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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?! 

Reader Interactions


  1. Shauna says

    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 🙂

  2. Sofia says

    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.

  3. Angela S says

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

  4. Amber Edwards says

    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.

  5. Nolie says

    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.

  6. Pam says

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

  7. Kayla @ TheEclecticElement says

    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 >.<

  8. Elena says

    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.

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