. These are some great tips. I’ve been thinking about doing some vlogging.

  12. Great tips! I especially like your ideas about being confident and authentic!

  13. Ahhh, the ignore the haters…that’s the hardest part for me. You really need a thick skin to vlog successfully because there are some truly hateful people out there.

  14. Fantastic tips. Vlogging is hard to get into but can be great once you get the hang of it. Or at least that is what I have been told. I am a vlogging quitter.

  15. Being authentic is important with any type of blogging, but especially vlogging. People can tell when you’re being fake with them!

  16. I did vlogging before it was the thing to do but looking back at my videos I definitely could have used some of these tips! I definitely need to work on that be confident one; I’m always insecure behind a camera when it’s rolling >.<

  17. Great tips! I need to get more into vlogging – or more used to doing it! I like the last one, ignore the haters – always!

  18. What great tips!! I have been wanting to try vlogging but haven’t done it yet. I imagine it takes time to get used to doing.

  19. Great tips. I have been trying to vlog more this year and haven’t done very well so far!

  20. Great tips! I think I’m much too shy to do this anytime soon, lol!

  21. I love to vlog, I just never do it anymore. I really need to get back into it!

  22. Great tips, I get so nervous vlogging, definitely something I’m not a natural at. and haters? yep! vlogging brings out all kinds, you need thick skin!

  23. My husband was pretty good at vlogging. He really needs to get back in the swing of things.

  24. Great tips, I rarely do vlogging but it is definitely on my bucket list to go to that level.

  25. Great tips! I am trying to vlog more myself! Bookmarking this!

  26. These are AWESOME tips! I always feel so awkward!

  27. These are really great tips. I especially like the last one – it’s so true.

  28. These are great tips. I especially like the one about ignoring the haters. It seems like the more popular you are, the more haters are out there. The most important thing is that it should be fun too.

  29. You gotta have a thick skin, ignore the haters is right. Not worth it!

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